Polymer clay faux sea glass and shells make great jewelry for the summer.

Faux Sea Glass Jewelry

Why is polymer clay faux sea glass often much better for making jewelry than using real seaglass? Learn more and see gorgeous examples of what you can make.

Read the July 2016 Newsletter from The Blue Bottle Tree, a polymer clay information website.

July 2016 Newsletter

Read about the zero sum game in the art world, who is Monkey Ann, great polymer links, and a special offer for one of my eBooks!

We visited the UK recently, and here are some selected photos that we took.

Visiting the UK

Vacation pictures! Here’s what we did during our recent visit to the UK. There was sightseeing, a steampunk wedding, family, hiking, and gorgeous scenery. Read more…

Members of the London Polymer Clay Group meeting May 29, 2016.

Visiting British Polymer Clay Guilds

I enjoyed visiting British polymer clay guilds and groups during my recent visit to the UK. See pictures and and learn more about joining a group near you.

Read May's newsletter from the polymer clay information and tutorials website The Blue Bottle Tree.

May 2016 Newsletter

Learn why I need your reviews, the difference between thermostats and thermometers, and more about sanding and buffing polymer clay. Plus, I’ll be going to the UK for some R&R.

The Ancient Origins Stampies set includes a cartouche shaped stamp.

Stampies Polymer Clay Stamps

Stampies are small stamps used with polymer clay. Read the review to learn more about them and find out how they can be used.

Learn how to get a flawless finish with the Sanding and Buffing Polymer Clay eBook from The Blue Bottle Tree.

Sanding and Buffing Polymer Clay eBook

This comprehensive eBook on sanding and buffing polymer clay explores this huge subject and guides you to learn how to get a flawless finish. Read more…

Can you use floor wax on polymer clay? Which kind of floor wax? Learn more at The Blue Bottle Tree.

Floor Wax on Polymer Clay?

You might have read that you can use floor wax on polymer clay. But which kind of floor wax? And what would you use it for? Read more…

In March 2016, Kater's Acres held a giveaway, with the prize, for five lucky winners, being their choice of one of my tutorials.

Giveaway Winners!

This month Katie over at Kater’s Acres has featured and reviewed my Beadmaker’s Bundle of tutorials and as part of that, held a …

Learn to reduce square canes by using square rods. Learn more at The Blue Bottle Tree.

Reducing Square Canes

Do you have difficulty reducing square canes without distortion? Learn about using square rods as a guide for neatly reducing square polymer clay canes.

Use pieces of PVC pipe to protect polymer clay canes during mailing.

Polymer Clay Cane Mailer

Have you ever wanted to mail polymer clay canes, but weren’t sure how to protect them against damage? This polymer clay cane mailer idea is brilliant!

Read about Coloring Translucent Premo with art materials at The Blue Bottle Tree.

Testing: Coloring Translucent Premo

Read about tests of coloring translucent Premo polymer clay with art materials. Can you use paints, chalk, and inks to make colored clay? Learn more…

You can get dental tools from your dentist to use in sculpting your polymer clay. More at The Blue Bottle Tree.

Free Dental Tools

Did you know that dental tools are useful for sculpting polymer clay and other hobbies? They’re quite versatile. And here’s how to get them for free!

Learn about Kor rollers, a tool for creating texture on polymer clay.

Kor Rollers, a Review

Like little patterned rolling pins, Kor Rollers are acrylic texture rollers used to make textures in sheets of polymer clay or precious metal clay. Read the review here…