Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Serendipity With Buttons

I had no idea what to make for this week's earrings, until I sat down at my work table last weekend. There, at the table, were all the leftover beads from a bracelet I'd made last week. I know, I know I should clean up after myself, but that's a whole different story.
Among the debris, I found these buttons that I'd bought at an antique/vintage store a couple of years ago. When I made the purchase, I planned to use them to create button closures for bracelets. But I suddenly saw these buttons in a new light.

I realized they could be used like earring charms or dangles! I dug through the other beads on my table and came across these really cool, rustic ceramic discs that I'd picked up at a bead show somewhere. They have very large holes in the center, so that when I attached them to the wooden buttons, the discs covered up the button shanks.

I added some accents and connected it all with brown Irish waxed linen. I love how they turned out. It tickles me that I could come up with a new, unusual way to use some old buttons. You can find these earrings in my shop now. Thanks, as always, for visiting Earrings Everyday. We love hearing from you in the comment section!
Linda Landig Jewelry


  1. Super cute and clever! I love how they turned out.

  2. Oh! How cool are these? I love them. Those little buttons are perfect for earrings and those discs are really awesome. I love it when things come together splendidly like this! Enjoy the day! Erin

    1. Thanks Erin! I think this aspect of things coming together as though they were meant to be, is one of the delights of living a creative life.

  3. I love these earrings! They have an African/tribal feel to them. You picked the perfect buttons and beads that really work together to create a wonderful design!

  4. Those are adorable! Dare I say cute as a button?!!