Don’t these button pendants look super cute? Want to know how I made’em? In this tutorial, I will show you how to make a button necklace pendant in few easy steps. Grab some old buttons from your grandma’s collection(or maybe you have a collection of your own!).
DIY Button Necklace Pendant
It won’t take much time nor you will need too many supplies to make one. Have a look at the list of supplies, gather’em and follow the tutorial to make one. Btw, we have divided the tutorial into a few parts. First, you are gonna learn how to wire wrap a button then you will learn how to make a button necklace using these wire-wrapped buttons and chains.
- Craft wire – 18 gauge
- Craft pliers
- Jewelry Chains
How to Wire Wrap a Button
Select a button of your choice, it’s better to use buttons with 2 holes for making this pendant. Hold the open end of the craft wire, I used gauge copper craft wire. Do not cut the wire from the bundle and insert about 10 cm of the wire though a hole of the button.
Leave 6 cm of the wire straight from the open end and then bend the wire. Insert the open end of the wire through the other hole of the button.
Pull the open end all the way through the button’s hole.
Now bend the wire as shown in the 4th picture of the collage above to flatten the wire on both sides with the button.
Wire wrapping Button Part 2
Make a small loop at the open end of the wire and then circle the wire around the loop to create swirly pattern. Do not use the entire remaining wire at the open end, keep 1 cm intact between the swirl and button.
Bend the swirly part upwards and flatten it with the button, below the button hole.
Now we’ll work with the wire on the closed end. Make a loop with the wire by keeping the loop adjacent to the button.
Coil the wire 2-3 times below the loop. After coiling the wire keep 5-6 cm extra wire and then cut off wire from the bundle.
How to Make a Button Necklace Pendant
Step 1: Making the Loop
Make a small loop at the end of the wire.
Step 2: Make a Swirl
Circle the wire around the loop to make a swirl. Keep 1 cm wire intact.
Step 3: Bend and Flatten the Swiryl Part
Now bend the wire to flatten the swirly part with the button. Position the swirl on the button as you want.
Step 4: Add a Jewelry Chain and Complete Making the Pendant
Now attach a jewelry chain of your choice with the wire-wrapped button. Make sure if there’re no loose parts. and Done.
I made 3 of these in just 10 minutes. You can use different kinds and colored buttons and wires for more variation. These wire-wrapped pendants can also be used as purse charms or cell phone charms.
If you are into wire jewelry then you may like our following projects too.
- DIY Beaded Wire Ring
- How to Make Wire Wrapped Bead Pendant
- How to Make Stud Earrings with Wire and Beads
By the way, if you like this tutorial and decide to make one for yourself, don’t forget to share the photos of your version with us. You can share your picture with hashtag #craftaholicwitch on InInstagram or Facebook or just DM your picture to us on Instagram or Facebook page.