Saturday, May 15, 2010

Made My Own

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!


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  1. Very cute! Buttons are so fun! Thanks for sharing!

  2. coming from the weekend party wrap up-love this easy FREE craft!

  3. Love it! I so have that blue flower button and the pink one with the rhinestones in my stash- so old!

  4. What a super fun idea!! I love buttons, and this is just colorful and fun. Thanks for sharing!

  5. I absolutely love this! I love things that are cute, yet inexpensive and totally manageable. Great job!

    Thanks so much for commenting earlier this week on my felt bird sachets. I love your idea to use them as ornaments at Christmas!

  6. What a cute idea! I love the colors, how fun. You sure have some great ideas over here! Thanks for visiting my blog and commenting!

  7. I LOVE LOVE LOVE this necklace! It is too too cute. I am bookmarking it for a button feature coming up next week on my blog :)




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