La Mouche is French for fly and this is exactly what’s featured on the gorgeous glass button that anchors this pendant necklace.
We discovered this button design when we visited the Czech Republic in 2017 and were immediately enthralled. We were amused by the unusual subject matter as flies are rarely celebrated in western art. We also loved its beautiful detailing and jewel-like colors.
We knew we wanted to buy some but were initially overwhelmed by the dozens of colors on offer. After much deliberation, we agreed on the combination of emerald, white, gold, and red you see in this necklace. This Czech glass fly button was manufactured just for us today using centuries-old processes.
In this design, the glass button hangs from a small antique Victorian button. Every antique button is a one and only, chosen just for you, and so will not be identical to the image.
We love Czech glass and are enthralled by the centuries-old manufacturing processes used to create the special glass buttons like the one in this necklace. Read about this incredible art and our Bohemian adventure on A Passion for Czech Glass on our Buttonology Blog.
This necklace can be worn long, at 32 inches, or doubled up and clasped in the front at 16 inches.
In this piece:
- One small Victorian metal button, circa 1880-1900 chosen from our collection
- Czech glass button hand-pressed in antique iron molds in the Czech Republic, using a centuries-old process
- Iridescent green crystal rivoli
- Antiqued brass chain
- Length is 16” or 32”