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Easy Button Ring Tutorial
You can purchase the adjustable ring bases online. Try doing a search on eBay or Etsy. I purchased mine from Jan's Jewelry Supplies.

I got most of these buttons on eBay. You can buy them in lots, just search for something like "vintage plastic buttons." Just don't bid against me!

I also purchased some of these from Miss Vicky's store (Miss Vicky is a local crafter and IndieSacramento vendor:
Funny Pharm
30 North Main Street
Downtown Colfax

Posted by amyistheparty from Sacramento, California, United States • Published See amyistheparty's 41 projects »
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  • How to make a beaded ring. Bead Rings - Step 1
    Step 1

    Play around with the buttons to see what combinations you like. Think carefully about color combination and textures. You may also want to combine different button shapes or use a special button as the centerpiece

  • How to make a beaded ring. Bead Rings - Step 2
    Step 2

    If you are using buttons with shanks, you'll want to cut these off so the buttons will lie flat. this may not work with glass buttons but it will definitely work with plastic! You can get the shank cutter at your local fabric store.

  • How to make a beaded ring. Bead Rings - Step 3
    Step 3

    Here's what the button looks like after you cut off the shank. Now it can lay flat on top of another button.

  • How to make a beaded ring. Bead Rings - Step 4
    Step 4

    E6000 is kind of gooey and it can come out in globs. To avoid globs of excess glue, try spreading the glue on with a toothpick.

  • How to make a beaded ring. Bead Rings - Step 5
    Step 5

    After spreading glue on the back of the button, carefully place it on top of your base button. Let dry for an hour or two.

  • How to make a beaded ring. Bead Rings - Step 6
    Step 6

    Once you have your buttons stacked, glued, and after the glue has dried, you can glue on the ring base. Spread some E6000 on with a toothpick. Use enough glue so that the ring base will stay attached, but not so much that it oozes all over when you press it onto the back of your buttons.

  • How to make a beaded ring. Bead Rings - Step 7
    Step 7

    After putting glue on the pad of the ring base, glue it carefully to the back of your button stack. Try to keep it centered and press it down so there isn't a lot of "air" in between the button and the base. It should be pressed flat against the button. Let it dry overnight. It should be nice and dry after 12 hours or so and will be safe for wear.

  • How to make a beaded ring. Bead Rings - Step 8
    Step 8

    Here are the backs of the rings.

  • How to make a beaded ring. Bead Rings - Step 9
    Step 9

    Ta-da! You're done!

  • How to make a beaded ring. Bead Rings - Step 10
    Step 10

    Now they are ready to wear (or to give as a gift).

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kinda.hobby
kinda.hobby · Vancouver, British Columbia, CA
Looks very cute and easy to make. Thanks for the cool idea!
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Ella
Ella · 1 project
love it!, btw where did you get the ring bases? i wanna make my own rings but i can't find the actual base rings to use for them! i live in the uk btw Happy
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Callie S.
Callie S. · U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado, US · 16 projects
So cute! GREAT IDEA!
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manilla
manilla · 7 projects
their adorable
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11lizzie :)
11lizzie :) · 13 projects
I love this project! Awesome tutorial Happy
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Sherlaine Y.
Sherlaine Y.
yay, finally! something to match my button bracelet xP
thanks!!! <3
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Maisiee (:
Maisiee (: · Lincoln, England, GB · 12 projects
These are really awesome (:
Where can you but ring bases?
Thanks x
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Alyssa :)
Alyssa :) · 24 projects
Ahhh! So adorable:O I love themHappy
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Bloemigspookje
Bloemigspookje · Amsterdam-Zuidoost, North Holland, NL · 40 projects
omg! do you have a webshop!? i would totally buy the mushroom and fawn/deer rings! I'm in luuuuuveeee!
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Gabby.
Gabby. · U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado, US · 19 projects
these are soo cute!!
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