Among the treasure inside the tin were these 5 buttons...
They're leather with small sections of thin wire for decoration. They are shank back buttons where the actual shank is a puffy circle of fabric protruding from a hole in the back. There's probably a technical name for them but I don't know it.
Anyway, I thought they'd make an interesting statement necklace so decided to give it a go and it was dead simple.
You will need:
Large buttons- shank ones are good for this but not essential, holed buttons will work
Strong glue (e.g. E6000)
Chain with fastening (e.g. a lobster clasp)
2 jump rings
Pliers (to attach jump rings)
I arranged them until I was happy with the look of them, basically a downward v shape.
I removed the the fabric shanks with scissors.
I then glued them by overlapping so that the bottom button (the point of the v) is lowest, the adjacent two are glued on top on the lowest one. I also put a spot of glue between the edge of these two sticking them together for a bit of extra strength. Then I glued the uppermost two onto the middle two.
Again leave to fully dry and then you're all done!
What do you think? Not bad for for a simple make with unusual buttons in my opinion. I'll update with a photo of it being worn when I don't look like I've been dragged through a hedge backwards ;-)
Until next time, craft in earnest! Craftin' Ernest x