Side by side comparison of the Czextruder HD, the previous generation Czextruder, and the Makins extruder.

Updated Czextruder HD Review

I previously reviewed the Czextruder XXL, but now that I have the Czextruder HD, I wanted to give you a bit of an update. Also, learn some tips on disk storage, and learn about the LC Vise.

The Kemper Wipe Out Tool has an angled end that features a sharp edge that can smooth out an inside angle.

Kemper Wipe Out Tool

Sometimes you find a tool that’s so handy that you wonder how you survived so long without it. That’s the case with the Kemper Wipe Out Tool. Here’s why!

Read a review of CaBezel Molds on The Blue Bottle Tree.

CaBezel Molds

Have you ever wanted to create a bezel, or frame, around your polymer clay shape but weren’t really sure how to make it? …

Get the Sculpey Tool Organizer Review here. Is it worth it for polymer clay tools?

Sculpey Tool Organizer Review

Have you seen the new Sculpey Tool Organizer? It’s designed to hold polymer clay tools and keep them organized, but is it a good value? Does it work?

Learn the secrets of how to buy polymer clay at The Blue Bottle Tree.

How to Buy Polymer Clay

How to buy polymer clay? Well, you go to the store, pick it out, pay for it, and then come home and …

Sculpey clays, there is no "t", it's not Sculpty. These are various kinds Sculpey polymer clays.

Sculpey, Sculpty, Fimo, Polymer Clay – Which is it?

When I tell people that I work with polymer clay, they often look at me with sort of a blank expression. They’ve never heard of it. So I start to explain and pretty soon their face lights up and they say, “Oh! You’re talking about fimo!”

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The Taxman Cometh…

Benjamin Franklin wrote in 1789, “…in this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” And although our …

Copied polymer clay clock, done as a copy of Irene Semanchuk's tiled clock.

Is this a copy? Or an inspiration?

Just when the latest brouhaha and accusations about copying and copyright infringement dies down, another one will start up and bad feelings …

How long to bake polymer clay? Read more at The Blue Bottle Tree.

How Long to Bake Polymer Clay?

So you’ve made your polymer clay figures, beads, or charms and you’ve read the instructions for baking. You set your oven’s temperature …

PVClay, a polymer clay from Brazil

PVClay, a polymer clay from Brazil

Brazil is the home of beautiful scenery, thriving tourism, a female president, and a top-notch football team, but did you know that it’s also …

One of my simplest polymer clay tips is that I use a pop-up box of tissues for general cleaning, blotting, and removing of paint from polymer clay projects.

Polymer Clay Tip: Kleenex!

Here’s an example of a polymer clay tip that so simple it’s almost not worth mentioning. But on the other hand, sometimes the simplest …

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