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« Reply #10 on: March 02, 2004 10:12:53 AM »

wannabesupercrafty: that bracelet looks super cool, and it's totally fun!! i was trying out my ideas this morning using fishing line..and neither way i tried it worked out, but the way you did it looks so much easier, and better.
lenae: thanx for the ideas..i really like the shoelace one..i sure hope i have buttons with big holes..there's probably one in there somewhere.
craftsurge: the change purse thing is a good idea..but more for the summer when i'm not swamped with hw.
thanx for all the ideas guys, they're great..might just distract me from my stupid socials essay..boy do i hate napoleon
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« Reply #11 on: March 02, 2004 01:26:43 PM »

wannabesupercrafty: That's awesome!! Smiley  Your post inspired me to figure out how to make a button bracelet before I saw your tutorial/example post.  Here's a few more pics/tutorials that I found online to throw into the pot.  

If anyone crochets these might be helpful.  I don't crochet so these are beyond me!! (I'm going to do something closer to what wannabe did!)


Source: http://www.buttons.com/archive/jan02craft/02jan_craft.html

MATERIALS  
*10 yards round elastic cord
*30 to 50 shank-back buttons
*Crochet Hook size H

INSTRUCTIONS
1.Crochet chain to fit around wrist and join in a circle.
2.Single crochet into each chain stitch.
3.Do a total of 4 rows of single crochet and leave 3 feet of elastic cord at the end.
4.Weave/sew 3 rows of buttons on with the loose elastic cording.




Source: http://world.std.com/~kcl/cbuttonbraclet.html

MATERIALS
* Size 10 crochet cotton
* 5 Buttons (per bracelet)
* 1.75mm steel hook, about size 7
* Chain 60, leaving a 6 inch tail

INSTRUCTIONS
Slip stitch 10 chains from hook making the closure loop for the bracelet
*10 Half double crochet around the loop to make it stronger
5 half double crochet in the foundation chain
chain one
put hook through button hole, single crochet around button
chain one*
Repeat * to the end, be sure the last two buttons will fit through the loop you made. End off, leaving a 6 inch tail.
End by tying the two tails together with several overhand knots so the bracelet doesn't come undone, cut the tails close to the last knot. Or, weave the ends in.
Button the bracelet around the wrist using either the last or next to last button, depending on wrist size.
Make two or more bracelets wear them stacked on your wrist.



Source: http://members.aol.com/lffunt/buttonb.htm

MATERIALS:
*Size 10 crochet cotton thread
*Crochet hook size 8
*1/2 diameter flat buttons with 2 holes (Number of buttons: S=12, M=13, L=14)
*1/2 lucite rings (Number of rings: S=12, M=13, L=14)
Sizes: S-M-L
Note: Each button is attached to the top of a ring. The bracelet is worked
along one side, then back up the other side.

INSTRUCTIONS:
Attach thread to the hook with the usual slip knot.
First button and ring: Insert hook through the top of the first hole of the
button, then through a lucite ring, yo, pull up a loop through the ring and
the button, yo, pull through both loops on hook; work 12 sc in the ring;
insert hook through the second hole in the same button and through the
same lucite ring, yo, pull up a loop through the ring and the button, yo, pull
through both loops on the hook. Leave the rest of the ring unworked.
Next button(s) and ring(s): Insert hook through the top of the first hole of
the next button, then through a new lucite ring, yo, pull up a loop through
the ring and the button, yo, pull through both loops on hook; work 12 sc in
the ring; insert hook through the second hole in the same button and
through the same lucite ring, yo, pull up a loop through the ring and the
button, yo, pull through both loops on the hook. Leave the rest of the ring
unworked.
Repeat this step until you have all the buttons and rings attached along one
side. Do not fasten off.  
Continuing in the last button and last ring: Insert hook into the same hole
of the same button and through the ring, yo, pull up a loop through the ring
and the button, yo, pull through both loops on hook; work 12 sc in the ring;
insert hook through the next hole in the same button and through the same
lucite ring, yo, pull up a loop through the ring and the button, yo, pull
through both loops on the hook.  
Next button(s) and ring(s): Insert hook into the next hole of the next
button and through the ring, yo, pull up a loop through the ring and the
button, yo, pull through both loops on hook; work 12 sc in the ring; insert
hook through the next hole in the same button and through the same lucite
ring, yo, pull up a loop through the ring and the button, yo, pull through
both loops on the hook.  
Repeat this step until youve completed the second side of the bracelet
(both holes in each button should contain 2 scs); join with a sl st to the
first sc. Fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing. Thread needle with tail
and sew together the 2 scs in each of the holes in first and last buttons to
form the bracelet into a ring. Knot securely. Weave in ends.

and a couple more pics ...






Sly Betty:  Yeah zippers wouldn't be comfortable ... not at all. But they'd be coooollll! Smiley
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« Reply #12 on: March 02, 2004 05:03:26 PM »

AAAAAAAHHHHHHHH

Where did you find the pic, second from the bottom, multi-colored buttons with the cord around them?!?  I need to make one!!
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« Reply #13 on: March 02, 2004 05:13:31 PM »

 I've  sewn  buttons onto  hair bands - quick and  easy  way  to  make  unique  pony tail  holder.
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« Reply #14 on: March 02, 2004 10:54:49 PM »

this thread makes me so happy. i just bought a huge bag full of buttons on ebay and now i have tons of ideas for what to do with them!
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« Reply #15 on: March 03, 2004 06:04:09 AM »

I'm soooooo excited to use my buttons!  Not only did I get some wicked cool ones from my secret valentino, but my has jars and jars of old buttons.  The button bracelets are uber cool.  Wheeeeeeee.....button crafting!   Smiley
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« Reply #16 on: March 03, 2004 07:16:11 PM »

Hopeevey:  There was  a tutorial for that one too ... so I added it to my previous post. Smiley
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« Reply #17 on: March 08, 2004 12:04:12 PM »

Buttons make me happy. I put them everwhere. I glue ythem to jars, i put them on shoelaces, i thread them into my hair, i do everythign with buttons. These are groooovy ideas.
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« Reply #18 on: March 08, 2004 06:36:03 PM »

what to do with buttons??? what NOT to do with them is the question:) i use them for everything but food!

everyone gives me thrift store buttons for holidays, bday, etc. saves them $ and i get what i want. if i have buttons that i don't like, i can sell them on ebay, but that would be rare.

right now i am working on an art car - covering my rav4 with buttons held on by epoxy, to withstand the weather. inside of the house buttons will stay on fine with a hot glue gun - i put them on lamps, around mirrors and even on the front of my journal.  for sewing on buttons, i have them on my shoes, backpacks, cuff of pants. and if i have a shirt or sweater with matching buttons, i take them off and sew on non-matching buttons - makes clothing more unique. string them to make bracelets. attach them to earring findings to make dangles.  i'll stop here, but i could go on and on and on...
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« Reply #19 on: March 09, 2004 03:37:22 AM »

Oooooo piecefulartist ... Have any pics you could post?  Love to see all your button stuff!
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