How to Make Fimo Clay (Sculpey Clay) Mixes for Purple Jewelry Beads

Purple Bead Jewelry Inspiration

The perfect color for making polymer clay jewelry or a simple fimo bead… Purples bring peaceful beauty and majesty to all they grace:

Think Lavender water sprinkled on linens; Violet colored petals on a petite pansy flower; The rich royal velvet of a King’s robe; And a cluster of dusty hued grapes on the side of a wine and cheese platter at an art gallery event.

Polymer Clay Color Recipe CardThe recipes that were previously posted in this space [Rich Purple, Light Purple, Lavender Mist, Purple Wine] have been re-formated onto convenient downloadable index cards like the sample pictured to the left.

The actual size of each recipe card is 4″ x 6″.

Two recipe cards are now published every week. The A-Series cards are included with the weekly video membership option at my Polymer Clay Tutor Library (Very Affordable Pricing :)

And the B-Series (Bonus Recipes) are available for FREE to everyone who subscribes to my Polymer Clay Tutor Guest List (Weekly Email Newsletter).

I hope you enjoyed these color recipes on how to make Fimo clay and Premo Sculpey clay color mixes. Use them to make up your own purple jewelry accessories and purple bead projects. Here is an another article to read about the color purple: Polymer Clay Cane Designs Inspired by Dainty Spring Flowers

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  1. Cindy Erickson, 15 July, 2008

    Dear Cindy,

    You are the best!!! Thank you for these recipes :) Thanks for sharing all that you do! I want your video series so much, and will get it when I can find a way to afford them…in the meantime, thank you so much for sharing what you do! Keep on smiling, Girl! Your goodness is catchy!

    Sincerely, Cindy

  2. Cindy Lietz, 16 July, 2008

    You’re Welcome Cindy… You are the reason why I like to teach!

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  3. Andrea R, 19 July, 2008

    Thanks for the great tips and color recipes Cindy. You’re the best!!!

  4. Cindy Lietz, 20 July, 2008

    You’re very welcome Andrea!

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  5. Nettonya R, 11 June, 2011

    Hi, Cindy,

    I’m going through my recipe cards in preparation for mixing up the colors.

    When I have baked my sample for each card, what would you recommend that I use to glue it to the card? I suspect Weldbond, from your use of it in many of your projects.

    Also, I tend to use only Premo and I notice that some of your colors are in Fimo or Kato clays. If I decided to mix those colors, how compatible are the clays to one another?


  6. Cindy Lietz, 12 June, 2011

    @Nettonya R: Your suspicions are correct! Weldbond works beautifully for gluing your baked color dots to your recipe cards. For this kind of thing though, double stick tape or a glue dot will also work.

    As far as mixing colors, if you mean, can you swap out Premo colors for Fimo or Kato colors in a recipe, the answer is no. Although you can mix brands together (see article linked by my name), the color pigments and strengths are not the same. For example, 1 part of Black Premo would not mix the same as 1 part Kato or 1 part Fimo.

    With those older recipes, just stick to the brand it suggests. Somewhere along the road, I decided to stick with Premo for my color recipes to avoid that very issue as well as keep things consistent. It will likely stay that way for the foreseeable future.

  7. Nettonya, 12 June, 2011

    Thanks, Cindy.

    I appreciate your time and concise answers.

    I bought some Kato for a particular project for a workshop, as that is what the instructor uses for strength in her projects, and find it difficult to condition.

    A member of our guild uses Fimo almost exclusively, for the same reason (strength), and I also have difficulty with conditioning it. So, to see your article on the mixing of Premo and Fimo Quick Mix was interesting. For now, I think I will stay with Premo, as I can condition it better than the others.

  8. Silverleaf, 13 June, 2011

    I only use Premo and no longer have any Fimo or Kato and have no wish to buy them for the sake of a few colour chips, so I had a problem when I came to mix up some of the older recipes.

    For some I just substituted the nearest Premo colour instead – the mixed colours weren’t exactly the same as Cindy’s version but I liked them anyway and they worked as a palette so that was fine with me.

    For some other colours my substitution recipe made colours that either I didn’t like, or were very different to Cindy’s. For these I experimented and ended up creating my own recipe for the colour and I got pretty close to Cindy’s, as far as I can tell comparing against the colours on my screen anyway. Either way I like the colours and my Premo-ified palettes work so I’m happy.

  9. Nettonya, 13 June, 2011

    Thanks, Silverleaf. I was thinking much the same as you. When I need colors for which the recipes call for Kato or Fimo clays, I will mix the closest I can get through the use of Premo.

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