Soft Expressions supporting the expressive quilter in tradition innovation art and computer with Sharla Hicks

Search Website
Nav Barcontact info and site mapSoftExpressions.com Home Page: Supporting the Expressive Quilter in Tradition, Innovation, Art and Computer Quilting with Sharla HicksQuilting Software ReviewedNewsletter with how-tos, tutuorials, reviews on quilting software and quilt embellishment for the expressive quilterHelp to get the most out of browsing SoftExpressions.comFind out more about Sharla R. Hicks, the master mind behind SoftExpressions.comGalleries, be inspired by others expressive quilters workDownload Shareware, Demos & Slide shows  of helpful software for expressive quilters
Nav BarstorefrontSearchLog-in: Account / Wish ListProduct ListCheckoutBasket Contents

Free Shipping @ $50
USA ONLY


Find Soft Expressions on Facebook


Sale and New Items
This section will answer your questions about shipping methods, costs, handling and more.
Ship International
Company Profile
Mail, Fax Form
Return, Exchange, Damage
Website Use Disclaimer
Laurel Burch
Art Girlz Felt, Charms, Stamps
Jenny Hasking Magazines, Embroidery CDs, Quilting Software
1000+ Helpful Books for Quilting and Computer Quilters, find helpful books on quilt construction, design, printing on fabric, using the software programs and more.
Magazines: Quilting Arts, Creative Expressions, Cloth Paper & Scissors
Quilt Patterns
Notions for Quilters like Marti Michelle Templates, Rulers, Mats, Rotary Cutters, Sewing Accessories, Machine Quilting Supplies and more.
This is a expanding category with quilt giftwrap, jewelry, helpful must have tools, watches, organizers and beautiful storage boxes.
Paper Piecing Software and helpful tools like finger press, foundation printer sheets, rulers, books and . . . .
Helpful products for quilting memory quilts and labels like Bubble Jet Set 2000 and June Tailor Fabrics
DVDs, CDs and Videos
Find all the popular programs like Electric Quilt, Quilt-Pro, PCQuilt, Paper Piecing programs, Redwork, Designing CD, Repligator, Creative Impusle and more for the traditional and innovative quilter.
Dyes, Paints and Pens
Foils & Glitter
Embellishments
Iron-on Applique Patches
Beads and Charms
Buttons
Angelina Fibers for Innovative Quilter
Threads, Yarn and Fiber
Needle Felting Roving & Supplies

Computer Quilting BYTES
subscribe
back issues
Frequently Asked Questions about  quilting software
Reviews to 23+ quilting software programs
Demos to quilting software, try before you  buy!


Embellishments

logo
line break
40% off Books Blow Out, Limited to Stock on Hand

tagua nutTagua Nut Buttons & Pendants
"The Vegtable Ivory"

Limited stock

These beautiful buttons and pendants, from On the Surface, are made from the Tagua Nut, indigenous to the Amazon Rainforest. The Eco-Friendly colorfully dyed Tagua Nut slices are called vegetable ivory. They are water resistant and maintain their vibrant color, even when in contact with human skin and perspiration.

Please note that no two slices are exactly alike and natural imperfections do occur.

 


Tagual Nut Buttons,
Approx 1.5" x 1.5"

Tagua Nut Pendants
Tagua Nut Pendants
Approx 1.5" x 1.5"

To View Our Other Buttonsclick here



line break
Embellishment Index click here

About Tagua Nut Buttons & Pendants

Scroll down to view all

tagua treeDeep in the heart of the Amazon Rainforest, grows a special tree called the Tagua, or ivory palm. This tree produces an extraordinary fruit, the Tagua nut, which has been used to make buttons, jewelry, and carved objects since the 19th century. The indigenous people of the rainforest used to give each member of their clan a Tagua Nut to carry around their necks, believing that the person who wore it would be protected by the love of both family and friends. More recently, military uniforms in WWI had buttons made from the nuts.

