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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?


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. nutz4beadz
    nutz4beadz says:

    Beautiful design.

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    Beadaholic1 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 - 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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