Challenging Arts & Crafts

Antique Mother Of Pearl Buttons - The Collection




This is a collection of very rare mother of pearl buttons which were handed-down to me by my mother in law.... they were made by her husband´s great uncle whose profession was to produce such buttons out of oyster shells that he sold to fabric stores in the 20`s.

 He also produced buttons of various sizes and designs and the ones featured here were artistically handcarved for his wife who  loved crafting ....



Profile of a lady beautifully carved in this mother of pearl button with a shamrock as background.





A gentleman whose profile image reflects a sign of power



A rose flower




A flower button




Another rose flower




looks like an image of a fox






A shamrock that should bring good luck


Sad to say that mother of pearl buttons are  rarely produced nowadays. In Autria , there is  only one remaining expert producing them, it´s a fading industry & profession..... and the outlook that the young generations may take over is vague in the future .


I hope you enjoyed your weekend....Thank you for being here today.
Tomorrow is the start of a new day, let´s meet it with a Smile!


Til next,

Mercy