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"Flutter Through Twilight" Mother of Pearl Button and Butterfly Open-Face Cuff

$ 217.00

A genuine antique mother of pearl button acts as the gleaming full moon that this salvaged butterfly pendant flutters towards in this exceptionally unique design. The brass-plated butterfly used was found broken at its center, as the original design once included wings on either side. Ready to be tossed away as nothing more but a broken necklace, we rescued this half of the beautifully intricate butterfly, cleaned up its rough edges, and carefully set it into this hand-textured, open-face style sterling silver cuff. To us, this design delivers a lovely message of not only recognizing but amplifying all of the beauty that lives inside of you-despite your imperfections. 

The brightness of the sterling silver is contrasted with the warm hues of both the brass surrounding the butterfly, and the copper bezel hugging the edges of the mother of pearl moon. This cuff is considered a size small. 

Components discovered in Hermosa Beach CA & Long Beach CA

After each artifact or specimen has been discovered it is sent through a careful restoration process before being used in a design. If a particularly unique patina is found to add design value to an artifact, it is preserved and/or sealed to ensure its longevity and protection. Each and every item is made by hand by owners Nathan and Ali, therefore, some small imperfections or variations may be present in your design. To us, this only adds to the beauty and rarity of your particular piece. 1888 Design does not claim ownership over the design or production of any vintage, antique, or otherwise repurposed object used in the creation of our jewelry. 

Each 1888 Design piece contains unique elements of symbolic or historic value that mean something different to us all. Let's break down what the elements in this design are


An undeniable symbol of transformation, butterflies teach us to embrace change. After all, the only true constant in life is change. The Ancient Greeks often represented the soul as a butterfly, so the divine symbolism of this delicate creature should get its due.

Mother of Pearl

The iridescent lining of a sea mollusk, it is said to hold strong powers of protection and balance out our emotions. Gaining a heightened sense of intuition, creativity, and adaptability are just a few of this stunning, shimmering white and sometimes pale pink nacre's known effects on those who wear it.


Buttons are filled with storied symbolism, from the classic mother-of-pearl buttons made in the 1940s by the Lucky Day Co., to those still being pulled from the earth by metal-detecting hobbyists that fell from the uniforms of war soldiers. Buttons very much like coins were often engraved and printed with the insignia of our land, our people, or our cause. It’s touching to us to witness how important it is for people to wear and display the symbols of their own story, in even the smallest of places.


Kate L

"When the earrings arrived the whole opening experience was so beautiful. The story, sweet postcard, the feather, and finally opening the earrings box - I've been wearing them all day and they feel like they're supposed to be with me"

Tracie W

"Everything is packaged beautifully and very well made. I highly recommend 1888 Design!"

Charles G

"Beautiful unique designs. Always quality!"

Shannon J

"Deliveries are always on time and packaging has always been wonderful."


Can I resize this item?

If a product page does not have a drop down option for size selections, or if the product description does not state a need for the customer to input their desired size in the notes section of their purchase, then we are NOT able to resize the item. Some exceptions can be made with chain lengths. Please reach out to us at and we will try to accommodate as best we can.

Are your earrings hypoallergenic?

All earring posts are made out of sterling silver, stainless steel, or brass metals unless otherwise stated in the product description. Sterling silver and stainless steel are both hypoallergenic metals. Brass can react differently among different skin types, so we advise knowing your body's tolerance to brass prior to purchasing earrings with brass ear posts. Again, all metals used are stated in each product's description tab.

Can I order this as a gift?

Yes! Please leave us a note at checkout stating that this order is a gift along with the name of the recipient so we can address them properly in the packaging.

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Sourced with attention

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All components used in our jewelry are found and carefully selected with beauty, durability, safety, and vibrant, lasting energy in mind

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