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Are you a visual learner? If so, check out my latest video for tips on making buttons and button molds. It runs just over 5 minutes, and includes the following:

  • How to use Amazing Mold Putty to make molds from buttons
  • How to use your button molds with polymer clay
  • How to poke button holes
  • How to add button shanks
  • How to use Pearl Ex powders to add a little pizazz to your buttons

And here's a few photos to give you a clearer view:

On a side note, let me just say this video was a real test of my determination! One of my New Year's "goals" (I chose to do the one-word thing instead of resolutions -- but I still set a few goals) was to post at least one video here per month. After a decent amount of prep time, we filmed it 3 days ago (plenty of time, I thought). It was only afterwards that we found out our video camera would no longer output to the computer. We ordered a new cable, which arrived at noon today. Then hubby spent hours figuring out how to get everything to work with the new set-up. On top of all that, I managed to delete an important file & had to start over on that.

Although he's in trouble for getting that song stuck in my head, I think hubby summed it up best when he twittered: "This is the video project that never ends. It just goes on and on my friends..."

Still, it's minutes before midnight on the 31st, and I'm posting my video. I suppose those New Year's goals are still on track!

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Your video is outstanding! I've just found your blog and really enjoy your posts. Thanks!

Thanks, Beth. Just checked out your blog & enjoyed reading about your latest doll project. You're doing a wonderful job bringing her to life!

Hi Beth,
Thank you for the video. Have you ever tried playing around
with cold casting resin in your silicone putty molds? You can create very interesting effects with metal and mica powders which can be polished to give a shiny metallic finish.

Thanks again for the video.

No, I have never tried that, Joseph, but it sounds interesting. Thanks for the tip!

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