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Evolution of a Design

Don’t be afraid to modify and refine your design to get a result you enjoy. Follow along with my design process as I created items for a recent swap.

Norpro and Atlas Marcato Pasta Drive pasta machine motors

Pasta Machine Motor Types for Polymer Clay

I wrote in my August newsletter about healthy “helpers” that allow us more time working with our hobbies. (You do get my newsletters, right? Sign up…pronto!) One important helper is a pasta machine motor. While a crank will work just

Sheets of marbled Fimo Leather can be baked and then sewn together to make vegan faux leather crafts.

Fimo Leather Review – A New Polymer Clay

Last month, Staedtler came out with a new range in the Fimo line of polymer clay. Fimo Leather is the first new type of polymer clay that we’ve had since Sculpey Souffle came out in 2015. Because Souffle is billed

Here are the new Sculpey III colors of polymer clay for spring 2019.

New Polymer Clay from the Manufacturers!

There are new polymer clay colors and varieties from the manufacturers! First I’ll talk about the new products from Sculpey Polyform, and then about a new type of clay from Fimo. (You’re going to love Fimo Leather.) Sculpey’s New Products

Polymer Clay Terms – Glossary and Definitions

General Polymer Clay Terms Remember when there was a glossary in the back of your textbook? Here’s your polymer clay glossary! Every hobby has its special words and jargon with unique definitions that are unfamiliar to outsiders. Newbies and beginners

Kaleidoscope canes are made by arranging repeating subunits of a cane part.

What is a Polymer Clay Cane?

A polymer clay cane is a log of polymer clay that’s made with a design that runs the entire length of the log. Slices from the cane will reveal a design and all slices from the cane will have identical designs.

The LC Mini Slicer cuts canes perfectly.

Lucy Clay LC Mini Slicer Review

This second-generation mini slicer from Lucy Clay Tools works like a dream. And it’s a wooden kit you put together yourself. Say what? Yup!

Testing spray sealers for polymer clay at The Blue Bottle Tree.

Spray Sealer for Polymer Clay

Looking for a spray sealer for polymer clay? Most of them will turn your clay sticky, so check here to see which ones are okay to use.

If your polymer clay melted, it's not really polymer clay. It's plasticine.

Help! My polymer clay melted!

You’re fairly new to polymer clay and loving it! You’ve carefully sculpted and created some beautiful creatures and set them into the oven to bake. You set the timer and come back to find that your creations have melted, cracked,

Learn the 5 things polymer clayers resist learning, trying and doing.

Things Clayers Resist Buying, Learning, and Doing

Have you ever had something that “everyone” told you to try and you kept putting it off? Maybe because you thought it was dumb, or unnecessary, or that your way worked just fine. But then you finally gave in and

Making Jewellery magazine's special polymer clay issue features an article and interview with Ginger Davis Allman.

Making Jewellery – Polymer Clay Issue

Making Jewellery is a British magazine aimed at jewelry craftsmen and hobbyists and this month they’ve released a special issue that’s all about polymer clay. I’m thrilled to say that I was invited to write an article in the magazine

A listing of polymer clay guilds, worldwide.

Polymer Clay Guilds

Have you considered joining a polymer clay guild? There’s something special about getting together with others who enjoy this unique medium. It’s like we’re automatically part of a secret club and we all know the secret handshake before we walk

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