Focal Bead

The bead above is one I made that I buffed to a nice moderate shine with a combination of sanding, more sanding and a lot of rubbing on jeans. I later went on and used a dremel to bring it …

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I’m pretty sure everyone knew before me but the bestest trick for making consistent button holes? A corn cob poke. Since I’ve been making all sorts of buttons, I grabbed a package of them at the dollar store. This poke …

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Sutton Slice tutorial.7

If you clay, you may have heard of the Sutton slice technique. I’m not that familiar with it so went looking for a quick run down and lucked out! Larissa Joonas has a photo tutorial of a basic go at …

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On the flip side of organizing your clay… have you ever thought about using your clay to organize? These nifty items on Etsy are all polymer being used to organize: thoughts, earrings, pencils and notes.

1. Red Notebook by DesignsbyFM

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Clay in Boxes

Somewhere along the line, you may begin to accumulate a lot of clay. Since I no longer live in the city I tend to stock up when I luck out and get to visit a Michaels. Or I order scads …

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Studio Redo045

Part of the reason I’m always looking for clay organization and storage solutions is because I’m always looking for how to make my studio work better. This is a shot of the clay area in Mags Bonham’s studio. She’s posted …

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This is a great way to keep your Kemper Cutters (and really, any of the other small cutters) organized! You can see a little bit more detail in the other picture. Pam also does lovely work which deserves a …

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One thing many polymer clay artists share is a love of tools.  Check out this post by Polymer Clay Smoosher guild member 2GoodClaymates discussing the many things you can use an extruder for, and a great organizational idea!

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Todd's Toys and Miniatures

Todd's Toys and Miniatures

If you are interested in creating miniature polymer clay food, like these adorable gelatin dishes, surf on over to Todd’s Toys and Miniatures, and check out their Top Tips page by clicking here.

[tags]todd’s toys …

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Fireworks Cane

Fireworks Cane

Inspired by our U.S. tradition of Fireworks on the Fourth of July in celebration of Independence Day, I created this cane and wrote up a tutorial which you can visit by clicking here.

[tags]fireworks cane tutorial, make messes, …

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pccchallengeIf you haven’t yet, head over to Polymer Clay Central to vote in their July Challenge. The theme this month was “celebrations,” and the artwork to vote on is just as exuberent as you would expect with that theme!  Click

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progresspossibilities This is sure to be a treat for any polymer clay artist!  The IPCA has just released the book Progress and Possibilities: 2005-2008.  Made up of winners from their annual juried exhibition, this book will not only delight and …

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from Polymer Clay Express

from Polymer Clay Express

If you’re having a “Manic Monday,” but can still manage to carve out about a half hour of creative time, why not try making these small scrap dragons brought to you by Polymer Clay Express? The …

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by Seana

by Seana

On Thursday mornings (ET in the U.S.,)  Jackie Sieben hosts a polymer clay chat, “Discussions from the ClayPen”  over at the Polymer Clay Central forums.

It’s a great chance to chat with fellow polymer clay artists, and ask …

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by Heather Powers

by Heather Powers

Last week, I posted Cindy Lietz’s thoughts on packaging.  When I saw this unique packaging idea from Heather Powers of Humblebeads, I knew I had to share it.    She’s offering a beach-inspired grab bag on etsy …

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