Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Button Bracelet and Earrings

With how short my crafting time has been lately, I've switched tactics and have been trying smaller projects.


I stashbusted to make this bracelet and pair of earrings.  It only took about 2 hours total for the project, but I worked on it in little chunks as a study break.


The buttons came from my stash, but I think the bulk of them came from one of those packs they sell that has a bunch of plastic buttons that are all in similar colors, but different styles and sizes.  The jump rings were probably about a quarter inch in size and are a heavier gauge wire.  Their are also a few random beads and findings thrown in and I used a silver-plated toggle clasp because I can't get braclets on and off unless I use them.


And, obviously, I used a pair of earwires for the earrings.  Both pieces making a lovely, quiet clicking noises.  I don't know why I like that, but I do.


One day I will finally break down and buy some jewelry displays...


Linking up to many of the fabulous parties in my Link Party tab, including Met Monday and Show & Tell Friday!  Check them out!

42 comments:

Melissa said...

And someday I will break down and make these kind of button bracelets and earrings!! :)

I like the autumnal colors.

Kristy said...

I love them. I would love to know how to make them. Button jewelry is beautiful to me.

Zibeline Knits said...

Too cute!! I feel guilty doing little projects when I have so many big projects. Hey, I think you've just given me a new stitch marker idea!

The Answer Is Chocolate said...

This is so pretty! The colors, everything just looks lovely!

Beth said...

Who needs jewelry displays when you have pretty arms and hands? Love these projects!

Michele Pacey said...

Very pretty! And I agree that you need those little projects to intersperse amongst the bigger ones. :)

Cristie said...

So cute! I have some old buttons of my Grandma's, think I'll try it.

Michelle L. said...

So, so pretty! Great colors and I love the teeny seed beads you added!

Lisa said...

The charm bracelet is adorable! I love it!

Mindy said...

These are so cute! Thanks for sharing them!

http://im-in-the-loop.blogspot.com/

Michele {The Scrap Shoppe} said...

These are darling, Cecily! I love that necklace. :)

Christie, Describe Happy said...

You are reminding me of one of the many reasons I love buttons so much! These are so cool!

Gwen @ Gwenny Penny said...

I love buttons! These are really cute, Cecily! I especially like the addition of the beads... very clever.

Olah Momma! said...

This is a great idea for my niece who is a button fanatic:)

Following your lovely blog via GFC and inviting you to add this at http://olahmomma.com/momlounge - a mommy blogger directory and more, where you can also meet more mom bloggers like you.

Following us back is deeply appreciated. Thanks and have a great day!

BLR Graham
http://olahmomma.com -- blogging and connecting blogging moms.
{all moms welcome}

ninjadesigns said...

i really love these!

Purple Froggie Clay Stuff said...

That is so cute!! I really LOVE it!

Cindy @ http://thepurplefroggieclaystuff.blogspot.com/

Sandra said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog! I love anything with buttons...I can see a bracelet from my grandma's old buttons! Thanks for the idea.

April said...

I know what you mean! I have a pair of earrings that do that, I always were them on date night with my hubby and he always laughs at me because without even realizingit I am swinging my head lightly from side to side so I can hear the little noise they make....and you did a great job...I've got no talent for jewelery...I keep trying...maybe I'll get it one day. :P


wildflowersandwhimsy.blogspot.com

Shelia said...

I love these - they are so cute! Maybe you'd share a tutorial on how to make them sometimes? :)
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Patti said...

Very clever...I love how this turned out!

Meg said...

Very cute! Perfect for fall! Thanks so much for linking up! Have a great week...!

Lei said...

Those are so, so cute!

Lori@Paisley Passions said...

SUPER CUTE! Also, thanks for your kind comments on my blog :) Life is a journey, and I will get everything figured out soon. Thanks again!

~Lori

Judy @ In His Grip said...

This is the best! I am a seamstress by trade and wouod love one of these button pieces. I have a ton around my studio. I have better get working. Thanks for the inspriation.

Elizabeth said...

So cute! You should come link up to Made with Love Monday at Sew Chatty! http://bit.ly/bSsG5b

AmieAnn said...

As always.. this is awesome! Love the colors, the medium, the style.. love it all! Thanks for linking up to the Pink Hippo Party.. Can't wait to see what you come up with next week!

TheCraftInMe said...

These are so cute! I just bought a bag of buttons, thanks for sharing!

Allison said...

These are great! I have a post in my sidebar that is one of my most popular, abit a vintage button bracelet that I made. I am having my first link party tomorrow at Vintage Pollyanna. Will you join me? http://vintagepollyanna.blogspot.com/2010/11/join-me-on-tuesdays-for-new-link-party.html

Gloria (The Little Red House with the White Porch) said...

I'm not a jewelry person, but this is so unique! You should sell them. People go crazy for jewelry like this. But what are you doing making this stuff? GO WORK ON YOUR PAPERS! Study break, indeed! :)
Best,
Gloria a.k.a the annoying jokester

Jan @ bobbypins boardwalk said...

What a marvelous look! Very creative and original. Thank you so much for sharing on the Boardwalk Bragfest!

Madigan at madiganmade said...

Love the colors of the buttons. Great for fall. What a fun idea!

Jan said...

Beautiful work..love the necklace and earrings!

DANA said...

That is awesome! I would love for you to come link up at our Strut Your Stuff Party!

http://danajeanward.blogspot.com/2010/11/strut-your-stuff-link-party-and.html

Ginger said...

Super cute! Thanks for linking up to Mad Skills Monday!

Simply Bungalow said...

I love this idea. I definitely want to give it a try. Thanks for the inspiration.
~Heidi

Carri said...

I love these. They are so cute!


http://carriscraftingcorner.blogspot.com

Tara said...

So Pretty!!

I would love to have you link this up at Trendy Treehouse!

http://thetrendytreehouse.blogspot.com/2010/11/creative-share-blog-hop-turkey-cookies.html

Holly said...

Buttons...I am sold. Very cute - buttons are one of my favorites things!

Kim said...

Nice job, Cecily, this is my kid of bracelet! :)

Jenn Erickson said...

Cec, I am absolutely a nerd for old buttons, so I'm totally smitten with your earrings and bracelet! Love the colors and the way you used the silver links to connect it all together! It was cool seeing you featured over at 504 Main too! Have a wonderful weekend! Jenn

nancarts said...

Hi! Love the button jewelry and I just might have to try these! I do make some button jewelry, but nothing like these! Too cute! I just found you so will become a follower tonight. I am having a giveaway if you have time pop over!
Thanks.

Smiles and Blessings,
Nancy

Tiffany said...

I love this bracelet!! I wish I could make myself cute things like these!