Five Pewter Bee Buttons

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Made in Seattle, Washington

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Five handcast, lead-free, pewter bee buttons. Each button was cast individually into a hand-carved soapstone mold. They are what I like to call unique multiples, so they're each a little different, but all quite similar. Each button is 5/8" diameter, with a sturdy loop in back. The shank is approximately 5 mm tall. The hole is approximately 2 mm.

Some folks are reporting that in the picture the buttons appear to have a gold cast to them -- they are very very silver in person. The final photo indicates what my new packaging looks like.

This particular button is not based off a period button example. It is based off of manuscript depictions of bees.

These are the ones I based them off of:
British Library, Royal MS 12 C. xix, Folio 45r
British Library, Stowe MS 17, Folio 148r
Museum Meermanno, MMW, 10 B 25, Folio 37r

and I found the images at this site:

If you would like a different number of buttons, please convo me and I will set up a special listing with your quantity.

Pictures 3,4, and 5 taken by Heather Morgan.

    Average review
    Well made good and sturdy
    May 9, 2018 by Jason Subiate
    Very nice as well as different from the rest of what is out there! thanks
    Feb 11, 2017 by beekeeper3
    Great buttons, perfect for my project
    Apr 23, 2016 by Lindsay Stubbs
    I liked these buttons so well I re-ordered, so I could replace the buttons on a favourite shirt.
    Feb 18, 2014 by Britton
    I love that these are just so unique. I'm a backyard beekeeper, and I'm in the process of knitting little scarves for me and 4 of my friends. The little scarf calls for a small button, and this bee button is perfect. And there were five on the card! The moon & stars lined up !
    Dec 28, 2013 by Nancy Terhaar

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Washington state residents will be charged appropriate sales tax.

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Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
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If you are not satisfied with your purchase, I will exchange your item or refund your money (minus shipping costs) up to 14 days after you have received your order. You will be responsible for returning items in their original condition as well as return shipping costs.

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I'm willing to consider custom orders, let me know what you have in mind. I'll also consider wholesale and consignment on a case by case basis.