Premo, Fimo Classic, Fimo Soft and Sculpey III, all for a buck a block:
Yesterday was my lucky day… Michael’s had their 2oz polymer clay blocks on sale for less than what you can usually find them for on eBay. And the ebay polymer clay is sold as is, often with open packages and missing clay. I’m so excited! I just had to take a picture. It may not look like it, but there are 100 brand new packages of michaels polymer clay all piled up in the photo (nicely sorted by color categories of course :-).
Up here in Canada, we can pay up to $5.99 per 2oz block for some of the special effects polymer clays and $4.65 for the regular Premo! Sculpey and Fimo brands. At those prices, it can really add up… like 5 times as much!
So when clay is a buck, you gotta buy lots! I got mostly Premo clay but also threw in a few blocks of Fimo Classic, Fimo Soft and a couple of Sculpey III translucent (gasp… sculpey iii is my least favorite of all the polymer clay brands) since most of the Premo Translucent was already gone.
How fun is that, filling up your basket with clay! Chucking it in their as fast as I could find the colors and brands I wanted. Some old guy came over, whistling away, pretending he was interested in clay. Probably just waiting for his wife and wanted to see what the heck I was filling my basket with!
At the till, I was as polite as I could be… letting three ladies ahead of me with their purchases, knowing that my order would take a while to ring up. But one lady did end up getting stuck behind me she got all annoyed. "What is that stuff any ways? Why do you need so much of it? I’ll know next time, not to get behind you." (She must have forgotten she was Canadian and was supposed to be more polite than that :-)
How was I to know that the cashier would have to scan each and every package. Or that some of the UPC bar codes wouldn’t scan properly because of squished packaging. Maybe the impatient lady would have preferred that I wait until the store was completely empty before I rang out. Hey I did let the first 3 ladies through and this 4th impatient one came well after the cashier got started on my purchase. So I didn’t let her bring me down.
Any who… do you know why I need all this clay? It’s because I’m putting together some new polymer clay cane tutorials and instructions. Any one have any specific design requests? Let me know if you do in the comments section below.