In the center of this bracelet, you’ll find an authentic one of a kind Victorian antique brass button.
Every antique button is a one and only, chosen just for you, and so will not be identical to the image.
The button on the left is a mid-century moonglow flower button with gold luster highlights and a crystal center. This button is what collectors’ dreams are made of.
We recently found a stash of West German glass buttons at a closing sale at the Worthmore Five and Dime in Rayne, Louisiana. They were still attached to their original cards with a nostalgic price tag of twenty-five cents. They are some of the most exquisite West German glass buttons we’ve ever found.
The third button in this bracelet is a hand-dyed freshwater pearl made from mussel shells harvested from the Mississippi River by the American Pearl Button Company of Washington in Iowa. A few decades after the button company closed its doors in 1964, the great-grandson of the original owner, decided to sell the remaining stock and we bought it all. We hand-dyed this vintage pearl on the stovetop in our St. Francisville, Louisiana design studio.
Read the sweet story of Mighty Mississippi River Pearls on our Buttonology blog.
In this piece, from the outside in:
- Moonglow and rhinestone glass button, made in Western Germany and sold under the Costumakers brand name circa 1950
- Antique brass button, circa 1880-1900
- Hand-dyed pearl button circa 1960
- Three brass-plated pewter settings made in the USA
- Antiqued brass chain
- Length is 6.5” to 8”
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