You’ve surely heard of other clayers refer to “Bake and Bond”. What in the heck is that?
Sculpey Bake and Bond is the old name for Sculpey Oven-Bake Clay Adhesive.
They changed the name, which has caused endless confusion among makers.
Bake and Bond (which my phone hears as bacon bond) is a thick version of liquid clay that’s used to stick unbaked clay together or to attach raw clay to baked clay. As the name suggests, it MUST BE BAKED.
This is not a glue. It will not dry on its own. (Though, given enough time it will soak into raw clay a bit.)
It also doesn’t have any adhesive qualities when baked on top of clay. It’s used to bond clay to clay, not to bond metal to clay. It has poor adhesion to metal after baking. On that same note, it is not the best option for a raw to baked polymer clay bond.
And before you ask, yes, I know that people use it to coat their post back pads when making polymer clay earrings.
You could use Translucent Liquid Sculpey for that. Or a circle of regular clay. Or yes, Bake and Bond. But don’t assume that it’s acting as a glue. In that case, it’s acting as a patch. If you need more clarity on this topic, here’s an article on earring backs.
If you’re still confused about Sculpey’s various liquid clay products, peruse my article Understanding Sculpey’s Liquid Clay Brands. Go read up!
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