The following three photos are examples of buttons made on plastic rings. The traditional buttons were made in white on sheep's horn rings. I'm using up stuff that I inherited from my sister. I really enjoy playing with the color. As I get more experience I have a larger set of techniques to use and my craftsmanship is improving. Best of all, I'm having fun.
|Felt centers with a satin cording stitched onto a ring.|
|A fancy fiber button stitched onto large & small rings, stitched together & finished with a bead center.|
|These have the same 2 ring technique as those above with the addition of a knotted center.|
This weekend I made my first wooden buttons. They are made from a trim sample that was probably manufactured in the 1980's. The trims are well made from an assortment of hard woods. To make these buttons I laid out cut lines and the hole spacing. I drilled the holes first with a drill press and then cut the buttons apart with a power miter box. I realized that making wood buttons is hard because it means working with power tools on small pieces of wood. I'm looking forward to making more wood buttons.
|Toggle buttons about 1/4"x 1/2"x 1 1/2".|