One of the neatest things I discovered about polymer clay was how you could use it to make buttons. Since I love to sew, buttons are a really great feature as I can make them myself now in an any style or color I wish! When I sew an outfit, I always end up with left-over fabric which I try to use up every piece and create matching accessories such as a handbag or something for my hair. I tend to do the same when working with my clay -- especially if there are left-overs of a favorite cane or decorated sheet I made -- and I will make several accessories such as a necklace, pendant or earrings. Sometimes I will use my left-over pieces to make buttons for a blouse as well, like in the ones shown in the above photo.
I started out making the typical button with holes and then I discovered these button backs from Fire Mountain Gems. Here are some I first covered using left-over cane slices.
This is a shirt I bought for a really good price. I loved the color and how it fit but it came with cheap tacky white buttons.
I replaced the buttons with the ones I just made and what a difference it makes! Now I have my own designer blouse and of course some accessories I have made to go with it which I will show you in my next post.