The pearl buttons in these earrings were 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 button on the stovetop in our Louisiana design studio. Read the sweet story about these Mighty Mississippi River Pearls on our Buttonology blog.
In this piece:
- Two Lady Washington vintage mother-of-pearl buttons dyed baby blue
- Antiqued brass stamping made today in vintage dies in the USA
- Small brass flower stampings made today in vintage dies in the USA
- Nickel-free and lead-free brass kidney wire closures
- Hangs 1 7/8"
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