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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. 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

  2. 9/16" Thick Mother of Pearl Shell Button Quickview

    9/16" Thick Mother of Pearl Shell Button

    9/16" thick, dark grey Tahitian mother of pearl shell button, with a gently rounded rim. Tunnel shank backing.
    $1.25

  3. Geometric Motif Shell Button Quickview

    Geometric Motif Shell Button

    Two-hole, cream mother of pearl shell button, with a series of engraved geometric shapes. This shell button has a charming Arts & Crafts feel.
    Sizes: 11/16", 7/8"
    $1.95

  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. 9/16" Metallic Gold Rimmed Shell Button Quickview

    9/16" Metallic Gold Rimmed Shell Button

    9/16" two-hole, iridescent mother of pearl shell button, with green and pink undertones, and a metallic gold metal textured rim.
    $2.95

  6. 9/16" Flat Shell Button Quickview

    9/16" Flat Shell Button

    9/16" flat, cream mother of pearl shell button, with a narrow rim. This is the epitome of a cardigan sweater button. Metal shank.
    $0.95

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