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« on: November 11, 2007 05:22:30 PM »

I've been trying to figure this out myself for a few weeks, but I can't get the hang of it. The buttons I have are glass with a metal backing and metal shank (that puffed-out loop bit on the back that the thread goes through). I've been using the type of copper wire with the black coating that they sell at JoAnn's. What I've tried to do is put the wire through the hole on the button, then wrap it around and secure it somehow, but I never get beyond the part where I form the wire into a circle (the ring band). It gets all angular and doesn't form a proper ring.
I just need some help.
Any ideas?
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« Reply #1 on: November 14, 2007 08:35:12 AM »

You could cut off the shank and glue the button to a metal ring blank using E6000 glue. If you have to use wire, I'd try this:

1. Take a 12" or so piece of wire & bend it in half.

2. Put the button on the wire & position it at the bend.

3. Wrap both halves of the wire around your ring mandrel going the same direction.

4. Wrap the ends of the wire around the shank of the button a couple of times to secure, still going the same direction. Then either trim them close and tuck them behind the button or create some spirals and swirls on either side of the button.
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« Reply #2 on: November 15, 2007 01:15:20 PM »

Good idea. Thanks.
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