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Polymer Clay

  • Polymer clay is a highly versatile, non-toxic, modelling material that can be hardened by baking in the home oven. Once baked it is permanent and can be cut, sawn, glued, painted and more. It is sold in a wide range of colours which can be mixed together to make further colours. Most brands also produce a “transparent” or translucent clay which

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  • with Sue Heaser Turning a loop neatly in the end of a piece of wire has many uses in jewellery-making. Here is what you will need: wire - the easiest thickness for beginners to use is between 22 gauge (0.7mm thick) and 18 gauge (1.2mm thick), round nose pliers, wire cutters. Turning a Loop - Step 1 Hold one end of the wire in your non-working hand

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  • with Sue Heaser Decorating a polymer clay bicone shaped bead with self-made canes, adds to the diversity of bead making techniques. Cane slices give bicone beads a wonderful central swirl to the bead. You will need the following tools and materials; a spiral cane (see here for how to make a spiral cane), polymer clay - in a contrasting or matching

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  • with Sue Heaser Bead making is such as satisfying pastime. Working with different combinations of polymer clay and various techniques, you can create your own unique beads. Bicone beads are almost magical to make and only need a little practice to get them perfect. You will need the following tools and materials; polymer clay in the colour of your

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  • Bead makers will delight in the versatility of polymer clays and the speed at which the beads can be crafted. This simple necklace (right) was crafted in less than an hour. A black polymer clay was loosely mixed with a pearlised polymer clay and then rolled into a log. The cane was divided into 9 and these were then hand rolled into the long beads

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  • We often send out regular orders to our customers, but our curiosity was piqued when we began to receive an order every Tuesday for polymer clay from customer Cheryl Locke. Julie (who is an important member of our sales team here, and will often answer your calls) decided to investigate Chery's email address which included the word 'artlockedesigns

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  • An armature is the framework or skeleton used as the base when making models of figures or animals. A good starting point for a model is a scale sketch or marquette. Once the design has been established, the 'skeleton' can be added to a full size sketch. This will help determine the size of the armature framework and where any joints will occur. T

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  • Makin's Clay has been formulated as an air-dry polymer clay and the 'safe non-toxic' message on the box makes it ideal for children (over 3 years old) to use. According to these instructions inside the box, Makin's Clay: "Can be shaped, rolled, stretched, or sculpted. Clay dries with normal exposure to air after approximately 24 hours (drying time

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  • These silver earrings were made from Art Clay Silver clay. They are a simple project for anyone who has never used this precious metal clay. I used just 10g (5g for each earring) which I divided into two pieces. Digital scales are useful for weighing into equal sizes. To make the shape, I rolled each piece of clay into a ball and then pierced the b

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  • Gedeo Siligum Mould Paste is a fast setting 2 part silicone moulding paste for moulding small objects with resin, polymer clay or Art Clay Silver clay. The silicone mould is smooth and flexible and can be used for over 50 casts. It is fast setting (5-10 minutes) and will replicate the smallest detail. The silicone moulding putty is made by combinin

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  • The Pocket Color Wheel (yes color - it is made in the U.S.A.) is an essential tool for learning all about colour. The wheel consists of three cardboard discs which are joined in the centre. The middle wheel has the 12 main colours positioned equally around the edge while the discs either side have holes cut-out which reveal different colour results

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  • Method You can use the Makin's extruder to create consistently sized and shaped polymer clay 'logs' for making canes to decorate beads etc (see how to use the extruder from our page Using an Extruder with Polymer Clay). For this cane, three colours of clay and two disc shapes were chosen. The red clay was used to create the + shape. The green and y

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  • Most polymer clay manufacturers offer effects clays such as pearlescent, glitter and transluscent. There are also a number of materials which can be used to add effects to the clays including foils, mica powders such as Jacquard Pearl-Ex, resins and liquid clays. These are perfect for jewellery making. Metal Leaf Sue Heaser's necklace (above) was m

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  • The tools you will need for working with polymer clay are determined by what you want to make with it. If you're on a budget, and just want to try the clays out, many of the tools can be found around the house. Once tools have been used with polymer clay they should not be used for preparing food. When the polymer clay first comes out of the packet

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  • The simple design for this handmade card can be used for Valentines Day or any other romantic occasion. Polymer clay is very lightweight when it is rolled out thinly and once baked it remains robust and durable. Step 1 Break off a lump of red clay and knead it until soft and flexible. Do the same with a smaller amount of pink. Squeeze the colours t

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  • I was trying to recreate Sue Heaser's perfectly worked spiral cane when I started to make these beads out of left over polymer clay. However, a lack of practice and patience resulted in a skew-whiff pink and white version which I decided to use regardless. The black and white 'spiral' cane was deliberately made to emulate the first. With the remain

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  • The malleable polymer clay can be shaped or moulded using a number of methods. A simple way to create consistent shapes is to use a cutter and rolling strips (or CD cases as in the example below). The polymer clay is first conditioned by holding and working it. The heat from your hands makes the clay soft enough to roll out and then shape. Step 1 P

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  • The ability to create long lengths of uniform shapes from polymer clay helps with the cane making process. A simple chequered cane can be accomplished from the square shaped disc. Using 2 in black and 2 in white, the square extruded shapes can be pushed together (as in the image, right), reduced and then sliced to decorate beads and other items. Mo

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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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  • This ethnic necklace was made by a complete novice from left over polymer clay. Although there was more black than white, both colours were rolled into logs of the same length. The logs were then placed side by side, folded in half and rolled together into one log. The log was divided evenly with a sharp craft knife by halving, halving again, and s

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