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Glass buttons & related it…2 of 4Buckle up & buckle down!My favourite fancy glass buttons
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    Posted 1 year ago

    IronLace
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    These buttons are particular favourites of mine, & all have affinities with various types of antique & collectable art glass.
    1. From left - two faceted black glass buttons with iridescence, a striped blue & black button with silver foil inclusion, two buttons with light bluish iridescence & a pattern of curved lines (marked on the back - orig. B.G.E), five tiny square black glass buttons with diagonal stripes of copper aventurine, a Venetian millefiori button, a pink button shaped like a bouquet of flowers (each flower was hand painted a different colour), a pale green dome shaped button with aventurine inclusions, three white ball shaped buttons with pastel confetti spatter, a minutely small "paperweight" type button with a pink lampworked flower, & a conical spatter glass button.
    2. Victorian ball shaped buttons with various decors such as foil inclusions, aventurine, trailing, & spatter. These buttons were used on waistcoats & added a touch of pizazz to the sombre, dark suits of the era.
    3. Stunning set of striped buttons from the Art Deco era, most likely made in Czechoslovakia. I'd love a vase in this decor!
    4. I had this velvet waistcoat custom made a couple of years ago. To give it a Victorian flourish, I had the tailor use five antique ball buttons. He was quite intrigued, having never seen anything like them before. They don't match, but who cares when they're this fabulous!

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    1. valentino97 valentino97, 9 months ago
      Today I felt like sewing and WOW, how did I miss your post of lovely buttons! I collect them too. Striped - very nice and love your waistcoat too.
    2. IronLace IronLace, 9 months ago
      Thanks so much, Mary, glad that you enjoy them! Glass buttons are fun to collect, & useful too... great to use on a special piece of clothing. The waistcoat buttons are particular favourites of mine, they are wonderfully fanciful.
    3. ehunt ehunt, 6 months ago
      Hi
      I collect these glass and agate ball buttons as well. I am interested in who you had to make your Waistcoat? I want to get a few done.
      Thanks
      Eric
    4. IronLace IronLace, 6 months ago
      Hi Eric,
      I'm located in Australia, so the tailor who made this one for me was in Sydney. I'd recommend that you check out your local tailors. A good tailor who can make a decent bespoke suit should have the know - how to make a waistcoat, & you'll be able to pick out the fabric as well. It is rather expensive, but worth it for the unique garment you'll get. Or, for a cheaper & quicker solution, you could try buying a second - hand waistcoat from a vintage clothing or thrift store, & add your own buttons to customise it.
      Kind regards,
      Marin.
    5. ehunt ehunt, 6 months ago
      Thanks --- I have several sets of buttons that would be perfect for a Waistcoat. Have a great day!!!
      Eric
    6. Gillian, 5 months ago
      I noticed your button collection posts not long ago. I'm glad I found them. My Mum had a tin full of buttons - from the war years and before I think (also from the 50's). She made most of her own clothes. To me the buttons were almost magical. Like you, I would sort them into all sorts of categories - colours, sizes, shapes etc., unfortunately, in later years, they were no help with math!

      I decided to renew my love of buttons and bought some vintage/antique ones. I have some nice Victorian glass ones, art deco and lucite etc. Thanks IronLace for your button collections - they're stunning.

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