This past Sunday, I decided to put down the yarn for a while and make some heart shaped buttons! I’m still new to the world of polymer clay and wanted to try a fun, polka-dot design. I think they turned out pretty well! Keep reading to see a video of me making them.
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I don’t like to waste, so after I made the polka dot hearts, I mushed the scraps together to make some swirly hearts. When I couldn’t get any more hearts out of what was left, I managed a couple of round buttons. Finally, with the last tiny scrap, I made a bead.
Be sure to follow the package instructions for your clay carefully. If you cook at too high of a heat or for too long, you can burn it, which can release some nasty chemicals as the clay breaks down. It’s also important to let it cool completely before trying to touch the pieces. They’re really hot when they first come out.
Watch How I Made Them:
This video is sped up a lot – between 3-6 times normal speed for most parts. The actual process, not counting cooking, took me about 20-30 minutes.
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Happy Valentine’s Day!