I love making my own molds from old vintage buttons and other findings to use with polymer clay. The other day I was rummaging through my large tin of "collectables" and pulled out this old vintage button I had for years. It reminded me of some knitting or twisted yarn. We decided to make a mold from it and then see what it would look like recreated in the clay.
Adding mica powders or antiquing with paint gave it quite a different look than the original piece.
We then decided that it could make a really neat shawl stick so here are a few that we made up.