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Garage sales are an excellent source of materials and supplies for your craft studio. Read more at The Blue Bottle Tree.

Thrifting in Your Polymer Clay Studio

This month I teamed up with Katie from Kater’s Acres to bring you a series on Making the Most of Your Polymer Clay Studio. We covered making the most of your studio, making room for a studio, productivity in the

Find out if you can wash polymer clay buttons (yes, you can)!

Testing : Can You Wash Polymer Clay Buttons?

Polymer clay is so versatile and you can make so many things with it, that it’s a natural choice for making buttons. Sooner or later you’re sitting there playing with clay and it occurs to you, “Can I make buttons

Productivity in Your Polymer Clay Studio, time management tips from The Blue Bottle Tree and Kater's Acres.

Productivity in Your Polymer Clay Studio

It’s the third week in the series Making the Most of Your Polymer Clay Studio. I’ve teamed up with Katie of Kater’s Acres and this week she’s discussing How to Be Productive in Your Polymer Clay Studio. Productivity is an

Convert a guest room closet to make room for your polymer clay studio.

Make Room for your Polymer Clay Studio

We all love to look at pictures of gorgeous art and craft studios. We collect inspiration on Pinterest boards, hoping to find ideas that we can use in our own creative spaces. But what if you don’t have your own

"Rosettes Series 15", Oil on Canvas, 48" x 48" by Dennis Wojtkiewicz.

Reverse Image Search

Have you ever seen a great idea or a wonderful pin on Pinterest that went nowhere? Or to the wrong website? I love to find interesting pictures of beautiful artwork to share on my Facebook page. And because I believe

Meet the staff of Plum Bazaar, a bead shop in Branson, Missouri.

Finding a Gem of a Local Bead Store

In the beading and jewelry community there’s a lot of talk and buzz about the Bead Soup Blog Party. It’s an annual event where participants are matched with a partner and they swap a “Bead Soup” of a focal bead,

Baking Polymer Clay

  Do you have questions about baking polymer clay? Not sure what oven to use, for how long, and what temperature to use? Worried about burning your creations? These are very common questions, especially when you’re new to working with

Learn the difference between pigments and dyes in art and craft materials.

Pigments vs Dyes – What is the Difference?

The arts and crafts world can sometimes be rather confusing because terms get tossed around with the assumption that the reader knows the meaning, but the terms are seldom defined. The terms “pigment” and “dye” are two such terms. What is

Lint and dust on polymer clay, learn how to prevent it and how to remove it.

Lint and Dust on Polymer Clay

One of the most frustrating aspects of working with polymer clay is dealing with lint, dust, hair, and various particles that seem to be drawn to your work like there’s some sort of magnetic force. No matter what you do,

Polymer Clay box with Holo Effect insets made by Carrie Harvey from Beads from the Coast.

Polymer Clay Box with Holo Effect Insets

One of my favorite things about writing polymer clay tutorials is getting to see what people make with them. When I write a tutorial, I always try to focus on teaching the technique rather than teaching a project. I want each

I am impressed with how well these bead wires work for polymer clay bead holes.

Polymer Clay Bead Holes

How do you make holes in polymer clay beads? If you would have asked me that two weeks ago, I would have told you that I either use needle tool to poke a hole in raw polymer clay or that

Featured Artist at Kater’s Acres

What an honor! Today I’m the featured artist over on Kater’s Acres, so if you’re coming from Katie’s site, WELCOME! If this is your first visit, or if you’re new around here, let me show you around a bit. Like

Use recycled mushroom boxes in your studio for gathering small items in one project. Perfect for beaders and jewelry makers.

Handy Project Boxes – For Free!

Everyone loves something for nothing. And everyone loves recycling. So here’s an idea that has been around my studio for the past few months. We eat a lot of produce and much of it comes in boxes and packaging that

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