This is a blog for people who love handmade things. You will find discussions, tips, tricks, and tutorials on a wide range of topics, including (but not limited to) the following: knitting, beading, polymer clay, jewellery making, quilting, sewing, drawing, and needle felting.
I have been super busy lately with a course I'm taking (medical transcription), so I have had less time to work on art and crafts. However, as I have said before, I always find time to knit.
This is my latest finished sweater.
I used the Harwood pattern by Sarah Hatton from Fresh Fashion Knits. I love this sweater! It was really fun to knit, and it turned out exactly like I hoped it would.
The sweater in the book has unique buttons. I used their shape for inspiration and made my own buttons out of polymer clay.
I made a cane out of burgundy clay wrapped with a thin layer of black. I reduced, cut, and reassembled the cane many times until I had a complex cane made up of many amorphous shapes. I used scrap clay to make the bead forms and then covered them with thin slices of the cane. After baking the buttons, I sanded them and then polished them with a piece of old denim.
I'm pleased with the way these turned out. I will definitely make more buttons in the future.