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Button resources

NansiM | Posted in Fabric and Trim on

Does anyone have a good resource for Chines coin buttons?  I’m looking for something 5/8″ – 3/4″ in an antique gold or brass finish.  they will go on men’s vests for a wedding party to coordinate with the Oriental themed dresses the girls will be wearing.  I know I’ve seen them used in a past Threads article for unusual closures-maybe a Loes Hinse feature, or Lois or Diane Ericson kind of thing?

Thanks for any help, girls.

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  1. Crish | | #1

    Head for your nearest Oriental market.  While their primary function may be to distribute huge bags of rice and really fresh bok choy, most carry other gift or party items.  I have purchased rolls of Chinese coins (just like a roll of nickels from the bank) for a couple dollars.  They may be reproductions but have good weight and to my eye they looked right - antiquey bronze metal with square hole and oriental characters.  These with a monkey paw or Chinese knot made of your fabrics or rattail cord would make great looking closures.

    1. NansiM | | #2

      I like your idea!  I'll have to see what's available in my area-R.I.  Thanks!

  2. enidshapiro | | #3

    You can contact "Just Buttons" in New York.  They have everything.

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