Product Guide: Using Buttons in Beading and Jewelry Making

Using Buttons in Beading and Jewelry Making

Buttons are traditionally sewn onto clothing and other fabric as closures, decorative elements, or both. They often have two holes, but can also have just one or none at all, with a shank or loop attached to the back instead. Buttons are a fun and versatile component that can be used in jewelry making and your beading projects. This product guide details how to make jewelry using buttons.

How to Use Buttons in Beading and Jewelry Making

With their large hole or loop size, buttons work great with thicker stringing materials such as leather cord or S-Lon cord. Use as focal pieces like pendants and charms. They are ideal as the decorative closure on button-and-loop clasps often seen on wrapped bracelets. You can also cut off the shank on the back of buttons and use them like cabochons and cameos with bezels or to create earrings and rings. See our instructional videos and free beading projects to learn how to turn buttons into jewelry.

Instructional Videos on Using Buttons in Jewelry Making

See how to create jewelry using buttons with instructional videos from our designers.

Featured Video: How to Make a Chevron Friendship Bracelet with a Button Clasp

More Video Tutorials

How to Make a TierraCast Button Earring
How to Make a TierraCast Button Earring
Overview of Buttons for Jewelry Making
Overview of Buttons for Jewelry Making
How to Use Vintaj Patinas to Add Color to Buttons
How to Use Vintaj Patinas to Add Color to Buttons
How to Remove a Button Shank
How to Remove a Button Shank
Product Spotlight: Vintage Metal Button Assortment
Product Spotlight: Vintage Metal Button Assortment
Show & Tell: Crystaletts Crystal Buttons and Spikes
Show & Tell: Crystaletts Crystal Buttons and Spikes
Overview of Swarovski Crystal Buttons & Sew-on Stones
Overview of Swarovski Crystal Buttons & Sew-on Stones
How to Make the SuperDuo Wrapit Loom Bracelet Kits by Beadaholique
How to Make the SuperDuo Wrapit Loom Bracelet Kits by Beadaholique

 

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Project Tutorials on Using Buttons in Jewelry Making

These project tutorials will teach you some tips and techniques for creating jewelry using buttons. Make the project as shown or use as inspiration for your own designs.

Vintage Button Bracelet
Vintage Button Bracelet
Evil Eye Wrap Bracelet
Evil Eye Wrap Bracelet
Winter Solstice Ring
Winter Solstice Ring
Alpine Bracelet
Alpine Bracelet
Silver Spikes Necklace
Silver Spikes Necklace
Mesa Gold Dust Wrapit Loom Bracelet
Mesa Gold Dust Wrapit Loom Bracelet
Arctic Orb Wrapit Loom Bracelet
Arctic Orb Wrapit Loom Bracelet
The Huntress Wrapit Loom Bracelet
The Huntress Wrapit Loom Bracelet
Black Leather Triple Wrapit Loom Bracelet
Black Leather Triple Wrapit Loom Bracelet
Alicia Bracelet
Alicia Bracelet
Wrapped Up In Love Bracelet
Wrapped Up In Love Bracelet
Crossed Arrow Wrapit Bracelet
Crossed Arrow Wrapit Bracelet

 

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