Vintage Button Bracelet

Feb 7, 2013

Vintage Button Bracelet

This bracelet is seri­ous­ly the eas­i­est bracelet I’ve ever cre­at­ed. I start­ed with the Pat­era Bracelet Small Cir­cle by Nunn Design for the base of my bracelet. I love the aged look of all the Nunn Design items and the qual­i­ty is beyond awe­some. First I select­ed 7 vin­tage shell but­tons that fit nice­ly and secure­ly inside each of the bezels of the bracelet. I did not want any space show­ing between the but­ton and the bezel so I made sure these but­tons were almost an exact fit.

Using E6000 as my adhe­sive, I applied a small amount of adhe­sive inside each bezel of the bracelet then pressed a vin­tage shell but­ton on top of the E6000. Next I select­ed 7 addi­tion­al shell but­tons that were slight­ly small­er than the oth­ers. I attached these to the top of each but­ton already secured inside the bracelet.

Then all that was left to do was attach a clear Swarovs­ki clear flat backed crys­tal (found in most craft stores) to the mid­dle of the top but­ton again using a small amount of E6000. I let the bracelet sit overnight so the adhe­sive would dry and that was it. Seri­ous­ly the eas­i­est bracelet ever to make.

Oh and Hilary Stephens with Envi­ro­Tex Resin gave me the best tip dur­ing her Envi­ro­Tex Jew­el­ry Clay demo at CHA. Are you ready for this one… place a pel­let of bees wax on the end of a tooth­pick and use this to pick up your rhine­stones and small beads. Yes my mouth dropped wide open when she told me this… HELLO why did  I NOT ever think of this!?

I swear it real­ly is the sim­ple things that make your life so much eas­i­er.


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