* Stacked button ring instructions

Posted on August 24th, 2007 by maitreya. Filed under Jewelry, Projects with Instructions.

About a year ago I posted some button projects for a book proposal someone solicited. Well, I sent in a set of sample projects and the instructions and a preliminary table of contents, then never heard anything back. Well. I don’t have time to write a book anyway (I have plenty of writing to do at lab lately), so I was actually kind of relieved. But it just occurred to me that maybe somebody would actually like to use the instructions I wrote up. You could probably figure most of them out yourself, but I have them, so I might as well post them. Here’s the first one, for this stacked button ring:


ring base
quick-set epoxy

time required: 20 minutes plus glue-drying time

Find a button that fits the ring base.
Arrange a stack of buttons of different sizes and colors. Buttons with ridges around the edge work nicely. Doll buttons make a nice top layer.
Sew together the stack.
Glue it into the ring base using epoxy. Make sure it’s centered all around and hold it until the epoxy is set. (Go watch this Bat for Lashes video so you’re not bored.) Try to prop it level while the epoxy cures.

5 Responses to “Stacked button ring instructions”

  1. moki Says:

    oh geez! That is cool! Wonder if I can find the ring bases easily?

  2. Amy Palko Says:

    I’m so glad that you are posting these button ideas. I’ve just posted on my blog requests for ideas on how to use up some vintage buttons I recently acquired. I’ll definitely be trying these ideas out. Thank you!

  3. lindsay Says:

    I’ve never seen ring bases like that! Care you share where you find them?

  4. Page Says:

    Hi, that is really a great idea. It was very unprofessional and just pretty crummy to ask you to put together those ideas and not even give you a reply. BAD!

  5. Maitreya Says:

    I found the ring base at a craft store in Switzerland, and I’ve unfortunately never seen another one like it since. :/


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