“I already have enough scrap clay to pave my driveway.”
When Anna made that playful remark about being able to pave her driveway with scrap polymer clay pieces, she was pretty new to the community here. But now that she’s been around awhile, I’m guessing her story has changed a bit.
That’s because I use every chance I can get to show you guys how to use up ALL of your polymer clay in creative ways. Nothing ever gets wasted in my studio.
For those of you who have not been around for very long, or that just want a review, today’s article will provide with with some helpful resource links to previously posted “scrap clay” articles:
- Polymer Clay Tutorial | Making Lentil Beads Using Your Scrap Clay: Wondering What To Do With Your Ever Expanding Pile Of Left Over Sculpey or Fimo Clay?
- Ideas and Instructions | Polymer Clay Projects Using Scrap Clay: Scrap Polymer Clay Left over Premo, Sculpey, Fimo & Kato Polyclay can be used for making beads, color mixes & polymer clay molds.
- Scrap Clay and Junk Beads Get No Respect: Video #25 – Polymer Clay Scraps – Don’t Throw Them Away.
- Polymer Clay Tutorial | Jupiter Planet Beads | Clay Extruder Gun: Video #113 – What on Earth To Do With Scrap Clay – Make Some Outer Space Beads.
- Jupiter Beads Made With a Clay Extruder, Scrap Clay and Old Canes: Spotlight – “This is my first lesson… OMG!!! In my 2 days off I made a ton of fabulous beads.” ~Melinda
- Lentil Beads From Scrap Polymer Clay – A Surprise Every time: Video #56 – About Using Scrap Polymer Clay To Make Unique Lentil Bead Designs.
- Here’s a “Never Throw That Clay Away” Polymer Clay Projects List: What To Do When Your Pile of Scrap Polymer Clay Goes From Mounds To Mountains.
So enjoy… and never feel guilty about all those distorted cane ends, muddy colors and designs that went wrong, ever again!
Turning a disappointing cane into fabulous beads is a satisfying accomplishment I’m sure. That is the beauty of this fabulous material, nothing is ever wasted. The ugly duckling turns into a beautiful swan. ~Alice
What do you do with your scrap clay? Post your comments below.