Hello Button makers and loyal Blog readers! A few months back we launched a brand new website chock full of improvements and filled with lots of useful information. One of the goals we have for the new site is to have all ABM related content under one roof.
This week we are pleased to announce that The Button Blog can now be found on our main website www.AmericanButtonMachines.com bringing us one step closer to accomplishing that goal.
If you like keeping up with the latest goings on in the button industry, reading about the newest accessories available, learning the tips and tricks of the trade, you can have the Button Blog delivered directly to your email address each week. To do so just sign up for the RSS feeds at the bottom of the blog page.
Next week we’re back to our regular content when we bring you lots of very informative Button Making Facts.
Until next time, Happy Button Making!
By Brighid Brown, Director of Blogging and All Things Cool at ABM
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Making a mirror back button using a favorite photo or fabric is fun and very easy to do! You might have heard them referred to before as a pocket mirror or purse mirror. Our complete mirror button sets include everything you need to make a mirror back button, Mylar, Front Shell, Collet Back, Mirror Shim and Genuine Glass Mirror.
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Where can I find one button machine that makes different size buttons? That’s a questions we get asked almost on a daily basis; sometimes twice in one day. So why don’t we just make one? There are actually a few very good reasons. Allow me to share with you some quality insider information. Continue reading →
Last week I offered several suggestions for putting your Metal Craft Punch to good use. This nifty little gadget is so versatile that I couldn’t fit all of my ideas in one post. So I’m back again this week with a couple more ideas.
Hey Button Makers! I have exciting news to report about our new website. Did you know you can now post a product review directly to the website? To get you started, everyone can earn 250 free ABM Reward Points until the end of the month!