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Topic: What are these and what can I do with them?  (Read 939 times)
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« on: March 05, 2006 01:47:59 PM »

A while ago my mom gave me my dearly departed grandmothers sewing box.  Today I decided to sift through it and see what I could find.  Alot of really awesome buttons and zippers still in the original packaging, thread and needles and so on and then I found these six shiny things:

I don't know what they are or what I can do with them but I really like them!
If you can't tell from the pictures they each have a star on them.

Any thoughts or ideas craftsters?

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« Reply #1 on: March 05, 2006 02:59:40 PM »

how big are those?  they could be used as funky buttons, i have NO clue what they are for though, i'm afraid!

i could also see them on the front of a totebag, 2 on each side, each one where the strap meets the bag.  (that is, if they're bigger than buttons, like the size of a US quarter or larger.)
« Reply #2 on: March 05, 2006 03:26:13 PM »

They are larger than a quarter, about the size of our two dollar coin in canada.
At first I thought they were just buttons but they would be really awkward ones because they are curved downwards...
Although using them as decorative (non functional) buttons on a tote would look pretty neat *envisions*
Thanks for the idea!

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« Reply #3 on: March 05, 2006 05:00:23 PM »

they are conchos.  Used mostly as decoration in American style Western wear (think cowboys & Indians)  The long slots are lacing holes for a strip of leather or some such.  I see them used on belt pretty regularly and purses with lots of suede fringe.  So what you are thinking of using them for is pretty much what they are intended to be used for.


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« Reply #4 on: March 05, 2006 05:29:09 PM »

Neat! thanks for the info  Grin
I will use them wisely.

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