How to Remove a Button shank

What you'll need:

  • a piece of white paper

  • a baking surface

  • an oven

  • a tissue blade or single edge razor blade

  • potholders

  1. Lay your button face down on the white paper and warm it in a 275° oven for about 10 minutes.  

  2. Using potholders and a tissue blade or razor blade, carefully slice the shank off of the backside. If it doesn't slide off easily, heat it for a few minutes longer

  3. You can drill polymer clay when it's cool, but it is a bit easier if you warm the button first.

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