A single palm’s yearly harvest
EQUALS ivory from one female elephant.

An "Eco-Friendly" product, the Tagua Nut is a renewable and sustainable product. The Tagua Nut is also sometimes referred to as "Vegetable Ivory" because it is almost indistinguishable from real ivory. Environmentally, a single palm's yearly harvest equals the same quantity of ivory from one female elephant. Tagua nuts have been used as an ivory substitute for over 140 years.

After harvesting, the nuts are dried in the sun for 4 to 6 months. Dried nuts are then sliced, drilled and polished by tumbling in water and then in their own grinding dust. Afterwards, the slices are sorted, some of the slices are permanently dyed, while others are selected to be left their natural ivory color.

The slices are dyed with Analine dye (used on cellulose products) until they are as exhausted as possible. This unique process ensures the dye is water resistant and maintains its vibrant color, even when in contact with human skin and perspiration.

Enjoy this Tagua product knowing that its purchase supports the employment of nearly 35,000 indigenous people. The income received from Tagua crops is a strong incentive to maintain the trees. This helps stabilize the Rainforest and, ultimately, World environments.

Ivory, Tans, Browns Buttons & Pendants
LIMITED TO STOCK ON HAND. DISCONTINUED BY IMPORTER

Scroll down to view all

ivory button

Ivory
Two-Holed Button
NOTE: No two slices are exactly the same and natural imperfections do occur.

MFG: On the Surface
Approximate Size: 1.5" L x 1.5" W
Item Code: TS2024
Weight: 0.01 lbs
10% off: $1.80 each
MSRP: $2.00

Limited stock
Add 1 to BasketAdd 1 and Checkout
Add To Wish List

burnt sienna

Burnt Sienna
One-Holed Pendant
NOTE: No two slices are exactly the same and natural imperfections do occur.

MFG: On the Surface
Approximate Size: 1.5" L x 1.5" W
Item Code: TS1005
Weight: 0.01 lbs
10% off: $1.80 each
MSRP: $2.00
Limited stock
Add 1 to BasketAdd 1 and Checkout
Add To Wish List

champange pendant

Light Champagne
One-Holed Pendant
NOTE: No two slices are exactly the same and natural imperfections do occur.

MFG: On the Surface
Approximate Size: 1.5" L x 1.5" W
Item Code: TS1004
Weight: 0.01 lbs
10% off: $1.80 each
MSRP: $2.00

Limited stock
Add 1 to BasketAdd 1 and Checkout
Add To Wish List

champagne 2 hole

Light Champagne
Two-Holed Button
NOTE: No two slices are exactly the same and natural imperfections do occur.

MFG: On the Surface
Approximate Size: 1.5" L x 1.5" W
Item Code: TS2004
Weight: 0.01 lbs
10% off: $1.80 each
MSRP: $2.00

Limited stock
Add 1 to BasketAdd 1 and Checkout
Add To Wish List

taupe pendant

Ancient Taupe
One-Holed Pendant
NOTE: No two slices are exactly the same and natural imperfections do occur.

MFG: On the Surface
Approximate Size: 1.5" L x 1.5" W
Item Code: TS1016
Weight: 0.01 lbs
10% off: $1.80 each
MSRP: $2.00
Limited stock
Add 1 to BasketAdd 1 and Checkout
Add To Wish List

camouflage pendant

Camouflage
One-Holed Pendant
NOTE: No two slices are exactly the same and natural imperfections do occur.

MFG: On the Surface
Approximate Size: 1.5" L x 1.5" W
Item Code: TS1013
Weight: 0.01 lbs
10% off: $1.80 each
MSRP: $2.00
Limited stock
Add 1 to BasketAdd 1 and Checkout
Add To Wish List

camouflage button

Camouflage
One-Holed Pendant
NOTE: No two slices are exactly the same and natural imperfections do occur.

