Web Toolbar by Wibiya Free Time Frolics: Vintage {Button} Bracelet

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Vintage {Button} Bracelet


Today's Post is brought to you by my Girlie Malinda.  She is a crafty Momma of 5 girls.  She loves to craft and try new things.  From the beginning we were a match. She is great to bounce ideas off of and make girlie things with. Enjoy this quick and easy tutorial.  She made this beautiful vintage button bracelet in under 30 minutes and for less than $10. 

So I have gone a little vintage button crazy. I came across a jewelry line that uses antique and vintage buttons. They are so cool looking! So I thought I would make a few pieces (ok so a little more than a few...) Hey, its a creative outlet right? Anyway one of may favorite and easiest pieces to make was this button bracelet. This one is made out of vintage looking plastic buttons that I picked up at a craft store. You can do this with just about any kind of button as long as it can fit on the finding that you use.
Here are the supplies I used.
Some cute charms that have holes on two ends
 buttons
 jewelry glue
 jump rings or some kind of connector links
 a lobster clasp
 and my pliers and crimpers
 I used 6 charms and made the bracelet a little big for my wrist, so you probably can get away with 5 and add a bead or something on the end to lengthen it a bit.
First decide what buttons to use, make sure they will fit in the charm or on top. If some of them have shanks on them use some wire cutters to cut them off. The plastic ones I used make it easy to get them off.
Now just glue to buttons on.
Wait a few hours or a day to let the glue dry, then using the jump rings or some kind of link to connect put them together.
Now add your lobster claps and some kind of ring for it connect to. Ok your done! Now go admire your work and enjoy the compliments!
Thank youso much Malinda.  I wish this bracelet was for me but nope.  One of you lucky readers is going to win this little beauty.
Enter to win this bracelet and other goodies through Free Time Frolics Bloggy Birthday giveaway!

Don't forget to come back tomorrow for a Printable from Girl Loves Glam.

Birthday Giveaway
Want to see the Prize Package??? Closed
Linking Too:
http://salttree.blogspot.com/Tip Junkie handmade projects52 MantelsbuttonSNAP Conference
homemade craftsPhotobucket

8 comments:

  1. I love this bracelet! It's adorable. Thanks for the tutorial.

    ReplyDelete
  2. i LOVE this! found you via the blog hop xo

    ReplyDelete
  3. This is super duper cute, and right up my alley! :)

    ReplyDelete
  4. Love, Love , LOVE this bracelet! So stinkin cute! I would love for you to share on my weekly Linky Party Blog Stalking Thursday.

    http://thecraftyblogstalker.blogspot.com/2012/05/blog-stalking-thursday-43.html

    ReplyDelete
  5. Lovely idea and looks great! Liz

    ReplyDelete
  6. Oh my goodness I absolutely adore this! Those buttons on those charms are just so cute, thanks for sharing the tutorial! I have a brand new link party going on and I’d be thrilled if you would share this over there so everyone can see it!

    http://practicallyfunctional.net/2012/05/the-fun-in-functional-link-party-1/

    ReplyDelete
  7. Love it!! It came out so cute and versatile!! Thanks for sharing! I am a new follower!
    Hope you are having a great weekend!
    Michelle
    www.delicateconstruction.com

    ReplyDelete

I love reading your comments and answering them if I can. Please come back when You get a little Free Time! Adrienne

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...