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Most of us probably collect buttons. If you have some pretty ones, check out this awesome  tip from Lisa Yang who shows how she turned a button into a clasp with some simple wiring.  I agree with her that the button really hides the clasp and becomes a focal in itself.

This is a large button measuring 1.5 inch across so the wire gauge looks deceptively thin. But the designer used 16 G wire. 18 G and 16 G are good strong wire gauges to use for clasps.

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  1. What a great idea! Especially since the button doesn't need to be a shank button!

    Now I wish I hadn't sold off all my best buttons.

  2. Great idea, thanks for sharing


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