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1  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
2  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.livejo urnal.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.
3  KNITTING / Projects from the Stitch 'N B**ch Books by Debbie Stoller / Hi I'm new here - and here's a picture! on: January 28, 2004 07:12:02 AM
I've been lurking for a bit and just wanted to chime in. Here's the kittyville hat (from kittyville.com and the Stitch and Bitch book) that I just finished. I made it entirely on size 7 dpns with purple wool from elann.com and I'm just so proud of it! It's my first in the round project!



I also attempted to make the Fraggle Rock/Happy Hat but it was a bit too fluffy for me. (And homespun was such a pain to work with! But it was definitely good practice.) For now I'm just going to keep it without the tassels:



OK I think I'll go back to lurking. I *love* seeing everyone's projects! Next up for me is a set of legwarmers from the zine Slave to the Needles and a Harry Potter scarf for my little brother.
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