MFG: On the Surface
Approximate Size: 1.5" L x 1.5" W
Item Code: TS2013
Weight: 0.01 lbs
10% off: $1.80 each
MSRP: $2.00
Limited stock
Add 1 to BasketAdd 1 and Checkout
Add To Wish List

Red & Pinks Buttons & Pendants

LIMITED TO STOCK ON HAND. DISCONTINUED BY IMPORTER

oh pink pendant

Oh! Pink
One-Holed Pendant
NOTE: No two slices are exactly the same and natural imperfections do occur.

MFG: On the Surface
Approximate Size: 1.5" L x 1.5" W
Item Code: TS1020
Weight: 0.01 lbs
10% off: $1.80 each
MSRP: $2.00
Limited stock
Add 1 to BasketAdd 1 and Checkout
Add To Wish List

coral fizz pendant

Coral Fizz
One-Holed Pendant
NOTE: No two slices are exactly the same and natural imperfections do occur.

MFG: On the Surface
Approximate Size: 1.5" L x 1.5" W
Item Code: TS1010
Weight: 0.01 lbs
10% off: $1.80 each
MSRP: $2.00
Limited stock
Add 1 to BasketAdd 1 and Checkout
Add To Wish List

gypsy pendant

Gypsy Red
One-Holed Pendant
NOTE: No two slices are exactly the same and natural imperfections do occur.

MFG: On the Surface
Approximate Size: 1.5" L x 1.5" W
Item Code: TS1012
Weight: 0.01 lbs
10% off: $1.80 each
MSRP: $2.00
Limited stock
Add 1 to BasketAdd 1 and Checkout
Add To Wish List

Metro Red pendant

Metro Red
One-Holed Pendant
NOTE: No two slices are exactly the same and natural imperfections do occur.

MFG: On the Surface
Approximate Size: 1.5" L x 1.5" W
Item Code: TS1014
Weight: 0.01 lbs
10% off: $1.80 each
MSRP: $2.00
Limited stock
Add 1 to BasketAdd 1 & Checkout
Wish List

 

Black Rose Pendant

Ebony
One-Holed Pendant
NOTE: No two slices are exactly the same and natural imperfections do occur.

MFG: On the Surface
Approximate Size: 1.5" L x 1.5" W
Item Code: TS1023
Weight: 0.01 lbs
10% off: $1.80 each
MSRP: $2.00
Limited stock
Add 1 to BasketAdd 1 & Checkout
Wish List

 

Black Rose Pendant

Black Rose
One-Holed Pendant
NOTE: No two slices are exactly the same and natural imperfections do occur.

MFG: On the Surface
Approximate Size: 1.5" L x 1.5" W
Item Code: TS1019
Weight: 0.01 lbs
10% off: $1.80 each
MSRP: $2.00
Limited stock
Add 1 to BasketAdd 1 & Checkout
Wish List
spacer


Yellow/Oranges Buttons & Pendants


LIMITED TO STOCK ON HAND. DISCONTINUED BY IMPORTER

amber pendant

Amber
One-Holed Pendant
NOTE: No two slices are exactly the same and natural imperfections do occur.

MFG: On the Surface
Approximate Size: 1.5" L x 1.5" W
Count: 1
Item Code: TS1007
Weight: 0.01 lbs
10% off: $1.80 each
MSRP: $2.00
Limited stock
Add 1 to BasketAdd 1 and Checkout
Add To Wish List

amber button

Amber
Two-Holed Button
NOTE: No two slices are exactly the same and natural imperfections do occur.

MFG: On the Surface
Approximate Size: 1.5" L x 1.5" W
Count: 1
Item Code: TS2007
Weight: 0.01 lbs
10% off: $1.80 each
MSRP: $2.00
Limited stock
Add 1 to BasketAdd 1 and Checkout
Add To Wish List

persimmon pendant

Dark Persimmon
One-Holed Pendant
NOTE: No two slices are exactly the same and natural imperfections do occur.

