Flying Saucers

A resolution for my clayful New Year is to use my scrap clay – and I have a lot of scrap clay – more productively. Like a lot of people, I make swirls from my scraps. If you haven’t tried …

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A quick video tutorial for the upcoming Chinese New Year – a traditional candy box made up as a miniature food charm. Have a watch!…

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No matter how I try and help it, I’m a bead freak. Clever beads are one of the main reasons I got into polymer clay. These lovelies are by Niki Meiners and she kindly shares the instructions right here.…

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This is a nifty combo tutorial – the making of the toadstool house jar plus how to add a candle to it. I’d probably leave it empty and use it to house little figures but the candle is a nifty …

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The tutorial is for a clever disco ball like pendant or a metallic fringe like pendant. I think the disco ball would be clever with the holographic foils and as a charm or favour for New Years parties. You could …

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Fun little earrings made to look like seasonal saltwater taffy slices – have a peak at the video and make some fun trinkets.…

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Here’s one bloggers try at making tile bracelet beads. The idea of building your cord channels out from the bead is interesting – you could then curve the front facing tile a little so that it arcs over them.

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If you’re looking for a sparkly ornament to work on – maybe with stir crazy off school kiddos? – Sculpey has a great twinkly star tutorial. You could customize your decorations to make it more ornate or add a …

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This tutorial uses metal leaf / foil that is slightly distressed to achieve a vintage look. I would experiment with the leaf on different coloured base clay (black probably or dark brown). You could use all sorts of ornate Victorian …

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This tutorial is a cutie! I do like how Nikki lucked out with the teacher being Shephard and a cute sheep ornament brainwave.…

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This tutorial has some cute ideas for combining simple but sweet looking polymer clay magnet characters with a chalkboard scene. You could make any sort of Christmas holiday scene with this or switch up your colours and designs and head …

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Polymer clay is fabulous for many reasons. Not the least of those is that you can make something great the very first time you use the material. Even the kiddos can make fabulous little pieces and the medium lends itself …

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Lindsay of Delighted Momma had a great design for a simple, sparkly garland. Using a simple cutter, glitter and plain clay she created a great piece for her holiday decor. Being a bead maker I’d probably have made the cut …

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Here’s another offering from written by Lianne and Paul Stoddard. This Saint Nick decoration is cheery, perfect to perk up your mantel this holiday season.…

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This little tree is clever – you could decorate it however you like – and would be great as a tabletop decoration or a hanging one. The idea of using the baking paper form as an armature is a useful …

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