30" of 28 guage craft wire
2 x 4 1/2" of chain (best to make these a bit longer for the first ones so you can adjust the fit to suit yourself, maybe try 6" lengths)
4 jump rings
1 toggle or parrot clasp
17 Buttons of various sizes (large)
17 Buttons of various sizes (small), I use 2 hole buttons as they're on the front
2 pairs of flate nosed pliers (useful for opening and closing jump rings)
1 pair of wire cutters
1 pair round nose pliers
Now here's how to put it together-
Layout all the buttons in the two rows (Back buttons and front buttons )of how you'd like your necklace to look.
Fold wire in half to find middle point. Starting with middle buttons first (largest one), thread the wire through the back and out the front of it's matching button and then to the back again.
Position the button so it sits behind the first button and pull the wire, now thread the wire to the back again, basically a running stitch.Now repeat this until all the buttons are added. I prefer to add a set to the left then the right and so on and so on.
Attach one chain to the wire loop with a jump ring and repeat the other side.
Attach the toggles to each chain with a jump ring
You've finished, now try it on. You can adjust the length of chain to suit by shortening the chain and reattaching the toggles.Hope my instructions were clear enough for you all to follow. I've also thought about adding little beads to the very front, might try that next time.
I'd love to see your creations so make sure you put it on your blog and let me know!