MFG: On the Surface
Approximate Size: 1.5" L x 1.5" W
Count: 1
Item Code: TS1008
Weight: 0.01 lbs
10% off: $1.80 each
MSRP: $2.00
Limited stock
Add 1 to BasketAdd 1 and Checkout
Add To Wish List

orange twist pendant

Orange Twist
One-Holed Pendant
NOTE: No two slices are exactly the same and natural imperfections do occur.

MFG: On the Surface
Approximate Size: 1.5" L x 1.5" W
Count: 1
Item Code: TS1006
Weight: 0.01 lbs
10% off: $1.80 each
MSRP: $2.00
Limited stock
Add 1 to BasketAdd 1 and Checkout
Add To Wish List

 

Greens / Jade Buttons & Pendants


LIMITED TO STOCK ON HAND. DISCONTINUED BY IMPORTER

olivine pendant

Olivine
One-Holed Pendant
NOTE: No two slices are exactly the same and natural imperfections do occur.

MFG: On the Surface
Approximate Size: 1.5" L x 1.5" W
Count: 1
Item Code: TS1017
Weight: 0.01 lbs
10% off: $1.80 each
MSRP: $2.00
Limited stock
Add 1 to BasketAdd 1 and Checkout
Add To Wish List

celtic green pendant

Celtic Green
One-Holed Pendant
NOTE: No two slices are exactly the same and natural imperfections do occur.

MFG: On the Surface
Approximate Size: 1.5" L x 1.5" W
Count: 1
Item Code: TS1003
Weight: 0.01 lbs
10% off: $1.80 each
MSRP: $2.00
Limited stock
Add 1 to BasketAdd 1 and Checkout
Add To Wish List

celtic green button

Celtic Green
Two-Holed Button
NOTE: No two slices are exactly the same and natural imperfections do occur.

MFG: On the Surface
Approximate Size: 1.5" L x 1.5" W
Count: 1
Item Code: TS2003
Weight: 0.01 lbs
10% off: $1.80 each
MSRP: $2.00
Limited stock
Add 1 to BasketAdd 1 and Checkout
Add To Wish List

limey pendant
Limey
One-Holed Pendant
NOTE: No two slices are exactly the same and natural imperfections do occur.

MFG: On the Surface
Approximate Size: 1.5" L x 1.5" W
Count: 1
Item Code: TS1018
Weight: 0.01 lbs
10% off: $1.80 each
MSRP: $2.00
Limited stock
Add 1 to BasketAdd 1 and Checkout
Add To Wish List

jade button

Soft Jade
Two-Holed Button
NOTE: No two slices are exactly the same and natural imperfections do occur.

MFG: On the Surface
Approximate Size: 1.5" L x 1.5" W
Count: 1
Item Code: TS2015
Weight: 0.01 lbs
10% off: $1.80 each
MSRP: $2.00
Limited stock
Add 1 to BasketAdd 1 and Checkout
Add To Wish List

spacer

Turquoise/Blue Buttons & Pendants


LIMITED TO STOCK ON HAND. DISCONTINUED BY IMPORTER

dark peacock pendant

Dark Peacock
One-Holed Pendant
NOTE: No two slices are exactly the same and natural imperfections do occur.

MFG: On the Surface
Approximate Size: 1.5" L x 1.5" W
Count: 1
Item Code: TS1001
Weight: 0.01 lbs
10% off: $1.80 each
MSRP: $2.00

Limited stock
Add 1 to BasketAdd 1 and Checkout
Add To Wish List

tahitian teal pendant

Tahitian Teal
One-Holed Pendant
NOTE: No two slices are exactly the same and natural imperfections do occur.

MFG: On the Surface
Approximate Size: 1.5" L x 1.5" W
Count: 1
Item Code: TS1009
Weight: 0.01 lbs
10% off: $1.80 each
MSRP: $2.00

Limited stock
Add 1 to BasketAdd 1 and Checkout
Add To Wish List

tropic turquoise

Tropic Turquoise
One-Holed Pendant
NOTE: No two slices are exactly the same and natural imperfections do occur.

