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Simplest Button Necklace

By: Theresa Cifali

Ready to make the simplest button necklace ever? Check out this DIY necklace tutorial from Theresa Cifali and discover how easy it is to turn some cute buttons into a colorful statement necklace.

Simplest Button Necklace

Materials:

  • Blumenthal Lancing Button Coordinates
  • Bails
  • 28 guage wire cut into 5" pieces
  • Wire cutters
  • Needle nose pliers
  • E-6000 (glue)
  • Leather cord

Instructions:

  1. Glue a bail to the back of the largest button of the set using E-6000 glue. This is an extremely strong adhesive. You want to be careful not to get any on your hands and work in a well ventilated area. Let the glue dry overnight. Tip: Glue several bails on at once so that you have them handy and ready to go.

    Simplest Button Necklace
     
  2. Once your bails have completely dried, you are ready to start assembling your pendant. Gather your materials so that you have everything you need.

    Simplest Button Necklace
     
  3. Shape your wire into a U. Thread your buttons through starting with the largest and working your way to the smallest. You want to make sure that the ends of the wire are poking out from the top of the buttons.

    Simplest Button Necklace
     
  4. Thread 3 of the micro beads onto one of the wires.

    Simplest Button Necklace
     
  5. Push the beads up about a finger width and bend it slightly so that the beads are above the bend.

    Simplest Button Necklace
     
  6. Take the opposite wire and thread it through the beads. Now both wires should be threaded through the beads together from opposite directions.

    Simplest Button Necklace
     
  7. Using your needle nose pliers, pull the wires until the micro beads lay flush with the top button.

    Simplest Button Necklace
     
  8. Then push the wires down into each button hole so that the come out of the back.

    Simplest Button Necklace
     
  9. Twist the wire in the back once as close to the button as you can get. Then push the wires back through to the top…one through each hole. With your wire cutters, trim the excess wire so that they are short enough to bend and manipulate so that no sharp points will stick out.

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  10. Use your needle nose pliers again to bend and wrap the short stubs of wire so that no points are sticking out. It should look like this:

    Simplest Button Necklace
     
  11. Cut a piece of leather cord long enough to fit over your head once you've knotted it. Thread your pendant onto the cord and tie in a knot.
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