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.
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!
– Cindy xoxo
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.