Recycled Button and Bead Charm Bracelet
November 9, 2007
I’ve been thinking about putting together more bracelets for a while. I’ve been putting it off because the cost of silver has been steadily going up for the past few months. I finally bit the bullet and ordered some silver supplies. Once I ordered them I just couldn’t wait to get started, so I pulled out some broken chains and made them into bracelets that would fit my wrist.
I rummaged through my button collections, my orphaned beads, and my findings. One of a kind buttons and beads are great for making unique one of a kind charm bracelets. Except for the jump rings, glass leaves (above) and toggle clasp (above), all of the raw materials are second hand.
I made two bracelets. The one above is very colorful and fun. The one below is more subtle and delicate looking. I love them both.
Christmas is coming up quick. I’m thinking about putting together an informal workshop with some of my friends. The bracelets would make great gifts for our girls.
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