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All About The Buttons is located in Greer, South Carolina.

Barbara the owner of "All About The Buttons" loves to create. She said since she was a child, she have always been busy with various forms of fiber work including knitting, crochet, needlepoint, embroidery and weaving. Alongside of those interests was that famous old cookie tin of buttons that she loved to play with. 

After a fulfilling career in education followed by the ease of online selling, she now devote myself full-time to combining fibers and buttons. She also love and make clocks, magnets and bookmarks. She love special orders so please don't hesitate to ask. She is proud of her 100% feedback selling online with several hundred items off to new homes.

In April 2007 a book called Button!Button! was published and several of her creations were included (pictures below). It was a very exciting experience.



Felt and flowers just seem to go together.
Barbara have a huge stack of felt sheets and shapes and my first instinct was a flower which morphed into a pin. The base is lime green felt with purple petals atop. A clear button holds a deep orange floral button. The closing is a standard pin-back.  Looks great on many colors and can go on t-shirts, sweaters, lapels, even your purse. It measures about 2 1/2" (6cm) across. AllAboutTheButtons-artwork 

See more of her work at:All About The Buttons


Barbara fell in love with this zebra "paper"....it really feels more like velvet fabric with texture. In the 12, 3, 6 and 9 places are black and white brads.

The hands are black and the clock mechanism is quartz. There is a loop in the back for hanging or it can be placed on an easel as shown which is not included. One AA battery is!   Please note: she pack her clocks very carefully and have never had any breakage.

See more of her work at All About The Buttons

Soft and warm...what more do you need on a chilly day? This was knit with a black yarn that has bits of turquoise and deep pink. It can be rolled down or cuffed. Fun and warm!  It is machine wash cold and lay flat to dry.


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Faye Goode said she love just being alive. She also said  there is so much of the world to explore and such a wonderful support group around her. Faye's passion is quickly evolving as a jewelry designer though in another life she was an equally passionate Canadian Realtor.She enjoy using castoff elements from my friend's jewel boxes or from garage sale finds and combining them with some nice sparkly new elements to create a pleasant marriage between old and new in unique jewelry designs. Nothing is duplicated in her shop. 

Each creation is an exciting new adventure for her. Faye's wood carving/retired architect/husband and her live in a lovely little cedar chalet with soaring cathedral ceilings tucked up on a hill in a small ski and golf course community. It's a cozy little spot. West Coast native carvings and various other pieces and totems of her husband's incredible carving surround them as they work together on their various creative endeavors. It's a lovely life. 

Faye said; "How did I get to be so lucky?"       

Faye opened her Woodcot Designs Zibbet Shop on June 30, 2010 and on October 19 the “Bauble Bin” jewelry supply shop was born and became the second of her shops to be sheltered by the Zibbet family of friends and helpmates.

Aside from that there are a couple of local gift shops who handle her work and she opened a tiny shop in her home and on days when she feel full of beans she put some professionally designed ‘Jewelry Sale Today’ signs out around her resort community and sell some of her original designs from her  home.
Woodcot Designs

Description  - Perfect pale blue leaves are adorned by lilac and turquoise crackle glass on silver plated French ear wires.  These darling earrings were the third in my Midsummer's Night Collection of spring and summer earrings.


                                        FAN FANTASY Gold Fan Necklace Set

Description -This is about as delicate as it can get in lovely soft shades of blue. A collapsible 24k gold party fan has been salvaged from a friend's treasure trove and will become an interesting conversation piece as people are sure to ask you about it. This set will bring you many compliments for it is so unusual. The necklace is 23 inches long. Cultured pearls in graduated sizes and tiny gold filigree beads are strung on golden wire. The beads groupings are held in place by tiny gold crimps. Add a little bit of light weight lucite and that glorious gold fan and this item is a real show stopper. 

 Bauble Bin
 Beader's Paradise. Bauble Heaven. All happening at The Bauble Bin


Bezel Bejewelled 14k Gold with 3mm Pink and Clear Crystal

Description - This 14k gold chain is just 5 inches long and it has a 14k gold clasp attached to it on on end. 3mm Pink and clear crystals adorn this beautiful length of chain. You will receive one chain in your package.

Description - This is one pretty heart in a rich cornflower blue and has fabulous markings.  The stone is sea sediment jasper. A wonderful gift of nature.






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 Bauble Bin

Woodcot Designs


POP Embroidery 

Teresa (Terri) Riley, proprietor of Paper On Parade, also known as POP Embroidery  have for over 40 years used her hands to lovingly created and designed a variety of projects.

Terri  said her Grandmother taught her to sew when she was 8 years old and she was using a sewing machine with ease by 10. At 56, she continues to enjoy sewing, embroidery, scrapbooking and just about any type of crafts. Sometimes it is difficult to stay focused on one project.

Terri’s wonderful husband and 3 grown children have supported and encouraged her throughout the years and all the moves. Her husband is retired from the Air Force and she and her family lived in some interesting and lovely areas over his 24-year career.  

Terri and her family move to Asheville last summer which brought about many changes, as they are now empty-nesters. Terri mention her family is number one.

