Thursday, January 12, 2012

Sculpey Name Tag

The old and the new
Name tags are becoming more popular at contra dances lately.  I have one I made years ago.  It has a plastic loop and snap on the back, which is handy to hold my NEFFA ticket.  I don't use it very often.  It clips easily to a tank top, but not so well to a T-shirt.  The clip and the loop is kind of bulky as well.

I wanted something new and different.  I also wanted to try something that would attach with a magnet, like the new Rehoboth name tags.  And I wanted to make it myself.

I used an old button as a base, having removed the original coating and the pin.  I'm not sure where the inspiration for flowers came from.  It needed something; my name by itself seemed rather bland.

I like how it turned out.  It's not small, so it should be easy to read during a dance.  I wonder how well it will stay on.  Magnets don't pull on fabric like pins do, but can be knocked loose by a blow.   I have some strong magnets, but contra dancing is often a contact sport!  I'll try it out on Friday night at the Rehoboth dance.

1 comment :

  1. LOL Love this idea Sally...hope it works out!


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