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Helmar Spray Varnish for Polymer Clay
Have you been searching for a spray varnish for polymer clay? Most will remain sticky, but here's one that gives a perfectly invisible matte finish.
ImPRESSive Putty – A Review
ImPRESSive Putty is a reusable mold making putty that's perfect for making push molds and texture sheets. It's great with polymer clay, crafts, and DIY fun
Oyumaru, a Reusable Molding Material
Oyumaru thermoplastic from Japan that melts in hot water and can make reusable molds or small charms. It makes good texture stamps for polymer clay.
Using Alcohol Inks with Polymer Clay
Are you curious about using alcohol inks with polymer clay? Learn what they are, how they're used, and how to use them with Fimo, Premo, Kato, and Sculpey.
Testing Polymer Clay Sealers
Polymer clay sealers can be sticky, peel off, and turn cloudy. Are you using the best products on your polymer clay projects? Compare over 40 varnishes. Read more....
Imperia Pasta Machine for Polymer Clay
The Atlas is not the only name-brand Italian pasta machine that works well with polymer clay. Another brand is Imperia. It's sturdy, well-made, and has scraper blades that are very easy to clean. Read more....
Explorations in Voice
What happens when two polymer clay artists, with very unique voices, create side-by-side with the same products? Find out in Explorations in Voice.
Skinner Blend Tips
Graduated color blend sheets are invaluable when working with polymer clay. Get better results and solve common problems by using these skinner blend tips.
New Opulent Tapestry Silkscreen Fun!
I had fun playing with the opulent tapestry silkscreen project recently. With the bright colors and fun designs, I was in creating heaven! Read more...
DIY Glow-in-the-Dark Polymer Clay
Use modern pigments to make DIY glow-in-the-dark polymer clay. Create intensely glowing projects that will shine light all night long. Read more...
Faux Sea Glass Jewelry
Why is polymer clay faux sea glass often much better for making jewelry than using real seaglass? Learn more and see gorgeous examples of what you can make.
Stampies Polymer Clay Stamps
Stampies are small stamps used with polymer clay. Read the review to learn more about them and find out how they can be used.
Sanding and Buffing Polymer Clay eBook
This comprehensive eBook on sanding and buffing polymer clay explores this huge subject and guides you to learn how to get a flawless finish. Read more...
Floor Wax on Polymer Clay?
You might have read that you can use floor wax on polymer clay. But which kind of floor wax? And what would you use it for? Read more...
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.
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!
Testing: Coloring Translucent Premo
Read about tests of coloring translucent Premo polymer clay with art materials. Can you use paints, chalk, and inks to make colored clay? Learn more...
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!
Kor Rollers, a Review
Like little patterned rolling pins, Kor Rollers are acrylic texture rollers used to make textures in sheets of polymer clay or precious metal clay. Read the review here...
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!
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...
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...
Polymer Clay Pods
Have you ever noticed that polymer clay pods are a very common shape? Artists use the basic pod shape to showcase their unique surface techniques and styles. Click to see the featured artists...
Review of Cernit Polymer Clay
Cernit is a popular European brand of polymer clay. How is it different from other brands? Can you use it in the same way? Read more...
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...
Texturing to Hide Flaws in Polymer Clay
It's so easy for fingerprints and bumps to ruin your work. Learn how to use texturing to hide flaws in polymer clay. Learn about tools and see examples. Read more....
Organic and Rustic Polymer Clay Beads
Making polymer clay beads is therapeutic and restful. Each one is a work of art. These Organic Beads and Rustic Beads were just the ticket for my crazy week. Read more...
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
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.
What is the LC Angle Base?
If you have a Lucy Tools Slicer, you will also want to consider the LC Angle Base. Learn how this accessory is used and see it in action.
LC Slicer Review – Lucy Tools
Read all about the LC Slicer, the large slicer from Lucy Clay Tools. See lots of pictures, see what it can do, and find out how thin it can slice.
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.
Now Available: PYM II in Europe!
PYM II is a fantastic spray sealer for polymer clay, and now you can buy PYM II in Europe! Happythings.eu, a polymer clay shop now supplies PYM to the EU.
Cornstarch or Baking Soda with Polymer Clay
Have you read of people using cornstarch or baking soda with polymer clay and you wondered what that was all about? Why would you use it? And which one should you use? Is cornstarch better? Or is baking soda?
