Jewelry . Grandmother’s ButtonsGrandmother’s Buttons
Handmade in St. Francisville, Louisiana by Grandmother’s Buttons.
Grandmother’s Buttons handcrafts women’s jewelry from antique buttons and vintage glass in St. Francisville, Louisiana. Inspiration for the company struck our founder, Susan Davis, while she was visiting her Grandmother Bettie. Susan was digging through one of Bettie's many button boxes when she plucked up a vintage jet Czech glass button and said, “this would make a gorgeous earring.” Today Grandmother’s Buttons designs and hand assembles over 30,000 pieces of jewelry annually. Their jewelry is sold throughout the United States and in Canada, New Zealand, Japan, and Europe. It is stocked in notable gift shops including those in the Palace at Versailles, the Smithsonian and at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. Their design process is grounded in their uncommon passion for button hunting. Susan travels several times a year to search for buttons and has amassed a monumental collection that today is the inspiration for their jewelry designs. Their motto is to honor the button. They use unique castings created just for them to preserve the integrity of the buttons by making it possible to mount them onto jewelry while keeping their shanks intact. Grandmother’s Buttons story sometimes brings a tear to the eyes of their customers who, like Susan, are reminded of playing with the contents of their grandmother’s button box.