I have always loved buttons. Vintage or new. Glass, plastic or wood. You name it, I collect it. I also really enjoy making my own buttons too! These fabric covered buttons were made in minutes!
John Bead has a huge Button Cover collection! The sizes range from small 18mm to extra large 75mm. These button covers are well known in the fashion trade.
Over the years I have bought my button covers at my local fabric store. They come with a little tool but you normally only get 6 buttons to work with. I was happy to get a bag of 100 of my favorite size at John Bead last week. Now I can make a huge stash of them. (John Bead does not sell the little tool)
There are many ways to incorporate buttons into jewelery making. For this post I chose to use a simple wire choker necklace. My buttons will not move on the necklace because I glued a small felt circle to the back of each button which will hold it in place. I used E6000 glue.