Layered Button Necklace

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Hi, friends!  Today I have a fun and super-simple project for you!  You only need two buttons, and it will take about five minutes to make this stylish statement necklace!  Mine features one of my all-time favorite buttons, the “Carlos,” but you could use any two buttons you like, as long as their sizes and colors compliment each other!  Here’s how I did it and you can too!

Materials:
- two coordinating buttons
- 24 gauge wire {or thinner}
- jewelry bail
- E6000 or other jewelry glue
- ball chain
- wire cutters
Specific Buttons I used:
- “Carlos” {1, 15  mm}…I had this left from my Button Votive project!
- “Palmira” {1, 28 mm}
This necklace is incredibly simple to make and doesn’t require any special jewelry making tools or skills…anyone can do it!

STEP 1: Place your smaller button on top of the larger button.  Thread wire through the holes of both buttons.

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STEP 2: Turn buttons over and twist wire tightly to secure.  Trim ends and tuck into one of the holes to hide sharp edges.

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STEP 3: Glue a jewelry bail to the back of the large button and let it dry completely.

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STEP 4: Cut ball chain {or other chain} to your desired length.  I usually go with 18″.  Thread it through the bail and add closure piece.

What do you think?  Isn’t it a fun piece of statement jewelry?  I can’t wait to wear it with some Springtime outfits!
Hugs & Glitter,
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11 comments on Layered Button Necklace

  1. Queen of the Castle
    April 8, 2013 at 1:57 PM (1 year ago)

    oooo…CUTE!!!! I know I have some buttons floating around……now to just find the time to make such a cute little piece! ;-)

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  2. Wanda Baarman
    April 13, 2013 at 12:18 PM (1 year ago)

    That is so cute. I have made jewelry with my daughter but I learned a couple of new things reading your tute. Like what a jewelry ball is and also that there is jewelry glue. i know….duh. I think I might try this with some vintage buttons. Wouldn’t that be cute? Thanks for posting the tutorial. Visiting from It’s Overflowing. Blessings!

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  3. Gloria Erickson
    April 13, 2013 at 1:22 PM (1 year ago)

    Super easy and super cute AND I have a ton of buttons that I have been collecting for about 35 years!! :) Will do this for sure!
    Found you at Tater Tots and Jello.
    Blessings, Gloria @The Resourceful Gals

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  4. Marcy Hyte
    April 29, 2013 at 11:30 PM (1 year ago)

    I’m new to crafting and really like this necklace. I am not familiar with a jewelry bail. How large is the one used for this tutorial?

    Thanks

    M.H.

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  5. Jessi @ Practically Functional
    June 10, 2013 at 5:05 PM (1 year ago)

    Love this! I’ve been meaning to try jewelry making for forever, so this looks like the perfect one to start with! Pinning!

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