It should be no secret, I suppose, that I really, really like buttons. Generally speaking, I go for simple, classic buttons, the sort that integrate with the piece without distracting the eye. But at the same time, I want to be able to say, "hey, that's a pretty button" when I look close. So when I saw these beautiful mother of pearl buttons on eBay? Sold. I am now the proud owner of 102 half inch MOP buttons and 102 one inch MOP buttons. I've avoided having a button stash this long, but I guess it couldn't last forever.