Sunday, January 31, 2010

How to Make a Covered Button Bracelet

Hi! Making a covered button bracelet is super easy! You can finish making a beautiful bracelet in 15 minutes! It's a great project to do it with kids and teenagers too! I made this blue bracelet with bumble bees & flowers for my daughter. She loves it!!

Step 1:
You'll need these materials: buttons to cover (I use size 24 [5/8" or 1.6cm] here),
a coordinating cover button tool, a bracelet, fabric,
a small piece of felt (it's not in this picture), a E6000 glue, a stick or a toothpick.
Step 2:
Cut a piece of fabric with the pattern you like in the center.
It should be big enough to cover a button.
Step 3:
Because my cover button is a wire eye back (loop/shank),
so I need a pair of pliers to remove the loop out. It's super easy!
Step 4:
Put the piece of fabric on top of the mold (white one), then put the shell of the button on top. Push down and tuck the fabric in the center. Place the back of the button on top of it.
(click here to see step by step tutorial of making a covered button).
Step 5:
Push the pusher (blue one) down.

Step 6:
A covered button is made

Step 7:
Cut a piece of felt as big as the back of the button.
It helps to increase the thickness of the button back which is easier to attach to the bracelet.

Step 8:
Apply the E6000 glue onto the bracelet disks and glue the covered buttons on.
It takes about 5 minutes to dry.

Da Da! It's done!

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Addicted to Amigurumi

Oh! I'm too crazy about amigurumi recently. I can keep crocheting all day long and I never want to stop! I have stocked up many different colors of yarn in my craft cabinet and I need more spaces for them!

I'm here showing you some of my lovely and cutiest amigurumi and crochet works! I love them all. You can also visit my album on! Oh! Don't forget to visit my friend, Clara, as well if you need these plastic safety eyes!

A Beautiful Acrylic Dahlia Adjustable Ring

I recently bought some beautiful acrylic dahlia cabochons from for my cabochon rings. I bought a bag of 8 dahlia cabochons with 4 different colors - fuchsia, orange, lime green and baby blue. I attached one of them to my 10mm pad adjustable ring blank with an E6000. It dried up in minutes, fantasic! Please stop by my shops at or for these ring blanks!

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