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Old 2013-08-16, 11:06am
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I'm looking for a tutorial on not only making an end-of-mandrel button but how to attach the metal ring and disk to the back of it for attaching.

Anyone know of something?

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Old 2013-08-16, 12:22pm
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This one is pretty good:

https://www.etsy.com/listing/1307557...op_home_active

Anne Ricketts has one also - even though it uses the key mandrel you could hold the wire in hemostats. I can't find a link to buy it however:

http://www.lampworketc.com/forums/sh...hlight=buttons
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Old 2013-08-16, 1:40pm
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This appears to be the tutorial I am looking for but it appears the link has been disabled. The button I am looking for is the one that looks like a mushroom top, with the attachment faceted to the back of the bead/button.

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Old 2013-08-16, 7:37pm
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Hi Melissa,

The April 2013 issue of Soda Lime Times is about buttons and baubles. It has a tutorial on how to make a button with a copper wire shank. If you are a subscriber, then you probably have it. I know you can get past copies for $6.95. There are several tutorials/issue and so much information that you will definitely get your money's worth!
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Old 2013-08-16, 7:54pm
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i havent read threw this but my only hints would be make a maria then through a loop on the back of it:] or button manderals.. even a disk bead could make a nice button
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Old 2013-08-17, 8:00pm
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Got it... thank you

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Hi Melissa,

The April 2013 issue of Soda Lime Times is about buttons and baubles. It has a tutorial on how to make a button with a copper wire shank. If you are a subscriber, then you probably have it. I know you can get past copies for $6.95. There are several tutorials/issue and so much information that you will definitely get your money's worth!
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Old 2013-08-19, 5:06am
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Old 2013-08-19, 8:08pm
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Thanks Cherri. I found one through Soda Lime Times, which is wonderful I must add. Not just the tutorial I found, but Soda Lime Times! Glad it was recommended to me.
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You are welcome.. Soda Lime Times ROCKS.. I love it and wait impatiently for the 15th every month.

Glad you found what you needed.
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Old 2013-08-20, 5:36am
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You're welcome Melissa! I'm glad you were able to find just what you needed!

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Old 2013-08-23, 6:40pm
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I am now a new subscriber to Soda Lime Times... now I too will impatiently wait for my monthly newsletter.
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I make mine without the metal loop. First make a skinny disk that's fairly tall. Heat it on one side and let it slump, then press the droopy bit on you marver. The shank is formed by the glass on top of the rod and the smooshed droopy bit turns into the button.... if that makes any sense at all.
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