This is my version of Bountiful Buttons. (click here.)
I really am so excited about it, I'll probably wear it for 5 days straight, then 3 more days after that.
It took me all afternoon. Seriously like 6 hours, but I'm more than happy with the outcome.
Here's a DIY.
It's not very detailed and I apologize, but in my defense, it's my first.
-A chain: Walmart 3$
-Metal clasps: Walmart 2$
-Buttons (I used about 65): Planted Earth 18$ (An antique store in Orem, go it's addicting) 18$ sounds a bit pricy but considering the selection and style of vintage buttons, I think its worth especially compared to generic craft store buttons.
-Craft Tweezers: Hobby Lobby 5$
-Needle Nose Pliers: My daddy's tool box
( I recommend the Sea Life findings, they work like a dream, and come in 4 different sizes. They're handy)
1. I first aligned all my buttons along the chain.
So I could get an idea of where I where I wanted them and what the necklace to look like.
2. Next I held the desired clasps with my craft tweezers and opened them up with the needle nose pliers and put on the button that I wanted. Then I thread the clasp through the necklace chain and squeeze it close with the pliers.