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Yarny Buttons Polymer Clay Tutorial


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Special knit and crocheted projects deserve special buttons, and sometimes the best fasteners are the ones that fade quietly - and artfully - into the background of the garment. What better way to procure unique sweater-matching buttons than to make them yourself? TOPICS COVERED: How to mix polymer clay to create the colors that will match your yarn How to mimic the look of tweed in clay How to mimic the look of heathered yarn in clay How to mimic the look of variegated yarn in clay How to make a partial blend of 2 colors How to make a 3-part Skinner blend (a seamless gradation of 3 colors) How to weave strips of clay into a fully-woven sheet How to form a button shape How to give your buttons a nice professional finish BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY Basic polymer clay skills: conditioning, rolling, cutting. Rudimentary understanding of the Skinner Blend and of weaving strips is helpful but not necessary.

Recommended with this pattern

  • Polymer clay in various colors
  • Pasta machine or other rolling tool
  • Clay blade or other cutting tool

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Polka Dot Cottage {at craftsy}
Polka Dot Cottage {at craftsy}
I am a polymer clay artist turned fiber addict. I can often be found at Polka Dot Cottage (, writing about my adventures in polymer, fabric, yarn, photography, and everyday life. I live in New Jersey with my husband, two sons, and entirely too many craft supplies.

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