Button, Button- who’s got the button

I saw some really cool button jewelry HERE (from a Japanese craft book via applehead) and it has been hauting me ever since. So last night , while watching Sideways for the second time, I decide to give it a try. First, I made the bracelet, then decided I needed a necklace to match, and got up early this morning to give that a try. I don’t think I even own clothing that would suit this little set, but I guess I can work on that later.


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They were made using some green and yellow shell buttons that I had, some small yellowish-clear beads, and gold embroidery floss. They were pretty easy once I got it all figured out and I think they turned out fabulous. I can see more of these in my future once I dig into my granny’s collection of vintage buttons (she said I could have them once we moved back to AZ- wo-hoo!). If anyone is interested, I can make a *tutorial for this.

Okay, now that I have this temporarily out of my system, I can go back to my regularly scheduled sewing.

 *  HERE is the tutorial for the button bracelet 🙂

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25 Responses to Button, Button- who’s got the button

  1. Alison says:

    Very pretty! Your buttons look like abalone. Do you have to use really thin buttons or can you use any kind. I think a tutorial is a great idea.

  2. sueb says:

    Love it ! Absolutely love it !

  3. moki says:

    So lovely!! Good job R!

  4. Anastasia says:

    That looks FAB!!! pretty choice of buttons – looks like mother of pearl
    ‘Sideways’ was a great film!

  5. kathy says:

    Wow! Absolutely spectacular. Really beautiful.

  6. Sarah Scott says:

    These are so lovely Regina!

  7. melissa says:

    wow- I love this jewellery! i’ve seen something similar at an art gallery near us, but I think I like your’s better!Well done, I think you’re very clever.

  8. The necklace is my favorite! You are SO CLEVER! I really adore these. NIce job!

  9. amy says:

    These turned out so pretty. In looking in my button stash, I can see all the possiblities. What a great project!

  10. futuregirl says:

    Gorgeous! Those buttons are beautiful.

  11. lisa says:

    Wow! These are beautiful! I just bought these seashell buttons for a swap, now I have to go back to the craft store and buy them for myself! LOL You are such an inspiration, thanks for sharing!

  12. Majeak Ann says:

    wow..all beautiful, the colors…very pretty jewerly!


  13. Laurie Freeman says:

    Love the neclace..very pretty you mentioned you could make a tutorial for this necklace. Could you for me. i live in the UK bought buttons and have a huge collection of them. i’m not sure how it started just happened. But need inspiration for what to do with them. haven’t found to many things using buttons….some cards with just a few buttons on them. but anxious for more..thanks again and regards Laurie Freeman

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  15. Chris says:

    Love the look of this necklace, and like Laurie I would
    like a tutorial for it. I have a stash of buttons left to me by my Mom. This would be a way to give the grandaughters something of their Great Grandmom.

  16. Sorry Chris, I tried emailing you, but your email address wouldn’t work. You can see my tutorial here:

    and other great tutorials/ideas here:

    hope this is helpful 🙂

  17. Mae says:

    thanks for your ideas and designs. it great i love it. i’ll try one of it for my mother.

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  19. Carrie says:

    Could you please e-mail me a tutorial. These are awesome–
    just need some instructions. Carrie Abercrombie
    Somerville, AL.

  20. Deborah Dopson says:

    Can you send me the tutorial for the button necklace…thanks What a great find.

  21. Deborah says:

    Hello – just found your tutorial for the lovely button bracelet…WOW!!…and how nice of you to do that. If I’d like to make a necklace, how would I adapt the instructions? Many thanks – Debbie

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  23. Anonymous says:

    Hi,I have been looking for instruction for button necklaces for a while, thanks ggodness at last I have found something at least I can get started, Kay Butler New Zealand

  24. Ann says:

    Wow, I’ve never thought jewelries made of buttons could look like these. I wish i have the same creativity like you got to design these gorgeous jewelries.

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