|Before: Button Box|
Great buttons often find themselves starring in my
|After: Bracelet by GeltDesigns.com|
Leather, imitation leather or other stringing material
16-gauge brass wire or the clasp of your choice
Select the buttons you want to use and feed the stringing material through the buttons. Tighten the stringing material so the buttons sit the way you like-- in our case we wanted the buttons so sit one on top of the other.
|Knot the Leather|
Measure about 1-inch and create a square knot on either side of the buttons. Repeat to create a chain of knots.
Create the "S" clasp from 16-gauge round brass wire or select a commercially made clasp. Attach the clasp by doubling over the stringing material. Feed the clasp onto the loop and then tie a knot to secure the clasp. You can add a drop of Barges glue to the knot for added security.
|Brass "S" Clasp & Leather Chain|
Create the eye for the clasp by doubling over the stringing material and then making a knot at the bottom of the loop. Again, add a drop of Barges glue to the knot for added security.
Trim the excess stringing material.
How to Make a Simple "S" Clasp (with or without Beads)
Make Your Own "S" Clasp
Make Your Own Beaded "S" Clasp
Make a Glass & Knotted Leather Necklace
Make a Ring from Gimp
Make a Button Bracelet
Make Button Earrings
"Leather Jewelry: 30 Contemporary Projects (Lark Jewelry Books)"; Nathalie Mornu; 2010.
Knots & Knotting
"Mod Knots: Creating Jewelry and Accessories with Macrame"; Cathi Milligan; 2009.
"Decorative Knot Craft: Over 20 Innovative Knotting And Macrame Accessories"; Kim Sang Lang; 2008.
"Elegant Knotted Jewelry: Techniques and Projects Using Maedeup"; Becky Meverden; 2009.
"Beautiful Button Jewelry: 60 Easy Heirloom Treasures"; Susan Davis; 2010.
"Button Jewelry & Accessories: 20 Unique Projects"; Tair Parnes; 2006.
"Beautiful Button Jewelry"; Susan Davis; 2006.
"Button Jewelry: Over 25 Original Designs for Necklaces, Earrings, Bracelets and More"; Sara Withers; 2006.
|After: Back Side of Button Bracelet|
Found materials: Buttons
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How to Make Other Clasps
- Hook & Eye Clasps
- Make Your Own Hook & Eye Clasp
- Make Your Own Clover Shaped Hook & Eye Clasp
- Make Your Own Hand Shaped Toggle Clasp
- Make Your Own Heart Shaped Toggle Clasp
- Make Your Own Clover Shaped Toggle Clasp
Metal Clay Clasps
- How to Make a Metal Clay Toggle Clasp
- How to Make a Metal Clay Hook & Eye Clasp