Recyled Button Jewelry to Give or to Get

Great Barrington, MA, November 09, 2008 --( Button Baubles to Give or Get.

Belt-tightening is a fact of life this holiday season. One non-profit organization, Community Access to the Arts (CATA), hopes to profit from this trend by offering an affordable line of jewelry made from recycled buttons. Since the proceeds from the sale of button jewelry fund the organization’s arts programs for people with disabilities, buyers can feel doubly good about their purchase.

The button jewelry collection includes a short double-strand necklace for $45, a longer single-strand necklace for $20, and a bracelet for $15. Colorful plastic, metal, rhinestone and vintage buttons are hand-strung in CATA’s creative employment program for people with disabilities. Employees and community volunteers work together in a collaborative setting to create beautiful accessories out of mostly recycled materials. No two pieces are exactly the same.

“The jewelry has a really festive look,” says Sandra Newman, CATA’s Executive Director. Newman hopes people will purchase a piece for themselves to wear to holiday parties, and one or two additional pieces as gifts.

Community Access to the Arts (CATA) provides visual and performing arts workshops to over 600 people with disabilities in Berkshire County, Massachusetts. For more information or to purchase online, visit

Community Access to the Arts
Liana Toscanini
413 528-5485