Archive for Finishing

Acetone For Removing Fingerprints From Polymer Clay

Removing Fingerprints From Polymer Clay Using AcetoneVideo #390: Of course it’s best to avoid getting finger prints on your polymer clay in the first place.

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Drilling Holes In Your Polymer Clay Beads

Drilling Polymer Clay BeadsVideo #386: Making straight clean bead holes using a hand held metal twist drill bit.

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How to Polish Polymer Clay Beads in a Rock Tumbler

Polishing Polymer Clay In A Rock TumblerVideo #363: Introducing a new polishing substrate to use in your polymer clay rock tumbler.

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Using Gilder’s Paste on Your Polymer Clay

Using Gilders Paste On Your Polymer ClayVideo #360: So many colors to work with… Red Tulip, Damson, German Silver and many more.

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Renaissance Wax For Finishing Polymer Clay

Renaissance WaxVideo #358: This microcrystalline polish was originally formulated at the British Museum in the 1950′s.

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Polishing Papers For Sanding Polymer Clay Beads

Polishing Papers Polymer Clay TutorVideo #346: A low tech sanding and polishing solution that will get the job done!

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Sanding and Buffing Your Polymer Clay Is Worth It

Sanding vs Not Sanding Polymer ClayVideo #337: It feels so silky… almost like running your fingers across a piece of the finest satin that money can buy.

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Be Careful Which Varnish You Use With Polymer Clay

Polymer Clay Tutor Christmas TreeVideo #326: Plus a Christmas (Singing) Surprise from the Lietz Family… Bloopers Included.

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Waterproofing Hemp Cord Using PYM II

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

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Simple Tips To Avoid Burning Your Polymer Clay

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

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Liver Of Sulfur Metal Patina | Polymer Clay Tutorial

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

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

Polymer Clay Video Tutorials Volume 34

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

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

Wax Polishing Your Polymer Clay BeadsVid #196: “Is there
any information about
using Minwax with polymer
clay? I tried it on a sample
piece. It looks good now, but
will it stay good?” ~Claycass

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

Polymer Clay Video Tutorials Volume 29

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

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Distressed Paint Finish Video – Now Playing – Polymer Clay Library

Polymer Clay Distressed Paint Finish It opens a wide
array of
possibilities
for even more surface
treatments.”
~Koolbraider

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Polymer Clay Tutorial | Distressed Paint Finish [Video]

Distressed Paint Finish on Polymer ClayVid #175: I purposely
leave little cracks and
scratches in the beads, then
use acrylic paint to antique
them once they’re baked &
sanded.” ~Silverleaf

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

Polymer Clay Video Tutorials Volume 24

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

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Baking Polymer Clay Beads and Pendants – Tips for Awkward Shapes

Polymer Clay Penant

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

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Use Gravity to Help Your Lortone Tumbler Perform Better with Beads

Lortone Rock Tumbler

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

Many of you have started to use a rock tumbler for polishing your polymer clay beads. This is great time saver that will help to Read More→

Use a Rock Tumbler for More Professional Looking Polymer Clay Beads

Modified Planet Beads by Rob Kerfoot

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

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

Jupiter Beads by Carrie

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

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Future Floor Polish for Polymer Clay Beads – 7 Interesting Facts

Future Floor Finish for Polymer Clay

Are You Still Able To Find Future Floor Finish At Your Local Grocery Store?

So what the heck does floor polish have to do with beads anyway? A lot actually! Those of you who have been around polymer clay for awhile, will likely already Read More→