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“Ruby...July's Stone”

Description from Granny Nancy: I love to make picks that represent birthstones. So I looked for as many different items as I could find. The dark button on the bottom doesn't have a color defined. But it looks sort of red or ruby around the very dark cab. All these buttons are so lovely, wish I knew how to make earrings out of them.


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    deleted says:

    Re: how to make buttons into earrings – I saw this technique in a jewelry design magazine. Take a length of 22 ga wire and make a wrapped loop at the end; thread the other end thru the button shank and make a wrapped loop at that end, then attach the loop to an earring wire. Add a jump ring at the bottom for other components. I would use a few drops of glue with this technique.

  2. Dill
    Dill says:

    Beautiful, Nancy!

    And thanks for the tip on how to use for earrings.

  3. Beadzilla aka Wanda
    Beadzilla aka Wanda says:

    Beautiful, Nancy!

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    deleted says:

    Another better earring technique: the Nunn Design website has a how-to video using vintage buttons with crystal clay and a bezel.

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    SilverCords aka Judy says:

    This is beautiful, Nancy! I think everything you selected works really well with the ruby theme. I enjoy your birthstone picks. I look forward to see what you come up for September (my birthstone)!

  6. Granny Nancy
    Granny Nancy says:

    I’m curious to see if I did one last year. I’ll look thru my old ones to see what I did.

  7. Crazy Beader
    Crazy Beader says:

    Always love red, Nancy, and this is a delight ! Love the discussion of buttons into earrings, too – - -

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