Button Necklaces Zero Waste Workshop

Upcycle buttons into a beautiful necklace



2.5 hours Class size 8 to 16     label $25 ($50 per class surcharge applies for private classes)
Have a NSW Discover voucher? Book with it (redeem in our checkout), before it expires on June 30th.


Buttons date back to 5000 years ago when they served as ornaments rather than fasteners. So let's pay tribute and put them on full display and make them a statement accessory in this fun Sydney workshop!

In this 2.5 hour workshop, Deanne Barnes will take you through how to make a beautiful necklace from a selection of neutral coloured buttons. Deanne makes it look simple, but there's actually quite a lot that goes into selecting the colours and sizes to make it look effortless. There are also a few secrets to threading it just right, especially when you're aiming for the double layers.

We will supply neutral coloured buttons, however, if you have statement buttons that you've been collecting or have your grandma's button box to raid, please feel free to bring them along.

You will leave with a 'new to you' necklace that's cute as a button!

Add-on available for this class
  • BYO (RSA) ($100)
You can add these when you book (optional).
 
Knowledge required
No experience necessary.
 
What you'll get
  • Expert tuition from Reverse Garbage educator, Deanne Barnes.
  • A diverse range of neutral buttons.
  • Needles and thread.
  • One bespoke necklace.
What to bring
Any special buttons you might like to feature in your necklace.
 
Suitable for

This class is great for a birthday or hens party.

Suitable for adults, and kids (minimum 14 years old). Adult accompaniment is not required.


Reverse Garbage is fully vaccinated against COVID-19, and adheres to COVID-19 government guidelines.

Additional precautions taken: COVID Safe plan in place

Location

Reverse Garbage Education & Workshops, 142 Addison Road, Marrickville NSW

Your teacher can also travel within 10 kms of Marrickville for private classes

Your teacher
Reverse Garbage
Reverse Garbage

4.8 (189)
12k

We are a creative reuse centre making a difference in the world by reducing waste and creating change in the way we look at resources.

We run workshops for kids, adults and community groups so everyone can learn how to consume less and make more! With us, you'll see the creative potential in leftover and castaway materials to save them from going into landfill.

At Reverse Garbage you’ll find the materials, skills and inspiration you need to live more creatively, more sustainably and more meaningfully.


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Kellie Vasington Feb 2021


Wonderful class with a great teacher Deanne. I had a great time and the supplies were more than adequate for our needs. I have booked for another class with her as I loved it and want to learn more.

Rachael Knight Feb 2021


This was a fun workshop taught be Deanne, whose expert instruction had everyone finish their own piece to wear or give as a gift. I loved it so much I've booked into the next button class which uses wire.

Effy Feb 2021


What an enjoyable time I had, our teacher, Deanne, was so friendly and helpful. We saw some of her beautiful creations and then we got to make our very own Button Necklace! Loved the class.
Thank you, Deanne.

Kenny Gejakly Feb 2021

2 ClassBento workshops attended


Button love! ^_^

Fun supportive and welcoming environment, Deanne is the button whisperer =P

Yayy

Jewellery Making workshop review by Kenny Gejakly Sydney

Ann Smith Oct 2020


I had a great time, the teacher was great and explained what to do so we could all understand. The other ladies in the class were all friendly. I think we all mixed and got on well.

Kerry Brotherhood Oct 2020


My mum and I enjoyed the button necklace making workshop very much. Deanne was a wonderful teacher and has a wonderful happy personality. The other ladies in the class were lovely too. We went home with a finished button necklace and we were very happy. We enjoyed a browse through reverse garbage after our workshop. Definitely booking another class with Deanne, thank you

Jewellery Making workshop review by Kerry Brotherhood

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Di Scott Oct 2020


We all loved the teacher she is awesome plenty of supplies to pick from the class size was great we will be back in November to have another fabulous time thank U
I will check but think all 7 of us are coming for step 2 on 17th November
Can’t wait

Robyn Culbert Oct 2020


Teacher ver personable, hwlpful and very good comminicator. Great class and woyld recommend to others.

Ellie Fogarty Oct 2020

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


The class was really fun and informative. Deanne was lovely, so enthusiastic, patient, positive and helpful. I really loved it!

Gaye Stones Oct 2020

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


Absolutely wonderful class, teacher was knowledgeable sharing and patient, lots of examples on display and physical helpful, I had a great time- Gaye Stones

Jewellery Making workshop review by Gaye Stones Sydney

Alesoun Marsden Oct 2020

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


We had a wonderful teacher who had deep knowledge & passion concerning buttons and how they could be creatively repurposed. Highly successful workshop judging by the beautiful jewellery that everyone was proud to wear as they left the class.

Ingrid Knopf Oct 2020

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


Great teacher who is knowledgeable and friendly . I have been wanting to Learn this craft for some time.
Walk away with three completed pieces. Would highly recommend

Marg Lopez Sep 2020


It was fun, engaging and informative.
I shall book in for more classes with Dee

Zaiga Mengelsons Sep 2020

5 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews


Knowledgeable and creative teacher, helpful and attentive to participants needs and queries. I'm happy with my necklace! Fun morning. Was so proud when I could continue on independently. Beginning and ending off are a skill in themselves.

Jewellery Making workshop review by Zaiga Mengelsons

Alison Hays Sep 2020

3 ClassBento workshops attended


It was great. Thanks for showing us the secret to button necklaces. Such good fun.

Belinda Foster Aug 2020


Very friendly teacher. Good value for money. Class and inclusions as described. Would book again.

Simone Cullinan Aug 2020

2 ClassBento workshops attended


This was a super fun and relaxing class. I feel confident now to make my own beautiful button creations! Our teacher was lovely and friendly and really helpful. Thankyou!

Leanne Deacon Aug 2020


Absolutely amazing teacher Extremely passionate about teaching this skill to us very professional. Lots of product & choice. Extremely well priced Can’t wait to do her next class.

Maxine Czysnok Aug 2020


Fantastic! Wonderful teacher, excellent materials and perfect way to spend a couple of hours learning a new skill with a bunch of likeminded creatives! Can’t wait for the next one!
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