Clay buttons

Button 1

Polymer clay button For this button, I started off by making a partially-done swirly lentil bead. I then rolled a thin strand of dark green clay, cut it into 6 equal pieces, and arranged them on the bead by gently pressing them onto it. I then continued to swirl the bead until the green strands, in the center, merged a bit with the green of the main bead. I then poked holes before I baked it.

I like how the strands are very distinct at the edges of the button, and grow less distinct as they near the center.

Button 2

Polymer clay button For this button, I used a cane that I made. I started off by making a marbled medallion from cream and brown colors. (And realized how easy marbling is! ;) ) I then cut two slices from the cane, and arranged them on the medallion for a more or less organic look. I rolled and pressed the medallion enough to make the cane surfaces lie at the same level as the medallion. I then poked holes before I baked it.

As for this button, the look is what wins me over!

These buttons are so much fun to make — and so many possibilities, too — that at this rate, I think we’re gonna end up with too many buttons and too few items to use them in. What can I say, one can never have too many buttons, right? šŸ˜‰

6 thoughts on “Clay buttons

    1. Yeah that’s one item I can use them on. I’ll either have to make a few similar ones, or make do with just one button per jumper. Both choices are tricky! (At least right now.) šŸ˜€

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    1. Oh thank you, E.C.! They’re definitely so much fun. šŸ˜ I’ve bought some new clay and molds now so I’ll probably also try to make other items in between making buttons. ā˜ŗ

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