There’s this sweet little independent ice cream shop in Rhode Island that I go to every year in the summer. It has all homemade ice cream with the most unusual flavors. I make ice cream on various holidays throughout the year that have been a tradition and that the kids (and adults) love. I have begged and pleaded with Gabe and Chloe for some of their recipes. They haven’t budged but I’m hoping I’m wearing them down. Crazily enough, throughout the cold winter, I find myself wondering what this year’s new concoction will be that they offer. What’s that got to do with buttons? Nothing actually. But, the pattern on this button IS the waffle cone texture they have in their shop. Honestly. Everytime I make this texture, it brings me back to the sweet aroma of freshly baked waffle cones.
So, the pattern on this button may not be eaten and therefore cannot taste like the buttery, crisp waffle cones I’ve come to love and crave, but, you will know that you are not just supporting a business, but saluting the greatest waffle cone. Ever.
I digress. These silver buttons are 1/2″ in size. I sell them in groups of five. You can select if you’d like them with or without a patina as well as choosing the hole size needed. If you need a particular hole size that is not listed, you can always contact me here. They come to you beautifully finished on the front as well as on the back – a small detail that you as well as your customers will appreciate. They are all made using .935 argentium sterling silver. These buttons work great with wrapped bracelets but can be used in many various jewelry projects – they are only limited by your imagination. A 1.9mm hole works best when using 1.5mm leather cording. But when using larger cord, I drill 3.0mm holes. Are you a sewist or knitter? I also make silver buttons in larger sizes. You can request that here. They are a fine addition and compliment to many forms of handmade wearable art.
I carefully handcraft these buttons to give you a more modern, timeless choice that not just you will appreciate but your customers will love. If you choose to have a patina, I buff a layer of fine English museum wax that will protect and keep the rich patina for years to come. Because each button is handmade, there may be variations in what you see photographed – but the differences will be minimal.
To see more of the artisan buttons I offer, please go here.
Here’s a commission I did for a customer in Australia. He wanted these buttons with a patina, in various sizes, with shanks rather than holes.