Thursday, August 5, 2010

button earrings

I occasionally foray into the world of jewelery making but I have only made necklaces and bracelets. I first saw the idea for button earrings here. I like my earrings to be pretty simple and had a hard time finding buttons that I liked. When I spotted these tiny pale blue discs I thought they would be perfect.


I removed the button shank with a pair of jewelery making pliers.


Add a dollop of glue to the post (I bought my earring posts from Hobby Lobby). I used E-6000 an industrial strength glue. I am hoping that it will be more durable than hot glue. I have bad luck with hot glue in the past.


Repeat for the other button, let the glue set and you're done!


Cute and simple! Perhaps even bordering on plain but I love it.

17 comments:

melonbelly said...

oh my goodness! so simple. so sweet. so elegant! I am craft-challenged, but I think I can handle this one!!

Jamie said...

I love to keep things simple and these are beautiful. I may need to make a few pairs. Thanks for sharing.

abby @ tales and trials said...

Erin those are so pretty! I love small simple earrings so I may have to give those a try. Thanks for sharing!

Harper said...

What an awesome idea! That would be a great use for vintage buttons or those stray pairs of buttons that I can't use that seem to multiply in my button box! It would also be really cute to use children's buttons for a pair for a little girl.

PonderandStitch said...

Awww, I think they're really cute. I wish I could wear studs but my ears were pierced completely incorrectly and crooked when I was young :( and it is most noticeable when I wear this type of earring. I wear mostly hoops...

melonbelly said...

PS I thought you might like this site: www.candacecreations.blogspot.com
she's a crafty gal too! :)

Laurel @ Ducks in a Row said...

Does the shank just twist off? These look darling!

The Kerr Family said...

Okay, I totally should have commented on those today! I thought they were really cute. I didn't realize you'd made them!

jen said...

those are cute. i gave up my JLo-hoop earrings in favor of studs the last year, but I'm getting bored with the same CZ ones. these seem really easy!

liz said...

erin i love them! I would easily pick those out at a store!

jessi said...

Very cute! I'm all about simple. I've never been able to pull off the big dangly stuff - as much as I like the way it looks on other people!

Anderson said...

I like it. Simple is generally more classy (imo). These are.

merathon said...

adorable. i hate that i can't see your stuff in person now. . .

Hounds4HeroesFounder said...

Love these! I, too, have lopsided pierced ears so can't wear these, but I wish I could!

Maryeliz said...

Oh, nifty. I love them. You are so clever.

TheMcMurryFamily said...

Oh wow, I love those...how simple and elegant! I may just have to try this some day too!

Marisa said...

I loved this idea so much! I finally found the perfect buttons and made myself a pair of sweet pink rose earrings. I posted photos on my blog and linked to this post. I made an extra pair for a giveaway, too!

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