It’s no secret: I make tons of decorative items with polymer clay. One of the things I miss the most about polymer clay and like the most about ceramic clay is the making of useful, functional ware. Polymer clay needs …

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This tutorial is timely – with Easter around the corner a few egg cups might help (and if you’re like me you have a couple anyways). These ones would show off your fancy eggs even if you’re not likely to …

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PolymerClay1The color green has long been associated with the well known holiday of Saint Patrick himself.  It’s said that if you are caught not wearing some type of green attire on this day, you can be pinched!  Ouch!  Well, St. …

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I often end up borrowing from cake decorating tutorials to get the inspiration for simple clay sculpts and this one was particularly perfect. This colourful tutorial for decorative Easter chicks comes by way of Monika from Germany. The tutorial is …

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Mixing up clay and paint and stencils makes some great bookmarks as Judy proves with this tutorial. You could use the exact same technique to decorate anything clay. Covers for notebooks or tags for gifts or magnets.…

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Josie, the blogger who shared this tutorial, offers these as religious Easter eggs but I think they’re perfect for anyone. And, as she mentioned, they’d make great word pebbles.

Josie uses air dry clay for the project and makes …

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Here’s a flexible tutorial for how to make a very blinged out pavé style pendant. Amy comments that she uses acrylic and air dry clay for her first try because you can’t bake the less expensive acrylic rhinestones… but I’ve …

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My daughter’s favourite socks are all argyle patterns. That might seem a little out there but a lot of them are cheerful, bright argyles and this cane tutorial just has the same vibe. As always, Karen Mijoy graciously shares this …

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This one was supposed to be a Valentine’s Day project but I personally think monsters are suitable for any day of the year and hugging monsters are just the thing for a fun message. Stephanie shares a monster how-to that …

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This tutorial by Ramya is how to add an ice cream embellishment to a card but you could use the same process for any design. Seeing how folks use clays – in this case, air dry – to embellish other …

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Usually I’m drooling over Stephanie’s beautiful miniature foods but she does lovely all sorts of sculpting work. The owl in this tutorial is a great example of simple style that can be embellished endlessly. You should have a read of …

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Tree cane # 8

A few weeks ago, as I poked through Flickr for some great cane finds I saw that Wendy Jorre de St Jorre was doing a project with a different tree cane each week. She has shared a photo tutorial on …

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One of those great gifts for your knitting and crochet friends! Sarah from Repeat Crafter Me posted a tutorial to make these.

Picture by Sarah from Repeat Crafter Me.…

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Dimitra posted a cute take on a trinket dish tutorial on Zina’s EfZinCreation’s. The best thing about making this sort of item from polymer clay is how quick and easy it is to customize or personalize your dish. Depending on …

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Here’s a tutorial for quick Valentine’s Day gift for your bestie: a split heart necklace where you each take half. You can texture the heart, add paint, canes or leave it simple. You could make the charms to go on …

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