Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Pushing Buttons

Finally, after a few disastrous tries, I have made glass buttons with shanks.

I am making them on the ends of mandrels and forming them with a graphite button mold.

The shanks are wound from 18g wire and epoxied in place.

No, they won't come out.
I tested one with pliers by first wiggling and then yanking on the shank.
The button broke in two but that stinkin' shank was still firmly glued in the broken glass.

They are a good size.

The profile is nice.

And they're a great, fun way to use up bits of rod, twisties and frit at the end of the day.

1 comment:

Celeste Kemmerer said...

Oh, I love your buttons! They are so very pretty!