18mm Star Flower - Czech Glass Buttons - Rosewood, purple pansy
18mm Star Flower - Czech Glass Buttons - Rosewood, purple pansy

18mm Star Flower - Czech Glass Buttons - Rosewood, purple pansy
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Buttons Production

 
 

Almost all Czech Glass buttons are handmade. Learn about the production process and the tools used in the production of these beautiful buttons.

   
   

These are the negatives used to make the molds for the buttons. These negatives are valuable, and one of a kind, as they are the first step in the process of making the Czech Glass Buttons.

   

The negatives seen above make the molds. These hand-presses, with the molds inside, are what actually create the buttons. 

   
 
   

Glass rods of different colors first get melted in the oven.

   
   

The shank of the button gets placed inside of the mold

   

Our friend then takes the molten glass, and presses it into the mold

   

He carefully cuts the extra glass away with a pair of scissors.

   

Open the press....

   

And behold! A new Czech Glass button is born! (its still a bit crude, though).

   
   

The czech glass button you just saw gets its edges smoothed along a machine

   

And the final touches include either hand painting…

   

Or more often, a particular chemical coating that then gets fired in the oven.

   

Recognize these buttons? True craftsmanship, born out of hundreds of years of experience.


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