Tuesday, September 4, 2007

Buttons and Magnets and Rings! Oh my!



Regular readers will remember my excitement when Liz of Hobbledehoy loaned me her 1 inch tecre machine. Here is a peek at some of the fruits of my labors.
I made rings with chiyogami paper, magnet sets with all sorts of recycled papers, pin back buttons with dried flowers, recycled magazines and more chiyogami paper, and subtle promo magnets featuring the same paper I use in my packaging. Very, very fun! Geoff used recycled magazines and the tecre to make funny celebrity magnets for his brother. Thing One had fun collecting flowers for pressing.
Last week I mailed the machine back to Liz so she can get started on promos for the holidays. It was so great to give the machine a test run. I am still on the fence about whether I want one of my own - when my current stock of promos gets low, I will have to make a decision, but in the meantime, thanks to Liz, I am stocked through Christmas.

In the spirit of sharing, I would like to send a little package of goodies - at least one ring, magnet set and pin back button - to the first five readers who comment here. Thanks again Liz!

8 comments:

Tracey said...

Gorgeous, Steph! Absolutely! I need buttons for the sweaters I am knitting - how can I put in an order for the ones with the dried flowers?!?!

Tricia said...

Those buttons are so pretty! I love them as rings! What a great idea....

beakee said...

That must've been a great deal of fun :) Very generous of Liz to have loaned you the contraption. The possibilities are literally endless...

maia (glassbeach) said...

Those look fabulous! I love the rings, especially. Hmm, I think I might have to treat myself once you have some in your shop. I've looked at those button makers, too, and haven't been able to justify the cost.

Craftymoose Crafts said...

Wow, those are so pretty! And what a neat idea to make rings!

I've toyed with getting one of these myself--I keep checking them out on Ebay, but I just can't get myself to spend so much until my shop gets a little more sales.

Steph said...

I will be contacting you all for your addresses so I can send you some goodies.

I have had a great time with the machine, but it would be very hard to justify the cost for me at this point. Especially as I am not planning on selling any of these items in my Etsy shop - these are farmer's market impulse buys only. I have 4 more market dates before Christmas - if I am able to sell most of my magnets and pins, I may take the plunge and get my own machine.

msbelle said...

Oh, it looks like you had so much fun doing this! I like the idea of getting the kids involved with the dried flowers.
By the way, hope you have been having rain. We haven't had a drop in I don't know how long. Everything is brown, cracks in the ground, not much dew in the mornings much either. It's really sad....

Recy Vintage & Creations said...

These look So very good! I love them! What a fab job you did. Will you be getting a button machine for yourself now?