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STudio Buttons by Diane Echnoz Almeyda
Filigree Plique-A-Jour

Seldom seen, and practiced by few…..
Those words certainly describe the technical "tour-de-force" of enameling, plique-a-jour (pronounced pleek-a-shure). Though considered the most difficult of enameling techniques, many believe it is also the most beautiful.

For more information on this process, see Diane's homepage. See Diane's Archive of sold buttons.

All buttons are Limited Editions of 5. Diane welcomes custom work. If a button below is marked as SOLD, Diane can make you the next in the LE. Just contact me for details.

Note: enamel is difficult to photograph, but plique is that much harder as it really requires back lighting. That being said, the photos below do not reflect back lighting and thus you cannot see the transparency. But be assured, these are "see through" like stained glass.

Diane's work is guaranteed. If you are not totally pleased with a button, return it within 7 days for a full refund, excluding shipping and insurance both ways, in the same condition it was originally shipped.

Note: all sizes listed are approximate. Also, all metal is fine or sterling silver, even if it looks dark. The highly polished surface of the metal is extremely reflective. We are working on getting better photos.

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filigree buttons

Plique button filigree

#DA110-1new
GEMSTONE button - with Amethyst and Encrustations; fine silver; 1 1/16" $360

filigree plique button

#DA111-1new
GEMSTONE button - 2 Central Amethysts in scalloped settings plus 2 domes, openwork in zig-zag border, 4 enamel encrustations. fine silver; 1 5/16"; $420

tree design filigree plique button

#DA112-1
tree with leaves and fruit theme - balls, twisted wire border; fine silver; 1 3/16" x 1 9/16"; $420 SOLD

If you want one, email me and I'll make one up for you as this LE is still open.


filigree plique button

#DA113-1new
GEMSTONE button - central bezel set lapis lazuli, balls between, twisted wire inner border; fine silver; 1 9/16"; $400

filigree plique button

#DA114-1new
Central silver dome, openwork; fine silver; 1"; $330

Note: the photo is not good for the center which is a solid fine sivler dome.

 

plique filigree button

#DA105-1
2-hole sew-through w/ 2 balls in fine silver. Dim: 7/16" x 6/16" $120SOLD

If you want one, email me and I'll make one up for you as this LE is still open.


plique filigree button

#DA106-1
Openwork in fine silver. Dim: 9/16" x 1/2". $160

plique filigree button

#DA107-1
5-hole sew through with openwork in fine silver. Dim: 1 3/16" x 12/16". $225

plique filigree button

#DA108-1
GEMSTONE button - Central bezel set chrysoprase, fine silver. Dim: 11/16" x 9/16" $225

plique filigree button

#DA109-1
Eye theme in fine silver. Dim: 1 1/6" x 1 1/6" $385

 

Octogan plique button

#DA95-1
Octagon. Dim: 1 3/4". Price: $540
This button has 2 encrustrations

Peacocks Plique-a-jour with openwork

#DA96-1
Octagon with 2 peacocks and openwork; Dim: 1 3/4". Price: $550 SOLD

If you want one, email me and I'll make one up for you as this LE is still open.


Hearts and Stars button

#DA70-3
Hearts and Star with
a center enamel "jewel" set in an 18K bezel
Dim 1 1/4" circle
Price: $420

See others in this LE

DA07-1

#DA07-1
Dim: 7/8" Price: $250

DA08-1

#DA08-1
Dim: 1 1/6" Price: $325

DA09-1

#DA09-1
Dim: 1 1/16" Price $325

DA10-1

#DA10-1
Dim: 7/8" Price: $250 SOLD

If you want one, email me and I'll make one up for you as this LE is still open.

Plant Leaf

#DA43-1
Blues and Green in a plant/leaf motif. Dim: 1 3/8"
Price: $325

Mackintosh Rose

#DA44-1
Macintosh Rose
Dim: 1 3/8"
Price: $325 SOLD

If you want one, email me and I'll make one up for you as this LE is still open.

 

Flower

#DA25-1
Yellow, green and periwinkle
Dim: 1 5/8" Price: $375 SOLD

If you want one, email me and I'll make one up for you as this LE is still open.