I was inspired by this Amazing piece of Jewelry from Tom Bjorn Designs on Etsy. I thought: “I can TOTALLY make this myself…” So 2 weeks ago when The Reader and I were flying to Dallas I decided to give it a try! I didn’t bother with all of the smaller beads (they totally add to the necklaces, but I didn’t have any matching ones). I couldn’t believe I was allowed to take this small crochet hook onto the airplane. As well as a small set of scissors. Anyway, I ended up making to different styles. The 2nd one, as seen above, is by FAR my favorite, but there is a place for both.
This couldn’t be easier to make. If you know how to make a chain in Crochet you can make this. I have a ton of this gorgeous thread for the beaded toddler socks I like to make and I found these fun buttons at Jo-ann’s last time I was there. I wasn’t sure what I wanted to do with them, at the time, but when I saw the necklace I was inspired!
thread crochet hook
First knot your thread, and chain 10.
Crochet your button into the chain, chain another 10, add another button, Repeat!
Do this until your necklace or bracelet is as long as you want it to be! I like mine about 50+ inches! Knot the ends together and using a needle thread the ends into your chain. Now the Tom Bjorn Necklace actually uses a nice jewelry closure, but this was fast and easy and cheap!
The end! I had a hard time getting a necklace shot on the plane, but got a decent bracelet shot. Sorry about all the coloring issues. Correction bad airplane lighting is a TAD bit difficult. You’ll notice that all the buttons are FLAT because of crocheting them into the chain.
For the 2nd one I made I actually threaded all of the buttons for the necklace ONTO the thread before crocheting. So as I worked only one side of the button got caught in the chain. This way the buttons are sticking out rather than flat in the chain. MUCH better I think, don’t you agree??? I am in LOVE… I’ve gone a bit crazy and have made about 10 in the past few weeks, with more to come.Ashlee Marie by Email