Did you know the word button is from the French word bouton, meaning bud or knob? Buttons, as ornaments, date back several thousand years. Until the introduction of the "button hole," buttons were generally ornamental. Well we want to bring back the tradition of beautiful glass buttons being used as ornaments or jewelry. At Abeadstore.com, we have reinvented the button by adding decorative and fun buttons for beading. Just add Czech glass beads, seed beads or other gemstones to make a unique and fun necklace that will dazzle your friends at your next holiday party.