I often come across gorgeous buttons that I find are too fancy to use on clothing, but just right for jewelry making. Here, I've made a set of rings, but you can also use this idea to make a pair of earrings, or even a pendant for a necklace.
What you'll need:
* adjustable ring or earring posts/backings (pictured below)
* cutting pliers
Using your cutting tool, cut off the loop at the back of your button(s). Most button loops are plastic, so it shouldn't be too difficult.
Make sure that the surface on the back of your button is almost completely flat so that it sits evenly on your jewelry backing. You can file the back down to smooth out any imperfections until you are satisfied.
Then, simply dab a small bead of glue from your glue-gun onto the ring or earring post and immediately bond it to your button. Try to work quickly, as the glue tends to dry fast.
Let the glue cool down, and you're finished!