Sunday, February 3, 2013

Vintage Button Necklace, Earrings, and Bracelet

I love buttons and have been collecting some that are especially nice and sparkly.  Some of them are clamshell and some have rhinestones.  I have been wanting to make a necklace or earrings from them.


I made a longer necklace, added bunches of buttons to each split ring and added them every 1/4 inch to the chain. 


It turned out just as I imagined it would!  Love it when that happens!


I used a dark chain, sort of a greyish color….to make it look older too.


On the bracelet I used fewer buttons so it wouldn’t be too clunky to wear at work.


It turned out perfect! 


And here are the earrings, they each have a rhinestone button which don’t match but they look great anyway!


I can’t wait to wear them tomorrow! 

I am linking to these great parties!




Sophie Belle Designs said...

They both look great, well done

Alison said...

These are gorgeous!


DesignedByBH said...

These look great! I like how you limited the buttons on the bracelet. I did something similar a few days ago. (DIY Button Bracelet) You should check it out if you get a chance! :) (I should have limited my buttons, I think, but I still like it!)

Gail @ said...

These are great. I saw something last year on Pinterest like this, and I don't know what it is about buttons and things that dangle, but it's appealing to me. Thanks for sharing these great examples.

Rose, Fine Craft Guild said...

Ellen, these are beautiful. We'd love it if you would show them off in our linky party at !

Laura said...

What a beautiful set! I am a nut for vintage buttons- love this idea! Great choice on the chain color, too.

Crafts a la Mode said...

Very nice. I'd love to have you link up to What to Do Weekends Party on my blog. Hope to see you. Already following. I pinned this one. Linda

Stephanie said...

So fun! I love vintage buttons, and would totally wear jewelry made out of them!

Sarah said...

This is so lovely and eclectic! It is definitely going on my to-make list. :) So glad to have found your lovely blog!

Liz @ Quirky Vistas said...

Wow, those are very cool and look like they'd be fun to wear.
Liz @ Quirky Vistas

Unknown said...

oh la la! please share here:

Anonymous said...

I have a ton of vintage buttons and I love this necklace!
I'm pinning this now to make soon. Thanks for posting!
I clicked over from the link up at Hodgepodge Life.

Diana of Diana Rambles said...

Gorgeous!!!!!!!!!! So pretty!

Megan Gunyan said...

Love this! I can't believe they are buttons! So cute.

Lindsay Artsy-Fartsy Mama said...

The jewelry looks fabulous!! Well done! :)

Holly Lefevre said...


Susie Buetow said...

Thank you for submitting this fun project to the Crafty Showcase! We LOVE chalk boards xoxo susie @bowdabra

Ps- here is the newest linky! We have a new Button!

marissa | Rae Gun Ramblings said...

I love this. It's so fun how different it could look depending on the buttons you use. pinning glad you shared this at my link party excited to see what you have to share this week