Saturday, December 19, 2009

Cute as a Button!

If you are looking for something fun and playful to wear at your next holiday gathering, have I got the perfect project for you. I found a fabulous tutorial on Jo in TAS for a scrumptious button necklace. This is a quick and easy project to make so I hope that you give it a try.

I wanted something delicious and candy-like and decided on this colorful assortment of buttons. It reminds me of the candy necklaces that I wore as a child, minus all the stickiness, of course.


This green and brown combination is a little more sophisticated and I love how it turned out.


I am not an avid jewelry maker so I do not have necklace clasps at my disposal. Since I do have jewelry pliers and wire, I opted for an Egyptian Clasp closure instead.

I love buttons so this was the perfect project for me.


Mele Kalikimaka! May the closeness of family and friends renew your spirits this holiday season.

Aloha!

21 comments:

Life At Camellia Cottage said...

Your necklaces are lovely, but I have to say I am coveting your button storage! Gonna have to look into 1 or 2 of those of my own! Merry Christmas! Becky

Arien said...

Huh..yur button storage is fantastiq:) I like it and also the creations from it. Merry christmas to you!

Lorraine said...

Wow - what a great stash of buttons. Those necklaces are beautiful and lots of fun. So glad you shared them.

Tudy said...

How neat is that. I love the look of it.

Linda said...

Beautiful necklaces! Seeing them makes me want to START collecting buttons!

Barb said...

I can not believe that you have all those buttons....amazing and beautiful!!!

Thimbleanna said...

Oh my goodness! Look at that button collection -- I'm drooling! Love those cute little necklaces!

AverettLadyNana said...

I love your button necklaces. Visited tut site and printing it. I do so admire your button collection!!! and how you store them. Great Idea!

Kim D. said...

Lovely necklaces. I wish you and your family a joyous Christmas Season.

JG said...

The necklaces are so cute! I remember buying those pastel candy necklaces at the corner store for a few cents each.

Thanks for visiting my blog. More cookie recipes are coming.

Merry Christmas to you and your family from snowy MA.

Janine said...

Well, that´s quiet a collection.
Haw sweet anf funy the button- necklaces are.
Have lovely holidays.
The best for you and your family.
Janine

Jenny said...

These are fabulous. I love these. They are moving onto to my "do to after the New Year" list into first place. Thanks for sharing! Happy holidays!

Kristin said...

I LOVE those necklaces and am so very jealous of your button stash.

Lynn said...

THANKS so much for sharing the link with us! This will be a definate after holidays project for me! How cute!
What a great way to store those buttons too!(Another add to MY Christmas list...hehe)
Merry Christmas to you and your family!

Karina said...

Olá!

Lindo colar!
Eu queria todas as caixas de botões só para mim, tudinho para mim, rsss...
Aproveito e desejo que seu Natal seja muito feliz junto aos seus e que 2010 seja um ano de muitas realizações!
Parabéns pelos projetos mostrados no seu blog e por compartilhar tutoriais. É muita gentileza
Beijo carinhoso!

Stephanie D. said...

Wow, what a lot of buttons! I love buttons myself and am always on the lookout for them at yard sales and estate sales, but I have nowhere near that many!

Thearica said...

Love those necklaces!

I want to wish you and your family a very MERRY Christmas!!

suz said...

Mele Kalikimaka! I heard Bing Crosby and the Andrews Sisters (that I know who sings that shows my age, huh?!) singing that this morning and thought of you. I hope you and your family have a wonderful holiday season and that your husband is continuing to get better.
I'm also asking Santa to stop by your house, check out your button collection and give me a duplicate copy! Is there such a thing as button envy?

Renata Mafra said...

Olá Arlette
Parabéns pelo seu Blog, pelo seu carinho e gentileza em compartilhar com todas que passam por aqui seu dom e habilidade.
I hope you and your family have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

emy said...

Dear Arlette, I hope you have a Merry Christmas!!!!!

Emy

Marzia said...

sono bellissme e originali! anch'io amo i bottoni, ma da me se ne trovano pochi!!
bacioni e buon Anno!
marzia