Daily Wire Tip June 23: Button Wire Jewelry Ideas

By on June 23, 2011
Button Ring by Albina Mannng
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Daily Wire Jewelry Making Tip for
June 23, 2011

Question:

I have several buttons that I’ve saved, and I’m interested in wire wrapping them. I haven’t seen many pictures of wire wrapped button jewelry, do you have any suggestions?

-Maureen in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho

Answer:

Hello Maureen, we have just the thing! We have a new free site pattern from Albina Manning that uses buttons to create a wire wrapped button ring. You can use 2- or 4-hole buttons with this design, and it’s very easy to incorporate buttons into wire wrapped earrings, necklaces, and bracelets. We hope this is a good spark for your imagination!

Wire Wrap Button RingWire Wrap 3 Button Ring
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5 Comments

  1. avatar

    Vicki

    June 23, 2011 at 7:11 am

    Thanks for the great idea! My mother has collected buttons since she was a child (my grandmother was a seamstress)so we have jars full of pretty buttons going back to the 1920’s. Tomorrow Mom will be 81 years old and I’m going to make her a ring with one of her pretty buttons. Two problems solved at once-what to do with the buttons and what to give Mom that will give her a great deal of pleasure.
    Thanks again

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    Cathy

    June 23, 2011 at 10:44 am

    Hi Vickie!

    I am soo envious of your family button collection…I have made hundreds of rings from all sorts of materials including buttons…my favorites are vintage buttons especially from the German Schwanda Button Company and the moonglow finish they do.
    Good luck,
    Cathy :)))

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    Judy

    June 23, 2011 at 11:28 am

    Hi WOW Buttons here we go I am inspired and big time. Thanks for the question to get this ole gal stared again. BUTTONS WOW!!!! Staying twisted Judy Gee

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    Nathalie

    June 23, 2011 at 11:48 am

    What a great idea to recycle buttons in a pretty fashion. I love those rings… Can’t wait to get to the buttons I have kept for so many years in hope I could find good use for them.
    Thank you!

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    Mint Schlief

    June 28, 2011 at 9:16 am

    I found a really cool carved wooden button which was imported from China or???. It is about 1 3/8″ in diameter, and has the tab on the back that you sew through. I wrapped it just as I would a cabochon with the bail, etc.. and it is a conversation piece when clients are looking at my work at shows. Have fun with your buttons!!! You are only limited by your imagination!

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