Cute as a Button Necklace Tutorial

Created by: Mollie Valente

Designer Tips

  • Center the button on the pendant finding and mark the hole locations with a Sharpie® pen. Punch holes in the pendant finding.
  • Tie the button onto the pendant finding in a criss-cross pattern. Secure the knot in the back with glue.
  • Use a 10mm jump ring to connect the button pendant and the lanyard hook.
  • Wire-wrap the crystal dangles as pictured; use a 4.5mm jump ring to attach the three dangles to the lanyard hook. See Basic Jewelry-Making Technique Sheet (PDF) for step-by-step instructions on making wire-wrapped dangles.
  • String the button pendant onto the ball chain and attach the clasp.

Suggested Supplies

  • 1 doz [use 3] #05-040-06-39 Crystal, Bead, Puffed Rondelle, 6mm (Light Colorado Topaz)
  • 1 gross [use 3] #26-463-6 Bead, 3mm Round, Corrugated (Antiqued Brass Plated)
  • 1 oz [use 1] #37-178-6 Jump Ring, Round, 10mm (Antiqued Brass Plated)
  • 1 oz [use 1] #37-133-6 Jump Ring, Round, Heavy, 4.5mm (Antiqued Brass Plated)
  • 1 oz [use 3] #37-415-6 Head Pin, 1.5", Thin (Antiqued Brass Plated)
  • 1 gross [use 1] #39-290-6 Clasp, Lanyard Hook (Antiqued Brass Plated)
  • 1 spool [use 24"] #40-889-6 Chain, Footage, Ball, 1.8mm, 100ft (Antiqued Brass Plated)
  • 1 pkg of 100 [use 1] #40-801-6 Clasp, Ball Chain, 1.8-2.4mm (Antiqued Brass Plated)
  • 1 doz [use 1] #49-451-6 Pendant Finding, Round, 16mm (Antiqued Brass Plated) - this size is no longer available. It has been replaced by a 13mm version.
  • 1 ea [use 3"] #61-214-20-004 Cord, Hemp Cord, 20lb Test (Earthy Pastel)
  • 1 ea #60-280 Adhesive, Crafter's Pick™ The Ultimate


  • #69-275-53 Tool, Baby Wubbers™, Chain-Nose Pliers
  • #69-275-58 Tool, Baby Wubbers, Flat-Nose Pliers
  • #69-275-52 Tool, Baby Wubbers, Round-Nose Pliers
  • #69-235 Tool, Metal Punch, Two Hole
  • #69-056 Tool, Side Flush Cutter
Additional Supplies
  • Sharpie®, Extra Fine Point
  • Button, vintage from antique store or new from sewing/craft store
Jan 25th 2021 Mollie Valente

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