Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Giraffe buttons

Giraffe buttons in honor of Alice and her new calf
Born April 15th, 2017
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Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Sam Biern buttons


Sam Biern buttons
Sam was born in Hungary in 1905 he came to the U.S. after the first World War in 1920.  In 1933 during the depression he started to make odd and different buttons, and made them his business. The type of button he made was different, and its said his pleasure was greater in designing them than in selling them. Every button he made has his name on the back, Sam Biern N.Y. Sometimes the back-mark is in a raised oval shape and others incised into the metal
Almost every type of material was used: brass, copper, white metal, zinc, aluminum, pewter, plastic, leather, cloth and jewels
For 28 years he manufactured buttons, buckles, ornaments and costume jewelry. His business went under the name Sam Biern, Inc. He had 92 employees
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ref: National Button Bulletins: Dec.1987 pg. 235, May 88 Pg. 72 and Oct. 88 pg. 173
more about him and several black/white pictures of his buttons in above articles
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Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Snow Skiing buttons

Snow Skiing buttons
Oh how I loved to ski,  my favorite button is the hand-painted pearl which was painted in Sun Valley, Idaho in 1936
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Saturday, January 21, 2017

Music theme buttons



My fun cards of music theme buttons antique, vintage and modern buttons.
 Some materials-wood, glass, ceramic, metal and plastic
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Friday, January 6, 2017

Snow-people buttons

My fun card..some materials are ceramic, wood, brass, plastic
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