Beginner Button Class

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Beginner Button Class Pattern


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Skill Level:

little skill level requirement Novice

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • None! Absolute beginners are welcome.

Pattern Description:

Learn to make five types of buttons while also learning your way around polymer clay. All of these buttons can be made with the simplest of tools, many of them found around your house!


selecting proper tools
preparing clay for use
simple one-color buttons
striped snail buttons
asymmetrical stripe buttons
polka dot focal buttons
scrap clay buttons
baking your finished pieces
a selection of hints, tips, and links


The Beginner Button Class is fully-illustrated and available in a 21-page PDF format.


The instructions for this project are available for free through a series of posts on my blog. What you get for your $4.99 here, is a handy ebook version that you can take with you on your favorite mobile device. And you get my sincere thanks for your support!


  • 3 packages of polymer clay in your choice of colors.
  • Clay blade, craft knife, or old kitchen knife
  • Medium size metal knitting needle
  • Work surface, like a ceramic tile
  • Oven (regular, convection or toaster)
  • Round cookie/pastry cutters
  • Brayer, acrylic rod, or old straight-sided drinking glass
  • Plastic wrap

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