MFG: On the Surface
Approximate Size: 1.5" L x 1.5" W
Count: 1
Item Code: TS1022
Weight: 0.01 lbs
10% off: $1.80 each
MSRP: $2.00

Limited stock
Add 1 to BasketAdd 1 and Checkout
Add To Wish List

spacer

Purples Buttons & Pendants


LIMITED TO STOCK ON HAND. DISCONTINUED BY IMPORTER

mystic violet pendant

Mystic Violet
One-Holed Pendant
NOTE: No two slices are exactly the same and natural imperfections do occur.

MFG: On the Surface
Approximate Size: 1.5" L x 1.5" W
Count: 1
Item Code: TS1021
Weight: 0.01 lbs
10% off: $1.80 each
MSRP: $2.00

Limited stock
Add 1 to BasketAdd 1 and Checkout
Add To Wish List

amethyst pendant

Amethyst
One-Holed Pendant
NOTE: No two slices are exactly the same and natural imperfections do occur.

MFG: On the Surface
Approximate Size: 1.5" L x 1.5" W
Count: 1
Item Code: TS1011
Weight: 0.01 lbs
10% off: $1.80 each
MSRP: $2.00

Limited stock
Add 1 to BasketAdd 1 and Checkout
Add To Wish List

Tips for Care of Tagua Nut Buttons & Pendant:

The Tagua Nut Buttons and Pendants have been colored with analine dyes, making them colorfast, washable, and dry cleanable.

The Tagua nut is a product of nature and the following care instructions are recommended.

  • Tagua nut and other cellulose buttons, including wood and coconut shell, will benefit from a light polishing with Pledge or other fine wood care products.
  • Spray a little Pledge onto a soft cloth and polish the buttons with the sprayed cloth. Be sure to polish the entire button; front, back and sides. This should not change the appearance of the material but will add a light waterproof coating.
  • While a gentle washing of a hand knit, sew or quilted item, should not damage the button, this little extra care will insure against any change in the button from an unplanned extended submersion in water.
  • Occasional re-polishing after 4-5 washing, is desireable.

Create Button Sandwich to protect when washing buttons

While Tagua is actually as strong or stronger than mammal ivory, here is a good way to protect special buttons, especially the finely lasered tagua, from abrasion when washing or dry cleaning. This below method is also recommended for horn, glass, pearl/shell and buttons with embellished surfaces.

  • Purchase a length of "hook and loop" tape, approximately 1/2" to 1" wider than the button. The more height to the button, the wider the tape. Leave the tape connected.
  • Measure the width of the button connected and cut pieces that are 1/2" to 1" longer than the button.
  • Now, separate the hook from the loop side and cut a slit in the hook (hard) side the width of the button. This piece of hook tape should just allow the button to pass through.
  • Be sure the "working" side of the hook tape is facing you. Now place the "loop" piece on top of the button, loops facing the hooks, making sure the tape forms a "seal" around the perimeter of the button sealing the button "inside". This process is a little like making a button sandwich.
  • The button is now protected on the front, back and sides. After washing or cleaning, these covers can be "unbuttoned" and saved to use again.

Please note: It may be best to remove very large or delicate buttons, and reattach them after processing an article or garment.



Related Items

More Beads, Charms, Buttons & Iron-on Appliqués click here

Buttons for Home Decor, Jewelry and Wearable Art Embellishment

Books: Button & Ribbon Embellishment for quilts, home decor & more

40% off
Button It up
Button It Up

by Susan Beal
40% off
Cupcakes!
Cupcakes! 30+ to Sew, Quilt, Knit & Bake
by Lynn Koolish
40% off
Inchie Quilts
Inchie Quilts
by Nadine Ruggles
40% off
Ribbons Buttons and Beads
Ribbons, Buttons, & Beads
Projects for a Romantic Home

by Mary Jo Hiney
40% off
Ribbons!
Ribbons!
Multiple Authors
David & Charles Pub
40% off
Quilting Your Style
Quilting Your Style

