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Great Tools to Use with Polymer Clay

One of the most compelling (and confusing) aspects of working with this medium is understanding the subject of polymer clay tools. Do you need a pasta machine? What tools do you need to get started? What are the best polymer clay tools to use? Here are some articles to help you on your journey.

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!
Pearl Ex Color Chart and Comparison Tool
Polymer clay enthusiasts have always loved Pearl Ex mica powders. They bring shimmer and shine to our projects! But knowing[...]
Learn About Polymer Clay in the Essentials eBook
There are plenty project and technique tutorials, but where can you learn about polymer clay as a medium? Learn the technical side and answer your questions
What’s the Best Pasta Machine for Polymer Clay?
So you're new to polymer clay and are ready to buy your first pasta machine. Or you're an experienced clayer[...]
LC Machine Polymer Clay Roller – A Review
The LC Machine is the innovative new polymer clay rolling and sheeting machine from Lucy Clay Tools. Find out what makes it different in this review.
Choosing Silkscreen Designs for Polymer Clay
Consider these factors when choosing silkscreen designs for polymer clay projects. Look at scale, coverage, thread count, and style when buying your screens. Read more...
Dream Machine Polymer Clay Roller – A Review
Curious about the Dream Machine polymer clay roller? This review gives an overview of the features and helps you decide if it is the best clay machine. Read more...
Atlas Pasta Machines for Polymer Clay – A Review
When working with polymer clay, one of the most important tools to help you with conditioning, mixing, and sheeting polymer[...]
Poly-Fast Sanding Machine for Polymer Clay
Do you hate sanding polymer clay? Learn about the Poly-Fast sanding machine and why it makes sanding your beads and creations much easier....
Cheap Pasta Machines for Polymer Clay – A Review
Cheap pasta machines aren't always a good investment when you're looking for a polymer clay machine. Here is a review of three craft store clay machines.
Pasta Machine Problems and Their Solutions
Pasta machines are used by polymer clayers everywhere. But they're not perfect. Learn about these pasta machine problems and find out how to solve them.
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.
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.
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...
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....
LC Baker, the Lucy Tools Bead Baking Rack
Learn about the LC Baker bead baking rack from Lucy Clay Tools and find out how it differs from other bead racks on the market.
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.
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!
CaBezel Molds
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?
Thrifting in Your Polymer Clay Studio
This month I teamed up with Katie from Kater's Acres to bring you a series on Making the Most of[...]
Polymer Clay Bead Holes
How do you make holes in polymer clay beads? If you would have asked me that two weeks ago, I[...]
Free Polymer Clay Tools from Around the House
You don't need to buy expensive tools to work with polymer clay. Here are 10 free polymer clay tools that you will find around the house. Recycle and reuse.
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[...]
Patchy Molds by Viva Decor, a Review
Hobby Lobby stores in the US have been carrying more products by Viva Decor and one of the latest new[...]
Antique Jeweler’s Tools
This past weekend we visited my parents for a nice weekend of labor day relaxation and conversation. It was good[...]
How to Bake Polymer Clay: Part 1 – Choosing a polymer clay oven
It seems like it should be simple, and it is, but there is a bit more to it than just[...]
Hand Drill Tools with Natasha Bead Handles – Free Tutorial
As part of my ongoing Indispensable Tool Series, I recently talked about a micro drill and pin vise. It's a[...]
Using Ceramic Tiles with Polymer Clay
In any workshop with any art or craft there are always those objects which we rely on so heavily that[...]
Micro Drill Pin Vise – Indispensable Tool Series
When you work in any art, craft, or hobby, there are always those certain tools that change everything. Once you[...]
Hobby Store Find – Microbrushes
I usually find everything I need at craft, art, and beading stores. But recently I went to a small, local[...]

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