Jewelry . Grandmother’s Buttons
Jewelry . Grandmother’s Buttons Jewelry . Grandmother’s Buttons
When Grandmother’s Buttons bought the entire remaining inventory of the American Pearl Button Company that closed in 1964, they received mostly white mother-of-pearl buttons, but there were a few that had been dyed in deep and lustrous colors. These kelly green pearl buttons were among that group. The name Kelly is doing double duty here: the elegant mid-century style of this bracelet reminds us of that 1950s-style icon, actress Grace Kelly.
Three vintage 1950s pearl buttons with their original vivid green dye.  Three brass-plated pewter settings made in the USA.  Six crescent-shaped brass stampings, made in the USA in vintage dies Small Czech glass bead made to imitate malachite. Antiqued brass chain. Length adjusts from 7 to 8 ½ inches.
Vintage 1950s pearl buttons with their original vivid green dye. Brass-plated pewter settings made in the USA .Crescent-shaped brass stampings, made in the USA in vintage dies Nickel-free and lead-free brass lever-back ear wires Length 1-3/4 inches.

Handmade in St. Francisville, Louisiana by Grandmother’s Buttons.

Grandmother’s Buttons handcrafts women’s jewelry from antique buttons and vintage glass in St. Francisville, Louisiana. Inspiration for the company struck our founder, Susan Davis, while she was visiting her Grandmother Bettie. Susan was digging through one of Bettie's many button boxes when she plucked up a vintage jet Czech glass button and said, “this would make a gorgeous earring.” Today Grandmother’s Buttons designs and hand assembles over 30,000 pieces of jewelry annually. Their jewelry is sold throughout the United States and in Canada, New Zealand, Japan, and Europe. It is stocked in notable gift shops including those in the Palace at Versailles, the Smithsonian and at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. Their design process is grounded in their uncommon passion for button hunting. Susan travels several times a year to search for buttons and has amassed a monumental collection that today is the inspiration for their jewelry designs. Their motto is to honor the button. They use unique castings created just for them to preserve the integrity of the buttons by making it possible to mount them onto jewelry while keeping their shanks intact. Grandmother’s Buttons story sometimes brings a tear to the eyes of their customers who, like Susan, are reminded of playing with the contents of their grandmother’s button box.