How-To: Easy Button Jewelry

Button Jewelry

I have a collection of interesting buttons, and since I rarely sew clothing, I like to use them as embellishments for handbags. I’ve never tried to make button jewelry, until now. My inspiration for this pin came from Button Jewelry by Sara Withers, which I found at the public library. The book has instructions for button-covered barrettes, but I’ve adapted the technique for use with a pin back. The author also uses beading thread, but I didn’t have any, so I substituted inexpensive 26-gauge jewelry wire.  I probably won’t make many projects from this book, simply because I don’t have the eyesite or the patience for most of them, and because nice buttons can be expensive.
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