With my new working wardrobe, I've started to wear jewelry again. I have a few functional and sensible pieces but I wanted a few pieces that are a little more fun. I was looking over my boxes and bags of beads, trying to become inspired, when I found my bag of buttons.
I used to buy beads at estate sales. Inevitably, I would end up with buttons, single earrings, single cuff links and other odds and ends mixed in. I would toss those into a bag thinking I may find a use for them someday. Someday came today!
This is what I came up with:
It was fun and easy!
Grab your buttons and mismatched earrings.
Use the nippers and cut the shanks and backs off from the pieces. You want them flat. Don't cut the shanks off from the two pieces on each end.
Use a jumpring and attach one to each of the shanks.
If I do it again:
I would realize it needs two layers! I covered up parts of my really neat, unique pieces because I ended up adding a layer on the top.
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