My Favorite Polymer Clay Tools & Supplies From 2016

Favorite 2016 Tools & Supplies - Polymer Clay TutorVideo #763: Be sure to watch to the end of this video for a sneak peak of some items I will be covering in the first quarter of 2017.

To keep up the tradition that I started last year in 2015, here is another year-end review of my favorite tools and supplies… this time from the 2016 year.

There were a lot of new products released this year, so obviously I couldn’t put them all in my favorites list. But here are the ones that I keep coming back to time and time again.

As mentioned in the video, I have included a list of links to both the product videos that I did on these products over the past year, and to the affiliate links to where you can buy them. The list is long and you will see the links posted just under under the video.

Make sure to leave a comment about your favorite products this year and ones you would like to see me review next year.

Do watch to the end of the video, for a sneak peak at some of the products I will be reviewing early in 2017. Enjoy and let’s all have a HAPPY 2017 :)

Do you have any suggestions for videos on tips, techniques or products you would like to learn more about? Let me know in the comments section below!

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Cindy Lietz SignaturePolymer Clay Tutor
  1. Francine Serre, 14 January, 2017

    Hi Cindy, I would love to get the ‘revolving four tray bin’! I live in Montreal and it seems
    that there is no way they can deliver this item to Canada! There is something about weight, size
    of package or ?
    I searched with and they hold it, but at $200+ CA!
    As you are also living in Canada, I was wondering if you have an advice for me? I really need
    to organize my ‘creation room’, it is a mess!
    Thank you for this video, I think I will use many of your suggestions!

    Have a nice day,

  2. Maria C, 14 January, 2017

    Hi Cindy,

    Thank you for sharing all of the cool stuff. I’m really excited about the new liquid clays and plan to save my pennies for the Lucy Clay pasta machine on steroids.

    I have a question about using tiny cookie cutters. How do you get the clay out of the cutter without warping it? Do you use water or cornstarch?


  3. Cindy Lietz, 15 January, 2017

    Hi Maria, You can try either… but for the really small holes, it can be tricky to get them out without distorting them. I have blown through them like a straw to pop them out without wrecking them, but on those super tiny ones your ears might pop before you can blow them out. If you can find something with a flat tip like a skewer, sometimes that can work too. Let me know if any of those worked!

  4. Francine Serre, 15 January, 2017

    Hi Cindy,
    I finally found the revolving four tray bin, and ordered it at $100. plus delivery, with!
    I had seen it at that price, but couldn’t go back to it, all I could get was at $200!
    There was only one left, with a discount store!
    Thank you for everything you share with us, Cindy, you are of great help!


  5. Cindy Lietz, 15 January, 2017

    Sorry for the slow response Francine, but it looks like you have already found an answer to your problem. I live very close to the border so for items like that I can sometimes pick them up from the States, so I didn’t have a good suggestion for you anyway. Glad you found a more reasonable price than $200… that’s insane! I am happy that it ended up working out! :)

  6. Carol N, 04 February, 2017

    If anyone would know, then I’m betting on your encyclopedic mind to help me find an item I’ve been looking for for years now. I bought a key holder at an arts and crafts show a number of years back that was a simple barrel about 3″ long with a spring-loaded pull-out ring at one end that turned to stay open so keys could be attached. The barrel was covered with a polymer sheet probably about two playing cards thick into which motifs had been added. My son-in-law is crazy about it and would love to have one. Can you help me find a source for this blank? If I were clever on this machine I could send a photo, but alas I’m only able to do e-mail. Love your site and read it every time it comes out. But it no longer shows a “like” button. sigh. Sincerely, Carol

  7. Cindy Lietz, 05 February, 2017

    Hi Carol, thank you so much for you sweet words! :) In regards to Keychain Banks, here is a link to the sets that PennStateIndustries carries. It is the same company that makes the pen kits that I have shown you in the past.

    Don’t know if they carry the exact design that you are referring to, but maybe there is something similar there for you.

    If you want to like the video you have to go to the bottom corner of the video player and click the YouTube logo. That will take you to the YouTube page where you can click the thumbs up button. I wish they hadn’t changed that and made it so hard. But YouTube want s you to watch videos on their site and not on other peoples site. They’re kind of selfish that way :)

  8. Manda Walker, 03 April, 2017

    Cindy, I know I bought liquid polymer clay in black and yellow and I thought it was from sculpey but I can’t find it now. I used the black as paint for a cow I was working on. Now that I am trying to get back into doing some things with clay I actually liked the color liquid clay. Now with all that said have you used the kato color liquid clays? If so what did you think? Sorry I sometimes talk a lot.

    Thank you


  9. Cindy Lietz, 04 April, 2017

    Hi Manda, the only liquid clay I know of in Yellow is Kato Polyclay. Sculpey has just come out with several new liquid clays, Gold, Silver, Pearl and soon to the market, White, Black and Clear (actually clear not just translucent). I haven’t tried the Kato Liquid Polyclay Colors yet, but if they are anything like the Liquid Translucent, they should be excellent. Don’t know of their opacity. I have tested the new Sculpey Black and White, which are very opaque. You can also easily tint the White with powders or alcohol inks and get pretty much whatever color you like. They are not quite available yet, but it should be out there soon. I will be doing a video review for the Black, White and Clear as soon as they are available to the public.

  10. Manda Walker, 08 April, 2017

    Thank you very much like I said I thought it sculpey but my memory is not what it used to be. Thanks again


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