Button Down Designs :: Black Jet Bracelets
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Black Jet & Black Art Deco

Black Jet Glass buttons came into popularity due to Queen Victoria, who sat on the British throne from 1837 to 1901. When her beloved husband, Prince Albert, died in 1861 she was thrown into mourning, and wore nothing but black for the rest of her life. Back in the colonies, the Civil War was just getting warmed up, but the fashion trend caught on, and use of black glass, or "Jet", was widespread for the rest of the Victorian era. Most jars of very old buttons include examples of these, but many are tiny, and others are scratched or chipped. Nice quality jet buttons are rare; I use them in my Black Jet line.

Black Art Deco buttons mostly date to the 1920's and 30's, although I use some older buttons in these bracelets too. The difficulty is in finding truely black buttons. With age, most have faded. I make these bracelets in both wide and narrow widths, single layer and double layer styles.

Black Jet Glass & Art Deco Black

Top Row: Black Jet Glass (Civil War Era)
Bottom Row: Art Deco Black (1920's & 1930's)
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