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Title: Glue on button backs ?
Post by: RuthNorthants on December 14, 2017, 11:49:08 AM
Hello, I am trying find some glue on button backs with movable wire loops on the back and would be grateful for any suggestions of where to look. I have spent far too long down the google rabbit hole and I don't know where else to look.

I have used some before from Fred Aldous but they only sell them in twelves and that makes them more expensive than I would like

www.fredaldous.co.uk/products/button-backs-gilt-12-pack-diameter-approx-9-5-mm


Title: Re: Glue on button backs ?
Post by: Moira HFG on December 23, 2017, 08:40:02 AM
I'd never seen these before, they look like a good idea.

I suppose you could do a budget version with wire: maybe 1mm. Make a loop, with opposing spirals on each end, and bend them out to fit the button. Tap the spirals a little flat and glue on. Actually I like that idea, might try a few that way myself!


Title: Re: Glue on button backs ?
Post by: RuthNorthants on December 24, 2017, 05:23:40 AM
Thank you for your suggestion Moira but I have actually found a supplier http://www.lightfindings.co.uk/ Their website is down at the moment but they will email you a catalogue. They have lots of jewellery findings in base metals or plated.


Title: Re: Glue on button backs ?
Post by: Enchanted Cobwebs on December 24, 2017, 11:22:51 AM
HA lightfindings have lots of nice stuff, they also do button covers.

Snowfall beads in Germany also do a button back in several sizes good for cabochon type so the rim is protected. Ypou need an account to see prices but the ones in this link come as a pack of 15 for 1 euro 45 cents https://www.snowfall-beads.com/beads/metal-buttons-16mm-with-setting-for-14mm-flat-back-d20553/si/44598


Title: Re: Glue on button backs ?
Post by: RuthNorthants on December 25, 2017, 04:48:40 AM
Thank you for the link. They look very useful but I wanted the flat ones for a class where they will be making lots of different sized button cabs