Thursday, July 5, 2012


I have never seen such a wonderful combination of colours as these Fimo Buttons that UK textile artist/designer Barbara Jepson makes.
I asked Barbara what prompted her to start making them.  She said that she found it difficult to buy the buttons in the colours she liked, so decided to make her own.

Fimo is a plastercine consistency and can be moulded, cut and the colours blended together.
It needs to be baked in the oven then finished off with a gloss/acrylic medium.

 As well as a functional thing they look good left on the card and mounted in a frame as a piece of artwork.

 If added to a garment it should be hand washed.

 As well as buttons it can be moulded to make pieces of jewellery.

To buy Barbara's Fimo Buttons go to the Craft Room at

1 comment:

TwinkleToes2day said...

Love love loving these buttons! Three cheers for Barbara!! :0)

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