Alright folks, here is a super fun and mind you extremely easy piece of jewelry to make if you are a little scared of making jewelry like I am. A fabric button ring that can be customized with your favorite fabric scraps to match that perfect outfit or loved one! The best part is that it has a thick coat of glaze on the top so the fabric won't get all wet and wonky after you wash your hands all those times during your hardworking day..it's protected fabric, how great is that!?!
I always love seeing all the cool fabric or felt flower rings out there (basically the only piece of jewelry I wear since I have two little ones that love to pull on necklaces and earrings) but the fabric part freaks me out...stinky, wet, moldy breeding grounds comes to mind...EEW! I finally figured out that if you paint some glaze on top of the fabric it becomes ceramic-like and all protected. Plus, it ends up with a nice shiny look to it too...Sweet!!
Ok, let's see what it looks like on me, the worst hand model on earth:
Pretty and shiny, eh? (Seriously, what is with my hands?)
Ooooh, lovin' all the fabric color choices...the possibilities are endless!!
Ok, so let's make some shall we!?!
Fabric Button Rings
Your favorite fabric scraps in 2 x2 inch pieces
7/8 inch cover button kit
Adjustable ring blanks WITH pads
Rotary cutter and mat
Your accomplices for this project...well, some of them anyways!
First, pull the hooks for the back part of the buttons with a pair of pliers
To pull the hook off, squeeze and pull the hook with your pliers...they should pop right out.
Then, follow the instructions on the back of the button package to cover your button.
Easy peasy lemon squeezy!!
Then, get your Triple Thick Glaze out and paint one coat on your fabric. Wait 10 minutes and then do a second coat...then let dry for 24 hours before you finish putting your ring together.
I put some toothpicks in a styrofoam ball to hang my buttons to dry.
See, the empty hook holes make the perfect toothpick holders!!
After 24 hours of drying time, take your ring blank and dab some hot glue on the ring pad. Press your button on top and let dry till nice and tight.
Yup, right there on the ring pad...glue it up folks!
What a great gift idea...