How to Make a Stacked-Button Necklacecomments (14) June 12th, 2012
I spend a lot of time trolling around eBay, looking for good craft lots. Often I buy several hundred buttons at once! Now, usually there are some really special buttons hiding in these button lots, but for the most part, the stash is filled with your standard pearl buttons. I recently got one such button lot in the mail and thought, "Hmmm...what to do with these boring buttons?" That's when I had my aha moment: Stack them up! These accessories are super-simple to make and fun to wear. You can make them in pretty much any color you would like depending on your button assortment.
What you'll need for the necklace:
- About 22 inches of beading thread (you can make a longer or shorter necklace as desired)
- Two bead tips
- About 160 buttons from very small to large
- Jewelry glue
- Two jump rings
- One clasp
To make the necklace:
1. Tie a knot close to the end of your thread, and add a bead tip with the open part of the bead tip facing the knot. Make another knot directly above the other side of the bead tip.
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