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Old 07-06-2011, 02:19
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HELP, i can not for the life of me remove those shanks in the back of my plastic rhinestone buttons! any tips??
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Old 07-06-2011, 02:21
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Use floral wire cutter.
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either one of those work good i use floral wire cutters
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i have a button-shank remover ... bought at joanns
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Flush cutters in the jewelry making section
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ok, i have neither one of those tools lol, i was trying to use my pliers... guess i need to make a trip to the hardware store.. thanks!
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ive used wire cutters to get as close as i can, then use a nail file to get that last little bit of annoying leftover off
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I burn thru both sides a little with my woodburner and then pull it off with pliers.
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I burn thru both sides a little with my woodburner and then pull it off with pliers.
great idea, ill try this out tomorrow! thanks
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