Beaded buttons take about an hour or so to make, and give you a little bit of bling to enjoy. A perfect project for those leftover beads from a planned project, or those little tubes that you just couldn’t resist at the bead shop!
Have fun picking a color theme. Or, work around a focal bead to fill in the fabric to make the special button. You can use seed beads, crystal beads, czech glass beads – really any beads! What’s important is to have fun and let the creation evolve as you add more beads.
Here is the first beaded button I ever made. See how adding some bigger focal beads make the beaded button more interesting?
Here was my second beaded button, where I used some larger beads – I think it is more interesting.
Then, I wanted to try one color – would a monocromtic button be better?
How about some bigger beads and more monochromatic?
What if I tried different colors?
My sisters decided I was having too much fun by myself. Here is Ginny’s button – a terrific spiral . . .
We had a wonderful week together, and a fun time making the beaded buttons – now what to do with them all? Here are all of the buttons we made during a fun week.
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