Necklace – Vintage Wire & Buttons

Necklace – Vintage Wire & Buttons

This jewelry making project shows you how to make a beautiful button necklace using wire. This simple technique is ideal for kids learning to make their own jewelry.

What you need

Copper Jewelry wire
Approx 30 old buttons
wire cutters


Start by taking your length of wire around 1 yard and creating a knot or bend at one end (so your buttons don’t slip off) then begin threading your buttons onto the wire by taking the wire through the button holes as if it was a needle and thread.

Keep doing this – adding each button as you go. Position the buttons flat by pushing and shaping the wire so that the buttons each sit flat.

Keep doing this until you reach your desired length. You can add a small jewelry clasp or simply create a necklace that will slip over the head by twisting the two ends of wire together.

This method is great for kids!



  1. This is very creative .. and simple.. 🙂

  2. this is a fantastic necklace

  3. cool

  4. My mother was a seamstress since she made her first dress with a newspaper pattern that she designed when she was 8 years old. Every since that time she collected buttons. Before she passed away in 2004, she and I went through her button BOXES and made up a button bracelet from buttons collected for each grand daughter. They were gorgeous. So I might use this design to make me a necklace and earrings. Thanks!! Julie

  5. Super original y muy bonito.
    Un abrazo.

  6. unique

  7. great project!

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