I’ve gone bracelet-making crazy!
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Gold and Silver
Fresh from the Oven!
No, they’re not chocolate! They’re polymer clay buttons! Some are shaped from molds and some are molded by hand. (the acorn, the zuni bear, and the mushrooms, for example)
They need sanding and staining and sealing. Coming soon to a bracelet near you!
I baked a batch…
of buttons! The grandkids were in NYC over Thanksgiving, so these are the only things I’ve baked in a long while, unless you count toast! 😄
like crazy this holiday weekend!
These flowers will need to be trimmed down before becoming buttons. I’ll also highlight the details with mica powder before baking.
Another Button Bracelet
Red Button Bracelet
Here’s my craft experiment for today:
Actually, it’s my experiment for yesterday, since it’s well past midnight!
I found these beads in an assortment I ordered from Amazon. I tied them together with 6-strand DMC embroidery floss, my favorite red, #321. I triple knotted them (overhand knots,) and trimmed the ends to fray like an old-fashioned quilt tack. The “tail” of one end, I tied back on itself. The other “tail,” I left long to form a loop. I didn’t want the 6 strands to separate when I used the loop as a fastener, so I braided them. Then, I triple knotted them around my thumb to make the loop (2 overhand knots and one slipknot.) I secured the knots on both ends with a drop of clear nail polish. I am debating if I should dab each of the button knots.
Anyway, I am pretty pleased with it. It sure looks like me since I am crazy about strawberries and red gingham!