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Shell

The sea is bountiful, and so is our collection of beautiful shell buttons. We offer a delightful variety of styles, including traditional mother-of-pearl shirt buttons, abalone buttons, Tahitian grey mother of pearl buttons, and gold-edged shell buttons. Our selection features the iridescence and luminosity of natural seashells.

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  1. 3/4" Etched Cream Shell Button Quickview

    3/4" Etched Cream Shell Button

    3/4" four-hole shell button in creamy ivory, with an etched flower design.
    $0.95

  2. 3/4" Traditional Mother of Pearl Shell Button Quickview

    3/4" Traditional Mother of Pearl Shell Button

    3/4" four-hole, iridescent mother of pearl shell button, in natural coloration ranging from grey to ivory and with a raised rim.
    $0.65

  3. Classic Mother of Pearl Shell Button Quickview

    Classic Mother of Pearl Shell Button

    Four-hole, creamy mother of pearl shell button, with a lightly raised rim. The smaller sizes of this style are the classic shirt button.
    Sizes: 3/8", 3/4", 13/16", 7/8", 1"
    $1.00

  4. Flat Mother of Pearl Shell Button Quickview

    Flat Mother of Pearl Shell Button

    Flat, creamy mother of pearl shell button. The addition of this button adds a touch of classic simplicity to any hand-knit cardigan. Broad shank backing.
    Sizes: 9/16", 3/4"
    $2.25

  5. 3/4" Gold "X" Shell Button Quickview

    3/4" Gold "X" Shell Button

    3/4" flat, creamy mother of pearl shell button, with thin gold edge and a golden X-shaped thread pattern in the middle. Plastic broad shank backing.
    $4.50

  6. Iridescent Shell & Gold Button (Made in Switzerland) Quickview

    Iridescent Shell & Gold Button (Made in Switzerland)

    Flat, iridescent, grey mother of pearl shell button, with a graceful open gold metal arabesque rim. Made in Switzerland. Metal loop shank backing.
    Sizes: 3/4", 1 1/8"
    $6.95

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