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I was inspired by this book. http://www.amazon.com/Craftivity-40-Projects-DIY-Lifestyle/dp/0060841303
However the design in the book wasn't really masculine enough for me, so I made some adjustments.

You will need:
1.Buttons ( I used the green buttons off my Army uniform [fellow Singaporeans will recognise these buttons], they're quite large, slightly more than 1.5 cm in diameter) The amount of buttons you need depends on the size of your wrist. About 8 button's length for me. You'll be about 3x-2 that amount.

2.Nylon thread ( thickness is up to you. Too thick and its hard to work with, too thin and it might snap if you're not careful)

3. Pliers (optional)

4. Some kind of hooking/clasp/catch that is used in jewellery. This bracelet is not an elasticated one, so you will need something to open and close it around your wrist. I used a two piece toggle clasp. You can use whatever works for you.

Some warnings before you begin, working with nylon is a bit tricky, you may want to consider metal thread as it is more malleable.

This is my first instructable. Any feedback on my writing style/use of diagrams would be invaluable to enable me to give better instructions in future. Thank you

Step 1:

First of all, take 1 button. The button has 4 holes, orientate it so it looks like a diamond. You'll be sewing through the vertical holes (north and south). I wil use terms like north south east west to refer to the 4 different holes on the button.

Tie your thread to the south hole with a double knot. You may need to use pliers to tighten your first knot as nylon is slippery. Push the thread through the north hole and then the south hole of a second button, then back into the north hole of the first button. You'll now need to wind (see my picture) the thread around the existing thread or loop that you just made. Once you've winded it around a few times, maybe 5 times, push the thread through the south hole on the 2nd button. Repeat this step till you've got enough buttons to almost go round your wrist. You should now have a string of buttons.



Make a second string.
This is the best explanation of this style that I have seen. Now to get busy making some "girly" button bracelets.
you know if you used washers hmmmm >:D
washers? you mean as a bracelet?
actually you could but i was thinking more washer mail (as opposed to chain mail) this ible gave me the idea as i was writing that but yea why not washers esp brass ones would look nice IMO
wow, cool. I am envisioning some sort of button chainmaille that could be made like this. very cool. washers. also brilliant.

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