MossKrista Moss - dexter, mi

As an avid button collector since 1983, my collection 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. I have been incorporating my love of vintage buttons into my jewelry designs for over 15 years now.

I am inspired by nostalgia. The intricate patterns of the buttons, whether Victorian, art deco, art nouveau or modern, are my focal point for each of my jewelry designs. Each design is inspired by the colors, textures and shapes of the button used. I hand bead each piece of jewelry incorporating vintage glass beads, pearls, and rhinestone components to create timeless designs infusing past and present influences.

Each year I introduce 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 is given with details on the age and origin of each button so the recipient can have the history behind their piece.