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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. 1 3/8" Pale Tan Shell Button Quickview

    1 3/8" Pale Tan Shell Button

    1 3/8" four-hole mother of pearl shell button in a pale golden tan, with a slightly raised rim.
    $7.95

  2. 1 1/8" Gold & Taupe Grey Shell Button Quickview

    1 1/8" Gold & Taupe Grey Shell Button

    1 1/8" four-hole mother of pearl shell button in taupe grey, with a slightly raised matte gold metal "x" in the center. Metal shank.
    $3.95

  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. 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

  5. Creamy Shell, Rhinestones & Gold Button (Made in Italy) Quickview

    Creamy Shell, Rhinestones & Gold Button (Made in Italy)

    Flat, creamy mother of pearl shell button, with a rim of clear sparkling rhinestones, and another of plain gold metal roping. This is an elegantly understated button. Made in Italy. Metal loop shank backing.
    Sizes: 1", 1 1/8", 1 3/8"
    $21.95

  6. 1 3/8" Bar Shell Button Quickview

    1 3/8" Bar Shell Button

    1 3/8" flat topped, striped mother of pearl shell button, with snappy black and grey stripes. One-hole shank.
    $3.95

  7. 1 3/8" Bar Shell Button Quickview

    1 3/8" Bar Shell Button

    1 3/8" flat topped, striped mother of pearl shell button, with snappy deepest brown and grey stripes. One-hole shank.
    $3.95

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