Right after the holidays, I popped a button off of my peacoat and lost it. I didn't want to repair the coat with a mismatched button, so I decided to make some sea glass buttons instead.
I found sea glass hard to photograph against the white background, so I am using red fused glass cabochons for this instructable. The directions for sea glass are exactly the same.
I created this instructable for the Sew Useful Contest. You can find the accompanying Etsy listing here.
Step 1: You will need...
- Glass cabochons (if you don't have access to sea glass or shells you can buy artisan cabochons)
- Drill with Flex-Shaft attachment and 1/16" and 1/32" collets (available at Lowe's, Home Depot, etc)
- Carabineer Clip
- Crystalite Triple Ripple diamond drill bits, .75 - 2.1 mm (made by Abrasive Technology, Inc.)
- Shallow plastic bowl
- Safety goggles
- Ear plugs (if you have sensitive ears)