Wednesday, September 28, 2011

button magnets in the works

I decided to follow up on my in the works post from last week and show you some of the progress that I've made with my button magnets.

This is my first new batch of magnets for the 2011 holiday shopping season.  Generally the larger magnets and the magnets with shaped buttons do well so I mostly focused on that.  This is the first time that I used sequins for the magnets.  I have a bunch of the stars left over from my Christmas tree project.

I got out a cookie sheet that I hadn't used for gluing so I could organize everything.  No, I don't use these cookie sheets in the kitchen.  I got a couple very cheap packs from Wal-Mart a couple years ago with the intention of using them for these types of projects.

Here's what I have left over from last year's shows.  As you can see, most of the simple and smaller buttons don't move as quickly.  Generally people pick up one or two of them to coordinate with some of their larger button picks.

I'm also trying some button pins for the first time this year.  I've been wanting to do this for a long time but just haven't because I've always focused on the magnets for shows.  I'm attempted to do both this year, though, as well as button tacks, which I have more about below.

 These are the last two batches that I did this past week.  I took both pictures before I'd started gluing. All of the narrow heart buttons with two small buttons stacked on top are going to be tacks, which is another project that I've wanted to do for a long time.  I'm planning to use a bulletin board to display some of my earrings at the fall shows this year and can put the tacks around the edges and sell them, too.

As always, if anyone is interested in anything that you see here, please let me know.  I'm not planning to list magnets, pins, or tacks on Etsy any time soon but they are always available.  Just contact me for pricing and close up shots of specific items.  Custom colors/styles are welcome.

I used this post for a link party over at Artful Rising.


  1. Cute! Good luck with them!

  2. This is very creative! My grandmother had huge jar of buttons! Oh, it would be wonderful to have that today. I bet there would be so many beautiful ones in there. Blessings, Catherine

  3. Those are pretty little things. So cheery!

  4. What a cool idea - I'm sure they will do very well!

  5. How pretty...what fun too! I hope they do well! I'm still looking for my Mom's button box...where is that thing?

  6. These are fun! I can see why the shaped ones do so well and I bet the tacks do just as well!

  7. These are great, Rose! I bet they sell like hotcakes! definitely list some on etsy!

  8. Thanks for the feedback everyone! I'm glad that people like this new set of button items.

    Margaret, I might at some point. I haven't had the interest in photographing and listing them at this point.

  9. I like how they remind me of candy! They are so cute and festive.

    Thanks for joining in at the It’s a Wrap Link Party at Artful Rising!


  10. Thanks Erika! I'm always happy to link up with your site.


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