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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

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

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.

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

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!

Holo Effect Tutorial in polymer clay

Holo Effect Polymer Clay Tutorial

There’s a bit of the magpie in each of us, I think. We love shiny, colorful, shimmery things. Inspired by the holographic images that I loved in the 80’s, I’ve

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’s so simple it’s almost not worth mentioning. But on the other hand, sometimes the simplest things are like…well…duh! We all have supplies that

Faux Roman Glass made with the Faux Glass Effects polymer clay tutorial.

Playing with my Pardo Translucent

In the US, there have been some supply issues with Pardo Translucent Art Clay, but I’m happy to say that the ship has come in! Yes, indeed, the wholesale shipment of Pardo

These pendants were made with the Mica Leaf Tutorial by Ginger Davis Allman.

Playing with Mica Leaf Tutorial

It’s fall in the northern hemisphere (and spring in the southern). It’s that magical time when it’s not too hot, not too cold, and the trees are doing their magic.

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