DIY Necklace: Button Glam

DIY Necklace: Button Glam

With a finished size of 47 cm (18.5"), this glam necklace is a real statement piece and is easy to make as well.

What you need

15 Flower Life pink photobuttons with bachelor buttons, primroses, hyacinth and fringed gromwell
20gr dark purple seed beads (we used G-termann colour 6785)
2 silver plated foldover end caps
4 threads of 45cm (17.7″) beading wire or nylon thread 0.30mm (0.012″) thick
2 silver plated 5mm (0.2″) split rings
4 silver plated 4mm (0.16″) jump rings
1 silver plated toggle clasp

TOOLS
Pliers
Split eye beading needle
4 bead stoppers

Instructions

0. To string one button you will need to put the thread through one hole of the button, string 4 seed beads then put the thread through the second hole.

1. Insert the ends of four wire threads in a foldover end cap and fold down the flaps using pliers. Make sure the ends are securely fixed.

2. String the first thread: 15 cm (5.9″) seed beads, 1 button, 6 cm (2.4″) seed beads, 1 button, 8 cm (3.2″) seed beads, 1 button, 4.5cm (1.8″) seed beads, 1 button, 9cm (3.5″) seed beads. Place a bead stopper at the end of the wire thread.

3. String the second thread: 9cm (3.5″) seed beads, 1 button, 7.5cm (3″) seed beads, 1 button, 6.5cm (2.6″) seed beads, 1 button, 7cm (2.8″) seed beads, 1 button, 12.5cm (4.9″) seed beads. Place a bead stopper at the end of the wire thread.

4. String the third thread: 12cm (4.7″) seed beads, 1 button, 7cm (2.8″) seed beads, 1 button, 6.5cm (2.6″) seed beads, 1 button, 6.5cm (2.6″) seed beads, 1 button, 10cm (3.9″) seed beads. Place a bead stopper at the end of the wire thread.

5. String the fourth (last) thread: 13cm (5.1″) seed beads, 1 button, 7cm( 2.8″) seed beads, 1 button, 7.5cm (3″) seed beads, 1 button, 15.5cm (6.1″) seed beads. Place a bead stopper at the end of the wire thread.

6. Remove all bead stoppers and insert the ends of four wire threads in a foldover end cap. Fold down flaps using pliers. Make sure the ends are securely fixed. Trim excess wire.

8. Attach one split ring to each end cap. Attach one jump ring to each split ring.

9. Use the last two split rings to attach the clasp.

Your evening out can’t be ruined now!

This project was submitted by Photobeads.



What you need

Beading thread
Size 11 seed beads in various colors
Beading needle
Scissors

Instructions

 These little patchwork squares made from your leftover seed beads can be woven together to make a wrist cuff or bookmark, connected to ear wire with a jump ring to make earrings, or hung from a necklace as a pendant. Experiment with different color combinations and patters; the possibilities are endless. 

 
 
Project time (per square): about 10 minutes
 
1. Cut a 20-inch length of beading thread and tie an overhand knot in the thread, leaving a 5- to 6-inch tail.
 
2. Thread the beading line through a flexible beading needle, and string four size 11 seed beads onto the thread.
 
 
3. Run the thread back up through the first two beads to form a small square. Pass the thread through all four beads again to tighten the square.
 
4. String three more beads onto the thread. Pass the needle back through the last bead in the inner square.
 
5. Pass the string through the next bead of the inner square, and repeat step 4.
 
 
6. Repeat steps 4 and 5 for the remaining two beads in the inner square so each corner of the small square has three beads surrounding it. Pass the thread through the beads of the outer square to straighten and tighten it.
 
7. For a two-layer square, weave both ends back through several beads, tying knots as you go to secure the thread. Trim any remaining thread.
 
8. With the thread emerging from between the two center beads on one side of the square, string one bead and pass the thread back through the last bead in the second layer and the next bead in the second layer. Repeat once.
 
9. With the thread emerging from a corner bead in the second layer, add three beads. Pass the thread back through the corner bead and the next bead in the second layer.
 
10. Repeat steps 8 and 9, adding one bead for every middle bead in the second layer and three beads for every corner bead in the second layer. Pass the thread through all the beads on the third layer to tighten and straighten them.
 
11. Continue adding layers in this manner until your square reaches the desired size. For larger squares, you can use a 3mm cube-shaped bead in place of the four central beads.
 

Comments

  1. i only got odd buttons 🙁

  2. This is the prettiest necklace on craftbits so far keep up the work?
    I just made one it’s awesome!

  3. that is the best vintage necklace ever thnxx 🙂

  4. baba112087 says

    That’s pretty very fancy tho

  5. TheOtherWhiteInk says

    Looks fun and fairly easy. With the vintage style and look this defiantly wins me over! So Thifty.

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