Tuesday, March 01, 2011

Tutorial Tuesday - How to make Polymer Clay Buttons

Have you ever had trouble finding the perfect buttons? If you sew, knit, or crochet, and are interested in making your own unique buttons for your special projects, or even if you don’t do any of those things, but are looking to get your hands into a new medium, read on.

Lisa Clarke from Polka Dot Cottage is currently doing a fabulous 5 week button making workshop on her blog. Aimed at beginners with little knowledge of polymer and few clay-related supplies at their disposal, her classes will teach you to make all of the buttons pictured above, using nothing more than three blocks of polymer clay and a few inexpensive tools.

Lesson 1: Beginner Button Class - Making & Baking Your First Button
Find the tutorial here

Lesson 2: Beginner Button Class - Striped Snail Shell Buttons
Find the tutorial here

Lesson 3: Beginner Button Class - Asymmetrical Striped Buttons
Find the tutorial here

The tutorials are clearly explained & well photographed, so much so, that you can't fail to go wrong! Lisa also has a gallery set up, so you can show-off any of the buttons that you make. She still has 2 more workshop coming up, so don't forget to subscribe to her feed - now I'm just off to find some polymer...


  1. Thanks so much for spreading the word! I look forward to seeing what you make :-)

  2. This is fantastic! I have been planning on making some polymer clay buttons myself but have not had the time yet. I will definitely be checking out the tutorials. Thanks for sharing!

  3. Yay! I have been asked to bring a bead as a gift for my friend's pregnancy blessing so that she can make a necklace of strength for her labour... I am going to make her a button!!!! Thanks so much!



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