Make a Button Link Necklace Three Different Ways!comments (13) March 8th, 2009
I love arranging buttons in patterns and rows, and this simple necklace, linked with oversize jump rings, is the perfect way to play with sequence and contrast. I've made three versions of this one to show how easy it is to customize: Row of Reds, an arrangement of five same-size vintage buttons, Black and White Handmade, a similar style using the black and white shrink-art buttons I made last week, and the blue Circles and Blossoms version from my new book, Button It Up. The red version has a button centerpiece with chain on each side; the black and white one is similar but with an adjustable chain length instead of fixed; and the blue one links buttons and circles all the way around the necklace.
Row of Reds
What you'll need:
- Five sew-through buttons of your choice (for the red version, I used a center one surrounded by two pairs each of other styles, all the same size)
- Large jump rings, two per button (mine were 10mm)
- Small jump rings to join the buttons plus two to join the clasp and ring
- Chain (I used two 5-inch pieces)
- Clasp and ring
1. Open the large jump rings and slip one into a button hole. Close it with your pliers. Repeat until all five buttons have closed jump rings through both holes.
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