We love buttons. Have we mentioned this before?! We have a HUGE stash including some lovely vintage ones donated from older friends and family who had collected them for years - long before we got into crafting. After pinning many, many projects on Pinterest, we decided it was time to get on with it and we spent an evening making jewellery.
We already had a couple of pieces of button jewellery, including this lovely handmade bracelet by our friend Lauren....
Plus this cute ring picked up during a visit to South Africa...
So armed with our ever increasing stash of buttons, here's what we created!!
Charm style bracelets, using a link chain (from a DIY store!) and fixing the buttons on with wire
Some earrings, made simply by gluing buttons onto stud backs....
A stacked button ring...
Buttons threaded onto ribbon to form a bracelet...
A cuff bracelet, made by glueing buttons onto an existing silver bracelet...
A keyring made by fixing two buttons together with wire...
A necklace made by attaching two different sized buttons to a chain (again from a DIY store!)...
So in the space of an evening, we'd made several new and unique pieces of jewellery!! They would make great gifts, but we are keeping these ones for ourselves!!!
As we don't normally make jewellery we haven't given instructions for what we did. There are loads of great projects out there in blogland with really detailed tutorials but some we particularly like are:
17th May 2013: Update - This post has been featured here
by Crafts a la mode
Your jewelry is fabulous! thanks for sharing, becoming new follower!ReplyDelete
Thanks Krystie! Welcome xxDelete
Just lovely. Thanks for linking up to the Upcycled Linky Party at http://love2upcycle.blogspot.com/2013/05/upcycled-linky-party-7.htmlReplyDelete
Thanks Tricia! xDelete
What a terrific use for buttons! We love it. Just wanted to let you know how much we appreciate you joining us at the BeBetsy BRAG ABOUT IT Party. It is so much fun to meet new bloggers! Hope to see you again soon. Sharon and DeniseReplyDelete
Thanks!! And thanks for having us at your party! We have added it to our list xxDelete
I made some button earrings before, but your jewellery is just great!ReplyDelete
Many greetings from Germany!
Thanks so much! Greetings back from England! xxxDelete
Wow! These are really cool! I have a stash of buttons because I hate to throw them away. I may enlist the neighborhood girls one rainy afternoon to help me in making jewelry.ReplyDelete
Thanks for sharing your bling at Fabulously Frugal Thursday!
Thanks Barb! You should defo do that!! And then keep them all for yourself mwah ha ha ha ha! Only joking...? xxDelete
This is FUN!! I like the last one the best! So quirky! Thanks for sharing how you made them, too. Your friend, LindaReplyDelete
Thanks Linda, they were really very easy! xxDelete
I featured you this week! Have a great weekend. LindaReplyDelete
Thanks so much for the feature Linda! Have a great weekend too xDelete