Manucréa, boutique des p'tits boutons

polymer clay buttons and pins

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The most frequently asked questions

• What is the origin of the items in the store ?
I do manufacture buttons, pins and embroidery kits in my workshop in the Drôme region. If I turn to another designer, this one is also a French craftsman.

• Which material is used to make buttons and pins ?
Buttons and pins are entirely made of polymer clay. Personally, I use "classic" Fimo from STAEDTLER that hardens when cooked (30 min at 110 ° C).

• Can I put the buttons in the washing machine ?
Fimo buttons can be put in the washing machine at 40 ° C without any change in color or appearance.

• Are the buttons resistant ?
Fimo material is very resistant.
However, some designs of buttons (snail, butterfly, round head dolls, mouse, ...)are not recommended for repeated use because they would eventually break if they were regularly passed through a buttonhole.
The explanation is simple: when there are many details in the design, the assembly of canes takes place at the final stage of production. The contact surfaces between the canes are cut and thus fragile.
As a matter of precaution, do not hesitate to ask for advice.

• Are the buttons polished ?
Once sliced​​, the buttons are not polished or varnished so they have a mat aspect.