“All Clammed Up” Button Post Earrings Tutorial

I am slowly coming up with fun ways to mass-produce some cute jewelry for markets and fairs, and I decided these clams were super cute for summer. I didn’t get a chance to put up the tutorial until now, but it can be applied to any button early. Button earrings are so fun and easy! I am sure there are probably similar tutorials out there, but here is how I did mine:

Materials: Button shank remover, clam shell buttons, *earring posts and backs, hot glue gun * not pictured
Step 1: Remove button back with button shank remover. (Upper left is buttons without shanks)
Add hot glue to earring post and quickly center it on the back of the button.
Hold in place for 10-15 seconds for a firm grip. Repeat with second button.
Finished Earrings
Mass Earring Production!
Finished Gold Earrings

Sorry about the blurry pics. I am building a light box today (yay!) I will update the post with better pics as soon as I get the light box and make more earrings. I have made other shapes as well. They are fun, fast and easy–making them great choices for markets and fairs.

Blogs I link to! 

Check out my Etsy Shop!


  1. Jewellery making is so much fun, I have made lots in the past. Your earrings look great.

Leave a Reply

%d bloggers like this: