Wilda-Button, vintage button with copper and glass necklace (sold 11/09)
A relic in the brush.
Tarnish and tarnation.
Bone-toned button swings from a wishbone-shaped brass connector. Neckline a mixture of African copper, mahogany seed beads and art wire, and a double strand of "oxidized" black enamel chain.
This button is actually quite old. I found it in a tin that belonged to an elderly relative who has since passed, and after so many decade of squirreling it away I've finally found a good use for it! The unique wishbone shaped brass connector above the button came from an old pair of earrings I took apart a while back, and I'm happy to give it a second life.
Measures 17". Pendant 1" long.