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Vintage Button Bracelet

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Who doesn't love vintage button crafts? Make a Vintage Button Bracelet from Candace Jedrowicz from your grandma's collection of old odds and ends. This is trendy and cute.

Vintage Button Bracelet
 

Materials:

  • Buttons
  • Bead embroidery thread
  • Beading needle
  • A selection of accent beads
  • Elastic ribbon

Instructions:

  1. I started with several large and small buttons and paired them up.

    Vintage Button Bracelet
     
  2. I began sewing the buttons onto the end of the ribbon, so that I could hide the seam. I spaced the buttons so that the edges touched.
     
  3. I sewed the buttons on just like I would if I were sewing them on a shirt, making several passes with the thread.
     
  4. Half of the top buttons are two-holed. This is where I used the accent beads - on top of those buttons so the thread would be hidden.

    Vintage Button Bracelets
     
  5. I alternated the beaded buttons with with the others.
     
  6. I measured the ribbon on my wrist and cut off the excess leaving a tab to overlap for secure sewing.

    Vintage Button Bracelet
     
  7. When I sewed the ends of the ribbon together and put the bracelet on and realized that the curve of the ribbon opened spaces between the buttons, so I chose some smaller buttons to fill in.

    Vintage Button Bracelet

For a video tutorial of this project, check out How to Make a Vintage Button Bracelet Video.

 

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