This simple bracelet uses all sorts of old mother-of-pearl buttons, embellished with
to dress them up even more.
are gemstones with rounded topsand at bottoms—ideal for afxing to at surfaces. Use wayward buttons that havefallen off your favorite dresses, or pick up old button cards at the ea market. Flatbuttons glued onto the bezels work best, although buttons with shanks will work too— just thread with a head pin and loop onto the chain. Continue adding buttons over the years and you will have an heirloom bracelet to pass on to your children.
Clasp Rosary pliers 7½ in to 8½ in/19 cm to22 cm cable chainJump rings (sixteen
in/5 mm, andone
in/8 mm) Glue (epoxy or jeweler’s) About 16 old mother-of-pearlbuttons in random sizes (I used
in/15 mm, and¾ in/18 mm) Bezels with rings attached(random sizes to t your buttons)
or small at-back buttons (to embellish centerof buttons) About 15 glass drops embedded with wireCutting pliers
, glass beads