Jun. 30th, 2011 @ 03:19 pm snaps!
hello, i live in the UK and am looking to buy some more snaps, only problem is that i cant seem to find anywhere within the UK to buy them, the only place i found some was in a local fabric shop but you get about 20 in a packet and they are £2.99 per pack and works out quite expensive, help would be greatly appreciated
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coralredgate :
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From:neonvultures
Date:June 30th, 2011 03:41 pm (UTC)
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Do you want Metal or Plastic snaps?

If you do the Polyresin/Plastic snaps, you will need either a pair of KAM snap pliers or a snap press.

For Metal snaps, you will need a hammer and a snap setter, or there are metal snap pliers.

Let me know and I'll help direct you! Also, Etsy has lots of snaps if you check under the "supplies" section.
From:coralredgate
Date:June 30th, 2011 04:43 pm (UTC)
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ummmm either really, i dont have a lot of money so the initial payment would have to be pretty reasonable, i only get £197 per month as am epileptic and havent managed to find a job to take me yet.
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From:neonvultures
Date:June 30th, 2011 05:00 pm (UTC)
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It's a big initial investment for either way. The metal snaps are expensive on their own. The plastic snaps are inexpensive for the most part, but you'd have to invest in a snap press, or snap pliers, and then the snaps.
From:coralredgate
Date:June 30th, 2011 05:18 pm (UTC)
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i'm not sure which would be best, i would love to start selling pads soon as i have a pattern that just needs a few more adjustments but is my own, i make them from upcycled materials and would love to start earning a little money doing something i love which is making pads, so which are best for selling, plastic or metal and where would i get them from?

thanks
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From:oceansolitude
Date:July 1st, 2011 01:02 am (UTC)
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You can also use buttons, I am not sure if any sellers use them, but I find them to work very well. They are easy to buy, cute, and cheap. I hope you find a good solution.