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Mike E etc
09-09-2004, 10:53 AM
I have been on a studio button kick lately, when I do work...
One of the first lampwork items I had real success with was realistic buttons for collectors. I quite making them a few years ago but now that a new book came out with my work in it I have decided it is time to start making these fun buttons again. Check your library, the book is; 'antique & collectible Buttons' volume II by Debra J. Wisniewsk.

Here are a few;

.. http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/09-Sep-2004/10033-banana--.jpg.http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/09-Sep-2004/10033-boxing-glove--.jpg.http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/09-Sep-2004/10033-bottle-liquid-blue.jpg. Stay tuned...

Mike E

GinaJ
09-09-2004, 11:03 AM
Mike, those are awesome! I really liked your pumpkin in the pumpkin thread, too!!!!

CharleneN
09-09-2004, 12:07 PM
Mike those are great! Congrats on the book :clap: :clap: :clap:

!Karen
09-09-2004, 03:16 PM
Those are neat!!

What is the shank made from? I like the yellow fruit!

Lara
09-09-2004, 09:11 PM
Cool Mike. I really like the banana one. Very cute.

Lara

Lynn Larson
09-09-2004, 11:11 PM
Awesome job Mike!! The glove is fantastic!!

Mike E etc
09-10-2004, 03:06 AM
Thanks.

The shank is glass for realistic studio buttons and copper wire for paperweight buttons.
And a few more.
.http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/10-Sep-2004/10033-a-update--pumpkin.jpg.http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/10-Sep-2004/10033-a-update--strawbery.jpg.http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/10-Sep-2004/10033-red-demon-a.jpg.http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/10-Sep-2004/10033-a-update--red-apple.jpg

Mike, feeling peachy, E

beachbeads
09-10-2004, 06:32 AM
Lovely, I collected buttons for over 30 years, and recently sold all of them on Ebay, I know these will be a hit.

NYCindy
09-10-2004, 06:35 AM
Mike! GREAT buttons!

Please tell us the name of the book with your work in it!

Crazy Woman
09-10-2004, 11:15 AM
Those are waaaay cool! Hummmmm...... gonna have to give buttons a try

Thanks for sharing!