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Use buttons, beads and paper to make a vintage necklace

There are so many ways to make your own designer jewellery... and these days anything goes. Here's a selection of button necklaces, plus we have a link to show you how to make your own rolled paper beads.


Sylvia at born in 82 made a beautiful necklace made from old vintage buttons, some from antique markets and some stolen from her mother. First you need to put the buttons on the cloth looking for the composition of your choice. Take a button at a time and paste it on the cloth. In this way you should be able to not change the composition. Once the buttons are glued cut the cloth so that you do not see the border. The project is almost finished, it will be enough to sew the chain and the necklace is finished!

Here's a bright, fun necklace using upholstered buttons by like flowers and butterflies. You can make this trendy necklace with scraps of fabric in your choice of colours and add a few of your own embellishments here and there.

Designed by button soup jewellery, and for sale on Etsy, is a wide selection of colourful button necklaces. So easy and affordable to make, you could wear a different necklace every day... just for the fun of it. I love the white and lavender necklace below.

Seeing all these beautiful designs makes me want to rush out and start collecting my own buttons! Using the basic design at the top of this page, you can easily put together your own custom button necklace for a special occasion.

What's nice about making your own button necklace is that you can combine other materials into the mix for a truly one-of-a-kind original piece. Violet bella incorporates beads, clay creations and trinkets into her vintage jewellery collections. Rolled paper beads are a craft that has been around for quite some time, but it now becoming even more popular as people discover just how simple it is to make your own beads. Click here for a rolled bead project.


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