This video came up in a few of my feeds this morning.
The static instruction page is here.
I really like to see easy ways to avoid buying specialized hardware, especially when the specialization of the hardware leads to repetitive, homogenized products.
Recently, I started playing with a (traditional) button-press that i got off craigslist. It is a lot of fun, and people like buttons (and pins, magnets, keychains, zipper-pulls)… but each different size/shape requires a different die, shells, backers, etc… and they all come out looking the same. That’s great for repeatability, but not so much for originality.
Safety pins are a great start. What other hardware might be incorporated in a similar way to make unique items?