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A bright and colourful present!
I made this for my friend for her 18th birthday. One of the picture shows the bracelet that goes with it.

It was really easy to make - a lot of people have problems with buttons lying properly, but all you need to do is double up the buttons, weave in and out and steadily increase and decrease them.

You can see in the third picture the heart clasp I used which I absolutely loved!

I want to hear from you guys, would you buy something like this if I were to sell it online?

Posted by Knittin' Kitten from Liverpool, England, United Kingdom • Published See Knittin' Kitten's 31 projects »
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    Unfortunately I don't have pictures but I'll try to explain what I did.

    The trick with getting this one to lie flat is that you double up the buttons. I used elastic beading thread, quite a thick one and would put it up through one hole and down through the other. Once one is on you put a button on the other way round, so that the bottoms of each are touching, and they will layer up.

    I laid out the buttons first so that it goes from small to big gradually, but you could probably do this while working.

    For the ends I just doubled over the elastic thread and crimped it shut so I was left with a loop. I then added a jump ring to each end and a heart clasp on one of those jump rings.

    I've made a couple of these in different colours now, the shop I work in sells packs of mixed buttons for £3 that you can get at least two of these necklaces out of, occasionally a bracelet as well.

    If anyone wants one I'm happy to sell through here.

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Durinda S.
Durinda S.
I am making button necklaces. I am using simple 2-hole shirt buttons and would like to get some more. Does anyone know of a website where I can order buttons in bulk?
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heySOULsista
heySOULsista · 2 projects
I would buy it! You should make a ton and sell them!? Love it. Made a bracelet! from vintage buttons .. Only problem, I forgot to measure my wrist!!!! xx
Great Project.
Great Mind.
Great Art.
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Ashleigh Davidson
Ashleigh Davidson · Arkadelphia, Arkansas, US · 12 projects
I saw this and had to go to Wal-Mart to get buttons ASAP (I make button rings so mine were all used up). This is such a cute idea! I think I got it right, but I'm not sure. I mean...it's holding together! I wish it were more clear/photographed. Great job, anyway!
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rawwrrr(:
rawwrrr(:
my friend made me a button bracelet just like that at camp.i love it so much(:
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Jane  C.
Jane C. · 11 projects
this is wonderful and very artsy ! i would love to know how to make the necklace plus i definitely would purchase this online if i had the chance <3 <3
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Ezme
Ezme · Wantage, England, GB · 25 projects
cute!
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Britta J.
Britta J. · Derby, England, GB · 67 projects
if the price was right Happy it looks very cute! Well done!
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Caitlin J.
Caitlin J. · Bartow, Florida, US
This in insanely cute! I made mine out of all big yellow ones because they're my face but this one is BEAUTIFUL
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michelle G.
michelle G. · Antigonish, Nova Scotia, CA · 1258 projects
oh I love this. Its so me
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UhhSpork
UhhSpork · Windsor, Ontario, CA · 7 projects
Definately sell them Happy and put up a tutorial as well! I have 1000+ buttons I need to use XD
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