Author Archives: The Button Guy

Welded up Eye

“Have you found an inexpensive source for the welded up eye?” I get asked this quite a bit, so for those of you in search, I get my supply through the People Power Press. They’ve even got a blog post … Continue reading

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MAKING YOUR OWN CUSTOM BUTTONS FOR JACKETS, ACCESSORIES AND FURNITURE

  Hey Button Guy! I like your blog even though I’ve never made a single button/pin(apparently) – but I want to. I am an incredible knit designer and I specialize in Canine(K9) doggie sweaters. I am a master certified Groomer/Handler … Continue reading

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Color Combinations

Ahhh, once again we’ll chat a bit about designing your own buttons. A great website for helping you choose colors that compliment each other is a great site called the Color Hunter you can upload any photograph you like (whether … Continue reading

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Using Salvaged finds..

  Even if you have zero design skills, you can still make some pretty cool buttons using items from your house. A cool idea for a craft night with you and your friends is to gather clippings from magazines, old … Continue reading

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Mix Matching- Parts & Machines

Do button makers need specific buttons for them to work? For example, if I bought a 1.25inch button maker then can I get 1.25inch buttons from anywhere and still make buttons or do the buttons need to be from the … Continue reading

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Button Designer

So, you received your button machine in the mail and you’re ready to start making buttons…  but you don’t even know where to begin when it comes to deigning. Below is a little guide for you on using the free button designer … Continue reading

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Cutters… advice

  Hi button guy! I recently start using my cutter (Dynamo Hand-Held Graphic Punch Cutter) but only after only 5 button pins the cutter doesn’t work properly and the paper doesn’t pop up as it should no mater the pressure … Continue reading

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Tecre Machine….. Durable?

  Could you tell how durable the tecre buttomakers are? How many buttons do you think we could get out of one? Is the Flex button maker a better option for durability?   The Tecre machines are very durable. They … Continue reading

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Designing your buttons

The most important part of your button is the design. What is the message you are trying to get across to your audience and how are you going to do so in a creative way. Always keep in mind when designing, … Continue reading

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The importance of lubricating your button presses

  Hello, I bought a 1″ press and am experiencing some problems. It seems to be working fine except for when the button is finished there is a slice in the Mylar on the edge of the button and the … Continue reading

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