Tag Archives: Polymer Clay

Victoria Sommers’ Polymer Clay Art


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 […]

Polymer Clay, An Overview

Rolling polymer clay into a log

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 […]

Turning a Loop in Wire for Jewellery Making

How to make a wire loop

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 – […]

Decorated Polymer Clay Bicone Beads

Polymer clay bead

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 […]

Rolling Bicone Beads from Polymer Clay

Roll a bicone bead from polymer clay

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 […]

Bead Making with Polymer Clay, An Overview


Bead makers will delight in the versatility of polymer clays and the speed at which the beads can be crafted. This simple necklace 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 […]

Polymer Clay Cake Toppers

Polymer clay cake toppers

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 […]

Armatures for Model Making

Armatures and wire

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 […]

Makin’s No-Bake Polymer Clay


MAKINS CLAY HAS NOW BEEN DISCONTINUED BY GEORGE WEIL, we recommend DAS air drying clay as an alternative. 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 […]

Gedeo Siligum for Making Silicone Moulds


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 […]

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