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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A sampling of what polymer clay artists are doing for the wedding season:

Toasting Glasses by EleganceEmbodied Unique Figurines Cake Topper by CakeTopperArt
Ring Dish by ClayConceptsInc Napkin Rings by minihandmade
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The interesting thing about this pendant tutorial is the use of wire for embellishment and support. You can use simple matching colours to fill your wire shapes or more complex gradients, blends and decorated surfaces. I do recommend using a …

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And I don’t mean the stone donuts. The real (well, faux) deal type donut. Rachel of Lines Across has this cute offering: a donut necklace tutorial. I would advise to bake much longer than she states – the 15 …

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This is a how-to for a specific product- in this case Using Lisa Pavelka’s Waterslide Transfers – but the concept is good. Transfers are one of those Great Big Fun concepts in clay and for straightforward no fail stuff… I …

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Owl and Pussycat Face Canes

Canes or millefiore are one of the best parts about polymer clay. Being able to make incredible detailed graphics or patterns and use them to create just about anything is a fabulous technique to learn.

Kathy’s Owl by Pamela Carman …

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Joan, a polymer clayer from the west coast of Canada, has a neat way to use the features of mokume gane stacks and a leaf cutter to create the vein effect on clay leaves (future beads in my case!). The …

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Here’s a quick run through of how to use an easily available product – Amazing Mold Putty which I’ve bought at Michael’s I believe – to make quick, useful molds.

Minor issues with your pulls can be teased into …

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This is a neat one – a bouquet of lovely flower pens to give as a gift for your grads perhaps. The tutorial actually covers how to make your own air dry polymer clay but I’d be using my oven …

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DIY Polymer-Clay-Pansy

If you like pansies these are the way to go for simple shaped flowers! The actual tutorial has a ton of step by step pictures to check out. You can use purple acrylic paint (on raw or baked) or good …

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Lovely faux, sweet treats, charming holders and stunning contrasts. Some of the polymer clay works that caught my eye on Flickr this week:

Faux Jade Pendant by Bridget Derc| Pie Slice Earrings by Abigail Sinclair | Photo Holders by Alessia …

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Polymer clay is perfect for miniatures. And here is a selection of tiny, charming minis in dollhouse scale:

Polymer Clay Baby by MinniesMiniatures Miniature Carrots by PureJoyMiniatures
Dessert Stand by BonAppetEats Landsknecht Figure by CWPoppets
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This tutorial is nifty – summery ice cream AND a review and test of one of Polyform’s newest products, SoufflĂ© clay. I have a little stash waiting for me to turn it into wonderfulness but until then we have this …

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I love seeing what folks are trying out in clay and even seeing what folks are doing with tried and true techniques. Somehow I find almost everyone puts their very own spin on the work they do, whether they intended …

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