Product Guide: 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 made using the Wrapit Loom. 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.
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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. Note: Some components may no longer be available. Adapt the techniques shown with your favorite supplies.
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