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.
Pardo Colored Translucent Clay
Did you know that you can purchase colored translucent clay that already has the color added? Learn the brands and see what the colors actually look like.
Cheap Polymer Clay Tools
Polymer clay tools don't have to be expensive. Check out these really great cheap polymer clay tools that I bought recently. Lots of bang for your buck!
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.
Updated Czextruder HD Review
I previously reviewed the Czextruder XXL, but now that I have the Czextruder HD, I wanted to give you a bit of an update. Also, learn some tips on disk storage, and learn about the LC Vise.
The Czextruder: Is it worth the cost?
Have you heard the buzz about the Czextruder? People do love it, but is it worth the extra cost? Read my review and learn about the Czextruder XXL.
Kemper Wipe Out Tool
Sometimes you find a tool that's so handy that you wonder how you survived so long without it. That's the case with the Kemper Wipe Out Tool. Here's why!
Have you ever wanted to create a bezel, or frame, around your polymer clay shape but weren't really sure how to[...]
Sculpey Tool Organizer Review
Have you seen the new Sculpey Tool Organizer? It's designed to hold polymer clay tools and keep them organized, but is it a good value? Does it work?
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[...]
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!”
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[...]
How Long to Bake Polymer Clay?
So you've made your polymer clay figures, beads, or charms and you've read the instructions for baking. You set your[...]
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!
Polymer Clay Tip: Kleenex!
Here's an example of a polymer clay tip that so simple it's almost not worth mentioning. But on the other hand, sometimes[...]
Polymer Clay Tips for Beginners
Polymer clay is an extremely versatile medium which is perfect for beginners and professional artists alike. It can be a[...]
To Be An Artist
Just a quick post for you today. My dad is an artist, a metal artist. And he gave me this[...]
What is Sea Glass?
Sea glass is a popular material in jewelry making and you see it, and its cousin beach glass, available for[...]
Faux Roman Glass
I've been trying to spend more time in the studio lately and it's hard. I don't know if it's the[...]
Is Polymer Clay Safe?
Is polymer clay safe to use with food? Is it safe to use at home? Read to learn what is truth and what is rumor, and learn how to be safe with polymer clay...
Do You Have to Seal Polymer Clay?
Do you really need to seal your polymer clay creations? Learn when to seal your work and find out what sealers work, and which ones don't.
I'm in the UK visiting family right now so this will be just a quick post. I wanted to let you[...]
Reverse Image Search
Have you ever seen a great idea or a wonderful pin on Pinterest that went nowhere? Or to the wrong[...]
Baking Polymer Clay
Do you have questions about baking your polymer clay? Not sure what oven to use, for how long, and[...]
Lint and Dust on Polymer Clay
One of the most frustrating aspects of working with polymer clay is dealing with lint, dust, hair, and various particles[...]
Polymer Clay Bead Holes
How do you make holes in polymer clay beads? If you would have asked me that two weeks ago, I[...]
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[...]
PYM II Polymer Clay Spray Sealer
What polymer clay spray sealer is available? It's a question we often see asked on polymer clay forums and groups. Polymer[...]
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[...]
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[...]
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[...]
Translucent Polymer Clay FAQ
Translucent polymer clay captures the interest of polymer clay artists all over the world. Although the instructions for using it[...]
Craft Room Storage Boxes
It's that time of year again, at least here in the US. The school supplies are stocked up in the[...]
Translucent Pardo Art Clay
Have you heard the news? Translucent Pardo Art Clay is the clearest translucent polymer clay on the market. Unlike other[...]
Does your life sparkle?
In a conversation with Gary a while back, we talked of what life is all about. He said that life[...]
Morning Sun on Glass
I must be a special kind of hopeless procrastinator. Because during my last year of graduate school, when I was[...]
Blue Bottle Tree
Years ago, when I was a little girl, my grandmother had a cobalt blue vase that held magic. I would[...]
Last week we walked out of Wal-Mart just as the sun was setting into a most extraordinary sunset. A brilliant[...]
The Sparkle Zone
I've known for many years that I need regular time in the sunshine to keep my mood level. Obviously a[...]
You were born to do this
I took my daughter to get her driver's license yesterday. It was a process dominated by waiting parents and their[...]
The Blue Bottle Tree
In mere weeks my oldest child leaves home. For many years I have both dreamed about and feared this time.[...]
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