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One Button, one memory.
Yes, it is selfmade!
And because I know there are many BUTTONholics amongst us here's a small tutorial for you.

Posted by sew-mad Published See sew-mad's 11 projects »
  • How to make a button bracelet. Button Bracelet - Step 1
    Step 1

    You'll need many buttons.
    I used fabric-covered buttons, but of course you may use glass buttons, metal buttons, old or new buttons - your choice. They only have to have a SHANK (that's the little loop on the backside of the button).
    If you're allergic to nickel you shouldn't use metal buttons or fabric covered buttons!

  • How to make a button bracelet. Button Bracelet - Step 2
    Step 2

    Additionally you'll need small pliers (nose- or flatpliers), a bracelet with a closure and as many jump rings (or "split rings") as you have buttons.
    The materials should be available in the beading or jewelry-making section of a craft shop.
    Do yourself a favour and have an eye on quality materials!

  • How to make a button bracelet. Button Bracelet - Step 3
    Step 3

    It's your choice how "full" your bracelet will be.
    I counted the links between the closure parts and then decided to attach a button to 2 adjacent links, then leave one link blank and then attach a button to the 2 next links and so on.
    You can always add buttons later, if you want ;)
    Oh: I left the three links next to the closrue blank so I can properly pull it through the closure ring. If you use a different closure this isn't necessary - but you'll see that yourself.
    I also relocated the closure ring as the bracelet was too wide for me, and added a nice glass buttons to the free end of the bracelet.

  • How to make a button bracelet. Button Bracelet - Step 4
    Step 4

    Now open a jump ring, attach a button to it and hook the jump ring to a link of your bracelet.
    Carefully close the jump ring with your pliers, you don't want to get tangled on your sweater all day, right?!
    Repeat until all buttons are attached to your brachelet and it looks the way you want.

  • How to make a button bracelet. Button Bracelet - Step 5
    Step 5

    There are 18 buttons (plus the black glass button) on my bracelet.

    Do you want to know what's best about it?
    Each fabric on each button reminds me of something I've sewn. Either for myself or for a lovely person.

  • How to make a button bracelet. Button Bracelet - Step 6
    Step 6

    A memory-bracelet is a wonderful thing.
    And there's enough space left for more buttons and memories...

    K. ^-^



Nancy C.
Nancy C. · 3 projects
very very clever and creative love this idea thanks for sharing
Penny F.
Penny F. · North Bay, Ontario, CA · 19 projects
Very cool idea. I never would have thought of making a memory bracelet for the stuff I have done but this will be a neat idea to try out once I start making more projects with fabrics.. for now at least I can just wait.
Bailey N.
Bailey N.
you could use bottle caps and cover them in fabric, because my walmart doesn't have any cool buttons... Happy
Panda-Goes-Rawr · 5 projects
thejanuarychild · South Pasadena, Florida, US
CUTE! now I need to go get me some buttons..
Sherlaine Y.
Sherlaine Y.
yay! more buttony stuff! <3
artjunkie *.
artjunkie *.
fantastic, i was just given a bunch of ugly buttons
Lena Landmine
Lena Landmine · Hell, Michigan, US
..I think I love you.

I am in awe of this.
Marje M.
Marje M.
cute as a button! =P
Heather Lynne
Heather Lynne
I LOVE the idea of keeping a piece of a project! I am a complete fabriholic too! Perhaps keeping a snippet of my favorite fabric would let me cut into it a lot faster!
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