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When The Sky Turtle asked me to write a guest post, it took a while for me to actually
do so. What would I write on a blog that isn’t mine, and will anyone be interested in
reading? Then I figured: what’s the one thing that everyone likes? An easy DIY. So I’m
gonna show you how to make a summer necklace out of buttons and other things that you
probably have lying around the house. I won’t give you exact sizes, because it’s more fun
to make it up along the way or to choose whichever sizes you want.
What you need:
- Buttons (can be in different colors, but same size is preferred)
- 2 types of ribbon
- Metallic link
The first thing that you need to do is pass one of the ribbons through the holes of the
buttons, like you’d be sewing. I used 7 buttons, and you should choose an odd
number, for symmetry.
On one side of the buttons, use the metallic link to go through the ribbon that you already
used, as well as through the second ribbon and the chain. Start braiding until you reach
the end of the ribbon. Tie some tight knots at the end, through the chain, or use a special
ribbon end (I didn’t have any).
By the other side of the buttons, just tie a knot between the ribbon and the chain,
closing your necklace. You should burn the knot and press it with your fingers for more
resistance. It is now ready to wear! The necklace would look great in a blue-red-white
combo, for a navy look, but it can be done in virtually any colors.