Button Jewelry: Over 25 Original Designs for Necklaces, Earrings, Bracelets and More

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North Light Books, Nov 24, 2006 - Crafts & Hobbies - 128 pages
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*Features step-by-step photography and detailed line drawings for each project*Includes variations on designs allowing readers to apply the techniques to a variety colors and materials* Methods range from simple gluing and threading to sophisticated wiring techniquesAntique, mother-of pearl, plastic or metal -- gorgeous buttons just cry out to be made into unique, one-off pieces of jewelry. In this stylish new book, jewelry designer Sara Withers shows how vintage and new buttons can be combined with all kinds of beads and pearls to create a wide range of original pieces from necklaces and earrings to bracelets and barrettes. Complete with stylish finished photography this inspirational book is perfect for all lovers of beautiful jewelry.

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User Review  - satyridae - LibraryThing

Nicely photographed book of button jewelry projects. There's nothing here that's going to revolutionize jewelry, but there are some nice ideas for using up that jar of mom's buttons that's been ... Read full review


Necklaces and Chokers
Pretty Pearls
Shell Cluster
Midnight Blue
Crystal Pendant
Pastel Stars
Black Beauty
Hearts Galore
Big Buttons
Teddies and Toys
Abalone Birds
Knitted Band
Mona Lisa Smile
Vintage Style
Dangle Earrings
Ocean Earrings

Fancy Fish
Bracelets and Earrings
Floral Garland
Charm Bracelet
Memory Bracelet
Wedding Days
Simple Stars
Pins and Barrettes
Flower Pin
Leatherbacked Pin
Mellow Yellow Barrette
Basic techniques
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About the author (2006)

Sara Withers produces a range of exquisite jewellery, assembling her own handcrafted beads together with buttons and beads collected from around the world. She teaches bead and jewelry-making workshops and is the author of several books on jewellery projects.

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