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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!

Learn how to condition Pardo Translucent Art Clay. It's not like other clays and there are tricks. Learn more at The Blue Bottle Tree.

How to Condition Pardo Translucent Art Clay

Pardo translucent art clay is a wonderful clay that’s remarkably more clear than other brands of translucent polymer clay. It’s also not commonly available in stores, and usually must be ordered through the mail. So it’s pretty frustrating when you’ve

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? Maybe you’ve wanted try your hand at resin jewelry but found commercially available pendant bezels are expensive (and

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 play with it. Right? Yes, but there are some things to think about, too. Are you getting the

Learn how to use these glues with polymer clay to get the best results for gluing metal and glass to baked polymer clay.

What’s the Best Glue for Polymer Clay?

Sooner or later when working with polymer clay you’ll need to glue things together. You might have already baked something when you want to add more design elements. Or you might need to add a bail to a pendant. Or

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!”

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

Is this a copy? Or “inspired by”?

Just when the latest brouhaha and accusations about copying and copyright infringement dies down, another one will start up and bad feelings fester. Angry posts and harsh comments get written. It’s awful. It’s awful for us to read about and

Blue Flowered polymer clay covered pen by Toni Ransfield.

The Pens of Toni Ransfield

Last week I received a gift, a pen, and it impressed me so much that I wanted to introduce you to the artist, Toni Ransfield. When most of us start working in polymer clay, we become fascinated with the colors

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 and preheat the oven. You calculate how long to bake polymer clay. And you set the timer and

PVClay, a polymer clay from Brazil

PVClay, a polymer clay from Brazil

Did you know that Brazil has its very own brand of polymer clay? PVClay is a high quality clay, comes in a full range of colors and is excellent to work with. Read all about it!

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