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.
This stunning bracelet is no exception. All of the buttons in this bracelet are rare and collectible in their own right, but the sizable antique hand-painted porcelain in the center is the show stopper.
Well-bred women painted most Victorian-era porcelain buttons in their parlors. Painting porcelain was a popular domestic art in the late 19th century, similar to needlework or knitting in the 20th century.
This enamel button features a bouquet of red roses garnished with green and sunny yellow. In Floriography or the Victorian language of flowers, red roses are the most potent symbol of true and enduring love.
Boldly expressing your feelings wasn't socially acceptable in Victorian-era England. Much like modern teenagers with emojis, Victorians expressed their feelings with flowers.