How to Wire-Wrap Buttons to Make an Easy Pendant

by Cindy on June 1, 2014


If you collect old buttons – and even if you do not – I have a simple project to share.  I selected a few of my favorite carved mother of pearl buttons for a quick and easy wire-wrapped pendant tutorial.    With just one button and a few inches of wire, you’ll  have a brand new necklace to wear in no time.  Lampwork discs, ceramic pendants and other flat components are just the right thing to make a pendant too. 


Wire wrapped button pendant tutorial


I’m happy to join the Craftsy community and will be a contributor to their jewelry blog.  There’s always brand new content + inspiration over in the Craftsy columns – something for everyone (paper crafts, photography, knitting, cake decorating, sewing…just to name a few!), so check back frequently.

You’ll find my wire-wrapped pendant tutorial right here, complete with step by step pictures.  Grab your favorite button or two and just a few tools, and you’ll be on your way!


How to make a wire-wrapped pendant


– Cindy xoxo


Cindy Wimmer

Cindy Wimmer is a jewelry designer with a passion for combining vintage elements with modern wire design.  She is the co-founder of artBLISS, hosting jewelry and mixed media workshops in the DC area. Her first jewelry design book, The Missing Link, was recently released in the Fall.


Mary Harding June 2, 2014 at 4:02 am

Congrats on the tut on Craftsy. Can’t wait to try it. They look wonderful.
Hope you are enjoying your summer. I am loving this July like weather.

Kathleen Lange Klik June 2, 2014 at 9:00 am

What a creative and beautiful way to showcase a special or unique button! Love the idea. The wire wrapped button looks really elegant with the antiqued silver chain. Thank you for the tutorial and congrats on your new venture with Craftsy!

Kim White June 2, 2014 at 10:07 am

Love that you are going to be on Craftsy! I love the format and bought classes on there, but always wished they had more artists! You will be great on there and I am so looking forward to your contributions!
Kim (Texas)

Rhonda June 2, 2014 at 1:51 pm

Love this project! I have some heirloom buttons from family and this would be such a lovely way to showcase them! Thank you Cindy!

Michelle Buettner June 2, 2014 at 6:57 pm

These are super adorable and fun!! Great tutorial and idea Cindy!

Cynthia June 3, 2014 at 8:31 am

what sweet necklaces and a great idea!

Lynda June 16, 2014 at 8:42 pm

Thanks so much, Cindy. Your post gave me just the push I needed to get out my small stash of beads and create some cute necklaces. Passed your tutorial along on my blog as well. Share the joy!

Elizabeth June 18, 2014 at 8:21 am

I missed this post when it came out, sorry. How neat is it that you will be contributing to the Craftsy community. I’m sure your blog posts will be very popular over there. Love your button necklaces, they are super cute.

Sandy June 20, 2014 at 7:47 pm

Wonderful tutorial! I just bought your book, The Missing Link, and I can’t wait to dive in and learn your wonderful techniques. Thanks for sharing your expertise.

Palacio de Maynila October 17, 2014 at 8:01 am

Great blog! Do you have any hints for aspiring writers?

I’m hoping to start my own blog soon but I’m a
little lost on everything. Would you advise starting with a
free platform like Wordpress or go for a paid option? There
are so many options out there that I’m totally overwhelmed ..

Any recommendations? Thank you!

Deanna September 8, 2015 at 1:29 pm

These are so pretty! I have included them in my latest blog post – DIY Gift Ideas. Thank you!

Teresa January 22, 2016 at 4:18 pm

Me encantan!!??

Cindy March 1, 2016 at 5:09 pm

Thank you, Teresa! 🙂

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