Thursday, 16 March 2017

Button Pin Brooches

Every post here seems like an experiment just lately, and today is no exception, I was inspired by some button “SWAPS” I found on Pinterest and decided to have a try myself.  Button wise, all I have at the moment is a jar of red buttons and a few mother of pearl ones, the rest fell foul of my moving house craft cull, doh!
button pin broochesI started by cutting some small card circles on which to glue the buttons, to act as a base/anchor.
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I used E6000 glue as I didn’t want to risk anything coming unstuck, and this is glue is one of the best.
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Once the centre red button with a mother of pearl one on top was added I knew I had to just leave them, without touching, for at least 24hrs, to allow them to stick good and proper.  Close up photos of gluey small objects are so unforgiving.
button pin brooch 3A completed flower measured approximately 3cm x 3cms.
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Once set, I didn’t want the white card showing on the reverse, under the fastener, so cut some self adhesive fabric to go over it, far more professional looking!
button pin brooch 7The final job was to add the fastening pins, again using E6000, so that I could be confident that they wouldn’t come off.
button pin brooch 8The brooches were really simple to make. They could be used on hair slides/clips or without the pins as embellishments on cards, anyway, I am off now to search Evesham for some more small buttons to play with!