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    Hi

    I have made a bracelet from some bakealite (sp) buttons I found in an old box at my late grans house this weekend. It looks great but I have just used normal tigertail type wire. It doesn't seem right somehow.

    Does any one have any tips on what is best to use??

    Laura
    http://lilacstarcrafts.blogspot.com/

  • #2
    Do you have a pic of how it looks now,then maybe we could help a bit more?
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    • #3
      I couldn't get the photostoload on here so I have added them to Facebook.

      This isthe link

      http://www.facebook.com/album.php?ai...130339&l=3cf02

      I think the wire is too thin, but the buttonholes are not very big and to get them to stay I had to thread them twice.

      All comments welcome as I have lots of buttons to use!

      Laura
      http://lilacstarcrafts.blogspot.com/

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      • #4
        What about using a triple connector?
        You could add some small beads/buttons in between the large buttons. That would make the whole bracelet look wider which will balance out the size of the buttons and not add too much thickness so you can't thread through the buttons.
        Cool finds though!
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        • #5
          Hmmm now you have me thinking!

          I have a couple of double ones somewhere so I will have aplay and see what I can do.

          Thanks
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          • #6
            or perhaps you could use a really thin cord - may be more comfy. a smaller button could go through a loop as a kind of clasp.

            or as already suggested (i think) add some seed beads to the wire so its not visible. I did that when making this necklace:
            http://arehandmadejewellery.blogspot...-necklace.html

            lovely buttons you have got there by the way!
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            • #7
              Thanks for the intrest.
              I havequite a few of these types of buttons and some more modern ones which I can use.
              I have the house tomyself tomorrow evening so I amgoing to have a bit of a play with ifferent things. But everyone has certainly given me much to think about.

              I tried to add some reps but it wouldn't let me!

              Thanks again and I will let you see the results.

              Laura
              http://lilacstarcrafts.blogspot.com/

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