Buttons are a very popular choice for polymer clay, they are fairly easy to make and very little can go wrong.
You will need: Polymer clay
Cutter (bottle cap, or something round to cut the shape with)
A coin or a paperclip.
Step 1: Roll a log of clay to a 8mm length and cut it into equal lengths.
Step 2; Roll the cut pieces into balls and press onto your clean surface.
Step 3: Press the balls down so that they become flat. You may wish to use a board or a book so that they clay is pressed evenly.
Step 4: Cut the shapes using the cutter you have.
Step 5: Make an indentation in the centre of the button using the coin or paperclip. What you use will depend on the effect you want.
Step 6: Pierce holes in the appropriate place using the needle.
Step 7: Bake in the oven for 20-30 minutes at 130 degrees C
A beautiful marbled effect can be created by using two or more colour to make the same button.
You will need: Polymer clay in the colours of your choice
Coin or paperclip
Step 1: Roll 3mm logs of your chosen colours (you can use as many as you want but for this example I will use 2)
Step 2: Roll these logs together until you have a thinner log. Fold this in half and roll again.
Step 3: continue this until you have the desired marbled effect.
Step 4: Cut the new log into equal lengths and roll again to make it longer,curl it round to form a loop.
Step 5: Press down on the loop (again, you may want to use a book to ensure it is even) and mold the clay so it is as round as possible.
Step 6: Make the indentation with the coin or paperclip and pierce the holes with the needle.