Sunday, November 27, 2011

My chunky button bracelet

Last weekend I was at a craft fair and saw these cool crocheted bracelets an artist had made.  They were very simple, just a crocheted chain with a clasp.  The first thing I thought was, I could sew buttons onto that!
And so, I did!  I just went through my stash of vintage buttons to use for crafts and chose different red, green and white buttons (thinking "Christmas.")
I alternated red and green on the "top" of the bracelet...
and white along each "side" of the bracelet.  I simply sewed the buttons onto the crocheted yarn.  (You can see the crocheted part in the top middle-to-right of the bracelet in the photo above.)
I'm very happy with the way it turned out!  It's chunky, but surprisingly comfortable!  I think it really "pops" and I'm going to have a ball wearing it for casual Christmas-time fun!

10 comments:

Jane S. said...

That's really cute! Great idea to embellish it with Christmas colors.

Mary Helen-Art Saves Lives said...

I just found a couple of hand crocheted bands...vintage with age...and now I know how I can employ them for simple gifts. Thank you, Mary Helen

Kathy said...

Great way to showcase your button collection! I have one I bought years ago on eBay and will have to look around for it. I know it's here somewhere....

Jo in TAS said...

It's a very festive bracelet!

DeeDee said...

Oh La La! I love them ..very holiday oriented too....I want to make one now too...

Happy Holidays..
DeeDee

sava dama said...

Ma... e questa è la mia passione!!!

khess136 said...

Oh Laurie, I LOVE this bracelet! What a great idea and perfect for the season!
xoxo
Karen

l.wilks11 said...

What a lovely way to recycle your old buttons......xx

Penny-Rose said...

I have tried to make button bracelets before with wide elastic, narrow elastic, beading thread and no real success. Your bracelet has given me inspiration to have another go. I love the colours and patterns you have chose.

busymartha said...

I love my buttons too. You can never have enough, so pretty!

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