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rach-i-poo
« on: April 23, 2005 02:47:01 AM »

lack of cash for accessories + buttons = bracelet

just some buttons threaded together with cotton, took me a while though 'cos they kept moving and turning out of place (could also have been that i was more focused on the movie i was watching)





the cotton is a bit dirty because i wear it alot lol... maybe i'll re-thread it with black...


How To...

eep, so sorry this tut took so long... u know how things just slip right off your mind ...

ok, so...

1. get some buttons, enough so they will fit around your wrist, or neck whatever... (personally i prefer the type with 4 holes, but you could probably do it with the two-hole variety...)

2. thread 2 needles with whatever cotton or thread you are using, make sure that the threads are long enough.

3. bring the needles through the first 2 holes ( that is, one needle through the top and one needle through the bottom)

4. cross the threads over and thread through the second holes (so if you brought the needle up through the bootom left hole, you would thread it down through the top right hole.  same goes for the other string. if you brought it up through the top left hole, thread it down through the bottom right hole.

5. do this again for the rest of the buttons, but do not cross the strings at the back... just bring them straight across. and don't pull them tight, because they will fall out of shape, you can fix that at the end...

so the front should look like this:


and the back should look like this:



6. turn it over and repeat... so if i used black string the first time and used red string for the second time... it would look like this:

(on the reverse, the crosses would be red and the straights would be black...)

7. once you have strung on all the beads, if they are all loose, get someone to hold all the strings out tight, while you straighten them up properly.

8. to finish it off... just tie the strings together on the straight...
like so (the red blobs are where it would be tied...)



and you're done!

hope it helped, if not, message me and i'll try a better tut...
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« Reply #1 on: April 23, 2005 06:59:59 AM »

very cutesy Cheesy Much like. Good job.
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« Reply #2 on: April 23, 2005 07:10:07 AM »

it looks surprisingly elegant, maybe the color?  could you post a little tutorial on how to tie them together and whatnot?
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« Reply #3 on: April 23, 2005 08:25:24 AM »

I think this looks really pretty and i love it!  Yes please can you put up a tutorial on how to make it? 
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« Reply #4 on: April 24, 2005 01:49:10 AM »

well... since you asked nicely, i might be able to make a tutorial... my comp keeps crashing though, so it might take a while...
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« Reply #5 on: April 24, 2005 08:34:41 AM »

aww thats adorable! I love how it looks. I agree on the need for a tut Grin
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« Reply #6 on: April 24, 2005 01:25:57 PM »

I'd also like to see a tute!  Cheesy It looks great
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« Reply #7 on: March 12, 2006 04:43:53 AM »

Thanks for the tutorial I am going to try am make one this week! Cheesy
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« Reply #8 on: March 17, 2006 05:02:02 PM »

OK I got around to making mine. I wanted it to have more pink buttons but I could not find any so I mixed mother of pearl looking buttons with 2 or 3 pink ones. I also used silver wire instead of string. Anyway here is my button bracelet. Sorry my pics are a little fuzzy, you cant really see the details.

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« Reply #9 on: March 19, 2006 01:23:02 PM »

looks pretty easy, will be doing this after I snag a couple of buttons from my mom's drawer. Well done!!
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