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What can I make with a button maker?

What can I make with a button maker? It’s a simple question, really.  And the answer is simple, too. Just about anything you want. Versaback Key Chain Magnetic Jewelry, Flashing Buttons, Christmas Ornaments, Key Chains, Earrings, Bottle Openers. The list goes on. There are so many choices it can be a bit overwhelming. Which is exactly the reason we put together this clever button chart. Use it to see what else you can make with the button maker you already own. Or, see which products pique your interest so you know what size badge maker to buy next. Professional buttons...

How Do I Use A Crimp Die Adapter For Button Making?

What is a Crimp Die Adapter? What is the Third Press Process? Recently we’ve had inquiries regarding the crimp die adapter; it seems there is some confusion over when and how to use a crimp die adapter. Anyone who’s ever ordered a 1” button maker or 1” button making kit from us has received one. And, if you’ve always wondered what the heck it is and what to do with it then today is your lucky day. I promise, that just like pressing any button, it’s really easy. First and foremost – only use the crimp die adapter when pressing...

1" Magneta-Snap Keyring

Hey Button Makers… for a couple of years now we’ve offered Magneta-Snap Pendants on our website and sales have been fantastic. Did you know you can also make a key chain from this same pendant? I kid you not – a key chain! The bail is large enough to work with both split key rings, snap hook key rings and C-Hook key rings. Both look great with one of these versatile pendants attached.     Who says you have to use the key chain for your keys? Do you have a handbag that needs some added spice? Snap the key chain on the strap...

How to Make a Mirror Button - Tutorial

Making a mirror back button using a favorite photo or fabric is fun and very easy to do! You might have heard them referred to before as a pocket mirror or purse mirror. Our complete mirror button sets include everything you need to make a mirror back button, Mylar, Front Shell, Collet Back, Mirror Shim and Genuine Glass Mirror.   We offer several mirror sizes to choose from: Industry Standard Size: 2.25" Mirror Button Set, 3" Mirror Button Set and 3.5" Mirror Button Set. Badge-a-Minit Size: BAM 2.25" Mirror Button Set   We have put together this step-by-step tutorial to guide...

Where can I find one button machine that makes different size buttons?

Where can I find one button machine that makes different size buttons? That’s a questions we get asked almost on a daily basis; sometimes twice in one day. So why don’t we just make one? There are actually a few very good reasons. Allow me to share with you some quality insider information.   First, all machines that incorporate the ability to change dies are manufactured in China and do not conform to industry standard sized buttons found in the USA. Second, the die is the most expensive part of any button machine. So if your goal is to save...

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