fredag 30 september 2011

The friday Tutorial

Button bracelet

I have a large button collection and I try to use them in my creative work. Today I needed a bracelet to brighten up my work clothes so I made one from buttons.

You need wire, bent nose pliers and a flush cutter. …

….and buttons of course.

This is how you do it:
Measure your wrist, add a centimeter to your measurement and then cut a piece of wire in that length using the flush cutter. Bend one end of the wire into a hoop and the other end into a hook using the bent nose pliers. Wrap a thin piece of fabric around the wire to make it easier to attach the buttons. It also protects your skin from direct contact with the wire. I wet felted wool around mine but you can use any fabric you like.

Now for the fun part:
Start attaching buttons to the fabric using an ordinary sewing needle and tread. Place the buttons any way you like, add some pearls here and there if you want and maybe a pendant or other fun stuff you like to pimp your bracelet with. I used white buttons and pearls.

Wear it with pride!

Now I leave you for the weekend. Hope you have a creative one!

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