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Information Please? Help with shell buttons by Zoom on Sunday, February 21 at 4 pm

here is the zoom link for today, February 21 at 4 p.m.

(THE POST BELOW REFERS TO A ZOOM SESSION ON FEBRUARY 15).FOR THE FEBRUARY 21 DISCUSSION GO TO “Collecting” on this website or click here)

I am dedicating February to study shell buttons – with the help of Annie Frazier’s instructional videos. (Maybe you are too?)

I am entering the nine-shell buttons – first ever virtual competition (Maybe you are too?)

 Deadline to submit photos of trays is March 1: Div 9, Class 11-7.0 Shell Assorted. 9 Buttons Any Size, try to cover as many classes as possible. List all classes that apply to each button. Label shell types if known. The purpose of this award is to see how well you understand the shell classification. Include pictorial sections and shapes.

But I have some questions (Maybe you do as well?)

Here is the zoom link for Monday, February 15 at 2 pm EST  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89066555799

I am taking some “shell with metals” small buttons and looking at them closely. I’ll pose these and other questions to Annie in a Zoom session. Send YOUR questions to buttonsinnewjersey@gmail.com and we can all learn together! And if you have ANSWERS send them also.

This are smalls
Annie showed this Minerva button. My question is — is the head a cameo or an escucheon painted gold?

This is shell is pierced, has metals, a star thaped metal, and has a star shape and a crescent moon shape. But is the moon an overlay or a cameo?

This sew through has a white back? but the front seems iridescent. Can it be an oyster shell?

I thought this was oyster shell, and it has shaped metals. But is the center circle an “inset” or is that part of the main shell carving?

This circle in a square (below and above) has two questions. The green back indicates it is green snail? It has gilt trim. Does the central design of steels resemble a watch wheel?

Here’s another green snail that I am trying to use as a watch wheel.