Archive for polymer clay
Remember waaaaaay back in October when I showed you how to make buttons to match your tweed sweaters? Well, I’m back, as promised, to show you what to do if your yarn is of the heathered variety. Many of the steps are the same for the two types, so I will refer you back to [...]continue reading "Yarny Buttons: Heathered"
If you’ve been reading along here in the past week, you’ll know that I made these woven tweedy buttons to match my tweedy sweater. Want to make some of your own? Read on! [A note about tools: If you are brand new to polymer clay, you should still be able to do this technique, however [...]continue reading "Yarny Buttons: Tweed"
So here we are at Week Five. We’ve learned how to make four different types of buttons, and we have a small pile of “scrap” clay leftover from the last two lessons. Today I’ll show you how to use techniques we’ve learned in class to turn those scraps into a nice little pile of bonus [...]continue reading "Beginner Button Class – Using your leftover scrap clay"
[Sorry I'm late with this lesson - the stomach bug got me. Let's hope I've manage to be coherent with this through the last remnants of my fever!] I hope you enjoyed making the Assymetrical Stripe Buttons last week. Be sure to go back and check the comments and galleries on the previous lessons, because [...]continue reading "Beginner Button Class – Polka Dot Focal Buttons"
So how was Lesson Two of the Beginner Button Class for you? There weren’t very many comments or additions to the gallery. Don’t be shy! If you have questions, please ask them. And if you make the buttons, please show them off! The galleries will remain open for at least a month after the lessons [...]continue reading "Beginner Button Class – Asymmetrical Stripe Buttons"
Welcome back to the Beginner Button Class! I hope you were able to complete Lesson One without too much trouble. Have you been taking advantage of the gallery at the end of the post? Add your own buttons. Visit your classmates who have added theirs, and add a comment of support on their blogs. For [...]continue reading "Beginner Button Class – Striped Snail Shells"
Welcome to the Beginner Button Class! For this first lesson, we will discuss how to prepare polymer clay for use, how to make a 1/2-inch solid-color button, and how to properly bake it. We’ll be making six buttons, two in each of three colors. Supplies + Tools 3 packages of Premo! Sculpey polymer clay in [...]continue reading "Beginner Button Class – Making and Baking Your First Button"
Ever since my sons were tiny, I’ve had an interest in photo crafts, and have found many objects to decorate with their photogenic little faces. A few years ago I had the urge to branch out a bit and include other family members. The result is this set of Family Tree Magnets. I chose to [...]continue reading "Family Tree Magnets"
Let’s face it – school colors are useful for distinguishing one football team from another on the field, but they can be a bit garish. If you want to show your school spirit, but in a more subtle way, try this cane. It features your two school colors and every hue in between in a [...]continue reading "School Spirit Cane"
This pattern imitates the look of three raffia ribbons woven together. I’ve made it in several color combinations, and they all look really nice. I am particularly fond of the results when I start with 3 very dark colors and blend them with white – the more contrast between the three main colors and the [...]continue reading "The Weave Cane"