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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 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
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
Love it or hate it, Facebook is where so many people spend their online time. The groups within Facebook are a great way to participate in community and share in your love of polymer clay. Not to mention, you can
Here’s a directory listing of polymer clay suppliers and other shops that offer products that are valuable to polymer clayers around the world. The following entries are listed by country or economic region. United States Allegory Gallery Website: https://allegorygallery.com Contact:
You might have seen this luscious video by Ana Belchí showing off an exquisite new line of clay by Cernit. Brilliantly colored, glimmering and glowing, the new Cernit Metallic seemed to be unlike anything else on the market. Already happy
With the launch of the new Cernit Metallic colors (see the review here), there’s been a renewed interest in metallic polymer clay colors themselves. What are they, what can you do with them, and which are the best brands of
Mica shift is a polymer clay technique where you create a ghost image in metallic or pearl clay. Perfectly smooth, a well-executed mica shift effect fools the eye and intrigues viewers. Mica shift looks like the design is raised or depressed
It seems that there’s a lot of confusion about the Sculpey’s liquid clay brands. Sculpey Clear? Transparent? Bake and Bond? Oven-Bake Clay Adhesive? What are those? So here’s a quick article to help clear up the confusion. Sculpey’s Liquid Clay
I like to find neat bead stores when I am visiting a new area. I loved meeting the guys at Allegory Gallery in western Pennsylvania.
In order to best advise my readers on good tools, materials, and supplies (and how to use them), I explore a lot of different products. Most I buy myself, some are provided by manufacturers, and I try out other people’s
Read this Czextruder review to learn about the updated 2018 HD model of the Czextruder polymer clay extruder and the new magnetic LC Base.
Mica powder and pigment powder are not the same thing. They behave differently and when you’re working with polymer clay or other crafts, it matters.
Learn about using resin with polymer clay. Learn the difference between UV resin and epoxy resin and end the confusion over using these great materials.
What is polymer clay? It’s a vinyl modeling putty that stays soft indefinitely and then is cured in a home oven. It can be painted, sanded, carved, and polished after curing. Read more…
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