‘Finishing’ Category

Acetone For Removing Fingerprints From Polymer Clay

Video #390: Of course it’s best to avoid getting finger prints on your polymer clay in the first place.

Drilling Holes In Your Polymer Clay Beads

Video #386: Making straight clean bead holes using a hand held metal twist drill bit.

How to Polish Polymer Clay Beads in a Rock Tumbler

Video #363: Introducing a new polishing substrate to use in your polymer clay rock tumbler.

Using Gilder’s Paste on Your Polymer Clay

Video #360: So many colors to work with… Red Tulip, Damson, German Silver and many more.

Renaissance Wax For Finishing Polymer Clay

Video #358: This microcrystalline polish was originally formulated at the British Museum in the 1950’s.

Polishing Papers For Sanding Polymer Clay Beads

Video #346: A low tech sanding and polishing solution that will get the job done!

Sanding and Buffing Your Polymer Clay Is Worth It

Video #337: It feels so silky… almost like running your fingers across a piece of the finest satin that money can buy.

Be Careful Which Varnish You Use With Polymer Clay

Video #326: Plus a Christmas (Singing) Surprise from the Lietz Family… Bloopers Included.

Waterproofing Hemp Cord Using PYM II

Video #281: I can now wear my bracelet again without smelling like a wet dog! ~Cindy Lietz

Simple Tips To Avoid Burning Your Polymer Clay

Video #280: The trick is to never let the temperature spike. ~Cindy Lietz

Liver Of Sulfur Metal Patina | Polymer Clay Tutorial

Video #237: “I’d love to see some tips on how to patina different types of wire and metal.” ~Michelle-A

Vol-034 Mar’2011 Back Issues Now Posted in Polymer Clay Library

Video Tutorials: 1: Rose Petal Beads; 2: Fill Bezels with Clay; 3: Wax Polishing Your Beads; 4: Grape Hyacinth Cane:

Finishing Wax as a Bead Polish | Polymer Clay Tutorial [Video]

Vid #196: “Is there any information about using Minwax with polymer clay? I tried it on a sample piece. It looks good now,… 95

Vol-029 Oct’2010 Back Issues Now Posted in Polymer Clay Library

Video Tutorials: 1: Texture Plates; 2: Distressed Paint Finish; 3: Embossed Metal Stamps; 4: Pumpkin Canes:

Distressed Paint Finish Video – Now Playing – Polymer Clay Library

“It opens a wide array of possibilities for even more surfacetreatments.” ~Koolbraider

Polymer Clay Tutorial | Distressed Paint Finish [Video]

Vid #175: I purposely leave little cracks and scratches in the beads, thenuse acrylic paint to antique them once they’re baked & sanded.”… 44

Vol-024 May 2010 Back Issues Now Posted in Polymer Clay Library

Video Tutorials: 1: Ivy Leaf Charms; 2: Leopard Cane; 3: UV Epoxy Resin; 4: Zebra Cane:

Baking Polymer Clay Beads and Pendants – Tips for Awkward Shapes

“Help Cindy! Can you tell me if there is a special way I should bake this item?” ~Aims

Use Gravity to Help Your Lortone Tumbler Perform Better with Beads

“I tend to save my baked beads now until I have a tumbler full and then tumble sand it.” ~Tina-H Many of you… 9

Use a Rock Tumbler for More Professional Looking Polymer Clay Beads

Spotlight: “Using the vibratory tumbler has improved my work 10 fold.” ~Rob-K

Making Jupiter Beads, Faux Raku plus Mod Canes for Fun and Profit

Spotlight: “Your selling tips paid off… Now my jewelry will be traveling across the country.” ~Carrie-W

Future Floor Polish for Polymer Clay Beads – 7 Interesting Facts

Are You Still Able To Find Future Floor Finish At Your Local Grocery Store? So what the heck does floor polish have to… 56

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