Have you ever had trouble finding the perfect buttons? If you sew, knit, or crochet, and are interested in making your own unique buttons for your special projects, or even if you don’t do any of those things, but are looking to get your hands into a new medium, read on.
Starting Monday, I will be hosting a five-week button-making workshop here on this blog. Aimed at beginners with little knowledge of polymer and few clay-related supplies at their disposal, this class will teach you to make all of the buttons pictured above using nothing more than three blocks of polymer clay and a few inexpensive tools.
Oh, and by the way, the class is free 🙂
We will start off very simply, learning the basics of working with clay, and making solid-color buttons. By the last session, we will have a bowl full of coordinating-but-different buttons in your chosen color palette and a variety of patterns.
At the end of each tutorial, you will be invited to post a link to your own blog, flickr, picasa, or what have you, so you can show everyone your interpretation of the lesson. My hope is that these mini galleries at the end of each post will serve as inspiration for everyone, as if we are all sitting at one big table, trying out the techniques together.
Interested? Meet me back here on Monday morning for the first lesson.