Espoir Bracelet - Summer in Bloom Limited Edition

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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.

An antique porcelain button featuring red and pink roses hand-painted with a green leafy and sunny yellow background centers this bracelet. In the Victorian language of flowers, pale pink roses symbolize perfect happiness, and this button reminds us of a beautiful summer day in the garden.

READ MORE> Floriography: The Romantic Victorian-Era Language of Flowers.

The porcelain button is flanked by a veritable starter collection of antique and vintage buttons, all extraordinary in their own right. The most romantic one is a brass and brown velvet perfume button with its original tinting. 

Victorian women used the velvet affixed to the back of these storied buttons to absorb and carry their favorite scent. The result was a hint of aroma that lingered in rooms, like a pleasant wake, wherever the woman went. We imagine this one scented with roses.

We also especially adore the vintage enameled brass cuff link with dragonfly escutcheon. Dragonflies are symbols of hope and transformation which we think perfectly complements the true love expressed by the roses. 

We named this necklace after the French word for hope.

In this piece, from the chain end:

  • Chased brass button, circa 1870
  • Dyed abalone pearl button with brass butterfly escutcheon, circa 1890
  • Brass filigree button with crystal, circa 1900
  • Vintage enameled brass cuff link with dragonfly escutcheon
  • Hand-painted porcelain button with roses and applied gold luster, circa 1890-1920
  • Antique Victorian cufflink, circa 1900
  • Antique ocean pearl button with brass and cut steel escutcheon, circa 1880-1890
  • Brass and brown velvet perfume button with original tinting, circa 1870-1890
  • Seven brass filigree settings, stamped today in vintage dies in the USA
  • Length is approximately 6” to  8”

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