tvethiopia wrote: »
got my buttons in the mail yesterday and i'm super happy with them! i got mine a little smaller than standard because i just like 1" buttons and i think i could more easily find non-pax uses for any leftovers. yay for east buttoneering!
psychopez wrote: »
So if there is enough interest I'll run and organize the post pax swap. If you have left covers send them to me and a list of the ones you're missing and I'll match them up and send your sets.
It sounds like a bunch of folks are empty, so I don't know if there's demand for this, but if there is, I'll do it.
Xanie wrote: »
Hi, um, this may not be the place for this, but I'm interested in becoming a buttoneer. I managed to collect quite a few freebies this year (mostly from exhibitors), and added them to my pin scarf - but I'd like to make my own for PAX East 2014. I was just wondering if anyone had any suggestions as to where to start, how to use templates, and what sites are cheapest, and might still ship to Canada? >: I'm really sorry if this isn't the right place.
I don't need to be sent any buttons in return. For me, the buttons are a reminder of who I met, so I don't intend to round out my own collection. I just want to help other people with their own collections.
If there's serious interest in the mail-in button swap I still have like 65 of mine left and can mail in. Otherwise, I'll keep them as reserve/sekrit/bonus buttons for Prime and trade then.
Was much harder to find people in the BCEC, I think I only ran into 10ish buttoneers tops.
PM me with the message name Pax East Button Swap, and either a list of any buttons that you have preference for, or just all (being you'll get one of what ever everyone else sends). You'll have until, oh, next Friday (4/26/2013) to do so. I'll send out my mailing information at that point, and you can then send your buttons here to Da Burgh.
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Welcome! I try to cover a lot of information in the OP here and the FAQ on the Buttoneering site.
To answer your questions specifically:
- For ordering buttons, we usually suggest PureButtons as they have been excellent to work with and have great prices.
- Templates vary based on who you choose to make your buttons, however PureButtons' templates have instructions on them. Generally the idea is you have a "safe zone" and a "bleed area". The "safe zone" is where the focus of your artwork goes, and it will be on the face of the button. The "bleed" is the part that wraps around to the back of the button...while it won't be perfectly legible or visible, you should still have something there to cover up the paper (unless you have a white button, of course!). When using a template that has layers, make sure that the guidelines are NOT visible on top of your artwork, or they'll get printed on the button.
- International shipping is definitely an option, however it can get a bit pricey. Luckily there are a couple workarounds for that. Often other buttoneers who live in the US will volunteer to receive shipments on your behalf, which they can then give you at PAX. Something some people have done (but due to timing I don't necessarily suggest it) is ship them to the hotel they will be staying at. Hotels will often hold packages for you if you let them know they're coming. Finally, I'm sure there's a Canadian button making shop that can ship more cheaply...we should probably figure that out one of these years.
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