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Button Memories


About this design:

Did your mom or grandmother have a button box or tin that you just loved to play in? My mom did. I spent hours sorting and stringing all the little lovelies throughout my childhood.
One of my daughters inherited my mom’s tin of buttons. This morning I made her this necklace with some of the pearly ones. It’s strung on a caramel colored waxy genya cord. I added a few neutral colored seed beads here and there for color and interest. It has a nice weight to it and hangs nicely when worn. She loves it!
If you'd like to see the tutorial with the directions, go to the Blue Button Bracelet post and scroll down the comments. It's great!

Components:

buttons, genya cord, seed beads

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  1. nancykathryn
    nancykathryn says:

    This would be so nice with a summer dress, very pretty.

  2. Asia
    Asia says:

    I love the button jewelry,had been very popular in Europe for years :)

  3. sunny chick
    sunny chick says:

    This is just great! ;)

  4. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    Love all of your button designs!

    When I was still teaching I had a large container of buttons that the children would sort and string designs with. They got to be quite good at finding little differences in the buttons. :D

  5. SweetBirchDesigns
    SweetBirchDesigns says:

    This is really cute! I have tons of buttons but wasn’t quite sure what to do with them! Gonna have to try this!Love it!

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