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Button Articles and Worksheets
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Borders On Buttons
by Lucille Weingarten and Freddie Speights
Calico Pattern Identification
by George Gauthier
Once Upon a Button
Children’s Story Buttons and Kate Greenaway
NBS Convention, Grand Rapids, August 5, 2011
by Sheri DeCew
Chinese/Japanese Characters (Kanji) On Buttons
Compiled by Maggie Whitson
for the 2011 National Button Society meeting
To see worksheets by NBS members
about favorite button topics:
In the April-May 1981 NBB a piece was posthumously published by Ruth Ann Huntzicker, which spelled out her views on how radiants should be judged. It is upon her principals that this judging sheet was developed. Besides the obvious desirability of a wide range of colors, shapes, and other distinguishing characteristics, she brought up the need for balance between the four groups: reflectors, radiants unnamed, dewdrops and glories. She worked out the ratios and determined how many buttons from each group should be represented on a card of 42. This judging sheet rewards balance up to a perfect score of 42. In addition both transparent and opaque colors as well as counters have been codified. The goal is to make the complex business of judging radiants straightforward for both the judges and competitors.
Click this link to download & print the sample judging criteria
for the 2014 NBS judging of Glass Radiants:
Here are two downloadable articles posted in past NBS bulletins on Radiant buttons:
A CASUAL CENSUS OF THE MOST FRAGILE OF THE RADIANTS
by MARY SHELDON LONG AND H. CAMPBELL SCARLETT
November, 1959 NATIONAL BUTTON BULLETIN
“REFLECTI0NS ON REFLECTORS”
by JEAN KASEMEYER
May, 1960 NATIONAL BUTTON BULLETIN
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The “Worksheets Project” on Button Country
There are 20 worksheets available which you may download or print from your browser. They are all compliant with the 2013-2017 Blue Book and cover the 15 material sections plus a few others like Back Types, Studios, and 18th Century. There is a link at the bottom of each section page to the worksheet ……or, for those of you who wish for a simpler life, Paul Rice created a worksheet index page at Button Country.
China buttons from Briare, France
where the the Bapterosses Factory & Museum are located.
Go to the BysonButtons website to see our story and download and print
our china buttons study sheet.
Cheshire Jewels Study Sheets
Go to the Buckeye State Button Society website to download and print this study sheet, produced by WRBA (Joy Journeay and Virginia Cox).
Hard White Pewter Buttons
Go to the Buckeye State Button Society website to download and print
this study sheet.
Click this link to view & download many button worksheets made for WRBA
which are available on their website.