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Beginner Button Class – Taking it to the next level

I hope by now you are running your fingers through a big bowl of buttons you made yourself!  I also hope you have enjoyed learning a little bit about polymer clay. Some of you have asked questions about the process I use to make the buttons I sell.  While it is beyond the scope of […]

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Beginner Button Class – Using your leftover scrap clay

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 […]

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Beginner Button Class – Polka Dot Focal Buttons

[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 […]

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Beginner Button Class – Asymmetrical Stripe 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 […]

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Beginner Button Class – Striped Snail Shells

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 […]

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Beginner Button Class – Making and Baking Your First Button

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 […]

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Beginner Button Class

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 […]

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