Vintage button bracelet

>> Monday, March 13, 2006

I loved the vintage buttons I bought recently in Montréal so much that I've been thinking of making a button bracelet. I got the idea from one that was in the store, it had really nice buttons on it, but it was made of metal links and I thought I would rather have the bracelet part made of a ribbon or something similar. So I crocheted a "ribbon" using brown pearl cotton (size 8), and a tiny 1.75 mm crochet hook. One end has a loop to go around a button for a clasp, and the rest of the buttons are sewn onto the top in the usual way.Once it's closed, the clasp button covers the gap:Here's a detail, these are some of my favourite buttons, in my favourite colours:It's a great way to enjoy your favourite buttons and have a one-of-a-kind bracelet!

24 comments:

Robin March 13, 2006  

Fabulous idea - now you can admire your buttons all day long!

molly March 14, 2006  

wow! i love it! i've seen similar ideas while etsy browsing, but none have had the crocheted band...usually its just twill tape or something. yours is fantastic. i love the color combinations. doesn't it feel good to make something that turns out to be exactly what you wanted it to be? very well done!!

Michelle March 14, 2006  

Beautiful work, Claire. As always!

Kristy March 14, 2006  

It's lovely.My little girl Lily made one for her sisters yesterday but used elastic.Not quite as professional but still effective!

Anonymous,  March 14, 2006  

That's beautiful! I wish I could crochet, because I just found some lovely vintage buttons.
- Keri http://bookishquilts.typepad.com/

Blair March 14, 2006  

This is really a lovely idea. Would be nice so you'd have your favorite buttons with you all day long, Emma would probably love one of these, she's getting quite a button collection.

mangetsu March 18, 2006  

This is such a nice bracelet, I like it!

RheLynn March 24, 2006  

Great projects! The circus fabric is wonderful -- what a find! I love those buttons on the bracelet too -- so pretty and vintage.

Thanks for showing us your brother's rabbit -- he reminds me a lot of the toy I had when I was little ;o)

bunchkin March 31, 2006  

This is such a great way to wear special buttons! I have GOT to make one!

Krawuggl March 31, 2006  

It´s such a great idea. There are too many beautiful buttons in the drawers, and that´s a nice way to let them see the sun.
Have a wonderful time with your bracelet,
greetings, Suzi

Anne Margaret March 31, 2006  

Beautiful! Fantastic! You have released these buttons to live a button's ultimate dream!

Jacqueline March 31, 2006  

I just love buttons.

Kristin April 01, 2006  

Great idea! I needed new inspiration for simple, yet unique gifts. (Just found you through whip up, and so glad I did.)

Jenni Hallet,  April 13, 2006  

i love that bracelet. i am totally going to make one like it, but i have a thing for red and black. i hope you don't mind me copying your look!

Lucia May 01, 2006  

This looks very special and nice. I also like the fabrics that you choose as your photo background. They all look very beautiful. And the feeling they create is fabulous. :)

melissa July 07, 2006  

oh, how i love your bracelet! I wish I could make one similar, but sadly I couldn't crochet even if my life depended on it! What a great way to showcase your favourite buttons.

.tomate d'epingles. September 07, 2006  

i love it!
i justcat crochet... so i'm jealous! :)

Leonor September 12, 2007  
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Leonor September 12, 2007  

I like it! It's a beautiful idea!

Anonymous,  September 12, 2007  

You have a great idea there, and it leaves your mind open for other ideas which can be used with old buttons. I love your bracelet. Dianne

anuska September 14, 2007  

Thanks for sharing!

clarissa September 16, 2007  

Nice idea. I am thinking of making a tatting lace bracelet using my buttons.

Beena September 27, 2007  

Beautiful..... lovely idea:)

i have many beautiful buttons lying around now i can make one too, thanks for sharing with us .

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