Buttons, Buttons – Summer Fun!

By on July 11, 2014
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by Judy Ellis, Wire-Sculpture.com

Wire Jewelry Idea for July 11, 2014

Buttons, Buttons! 

“I’m bored…” Do you hear that from your kids at this point in the summer? Are they getting restless and looking for something fun to do?

Here’s a great way to get the kids engaged… clean all the old clothes out of the closets, cut off the buttons and use them to make something AMAZING!

Today I thought I’d feature a quick necklace idea from one of our contributors, Diana Harwood. Below you’ll see her Buttons, Buttons necklace. It’s easily made with a bit of wire, and lots of buttons – Don’t be afraid to use your imagination with this!

Name: Buttons Buttons

Submitted by: Diana Harwood

Technique used: wire crochet, wire working

Note: If you’ve never crocheted wire before, this can also be done very easily with jump rings and simple wire wrapping.  Use Enameled Craft Wire to give it a little bit of color and pizazz!

Materials used:

If using just one or two buttons at a time, like in Albina Manning’s free Button Ring pattern, just isn’t going to do, it’s time for a full-on button necklace!

Wired Buttons

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Diana Harwood created this wire and button necklace with an assortment of buttons fixed with 24-gauge wire, which she attached to a base of crocheted wire. If you’ve never crocheted wire before – take a moment to look at our Instructional Jewelry Books.

Diana also created a neck wire from 18-gauge wire, which holds the wire crochet base, and fixed buttons to the neck wire itself with wire crochet.

To see more of Diana’s designs, CLICK HERE to take a look at her shop online!



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