I Love Glass Buttons!

Glass buttons ready for the kiln
Glass buttons ready for the kiln

I have always loved glass buttons. Ever since I first saw a fused glass button at a craft fair I have been in love with the way the glossy smooth surface of the bright and sparkly glass contrasts with the soft, matte surface of fiber. My darling hubby Jack, does hot glass. “Honey!” says I, “how about making some buttons”? He mostly grumbled and thought it a good idea but he has things he wants to do too and only so many hours – we all know how that feels. Well, if you have been reading here for long, you know he talked me into taking a fusing glass class with him (like I need another craft – oy)!

Pea green with envy
Pea green with envy

I’m hooked.

Toffee Delight!
Toffee Delight!

So he helped me to start making buttons. This has turned into a totally joint effort and he is as hooked as I am. We design together, he cuts, I assemble, we both run the kiln, he does the shanks and I do the packaging and listing. I’ve been loading our glass buttons in my (ours, now) Etsy Shop and I could not be happier with them. I’ve started putting glass buttons on everything!

Iceberg ahead
Iceberg ahead

The colors are so addictive.

My heart is black and blue over you!
My heart is black and blue over you!

I just had to share the joy of making these wonderful little jewels.

Subtle Elegance
Subtle Elegance

Enjoy!

Golden Dragon's Eye, cabochon - just for fun!
Golden Dragon's Eye, cabochon - just for fun!

Deb H

I Love Glass Buttons!

2 thoughts on “I Love Glass Buttons!

  1. Deb, they’re just gorgeous! I have a single glass button I bought several years ago that I love, but I haven’t found a knitted garment that deserves my button yet. I definitely want to get some of your buttons now….just have to figure out what to use them on.

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