July 19, 2018

Have some scrap fabric laying around? Transform them into a beautiful and unique cover button necklace easily. A perfect DIY project for a novice crafter that requires no jewelry making experience. Or better yet, make this is fun weekend project with the kids, who'll be proud to wear their creations around town.

Warning: the spectacular results look like they took a lot of time to make, but are quite the opposite. =)

 

Materials needed:

 

For the last 4 jewelry making supplies, you can find an affordable jewelry making kit that includes all of these materials.

 

Instructions:

First remove the wire backs from your cover buttons by following   these instructions.

Then make 5 fabric cover buttons by  following  these instructions I used Liberty London fabric in this tutorial, which is very rich in color and detailing, making them perfect for covered button projects.

Fabric Covered Cover Button Necklace DIY Tutorial Jewelry Making Instructions Using Scrap Fabric

 

Using E6000 glue, attach a plastic button into the back of each covered button. This will provide a nice surface area to attach your jewelry bails to in the next step.

Fabric Covered Cover Button Necklace DIY Tutorial Jewelry Making Instructions Glue Plastic Button to Back

Fabric Covered Cover Button Necklace DIY Tutorial Jewelry Making Instructions Glue Plastic Buttons to Back

 

Attach your jewelry bails or spacer bars to the back of your buttons using E6000 adhesive. I attached all bars at an even horizontal, with the exception of the largest 60 (center) button, which has bars placed at an angle as shown. Be sure that you lay out your necklace design first, as you don't want an upside down print.

Important tip: Let the glue dry overnight to set in place. E6000 is a strong adhesive, but needs a few hours to properly cure.

Fabric Covered Cover Button Necklace DIY Tutorial Jewelry Making Instructions Attach Bails Spacers with E6000

 

After the glue has set, attach jump rings with jewelry pliers to connect spacers. 

Fabric Covered Cover Button Necklace DIY Tutorial Jewelry Making Instructions Attach Jump Rings with Pliers

 

Measure and cut two pieces of chain. If you don't have a jewelry cutter, a nail clipper works just as well. I cut each chain 8" long, but cut a longer or shorter chain depending upon what length you like. 

Fabric Covered Cover Button Necklace DIY Tutorial Jewelry Making Instructions Cut Chain

 

Using jump rings, attach a chain to each side of your necklace. Then add two more jump rings to attach your lobster clasp to the end of your chain. Now you've an original, wearable work of art!

Fabric Covered Cover Button Necklace DIY Tutorial Jewelry Making Instructions Step by Step

Fabric Covered Cover Button Necklace DIY Tutorial Jewelry Making Instructions Great Projects for Kids

Fabric Covered Cover Button Necklace DIY Tutorial Jewelry Making Instructions Unique Fun Craft Project


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