This button bib necklace and earrings tutorial could not be easier! See how to turn inexpensive buttons into amazing jewelry.
Last week I shared the tutorial for making this fun button bib necklace.
Today its time to share the tutorial for making the matching button earrings!
To that I say au contraire, my friend!
(You didn’t know I speak French, did you? Well that’s about all I can say.
But I can laugh in French. No really! I can laugh just like the French chef in The Little Mermaid. Pinky swear!)
Buttons are tricky as dangling earrings for one main reason:
Thanks to that pesky thing called gravity, they want to face straight down when they hang from your ears instead of looking out at the world.
I can tell you how to fix that!
Get ready for Part 2: Button Earrings tutorial!
You can read more about that in the necklace tutorial post.
Let’s start with the supply list (x2):
fish hook earring
small jump ring
jewelry tools (amazon affiliate link)
Repeat 2 more times.
Trim the wire with scissors or wire cutters so that there is just enough sticking out the back of the button to not quite reach the opposite button hole.
Fold the wire over so it is flat against the back of the button.
Attach the small jump ring to the eye pin then attach the fish hook earring to the jump ring.
Now you need to decide how long you want your button to dangle from the fish hook.
I wanted the silver ball on the fish hook to just peak over the top of the button so I adjusted my eye pin to the appropriate length and then used jewelry pliers to bend the pin back up on itself.
Cut the excess wire off of the pin and smoosh (that’s a technical word) it flat and snug on the back of the button.
Cut a small circle out of a piece of felt that will cover the mess but will not be seen from the front of the button.
Add a tiny dollop of adhesive to the back of the button and cover it with the circle of felt.
Press gently and immediately wipe up any excess adhesive that might have oozed out.
Aren’t they cute?
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