Wednesday, December 29, 2010

The Button Necklace

note: blog written on Dec. 9, 2010 - but is published with a "do not open until Christmas" date.

I admit, that while the husband has been locked in his study for weeks now (don't you just love the end of the semester?), I have been indulging myself in things that he doesn't usually enjoy. This includes putting up Christmas decorations, working, hanging out with mormon missionaries, CRAFTING, and watching movies like "Handmade Holidays with Martha Stewart". 

Yeah, that sounds funny. But I found this craft on that video with Martha and thought it would be a great craft idea for my grandmother's Christmas gift. I found a link on Martha's website with instructions.

This necklace took 7 yards of red nylon beading string and about 100 buttons. 
I found a wonderful deal on some beautiful buttons at THIS and THAT etsy shop.

I thought some tight rosettes out of white flannel would balance this really long necklace.

I found this great "clasp" at my local beading shop

Here's a shorter version with green nylon beading thread

1 comment:

Brooke Hereth said...

Thats actually really cool and pretty(:

I never thought that something made out of string and buttons could look that great!

Props Hannah.