Intro: Vintage Button Bracelet
I inherited a box of vintage buttons. I lugged those buttons around for 10 years until I learned how to make these lovely bracelets to show them off. I have made a bracelet of every color of the rainbow because I like them to accent the color I am wearing. You can mix the colors if you want. It's all up to you.
Step 1: Materials
You will need 10 to 12 buttons depending on the size, scissors, and hemp twine about 28 inches.
Step 2: Start With the Clasp
Fold the twine in half and tie a knot near the fold making a loop. This will be the clasp. Select the smallest button and make sure it will fit through the loop.
Step 3: String the First Button
I pick the largest button as the first so it covers the clasp. If it is a two hole button like this one put one string through both sides and then the other through both sides in the opposite order. It is a tight fit sometimes. Snip the ends if they get frayed. That makes it easier.
Step 4: Continue Adding Buttons
Because of the curve of the arm I make the buttons overlap slightly so there will not be gaps. If you use four hole buttons you can cross the twine or let it run parallel.
Step 5: Add Till It Fits Your Arm
Add till it fits your arm. The front should look like this and back should look like that.
Step 6: Tie Off the Final Button
Tie off the final button. Test to make sure the loop still fits over the final button. Try it on before you snip the ends.