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Art Deco Daze

About this design:

The 1920s antique button is what drives the art deco pattern on this bracelet as well as dictating the art deco colors of mustard, chartreuse and raspberry. I found this button in a tiny shambles-of-an-antique store down an alley-way in Marysville, CA. Seriously, I had to dig through four layers of dust-covered knick-knacks to get to the button card, but those are the best finds.


The main components of this bracelet are a 1920s art deco button, plus, from LB's, Czech tiles strung with a ladder stitch onto a 2mm leather cord with C-lon

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  1. Asia
    Asia says:

    You always have amazing buttons and a way to compliment them with the beads :D

  2. Beadzilla aka Wanda
    Beadzilla aka Wanda says:

    Love the colors you chose, and that button is gorgeous! What a beautiful piece!

  3. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    This is fabulous! I love the translucence of the beads contrasting the mid century modern button!

  4. Chicky Zee aka Alice
    Chicky Zee aka Alice says:


  5. CAS
    CAS says:

    Fabulous! I adore the button, and how you made it the “star” of your piece.

    I have a large collection of old/antique buttons myself … 3 large tins worth (the largest tin six inches deep and a foot across) … that I bought at a flea market at a knock down price because the owners were closing up for the day. Some of the buttons are so-so, but some are STUNNING, like the one you found. It pays to dig sometimes.

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    Inagodadavida by Eve says:

    Good morning! Thank you all for your thoughtful words. Funny how you all have noticed something about my use of buttons that I was oblivious to. :) Now that you’ve made me think about it, though, I guess I do generally stay away from conventional closures.
    CAS, what a treasure of buttons you have! Do you use them in your jewelry designing? Even the plainest button can be used as a spacer. So with your large collection, you have jewelry components to last for years.

  7. CAS
    CAS says:

    Good morning Eve. Oh yes, some of them have found their way into my designs, others are waiting for the right inspiration to strike.

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    pearlsandme aka Monica says:

    Very beautiful! Love it!

  9. Gail Layne
    Gail Layne says:

    Oh. My. Goodness! That button is FABULOUS and so are the beads you put with it. Using the tiles instead of rounds seems to echo the time period of the button. Btw, is the stripe on top Bakelite?? It sure looks like it!

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    Inagodadavida by Eve says:

    Gail, I believe it is Bakelite. At least I got what I believe to be a “positive” from the 409 test. But since I’m no expert, I wouldn’t ever market it to the public that way. To me, it’s just a cool old button.
    Btw, Gail, I loved your “Warm Glow” necklace. It made me put African metal trade beads on my next “must have” list. Thanks for the inspiration.

  11. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    Now THAT is a button! Love it and everything else in your design. :D

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