Members of the New York State Button Society should be seeing our January 2021 edition of the NYSBS Bulletin in their mailbox.  The bulletin is issued 2 times a year.  If you’d like to receive a copy, join the NYSBS today, and we’ll get an issue in the mail to you. 

The National Button Society has refreshed and revised its website.  Definitely worth checking out!

A Study of Shell and Pearl Buttons by Anne Frazier is available for viewing on YouTube.  The links to Part 1 and 2 of the intended 3 Part Program can be found on our Links and Resources Page. 

Meet Featured Button Collector and Mosaic Bead-Button Artist, Helene Plank!  

More Crafts – this time Christmas related button projects from members of the Rochester Button Society

Crafts that incorporate buttons are twice the creativity and fun.  June Kosier shares some of her holiday-related cross-stitching and crafts

Collecting stories about why people collect buttons for posting here. 
Please consider filling out the  Button Collector Interview Form. You can answer the questions for yourself, or call a button friend, and ask them the interview questions.
Responses will be collected and posted here, for all to see. 

 

Education

 

We have clubs throughout the state where you can learn about button makers, types, materials, and their fascinating history.

Preservation

 

Learn the best way to preserve, care for, and store buttons based on the material(s) the button is made of. Discover how to tell when a button has “gone bad.”

In 2017, the Albany Times Union wrote a feature article about how volunteers from local button clubs are helping to preserve the Capital Region’s button history in Troy, NY.  Check it out.

Community

 

We share our knowledge in our communities with exhibits, shows, and talks.

Joining a club brings you directly into a community of button lovers who are eager to share their knowledge of these miniature works of art.

Fun

 

Ours Juniors making Button Necklaces for a Mother’s Day gift.
From left: Sarah, Liam, Sophia, Chloe, Neil, Audrey & Teigan.  Missing from the picture but, still made a necklace is Esme.