Rustic PodPins by The Blue Bottle Tree. Tutorial available.

Polymer Clay Pods

Have you ever noticed that polymer clay pods are a very common shape? Artists use the basic pod shape to showcase their unique surface techniques and styles. Click to see the featured artists…

Curious about the European polymer clay, Cernit? Read the review and learn how it's different from other brands in this review from Ginger Davis Allman of The Blue Bottle Tree.

Review of Cernit Polymer Clay

Cernit is a popular European brand of polymer clay. How is it different from other brands? Can you use it in the same way? Read more…

Holo Effect Ornaments in polymer clay , tutorial available from The Blue Bottle Tree.

Holo Ornament Bonus Tutorial

Love the Holo Effect? Now through Christmas, get a free bonus Holo Ornament Supplement with each purchase of the Holo Effect Tutorial. Make shimmery, colorful ornaments, tags, and stars.

Staci Louise Smith necklace with polymer beads

Artist Interview: Staci Louise Smith

Staci Louise Smith is a talented bead and jewelry artist who works with polymer clay and metals, and is known for her organic, chunky, and innovative style. Read more…

In college I made this copy of a Monet painting of The Petite Creuse River by Claude Monet. I learned a lot.

How Do You Find Your Artistic Voice?

How do you find your artistic voice or style? You don’t have to find it. You already have it. You already have favorite colors, favorite textures, things you like. Read more…

Various simple textures on polymer clay.

Texturing to Hide Flaws in Polymer Clay

It’s so easy for fingerprints and bumps to ruin your work. Learn how to use texturing to hide flaws in polymer clay. Learn about tools and see examples. Read more….

Rich colors of organic and rustic beads made from polymer clay by Ginger Davis Allman. Tutorial available.

Organic and Rustic Polymer Clay Beads

Making polymer clay beads is therapeutic and restful. Each one is a work of art. These Organic Beads and Rustic Beads were just the ticket for my crazy week. Read more…

Can you bake crystals in clay? Learn how to use Swarovski and natural quartz crystals in polymer clay.

Can You Bake Crystals in Clay?

Can you bake crystals in clay? Whether you’re working with Swarovski rhinestones or natural quartz crystals, you can embed them in your polymer clay designs

Brightly colored faux fused glass made from polymer clay. Learn this at the Conquering Tutorials Workshop by Ginger Davis Allman.

Conquering Translucents Workshop

Join me in Dallas, Texas on October 10-11 for a two-day “Conquering Translucents” workshop. Learn to overcome the challenges of translucent polymer clay.

Don't use nail polish on polymer clay. Read these 10 Sculpey Mistakes to Avoid at The Blue Bottle Tree.

Avoid These 10 Sculpey Mistakes

Nobody likes to have their work break, burn, melt, get sticky, or fall apart. Avoid these common mistakes and have more fun working with your polymer clay.

Sticky sealer? Learn about testing spray sealer on polymer clay at The Blue Bottle Tree.

Spray Sealer for Polymer Clay

Looking for a spray sealer for polymer clay? Most of them will turn your clay sticky, so check here to see which ones are okay to use.

LC Angle Base with a slab of clay.

What is the LC Angle Base?

If you have a Lucy Tools Slicer, you will also want to consider the LC Angle Base. Learn how this accessory is used and see it in action.

Matt Kernan's blue flower cane being sliced by the LC Slicer. Look how thin that can go!

LC Slicer Review – Lucy Tools

Read all about the LC Slicer, the large slicer from Lucy Clay Tools. See lots of pictures, see what it can do, and find out how thin it can slice.

You don't need to buy expensive tools to get started with polymer clay. Here's how to make your own polymer clay starter kit.

Make a Polymer Clay Starter Kit

What should go into your polymer clay starter kit? What is truly needed to get started? Read my list of must-have beginner tools and supplies.

You can now purchase PYM II in Europe at Happy Things, a polymer clay store in The Netherlands.

Now Available: PYM II in Europe!

PYM II is a fantastic spray sealer for polymer clay, and now you can buy PYM II in Europe!, a polymer clay shop now supplies PYM to the EU.

Learn about using cornstarch or baking soda with polymer clay at The Blue Bottle Tree.

Cornstarch or Baking Soda with Polymer Clay

Have you read of people using cornstarch or baking soda with polymer clay and you wondered what that was all about? Why would you use it? And which one should you use? Is cornstarch better? Or is baking soda?

What is the best polymer clay brand? Read the article to learn what makes each brand of polymer clay unique from the others. More at The Blue Bottle Tree.

What’s the Best Polymer Clay Brand?

There are so many to choose from, how can I tell which is the best polymer clay brand? Find out which brand is the best for caning, sculpting, jewelry, charms, and more.