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Buttonhook


About this design:

Just a basic button bracelet except when I went to make the button loop, it looked wayyyyy to big for the bracelet. I tried beading the loop, but it was still a major distraction. So, I found an "S" hook that fit under the button and pried open one end to fit around the shank of the button. What'd you think?

Components:

Unicorne Beads Smoke on the Water Rondelles, grey 1.5 mm metallic leather (LB), antique button from eBay, various spacers and silver beads from stash.

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  1. Beadzilla aka Wanda
    Beadzilla aka Wanda says:

    Love it! The Unicorne beads look wonderful against the silver.

  2. SquirrelGirl aka Angela
    SquirrelGirl aka Angela says:

    This is beautiful! I love your s-hook solution, brilliant!

  3. Peggy3
    Peggy3 says:

    Beautiful. Way to improvise ;)

  4. Rocky D
    Rocky D says:

    Great work! Love it!

  5. Crazy Beader
    Crazy Beader says:

    The S-Hook is a fabulous solution – - it’s essentially invisible and lets the button be a focal. Great bracelet !

  6. beadinggma
    beadinggma says:

    Beautiful design.

  7. Beadaholic
    Beadaholic says:

    Love this! The S-hook worked perfectly, and the rondelles and silver beads are gorgeous….real Victorian feel to it.

  8. Lois D
    Lois D says:

    I’m stealing this phrase from Becky to say:

    “I’m SO stealing this idea, Gail!” :)

    Genius! Love the button & hook adaptation and the entire bracelet is gorgeous!

  9. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    Me, too! :) Glad to be able to supply Lois with a line. :)

  10. Asia
    Asia says:

    Gail this is pure genius, I’m so stealing this idea too! ;) :D

  11. Gail Layne
    Gail Layne says:

    Lol @all the thievery going on ! :-) I wore the bracelet today and the clasp worked out really well. Gotta go order some more S-hooks :-)

    Thanks for all the kind words!

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    Mary S - Sweet Chick says:

    Genius! And very beautiful too!
    Love it!

  13. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    Lovely!! I didn’t realize those smoke on water beads were actually flower designs!! Your bracelet is gorgeously chunky and I love the clasp idea. I swear I won’t steal it….lol.

  14. Laud
    Laud says:

    Love your idea of using an S-hook. The Unicorne beads look great with all that luscious silver.

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