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About this design:

Well after returning from a wonderful trip through some of the small towns of Wisconsin enjoying the eye pleasing fall foliage, I decided I wanted to try reproducing those sunlit oranges, reds, and golds with translucent poly clay. Make some leaf buttons. First baking went just fine. After applying the alcohol ink glazes, they needed a second baking and this is where I just went off and forgot to set the timer. Oops! They got a bit burnt around some of the edges. But, on second thought, I kinda liked the look, so I went ahead and sprayed them with Permalac. We'll see if they get used or not.


PC, alcohol inks, liquid polymer clay, Permalac.

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  1. Asia
    Asia says:

    I love the burned edges, Lynda, they look even more authentic this way :D

  2. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    Serendipity! Lovely colors!

  3. Elis Mom
    Elis Mom says:

    Love love love! The burnt edges are perfect!

  4. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    I 4th the love for the burnt edges. Definitely more authentic looking
    And translucent clay is very cool…I want some!

  5. ShadyGlade Girl
    ShadyGlade Girl says:

    This is so fun! Such lovely colors and the burnt edges are genius!

  6. Fresh Baked
    Fresh Baked says:

    Thanks for the feedback, ladies. So now, I guess, I have to figure out just how to make this accident happen “on purpose” !!!

  7. Beadzilla aka Wanda
    Beadzilla aka Wanda says:

    You really captured the leaves in the picture with these. Love the burnt edges!

  8. Peggy3
    Peggy3 says:

    these are awesome. I too love the brunt edges, adds to the beauty

  9. nutz4beadz
    nutz4beadz says:

    The leaves are just beautiful, love, love the burnt edges.
    As a Wisconsin resident, I am glad you enjoyed your trip through my state for the fall colors.
    Lovely photo of the fall foliage.

  10. KatsAllThat
    KatsAllThat says:

    Beautiful mistake…sometimes those turn out to be the best.

  11. NY Bella
    NY Bella says:

    These are fabulous! Love the burnt edges!

  12. Nata S
    Nata S says:

    I think they are simply perfect! Oopsie, leafsie! :)

  13. No Photo
    JC Hamm says:

    These are soooo perfect, I love them and the burned edges are right on. I have a sweater my mom made me , and those would be perfect.I love your creativity!!!!!!

  14. Lynn g
    Lynn g says:

    They are so cool, I like the opps part, I am from Wisconsin also maybe you passed though here? I will say are trees are beautiful :)

  15. Nafri aka Nanci
    Nafri aka Nanci says:

    These leaves are truly tree-mendous! Burnt, smernt. Isn’t this just how you meant them to be? They look like carved carnelian. Very cool. Can’t wait to see what you create with them :)

  16. Fresh Baked
    Fresh Baked says:

    We loved our meanderings through Wisconsin! Port Washington, Cedarburg, Elkhart Lake, Point Stevens, over to Baraboo, Devil’s Lake (where the photo was taken) Madison, New Glarus, plus a few more.
    I don’t do needlework, but I was experimenting with the idea of making some buttons to show the owner of a local yarn shop. To sell in the shop or maybe teach a button making class?? I think I’d have to perfect my baking skills a bit for that last idea !

  17. Honeybunni
    Honeybunni says:

    I agree, the burnt edges give them a real leaf look! They’re so pretty…

  18. Shadowcat
    Shadowcat says:

    I too love your burnt beads/buttons. I am from Madison, Wisconsin and I miss the fall colors of the Maple trees. I moved to Arkansas 3 years ago where everything is cheaper and no longer have to shovel 18.2 inches of snow. We have fall colors but we have 21 acres of white oaks but the Maples are much prettier. Please post more of your beads that you make. Thanks for sharing.

  19. Amberly R
    Amberly R says:

    Love these! I agree with everyone else, the burnt edges make them look more real!

  20. peachybaublesnbeads
    peachybaublesnbeads says:

    love the burnt edges, the colors are beautiful!

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