Category: Polymer Clay

July 1 / / Musings

Here is a fun polymer clay technique, especially for packrats who like to keep all their scraps for “someday” or “another project”. It’s called a Stroppel Cane, named for Alice Stroppel, the designer who created the technique. Read the Post Polymer Clay: Stroppel Canes

May 31 / / Crafting

Many people would think it sacrilegious to even consider selling books, but these are not those kind of books. I acquired some crafting books from a friend, and I don’t need them, so I’ll be putting several of them up on eBay. The first set contains¬†ideas for making cute crafts with polymer clay. Here are the links below. Read the Post Books for Sale

June 30 / / Crafting

Well, as you saw in my previous post, I finally managed to finish the Button Bouquet for the wedding. I took several photos of it, to include some detailed shots, and I figured I’d share them with you all (both). If you click on the photos, you’ll get a larger view. You knew that, right? Read the Post Finished Project: Button Bouquet

April 15 / / Crafting

Today’s tutorial is on how to create a button bouquet. Button bouquets have become a fun alternative to fresh flowers, both for weddings and for general decorative purposes. The benefits include the ability to mix and match specific colors and the fact that they don’t wilt. You won’t save money by making a button bouquet over a fresh flower one, but it will last much longer.

I have seen some button bouquets in a single color, a limited number of colors (generally 2 or 3), and a whole rainbow of candy colors. I have even seen several done entirely in sparkly rhinestone buttons. The beauty of this crafting technique is its versatility. You can make it as formal or casual as you like. Read the Post Button Bouquet Tutorial – Part I: Make a Button-Stack Stem

April 14 / / Crafting