Stretchy Button Charm Bracelets – a New Batch

Stocking up early for the Christmas rush (that really, truly wasn’t an intentional pun, but I think I’ll just go with it) I’ve made a new batch of one-of-a-kind stretchy button charm bracelets. Silver plated elastic bracelets, with a mix of small buttons in place of what would usually be silver charms.

They’re in the bracelets section on buttonjewellery.co.uk.

Long Button Necklaces – New Range on buttonjewellery.co.uk

A while ago I made two long length button necklaces as a commission. Longer cord button necklaces are actually something I had in my mind to make for a long time, so making those has inspired me to make some more and them as a new range to my site. You can see them here.

There are only three colours available at the moment, but, I’ll be adding more when I get a spare moment (ha) – and in the meantime, if you’re looking for one in a different colour scheme, I can make custom necklaces at no extra change – get in touch!

Long Length Assemblage Necklaces

Continuing my process of going through boxes of old materials that were bought for a particular purpose but not used, or were parts for something that I used to make but could no longer get the other components for, I’ve made a collection of new assemblage necklaces. These are made with buttons, bits of old broken jewellery, beads (some old, some new), miniature teapots, charms, and a variety of different chains that are mostly antique bronze or copper plated. Each one is unique, and they’re priced at £18. You can see the full range on my necklaces page here.

New Adjustable Length Button Necklaces (With No Metal Parts)

For a while I’ve been pondering the idea of making a button necklace that doesn’t use any metal parts. There are two reasons – one is that lots of people are sensitive to metals, and while I mostly use surgical steel fitting these days, which a lot of people are all right with, it doesn’t cover everyone. The other reason is that using any metal at all has an environmental impact. This is something I think about a lot, particularly given that jewellery is, if we’re honest, rather a non-essential frippery. I am working to improve on my overall environmental impact in running a jewellery making business, although it’s a slow, complicated process from where I am at the moment and deserves a whole post of its own (hopefully someday soon…).

On with the necklaces! These are the first few colour schemes I’ve made, and there’s also the option of choosing your own colours on my custom button jewellery page. The maximum length of these necklaces is 65cm, and from there they can be adjusted to any length down to as tight as is comfortable around your neck, as a choker. The knotted clasp holds the threads in place, or you can tie them up for extra security at the back if you prefer.

You can see the whole collection in my online shop here.

Button Necklaces: The Long and Short of It

More custom button necklaces! I’ve made two different variations on my chunky cord button necklaces, which are normally a medium length (around 46 – 56cm). This week, one person wanted extra long necklaces at 75cm, and someone else (separately) wanted a short choker at 37cm.

Long and Short Button Necklaces
Long and Short Button Necklaces
Long Button Necklaces
Long Button Necklaces

If you’re looking for a custom button necklace like these – or one that’s a different length – you can get in touch here.

Custom Button Jewellery – Choker Necklaces and Stretch Bracelets

I’ve posted a parcel full of customised button jewellery for Amanda, who asked me if I could make a choker-length button necklace. There are two chokers, made with big chunky buttons:

Button Choker Necklaces
Button Choker Necklaces – customised button jewellery

Also in the parcel were four stretchy button bracelets:

Button Bracelets
Button stretch bracelets – find out more at buttonjewellery.co.uk

Here’s the whole collection together. The other necklace in the order is one of my very popular mustard, burgundy and teal button necklaces – but this one was made to a specific length.

Everything from Amanda's custom button jewellery parcel
Everything from Amanda’s custom button jewellery parcel

My pre-made, ready-to-ship button necklaces aren’t normally made to exact lengths, as the length is determined by which buttons I think look best together – but if you do want a particular length, I can make one to order to your measurements. (Or I can add an extension chain, if you want to lengthen an existing necklace.)

Do you want some custom button jewellery? Find out more here, or just get in touch and let me know what you’re after.

Custom Button Necklaces with No Metal Parts

Back in February, I got a message from Heather in Lincolnshire. She had recently lost a favourite button necklace, which wasn’t one that I’d made – it was slightly different. The main difference was that it was one continuous piece, with no clasp, which she preferred because she is sensitive to metals. Given that there was no clasp, it was also slightly longer than most of the necklaces I make, so that it could fit over a person’s head to put it on. The colour scheme was also a bit different to any single one of my regular ones – Heather described it as a combination of my autumn colours necklace and vintage summer pastels necklace.

She asked if I could recreate this lost necklace – and thanks to her detailed description, I was able to make something that she said was very close to it. This is what it looked like:

Heather got in touch again last week and told me she’s still wearing it almost every day. She had a new commission for me too – she’d raided her mum’s button tin and wanted me to make another necklace using the buttons. So she posted them to me, and once they arrived, I made another one in the same style.

If you have some buttons you’d like to be turned into jewellery, you can find details on my heirloom button jewellery page.

Four New Delicate Button Necklaces

Here are some new button necklaces in the lightweight, delicate style that I’ve been using just recently – one in silver-grey, one in various shades of green, one in vintage pearl, and one in a mix of warm, bright colours.

These necklaces are great for petite necklines and people who want something subtle and buttony. They also make good presents for children, who can wear them as a longer necklace when they are small (I’d suggest around age 8 and up) but also continue to wear them as they grow, as they still fit as a shorter necklace on an adult.

The buttons used to make these necklaces are usually between 8 – 11mm across, and the necklaces measure around 45cm (exact lengths are specified on individual listings).

You can browse my button necklace collection here.