Next month I'm going to post a whole week of something special: Painted Apple Juice Buttons! In the meantime, here's a set of four of them. It looks like these were done in burgundy and white. The paint was applied to carved out dips on the underside of the buttons, creating a distorted "teardrop effect" in the way the design appears from the top. These are a highly prized and unusual spinoff in the world of Bakelite novelty items. More painted AJ buttons coming soon in September. Stay tuned!