I’ve seen a lot of cute necklaces lately on etsy and in blogland. One night I couldn’t go to bed before I took a quick assessment of old jewelry and buttons I’d kept. I came up with a small conglomeration of buttons I thought would go together.
First I laid them out on some felt and then sewed the buttons that had visible holes on with embroidery thread in a contrasting color. I used thread and/or hot glue for the other buttons.
Then I cut the felt off up to the edges of the buttons so it wouldn’t be seen from the front.
I hot glued a ring to the each edge of the end buttons. Later I actually undid this and re-glued the ring to the top of the buttons so the necklace would hang better.
This was the first finished product before I relocated the rings. I also had to reinforce the “grouping” with hot glue under some of the buttons so it wouldn’t flop into 2 large sections.
Now it hangs a little better on me. It was fun to utilize the stash and have a new necklace for free!