Antique Faceted Vaseline Glass Button ~ Victorian Charmstring Button ~ Faceted Top & Swirl Back Glass Ball Button ~ UV Glowing ~ Gorgeous!
Antique Faceted Yellow Vaeline Glass Button ~ Victorian Charmstring Button
Faceted Top & Swirl Back Glass Ball Button ~ UV Glowing
Measures Slightly Less than 1/2" or 12mm
Swirl Back Brass Loop Shank
Very Good Condition
WHAT IS A CHARM STRING?
Just ever so many pretty buttons strung together and worn around your neck." Nineteenth century folk wisdom had it that a girl should acquire 999 buttons on a string. When she added the thousandth, she would meet her Prince Charming.
These strings of buttons, sometimes called "memory strings," were a fad of the 1860s that remained popular until 1900. Delightful stories have been handed down. One is that each friend and member of the family donate a button.
To begin a string, a young girl would tie a large button, called a touch button, onto a long string. She would then continue stringing on the very finest small glass and jeweled buttons of the period. Original charm strings of the late 19th century had a large quantity of very small and dainty glass buttons, including early paperweight buttons, as well as small Victorian metals of the period. Some charm strings also included meaningful amulets and tiny objects with family or school-day associations, such as charms, coins, baskets made from nut or fruit pits, miniature dolls' arms and legs, or religious medals.
Victorian girls inadvertently became this country's first button collectors. =)
Great for Collecting, Reenactment, Sewing, Jewelry, Art and MORE!
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Shipping & policies
I will ship your Domestic Order within 3-5 days. Of course, Holiday and weekends are excluded.
I will always notify you when your item has shipped, and send you tracking info so you can follow the shipping progress.
I apologize, that I am unable to ship Internationally any longer. Because of physical reasons, I am unable to venture to the post office in the winter.
I am truly sorry for this inconvenience, and will re-evaluate my shipping policy again in the spring.
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