Dragonfly Nouveau Necklace
Our Czech glass and hand-dyed vintage pearl button dragonfly necklaces are as unique as they are elegant.
The pearl buttons used in this necklace 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. Read the Mighty Mississippi Pearl button story on our Buttonology Blog.
We hand-dyed the vintage pearl buttons in small batches on a stovetop in our St. Francisville, Louisiana design studio.
All our dragonfly pieces are best sellers and we think it’s because dragonflies are symbols of transformation, renewal, joy, self-realization, and the lightness of being.
In this piece:
- One sage green glass button, hand-pressed today in antique molds in the Czech Republic
- One Lady Washington vintage hand-dyed mother-of-pearl button
- One genuine aventurine bead
- Antiqued brass chain
- Length is 31"
Shop the collection: Grandmother's Buttons' Necklaces.