Making a Button

I recently had a number of people interested in my button making process. This article outlines the basic process I use.

Button Ring Mandrel

The button ring mandrel is similar to a jewelers bezel mandrel but with a long finished diameter to match the specific internal diameter of the finished button ring. Though a bezel mandrel can definitely be used with sufficient results, these button ring mandrels will give a clean and parallel surface in the internal surface of the button rings.