Pyramid Thread Wrapped Button Earrings Created for Gina B Silkworks

Gina is launching a brand new Thread Wrapped Button book on The Craft Store TV channel tomorrow at 10am (Sat 23 October 21 – Freeview TV channel 85 – or watch live or on catch up via their website). It will be an extra special show celebrating 10 years of crafting on TV.

Check Gina’s website (Gina-B-Silkworks.co.uk) for lots of button making supplies and resources (including her new book following the launch show).

Materials:

25mm Triangle Mould (for sample button)

20mm Triangle Moulds (X2)

Finca No 12 Cotton Perle thread – bright ink and dark purple

Fine tapestry needle

Set of silver plated earring wires

Instructions: Thread Wrapped Buttons Book

Optional: Button Makers Third Hand & Tool Kit (invaluable for holding part wrapped buttons whilst needle threading etc.)

How it was done:

I first made a pyramid wrapped test button using the 25mm mould (bigger is always easier to start when practicing) according to directions in Gina’s book.

I then made the earrings using 20mm moulds. Using 3e in purple for the foundation and a slight variation of the method for the pink wraps – 2e wraps in the pink. This provided more thread coverage over the back of the button (so I didn’t need to cover workings on the back with felt to hide). I worked a small button hole loop at the top to attach earring wires (jump rings could be used).

Really cute and not too heavy for wearing. Hope that you like them.

Anne.

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