I don’t remember how I stumbled upon Taylor Friese Avocado buttons on ETSY, but I’m certainly glad I did.
I mean really! Who knew?
This salvage sister is seriously impressed and they are pretty too.
So this sweet lady sent a few to make something with them.
Since sewing is a skill I need to improve on, I knew I would be doing a craft project instead.
That’s when I thought about those adjustable bead bracelets I use to make way back in the day. So with the new buttons, and some supplies I had on hand, I set out for this project.
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AVOCADO PIT BUTTON BRACELET
- Avocado Pit Buttons / (1 per bracelet- the link is the exact ones we used)
- Cord (Something that will melt together)
- Small Wood Beads (4 per bracelet)
- Scissors (or whatever you want to cut the cord with)
- Small Nail (something to get the cord through the button hole)
*And look who is here to join us…THE MISTER!
- Cut the cord to aprox 14 inches. Do that twice for each bracelet-same length.
- Take one cord and place the two ends together.
- Hold together and melt the ends with a lighter. Let cool for a second and pinch and pull the cord ends. This will fuse them together. (Use caution and consider using a glove that is heat resistant if you like.)
- Take the second cord and repeat step 3.
- Feed fused end through the top/face of the button but do not pull all the way through. Leave loop end out.
- Repeat step 4 with second cord in the other button hole.
- Take the fused end, that you just threaded through, and take it back through the loop.
- Again, repeat step 7 with the other cord.
- Feed the fused end through the small wood beads in desired order (is using different colors).
- Once they are fed through tie off the fused on with a knot of your choice.
- Take the other fused end cord and feed it through the beads in the opposite direction. Each end will go in a different direction through the beads.
- Tie the second end (step 11) off in a knot of your choice.
To tighten the bracelet, you just pull the two ends in opposite directions. Too loosen, just pull up from the center by the beads.
And if you don’t have avocado buttons, you can use a regular large button for the front if you like.
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