8 ounce bag of mixed Kuchi, Turkoman, Waziri and miscellaneous tribal buttons. These buttons are spares, miscellaneous pieces and buttons that may not have matched any of our presorted packets or there were not enough of them to sell together. Wide variety of sizes, designs, metal colors - a few with dangles or jewels. There may be some that have minor flaws - dents, dings, a missing loop here or there, a bit of discoloration, etc. All buttons in packet are loose, none on strings. Use for tribal fusion belly dance costuming or other DIY projects. P
Size: Varies - tiny to XL, 1/4 inch up to 1 inch or so
Materials: Mixed base metals
Metal color: Varies - light, dark, silvery, brassy, patina
Finish: Most are unpolished, a few with bright finish
All loose buttons, none on strings.
All should be useable, but I may have missed a few.
PHOTOS ARE REPRESENTATIVE. Each bag will contain a different variety of buttons.
Tips for using DIY tribal buttons:
Buttons seem to be the one costuming item that puzzles people more than any other! Frequent questions are "How do you get these attached?" and "Do you need a special or curved needle?" And sometimes we even hear "I just can't get them sewn on!" The trick is to do as the tribal people themselves do! The easiest way is to braid some yarn (available in ANY color to match costuming) into a long piece. Then take a piece of cellophane tape and make an aglet (think shoelace end) on one end of the braid. Using the taped end, thread the braided yarn through the shank on the back of the button. Repeat with as many buttons as you need, then sew the braided yarn down in any row or pattern that you like! Another tip that we sometimes use for adding a few individually spaced buttons is to drill a small hole on each side of it and simply sew through the holes. Use a 1/16 inch drill bit and be very careful. Sometimes buttons are thinner metal and holes can be punched with an awl. Of course, if your buttons are already strung on a cord or rolled fabric, you can simply sew the cord down to your costuming project and be done!