Inspiring buttons.

As we prepare to open our shop for the 2013 season we are putting in some long hours behind the scenes putting finishing touches on the stock that we have been creating during the winter ‘break’.

Filigree bead earrings

Filigree bead earrings

Our handmade silver beads/balls/kugles continue to be our best selling item; worn as earrings, a pendant or part of a necklace or bracelet a kugle is a stunning piece of jewellery.

I have been trying to decide on some imges to display in our store and have found some great images via the facebook page of  Croatian Traditional Costumes.

The kugle/bead was originally seen as a decorative button on jackets in different regions of Croatia.  I have not found out when they were first adapted to be worn as a form of jewellery, however, since this time the bead has been a popular item of jewellery.  If anyone reading this knows more we would love to hear from you.


Here are some images of buttons/kugles in their traditional format;


kugle jacket

kugles 2


Don’t you love the facial expression here, wonder what he was thinking about/looking at?!






About Seba Silver

In June 2011 my wife and I opened a small store on the beautiful Dalmatian Island of Korcula. Our store (Seba Dizajn) showcases stunning filigree jewellery, all work is made on site offering you the fascinating chance to see filigree jewellery being made. Visit us at to see and purchase some of our filigree jewellery. The Seba family have been working, and creating beautiful pieces of filigree jewellery for over 500 years.
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9 Responses to Inspiring buttons.

  1. Our Adventure in Croatia says:

    what great costumes! and of course your creations are really beautiful. Good luck with he opening of the store

    • Seba Silver says:

      Thanks! Love the colourful costumes, I had been telling people during the last two seasons of being open about the buttons but these are the first photos I found. Hope to be fully open next week… will blog about that too 😉

  2. Do they ever have a little something inside them to make a bell?

  3. helen says:

    stunning as always

    love to see where the master of filigree gets inspired from 🙂

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