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Topic: REALLY CUTE Button Earrings!  (Read 391 times)
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PollyRose
« on: February 27, 2009 12:49:09 PM »

I really like making earrings with buttons and have made a lot recently. When I sew I generall use stretch fabrics so don't have much use for fastenings, but I was always attracted to pretty buttons-and there are so many out there! Making earrings provided the perfect solution to my button lust. Plus, they are super easy! Anyhow, here they are:

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Lips



Cute pencils



Icecream cones



Pink elephants



I plan to make more this weekend, just got cherry, strawberry and more icecream buttons in the post! Yay! And thanks for looking Smiley
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« Reply #1 on: February 27, 2009 01:31:57 PM »

These are adorable. I've always wanted to make earrings. This might be a stupid question but.... how do you go about turning buttons into earrings?? I have no clue where to start. Thanks
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PollyRose
« Reply #2 on: February 27, 2009 01:52:01 PM »

These are adorable. I've always wanted to make earrings. This might be a stupid question but.... how do you go about turning buttons into earrings?? I have no clue where to start. Thanks
Thanks Smiley All you need to do is clip off the loop at the back of the button, either with strong scissors like kitchen scissors or with pliers. Then you sand down the lumpy bit which is left, you can use fine sandpaper or even an old nail file. Once the back of the button is flat (which can take a while!), you glue on earring studs (which you can buy in most craft shops fairly cheaply). Or you could glue on clip on earring backs if you didn't have pierced ears. I would advise using either an epoxy glue, super glue, or something like Bostik All Purpose Glue-whatever, it needs to be strong. Once the glue is dry, voila, you have earrings! Ebay is great for unusual buttons, and you can also get plastic card toppers which are flat on the back so don't need all the cutting and filing!
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