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ambie
« on: September 02, 2005 09:55:28 PM »

I made this necklace a while ago this summer thanks to the wonderful demos at this great bead store in my town. It was fairly easy to make and took no time at all. I have made several variations too. Some with back of the button holes for a choker and an all blue one. here it is.



I have a tendency to get too wordy so I hope this works for you guys. These aren't the best pics either so if you have any questions just ask.


1) Pull about one foot of wire (depending on the amount of buttons) through one hole of the button that will be in the center.


2)Now pull the wire from the front around to the back and pull through to the front again.


3) Now place the next button behind the first one. Bring the front wire through the next closest hole (on the second button) to the back and bring the back wire through the same hole to the front. NOTE: You will always have a piece of wire coming from the front of the row of buttons and one coming from the back.


4) Bring each wire on either side through the next hole so that the wire that was in the back is now in front and vice versa.

5) Keep this process going with the next button and so on. In the end you can attatch ribbon, chain, cording, etc. I just kind of tied my ribbon through the wire when I got to the end and twisted the wire so it wouldn't come of.

Repeat these steps on the other side.

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« Reply #1 on: September 02, 2005 10:18:26 PM »

o that's so cool! tut please! Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: September 02, 2005 11:51:49 PM »

yes. I saw the title for this post and I got a little excited. I love buttons and bright colors. Te he. Very cute idea. My roomie would love something like that. And yes....I am curious to know how you made it. Did you actually string the buttons together somehow? Or are they glued together.....
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« Reply #3 on: September 04, 2005 02:04:06 PM »

Ambie: Just beautiful! I love the colors you used. Did you connect the buttons with wire?

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« Reply #4 on: September 04, 2005 04:33:38 PM »

The buttons are held together with wire. I used either 24 or 26 gauge, I can't remember, but as long as it fits I don't think it matters. It is better smaller though so that you won't really be able to see it. I'm working on a tutorial that I will post later on today.
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« Reply #5 on: September 04, 2005 05:28:11 PM »

Well thank you Ambie for such a quick reply and the tutorial looks great.

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« Reply #6 on: September 26, 2005 03:47:33 PM »

I love this necklace!  How cool!  What a great use for my extra buttons!  Thanks for the tutorial.  I bet it would make a cool bracelet, too.
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« Reply #7 on: September 26, 2005 05:42:30 PM »

i like it alot! i love jewelry made out of buttons.
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« Reply #8 on: June 23, 2006 12:48:28 PM »

Very cute! I've been looking for ideas for a bag of brightly coloured buttons I've found.
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