We’re surrounded by bugs in the Grandmother’s Buttons studio. We’ve got arthropods on buttons, on antique plates, on fabrics, and even posters. Maybe it's because our founder’s grandfather was an entomologist who often took his wee granddaughter on bug identifying expeditions in the fields and woods of their farm.
So it’s not surprising that we think this Czech glass cicada button in the center of this pendant necklace is a showstopper. This very special button was hand-pressed today in an antique mold and manufactured with century-old processes. It brandishes an iridescent vitrail coating on the back and some audacious black enamel on top.
The gorgeous cicada hangs from a vintage jet glass button set with a delectable little German glass beetle.
We love Czech glass and are enthralled by the centuries-old manufacturing processes used to create these special glass buttons. So a few years back we took a pilgrimage trip to visit the few remaining Czech button factories. Read about this incredible art and our Bohemian adventure on A Passion for Czech Glass on our Buttonology Blog.
In this piece:
- Cicada button hand-pressed in the Czech Republic in antique molds, using a centuries-old process
- Small vintage jet glass button
- Tiny vintage iridescent glass beetle
- Seven jet Czech glass beads
- Brass filigree setting stamped today in vintage the USA Small three-ring brass-plated pewter setting
- Antiqued brass chain
- Length is 24” with a 4” extender
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