Sunday, March 03, 2013

In The Pink

I went on a button making binge one day last week.

Getting ready for spring.

I got a wee bit too much 2-part epoxy on this one, but this is the way I make shank buttons.
You can make buttons by embedding the metal shank in the molten glass.
The reason I do it this way is that I can use all sort of pretty colors of 18 gauge wire for my shanks.

My favorite was just plain transparent cobalt blue with silver foil.

Working on building up a nice inventory of these for an event in April.
I'm going on vacation with a bunch of quilters - and those ladies love their buttons.

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