I 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.