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Help! We are on the finishing stages of a wool coat for my son. He purchased buttons online from an anime company. Oddly enough, the buttons appear to have a top dome, but no shank. There are two long prongs where I would expect the shank. (Just like brass brads except slightly thicker)
Any ideas as to how these attach??? Are they supposed to mount to a shank? Are they just decorative?


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    Jan 29, 2014, 01.03 AMby jenss-1

    I haven’t seen these, but is it possible that there is a base or something that the prongs are designed to fit into? I’m thinking of buttons that have a dome top, but then they are glued to another button – so it looks like the dome has a round frame. Just a guess.

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      Jan 29, 2014, 02.58 AMby cmlandon

      I have been searching the web for some such thing… of course, not knowing what it is called or if it exists makes digging challenging! I’m open to ideas!

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    Jan 29, 2014, 05.42 PMby jenss-1

    Do the prongs bend? If the do, maybe the dome could be attached like stud to the top of a covered button? Or, if it’s possible to punch slots into the metal shank part of a covered button kit, maybe the dome could be attached in that way? Good luck!

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    Jan 29, 2014, 06.13 PMby bjr99

    Could you post a photo of the buttons?

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