Thursday, February 28, 2013

Beads and button necklace & matching earrings

These days layered necklace is a fashion statement. I also like layered look but wanted to make something which can go with my sarees and western wear with equal ease. So I made this necklace today.

Pretty, isn't it? How about if I tell you pair of buttons are used to achieve this look. Surprised? Don't be, I will let you know how you can make one for yourself.

You will need beads (of your choice), I bought mine from Michaels and arranged them with the turquoise beads left from this project, in equal spacing. Buttons (Walmart has fancy buttons for less), wire for beading, jump rings, a chain, nose pliers, closures and Spray paint (mine silver).

First I spray painted the buttons (4 buttons in total, 2 for earrings) so that I don't have to wait for them to dry when I finished my necklace.

Then, we will make two simple necklaces (make them of different lengths for layering) and join them together by a knot (or two).

Now by this time our buttons are dried and we can use them.

Take your button and place it on the knotted side of your necklace to make a loop and tie a knot.

Do it for both the sides. Now cut the extra wire from your necklace on both sides.

Now take jump ring and open it with the help of pliers, use it to hold the button from back side (for both sides).

Close the jump ring but not so tightly yet as we will use it for holding the chain.

Now take your chain, measure around your neck how long you want your necklace to be and cut it with nose pliers.

Again cut the chain from the middle for both sides.

Now use jump rings on both sides to hold the chain and then close the jump rings with the help of pliers.

Now take another jump ring and put it on the end of the chain of one side and close it.

Repeat for other side.

Take closure and put it on either side of the chain in the jump ring.

Close the jump ring.

Your necklace will look like this.

That's it, you are ready with your statement piece. Now rock the world.

Oh no wait, what about our matching earrings? Remember, we spray painted 4 buttons, we still have two left. We will use it for making earrings. Yeah, you have heard me right. Button earrings. I got inspiration from this tutorial. But unlike her I didn't used paper clips, my earring hook has loop which  holds the button perfectly.

After spray paint:-

So, done with necklace and earrings.

Don't you like it? Go make one for yourself. Let me know if you make one. Happy crafting.



  1. Thanks so much for linking up to Your Whims Wednesday, I featured this on my blog today! Come stop by and grab a featured button:

    1. Thank you so much for the feature. I am a novice blogger and this was the first time I featured on your blog and I am pleasantly surprised to see this. Thanks so much once again. I am a big fan of your work.

  2. A wonderful what you did with the buttons, both in the necklace and as earrings. I will try making one of these for myself. I have everything already...have to check my button stash though. I do have metal shank button kits (diff sizes). I could paint/stamp a design on those buttons, seal it, then use it. I could even use fabric or paper on these metal buttons, then apply modge podge on top of that(decoupage buttons). You certainly got me motivated to try I have several ideas flopping around in my brain. Thank you for taking time to make this tut and for sharing it with us. I'm so glad you linked to 'Your Whims Wednesday', so I could find your blog.

    1. thanks for the appreciation. I would be glad if you would follow me so that you can see more things store in future:-)