Monday, December 21, 2015

Button and Pearl Bead Bracelet Tutorial

Good morning! I've been busy with Christmas preparations, so I haven't had much time to craft lately. I have been in a jewelry making mood, so I thought that I would show you the button and pearl bracelet that I recently finished:

This is actually a really simple project, and comes together pretty quickly, so if you need a last minute stocking stuffer or two, this would fit the bill nicely!

Let's get started! You'll need the following items for your bracelet:
  • several buttons that you like
  • jump rings
  • pearl beads
  • a lobster clasp 
  • jewelers pliers
  • fabric tape measure
Measure your wrist and then lay out the buttons that you've chosen so that they will be a little longer than your wrist. Carefully open a jump ring and add a button to each side, (I used a pink button and a blue flower button). Before closing the jump ring, add two pearl beads and then carefully close the jump ring.

Continue the process until you have a string of buttons, pearl beads and jump rings long enough to wrap around your wrist, ending with a jump ring on each end of the bracelet.

Add a lobster clasp to one of the end jump rings as shown:

That's it!! Now your bracelet is ready to wear or give as a gift! This would be a fun present to make using various heirloom buttons from a grandmother...a lovely treasure to place in a Christmas stocking!

Have a wonderful week! We're on the final countdown to Christmas day! :)


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