Up-cycled Antique inspired art- GloriB Buttons, Oakland
Oakland Entreprenerds take note – GloriB Buttons!
An interview with Andrea, “Drea” Hightower, entreprenerd extraordinaire <3
This Baroness of bauble became a California resident just ten years ago. Although she ventured from Phoenix College Arizona to University of San Francisco with her lifelong bravado for Giants baseball in tow, Dre was enticed by the suading sense of community Oakland emits, and thus transplanted here.
GloriB Buttons were 1st unveiled atop their signature ironing board in 2011 at Oakland’s Art Murmur aka “First Friday” (a monthly, local vendor event upheld on Telegraph Ave. tween 27th & Grand)
She continues to modestly manifest myriads of mega propers via veracious clientele — her shoppe was invited to showcase at last year’s Oakland Indie awards and Mayor Jean Quan herself stopped by to blog about this young lady’s intoxicating congeniality & eye for fashion forward fixins.
“Anytime I travel I’m on a button hunt! From Havana, Cuba to the Alameda Antique Faire – they’re my hidden treasures. Then I get back to the lab and each piece is thoughtfully handcrafted with up-cycled vintage accents.”
Even her business cards are forged from precision sliced & stamped, ever-so cleverly revamped packages. She displays wonderfully unique wearables like: cufflinks, rings, necklaces, tie + moneyclips, and bracelets on Cuban cigar boxes & weather-worn washboards.