DIY Jeweled Buttons

 

Ladylike is the look to embrace this fall.  It seems designers are all waxing nostalgic for a bygone era with all the use of brocade, twill and absolutely massive jeweled buttons.  Sometimes I wonder if designers have ESP, or if it is the result of collusionary meetings in a suite at the Paris Ritz, “Lets push up the market price of jeweled buttons this year!”  However these patterns take hold, it is without doubt that you will be seeing blinged out buttons from Marc Jacobs/Louis Vuitton, Chanel, Oscar de la Renta, Prada, Thakoon, I could go on.  . .

 

DIY Jeweled Buttons

Louis Vuitton, Fall 2012.  Photo courtesy of Style.com

DIY Jeweled Buttons

Louis Vuitton jeweled buttons, Fall 2012. Photo courtesy of Vogue.com

DIY Jeweled Buttons

Oscar de la Renta, Fall 2012. Photo courtesy of Style.com

DIY Jeweled Buttons

Chanel, Fall 2012. Photo courtesy of Vogue.com

DIY Jeweled Buttons

Oscar de la Renta, Fall 2012. Photo courtesy of Vogue.com

How do you know if your jeweled button look is totally au courant or a bit grannypants?  It depends on how you wear the outfit.  By no means should it be a head-to-toe look.  The second you take this trend too seriously and get overly enthusiastic, that’s when you’ve gone prematurely geriatric.  Pair one piece that has jeweled buttons with something completely unexpected like boyfriend jeans or leather pants.  Play with it, have fun, just don’t over-commit to the look.

For the curious commitment-phobe, you can always try DIY jeweled buttons on the pockets of a tweed jacket and see if it takes.  Here is what you need for a DIY:

1. Button covers

DIY Jeweled Buttons

 

2. High Epoxy Adhesive or Rubber Cement

3. Old Vintage Pin or Earring (preferably a broken one where the pin or earring back has already snapped off)

DIY Jeweled Buttons
Vintage enamel, faux pearl and rhinestone earring.

 

There is only one step: Glue the earring or pin onto the button cover.

DIY Jeweled Buttons

So easy even a home-ec flunky can do it.  Try not to glue your fingers together my DMD darlings.  . .if you do, try nail polish remover.

Big Kiss and Bigger Diamonds,

JZP

Comments

  1. denimanddogs says:

    Totally loving the ladylike trends!

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  2. mskristiina says:

    Very cute idea. Where did you find button covers?

    1. Thanks! If you click on the hyperlink in the article, the letters in blue that say “button covers”, it takes you to an online seller of the button covers.