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« on: September 30, 2005 11:34:42 AM »

Anyone know where to get skull shaped buttons??

thanks  Grin

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« Reply #1 on: September 30, 2005 12:54:09 PM »


I googled it. This was on the first page...
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« Reply #2 on: September 30, 2005 12:55:51 PM »

Haha, those are cute, with the "sew through nose holes"
Check your local craft store too, sometimes around halloween they get stuff like that in.

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« Reply #3 on: October 07, 2005 11:34:43 AM »

you could always make some out of Fimo, or similar type products...then you can get the exact ones you need....you could also make extras and sell them to me!!!!
« Reply #4 on: October 07, 2005 08:26:02 PM »

Hum...what is Fimo?? Huh and where would I get this Fimo?  Tongue

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« Reply #5 on: October 08, 2005 06:27:28 AM »

Fimo is the brand name for polymer clay in the UK.I believe it's called Sculpey in the US.It's pretty easy to get hold of,either by ordering online or going to art and crafts shops,etc.

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« Reply #6 on: October 08, 2005 01:20:31 PM »

Oh you can definitely make buttons from polymer clay, and you can make them just about any shape or style (including skulls)  Grin

First, "polymer" clay is an oil-based clay (not water-based like air dry clay or mud based like earthen clay), which is "cured" by baking in an ordinary oven (or toaster oven), generally for 20-30 min at 265-275 degrees F (130-135 C).  It never "dries out." 
(btw, "modeling" clay like kids use is also an oil-based clay but different because it has wax added to it and will just melt if you try to bake it.)

The main polymer clay brands you're likely to run across in craft stores in the U.S. and Canada (or online) are:
...the Sculpeys (bulk boxed white or terra cotta Sculpey, boxed flesh-colored SuperSculpey, and 2 oz bars of colored Sculpey III)
...the Fimos (FimoClassic and FimoSoft) (manufactured by Eberhard Faber)
...Premo (also manufactured by the Polyform Co....called "Premo! Sculpey" only by them, or in print)
...Kato Polyclay (newest polymer clay) (manufactured by Van Aken, but they make several clays)
...and occasionally Cernit

The main thing that's important to point out about brands is that the Sculpeys are weaker than the others after baking (bulk plain Sculpey is the weakest...SuperSculpey and small bars of Sculpey III are stronger, but still weaker than other brands). 
 . . . How strong or brittle a polymer clay is can affect how well it works as a button becuase the final clay object will receive stress.  So if you make thick skull buttons with no parts that are projecting or thin, Sculpey will be fine... otherwise go with one of the others.

Another thing you might want to know is that polymer clay buttons can generally be washed and dried right on the clothing (don't dry clean them though). 


If you decide to try skull buttons, here are a few pages from my polymer clay "encyclopedia" website that will help:

making buttons with polymer clay:

making skulls with polymer clay:
(...click especially on the subcategory called "Skulls, Skeletons, Witches, Fiends, Masks, etc."...)

suppliers of polymer clay (local and online, including Canada):
(...look under "Non-USA Suppliers"...)

......or get in touch with one of these Canadian polymer groups and ask them good places to buy polymer clay:

(online group)
clayamies.... http://groups.yahoo.com/group/clayamies
(Canadian Polymer Clay Friends/Amies)

Quebec: The Montreal Polymer Clay Guild, now in its third year, meets once a month at the Visual Arts Centre, usually on the first Monday of the month but sometimes Tuesday instead. Contact: Lynda Gould, tel. 514-931-8667, e-mail <lyndago@total.net>
Ontario: The Southern Ontario Polymer Clay Guild is claying together monthly, usually in Mississauga. Come clay with us. Tutorials, Show and Tell, swaps and more are features of our meetings. Everyone is welcome. Contact Marg Scott at mascott@sprint.ca

HTH, and have fun!

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« Reply #7 on: October 11, 2005 05:45:05 PM »

WoW! Shocked  thanks Sooooo much !!

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« Reply #8 on: October 11, 2005 10:20:19 PM »

sweet guys.
« Reply #9 on: October 11, 2005 10:20:59 PM »

oh yah i forgot to say just get some regular black buttons and paint skulls on them... works for me eh.
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