The Fascinating Process of Turning Shells Into Buttons

Process X went inside the Tomoi company factory in Japan to see how they turn natural shells into shiny buttons. They use a semi-automated process for large jobs and human hands for smaller jobs. The video is very calming to watch, and the sliding of the buttons back and forth adds a bit of ASMR.

Process of making buttons from shells. Amazing Japanese button factory

Buttons From Shells
Lori Dorn
Lori Dorn

Lori is a Laughing Squid Contributing Editor based in New York City who has been writing blog posts for over a decade. She also enjoys making jewelry, playing guitar, taking photos and mixing craft cocktails.