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Fixing Bubbles in Your Flat Baked Polymer Pieces

Polymer Clay Fixing BubblesVideo #372: Even when flaws show up after baking, there is still something you can do.

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How To Keep Bubbles Out Of Your Polymer Clay

Avoiding Bubbles Polymer ClayVideo #371: Tricks of the trade to help make your polymer clay projects look more professional.

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Avoiding Fingerprints On Your Polymer Clay Projects

Avoiding Fingerprints on Polymer ClayVideo #370: Finger prints and flaws will make you look like an amateur, which is not a good thing.

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How to Salvage and Re-use Leftover Color Blend Pieces

Saving Your Color Blends - Polymer Clay TutorVideo #278: Plus a handy tip that lets you see all of beautiful color blends at a glance. ~Cindy Lietz

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Tips For Filling Metal Bezels | Polymer Clay Tutorial [Video]

Filling Bezels with Polymer ClayVid #195: “Metal adds
a little something extra
to polymer clay. I think these
bezels are great and can see
making little PC charms with
them as well.” ~Phaedrakat

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Mixing Custom Color Recipes | Polymer Clay Tutorial [Video]

Mixing Color RecipesVid #193: “Can you say
MUD!!? I’ve had my fair
share of mixing the wrong
colors together but thanks to
your color recipes I’m doing a
lot better now!” ~Katina-K

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Inlay Technique for Polymer Clay Jewelry, Faux Bone Pendant [Q&A]

Polymer Clay Inlay Pendant “I never had any interest in this type of inlay design before, but now… I need to know how!” ~Linda-K

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Most Asked Beginner Question… How To Bake Polymer Clay Properly

Baking Polymer Clay Beads “I am new to working with polymer clay and the biggest problem I have is with the baking process.” ~Shari-R

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Polymer Clay Tutorial | Poppy Flower Beads for Your Jewelry Projects

Poppy Beads

Vid #125: “Yes, yes, a big yes for the poppy beads! Please show us how to make them!” ~Squash

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Polymer Clay Instructions – 5 Tips to Make Your Bead Life Easier

Beads on Piercing Wire

Want Better Beads that Look More Professional? Then Don’t Ignore these Simple Basics:

Little things can sometimes make all the difference in the world! Today’s post provides you with 5 polymer clay bead making tips to always keep in mind: Read More→

Cornstarch and Polymer Clay Beads | Things That Belong Together

Baking Polymer Clay Beads In Cornstarch

Wondering if Alex Trebek Ever Used this as a TV Game Show Category on Jeopardy… LOL:

Last week I posted an informal survey asking for feedback about your favorite polymer clay tools and supplies. However, after a total of 23 comments, no Read More→

Polymer Clay Techniques | Is Conditioning Really that Important?

Conditioning Polymer Clay

Hmmmm… Let Me See… YESSSSS!!!

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Craft Room Organization – Specific Advice for Storing Polymer Clay

Polymer Clay Storage

Your Precious Blocks of Premo or Fimo Clay Will Get Damaged if You Don’t Store Them Properly:

Now that Spring has officially arrived, it’s time to do a little organizing around the craft room. This should include cleaning Read More→

Shiny Beads – 6 Tips for Getting a Polymer Clay Gloss Finish

Shiny Polymer Clay

How To Get Your Polymer Clay Beads To Sparkle Like Glass:

One of the wonderful qualities about polymer clay is that it can be polished to a very glassy finish… if you use the proper techniques. Below are 6 tips to help make your beads shine. Read More→

Polymer Clay Tutorial | Faux Turquoise Beads For A Unique Bracelet

Faux Turquoise Polymer Clay Beads

An Old Food Processor Will Come In Very Handy For This Faux Stone Project:

Right now I am working on the next set of polymer clay tutorials to add to the video library. Due to popular demand, one of those videos is all about making Read More→

How To Make Beads | You Must First Condition Your Polymer Clay

Conditioning Polymer Clay

Not Conditioning Your Clay Properly, Will Lead To Disappointment:

If you have worked with polymer clay for awhile, the process of conditioning your Fimo or Sculpey is second nature. You know it needs to be done, so you Read More→

Make Polymer Clay Pendants and Flat Beads Smooth and Bubble Free

Trapped Air Bubbles in Polymer Clay

Trapped Air in Your Polymer Clay Beads or Pendants Can Quickly Ruin a Piece of Jewelry:

There are a few tricks that you can do to prevent air from getting into your clay. Here are a few of them along with some tips for Read More→

Conditioning How To – Polymer Clay Tools, Techniques and Instructions

Conditioning Polymer Clay By Hand

Several different ways to condition Fimo clay?

I don’t have a pasta machine. Is there another way to condition the clay? I didn’t realize the amount of work involved when I bought the clay. Can I use a roller instead of a pasta machine? Read More→

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:

If you ‘play’ with polymer clay, you are definitely going to end up with lots of scraps. They come from cane designs that didn’t Read More→

Translucent Sculpey Clay, Fimo Clay, Premo, Cernit, Kato | Comparison

Translucent Clay Brand Comparison

7 Things to Know About Translucent Polymer Clay for Jewelry Bead Making:

There are so many things to learn about the different brands of polymer clays. Today’s article will focus on a special type of clay called translucent. It is Read More→

Art Teachers Resources: 10 Tips for Polymer Clay Kids Craft Projects

Sculpey Club Penguin Sculpture

No need to “dumb down” polymer clay instructions for children. You’ll be amazed how quick they learn:

Q: Hello Cindy – Next week I begin teaching middle schoolers different craft techniques & I’m starting with Fimo Clay
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Fimo, Premo, Sculpey Clay Storage Ideas | Baking Polymer Clay Oven

Your Questions Answered

1) Ideas for keeping your polymer clay tidy  and organized after the packages have been opened.

2) What kind of toaster oven is best for baking fimo clay and other PC brands? My kitchen oven is too big. Read More→