We feature bracelets created by Corda Walker in every limited edition release. Corda has worked as a Grandmother's Buttons' designer for twenty-seven years and inevitably creates magic from a handful of colorful antique buttons, vintage glass, cufflinks, and filigree stampings.
Corda chose a rare, unusually shaped rectangular brass button etched with a tiny, detailed medieval castle for the center of this bracelet. We imagine the artist was inspired by the famous Warwick Castle, originally built by William the Conqueror in 1068.
The castle is flanked on either side by six antique Victorian-era buttons and cufflinks carefully chosen from our collection. We especially adore the tinted brass and cut steel button with a tiny cameo.
Cut steel buttons were first manufactured in the 1720s and quickly rose in popularity as economical imitations of the diamond and marcasite buttons fashionable in the royal court. We lovingly refer to them as "button bling."