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1  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Discussion and Questions / Re: button maker question? on: July 10, 2009 11:40:48 AM
I have never seen a high-quality metal button press at a store. Sometimes you can find the little plastic "toy" button makers at places like Toys R Us though.
2  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Discussion and Questions / Re: Turning a one inch button into a necklace... (jewelry makers, help!) on: September 18, 2006 05:30:23 PM
It works! That's what I need! They're more expensive than I expected but I'll see if my friends are interested in necklaces... Smiley

If anyone knows of a cheaper source, let me know Wink
3  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Discussion and Questions / Re: Turning a one inch button into a necklace... (jewelry makers, help!) on: September 17, 2006 07:37:40 AM
thanks guys!

funkyjunkdesigns - That's the kind of buttons I'm talking about - and that's not a bad idea. I'll look into the drill - but I'd be concerned that the plastic overlay on top of the button might split.

ninja - I couldn't get the link to work. I checked out rings-things.com but didn't know where to go next (great site though!).
4  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Discussion and Questions / Re: Turning a one inch button into a necklace... (jewelry makers, help!) on: September 16, 2006 02:10:36 PM
Unfortunately, one inch buttons - when made as buttons - just have a concave silver back. I have to manually pop the separate wire pin into each and every one. Larger buttons have the backs that you're describing.

Smiley
5  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Discussion and Questions / Turning a one inch button into a necklace... (jewelry makers, help!) on: September 16, 2006 09:13:07 AM
Hi all.

I have a one inch button maker that I love, and I want to expand my use of it to make other things.

In my head, I know exactly what I would need, part-wise, to make one-inch buttons into necklaces. I'd use the flat backs rather than the button backs, for starters. I found a source online for them (and magnets) but if you have one you like best, do let me know.

As for jewelry findings...well...I am not sure if I can explain this (I may draw a picture and scan it later!) - I need a metal piece that I can glue flat onto the back of the button, with a part that sticks up that is perpendicular to the flat part through which I could thread the cord/chain/ribbon/whathaveyou.

Does this make sense to anyone? Does such a thing exist? I couldn't just put a jump ring onto the button because then it wouldn't lie flat when the necklace was worn...maybe two jump rings connected?

I hope this makes sense to SOMEONE! Smiley
6  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Discussion and Questions / Button makers - where do you get your supplies? on: July 15, 2006 06:22:48 AM
Hi all.

I recently bought a 1" button/badge maker off of ebay and I'm having a blast with it.

Along with the button making supplies, it came with a crimp die and just a few flat backs (which I've used to make magnets). I would love to get more magnet parts - I've found one site so far that sells them but was wondering where other people get them. I'm talking about the specific supplies to make magnets with this machine. Smiley

Also, if anyone wants to do a button or magnet trade, let me know. Wink I've set up a livejournal for my buttony stuff at tiarabuttons.livejournal.com.

Oh, and I had a great experience with the ebay seller - if you're looking for a button machine, I'm happy to message you with the seller's name. It cost about $260 including shipping for the machine, the circle punch, 1,000 parts, the die, and the flat backs/a few other button parts.
7  Georgia / Georgia: Central / Re: Atlanta's first ALL CRAFT studio finally opens! on: June 18, 2006 06:58:14 AM
This is AMAZING. I used to live in Somerville, MA, and I'd been lamenting the lack of a Spark-ish place in Atlanta/Decatur! I want to take every single class. I can't wait for this to open!
8  Georgia / Georgia: Central / Re: knitting Meetup on: October 30, 2005 01:25:42 PM
Well, I can answer my own question now - there *is* a knitting group that meets at Jake's on Tuesdays at 5pm. (I've gone a few times and plan to continue to go regularly.) It's a lot of fun! Smiley
9  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Everyone's Doing It Shrug (w/ Link to Free Pattern!!) on: August 24, 2005 11:34:05 AM
Thank you for posting this!

I was in a total rut, frustrated by a shawl that is taking what seems like forever. I needed a nice, easy, quick project, I've wanted a shrug, I have a TON of Patons Classic Merino in my stash, and this will go really well with a dress I want to wear to a wedding next month.

I'll post pictures when I'm done - I'm about halfway through now. Smiley
10  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Movie Knits on: June 24, 2005 03:59:24 PM
Ones that haven't aired yet.  Ruth takes up knitting!!

Oh she's already knitting Smiley In ep 3 (or was it 2? I'm pretty sure it was 3...) she and George talk about it.

(I love that show, glad to know there's more knitting to come!)
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