Button Bracelet Makes a Lovely Personalized Gift!
You Will Be So Proud of Your Button Bracelet!
Button Bracelet Makes a Beautiful Gift for Your Friends or Family!
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Button Bracelets are easy to make! You just can’t imagine how easy they are!
And, they don’t look home-made at all!
In fact, these bracelets are the rage on Etsy these days. And, if you already have a stash of buttons at home like I do, you can make them yourselves and save the Etsy shipping costs.
I’m so proud to wear the ones that I have made and just as proud to gift them to friends and family.
This Button Bracelet just uses a few supplies which are readily available.
- Chain bracelet – It’s important that you find a chain bracelet with chain links that are large enough to accommodate the jump rings.
Sometimes, finding chain link bracelets is challenging. Since Amazon has a good selection, it has become my go-to site for chain bracelets. Below are a couple of adult-sized bracelets that are ideal for this button bracelet craft. I personally like the bracelets with toggle closures. I’ve found through experience that they are much easier to put on and take off.
- Jump rings – It’s best if you buy at least two different sizes of jump rings to add dimension to the button bracelet. Jump rings come in silver, gold and even copper. They are a bit tricky to open at first, but you’ll quickly get the hang of it. Here’s a kit that comes with jump rings in many different sizes. Just remember to match your jump rings to your bracelet – for example: purchase silver jump rings for a silver bracelet.
- Buttons – you’ll need about 20 or so small to medium-size buttons.
The button colors and options are limitless. I tend to like symmetry so I generally use the same button 5 or 6 times spaced equal links apart on the bracelet. And, then I add others to supplement. But, that is a personal preference.
You should first check your button jar for a nice combination of buttons. Those are free and you can’t beat that! But, if you need to supplement what you have in your button jar, here are a few options to consider.
- Basic Tools – Of course, it’s easier if you have pliers to open and close the jump rings. This set of tools – the Cousin Craft and Jewelry Tool Kit, 3-Piece, includes a Needle Nosed Plier with an aqua colored handle, a Round Nose Plier with a purple handle and Side Cutters with a pink handle.
Instructions to Make the Button Bracelet:
The instructions are easy.
Step 1: Gather your chain bracelet, buttons and jump rings.
Step 2: Open the jump ring, insert the button and fasten it to the bracelet. (It’s important that you close the rings tightly.)
Step 3: And, then repeat until you have filled the chains to your satisfaction.
So, yes, it’s THAT simple! Oh, and, you can use this same approach on necklaces as well.
Here are a few button bracelet variations:
- You could vary the colors or stick to one color palette. Find a favorite outfit and make a bracelet to match.
- How about a bracelet made of beautiful, vintage buttons? That would truly be a one-of-a-kind piece. You can find vintage buttons on Etsy, eBay, Shop Goodwill, local antique stores, and many other places.
- Or, you could raid your mom’s button jar and make her a button bracelet from her very own button collection. What a beautiful gift that would make for Mother’s Day!
- Or, how about making a button bracelet out of sparkly Swarovski buttons? It would be gorgeous!! They come in different colors and styles and, surprisingly, they are not as expensive as you would imagine them to be. And, even just two or three sprinkled in a bracelet makes a bold statement.
So, what a great DIY project! It has so many possibilities! I hope you’ll share some of your gorgeous button bracelets with me!
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And, if you like buttons, how about learning to make button art! These button art pieces make lovely gifts too! And, you’ll have fun engaging your artsy side!