In this workshop, you will learn to master your own gorgeous handmade bracelet using a selection of our speciality vintage and antique buttons. We have an extensive array of metal buttons from the1880's, bakelite buttons, glow in the dark uranium glass buttons just to name a few, the possibilities are endless.

Before the workshop commences, Sonia fro Habbadash will give an informative talk about the antique and vintage buttons she sells. Sonia is renowned in the button industry and has been collecting/buying and selling buttons for 15 years. Her vast and very large collection has been acquired from a round the world from her many buying trips.

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Class Schedule

Duration: 3 Hours

What you will learn
  • Customers will be taught how to create a bracelet or necklace using a technique specially designed to incorporate buttons
  • Customers learn how to create a necklace/bracelet including selecting base materials and finishing correctly with crimps and clasps for durable, sellable finishes.
  • Customers will learn about vintage and antique buttons & their history
What you will get
  • Informative talk from Sonia Collard from renowned bead shop Habbadash
  • All base materials supplied including beads and stringing wires (Antique/Vintage buttons additional cost)
  • Customers leave with their own handmade bracelet or necklace.

What to bring
  • Just your enthusiasm!
What to wear



Angela Clark Boutique

Vendor since 2017

When you step into Melbourne based jewellery designer AngelaClark's store front studio it becomes apparent that it is more than just a range of ready to wear jewellery. "I want to create jewellery that reflects my customer's personality and their own unique sense of style.

Combining treasured elements of the past with contemporary materials Angela creates unique timeless jewellery that can be worn everyday.

The ability to use carefully curated antique or vintage treasures she has sourced from around the world; buttons, buckles, beads, brooches, etc that have already existed for sometimes up to 120years is where inspiration begins. The longevity and craftsmanship of an antique treasure incorporated  into a new piece of jewellery keeps the past alive while creating future heirlooms.

Creating jewellery that can be worn everyday is a driving consideration for Angela, her motto…..’don’t save it, wear it’ becomes apparent when you slip on a piece of her jewellery. Angela herself ever working, running around with children, grandchildren or chasing after her musician ‘other half’ to gigs, knows only too well how practical and comfortable jewellery needs to be while taking you from the office or school pick-up to a night on the town.

 All too often an inherited piece of jewellery languishes in a drawer unworn as it doesn't fit its current owners aesthetic. Angela will work closely with clients to create a desired piece, whether its a simple remodel of something you own or an elaborate unique statement piece. Angela carefully takes into account your personal style and works with you to create the perfect piece of custom made jewellery.

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15 August 2017 • Vintage Button Bracelet/Necklace Workshop

A fun day of learning with experienced instructor.