Make your own buttons for ANOTHER button bracelet tutorial

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whiplash.gifI still have a thing for buttons. They are perfect for accessorizing just about anything- clothes, pillows, dolls, bags. And I love handmade jewelry (even though I can’t wear any right now because of four small hands that like to tug and pull shiny & pretty dangly objects- ouch!). So it seems to only make sense that I continue to combine the two- Right? I’ll just have to look at them for now :(
Well, I saw a bracelet in one of those fashion magazines and it was made with 10k gold flower buttons and leather cord. It cost only $1400 (gulp!) I liked the simple design and thought, hey I could make one of those (a more wallet-friendly version). So, in the midst of my humongo list of halloween projects, I set out to try to make this bracelet, kismet style. Here is what you need:


Make the buttons:


After buttons have cooled, start making the bracelet. If you’ve seen my other tutorial, then you already know half the steps. I used 1 yard of hemp twine to string my buttons together. The bracelet is about 7.25in (18.5cm) long.


Here is another Peaches & Cream version using green hemp twine, my handmade buttons and “real” buttons. I pressed the handmade ones very lightly onto a stamp pad and stamped the round ones with a leaf patterned stamp and sprayed lightly with a clear coat.

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34 Responses to Make your own buttons for ANOTHER button bracelet tutorial

  1. Blair says:

    These are a-dor-a-ble! I mean I may have to drop everything and make one of these today. No kidding, I love the way this turned out.

  2. Michelle says:

    Ooooh! Aaaaah! So terrific. Love it, and your tutorials are always so well put-together. My husband made pasta with my daughter last weekend, and it would just serve him right for not putting the equipment away if I took it and used it for clay!

  3. Harmonia says:

    I have always wanted to learn how to do polymer clay crafts! These look amazing! Great job! Thanks for the info!!!

  4. melissa says:

    what a neat tutorial! I love your jewellery, and am looking forward to trying this soon!

  5. krista says:

    You woman- Are AMAZING!!!

    Thanks for that great tutorial.

  6. gkgirl says:

    these are honestly amazing…
    gorgeous in every sense of the word!
    thanks so much for sharing this!
    :)

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  8. Anastasia says:

    how very clever! adorable and very folk-artish chic!

  9. Sabine says:

    What a wonderful idea! Especially to stamp them for an interesting texture! Just adorable!

    Sabine

  10. NoeLani says:

    You are amazing, what can’t you do?????

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  12. DrMOm says:

    Love it… new ideas are flourishing!

  13. Ponsawan says:

    Can’t wait to try to make one, or two, or three. Thanks for the idea. I have a very pretty color dyed hemp I’d wanted to use.

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  17. Stefimo says:

    Thank you for this great tutorial, it’s a very good idea !!!

  18. Dedee says:

    hello!!! quelle bonne idée ce bracelet!!!merci pour ce partage!!cela change comme finition!

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  32. This is really amazing idea to make styles bracelet. A great thanks to you share this tutorial.

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