Most the the button earring I set are shankless. This really is a button, hand painted and made from a vintage mold. The technique I use to set the buttons let me accommodate the small shank. I’m so glad because the detail on the button is incredible. Great everyday earring.
I weave the bezel around a Czech button using nylon thread and dark gold Japanese glass seed beads. The Czech button makers have dwindled to just two brothers in their 70s. They use molds that can date to the 1920s.
A 14K gold filled ear wire finishes the earring at 1.5 inch for modern vintage vibe.
The button is 18mm before I set it and measures .75 inches when wrapped, about the size of a quarter.
Like all my jewelry, this will arrive beautifully carded and packaged, ready to gift if you can bear to part with it.
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