This week I was making faces! : ) Many different faces. These are my Freeform Picasso-esque buttons. Those shown are made as pendants and cabs. I love making these! They are freeform, no mold used, and I get to make a different shape every time and draw faces on the clay . I use a six color palette and all 6 colors are each button. The great thing about making your own pendants is you can put as many holes or loops as you would like so you can add dangly things or appendages.
I think these would be funny with little legs and arms hanging from them! Or use them on an art doll.
I was also being far out and groovy this week! There are 60 Tie Dye buttons in that pile o’buttons! This batch turned out exceptionally well.
It’s one of those, “you’ve amazed yourself at what came out of the kiln”…
…or “damn I’m good!”
The Tie Dye buttons are very arduous to make but the results are amazing and well worth it.
My last Studio Saturday Post I showed you the Decorative Scissors Tips I was working on. They were in the greenware stage and unglazed. These turned out great! I need to make all the chains for each them.
A few of our readers asked “what was the purpose of these?” You know those little stork scissors stitchers/knitters use? You put the tip of your scissors in the end and attach the chain with the clasp to the end of your scissors. Your scissors stand out from everyone else’s when you are group stitching/knitting. Also you won’t stab yourself when you stick your hand into your bag.
The prize this week is one of the Tie Dye Buttons pictured above.
This weeks Studio Saturday question is…What you would do with this button if you were the winner?
Design something around it? Put it on the perfect jacket?
Sew it onto a groovy bag? Stare at it till your eyes went wangy?