I’m not sure when ethnic fabric patterns began to pop into my subconscious. It may have been when my niece returned home from her semester abroad in Mali. I loved the color and simple designs that appeared in the clothing and artifacts she brought home. Just one of the many things that makes traditional mud cloth so special is that each piece has a story to tell. Even the arrangement of the symbols on the cloth reveals something secret about the intended meaning, and this language of the cloth was passed down from mother to daughter. I would love to hear some of these stories!
The lines and patterns found in these buttons create more of an ethnic pattern – which is one of my personal favorites. I use an unusual texture to create these buttons. They are not just pleasing to the eye, but also to the tactile senses. I sell all of my buttons in groups of five. You can select if you’d like them with or without a patina as well as choosing the proper hole size. They come to you fully finished on the front as well as on the back – something that you as well as your customers will appreciate. They are all made using .935 argentium sterling silver. These buttons work great with wrapped bracelets and are only limited by your imagination. Most of my buttons are made with a 1.9mm hole which works great with 1.5mm leather cord. But for larger cords, I drill 3.0mm holes. Please select the hole size when checking out. If you are interested in larger buttons, you can request it here.
I take great care in creating these quality artisan buttons. They are carefully handcrafted to give you a luxe piece that not just you will appreciate but your customers will love. When oxidized, I finish them off with a fine English museum wax that will protect and keep the rich patina for years to come. Because each button is handmade, there may be variations in what you see photographed – but the differences will be minimal.
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