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Looking for ornate gold buttons in three sizes
same style one each
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Date: 10/11/13 2:28 PM

Well I am making Hot patterns jacket and have been looking forever to find three, different sizes all same style lovely ornate gold buttons.
largest 1,5" or 1 1/8, next two progressively smaller sizes say 7/8" and 5/8"
Sooooo many nice buttons but only in TWO sizes
DUH !
Surely some are in three ??
Anybody know other places to look?
Thanks so much

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Date: 10/11/13 2:30 PM

Thrift and vintage stores!
The vintage often have a bunch down the back, then smaller at the wrists and throat.
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Date: 10/11/13 3:52 PM

Britex has some in 3 sizes. Britex

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Date: 10/12/13 11:57 AM

I would contact Sawyer Brook or Apple Annie Fabrics. They both have an extensive collection of buttons not found on their website.

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Date: 10/12/13 5:57 PM

Thanks Patty I did see some but not much variation in sizing. I wonder why they have sizes so close...1inch and next down 7/8"
I will keep looking

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Date: 10/12/13 6:03 PM

Thanks Anne, I will contact them directly as websites didnt really have anything.
Since jacket uses snaps , buttons are decorative , if its impossible to find three I was crazy to think hmmmm maybe 3 different size brooches, those vintage antique looking gold ornate ones...similar enough to "go" together
Key for the buttons is gold and ornate.
Sigh I have seen some LOVELY 1.5 inch ones.....but to find matching 1.25'' and 1"

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Date: 10/12/13 6:54 PM

You know, you could always make some. That way you could have complete control over the sizes.
I have seen some interesting pieces in the jewelry-making aisle at JoAnns that would make really cool buttons.

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Date: 10/13/13 0:51 AM

Try the Button Emporium in Portland, Oregon. They have a small website at Button Emporium. Most of their inventory is not on the website so call and they will help you.

Patricia

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Date: 10/13/13 12:50 PM

Thanks Patricia I'll call Monday

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