* 2015 AZ State Button Convention

IMG_5927Oh what a day Nancy & I had together at this years AZ State Button Society’s annual show. It’s always held at the Hilton Garden Inn in Avondale. This room might not look like much but for us, it’s heaven. 95% of the buttons are displayed on boards and you flip thru them like record albums. The show theme was “Buttons On Parade” and the competition boards were judged on Friday. I attended the Celluloid class in the morning. Some buttons are dumped on the tables or in small buckets. they are called “poke boxes”. We dig thru them for hiden treasures at bargain prices. We both noticed that “poke” prices were considerably higher then last years show.   Celluloid button boas courtesy Patty Wild.                                                                                                                                        IMG_5882IMG_1142IMG_5887IMG_5899IMG_5888

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About Ruby Mae Jewelry

I'm Leah Williams and I adore fabulous buttons and brooches , chains and charms. I find it exciting to look into old tin cans passed down through the generations. They hold buttons and hardware removed from all types of garments. I reuse old buttons and it connects me to men and women that I'll never get to meet. I'm a "no harm button artist" and as such I don't alter, cut, flatten or change intact vintage buttons. I also leave the original thread on a button. I'm inspired to create something new from something that was forgotten. I love, love, love it.

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