Vintage Button Bracelet

PROJECT B3011
Designer: Karlin Jones
Skill Level: Beginner
Created using a beautiful array of vintage buttons and an antiqued silver tone bracelet, this simple project will add a subtle vintage look to your outfit. A truly customizable piece!
Instructions
This project has you snipping off the metal shanks of the vintage buttons. You will want to use a strong flush cutter but because the metal is hard, do not use your favorite pair of cutters in case the hard metal damages them. Also note that there will be some rough edges, so be careful as you go. These rough edges will be laid flat against the glue-on tabs so they will not be felt or accessible when the bracelet is finished.
  1. Begin by looking through your collection of vintage buttons and select eleven of the small 12mm buttons in the mix. I chose a variety of finishes, including 4 gold toned, 2 brass toned, 2 bright silver toned and 2 antiqued silver toned. You can pick any designs you like.
  2. Turn your buttons over and with your flush cutters, snip off the backing of your vintage buttons. Try to remove as much of the backing as possible, ensuring that your buttons will lay flat on the flat pads.
  3. Next, lay your bracelet flat on your work space with the flat pads facing up.
  4. Now add a dollop of E6000 onto each flat pad and begin adding on your vintage buttons (with the designs facing up) in any order you like. Press down gently onto the center of the flat pads and glue each button down.
  5. Once you are done gluing on your vintage buttons, set your bracelet aside to dry.
  6. Your bracelet is done!
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • PND-0199 - Assorted Vintage Metal Buttons Gold And Silver Tone 12-28mm Diameter - 1/4 Pound
    Project uses 11 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • AXC-9468 - Antiqued Silver Tone Steel Bracelet With 9.5mm Round Flat Pads - 7.5 Inches
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • XTL-1054 - E6000 Industrial Strength Glue Adhesive (0.18 fl oz)
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

RECOMMENDED TOOLS:
  • XTL-5600 - Xuron Sharp Flush Cutter Pliers - Wire/Soft Flex
Additional Information
Theme Vintage Look
Ingredients AXC-9468, XTL-1054, PND-0199,

Purchase Components

Purchase the components needed to make this project. Change quantities as needed to make multiple pieces. Tip: Save this project to your wishlist to easily return to project instructions.
Antiqued Silver Tone Steel Bracelet With 9.5mm Round Flat Pads - 7.5 Inches
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Piece.
$2.15 / Package | SKU: AXC-9468
E6000 Industrial Strength Glue Adhesive (0.18 fl oz)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Piece.
$1.99 / Package | SKU: XTL-1054
Assorted Vintage Metal Buttons Gold And Silver Tone 12-28mm Diameter - 1/4 Pound Variety Pack
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1/4 lb..
$6.59 / Package | SKU: PND-0199
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