- A tissue blade set. ...
- An Exacto/craft knife.
- An acrylic roller.
- A set of playing cards. ...
- A beading awl or handheld pin drill for making holes.
- Plastic shape templates in a few basic shapes or a few basic cutter sets.
- A ruler.
Polymer Clay for Beginners: Getting Started | How to Condition & Mix Clay... view details ›
So you're off to try clay shooting - what should you wear and do you need to bring anything? The simple answer is - wear what's comfortable and just bring yourself. Everyday clothes are fine and all the equipment you need will be provided, including a shotgun, cartridges and basic ear and eye protection.... view details ›
Polymer Clay TOOLS | Suggested Tools for BEGINNERS! - YouTube... see details ›
Improperly cured clay is very weak and brittle, and susceptible to breaking. Certain polymer clay brands are more brittle than others. These include Sculpey Original and Sculpey III. These brands will break very easily even when they're baked properly.... continue reading ›
Polymer clay is non-toxic, so it is completely safe to use around children and pets. If your child bites into their handmade clay pizza, the only consequence is a yucky taste in their mouth. However, even though polymer clay is non-toxic, eating a bowl of clay spaghetti for dinner might cause a stomachache.... see details ›
Polymer Clay cannot air dry; it needs to be oven baked at the correct temperature for the brand you are using. Oven baking allows the clay to sufficiently cure (harden) which cannot be achieved at room temperature with air drying.... continue reading ›
Jewelry jump rings: I suggest going with a larger size so that you won't have issues getting the ring through the clay. I have been using 6 and 7mm. *Here is also a kit from Amazon that includes jump rings, pliers, and tweezers.... read more ›
Painting on polymer clay is completely safe and can help bring your vision to life. You can use hundreds of color combinations and painting techniques to create unique designs. Try painting over light-colored clay to make your design pop or colorful polymer clay to create a vivid color scheme.... see details ›
CAUTION: A kitchen oven cannot be set hot enough to fire pots. Firing pots in any indoor stove is never recommend. It may cause a house fire. The temperatures needed to fire clay are too hot (1,000 F degrees and hotter).... continue reading ›
For a wheel throwing studio, you will need a space large enough to have a wheel, a work table, a clay storage area, (ideally under the work table), shelves to keep your work on, a sink with running water, a tool storage area, a separate room for glazing and kiln firing.... see details ›
1. Pottery Wheel Cost. No matter the model you chose, all pottery wheels are an investment, but generally they range in price from just over $400 to almost $1,500.... see more ›
Toaster ovens are an excellent choice for baking polymer clay: Pros: You most likely already have one, and they are easy to control and monitor. Toaster ovens are also very similar to official clay-bake ovens. So, if you have a toaster oven close by, that's your best bet.... see more ›
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For beginners, we recommend starting with Sculpey Bake Shop®, Sculpey III®, Original Sculpey® or Liquid Sculpey®. Feel free to experiment! Tools: In addition to your clay, look for polymer clay-specific tools that can enhance your crafting experience.... view details ›
While air dry clay sets with air, polymer clay sets by heat. In fact, you can leave polymer clay out in the air for days and it won't set. Polymer clay also won't shrink while it is hardening, unlike air dry clay.... read more ›
Stoneware clay with a fine grog is best for a beginner choosing clay. This is because it is cooperative and does what the potter wants. And it holds its form once shaped. It is versatile and can be used for throwing, hand-building and modeling.... see more ›
Toaster ovens are an excellent choice for baking polymer clay: Pros: You most likely already have one, and they are easy to control and monitor. Toaster ovens are also very similar to official clay-bake ovens. So, if you have a toaster oven close by, that's your best bet.... continue reading ›