4.17.2010

simple and quick button jewlry



If you have a few spare seconds and a few spare supplies, you can whip these little darlings out in no time!  I had so much fun doing these I am definitely going to make more.  Here are the simple and quick instructions so you can make some too!
{GATHER SUPPLIES} glue gun (or whatever adhesive you have around like super glue, or E4000 would work fine too), earring or ring blanks, cute buttons, and a button shank remover (I don't have a shank remover, so I just used the wire cutter from my jewelry making kit and it worked).
 {REMOVE THE SHANK} The button shank is the little ring on the back where you would normally sew it, but we don't need that part so clip it!
Now you just have the top of the button with a flat back...like this.
{WARM UP THAT GLUE GUN}  Now the fun begins.  Just put a dab of whatever glue you are using on to the earring or ring blank.  Next, stick the button to it.

{FINISHED}   I told you it was fast.  I tried to take a picture of me wearing that ring, but then I realized that my hands were made more for crafting and less for modeling.
So, what color will you make?
 

4 comments:

Gloria said...

These are adorable and such a great idea! I will certainly make some of these for myself. Thank you for taking time to share this tutorial.

Anonymous said...

that is so cute!!! love it!

Anonymous said...

i made these earrings 20 years ago. still have
them.

chevywrangler said...

I have loads of antique buttons. Originally thought of making a bracelets and earrings but could never find instructions or ideas for them. this site is terrific. Thank you.

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