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Button Stack Keychain

I am always losing my keys so they need to be on a chunky key ring!  This button stack key ring is bright, fun and so easy to make.  YAY, it’s Fifteen MINUTE Friday!!!

Button Stack Keyring Final

You will need buttons, wire, a big bead (optional) and a key ring.  I used buttons from the Laura Kelly BRIGHTS mix because they are my favorite colors!

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Here’s what to do…

  • Thread your buttons through one hole on the wire.
  • Add the bead and a button at the base then thread back through the other way to the top.
  •  Twist the wire into a loop and then twist it around in a coil until secure.
  • Add it to the key ring!  I added a little piece of ribbon to mine too.

TaDa!

Button Stack Keyring Twist

Have a great weekend,

Laura

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Quick and Easy Button Earrings

Need to make a set of super quick earrings? It doesn’t get any faster or easier than these.
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Supplies:

  • Earring Findings-You can get these at your local craft store in the jewelry section.
  • Buttons-The possibilities are endless here! Buttons Galore and More has a huge selection of buttons, so you can make a different pair of earrings to match every outfit and occasion.
  • Glue

Instructions:

  1. Glue your button onto the earring finding.
  2. Allow to dry for 24 hours before wearing.

This project is easy enough for children to do it. It would be a fun party activity for your little girl’s next party. Teachers-this would make a nice Mother’s Day craft project too!

Added bonus: Go to my blog, Laura Bray Designs to download some free, printable Mother’s Day cards that you can put your button earrings on!

 

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Button Jewelry – Perfect Gifts

Need some fun craft ideas for handmade jewelry? Button Jewelry – Perfect Gifts!

We’ve gathered up some of our favorite fast and easy pieces.

quick button earrings

Quick Button Earrings

make easy accessories straight from the button jar

Make Easy Accessories Straight from the Button Jar

Zinnia Style Brooch

Zinnia Style Button Brooch

Upcycle Jewelry with Buttons and Hardware

Upcycle Jewelry with Buttons and Hardware

Antique Button Earrings in a Flash

Antique Button Earrings in a FLASH

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Dyed Button Necklace

Last month I dyed some buttons using Rit Dye, and I had some left over so I’ve made this Dyed Button Necklace.

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 Supplies for Dyed Button Necklace

I used one large Coconut button and embellished it. I love that these buttons have an earthy, natural feel, and come in their own little tin with a clear top. This tin is great for storage, and great for using later for creating more fun!

coconut shell, natural buttons

Rustic Coconut Shell

Additional Supplies:

Rit Dye (Aquamarine), Imagine® Crafts/Tsukineko VersaMark ink and Gold Embossing Powder, and StāzOn™ Inks (in Olive, Forest Green, Rusty Brown, and Pumpkin for coloring charm – applied with Fantastix™ Applicators), 3-in-1 Glue, charm

Also: Jump ring, chain, pliers, heat tool (for melting embossing powder)

Instructions:

See Rit Dye for their Wood & Wicker Dyeing instructions. I had prepared dye in mason jars, and simply reheated it and added it to the button.

Make sure your button is dry before you try embossing. Sponge on ink and dip in embossing powder. Carefully heat set to melt. I did different areas separately, and used some tongs to hold the button.

I colored a charm with StāzOn™ Inks using Fantastix™ applicators  and added a jump ring and chain, then adhered the charm to the button with 3-in-1 Glue.

I love the colors and how they all came together. Doesn’t fall have a beautiful assortment of colors to choose from? Fall is my favorite, no wait – I love snow, oh but spring flowers … Every season is lovely.

Thanks for joining me today for another project featuring button jewelry. Are you wearing your buttons? I’d love to see!

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Button Charm

I’m creating a Button Charm today using a button as a frame for some seasonal artwork.

No, this is not hard. You can do this so easily.

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As you can see, I’ve just used a single large button for my piece today.

I punched out some art work from a sheet of Halloween images from Bottle Cap Inc. and adhered it to the center of a large button. I used Tacky Glue to attach a spider and web charm to the top of the button.

I love the way that the button acts as a frame for the image, the color really has a fun splash of Autumn color.

Great Buttons for your  Seasonal Button Necklace:

brown buttons

Cappucino Grab Bag

Additional supplies:

Besides that big button and a focus image , you will want a charm. I purchase my charms at local bead shops, they have such fun, unique stuff. In addition, you’ll need some chain, jump rings, and pliers.

 

You will also need a good craft glue, I chose Tacky Glue. Let this set up overnight, at least 24 hours, before you wear it … this will make sure your charm stays put!

To finish off the piece, I added a little bit of bling from Want2Scrap, because I just like a little sparkle in … well, just about everything.

 

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Seasonal Button Necklace

There is nothing simpler than stringing buttons, so why not make a Seasonal Button Necklace?

This is is a simple statement piece, and one you can change out year round.

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 Some people hear craft, or DIY, and cringe. Pretty pieces do not have to be complicated, or expensive. This month I’m making several pieces that are very inexpensive, and assembled with just some basic pliers and or glue.

Grab a friend, get some buttons, and let’s make some fun things to wear. At the end of the season, repurpose them! Easy peasy.

I’m using some really fun assortments that just say pumpkins and spice and everything nice!

Great Buttons for your  Seasonal Button Necklace:

black buttons

Black Beauty

brown buttons

Cappucino Grab Bag

Orange Buttons

Sunrise Assortment

Additional supplies:

You’ll need some chain, jump rings, and pliers.

 

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Halloween Jewelry – Spider Pendant

Use buttons to accent this fun Spider Pendant.

Along came a spider …

Let’s jazz up your Halloween Jewelry!

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I’m using buttons from a few collections today. This idea could easily work for any occasion with a quick change of charms and button selections. Buttons Galore has buttons for just about EVERY occasion, from bats to baseballs, and everything in between.

This month, we’re all about Halloween and Fall.

Great Buttons for your  Spider Pendant:

black buttons

Black Beauty

brown buttons

Cappucino Grab Bag

Orange Buttons

Sunrise Assortment

Additional supplies:

You’ll need some chain, jump rings, and pliers.

 

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