Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Button Bracelets

First things first........  I want to welcome everyone that came by, liked what they saw and became a follower!  I planned a slow entry into this world but as most plans go they never go as planned!  I have 'met' some great people and found some awesome new blogs that I can't wait to read through.

Now, if you are one of those people you have been warned.  I do love buttons!! 

I don't have pictures of the process but basically I measured 1/2 elastic and sewed the ends.  When I say sew you will quickly realize that means a needle and thread. (Side note, I do have a machine but we haven't quite fallen in love yet.) For future ones I would recommend 1/4 inch.  It will get this job done and not limit how big your buttons have to be.

Then I just picked out buttons, choose a starting place and went for it.  I tried to place them so that they 'layered' and didn't expose the elastic.  When I had the elastic fully covered I came back with some smaller ones and but another button on top. 

This is the first one I made:


After seeing it my college age daughter wanted one too so on Christmas Eve I finally got it done!



The inside isn't exactly attractive but the outside is adorable.  A little time consuming, I think it took me about an hour and a half but something to do while sitting in front of the TV.

If anyone gives it a try I would love to see what you come up with!

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31 comments:

  1. These are both adorable, quite crafty. Wishing you the best this holiday season & Happy New Year!

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  2. Love! I done so,etching similar using hemp and macrome, but this looks a lot easier to slip on and off your wrist!

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  3. These are cute! Love all your etsy jewelry & your blog is great! I just featured you as the honored recipient of The Liebster Award @ SummitStreetJoy.com - come on by and check it out & pass it on! :)

    Lauren

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  4. I would love it if you share your bracelet here:

    http://juliejewels1.blogspot.com/2011/12/show-your-stuff-4.html

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  5. Adorable, great job!! My daughter would love one!

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  6. What a lovely idea for a bracelet!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success
    http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

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  7. I really like this idea! I may get some stuff together and try this.
    Please come share at:
    www.thezkids.blogpsot.com

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  8. I like these so much - I kinda have a button collecting problem ;)

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  9. so cute...I love handmade jewelry AND buttons so what a great combo - I was thinking you could hot glue a bit of ribbon around the inside too if ya want to cover the stuff you don't want to see and made a smooth feeling for the wearer - you've inspired me to go hunt for some elastic! I would love love to have you link up for my first linky GOING ON RIGHT NOW.

    Come on over & join in the fun! xoxo

    www.northerncottage.blogspot.com

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  10. Very cute, this will definitely be a fun simple project to do while watching TV.

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  11. Oh isn't that so Very Sweet.. I love the Color combination of the yellow and Olive green... These would be a GREAT project for our Girls to do.. Thanks for sharing..
    http://shoprubyjean.com/2012/01/sew-crafty-tuesday-linky-4-and-giveaway/

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  12. just saw your link up....
    Very cute!!! I share your fondness for buttons.
    Here is my link for my take on a button bracelet if you want to see it :)

    http://www.creativecommotion.blogspot.com/2011/09/for-love-of-buttons.html

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  13. too cute!! saw you at Rook No. 17

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  14. these are adorable, simple, and cheap...a dangerous combination :)

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  15. thanks for linking to Take-A-Look Tuesday - you were featured today!!
    Mandy, www.SugarBeeCrafts.com

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  16. Those are sooo cute! I never thought of using elastic but it works perfectly.
    Rachel
    adventuresofadiymom.blogspot.com

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  17. My 12 year old daughter is always trying to make bracelets with my vintage buttons. She is going to loveeeee the elastice idea!! Thanks for sharing :)

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  18. Very cute! Thank you for sharing!
    liZ

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  19. I love buttons too! These are very cute.

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  20. I LOVE BUTTONS!!! And I'm in love with the bracelets you made!!!

    Check out my blog too:
    http://thediydreamer.blogspot.com/

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  21. So Stinkin' Cute!! I'm always trying to find crafts that involve buttons. I bet these bracelets can be super addictive to make. :)

    Have a great weekend,
    Liberty

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  22. These are so stinkin cute!1 love them! Thanks for linking up and sharing!

    www.blissfulanddomestic.blogspot.com

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  23. Cute! Buttons are so fun! Thanks for sharing at Shine on Fridays!

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  24. These are great! I have some vintage buttons that would make absolutely FANTASTIC bracelets! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  25. I'm a big fan of buttons too and love the way that you fashioned yours into those lovely bracelets! The elastic is a fabulous idea!

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  26. This is a great idea!! Maybe you can put sew fabric on the elastic to make it pretty inside too :-) I love buttons. Great job!! Stopping by from So Creative linky party and your newest follower.

    Here is what I shared this week: http://craftybrooklynarmywife.blogspot.com/2012/01/my-first-amp-cover.html

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  27. Great idea! I like the elastic idea, too! Might try these with mini rosettes...my obsession. New follower, please stop by and visit sometime...

    http://www.blissimagesandbeyond.blogspot.com/

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