We’ve Been Nominated! Plus Necklace Tutorial

Hello dear readers,

I’m in a very good mood today after finding out yesterday that our little blog has been nominated for an award! If you love us as much as we love you please vote by clicking here
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So to celebrate I’ve decided to share a Button Necklace Tutorial with you all, if you’ve ever met us at a fair you might recognise these from one of our small kits. So if you like buttons old and new and have always wondered what else you can do with them have a go with these instructions which were penned by the other half of Angel Eden ‘Anne’.

Button Necklace

 

You will need

Two lengths of waxed cotton about 90 cms long, (looks good if they are two different colours), small enough to go through the holes of your buttons.

About 19 buttons, can be 2 or 4 hole, except the button for the fastening which needs to be four hole.

All Purpose strong clear glue.

Instructions

  1. Hold the two strands of waxed cotton at one end and fold them over and knot to make a loop. This loop will be the fastener going over the end button of the necklace, so its important to make sure it is the right size for your button to go through. Once you are happy with the size pull as tightly as you can.

 

2.Β The buttons are now going to be strung individually on each strand, divide them in half and decide on the colour order. One button will be used to make the end button to fasten the necklace.

3. Start threading buttons onto one of the strands of waxed cotton by passing the thread from behind through one of the holes of the first button and then pass back through the opposite hole. Now leave a space of about 5 centimetres before placing the next button in the same way. Continue until you have achieved the length you want or half the buttons are used.

4. With the second strand put the buttons on in the same way but place the first one so that it lays half way between the first two buttons on the first strand. Continue until all buttons are placed making sure each button on the second strand sits between two on the first.

 

5. With the last button use both threads to go through it from the back and cross threads diagonally to form a cross and pass thread back through the other two holes. Tie the two threads in a reef knot behind the button. This means to pass the right thread over the left and then pass under it, then pass the left thread over the right and pass under. Pull this knot as tight as you can.
6. The ends can now be cut and some appropriate clear glue put on the knots at each end of the necklace to make it extra secure.

 

This necklace can be made with a variety of buttons, they do not need to all be the same size. The two strands could also be two different lengths to make a different design. It really does look attractive when worn but is more difficult to do justice to in a photograph. Depending on the colour and size of buttons used, it can make a very individual present for both adults and children. 

24 Responses to We’ve Been Nominated! Plus Necklace Tutorial

  1. Ooooh I lurve buttons, I always keep them and now I can make a necklace, keep the tutorials coming.

    Also I've voted for you πŸ˜€

  2. Good morning! Thank you so much for coming to visit me … returning the follow … πŸ™‚

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  3. Awww i love the buttons necklace! Pink and green just go together so well!
    Oh and also I am now following you thanks to Welcome Wednesday and it would be nice if you could share back the love here and maybe see what I've learned about blogs!
    Happy Welcome Wednesday!

  4. Congrats on your nomination! That is a darling necklace, so funky!

    I haven't checked if those cameras work, need to find some film first πŸ™‚

  5. CUTE necklace!!!

    I'm here from Welcome Wednesday! New follower πŸ™‚ Stop by my blog if you get a chance!

    Oh, and congrats on the award!

  6. Great Blog!

    Just wanted to say THANK YOU for participating in this week's WELCOME WEDNESDAY! We hope to see you weekly! We are so happy we get to follow your cute blog! Thanks for helping spread the word about our great event by grabbing our button!

    Kristin & Jaime
    Take It From Me
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  7. Thank you for visiting me ^_^
    I'm following you back
    and thank you for the tutorial
    I would love to make one for my niece

  8. Hi! Thank you for visiting my blog. Im now following you back from WW. Have a great week end

  9. Hi! It took me a bit, but I'm following you back now from WW! You've got some great ideas here on this blog! I do a weekly post on Mondays called Do-It-Yourself Monday. If you have a favorite DIY post that you'd like to do for a guest post, I'd love to have you share your ideas with my readers! Just let me know if you're interested!

    Thanks again for visiting my site and following! Hope you'll come back to visit and maybe enter a low entry giveaway on the Low Entry Lowdown. This daily post has giveaways from many different blogs, so you've got great chances to win and you get to help out other bloggers at the same time!

    Blessings,
    Stephanie
    Ten Talents…