Ashes and Pearl Bracelet
This delicate bracelet features a vintage pearl button 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.
Grandmother's Buttons design team hand-dyed the pearl buttons in small batches on a stovetop in our St. Francisville, Louisiana studio.
In this piece:
- One Lady Washington vintage mother-of-pearl button
- Small brass flower stamping, American-made today in antique dies
- Antiqued brass chain
- Length is 7 1/4" to 7 3/4"
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Read Mighty Mississippi River Pearls on our Buttonlogy Blog.