Have stacks of fun with a wrapped button necklace complimenting the fabric of your outfit.
"There are always flowers for those who want to seem them"
- Henri Matisse -
Materials for Button Necklace :-
7 x assorted buttons with looped backs
(some may be wrapped in some complimentary fabric)
Antique brass eye pins
Size 6 golden beads
Antique brass jump rings
Chain and fastenings or clasps of choice
1. Start by arranging the buttons of your choice in a fashion you find satisfactory.
2. To make the button loops, thread an eye pin through the loop at the back of a button. Make another loop as close as possible thereafter and trim excess wire. Repeat the same with the remaining buttons.
3. Depending on the size of the buttons chosen, you need to play around with the amount of small beads to be strung on the eye pin loops between the buttons. In this case the sequence of golden beads strung per eye pin for the three rows are:
4. The method for the above apparent madness is to ensure that the necklace forms a slight curve when hung around the neck. Simply open the loops of the eye pins and attach the top- and bottom rows to the subsequent loops of the eye pin loop piercing through the button loops. The eye pin loops of the middle row simply get attached to the buttons’ loops itself.
5. Once you’ve joined all the buttons in all the rows, use your selection of jump rings, chain and clasps to finish the necklace off according to your desired length.
Variation: The following example shows the effect if you use seven of the exact same button instead of a variation. When observing the back of this necklace, you’ll also note that the amount of beads on the eye pins between these buttons had to be slightly altered to accommodate the different size and layout of the buttons (ie: do what suits your own eye!)