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09/18/2017

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collageSTudio ButtONs - Metal

These buttons use various metalsmiting techniques which are described below. I learned metalsmithing as a teen in summer camp and have continued throughout my adult life. I used to make a lot of silver and some gold jewelry, but today I prefer to make other items... like buttons! Custom orders accepted.

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Colored Pencil Etchings Keum Boo

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Colored Pencil

This technique uses Prismacolor Premier colored pencils which have a waxy content; a Decorative Finish on the button. They are all copper buttons, whihch are finished with either a matte or glossy coating. The surface maybe somewhat delicate.

chinese mum

#2945new
Hydralic Press formed copper with Chinese Brush Painting styled Crysanthemum and Zentagle designs and glossy finish.
Large. $30

   

Crowned Paisley - Limited Edition of 15 - #2944

Copper 1 1/4" circle with a DF of PrismaColor Premier Colored Pencils with paisley design and a matte finish. Large. $30 See all buttons in this LE

Paisley button

#1
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If you want one, email me and I'll make one up for you as this LE is still open.

Pastel Bamboo- Limited Editon of 15 - #2948

Copper 1 1/2" square with a DF of PrismaColor Premier Colored Pencils with design of Chinese Brush Painting styled Bamboo with a bird and a border of a plain copper edge, 3-hole sew-through. Large $30 See all buttons in this LE

Bamboo button

#2new

 

Hearty - Limited Edition of 15 - #2949

Copper octogon with DF PrismaColor Premier Colored Pencils of a heart design. Medium. $30

Heart button

#1

Yellow Rose Bud - Limited Edition of 10 - #2950

Copper domed Isosceles Triange with a DF of PrismaColor Premier Colored Pencils with a rose bud design and a copper edged border. Large $30

rose button

#1new

Wild Orchid - Limited Edition of 15 - #2951

Copper rounded rectangle with a DF of PrismaColor Premier Colored Pencils with a Chinese Brush Painting styled design of a wild orchid with a dragonfly, and a copper edged border. Large $30

wild orchid button

#1new

Zen Plants - Limited Edition of 15 - #2957

Copper 1.5" square with a DF of PrismaColor Premier Colored Pencils with a plant-like Zentangle design, 3-hole sew-through. Large $30 See all buttons in this LE

Plant button

#2new

Swallowtail - Limited Edition of 15 - #2958

Copper shaped butterfly with a DF of PrismaColor Premier Colored Pencils, 3-hole sew-through. Large $30 See all buttons in this LE

Butterfly sew-through button

#2new

Zen Kitty - Open Series - #2959

Copper shaped sitting cat with a DF of PrismaColor Premier Colored Pencils with a Zentangle design (each in the series can be a different design), 6-hole sew-through. Large $30 See all buttons in this OS

cat button

#2 new

Zen Moose - Open Series #2960

Copper shaped moose with a DF of PrismaColor Premier Colored Pencils with Zentangle design (each in the series could have a different design), 6-hole sew-through. Large $30

Moose button

#1new

Sea Turtle Breeze - Limited Editon of 15 - #2961

Copper shaped sea tutle with a DF of PrismaColor Premier Colored Pencils, 6-hole sew-through. Large. $30 See all buttons in this LE

Sea Turtle button

#2new

Zen Raccoon - Open Series - #2962

Copper shaped raccoon with a DF of PrismaColor Premier Colored Pencils with a Zentangle design (each in the series could have a different design), 6-hole sew-through. Large $30

Raccoon button

#1new

Zen Goose - Open Series - #2963

Copper shaped flying goose with a DF of PrismaColor Premier Colored Pencils with a Zentangle design (each in the series could have a different design), 3-hole sew-through. Large $30 See all buttons in this OS

Bird Goose button

#2new

Zen Poodle - Open Series - #2964

Copper shaped poodle with a DF of PrismaColor Premier Colored Pencils with a Zentangle design (each in the series could have a different design), 3-hole sew-through. Large $30

Poodle dog button

#1new

 

Zen Gecko - Open Series - #2965

Copper shaped gecko with a DF of PrismaColor Premier Colored Pencils with OME PrismaColor Premier Colored Pencils in a Zentangle design (each in the series could have a different design), 6-hole sew-through. Large $30

Gecko lizzard button

#1new

 

Etchings

The Cheetah - Limited Edition of 10 - #2437

Etching on copper of a relaxing cheetah with realistic shape with patina in low areas. Dim: 1.5" x 1 3/16".. Price: $45. See all buttons in this LE. This etching comes in Basse Taille enameled also.

 

Cheetah button

#2

Sold

If you want one, email me and I'll make one up for you as this LE is still open.

   

Keum Boo

Keum Boo (also Kum-Boo or Kum-bu - Korean "attached gold") is a Korean metalsmithing technique of fusing 24K gold thick foil to silver making silver-gilt. The background is typically patinaed dark so that the foil stands out. My button use either sterling silver or fine silver.

#2188

#2188
Keum Boo shank button on fused sterling silver with fine gold foil hearts and dots with patina background. Dim: 9/16" square. Price: $50

1129 Keum Boo with Opal

#1129
Keum Boo shank button on fine silver cirlce roll printed with rice paper design, domed with opal bead stud through center and Keum Boo line design w/ liver of sulfur patina. Dim: 1/2". Price: $50

note: the button is on its side because of the stud in the center

 

 

 

 

Keum Boo - DragonFly at Night - Limited Edition of 20 - #2187

Keum Boo sterling silver shank button with rice paper roll printed pattern and fine gold foil dragonfly with patina. Dim: 3/4". Price $60

#2187 #1

#1

Sold

If you want one, email me and I'll make one up for you as this LE is still open.

Keum Boo Limited Edition of 10 - Oval Pearl Garden Small - #2840

Sterling Silver Keum Boo oval button, roll printed with rice paper, with a single flower of salt water cultured pearls and 24K gold foil, with black patina. Medium $90

FLower of Pearls Keum Boo button

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Keum Boo Limited Edition of 10 - Oval Pearl Garden Large - #2841

Sterling Silver Keum Boo oval button, roll printed with rice paper, with one full flower and one bud of salt water cultured pearls wtih 24K gold foil and a 24K gold foil sun, with black patina. Medium $145

Keum Boo Button of flower with pearls

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