Make Simple Button Pendants

Make Simple Button Pendants

Follow a few easy steps and make these simple and elegant button pendants in no time! Great idea to recycle leftover buttons!

What you need

Button, Craft wire and Jewelry pliers.

Instructions

Step-1: Cut a small piece of wire, around 6-8 inches should work. Make a small loop on any one side of the wire. Circle the wire 1-2 times around the loop to create a twirl pattern.

Step-2: Insert the open end of the twirled wire into a hole of the button. Bend the twirled part upwards and fix it below the button hole, on the front. Again insert the open end through the other button hole.

Step-3: With the remaining wire create a big loop and coil the rest of the wire below the big loop. Cut off extra wire if needed. Attach the pendant with a string or chain and enjoy!



What you need

chain
small craft frame
ribbon
beads
rhinestones
buttons
small pictures (or magazine cut-outs)
paper/tissue paper
glue stick
paint (or nail polish)
a hot glue gun

Instructions

This Jewelry making project shows you how to make a necklace pendant using a small craft frame.

1. Pop the insert out of the frame and use as a template. Cut pictures from magazines or family portraits to fit your template & glue onto paper making a collage. You can use a pretty tissue paper as a background ( I used silver tissue paper).

2.You may want to paint the outside of the frame. I used black nail polish, it looks nice and shiny.

3. Add buttons, beads, or rhinestones to the frame. You can also glue ribbon flowers or bows onto the frame. The possibilities are endless.

4. Add the chain to the frame and pop you picture collage inside.

Comments

  1. Nice. I make buttons from polymer clay – this gives a new “twist”!

  2. alysha-smith says

    Nice post!

  3. I love this! It’s such a creative way to repurpose buttons! I’d be fun to do something similar with other pieces of jewelry. I have buttons that look like the ones you have pictured…what gauge do you recommend?

  4. Carolyn Connally says

    I lead a crafts group at a senior center in Fort Worth, Texas. The center has been given a HUGE tub of buttons. It is said that they come from a button manufacturer that has gone out of business. We have made button bracelets, necklaces and bowls and trays from buttons and still have thousands of buttons left. Thanks for another neat craft we can make by using our enormous cache.

  5. Its great idea to make pendants with button and i would also like to do the same. Thanks for sharing it with us.

  6. The button idea is really cute. I’m going to pass this on to my granddaughters. I think they will enjoy making them. Great idea.

  7. I love it!

  8. What a great idea to use buttons 🙂

    Claire xo

  9. super nice:)

  10. Linda DeVoe Champlin says

    I think I will get out some of my antique buttons and make some earrings.

  11. Love the wire button pendant…maybe a ring too.

  12. barbarian57 says

    I love this idea!

  13. I think it is super creative and super easy, not to mention adorable to wear. Thanks for the tutorial.

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