I think of making a lot of things, but one thing I never think about making is buttons. However, buttons are one of the easiest and most effective embellishments. Here is a short tutorial on making a polymer clay button. It's just an example of a button you can make. You can choose any shape, size, and color button that you like!:
1) Roll out the silver polymer clay until it is about 1/8" thick. Use a round shape to cut a 1¼" circle.
2) Add texture to the outer rim of the button as desired.
3) Use a toothpick to make the buttonholes.
3) Bake following manufacturer's instructions.
4) When cool, smooth the edges with a nail file.
5) Coat the top and sides with silver acrylic paint. Let dry.
6) Coat again with a thick, clear acrylic glaze to protect the button. Let dry.
You can use these buttons to adorn everything from garments to bags to slippers! For lots more projects with pretty embellishments, check out the Spring 2013 Pattern Downloads, now available in the Sew Daily Shop, with everything from spa items, yoga projects, garden goodies, and more!
Are you a button lover? I just can't get enough of them and can go on and on about my favorite buttons, especially vintage. Tell me the stories of your favorite button love stories!