Buttons by Benji

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Buttons by Benji is moving premises...

Firstly, thanks to all my WONDERFUL and loyal customers who have supported me over the past five years.  I wouldn't be here without you*

 Since the arrival of Ginger Mint last year I have been endeavouring to keep up to date in two different places, and it's eating into my creating time.

Preferring creating to updating, I've decided to move lock, stock and barrel to my new 'premises' www.gingermint.nz

With a whizz bang shopping cart, great photos and ALL Buttons by Benji and Ginger Mint products in one place ordering will be simpler for both of us.

Payment is by PayPal (using your credit/debit card), but if you would prefer to pay by bank deposit I am happy to take orders the old-fashioned way (email your order to gingermint@outlook.co.nz - easiest way is to send links of the products you want) and I will still send you bank account details for payment.

*Now, back to my wonderful, loyal customers.  To thank you I have created a coupon for you to use at www.gingermint.nz to receive 20% off your order.  Simply enter 'BBBLoyal' at the checkout for your discount.  Coupon is valid until the end of February 2015.

Thanks again for the fun!

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Introducing Ginger Mint and 30% off

Introducing Ginger Mint!  Buttons by Benji's sister.


Head on over to buy Buttons by Benji via a swanky shopping card (payment by PayPal) and claim your 30% off at the checkout using coupon ZESTY until Friday 7th November.  You might find some other lovelies over there too ;)

Or you can choose your buttons here, and email me and I'll apply the same discount and you can pay your normal way.

So many choices :)


Friday, October 10, 2014

Inspiring knit

Abigail sent me pictures of this gorgeous cardigan she knitted with my flower stem buttons on it.  It looks so snuggly and utterly gorgeous!

If you're here to purchase buttons, head on over to my Ready Right Now page.

Saturday, August 2, 2014



Inspired by some of my experiences living 50m from the residential redzone in Christchurch New Zealand.

Home - 'How's your house?' The question that has been asked endless times since the Christchurch earthquakes of 2010 and 2011 and continues for many residents today. No matter how varied residents experiences of the earthquake everyone shared a focus on home. A redzone trio would not be complete without recognizing the importance of home in Christchurch residents' experiences.

Pīwakawaka (fantail) - An unexpected bonus of living near the redzone is the proliferation of birdlife. As people moved out the birds (and rodents) moved in. We have seen more pīwakawaka in the past few years than ever before, and we have had other avian visitors, such as spur-wing plovers, as well. A nearby cricket ground is reverting to swamp land and the geese love to visit.

Californian poppy - Around Christchurch people have scattered wildflower seeds. If you live here, or have visited, you will understand how confronting an empty section or scar on the land after demolition can be. Sometimes the demolition and clear-up is completed quickly, but more often most of the job is completed but piles of 'building mince' remain for a long time reminding everyone of how things have changed. Even where wildflower seeds have not been scattered, many flowers pop up and californian poppies have shown themselves to be hardy and prolific in the redzone nearby. They are little flashes of brilliant colour in a muted landscape and we love to spot them, and other wee gems of flowery colour.

Also available in sets of single design, round buttons, and pendants.

For these and more buttons please check out the Ready Right Now section.

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

To the moon Captain Albie!

There is a very special little boy, named Albie, who has a special heart.  

When I dreamed up this button, Albie jumped into my mind.  He's inspirational like that!

So, for the month of July 75% of all sales of my new button, To the moon Captain Albie! will be donated to Heart Kids NZ.


To buy buttons, head over to my Ready Right Now page.

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

4th Birthday Celebrations at Buttons by Benji

Buttons by Benji Birthday Celebrations.

It's four years since Buttons by Benji starting fulfilling your button dreams, and that's a great reason to celebrate!

I have a special offer for all, and a prize pack for one lucky winner.

Prize pack includes:
- Daisy buttons - a set of five in colours of your choice
- $20 voucher to spend on current Buttons by Benji collection
- A tasty treat for you to eat

To enter to win the prize pack, simply like the 4th birthday celebration post on my Facebook page or drop me an email with '4th Birthday Celebrations' in the title before 8pm (NZ time) on Saturday 14th June 2014. Winner will be drawn soon after.  One entry per person please.

Special offer - for all orders received before 8pm (NZ time) 14th June 2014.

Buy one set and save 10%*
Buy two or more sets and save 15%*

Click here to view current collection.

I'm now on Facebook!

*T&Cs. Discount applies to entire order. Standard postage applies.