* button cuff

Posted on March 18th, 2006 by maitreya. Filed under Jewelry.


I’ve had my eye on this button cuff pattern for a while now. I even bought the buttons for it way back when it was first posted by annette. I’ve done some really bad crafts lately, bad enough to not bother posting even, and just following a nice repetitive pattern sounded like a sure thing. I used a dollar store button mix, and picked out all the aqua, blue, and grey buttons. They’re tied together with 3 strands of shiny rayon embroidery thread. Treasure Island is apparently going out of business and everything was like 50% off, so I now have one of every color DMC rayon thread and linen thread. The bracelet used almost an entire skein. If you read later in the Craftster thread there’s a better diagram on how to tie them together. The fastening is a button from the stash my sister got me for Xmas, plus one of those clear hair ties.

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11 Responses to “button cuff”

  1. lori z Says:

    I too have been eyeing that braclet. Yours looks great!

  2. Michelle Says:

    I hadn’t seen that bracelet before, and I think yours is absolutely gorgeous! I’m very skeptical when you say that lately you’ve had crafting disasters not worth posting about. I think you’re just too hard on yourself. Wear your bracelet proudly, and I can’t wait to see your next project…

  3. Rachel Says:

    That is so amazingly beautiful. It’s hard to believe that came from a dollar store button mix!

  4. Patricia Says:

    I *love* the cuff–esp. your choice of colors. Looks great with the rayon thread!

  5. Gina Miller Says:

    How clever and pretty.

  6. Caitlin O'Connor Says:

    Wow – this is gorgeous! thank you for providing links, too. I’m off to raid the button box!

  7. stevie Says:

    I’ve had this tutorial printed out for a while, you did a great job!

  8. annette Says:

    i noticed the traffic and came to peek–looks great! the blues are gorgeous.
    i’ve been working a lot more with it using wire these days.
    :)
    a.

  9. Evoria Says:

    Lovely =) I’ve just gotten into button-stuff, and I’ll love to try this

  10. Devota Dabney Says:

    I loved your bracelet. Iam going to make one and hope it looks that good.

  11. Sheree Says:

    Now I have a use for all the leftover replacement buttons from sweaters and shirts. Even the clasp to this bracelet is a button. Could be made into a vintage bracelet idea.

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