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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

Rustic pendants and beads made from polymer clay by Ginger Davis Allman.

Another Crop of Rustic Beads

Every time I make a batch of Rustic Beads, I am always surprised at how much fun they are. Each one is like a little masterpiece and it’s great fun deciding which colors to pick and how I want it

PYM II is now available at Happy Things in the Netherlands, shipping to all of the EU.

PYM II Polymer Clay Spray Sealer

NOTE: PYM II is no longer being manufactured and I know of no sources anywhere in the world. I’m leaving this article up for archive purposes. What polymer clay spray sealer is available? It’s a question we often see asked

Make Your Own Needle Tools

Have you ever wanted to create fine detail in a polymer clay piece but didn’t have the right tools? Toothpicks will work in a pinch, but they only come in one size and the wood can be quite rough. Tutorials

valentine hearts printable, come to site for full res

Valentine Heart Printable ClipArt

I loved Valentine’s Day when I was a kid. I loved cutting out red hearts and gluing them to paper doilies. I loved decorating my box to receive valentines from my classmates. And I loved frosting pink cupcakes and pushing little

Learn about making molds with Amazing Mold Putty vs EasyMold on The Blue Bottle Tree.

Amazing Mold Putty vs EasyMold

Amazing Mold Putty and EasyMold are two very commonly available brands of RTV silicone rubber molding putty. What are the differences between these brands and should you choose one brand over the other? Silicone Rubber Mold Putty is a platinum-cure

And introduction to silicone rubber molds for crafting use.

Silicone Rubber Mold Material, an introduction

Silicone molds are becoming more popular in the craft world and you can very easily make your own. But trying to get information online is overwhelming. There are so many types and kinds of silicone rubber mold material. A trip

I use 91% isopropyl alcohol in my polymer clay studio.

Using Rubbing Alcohol with Crafts

One of my favorite and most used tricks is to use rubbing alcohol in the craft studio. It’s cheap, available, and it just plain works wonders. Read on to see why I like it so much. What is Rubbing Alcohol?

Rustic polymer clay beads and components made with the tutorial by The Blue Bottle Tree.

Rustic Polymer Clay Components

Because of Thanksgiving break here in the US, it’s been a bit of an odd week. We had three work days but school was out today and that meant it felt like a weekend. And even though my husband was

What stories do we tell ourselves about our creativity and our ability? Read "We're Not Crafty People" by The Blue Bottle Tree.

We’re not crafty people…

Last night my 14-year-old daughter had a friend spend the night and the evening’s plans included watching a movie and doing a DIY project from Pinterest. After much discussion they finally picked a project and used my ancient stash of

Review of Patchy Molds for polymer clay by The Blue Bottle Tree.

Patchy Molds by Viva Decor, a Review

Hobby Lobby stores in the US have been carrying more products by Viva Decor and one of the latest new products is the Patchy mold sets. They are a line of flexible, double-sided push molds which simultaneously shape the back

Hobby Lobby stores are now where you can now buy Pardo translucent art clay.

Where to buy Pardo Translucent Art Clay?

Few polymer clay products have created the buzz that Translucent Pardo Art Clay has. It is the clearest brand of polymer clay and it has a reputation for being hard to find. Is that true? Where do you buy Pardo

Polymer clay charms colored with VerDay Paint and Patina by The Blue Bottle Tree.

Testing VerDay Paint & Patina for Bead Chat Magazine

Last month Melinda Orr, the creator of Artisan Whimsy invited me to test VerDay Paint & Patina for the 5×5 Test feature in the October 2013 issue of Bead Chat Magazine.  I have wanted to get my hands on patina paints for

You can soften hard, crumbly polymer clay. But is it worth it? Answers from The Blue Bottle Tree.

Can I soften hard polymer clay?

A reader on my Facebook Page wrote to ask a very good question this morning. Can old, hard, crumbly polymer clay be given new life? You see, for some reason, some brands and formulations of polymer clay get hard and

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