By Abby and Elle
One of the added benefits of going to the Cleveland International Film Festival is browsing the Tower City Art Festival, where local artisans feature their one-of-a-kind wares. This year, we found a new friend in Catherine Moore who owns Beachstone Jewelry. Her shop offers, among other things, pendant, bracelet and earring bases that can accommodate a variety of metal buttons that range from elegant and sophisticated to fun and funky.
Some buttons feature rhinestones; some are enameled; and others feature pictures of everything from hummingbirds and starfish to Hello Kitty and Betty Boop so you can personalize your piece of jewelry to your own taste. You can also find initials and a variety of seasonal images including Christmas trees and an American flag.
Many of the buttons cost just a couple of dollars, so you can easily afford to have several to choose from depending on your mood or outfit or the season.
We had so much fun digging through all the metal buttons (there was a lot of “Look at this one!” and “Did you see this one?” going on) and trying to pick out a few to buy. That effort, coupled with taking the photos for this blog post, caused us to nearly miss our dang film.
During the summer, visit the Beachstone Gift Shop in Geneva-on-the-Lake, or visit Beachstone online anytime.