Monday, January 9, 2012

More Easy Button Jewelry Tutorials

By on Monday, January 09, 2012 6 Comments

Buttons are not just for fastening clothes. As they are often colorful and pretty, they are also popular for making informal jewelry. The reason is obvious - button stashes!

Here are more button tutorials to inspire. The easy kind - the way we like it! More tutorial links below.

Necklaces
Jen over at Tatertots and Jello has a beautiful button and fabric flower bib necklace tutorial which is quick to whip up. It's a fabric stash buster too as she suggests the use of fabric covered buttons.  She called it her Flirty Summer necklace but different fabric choices will make it suitable for any time of the year.


Emi over at the Small Good Things blog has a great idea using pinch bails.  Her tutorial covers the use of 2 hole and shank buttons.


Lindy over at the Itsy bitsy Paper blog has a super easy tutorial for making colorful pendants.  She used glue but you could also wire them them together making full use of the holes!!  You can also make extra holes with a hot nail.  As Lindy says, these make great gifts.


Bracelets
Some people love weaving so this one will appeal because it requires weaving small buttons together and then weaving a ribbon for the bracelet fastening part.  The tutorial is by Nicola over at Smitten Kitten.


Some large vintage buttons are just fabulous. So if you have those in your stash, make this easy elastic button bracelet by Candace Jedrowicz. There is also a video link if you need it.


Earrings and Rings
The jewelry making part of Sami Teasdale's tutorial on Sewhip (UK sewing magazine) for stud button earrings and rings is very easy as it just requires gluing on the right findings. But I picked her tutorial because she covers how to make fabric covered buttons.


I've connected buttons together with jump rings for easy button earrings. But this Ornamentea tutorial by Tracey Johnson uses a filigree stamping to great effect!


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6 comments:

  1. I love these projects! Every single one of them looks like fun.

    I've just gotten into making button jewelry, so I completely understand the appeal. One of the things I love doing is using sparkly buttons with shanks for clasps in seed bead jewelry! They add such a nice touch. :)

    Have you heard of Button Floozies? They have a blogspot.com blog and also a Flickr group.

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  2. No I haven't but thanks for sharing that blog and group! Looks like there are a ton of button fans out there!

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  3. Great tutorials!! I just inherited my great grandmother's button collection, and I've been trying to dream up some interesting uses for them.....some great ideas here, for sure! Also, love the new blog look! Very chic :)

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  4. It's hard not to fall for buttons as some of them are more than just utilitarian, they are gorgeous. It is no wonder that people use them to fashion earrings and other accessories.

    It is a rare sole who does not have some type of button collection. :) I really like the cute whimsical pendants made by Lindy at the itsy bitsy paper blog, they're very bright and fun.

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  5. I love buttons, and I have a lot of them. I really need to do something with them.

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