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Thursday, March 4, 2010

All Buttoned Up with Handmade Buttons, part 2

button organizer

I am crazy about buttons, they are just so cute! Yesterday I blogged about my handmade polymer clay buttons and here's part two. I mentioned that I'm going to paint & glaze some of them to use as jewelry pieces (pendants, pins & rings). Today I found the correct glaze to use with polymer clay. I did some research online and found out that Varathane Diamond Polyurethane is one of the best glazes to use on polymer clay. Other glazes can eat away at the clay and cause the surface of the clay to become sticky.

pink metallic polymer clay buttons

Here are a few of the buttons I painted with some metallic silver, white & black paints.

gold polymer clay buttons

Here are some unpainted gold buttons I made.

polymer clay button collage
And here's a photo collage I made with some of my button photos! :-)

Hand-made Buttons!

click here to learn more about polymer clay glaze

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