by Leah Fehr
   

Dill Buttons

Mix and match colors and sizes to come up with your own unique button combination for jewelry, wearable art, quilts, dolls, purses and totes
navy blue
Checkerboard

green
Checkerboard

black
Checkerboard

toffee
Checkerboard
Green Flower
2 sizes
Flower Design
Brown Flower
2 sizes
3-D Flower
Woodgrain
2 sizes
Faux Woodgrain
Snake Skin
2 sizes
Snake Skin
PebbleTexture
2 sizes
Pebble Texture
Peach Needlepoint Button
Purple Needlepoint ButtonRed Needlepoint Button
Red Needlepoint Button
Needlepoint
& Crafter's Grid
6 color choices
Woodgrain Variation
2 sizes
Branch Cut with Age Rings
Zebra
2 sizes
Zebra Stripe

10% off
Laurel Burch Buttons

Laurel Burch Buttons


Dill Polyamid Buttons

Button Examples
Large Concave Nesting Buttons

Dill Button - LG textured diamond
LG Diamond


Combo Ideas for Jewelry & Wearables

Jewelry Button Pin
made using Grid and Large Concave Buttons


Have fun mixing and matching buttons
buttons combobuttons combo

Tagua Nut Buttons & Pendants: "The Vegtable Ivory"


Tagual Nut Buttons, 24 Color
Approx 1.5" x 1.5"

Tagua Nut Pendants
Tagua Nut Pendants, 24 Colors
Approx 1.5" x 1.5"



Search Website
Site Map & Picture Indexes
(like library index)

Visa -- MasterCard -- American Express -- Discover -- Paypal
FAQs & Help

Sale & New

up to 20% off
Zentangle

10 - 20% off
Quilting Software

20-60% off
2000+ Books

40-60% off
1500 Blowout Books!
10% - 50% off
Notions

10% off
Fabrics
50% off
Patterns
10% off
Paper Piecing
10- 35% off
Rulers
10% off
Buttons
10-50% off
Beads, Charms
10% off
Jenny Haskins
10% off
Gifts
For Quilters, Sewers & Crafters
10- 50% off
Embellishments
Stitched Appliqués,
Foils, Glitter, Petals
10 -50% off
Paints, Pens,
Dyes, Inks, Stencils,
Accessories
10-50% off
Threads, Ribbons, Yarns & Angelina Fibers, Roving
10-25% off
Laurel Burch
Totes, Mugs, Plates, Jewelry, Socks, Buttons
Newletter Logo
Back Issue to Newsletter
Reviews to 23+ quilting software programsDemos to quilting software, try before you  buy!Galleries: Sharla's Quilt, Comptuer Quilting Software examples, & Stolen Quilts
Your privacy is guaranteed on our Secure Server.
We do NOT sell or give e-mail addresses to anyone
Pick & Choose
Interest List Subscription

♥ Monthly News

♥ Local In-store Sales & Events

♥ Laurel Burch

♥ Zentangle Classes in Anaheim, CA
Subscribe / Change Interest List / Unsubscribe
Find Soft Expressions on Facebook

Feedback and questions are welcome!

e-mail: info@softexpressions.com
Soft Expressions
1230 N. Jefferson Street Suite M
Anaheim, CA 92807
Map
Click to Enlarge & Print
Pacific Time Zone
Office Hours:
Monday to Thursday 11 AM to 3:30 PM
Will Call at Warehouse:
Monday to Thursday 8 AM to y PM
Toll Free USA or Canada: 888-545-8616
Fax: 714-630-8970 Phone: 714-630-7414
e-mail: info@softexpressions.com


Home
spacerStorespacerReviewsspacerNewslettersspacerGalleriesspacerSharlaspacerHelp spacerWebsite Conditions of Use
Website Design by Sharla R. Hicks, Soft Expressions, all text and art contained on this site © 1996-2014