About Us


 In fashion, it's all about the details: the lining, the drape... even the addition of a luxury button plays a role in the overall aesthetic of the design. Inspired by the intricate details as minute as the simple means of closure, UN-buttoned repurposes function into fashion by transforming the button into the focal point, creating signature pieces of jewelry... unbuttoned.

 Johanna Ely is the one woman show behind UN-buttoned. She started designing jewelry in 2007 for her company Good Girls Studio. Based in Raleigh, NC, UN-buttoned was launched in the Spring of 2018 after her designer button jewelry gained cult-like following with the local fashionistas.

 Her work has been featured in Belle Armoire Jewelry magazine,The News & Observer, Indy Weekly, Triangle Style Magazine, and a Designer spotlight interview for Midtown Magazine. Ms. Ely has also been a featured designer on the local morning show My Carolina Today and on the runways of Fashion Spark and Redress Raleigh.