rose-cane

Rose canes are one of those canes I make absolute scads of. I usually use a slight variation on the tru-leigh rose and it works well for me. This one is a more tightly wound rose that would look lovely …

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mohave-stick-neckalce

Julie Picarello makes fantastic mokume gane and there’s a freebie tutorial on Sculpey.com with instructions for it. The tutorial uses Sculpey’s new Soufflé clay but I’m betting you can tweak the colours in the clay of your choice to make …

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Rose Stud Earrings

When I teach classes for new clayers I always do a variant on this rose to give people confidence. You can make a great little rose bead in moments and if you hate it, squish and try again. Most people …

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piggybank

Make a lucky penny keychain! The tutorial makes a neat embedded piggybank keychain. The bake times are a little low – I would bake an hour or so for this just to make it durable. If you keep the temperature …

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sculpeyearringspin

Amy decided her Premo and her cab molds would be the answer to a gift giving dilemma. She whipped up marbled dangles to use in earrings. The tutorial shows off Polyforms new cab mold which is pretty nifty. My only …

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fimo-air-mobile

The Crafts Channel has a video tutorial on how to use Fimo Air to create a mobile. Fimo Air – and the similar Sculpey products – are great for this kind of work where you want to hang larger pieces …

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Rachil of The Cwafty Blog has a tutorial to make a mini stylized carousel – something I actually haven’t seen in polymer clay, really. You can totally put your own spin… I’d probably make this sort of dimensional object into …

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FimoBowl_HeatherLighton_3

This one’s simple and adaptable. you can add designs and paint and textures. And while I don’t recommend using clay for food you could finish it with food safe resin and it would probably be safer to use to …

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Here’s a tutorial – this links to the first steps, with the others found in the photostream – by Patricia Roberts-Thompson for a great cuff bracelet. There are photos and text explanations (in the photo description) for each step. The …

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Emma Ralph makes fabulous clay beads and here’s a free tutorial of hers. The technique creates a faux anodized aluminum look. She uses her ultrafine glitter in the tutorial but mentions you can do this with mica powders or other …

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A cute necklace with a pretty bow on it. The tutorial uses simple clay techniques in the colour of your choice to make a great little decoration for a necklace. You could use strips from a blend to add dimensionality …

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flowers

Bring a touch of color into your crafting with one of these beautiful tutorials for a flower made of polymer clay.  Make them into a bouquet of flowers, a magnet, some buttons, a broach,  or just use your imagination to …

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Transfers onto clay can be tricky things. I never had a lot of luck with inkjet ones and now I don’t have an inkjet printer in the house anyways. I use laser printer transfer papers that work well but Shirley …

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It’s flip flop season here. Sculpey has a fun tutorial to make flower embellishments for your flip flops using Premo. They add the flip flops by sewing them on but I’d probably bake the flowers onto shoe or flat hair …

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This tutorial makes a nice, subtle button – you could get a totally different effect with a bright coloured clay and a white wash – to match your sewing project.…

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