Terri set up her embroidery machine while unpacking and realized how much she missed sewing and embroidery. She wanted to keep the online recognition of PaperOnParade, her first online venture of scrapbooking. Therefore POP embroidery by PaperOnParade was born. Even though she gets lots of questions about the name, Terri have maintained the online foundation built thus far and enjoy the questions as it gives her a chance to meet more wonderful people.

Terri’s standouts ones are wedding dresses, dance outfits, hand smocking, picture frame mat designing and teaching machine embroidery and sewing.   Terri realizes some of her designs will be passed down through generations is an honor and inspires her to keep pressing on. The amount of sales has too much of an impact on my attitude sometimes, so I strive to stay positive and keep moving forward…. sales or no sales.

Terri Mission is “Sharing machine embroidery with those who love personalized gifts and treasures. Value each day and always look up!”

Also, she has a heart for encouraging people to stay positive through tough times. It is a season of life and things will get better, just keep speaking uplifting words and smile when you feel like crying. You never know when you’ll bring light to someone’s day.

A successful business woman willing and able to give back to the community that birthed my success. 

 POP Embroidery on ZboxTV

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Anika Janelle Pettiford of Janelle Beauty always had big dreams. Growing up in the Caribbean isles of Trinidad and Tobago, Anika always had clarity on her ability to go against the grain and create her own reality no matter what the odds.

Anika migrated to the United States and immediately realized her dream to attend college. This was the beginning of a relentless pursuit and a patient perseverance in achieving the American Dream. 

A perseverance that is continuing today as her path has led her to the place she stands today – Founder and President of the emerging Indie brand Janelle Beauty.

Diva Smooth
The Genesis of Janelle Beauty is truly a convergence of all the real world business experience that Anika has garnered over the years, merged with a personal passion to bring “only pure goodness” bath and body care products to the marketplace. The vision is big, but the mission is personal.
Janelle Beauty Hair Trio
Janelle Beauty was the result of a personal crisis in company founder Anika’s life. During a time of uncertainty and despair, Anika discovered that most beauty care products contained synthetic chemicals that were “alleged” carcinogens. Due to her own health scare at the time,

Janelle Beauty Revive Hair Spa Treatment
Anika began actively searching for alternative products that were chock full of nature and skimpy if any on the synthetic ingredients. Coming up short, Anika decided to make her own products to ensure its high content of quality ingredients. One thing led to another, and Janelle Beauty- the only Pure Goodness Company was born.

Janelle Beauty Bath and Body

Janelle Beauty Motherhood Blog

Janelle Beauty Hair Revolution


Raige Creations

Raige Creations - where Creating and Vintage is all the Raige! You can find handmade original items made by Rebecca and an eclectic mix of Vintage items.

Rebecca, and began Raige Creations after a thoughtful gift of a crochet hook and yarn for Christmas which brought back memories of her late family members creating art and music.   She said it was a long journey to get to Raige, but without each step, she wouldn’t be where she is today. Rebecca said she is lucky to say her childhood was heavily influenced with art and music, even though she chose to study Business.  Rebecca found the courage to venture out on her own leaving the corporate world and create some Raige.

Her family gives her continuous support and loads of inspiration.  Rebecca's family is her first passion. She is a mother of 3 creative teens and a wonderfully creative husband.  


She thinks of them first, take care of them, and try to include them in everything she does.   They all help a little with Raige Creations, with either taking pictures, modeling, giving opinions, or giving ideas. They ALL think Creating is all the Raige!  


She also love walking, and enjoying nature. She have recently been taking more photographs of nature and scenery, and she really enjoys that. Her mother was one of the first female professional photographers from RIT.


What inspires Rebecca is that she loves to create fun things, to try to change people’s ideas of crochet. It’s not just old fashioned stuff it can be cool and fun. What she really love is using things that were once something else, and giving them new form.

 Rebecca's  have recently added Vintage Raige to her shop, and Rebecca is loving it! From many years of auctions and estate and yard sales, Rebecca is sharing unique and fun vintage items to find them a new home.

In the future she would like to be able to say Raige Creations is a self sustaining, thriving venue of an eclectic mix of mediums and quality items. 

 She was featured a couple weeks ago on 

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Varina Burch of varinajewelry  began apprenticing in a fine jewelry store at the age of 19....opened a custom design shop at the age of 20 and have been in the Jewelry industry for 34 years.

Varina and her husband are Master Goldsmiths, who crossed over to the fashion world in 1988 and created many different lines, working with Galleries, Museum Stores, Gift Shops and Jewelry Stores.    She switched from Retail to wholesale in 1989. Made a line of Jaguar jewelry for JC Penney.

Varina designed jewelry for Major Surf shops along the East Coast of the United States including Ron Jon's.  Now winding down she goes sailing with her husband and son.

She mention "I am NOT getting out of the Jewelry business because I carve out of wax and will always work for the Jewelry Industry."

 Varina do wholesale work and have just recently taken on a new role of mentoring New Jewelry designers. She said it was quite by accident. She went on line to look for an on-line store that she might get rid of a LOT of stuff. Because she cannot bring everything with her when she set out to sea.

Varina found Yardsellr and a ton of talent. Varina not only joined Yardsellr but a whole new group called Centerpiece.

It is a place for designers to get together to share experiences, ideas, and the LOVE and Passion for jewelry making.




1 comment:

PaperOnParade said...

Barbra's items are so unique and creative! Love her shop!!!

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