One thing about polymer clay is that once you are hooked, you start looking in all sorts of places for items you can use as tools or for adding textures. Several years ago I found this toothbrush holder and decided to use it on my table to hold some of my clay tools. I was staring at it one day and wanted to see if I could replicate the pattern so played around and made a texture sheet from clay.
I was using it to make some of my textured tube beads like the ones below.
Now, several years later, I decided to pull out my texture sheet and see how it would look as a button. "Antiquing" them with paints gives them a carved wood or tooled leather appearance.
I love the rich brown color of these but was thinking of experimenting with other colors. Then I had a request from Donna's Yarn & Craft to match the teal blue color of this skein of yarn for a sweater that Elsie, Donna's mom and store partner, is knitting.
I really love this color and got carried away with making extra buttons in a variety of shapes and styles.