Thursday, February 26, 2009

Polymer Clay Buttons

I made a batch of polymer clay buttons for Horizons using my "Posie" motif. By pure coincidence I was invited to send some buttons to Diana Sanderson's beautiful Silk Weaving Studio on Granville Island in Vancouver, so I did a bit of consumer testing. I sewed one on a piece of scrap fabric and put it in a heavy duty wash and dry laundry session with some jeans- polymer clay is so durable- the button came through beautifully!
These buttons are big and chunky with large holes for yarn. I think they'll look great on thick snuggly sweaters or hats. Sort of makes me want to take up knitting.....


  1. I love the texture. Can you share about the crackle effect? Is this an after treatment to baking, or is this something you do beforehand?

  2. These are gorgeous! They have a luminous glow to them. Maybe it was your mention of the silk weaving studio, but I immediately picture them against a hand painted silk tunic.

  3. I LOVE your buttons. They're so organic in shape and brilliant in colour. Beautiful!



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