Tuesday, July 24, 2012

button rings...

A friend gave me some ring blanks she didn't want, so I put them to good use and made some quick and easy button rings.

Here's all you need to make your own:
a fancy button
ring blank
E-6000 glue
shank cutter (or pliers)

Start by using your shank cutter to cut off the loop on the back of your button (that's the shank).  I got my shank cutter for a couple of bucks at Joann and I use it all the time...but you could just try breaking it off with pliers, too.

Once your button is ready to go, use the styrofoam to hold your ring in place.  I used the bottom of a Sonic cup.  (Happy Hour Cranberry Limeade...yes, please!)

Now squeeze a little dab of E-6000 onto your ring blank and position your button of choice.  (If your button slides around, you can kind of "shim" it up underneath with a little folded piece of paper to keep it level and in the right place.)

Let that bad boy dry overnight...

Then enjoy a funky statement ring for a fraction of the cost.

These would be a great party favor or little gift.  

You can make a whole bunch for not a whole lot of dough.  

That's my kind of project!


  1. Cute dresses!! I love the "Emma"... looks great on you!

  2. Thank you for sharing the tutorial. This looks like a project easy enough to do with kids -- except maybe little kids won't be able to handle the E-6000 safely. And it just so happens I have a stash of buttons that would make really cute rings. :)


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