Friday, October 23, 2009
Recycle Those Buttons - - - Cool Vintage Rings!!!
Do you have a pile of buttons somewhere that you have no idea what to do with? Or a love for vintage buttons? These unique vintage buttons have been made into rings. In some cases the buttons have been stacked as much as 3 at a time. You will need a blank ring, epoxy glue, a small container of sand or some type of small granuled substance and, of course, the buttons. I ordered a package of 35 blank rings from a shop off Etsy.com........they were no where to be found in Michaels. Make sure you buy epoxy glue, it works the best. It can be found at your local craft or hardware store. Dab the glue to the base of the button and to the blank circle at the top of the ring and position the button as you would like it to appear when you wear it. Turn the ring upside down and place it level in the sand so that the glue will dry and the ring will keep the same position. The glue will set after 5 minutes. Let it dry for 24 hours. That's it! You have your awesomely unique ring. *Note: You may have to take a pair of pliars and pull off the "eye" on the back of the button so that it is level. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask!
***My rings (and other stuff) will be sold at the Hollyday Mart Arts & Crafts show sponsored by the Ft. Rucker Community Spouses Club. It will be at Daleville High School, November 14 from 9am-5pm. I attended this show last year and it was interesting, you should come and take a look.