Paperweight Button Earrings
Paperweight Button Earrings
Paperweight Button Earrings

Paperweight Button Earrings

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Paperweight buttons refer to glass buttons that resemble glass desk paperweights, only smaller. These were first made in Europe in the mid 1800's. Most have a base with a preformed design & a cap of clear glass that covers from the top to the base. Some glass blowers would make these by building on the wire shank, adding the design & then the clear glass all while working over a flame to fuse them into a single piece of glass.  In order to use these buttons as earrings, the backs can’t be altered, so I set them into Sterling bezels. The depth is amazing… stunning!

Features:

  • two antique paperweight buttons 1/2” diameter
  • two vintage crystals
  • sterling silver ear wires
  • finished length 1 1/4”