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Making Button Necklaces

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Making Button Necklaces
Buttons can be used in making fun jewelry. This is a guide about making button necklaces.
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By 4 found this helpful
May 4, 2012

This craft is fairly easy and should take less than an hour to make, but perfect for Mother's Day.

Materials:

Directions:

  1. Place button on crochet thread "before" beginning.
  2. Make 12 inches of chains, slide button in place, crochet another 12 inches of chains and tie off.

By Sandy from San Jose, CA

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By 0 found this helpful
August 12, 2008

Tools and Materials

  • buttons
  • beading string, cut to 40 inches
  • crimp bead
  • necklace closure
  • needle-nose pliers

Instructions:

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  1. Fold the string in half, and create an end by tying two slipknots 2 inches down from the fold.
  2. Slip a button on one string. Tie another slipknot 1 inch from the previous knot. Repeat until you have 12 buttons on the string. Make as many strands as you like. Trim the ends (not the looped end) 2 inches from the last knot.
  3. Gather all the ends together, and crimp in a crimp bead. Attach the necklace closure using a pair of needle-nose pliers.
By Luv to Cook from NC

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March 12, 2010

I am looking for a pattern for a "bib necklace" made from buttons. There are several patterns for "button necklaces", but I am looking for the bigger, bib-type necklace. Thanks.

By Geri from Orlando, FL

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March 13, 20100 found this helpful

Button Bib Necklace

First up: a key accessory in fashion this autumn, the statement bib (or collar) necklace. I am becoming increasingly obsessed with these - they seem like such a bold fun way to jazz up the most simple outfit. A plain dress (or jeans & a tshirt) plus a bib necklace equals POW!To make your own necklace you will need:

A paper template (see the bottom of this post), or you could draw your own shape

Thick felt (because of the weight of the buttons). Quality wool felt, or that thick (and wonderfully cheap!) synthetic stuff you get in sheets in stores like Hobbycraft. I used black to make the other colours really pop.

Matching thread, sewing needle, scissors, and pins.

Matching wide ribbon to make the ties

Buttons - I used a mix of bright colours for mine, but you could use any colour palette you fancy, perhaps an assortment of shapes in one colour? All black buttons on a grey background would look particularly chic. For some extra bling, you could add sequins, beads, and any other shiny doodads you can lay your hands on.

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1. Pin the paper template to your felt, and cut around it. Do this twice, so you have a pair of matching felt shapes. One of these will be the decorated front of your necklace and the other the back.

2. Lay out your buttons on one of the felt pieces and play around with them until you get an arrangement you're happy with. This piece will become the back of your necklace.

3. With the back piece (covered in buttons) on the table in front of you serving as a guide to where to place them, gradually sew the buttons one by one onto the other (front) piece of felt. Make sure you stitch the buttons on securely, using a double thickness of thread and several stitches per button.4. Cut two lengths of ribbon, long enough so you can easily tie a bow to fasten your necklace (I cut mine to each be 14 inches long so I can wear the necklace low or high). Cut the ends at an angle to help prevent fraying.

5. Place one piece of ribbon at the top left of the back felt piece, so half an inch or an inch of the ribbon overlaps the felt. If your ribbon has a "right" and a "wrong" side, make sure that the "right" side is face up on the felt so it will be visible when you wear the necklace. Sew the ribbon in place securely. Repeat this for the other piece of ribbon on the other side of the necklace.

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6. Now place the front and back pieces of your necklace together, so that the buttons are facing outwards and the stitched ends of your ribbon are sandwiched between the felt pieces. Pin the felt pieces together carefully. Finally, use a whip stitch to sew all around the edges and finish your stitches at the back of the necklace where they won't be visible.

7. Wear your necklace immediately and feel fabulous!Double click the template below to to view it full size and print out.

If you print at 100% your necklace will be the same as mine, just change the % to make it smaller or larger. Please be nice and only use this template for non-commercial use: you can use it for as many necklaces as you like and to make gifts for friends. Good luck.

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June 9, 20120 found this helpful

I can't find the pattern for the bib style button necklace. Where can I find one? Thanks.

By Carolyne

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January 10, 20150 found this helpful

I know this post is an old one but you can find these on pinterest.com. Hope this helps.

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