Sunday, November 27, 2011

How to Make Fabric Button Earrings by Fabric Envy

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Hi all I hope you had a fabulous Thanksgiving holiday and let's not forget Black Friday weekend! I'm here with a quick and easy video tutorial on how to create your very own fabric button earrings. I started making these button earrings about four years ago and even had a successful etsy store selling them. I closed the shop after a year and a half because things got too crazy in my personal life (meaning I got too crazy about fabric and sewing!) So here I am now trying to get my fabric shop off to a great start and hoping to share a little bit of my crafting knowledge with my blog readers.
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To make these darling fabric cover button earrings you will need:
  • E-6000 Glue. This glue is super-duper strong and will create a forever bond, but be careful it's stinky stuff and you need to use it in a well ventilated area. You can pick it up at JoAnn's or Michaels and I've even seen it at Walmart.
  • One set of cover buttons. I prefer a size 24 for my earrings but really the size is entirely up to you. You can purchase these at your local craft store. If you've never covered a button before you'll need to purchase the package that comes with the cover button tool. The buttons from the craft store will still have the shank on the back and this will need to be removed with a pair of pliers. If you decide to make more I'd go for flat back cover buttons. I like to purchase mine from the Three Dancing Magpies on etsy. They're customer service is great and they're always fast with their shipping.
  • You'll also need some earring posts. The 10mm post are the most versatile in size because they'll fit cover buttons as small as a size 20 and still work for larger buttons as well. I like to purchase the surgical steel posts from Rings & Things. You can pick yours up at JoAnn's or Michaels but be aware that these do contain nickel so if you have a nickel allergy they won't be right for you. Not to mention the posts are just not as sturdy as the those from Rings & Things.

So here it is my simple video tutorial for making cute cover button earrings. BTW I felt like a big cheez-head while making this video--it's okay if you laugh I did too :)




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You can also make great large earrings, necklaces, rings, hair pins, and more.

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Happy Crafting!

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11 comments:

  1. Those are really cool. I never knew?? I'm excited to see what else is up your sleeve!

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  2. grande e linda ideia...
    parabéns.
    beijos

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  3. where can i get finidngs for this project in the uk ?

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  4. Fab job!! what is the exact name of the fabric used for black and white earrings and where can i get? thanks!!

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  5. Arungah,
    So sorry but I made those black and white earrings a few years ago and I have no idea what fabric line it came from. Thanks for your kinds words!

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  6. Hello,
    Where do you get the materials to make bracelets and hair pins?
    Stacy Crandall

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  7. hy i stay in pretoria where can i get the materials for making this stunning earings??

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  8. Another good thing in buying and wearing trendy beaded jewelry is you do not want to spend thousands of greenbacks to have people who will appreciate your look and your image. Fashionable beaded jewelry like necklaces, earrings and bracelets are available in wide variety of styles and designs. You'll only spend one or two dollars to few hundred bucks depending on the kind of materials you select for your jewelry.

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  9. Wonderful DIY! Thanks for sharing. I can't wait give this a whirl!

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