MossKrista Moss - dexter, mi

As an avid button collector since 1983, KRISTA MOSS has a collection that includes buttons from around the world, dating from the 1860’s through the 1920’s. Once discarded or kept hidden in a box, vintage buttons are now highly collectible. She has been incorporating her love of vintage buttons into her jewelry designs for over 15 years.

Krista is definitely inspired by nostalgia. The intricate patterns of the buttons, whether Victorian, art deco, art nouveau or modern, are her focal point for each of her jewelry designs. Inspired by the colors, textures, and shapes of the button she uses, Krista hand beads each piece of jewelry incorporating vintage glass beads, pearls, and rhinestone components to create timeless designs infusing past and present influences.

Each year she introduces a new line of jewelry that highlights a specific style of button. Previous years have included authentic perfume buttons from the Civil War period, French cut steel buttons and Victorian metal picture buttons. Each piece is one of a kind and Krista proves the details on the age and origin of each button so the recipient can have the history behind their piece.