Wednesday, July 29, 2009

New Jewelry Styles- More Vintage Buttons

I thought I would post some of my jewelry styles that I have been working on lately.

This necklace features a Satsuma button from Japan. It has the more rare blue glaze and I believe is one of the older buttons due to the fact that the shank is not glazed and very low close to the button. The front features chrysanthemums outlined with gold. It does have some mild wear to the gold finish on the edges, not bad considering that it was made in the early 1900's. If you would like to know more about the button's history there is a great aritcle by Dr. Stefan O. Schiff at Button Bytes Light

A beautiful antique waist coat jeweled button is the focal for this necklace. I have set this button in a brass filigree and added beautiful emerald colored Czech glass beads 3/4 of the way around the necklace, chain is in the back at closure

This necklace was made with an antique glass button and Swarovski crystal, the finest in the world. The center button has 13 individual pieces of black glass that are cemented to a pierced metal framework. These type of glass buttons are as collectible as the steel cut buttons.

This necklace was made using an assortment of diminutive vintage glass buttons. Diminutive buttons measure 3/8" or less. That's tiny.

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