Button necklace

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My favourite little necklace that I wear every single day, is a super-simple button and bead make that I just adore!

Here’s how to make your own…

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Find some beads and buttons in your colours.

My beads were from eBay and the buttons were from Poundland.

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You’ll also need some beading elastic. I got mine from eBay, but I think you can get it in Hobbycraft too.

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With your first button, go down and then up through the holes.

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With button two, you go up and then down.

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Three is down and then up again…

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… and four is up and then down.

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As you alternate the threading direction, the buttons start to lay on top of each other.

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Keep going with buttons and beads until you have the look you’re going for and the necklace is the right length for your neck.

I’ve not worked out a genius trick for fastening the end, other than knot, knot and knot again! I’ve read that a dab of strong glue over the knot can help too.

Let me know if you make one of your own!

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