|Canes - long rolls of polymer clay set in patterns|
|One of many boxes of canes - waiting!|
This week my attention span was just long enough to take a few of the canes and put them together in new ways and make some beads and buttons. The color choices were blacks, gray, white and a little rusty red wrapped in thin black casings. The canes needed a little massaging to activate the clay since they were older.
The buttons are 1/8" slices with the pattern going through the button. Be sure and notice the color change from the unfired clay to the fired clay. I try to make a couple of sizes of each pattern.
I usually make just a few buttons at a time and I make 3,5 or 7 beads depending on how I'm feeling or if I have something in mind for a finished product.
I derive a lot of pleasure from the colors, patterns and shapes when making buttons and beads and love the instant gratification I get from polymer!
link to buttons: https://img0.etsystatic.com/125/0/6037243/il_570xN.854582928_mk1y.jpg