Thursday, April 8, 2010

Polymer Clay Buttons to Beads

I'm still slogging around in my basement. The cleaning is slow moving as I keep finding things that distract me. My latest find was a box of large coat buttons, many with attractive designs.

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I like the pattern on this button, it is simple but very attractive. I was running scrap clay through the pasta machine and liked the copper look so I used it to make a couple tiles.

This large coat button has lots of texture so I used it to make the hollow pendant.

In between playing with clay, cleaning the basement (actually I'm making a big mess down there) and doing a little yard work I made a few wire doodads.
I made a necklace using one of the "copper" tiles and the blue wire doodad strung on dark blue waxed cotton cord. I have dozens of large buttons with fun designs, good thing I saved them, right?


  1. Good thing indeed! I love them

  2. Such neat designs. I think the "copper" tile with the blue wire doodad is really nice and so unusual. Your name came up recently in a conversation about talented and innovative clayers who think outside the box whose work we like and I thought you'd like to know!

  3. I love both of the buttons you used for the textures. color me jealous. Your creations are awesome!

  4. Thank you Gayle

    Thank you Anita, it's good to know other artists appreciate my work, keeps the creative juices flowing.

    Thank you Kathi, I'm glad you like them.

  5. What a nice thing to say, thank you Ginger.

  6. I *love* the texture across the pattern on that donut, BJ. Very subtle and sophisticated.