Buttons for Jewelry Making DIY Resin Charms

Have you ever wondered if you can use buttons for jewelry making? I made these great charms with buttons and resin. I’ll show you how you can make them too!

One of my subscribers sent me a picture of a button pendant that she saw. She had the picture but there were no directions. She asked if I could make one…

So, I made three!

My FREE Guide!

By the way, if you want my free guide for getting started with resin, you can find it HERE! It’s totally free!

Materials You Will Need

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Video Tutorial

Directions on How to Use Buttons for Jewelry Making

Step 1

Prepare your resin according to the package directions and pour a little bit into the pendant mold.

pouring resin into jewelry mold

Step 2

Add the buttons for jewelry making and use a stir stick to help press the buttons down. Take a lighter and pop the bubbles. Let it cure for a while.

Buttons for jewelry making using a stir stick to press the buttons down in the resin

Step 3

Mix more resin and add it to the mold. Sprinkle glitter onto the wet resin in the mold. The glittered resin will serve as the background for the buttons once the charms are unmolded.

*If I were to do it again today, I would just mix the glitter in with the resin and pour it into the mold for the background.

Buttons for jewelry making Pour glitter onto the backs of the button charms

Allow them to cure a minimum of 12 hours before removing them from the molds.

Finished resin charms using buttons for making

That’s it!  You can glue on a jewelry bail and now you have an awesome charm!

Charms using buttons for jewelry making

The other pendant was made by putting resin into a mold and adding layers of buttons.  It was inspired by a pendant out of Katherine Swift’s book.  You can find her book on Amazon.

If you have a bunch of buttons, as I do, you’ll need a place to store them! Check out How To Repurpose Candle Jars into stylish craft room storage!

Buttons aren’t just for jewelry making!

Here are a few other button crafts that I know you will love!

Thank you so much for stopping by! I hope your give it a try!

Remember: Life’s too short not to shimmer, so grab your glue gun and your glitter!™ Stay safe!


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