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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!

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!

Does polymer clay melt plastic? Find out from The Blue Bottle Tree.

Does Polymer Clay Melt Plastic?

There are lots of ominous warnings. But does polymer clay melt plastic? If so, which ones? Which plastics are safe to use with polymer? Learn more here!

Buy cheap makeup kits for use with decorating polymer clay.

Using Eye Shadow with Polymer Clay

Have you ever wondered if you could use eye shadow with polymer clay? Much like mica powder and/or chalk pastels, makeup can be used on unbaked polymer clay. Read more…

Get the combined Silkscreen Deal through December 31, 2015.

Using Silkscreens on Polymer Clay

Want to learn more about using silkscreens on polymer clay? The All About Silkscreens eBook and Opulent Tapestry tutorial is now available for purchase. read more…

Staci Louise Smith necklace with polymer beads

Artist Interview: Staci Louise Smith

Staci Louise Smith is a talented bead and jewelry artist who works with polymer clay and metals, and is known for her organic, chunky, and innovative style. Read more…

In college I made this copy of a Monet painting of The Petite Creuse River by Claude Monet. I learned a lot.

How Do You Find Your Artistic Voice?

How do you find your artistic voice or style? You don’t have to find it. You already have it. You already have favorite colors, favorite textures, things you like. Read more…

Can you bake crystals in clay? Learn how to use Swarovski and natural quartz crystals in polymer clay.

Can You Bake Crystals in Clay?

Can you bake crystals in clay? Whether you’re working with Swarovski rhinestones or natural quartz crystals, you can embed them in your polymer clay designs

Learn to make your own polymer clay starter kit. What tools are really needed?

Make a Polymer Clay Starter Kit

What should go into your polymer clay starter kit? What is truly needed to get started? Read my list of must-have beginner tools and supplies.

What is the best polymer clay brand? Read the article to learn what makes each brand of polymer clay unique from the others. More at The Blue Bottle Tree.

What’s the Best Polymer Clay Brand?

There are so many to choose from, how can I tell which is the best polymer clay brand? Find out which brand is the best for caning, sculpting, jewelry, charms, and more.

Small box with DIY metal cutters that I use with polymer clay.

DIY Mini Cutters

I love cutting shapes in polymer clay, but sometimes my cutters are too big. Here’s how to make a DIY mini cutter set in a neat little box.

Inchies made and shared by the participants of the 2015 OK Twisters Poly Clay Retreat.

OK Twisters Poly Clay Retreat

In April, I attended the 2015 Twisters Poly Clay Retreat in Norman, Oklahoma. Lisa Pavelka taught in this fun-filled, energetic, and inspiring event!

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!”

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