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Learn about Kor rollers, a tool for creating texture on polymer clay.

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…

Learn to make your own polymer clay starter kit. What tools are really needed?

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.

You can find all kinds of cheap polymer clay tools on Amazon or other sellers who feature direct sellers from China.

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!

Small box with DIY metal cutters that I use with polymer clay.

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.

The Kemper Wipe Out Tool has an angled end that features a sharp edge that can smooth out an inside angle.

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!

One of my simplest polymer clay tips is that I use a pop-up box of tissues for general cleaning, blotting, and removing of paint from polymer clay projects.

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 the simplest …

Use quality brands of polymer clay for best results. More tips at The Blue Bottle Tree.

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 challenging and …

Keep polymer clay beads from rolling around during baking by placing them on accordion folded copy paper.

Polymer Clay Tip: Copy Paper

This tip seems like it’s so simple that it’s almost not even worth mentioning. But when I think back to when I …

I am impressed with how well these bead wires work for polymer clay bead holes.

Polymer Clay Bead Holes

How do you make holes in polymer clay beads? If you would have asked me that two weeks ago, I would have …

Use recycled mushroom boxes in your studio for gathering small items in one project. Perfect for beaders and jewelry makers.

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 the past …

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 will work …

School Supplies offer wonderful things for the crafter. Use Pencil Boxes for storage of small things in your craft studio.

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 “seasonal” aisle …