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Tie Tack Backs, Scatter Pins, Butterfly Clutches

Chris Hadden

Seems like it would be a simple thing to order a tie tack back, but there are issues to consider. We have only two components, the nail or tac and the clutch. The tack has the head or disk which is available in several diameters. 10mm is the most common but you can also get them in 4mm. If your gluing them a 4mm head is almost always too small to adhere well. The 4mm size is often soldered or maybe just used through a ribbon.  There are also tacks with a small prong on the head, this is used...

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Button Shanks, Button Covers

Chris Hadden

Button Shanks are meant to be glued or soldered on to an item, turning that item into an actual button or a decorative finding that can be sewn in place. For example, you may think that one of our cameos would make a nice button. You could glue one of the shanks to it and attach that to a sweater. You can use anything that is size appropriate. You could use semi precious stones. I have people who are glass artists buy the shanks to make glass buttons and also button collectors to repair or refurbish an antique button.  The...

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Bar Pins, Pin Findings, Brooch Pins

Chris Hadden

The quality of various bar pins, is an issue that we have gone round and round on with suppliers and customers. They all lokk the same but let me just make a few observations.  Starting at  very inexpensive pins that are  made from just a bent piece of metal. Something like you see on a paper name tag. These are generally sold under the moniker "easy lock" as they do not have the safety catch. They are indeed easy..... but can open unexpectedly at times.  Moving up to a pin with an actual clasp we can still find extremely cheap...

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