This necklace has a bit of a story behind it. It consist of an antique mother of pearl button with vintage teal blue thread. The thread belonged to my grandmother who was a seamstress. I inherited her fabric and thread stash. The thread is 40-60s years old! I found out the hard way that you cannot machine sew with this thread- it is brittle and breaks in the machine. I couldn't bear to just throw it away so I bought a thread hanger and decorated my studio with it. While pondering over a button necklace that I was making, I spied her thread. Voila- a new design was born! I hope to make more of these necklaces using different colors of thread. Each necklace will be unique as no two buttons are exactly alike.
Button measures 3/4"
Chain measures 18" and is brass plated with lobster clasp
Nickel and lead free
Check out this wonderful article written by a fellow Etsian on the history of these lovely buttons.http://www.etsy.com/blog/en/2010/mother-of-pearl-buttons-from-the-banks-of-the-mississippi/
Item will come in an attractive gift box.
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