easy button necklace

I took a break from writing a paper on Sunday to make this quick and easy button necklace. Gotta love almost instant gratification.

Here’s a quick how-to in case you want to try one. I might make a few for friends during the Super Bowl next weekend.

1. Access the button situation. I had a jar of random ones:

2. Choose a few {I used 25 mostly 1/2 inch buttons} and lay them out in a pleasing pattern. I made sure a few were stacked for more layery-textury happiness. I chose capiz shell buttons mixed with yellow because I don’t have much in the way of yellow jewelry.

3. Cut a length of strong thread. Leave about 6-8 inches of a tail from the first button when you start stringing. I cut about 30 inches of string knowing I would end up chopping a lot. Don’t be a cheap ass. It’s just thread. Better to have too much than not enough and have to start over.

4. Start stringing. Like I mentioned, leave several inches of tail on the end you start at. Unless you are going to use hundreds of buttons and go all the way around. Definitely an option! String the first button from the bottom. The second button from the top. Every other button will kind of overlap half of the bottom button, like this:

5. Repeat until you have enough buttons.

6. Determine how long you want the necklace to hang. Attach a jewelry clasp onto each end, securing with a crimp bead. Cut off excess thread, and wear!

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1 thought on “easy button necklace”

  1. oh my gosh! you crack me up so bad!

    “I cut about 30 inches of string knowing I would end up chopping a lot. Don’t be a cheap ass. It’s just thread. Better to have too much than not enough and have to start over.”

    ahhh you kill me. in a good way. thanks for the easy tutorial. it’s way cute too! you are extremely creative.

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