Making Bracelet Button Closures

Lately, this is how I have been sewing flat bottom buttons onto my peyote bracelets. I didn’t always do it this way and worried about the strain and stress on the beads.

First, I do a test run to see exactly where the button should go. Which means I have needle and thread coming out of both ends of the bracelet. I decide on the numbers of beads needed for the loop at the same time I am selecting the button.

Once placement is out of the way, I reinforce the button-holding-beads.

Next, I build a pedestal.

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Depending on the thickness of the beaded loop, sometimes I go with two beads stacked. Sometimes just one. The height allows for easy on, easy off.

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I created this bracelet by starting off with “bead soup”, mixing together leftover beads.

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Just wanted to show you how I do it. How do YOU do it?

That is, add buttons to your beaded bracelets. 😀

6 comments on “Making Bracelet Button Closures

  1. digipicsphotography says:

    That button is a perfect match to that bracelet. I like how you attached it.

  2. Debra says:

    Such a cute button! I can’t go down the button aisle in Joann’s because I would buy tons of them that I’d probably never use. Funny because when I sew, I will take putting in zippers to buttons any day!

    When I was beading, I never used a button for a closure like this, always a large bead, but the technique was about the same.

    • don_mae says:

      I know!! About JoAnn’s buttons!! When the JoAnn’s within walking distance from my house was still open, I was in there every other day. I have a huge stash of novelty buttons. I will never use them all but I love looking at them.

  3. Grandma V says:

    I have always used shank buttons when I use buttons for bracelet closures. Now I have another option. Thank you so much for the attaching buttons idea!!

    • don_mae says:

      You are welcome!! When selecting buttons, I always passed on the flat bottoms ones. Now I don’t have to.

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