I don’t sew much (read ever) unless it’s a little hole that needs stitching up or a hem here and there. I do replace buttons, however. It’s an easy way to change up a pair of pants you’ve grown bored with or retro out a modern coat. I have hundreds of vintage buttons in greens, blues, pinks, yellows…It’s an accumulated collection from multiple estate & rummage sales, thrift stores, hand-me-downs, etc.
This morning I felt my outfit needed some pizazz. So I rifled through my button trunk and found a few contestants I thought could be accessorized into…necklaces!
I used one strand of red string for the tear drop-like button and a brown strand for the circular button. I found a little red wooden bead to add, tied a knot to a clasp I had in my sewing basket and in less than ten minutes I have today’s accessories!
I’m not a jeweler by any stretch of the imagination, but these simple oldies (but newbies) were easy, practically free and absolutely recyclable when I get bored with them. They’ll probably end up on a sweater this Fall.