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Czech Glass Button Deco Mandala 36mm 16" Black Gold

Czech Glass Button Deco Mandala 36mm 16" Black Gold

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Old moulds, all handmade by metal engravers are used today to create these gorgeous pressed 36mm 16" rblack gold mandala glass buttons. Production dates back to the 1700s when only a few styles of jet black buttons were made  using tme honoured traditions. The glass maker uses the moulds by attaching it to a pair of pliers, which is then bolted to the workbench next to the furnace. The artist then handpresses each button by hand, one at a time to create unique pieces of art. After the buttons have been pressed and cleaned, they are painted or washed then baked to keep the finish from peeling off. Each finish gives a different look to the same button. These buttons have a metal shank attached to the back. They are an older design, invented many years before the single mould of glass with the
shank included was made. Bead Vault values the contribution of the Bohemian artisans of last century. The history and heritage of the master glass artists and metal workers is almost gone. At Bead Vault we are endeavouring to continue to give you the pleasure of adornment by offering reproductions of many styles from this period.

finish: black gold
size: 36mm 16"*
style: mandala

*Historically sizes of Czech glass beads are measured in French lines, this unit of length was used before the metric system.

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