Wow, what happened to my day?
My big sister came for an afternoon visit & plans shifted. Two weeks ago she & I had started talking about creating ceramic buttons. We found some sweet hand made ones at the new yarn shop in Corvallis. I said “We can make those and have Kirsten (her daughter) come down from Portland! A craft day!” Figuring out everything is still in the works. When she stopped by today, I pulled out a little clay, flopped out a slab, pulled some stamps out and started making samples. I really haven’t thought about what is required in creating buttons. What size/shape do we want? What will they be sewn to? Will they actually be sturdy enough? How thick should they be before drying & firing? After playing around a bit I determined another trip to Georgie’s for a small circle cutter might be necessary or raid the kitchen drawers for a cookie cutter yet again. More to figure…. When Kim & Kirsten really do meet up at my home, I’ll probably have a few examples to show them. Another fun chance to share arts & crafts with people I love.
I did manage to work on a 5″x 5″ Trillium print during the morning. The original image was taken last spring & I’m not certain which type of Trillium it might be. Hoping to finish it tomorrow.
Where did that serious focus go? Guess there’s always Tuesday!
5 thoughts on “Buttons & Trillium”
Smooth bodied clay… Most of the buttons and necklaces I see made from clay are much too rough on the backside for my taste. If the clay is too rough it could stress the fabric it is buttoning.
Good suggestion. I’m still working in White Salmon, very close to a porcelain & mid-range firing. I’m guessing the full button surface needs to be glazed to keep things smooth…
Have to head up to Portland on Friday. Is there something I could pick up for you from Georgies, or do you need to wade through their bins.
wow..love this! It fits what I try to sew on my bags (I have another business called CreationsByBG and I sew bags of all kinds with buttons and ribbons
I’m still working on the buttons. If some turn out, I’ll post them on my etsy site for sale. Glad you made a trip to Albany. It has a lovely little historic downtown section and great possibilities!
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