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« on: April 14, 2008 08:49:36 PM »

I need to find a supplier of shank buttons to use for doll joints.  Anyone have any good ideas?
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« Reply #1 on: April 22, 2008 04:57:53 PM »

there's a link in the poppet along thread. I think it's on the first page.
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« Reply #2 on: April 25, 2008 06:45:58 PM »

How many shank buttons are we talking about here?   Cheesy  You can get a lot of shank buttons at the thrift.  And I know you can order the cover buttons in bulk, but I don't know where.
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« Reply #3 on: April 27, 2008 08:38:37 AM »

Ghile...lol....how about quite a few.  You and the other ladies have got me addicted to poppeting.

So 8 buttons a poppet....and about 10 that I want to make.....I've got a little trick up my sleeve though.  I'm trying something on my new poppet....nearly done, I'll let you know if it works.   Then I will save everyone a ton of money if it does.
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« Reply #4 on: April 27, 2008 08:44:07 AM »

Actually, it's only 4 per, so that's half off right there!  And somewhere in the giant thread someone mentioned where they could get them in bulk.  I think it was monkeythumb who actually bought them.
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« Reply #5 on: April 27, 2008 08:56:35 AM »

4?  what?  That must mean I've been doing it wrong all along.  Maybe someone should make a tute on how to use them in poppeting.  I didn't see one.
I've been putting one button in the arm and one in the shoulder, then attaching them.  One in the leg, one in the hip, then attaching them....so I've been using 8 per poppet.
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« Reply #6 on: April 27, 2008 10:13:45 AM »

Ah, I see - you are using them like a commercial doll joint!  This will make your doll loose and floppy.  You put one in each arm, (but not the shoulder) and use a long needle to take the dental floss from the shank in one arm, through the body and attach it to the shank in the other arm.  It's in the instructions. 
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« Reply #7 on: April 27, 2008 09:53:33 PM »

I am joining them that way as well......but I just found a super cheap way to join them!!!!!   You ready?Huh?  PONY BEADS...  the ones people use at the end of hair braids....  Worked like a charm!!! Grin
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