Buttons, buttons

In getting ready for the Indie Sacramento craft show, I’ve been making some different items with my art. The first are some buttons/pins with different words and drawings on them. I have been wanting to make buttons for quite a while, but had never made the time. This craft show gave me a swift kick to get on it.

I had plans to get some little buttons made, but the company I wanted to work with had their 1 and 1/2 inch button machine break. So I opted for a 2 and 1/4 inch button because The UC Davis Craft Center, where I teach photography, has a button machine of this size. Since I was making them myself, I had the ultimate freedom to make as many designs as I wanted. I made six different ones (some based on prior drawings, some completely new). Here they are in all of their button glory:

buttons

It was really fun to see the final buttons, after going through the whole process. I made about 120 and sent 25 off to the craft show people because they are giving away free gift bags to the first 200 entrants. The button-making process is simple and fun, and it’s gratifying to see my art in little bit of a different format.

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4 Responses to “Buttons, buttons”


  1. 1 Pica November 19, 2008 at 9:18 am

    OMG do you have these as a set? I’d really like a few of the ride bicycles one, anyway. Cash in hand. Are you around for T’giving? Maybe we should try and set up a sketching session?

  2. 2 claire December 2, 2008 at 11:38 pm

    ooh you should sell these on etsy – so cute!

  3. 3 bluebicicletta December 3, 2008 at 5:00 pm

    Thanks Claire! I plan to put some buttons in my Etsy Shop as soon as I recover from my craft show this weekend!
    Stay tuned!


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