I love playing in my button jar and finding ways to make jewelry using buttons. Button jewelry can be colorful and fun, buttons can also be used to make jewelry more contemporary and sophisticated like these earrings. I like the color palette – everything is in dark neutral and muted tones. The adventure for me in making these earrings was to use the holes without using a lot of jump rings. I could have done it that way but I think the visual emphasis would have shifted away from the buttons and towards the jump rings.
I used one jump ring in each earring – to attach it to the earwire at the top. The other connections were made using head pins that start in the center of the smaller button at the bottom. The head pin at the top bends up, through the back of the top button, back down and then around to complete the attachment. The second head pin bends into a loop in the back used to attach the brass dangle below. I’m going junk shopping today and hope I can snag a jar or box of more buttons.