The Bakelite Jewelry Book by Corinne Davidov. During recent years, the Bakelite jewelry of the 1930s has become a trendy and popular fashion accessory and much-valued collectible. The authors have assembled here the greatest array ever seen of Bakelite jewelry. 160 illustrations, 150 in color.
All Because of a Button: Folklore, Fact and Fiction by Ellaraine Lockie. Who would suspect that buttons have been made out of blood, insects, gold-filled teeth, milk, beer, and tiger’s toenails? Or that buttons can be miniature works of art? These are but a few of the fascinating facts about buttons, button people, and button collecting that Ms. Lockie presents for the reader’s enjoyment.
When Ren sees her mom with a man. Her dad, a soldier, is in Afghanistan. Ren decides to run away to the school-turned-boardinghouse in the next town. She makes friends with Hugh, who tells her that the boardinghouse is the site of a mystery. Every night, the owner, Ms. Baxter, searches for a treasure left in the building years ago. If she can't find it, then the boarding house might shut down, and her dream of preserving the town's history by opening a pearl button museum will never come…
Buttons & Sundries (Twentieth Century Histories of Fashion) by Vittoria De Buzzaccarini. A world history of buttons, cuff links, studs, badges, and more, beginning with the Middle Ages up to the present.
THE BOOK OF BUTTONS Practical & Creative Guide to the Decorative Use of Buttons