Gallery: Quirky Necklaces Made From Buttons Found on the Factory Floor

The humble range has several different designs.

Following three of Inhabitat’s favorite principles – recycle, re-use, revive – Maria McCormick reinvents the artisan element of jewellery design with these beautiful strings of button necklaces. Collecting the abandoned buttons from the floor of her father’s factory, Maria recovers items that would otherwise lay gathering dust until they were swept up with the trash. She washes and sorts through the discarded buttons and meticulously selects each one by hand.

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1 Comment

  1. eitsuop April 9, 2011 at 12:25 am

    I’m going to make one with all the buttons I collected as a kid… it will be awesome! 😀

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