Gypsy Button Bracelet

Remember this button bracelet?  It is made from shank buttons. After finding all of these shimmery shank buttons, a while back, I’ve had a plan to make another one of these bracelets, especially since I am in button and jewelry making mode.

It’s made from a store bought chain bracelet, a whole bunch of jump rings, a whole lot of shank buttons, and needle-nose pliers.


I fastened a button to every link with a jump ring. Here is a nice little video on how to use jump rings. It’s just like making a charm bracelet, but with buttons.


It just seems so gypsy and bohemian to me with all of those unusual and old rustic buttons. The way it jingles and shakes when I wear it makes me want to dance around like a belly dancer. Not really. Okay, maybe just a little.   😉

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23 Responses to Gypsy Button Bracelet

  1. Charli says:

    I really love that bracelet. I love buttons. It’s a win-win. Also, belly dancing? Great exercize I would imagine! I should look into some classes… I bet the hubs would approve!

  2. ’tis lovely! and i can imagine it sounding the way you described, even the belly dancing (kinda).
    your new banner is very apt, looks good as do your latest sewing projects. nice.

  3. Karen says:

    Oh so so cute! I have some buttons tucked away that woud be perfect for this. Thanks for the inspiration!

  4. Marcia says:

    Very nice. Thanks so much for sharing.

  5. Taryn says:

    Love the bracelet!! Thanks for the inspiration.

  6. Rachel says:

    Such a great idea! I’ll be linking to this!

  7. Heather says:

    OOooooooOOOOOOhhhh =) So pretty!!! Now I know what to do with all those little odd buttons that have been accumulating from my thrift store finds! I still love the other button bracelets you’ve done… so many ideas. Thanks for sharing your crafty wisdom 😉

  8. cindy says:

    You had quite a collection! I need some of those to put on the ankles of little ones, so I’ll always know where they are!

  9. LollyChops says:

    I just love this and I have loads of vintage buttons from my grandma! I cannot wait to make something with them! Thanks for sharing how to do this!

  10. Mary says:

    Very cute, very jangly, very clever.

  11. flossy-p says:

    Dance all you want! That fantastic bracelet is dying for it, and you deserve it 😉

  12. Gorgeous! I’ve never tried one like this, but I’ve done beaded bracelets, so I think sounds do-able!!

  13. Kristin says:

    Thanks for the idea! I made one of these in a post-Thanksgiving stupor last night and love it!

  14. pracele says:

    Beautiful bracelet. You are really ingenious.

  15. Lori says:

    I save buttons every so often thinking I will make something with them one day. This is great inspiration and I love bracelets that make a little sound. Also I am all for recycling things and this is a great idea for that. I bet kids could help with this project, save buttons for their special bracelet and get a little help from mom when a suitable amount has been collected. I am sure kids would have fun asking relatives and friends if they had a button to spare. Teaching patience and manners and creativity all in one.

  16. I love this bracelet! It was my inspiration to make my own button charm bracelet! You can see it at if you like, I hope you’ll stop by. I love your blog!

  17. what an awesome bracelet…i’m pinning it!

  18. This is Fab. I have old pickle jars full of great grandmothers buttons and mother in laws buttons. They have been gone 45 years and 29 years. I will find a way to post this! Its going to be amazing Christmas gifts for family. Its only 67 days away! Thanks!
    Kelly Barker Beesley. On FB
    Beauty and the Beads by kellyb. Also on FB

  19. Wanda says:

    Thanks for great instructions. I just made mine and it is beautiful. I had
    so much fun rummaging thru my old buttons and creating such a jazzy
    piece of jewelry in about an hour. Tks again for sharing.

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