Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Making Buttons

New obsession - fabricating pin back buttons with the badge making machine.

It's so cool. You assemble all the pieces and then mash them together with the little machine.

I went into Photoshop and reworked pictures of my old bird paintings into a tiny, round formats. Then cut, stack, whack, turn and re-whack. Viola! bird buttons.


Steph said...

Ohhhhhhh love 'em! And the bug bead too!

Nancy Topolski delicately perched said...

So great! What size are they?

belvedere beads said...

Nancy - they are an inch and a half in diameter. Wanna come over and make some?

Phases of the Moonblossom said...

This is cool Lucinda. I need to make buttons myself. Did you buy this machine?

belvedere beads said...


My button maker came from Dr. Dons Buttons, Badges and Magnets.

I have this model:

It's a serious little hand-operated machine. Probably more than most people would need, but I am in charge of buttons for my husband's indie record store and we go through a lot of buttons.

lotusgreen said...

so very wonderfully cool

jlle said...

I need these buttons like Margaret NEEDED that rocking horse at the Avon Flea Market. Seriously.