I'm going to start off by apologizing for my first video (and my second..third...). I'm new to this...don't have the patience to figure how to edit. I have no lighting or set up...I was home alone (husband took the kids to a picnic) and figured it's now or never!!!
So for my first video I thought I share how I make my famous handmade buttons...you will now see I have no special molds or high tech tools....
just a lipstick cap
crayola marker cap
stamp (Hero Arts)
a metal handle 'thingy' (don't know what it's for but it has texture on it)
Fimo flower mold
Why did I start making buttons??? Well...I started this blog a few years back and living in Croatia scrapbooking materials was impossible to find....even buttons!! Now it's a different story....there's a great selection at our local craft shops and I hope more goodies keep coming! So I went to this store and it was like 4 buttons for $10....no thanks!! That's when I decided to buy some fimo (polymer clay) and make my own.....I have sold sooooooooo many at my Etsy shop...don't have much time now to make and sell but I do add some to the shop every now and then.
Again..sorry...it's not the best video...but you can at least see how I do it! For filming purposes I made the buttons on a work mat but I always make my buttons on foil paper and bake them for around 15 minutes (check the packaging for directions)....once their cooled I like to sand the edges a bit and finish them off with a clear varnish.
If you'd like to win some of my buttons (and Fimo to make your own) pop on over to my youtube channel and leave me a comment there! :)