BUTTONS

Description: Heart-shaped shell button.  Because it is a natural material, the shell from which each button is made may vary

Price Details: Price shown is for 1 button. For Pack of 50, 100 or 1000, see 'Options' below and save more money!

Width: 12mm approx.

Tips: Can also be used to make jewellery, or to decorate quilts etc

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Description: Square shell button. Because it is a natural material, the shell from which each button is made imay vary

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Width: 10mm approx.

Tips: Can also be used to make jewellery, or to decorate quilts etc

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Description: Hand-made button of twisted cord, with small loop for fixing

Price Details: Price shown is for 1 button. For Pack of 50 or Pack of 100, see 'Options' below and save more money!

Diameter: 8mm approx.

Tips: These buttons can be dyed using synthetic dye. Can be used for clothing or to decorate upholstery

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Description: Hand-made button of twisted cord, with small loop for fixing

Price Details: Price shown is for 1 button. For Pack of 50 or Pack of 100, see 'Options' below and save more money!

Diameter: 10mm approx.

Tips: These buttons can be dyed using synthetic dye. Can be used for clothing or to decorate upholstery

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Description: Hand-made button of twisted cord, with small loop for fixing

Price Details: Price shown is for 1 button. For Pack of 50 or Pack of 100, see 'Options' below and save more money!

Diameter: 11mm approx.

Tips: These buttons can be dyed using synthetic dye. Can be used for clothing or to decorate upholstery

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Description:Hollow brass button with raised decoration

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Diameter: 11mm approx.

Height: 16mm including ring

Tips: Can be used to button clothing or decorate upholstery

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Description: Handmade gold thread buttons, sold with matching gold thread for fixing (not shown). Because these buttons are handmade, their size can vary a little.

Price Details: Price shown is for one button, or click on 'Options' and save money by buying a pack of 10!    Note:There are only 100 of these buttons left in stock

 

Size: Diameter: 4mm approx. Length: 4mm approx.

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Description: Handmade black silk buttons, with matching silk tie at the back for fixing. Because these buttons are handmade, their size can vary a little.

Price Details: Price shown is for one button.  About 60 available.

Size: Diameter: 14mm approx. Length: 10mm approx.

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Description: Handmade silk buttons with matching thread for fixing. Because these buttons are handmade, their size can vary a little. See 'Options' box below for colours. Many more colours available - email for more details or see the full range at fairs

Price Details: Price shown is for a bunch of about 40 buttons

Diameter: 5mm approx. Length: 6mm approx.

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Description: Set of 2 Vintage black glass buttons with bronzed spiral design. Probably Czech, 1930s

Price Details: Price shown is for a 2 buttons

Diameter: 26mm approx.

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Description: Small hollow metal button with delicate embossed design showing the Lion of Persia,  crown and rising sun. Iranian, probably 19th or early 20th century.

Price Details: Price shown is for 1 button. There is only one of this item.

Diameter: 13mm approx.

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Description: Small hollow metal button with delicate anchor design & barley twist edges

Price Details: Price shown is for a 1 button. There is only one of this item.

Diameter: 14mm approx.

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Description: Set of 9 sparkly diamonte plastic buttons set in black

Price Details: Price shown is for a 9 buttons. There is only one of this item.

Diameter: 14mm approx.

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Description: 2 matching Bakelite? vintage buttons, c. 1930s, with hand-painted flowers, and two holes for fixing

Price Details: Price shown is for 2 buttons. No more available

Diameter: 27mm approx.

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Description: In Africa, India, Southeast Asia and China, cowrie shells have been traded and used as currency and for decoration for at least 2000 years. They are still valued by many tribal peoples today. Large quantities of cowries of various sizes available if required. Each cowrie shell is slightly different.

Price Details: Price shown is for one shell.

Length: 10mm to 20mm approx.

Tips: See also '2018 Cowrie Shells Without Backs' below which can be sewn onto fabric or leather

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Description: In Africa, India, Southeast Asia and China, cowrie shells have been traded and used as currency and for decoration for at least 2000 years. They are still valued by many tribal peoples today. The backs of cowrie shells were removed so they could be strung on a cord for ease of carrying when they were used as currency, or sewn onto cloth, leather etc by attaching them top and bottom with thread. Various sizes available if required. Each cowrie shell is slightly different.

Price Details: Price shown is for one shell.

Length: 10mm - 20mm approx.

Tips: Cowries can be used to decorate the hems of skirts, the cuffs of jackets, the brims of hats, for belts and necklaces, for the borders of cushions or throws, or attached to the ends of silk or cotton cord to form decorative tassells for use on the corners of cushions etc.

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Description: From coastal south India, cowrie shells have been traded to Africa, India, Southeast Asia and China and used as currency and for decoration for at least 2000 years. They are still valued by many tribal peoples today. Cowries without backs were sewn onto cloth, leather etc by attaching them top and bottom with thread. These antique cowries, bought in Chin State, Burma, have the slightly more angular shape of cowries used as decoration in the 19th and early 20th centuries. This particular cowrie is unusual in its size and quality.

Price Details: Price shown is for one cowrie. Only one available.

Length: 30mm approx. Each cowrie is only very slightly different.

Tips: Can be used to repair antique tribal artifacts on which cowries are missing.

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Description: 'Shisha' are tiny mirrors sewn to a textile with embroidery. They used to decorate costume, bags and cushions in Sindh, Pakistan, and in India, especially in Rajashtan and Gujarat, and also by Banjara communities. The machine embroidery on these 'shisha' is a little crude but they are funky and fun, it's possible to embroider over the machine embroidery with your own thread. Only available in white or yellow - click on the 'Options' box to select colour.

Price Details: Price shown is for a band of ten embroidered mirrors or 'shisha'.

Length and width: 20mm approx. including the backing

Tips: Sew the 'shisha' as they are in strips, or cut them off the band and sew them on one by one. Traditionally 'shisha' were sewn onto their fabric backing in silk thread on with a neat blanket stitch

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