It is sew simple, but sew effective! Yes, I am going through a button phase. I made my mom a chunky necklace made of all gold buttons (the kind you find on a blazer) and it is fabulous! She wore it to a luncheon over the holidays and caused a stir. That is what I love about jewelry making. I like "whipping something up" that will makes people feel beautiful. Of course I never make more than 2 or 3 of any one design. I can't focus long enough to really make a lot of any one thing.
This necklace has large gray and tan buttons (some stacked) that are held together by a new favorite thing, DMC Memory Thread. I'm sure it is fabulous in needlework, but I put it to use making jewelry! It is beautiful fiber-wrapped copper wire that adds stability for when you, say, want to "stitch" buttons together. After connecting the buttons, I clipped off the excess memory wire, twisted the end back onto itself and tucked it under another wire in back. Then I was able to attach a connecting loop to the wire and attach the grey chain from there. I love it!
Have you ever made jewelry from buttons?