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Polymer clay techniques, tutorials, gadgets, classes and most importantly... people creating great stuff.

May 23, 2017

Elephant Sculpture - Kenneth Weston's Polymer Claying for Conservation

How this elephant sculpture of a mother and her calf were imperiled by polymer clay baking confusion

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Feb 13, 2017

Find color schemes for Premo Sculpey colors in seconds

Color combinations for packaged Premo Sculpey colors made easy — and also get their blending/mixing recipes! No guessing. No tedious mixing and baking.

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Jun 25, 2016

It's Polymer Clay Art Inspiration Day!

Polymer clay art to launch you into an artist weekend full of creative projects and glitter!

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Jun 03, 2016

Following Your Dreams This Weekend

polymer clay, fairy, kathy davis

Believing in your dreams is one thing, building them is another. It doesn't take much to make something beautiful. Take a few minutes this weekend and...

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May 27, 2016

Share Yourself Through Your Art This Weekend

polymer clay, birds, ornaments

Sometimes we feel that making art is selfish. Click the image above to get a glimpse of Doreen Kassel's art in the video and you know that is not true. We might have to sometimes withdraw from others to create. But Art connects us to other people on a profound level. So enjoy creating and connecting this weekend!

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May 20, 2016

Take A Creative Leap This Weekend

polymer clay, necklace, sterling

Making this video was sparked by a desire to take a few chances this week. Watch it, and don't overthink your art or your life. Sometimes you've just got to just strap on your creativity and jump!

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May 13, 2016

Polymer Clay Art Inspiration Friday!

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Get your buds on this weekend

Here's a motivational video to get you up, get you into your studio space and CREATING! Don't let the demands of the past week weigh you down. Spend some time making and your soul will feel like blooming again.

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Apr 01, 2016

Go Beyond Polymer Clay Classes to MasterMind Modules

Polymer clay classes - instantly learn the latest techniques from master artists - KickFarter project

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Mar 09, 2016

How to Subscribe to ColorMixr After Your Free Trial is Over

This Subscribe to ColorMixr video shows how to keep your Fimo and Sculpey Premo color mixing tools after your free 30 day trial

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Dec 24, 2015

ColorMixr - Instantly Create Polymer Clay Colors That Look Great Together

ColorMixr instantly creates Fimo and Premo Sculpey color mixing recipes from your favorite photos, clothing and nature and art

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Dec 23, 2015

Instant ColorMixr Recipes from Your Photos

How you can use ColorMixr to quickly transform photos into Fimo and Sculpey Premo! polymer clay color recipes for your projects.

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Nov 18, 2015

Why 'Polymer Clay Color Inspirations' Made Me Cry

I own Polymer Clay Color Inspirations not because it contains color wheels, charts, palettes, mixing recipes, blending tips, and color combinations, but because it made me cry.

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Oct 23, 2015

ColorMixr User Guide - Color Wheel and Playing With Colors

Using the Color Mixing Wheel to play with polymer clay colors the easy way

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Oct 19, 2015

ColorMixr for Polymer Clay User Guide, FAQs and Answers

ColorMixr App hints and tips for creating the Fimo Professional & Premo Sculpey colors in seconds.

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Jun 27, 2015

Choose a New Rolling Organizer Before Your Old One Tries to Kill You Too!

My old rolling organizer failed in heavy traffic! Here’s how I survived and chose a great traveling craft storage container for my beads, jewelry making, scrapbooking and polymer clay

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Apr 27, 2015

Spock’s Craft Storage Solutions for Smart Polymer Clayers

Finding safe craft storage solutions for polymer clay and choosing cabinets, furniture, containers, boxes and wraps is easy with a few logical rules

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Jan 04, 2015

Baking Polymer Clay Perfectly Every Time

Baking polymer clay made easy. Answers to your questions on choosing oven temperature, timing and methods for cooking beads safely and beautifully.

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Dec 01, 2014

Sculpey Clay Conditioning Machine - Too Cheap for Polymer?

Sculpey Clay Conditioning Machine compared to Atlas 150 and other polymer clay pasta machines. Plus fixes for common problems so this budget tool works for you

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Jul 07, 2014

Which Oven Thermometer to Choose for Baking Polymer Clay?

Oven thermometer accuracy is critical to baking polymer clay. Which is best, the oven’s controller, a separate digital probe or a standard round one?

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May 16, 2014

Simple Slicer – THE Polymer Clay Tool for a Cane Klutz?

Can the Simple Slicer help cut polymer clay cane and mokune gane stacks into paper thin, uniform layers even if you’re all thumbs? Lee Ann Armstrong video interview, review and demo

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Apr 29, 2014

Polymer Clay Photography Frustration

heart, necklace, polymer clay

Yeah, this is a simple heart covered with mokume gane slices. But what is incredibly frustrating to me is how my cell phone camera highlighted the blues in the heart. It's a magenta/wine colored heart!

I don't have a CLUE where all that violet coloring came from. Maybe from the ambient daylight interacting with the gold leaf in the mokume slices?

Does anyone have any idea how I can prevent this optical effect? It didn't seem to show up in the agate beads that make up the necklace. Maybe there's a filter technique that I can use to counteract this?


Apr 08, 2014

Polymer Clay Gemstones - the Art of Deception - Authors Interview - Part II

Part 2 of Polymer Clay Gemstones - The Art of Deception video interview and review of the book by 4 artists

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Apr 08, 2014

Polymer Clay Gemstones - the Art of Deception - Review and Authors Video Chat

Polymer Clay Gemstones - The Art of Deception by Kim Schlinke & Randee M. Ketzel - A video interview with the authors and 4 other polymer artists.

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Apr 01, 2014

OxyClay! Go Beyond Translucent Polymer Clay to Transparency

Amazing OxyClay! It’s not translucent polymer clay, it’s the first transparent one made with bleach! In fact, it’s so invisible that it can only be viewed in the light of your imagination

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