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I recently received a large stash of antique buttons. I am not a button expert, but I am told that some of them date back to the 1800s. All I know is that I love them! I quickly made molds of each button.

This is one of the several that I have decided to make into earrings. I have given each design a lady's name from the period to identify them. This one is Lucy.

The button portion is fine silver, made with PMC using a mold of the original button. I have soldered sterling silver ear posts to the back and they come with sterling silver earring nuts. The back of one earring is marked with my Willow and Me logo and the other has "Lucy" carved into it. The earrings have a liver of sulphur patina (antiquing) to accentuate the texture.

These are dainty earrings, measuring 7/16 inch (12mm) in diameter. They look larger in the photos because I wanted to show the detail of the design.

PMC (Precious Metal Clay) is a medium in which fine silver particles are suspended in an organic binder. It can be worked much like any other clay. Once it has been dried, it is fired at a high heat. The binder is burned away and the silver particles fuse together, so the final product is a piece of fine silver, or .999 silver. For more information on PMC, you can visit the PMC page of my website: http://willowandme.com/PMC.html

Fine Silver Post Button Earrings - Lucy

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  • Handmade item
  • Materials: fine silver, sterling silver posts, sterling silver earring backs
  • Ships worldwide from United States
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