We have made some changes to our site. So many of our pieces are "One of a kind" and it is hard to keep our site current.
In order to provide you with pictures of the most recent designs, please email us or call us and we will send you a link to view what we have available. email us at: beth@valcolbert.com
For examples of the different designs we make please click on the collections above.

Originally made up of little glass bricks called "tesserae", Roman mosaics were packed with as many as 1,500 to 5,000 pieces per square inch.  Buttons of this style were very popular with Victorian purchasers in the mid-19th century.

Later, two other types of Italian micro mosaics were developed.  Florentine "pietra dura" (hard stone) and Venetian mosaics used thin bits of stone carved into specific shapes fitted together inside of square or rectilinear tesserae.

The resultant buttons, made of bits of malachite, carnelian and quartz, depicted flowers, birds, butterflies and the like in beautiful color gradations.