* button necklaces

Posted on July 5th, 2006 by maitreya. Filed under Jewelry.

Two necklaces, made the same way but with different buttons. I think the white one is more casual and would look good with a tshirt. I didn’t have as many different sizes of the shell buttons, so it’s not quite as nice of a curve, but the shell makes it really pretty, I think, plus I put a real chain on it.



And look at the shell button bracelet and necklace that Creative Kismet made, plus a tutorial, even!

27 Responses to “button necklaces”

  1. Sarah Says:

    Oooh, that’s very lovely! Thanks for the link to the tutorial as well :)

  2. Regina Says:

    oh wow, these are gorgeous! I love how you layered the buttons vs. stacking! So beautiful! Thanks for the link too ;)

  3. futuregirl Says:

    The transparent buttons look really cool. You could create a lot of neat effects by layering different colors of transparent buttons.

  4. Elli Says:

    Those are beautiful! V. inspiring…I’ve been looking for good button ideas.

  5. Lina Says:

    Those are lovely! I made a button bracelet, but yours are much prettier.

  6. kelly Says:

    love these button projects… i’ve been seeing buttons everywhere lately, so your projects are quite timely! thanks also for the great link!

  7. laura r. Says:

    so beautiful.

  8. becca Says:

    Those are so neat! Do they hold that shape when worn?

  9. annalaura Says:

    My Nanna made me a lovely button necklace a while back. It was very cute and nannaish. I wore it to the school where I teach and the trendy little teenage girls thought it was great and so made some of their own. When I told my nanna, who is in her late 70’s, that she had started a little teen craze at my school she was very chuffed. Nannas rock.

  10. Ina Says:

    Love your button necklaces! Must go round up some buttons now.

  11. TopherDude Says:

    Those are lovely. My Aunt used to make the dearest button holders out of Ivory Snow container. Adorable little delights they were. I would like to experiment with making a pair of button slacks using your precious design.


  12. Leeuna Says:

    What an original idea. I love the look. I think I like the chain best. They are quite lovely.

  13. Anita Necklaces Says:

    I like the second one best. Ant it matches the background colour.

  14. Evoria Says:

    lovely =) I like the layering idea

  15. Mary-Alice Alley Says:

    I have been on line looking and looking for this pattern. There is one where buttons go all around to the back of the neck, that’s what I’d love. Do you know of any books that would have these patterns? I’ve spent so much time looking.
    Thank you so much, Mary-Alice

  16. Foodaholic Says:

    Very pretty. Such a great idea.

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  18. Daphne Says:

    Awesome design!

  19. Lucyy Says:

    i’ve been trying to make a button necklace for a while now but so far i’ve been unsucsessful. I love this design! I was woundering if anyone know’s if the necklace stays in shape when it’s worn…? oh and sorry about the bad spelling :]

  20. georgia Says:

    love the button necklace, where do i find the instructions for this georgia

  21. Krystal Says:

    I love these necklaces. Would love the pattern to make some of my own.

  22. maitreya Says:

    Here are the directions:


    The necklace does keep its shape when worn.

  23. latha Says:

    i love very much this


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