An uncomplicated fastener for a necklace can be made from seed beads and a flat button. This loop fastener makes putting on a necklace as easy as buttoning a shirt. The handmade fastener can be attached to an existing necklace or used to finish a handmade necklace. The seed bead and button fastener also can be used on bracelets, which are often difficult to fasten with one hand. A decorative or vintage button will add a design element to the necklace or bracelet.
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Things you need
- Beading needle
- Beading thread
- 30 small seed beads
Thread the beading needle with 24 inches of beading thread. Insert the needle into a bead on the end of the necklace. Wrap the thread around the bead several times and knot the thread.
Attach the button to the same end of the necklace with the needle and thread, knotting the thread securely before cutting it.
Insert the needle into a bead on the opposite end of the necklace. Wrap the thread around the bead several times and knot the thread.
Thread enough seed beads on the thread to make a loop that will fit over the button. Thread the needle back through the end bead, knot the thread securely and cut it.
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