A friend of mine bought this cute button star at a craft sale. It is made of just wire and buttons.
Has anyone ever made one of these, do you have any instructions.
I could probably figure it out if there was a pic. GF & I have been doing Cone xmas trees with antique buttons & make some bracelets like Cherry makes. I just found a pattern for crocheted cone xmas tree, it is quite involved but I saw it for sale in a shop(not sure it was same 1) small 1 was $25.about 15 in. tall. Large was $35 about 18 in. tall,but I liked smaller 1 better it was Red Heart Multi yarn, 4 ply & had"branches" ending in picots about every 5 in.Had lights going all through it & cranberry irridecent berry beads was only other decoration. Pattern I copied off Internet is 6 pages long tho kind of spaced out. This button star sounds much easier. Oh, Is there 1 wire through buttons or 2? Are buttons 2 or 4 hole? Or are they buttons with shank on back? That would help a lot. Also do you see large lengths of wire in front or back of star. Easiest way to do 1, I think, would be a 6 point star where you make 2 triangles & wire them together. Like the barbwire star in Country Woman magazine a few months ago. Jan
No, I didn't take a picture of it. I think buttons were 2 hold. It was about 3 inches round.
Someone on another forum found a picture of the stars I am talking about. The only difference is the one I saw was held together with wire and the the buttons were antique gold.
Here is a link that might be useful: Button Star
Just use that picture and give it a try with your wire. When I first read your question, I envisioned just stringing shank type buttons onto a wire, then bending it in a star shape--not sure if that would work or not. I also think you could cut out a styrofoam or even a cardboard star shape and then glue buttons on it the way allot of the button wreaths are made. Have fun experimenting, and hope you will post pics of your results.
check out how these button coasters are stitched together.
maybe it will give you an idea for your stars.
Here is a link that might be useful: button coasters