I told everyone they are getting slightly awkward clay bowls for Christmas – I’ve been playing with the potter’s wheel the last few months and the regular, non polymer clay – but I have a crochet friend who totally needs …
Etsy recently published a simple tutorial for making polymer clay napkin rings. Theirs involves making a faux wood texture but you could, of course, use any of your textures on hand (or, a handful of twigs, for a less faux …
Thanksgiving is on it’s way and there are some silly and sweet takes out in the clay world:
|Turkey Pin by Freeheart1||Tiny Pilgrims by MyWillies|
|Pumpkin Earrings by SuePsales||Pilgrim Sculptures by indigotwinholiday|
As wonderful as clay is, large beads weigh a fair amount. A whole string of them can be heavy. Hollow beads are the way to go. ArtyBecca has a method using cardstock or paper forms for the inners. Give it …
I’m not sure what my fascination is with mini foods but they’re tiny and adorable. The little noodles are even translucent!
As fall moves into winter (here at least!) and November really gets going, people are still claying merrily along:
- Angela ran a great kid’s class making ice cream pens. You should see the little works of art!
- Cabby Craft shares
A big plus for polymer clay ornaments is how easily you can personalize them. Some great Etsy examples:
|Bear and Station Wagon Ornament by PersonalizedOrnament||Christmas Tree by dewsdreams|
|Baby’s 1st Ornament by ClayArtbyDaresa||Snowman Ornament by MistysClayCuties|
Makin’s Clay has a great tutorial for a Halloween themed necklace. The necklace itself is made up of components which would individually be great little beads or decorations. You could attach the candy corn or pumpkins to post earring findings …
Okay, I admit it. I love browsing new clay stuff. I tell myself not to look too much because it can kind of suck you in and you can find elements of other’s designs creeping into your own.Sometimes, though, there …
Kathie of CuriousAndCatcat posted a simple tutorial for building a statement necklace with polymer clay. She uses acrylic paint to colour her white clay pieces but you could mix up your colours yourself if you have a couple bits to …
Niki Meiners, writing for Polyform (the Sculpey people!), offers us this simple but pretty poinsettia pin. She makes an off white poinsettia but you could do the same design with a red poinsettia by using pomegranate mixed with a …
Okay so these Etsy finds are more of the fun spooky than spooky spooky but clayers are talented folks and Halloween is certainly an entertaining theme:
|Bat Boy by APieceOfLisa||Frankenpod Squid by Noadi|
|Tombstone Earrings by PixieHearts||Zombie Pet|
Claire Wallis shows a simple but very effective method of creating a carved, backfilled and highlighted design on a polymer clay item. Step 1, step 2, step 3 and step 4 (above). Claire does hers on a bangle …
Fan picks, bright colours, great textures and interesting images. Basically, polymer clay peeps are super creative.
Michele of Michele’s Woman Cave offers up a tutorial for a simple Halloween decoration: this pumpkin stack. The quantities are proportional – she says one stick of clay which I guess could mean 1 package or 1/4 package or …
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