Monday, November 4, 2013

Button Stashbusting?

I'm not sure if this counts as a stashbust but it is a moderately easy and pretty quick project to put together.

Button Earrings!! I got my ears pierced solely so I could wear dangly earrings. Even though the stud button earrings are cute; (I even have two pair) I needed to make a seamstress's favorite notion a dangly masterpiece.

I used wire and spacer beads for most of them so I could easily use different size buttons. This results in a straight drop earring.
If the buttons are small enough you can use jump rings. I used the larger ones through the bigger holes and the small rings to connect them. This results in a loose jinglier earring.
You can see the flexibility in the
jump ring pair.
 I think they are cheerful happy little things. I'm taking them to the craft show with me and I almost hope they don't sell... Would you buy button earrings? Have an itch now to make your own???

10 comments:

Diana said...

Very,very cute! Yes I think I'd buy a pair. They'd look great with jeans, summer shorts, a sun dress, and lots of things. Teens might like them too. Good for you to use up stash buttons in such a delightful way!

Donna Hensley said...

I love these - great idea!

Borsmenta said...

These are supercute. Probably your target audience will be teenagers, their moms looking for present for them and sewing mistresses :)

EmSewCrazy said...

Thanks, I thought they were cute. The family thinks they are crazy. I think the right people will love them though!

EmSewCrazy said...

Thanks! I was pleased to figure out how to make them in a way that doesn't ruin the button.

EmSewCrazy said...

Yep, I was hoping the bright colors would appeal to teens. I'm excited to see how people respond to them.

Gjeometry Catja said...

Great idea and they look so pretty!

EmSewCrazy said...

Thanks. I was tickled with how they turned out!

Jenya @ While she was sleeping said...

These are super cool!!

EmSewCrazy said...

Thanks. I had fun with them.