5/20/12

A Girl's Best Friend

I've always been told that diamonds are a girl's best friend, and I certainly do love all things that glitter, sparkle, and shine.


I love this ring that my DIL Tiffany is wearing, and I made this one after seeing how easy it is to do at a craft blog called Glitter 'N Glue. There are no diamonds found in this ring, just a lot of sparkle. These are so much fun to make you'll probably want to make a dozen.

To make a ring like this one, the first thing you need is a button. I have a ready supply of all kinds and sizes of buttons from sewing for many years and from saving all those "extra buttons" that come with every shirt or dress purchased. Of course, if you don't have your own supply of buttons, you can always go down to the fabric store and buy a few.


The buttons used in this project don't have eyelets; they need to have a shank on the back.


You'll also need some of these rings with flat tops from a craft store that stocks jewelry supplies. The rings come in different colors of metal and the tops come in smaller and larger sizes.

You'll also need a tube of E-6000 crafters glue, a pair of clippers like these and a sandpaper pad.

Use the clippers to clip the shank off the back of the button. If any rough spots remain, sand them down smooth with the sandpaper, as you want the button to lie flat against the top of the ring. Follow the directions on the glue to attach the button to the ring top, allowing drying time. 


I'll wear these when I'm shopping for new shoes.


This one looks like going out to eat.


How about lunch with the ladies?



Just a day at the office.


Dressed up for church.


This ring is the only one that is different - it is not made from a button. This one is made from a pretty coin that was given to me by my brother-in-law.


When you can't make up your mind, just wear them all.



The possibilities are endless. Here are some other buttons I have that could be made into rings. This is just a project to have fun with. Diamonds may be a girl's best friend, but buttons are mighty good pals.





12 comments:

  1. This is really a good idea. I have tuns of antique rings from my grandmother. I always wonder what I will do with them. Thanks for sharing.
    Rose @ http://www.arosiesweethome.com/

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  2. So cool, thanks for sharing, I'll make these for my princess daughter and maybe I can save some money on future silver...................Love them andi

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  3. You never cease to amaze me! Those are darling and right in style with those big rings of today.

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  4. What a fun project! You have the best ideas, Anita.

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  5. This is just too cute an idea, very simple but just cool. I had to check it out when I saw it at These Peas Taste Funny. I am glad I found you, I could've been an Arkansas Blogger if my mother and father had not left after they met and married in Ft Smith in 1951. (Mom grew up in Scott Co.) I would love for you to share your rings at Freedom Fridays Blog Hop. So hoping to see you there:) (we just might be related...Lol)
    PS I am now following you

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  6. I am so happy that these cool rings came to my party! I have just got to go thru my button jars:) Thanks for sharing this great idea at Freedom Fridays. Hope you have a fabulous week!

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  7. Hi Anita!

    I love this idea. In my neighborhood in Chicago, I have an amazing antique store loaded with unique buttons. You've just sparked some ideas for future projects for me!

    Your feature is up at the site right now, and I'm also sharing this at Pinterest...

    Thanks for always sharing your recipes and projects at Creative Juice.

    xoxo
    Nicolette

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  8. What a great idea!! How fun and sparkly! Thanks for sharing with us at Link It Up Thursday.

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  9. So cute and EASY! So many of us have buttons that have been on our mothers, grandmothers and dear one's clothing. What a sweet way to keep them and use them. Thanks for joining TUTORIALS TIPS AND TIDBITS!

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