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  • Reduce, reuse, recycle - here's a fun way to add bling to used glass jars for Christmas, parties or weddings. Simply make up a solution of the glistening Pearl Ex pigments and clear Deka Cristal glass paint and decorate away! How to Mix the Pearl Ex and Glass Paint Solution Jacquard Pearl Ex Pigments can be combined with practically any viscous m

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  • These stunning silver balls have been made using cork clay as a core. The cork clay can be moulded to any shape, allowed to dry and then used as a former or core for the Art Clay Silver clay. The best way to work with the cork clay core is to push a cocktail stick or toothpick into it to use as a handle. This can then be stuck in a small blob of un

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  • Using foil or metal leaf to decorate polymer clay can be very effective. They technique is surprisingly simple yet very effective. Sue Heaser's necklace was made by rolling out a piece of black clay and laying a sheet of Lisa Pavelka Craft Foil over it. The mylar backed foil needs to be placed shiny side up before it is burnished by rubbing it with

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  • Preparation before Firing Great News! Although the following still applies to Art Clay Silver Clay, the New Art Clay Silver clay formula has increased the working time of this product! See our "New Formula Art Clay Silver Clay - Tried & Tested by Joy Funnell" page to find out more! Allow your grey white pieces of Art Clay Silver clay to dry tho

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  • Imagination is all you need, along with findings from around the home plus many of the materials from this web site. Newspaper and wall paper paste make excellent papier mâché as does paper pulp combined with CMC (Methyl Cellulose) paste or Silk Paper Medium. This Newclay Dragon was made by 11 year old Liam Farlow Newclay is a nylon reinforced mo

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  • We're always surprised at just how versatile polymer clay really is. Victoria Sommers very kindly sent us some photographs which illustrate this well. Glass and translucent polymer clay These decorative pots have evolved from glass jars and glasses that have been covered in a clever layer of blended polymer clay. Victoria has used a translucent pol

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  • Maisie Parker sells her hand painted glass from a small craft shop in Baltimore in South West Cork in Ireland. The stunning effect is created by first drawing a design with outliner. The outliner is allowed to dry before filling in the spaces with the chosen glass paint. The glass paints give a transparent colour which can be intensified by paint

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  • A selection of wedding jewellery madeby Helen Cooper using silk fibres, Merino/silk fibres, Ribbon and Wires. The flowers were made by creating the silk paper, then moulding it into shape and stitching the petals together. The band of the necklace and bracelet were also made from silk/merino fibres, although it is obscured by the ribbons and wire,

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  • Angelina fibres are very versatile and can be used in a number of ways. The iridescent Angelina fibre is very soft can be fused together to make sheets of web-like paper, angel wings, incorporated into other fibres for needle felting or spinning into a yarn, or moulded into a 3-dimensional shape. Customer Jean Rogers created these items, made using

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  • Here we have discovered a fun and simple way to bind the heat bondable Angelina fibres into a three-dimensional shape. The fibres need only a very small amount of indirect heat to make them fuse, in this instance, boiling water is involved so please take care! Please note, this project is not suitable for children as it involves the use of boiling

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  • Jacquard Lumiere paints come in a range of highly pigmented metallic and pearlescent colours. They can be used on a variety of materials including fabrics, leather, wood, paper, clay and knits. This thick paint is smooth to apply and does not spread, allowing good control during application. It can be heat set on fabric with an iron and remains fle

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  • The new formula Art Clay Silver clay will shortly be available from the George Weil website. We asked expert Joy Funnell (see Joy's website where you can find out about her courses) to test and comment. Here is her very positive feedback! Joy's Oriental Pagoda made from the new formula Art Clay Silver clay before and after enamelling "The clay feel

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  • We've extended our range of modelling and jewellery making materials to include a selection of Pebeo's Gedeo Resins, silicone moulds and Siligum silicone moulding putty. The Gedeo Crystal Clear Resin has been trusted by professional and fashion designers for over ten years. It has a high transparency and strength and is ideal for mouldings, inclusi

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  • A response to our email asking for your opinions about printing a catalogue this year, gave us this very pleasant response from lace maker and jewellery maker, Louise West. She wrote; 'I personally like to be able to hold the catalogue and browse through it. It is my first port of call if I want something. The main problem with the website, is very

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  • Although the price of Art Clay Silver has been affected by the rise in price of silver, this valuable clay remains popular with our customers. Work Smart and Plan Take care when working with Art Clay Silver to get the most out of it with little waste. Here are some tips: Plan your project before you start. Work out how to make the item as efficient

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  • Sue Heaser's book 'Magical Metal Clay Jewellery' is an excellent introduction to crafting with precious metal clays such as Art Clay Silver clay. Art Clay Silver clay consists of finely ground pure silver mixed with non-toxic binders and water. When fired, the binders burn away leaving pure, 99.9% silver. Sections In the first chapter Basic Techni

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  • Cubic Zirconia (CZ) is the cubic crystalline form of zirconium dioxide, an inorganic metal oxide mainly used in ceramic materials. Diamond vs CZ The CZ gemstone has more light dispersion (fire) and is heavier than a diamond. Although a real diamond is about 500 times harder than a Cubic Zirconia, they are relatively hard compared to other gemstones

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  • The Art Clay Silver Starter Kit contains everything to learn about making silver items out of this precious metal clay. There's no need to invest in expensive items such as kilns while you're learning. The kit contains a firing mesh which can be used on a gas hob. The decision to invest in a kiln comes with experience and the need to experiment (fi

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  • Here's proof of just how colourful and versatile polymer clay can be for jewellery makers. This pendant and earrings were created from Premo Sculpey clay by customer Hazel Hampshire. Hazel began by making a number of different style canes (Learn how to make your own effective Millefiori cane flower). She then pushed them all together to make a larg

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  • The glistening Angelina fibres can be used in a number of ways. This 15 denier synthetic fibre has a low melting point. This means it can be fused together easily to make a flat sheet. Fusing the Fibres using boiling water These vessels were made by inserting the fibres between two plastic pots and adding boiling water to the top pot. The fibres th

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