Hand-made Buttons!

Handmade buttons

I’m a lover and collector of buttons. Recently I made my very own buttons with polymer clay. The first day I started to make them I was hooked on creating them. The pic above shows some of the buttons I have made. I’d like to hand-paint some of them to highlight some of the details. Also, I would like to put a shiny gloss-like glaze on them to highlight the details and to make them look finished. Today I’ve been trying to research a little on what type of glaze to use on Polymer clay. Yikes, there is way too much info to read and then there are always links to other links and then I get side-tracked from my original plan of finding out about glazes. Ever happen to you? I really need to force myself to stay focused on the task on hand. Speaking of “focus”! I’d like to make some of my hand-made buttons into pendants for necklaces and maybe make some of them into brooches and magnets.

Here are links to some of the poly clay sites I came across, if you’re interested in visiting them.

Glass Attic – “The Polymer Clay Encyclopedia”

Sky Grazer Designs – Polymer Clay Link Index

Desiree’s Desired Creations – How to Make a Better Buffing Wheel

Poly Clay – Varathane Diamond Polyurethane

Caution! Tons of info on polymer clay. Thanks to the forums at Etsy, I was able to find the sites listed above along with other polymer clay info. Another site I came across was, Sunni’s Online Sales Links, and it gave a list of links for online sellers. I just skimmed it over. There is a link to a page all about improving your page rank for your site. I clicked on the link and there is a lot of info to take in. One of these days I hope to improve my page rank, which ultimately means working on my site to improve it. There never seems to be enough time to get all of this done. Ugh!

Okay, I better stop my rambling on. Talk to you later. 🙂

About christine

A watercolor and sculpture artist and avid crafter/designer. Working creatively with my hands is what gives me joy and contentment and makes me want to get up in the morning.
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5 Responses to Hand-made Buttons!

  1. Renee says:

    omg..they are so cute!!! I love them. They would be amazing for scrapbooking!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. Christine says:

    Thanks, Renee! 🙂

  3. Kat says:

    Love the buttons!!

    Kat
    The Musical Kitten

  4. Hazelnut Cove says:

    Wow! These are amazing! I can't believe you've just started this – they look like you've been making them all your life. I've never tried anything with clay but you've got my interest piqued. 🙂

    PS – I've given you the One Lovely Blog award. 🙂 You can pick it up at my 07/09/09 blog post. Congrats!

  5. Christine says:

    Thanks, Kat & Hazelnut Cove!

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