Another DIY in the series of button jewelry. This was an idea I wanted to test for a while and I think the outcome is pretty cute. It doesn’t hurt that it comes together in just a few minutes. I love a quick DIy project that you can just whip up when you feel like doing something creative. And, chances are, you have a few buttons laying around to use as well. This could be made with string instead of chain, so it can be even simpler.
- jewelry chain
- jewelry wire
- wire cutters
- round-nosed pliers
- necklace closure
I used what I had n hand, so I needed to add a closure to my necklace, since the chain just wasn’t long enough. But, if you make it a longer necklace that you can pull over your head without a closure, this project gets even easier.
- Arrange your buttons onto the jewelry wire.
- Use the round-nosed pliers to round the end of the wire to form a loop.
- Attach the chain to the loop and close the loop with the pliers.
- Push the buttons to the looped and attached end of the wire and cut the rest off leaving a tail for looping the other end.
- Loop the other end of the wire and attach the other half of the chain onto the loop.
- Take a piece of wire and form an S figure using the pliers. Attach the chain to one of the S curves, and the one part of the closure to the other, close the loops. Repeat on the other side.
I hope you’re enjoying this series. I love using bits and pieces I already have in my stash to create new things.
There’s only 1 tutorial left in the button series. What material should I use next?