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« on: October 23, 2012 07:53:01 AM »

I'm not sure where this one fits...

I'm knitting a sweater and it needs 5 buttons. I couldn't find what I wanted at the fabric store so I made my own. I have some irish coins leftover from a trip and thought they'd be perfect. I bought some mold making putty and then molded all of them, in case the one I thought would fit didn't work out. The white splotches are from the plastic, some coin shaped, some spill shaped...

Buttons by Subversive Crafting, on Flickr

Then I pour a 2 part liquid plastic into the molds and let dry. After that I wore down the excess on my concrete patio and then sanded. Paint a few layers, then sand some off so you get a nice relief. Drill holes and sew onto sweater.

Buttons by Subversive Crafting, on Flickr

More pics and info on flickr and my blog but this is the short version of it all.
« Last Edit: October 23, 2012 07:54:42 AM by mcbeth » THIS ROCKS   Logged

« Reply #1 on: October 23, 2012 01:22:00 PM »

You molded them? That's very creative. I would just have drilled holes in them.
Great job and beautiful result.
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« Reply #2 on: October 29, 2012 03:47:53 PM »

These are fabulous!! I like how your buttons came out and I'm really interested in the technique you used to create them. Thanks for sharing!

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« Reply #3 on: November 04, 2012 11:38:16 AM »

You have a lot more patience than me, I'd have just bought buttons.  But your's are so unique and set off the sweater so well.  I'm impressed to say the least.

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« Reply #4 on: December 12, 2012 07:17:30 PM »

What an awesome idea
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