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« Reply #120 on: December 18, 2005 05:18:22 AM »

Their machines sound expensive, especially since buttons seem to be a fad.  You can buy a button maker at wal-mart for about $20. It is not the high class kind, but it will do a fairly decent job. The buttons end up being average size. I don't own one, but my friend does. She is satisfied with it, and has made me an Abominal Snowman one(I heart the abominal snowman Kiss).

As fads go, it's pretty long-lived.  I bought a badge a minit when I was 12 and I'm 43 now!
one complaint about badge a minit, the clear covers sometimes wrinkle or bunch, and I think some of the other companies might actually make a better product.
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« Reply #121 on: December 28, 2005 08:24:13 AM »

Hello Ladies (and possibly gentlemen!)

I recently located my Badge-a-minit maker while cleaning out the Shed at my mom's house, and I even had muchof the supplies....but no directions! I managed to download off of the badge-a-minit site directions for making regular buttons, but not for the mirror backed ones. I have all the supplies to make them, and I decided it would be a fun souvineer to make for the freinds I'm meeting up with on New Years in Niagara Falls. 

Does anyone know how to make the mirror backed badges? I have a rim thing, the mirror, and a small metal disc. I vaguely rememer having to put the disc between the mirror and the button front, but I can't remember what to do with the rim part, or what order to do them in.

I ran a search on the archives here, but it doesn't sound like anyone has posted this question before!


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« Reply #122 on: December 28, 2005 09:21:21 AM »

I have a badge-a-minit that I've had since I was 13. I'm not kidding. I recently found it in my mom's shed, and was surprised at how many pin backs and stuff we had (enough for 9 dozen!) I've decided to start making buttons again, and It's not too bad, but I'm having issues with how to make the mirror back ones. I can't figure it out! I don't want to try it and break the mirror because then i'll have little shards of glass all over my kitchen.

Has anyone made mirrors with their BAM?
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« Reply #123 on: January 01, 2006 02:00:16 PM »

Well I got my button maker-it is this one pictured....
does anyone else have problems with this one!?!?! The stupid thing doesnt stick the 2 parts together and the top part (the clear piece, the picture and the metal piece) all get stuck inside Sad what can I do to fix this???
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« Reply #124 on: January 01, 2006 03:20:44 PM »

Anybody had experience with the B*Stylin' one? It's just for kids, but it's the cheapest I can find and I'd love to try it.

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« Reply #125 on: January 05, 2006 06:09:17 PM »

Well I got my button maker-it is this one pictured....
does anyone else have problems with this one!?!?! The stupid thing doesnt stick the 2 parts together and the top part (the clear piece, the picture and the metal piece) all get stuck inside Sad what can I do to fix this???

Anybody had experience with the B*Stylin' one? It's just for kids, but it's the cheapest I can find and I'd love to try it.

-G.

yeah, i have this button maker. i'd say its not worth it in the long run. the buttons dont even have pins, only clips and magnets that cant go on bags or whatever. psshhh. sometimes the pieces get jammed in the machine too, making the pieces unusable once you finally pry them back out of the thing. 
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« Reply #126 on: January 10, 2006 04:50:02 PM »

I played around with mine...and you have to tighten it with ALL YOUR MIGHT!!! (and its for kids..) Just so the pieces dont get jammed in...I am planning to glue on pin backs with jb weld. I did it before with a few pins and they last from the everyday wear and tear...and the washer and dryer... This is a temporary thing cuz im planning on getting the really great one, I cant remember the name...
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« Reply #127 on: January 10, 2006 05:08:38 PM »

Here is another variation on a theme...has anyone seem square button makers? I've been trying to find one but with no luck so far.

Thanks!
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« Reply #128 on: January 14, 2006 03:55:43 PM »

I have this button maker: http://www.usillygoose.com/badgefactory.html
I got it at ac moore last night. The only problem is that the refills are super expensive. Can I use different parts?
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« Reply #129 on: January 18, 2006 10:29:46 PM »

Here is another variation on a theme...has anyone seem square button makers? I've been trying to find one but with no luck so far.

Thanks!

www.tecre.com sells them. They are the original manufactures of the model 100 that dr don and a bunch of other sites resell.
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