Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Headband How- To

Thought I'd share one of my favorite heirlooms and how I made my own.  This one is a no-brainer and so simple.  

This button necklace belonged to my great- grandmother.  I think I can remember her wearing it with various green and brown polyester dresses.   It's a memory link to her, which is why I was so honored when my grandmother gave it to me a few years ago.

 The pearl buttons were strung together with thread.  Simple but striking.

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     It was my inspiration for another necklace and this headband. 

For the headband I used four different types of buttons in browns and cream from the hobby store.  

 I strung them with transparent elastic thread, the kind used in little girls' stretchy bracelets.

The thread moves from a button on the near side, through the button on the opposite side back to the next button on the near side.

 Every fifth button the color pattern repeats, creating a different pattern of two alternating colors on each side of the band.   But it's just as cool when they're all mixed up.  Size it to fit comfortably without stretching to reveal gaps between the buttons, and you're good to go.

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  1. in your photography, it became a piece of artwork....and very, very chic. i adore the idea of a button necklace.

  2. Thank you Janean! It's so simple and old fashioned!