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Polymer Clay 101
« on: January 09, 2009, 07:29:10 PM »
I've been getting a lot of emails over the years, so I hope this helps.

WHAT IS POLYMER CLAY?

Polymer clay is an oven-baked material that you can mold or sculpt into anything under the sun. It comes in a rainbow of colors which you can mix into limitless color possibilities. Polymer clay is sold under different brands, all of which have different characteristics. Which brand to use will depend on what your project is.

Unlike other clay materials (earth, air-dry, toy modeling clay), polymer clay cures in the oven. Much like baking cakes and cookies, baking polymer clay is an exact science. It needs a specific baking temperature and baking time. Set the temperature just a bit too low and you’ll end up with a brittle piece. Set the temperature a notch too high and the clay will boil or burn.

WHERE TO BUY POLYMER CLAY IN THE PHILIPPINES?
Please refer to this post on Confessions of a Chronic Crafter.  http://beadladyangeli.blogspot.com/2008/12/where-to-buy-polymer-clay-in.html

WHAT EQUIPMENT TO USE FOR BAKING POLYMER CLAY?
Please refer to this post on Confessions of a Chronic Crafter.  http://beadladyangeli.blogspot.com/2009/01/baking-polymer-clay.html
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Re: Polymer Clay 101
« Reply #1 on: January 13, 2009, 03:38:18 AM »
hi ms angeli. .
I wonder, do you use that pasta machine for flatting out the surfaces or just rolling pin? And I hope you can also discuss about color blending(?) .
Thanks. I love your blog.
« Last Edit: January 15, 2009, 02:41:45 AM by iamj »

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Re: Polymer Clay 101
« Reply #2 on: January 16, 2009, 04:31:13 AM »
thanks for sharing sis!
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Re: Polymer Clay 101
« Reply #3 on: January 17, 2009, 02:11:44 AM »
@ iamj - pasta machine is use to make uniformed size (thick-wise) pieces, roller naman is needed when using texture/design mats.  both are use to flatten clays & blend colors.
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Re: Polymer Clay 101
« Reply #4 on: January 21, 2009, 01:52:26 PM »
Hi iamj, I'm writing another entry about pasta machines, will post soon. :)  I'll keep color blending in mind when I write another entry.

No prob twinkletown! :)

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Re: Polymer Clay 101
« Reply #5 on: January 27, 2009, 05:21:10 PM »
i love polymer clay accessories and isa sila sa lagi ko hinahanap sa mga beading shops and photos online. :) nakapanuod ako ng isang project sa DIY jewelry, tingin ko very complicated sila gawin.. i hope matutunan ko rin gumawa ng polymer clay beads soon. :)

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Re: Polymer Clay 101
« Reply #6 on: January 30, 2009, 04:16:21 PM »
hi mikage!  may simple projects for beginners, hindi masyadong complicated. :)  hanap ka lang online, maraming free DIY tutorials.

good luck!
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Re: Polymer Clay 101
« Reply #7 on: February 02, 2009, 10:52:20 PM »
^^ thanks po ms angeli..^^

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Re: Polymer Clay 101
« Reply #8 on: February 03, 2009, 12:16:31 AM »
@ beadlady..do you give out classes for polymer bead work? if yes, kindly pm me the details :)
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Re: Polymer Clay 101
« Reply #9 on: February 19, 2009, 05:08:05 PM »
^sis twinkletown, i don't think this is the right venue to inquire. let's keep this thread clutter-free please, we don't want the mods to delete it. thanks!

FYI, I posted a Cupcake Tutorial here: http://beadladyangeli.blogspot.com/2009/02/diy-tiny-2d-cupcakes.html
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Re: Polymer Clay 101
« Reply #10 on: February 20, 2009, 09:31:16 PM »
love the tutorial!! saw it in crafters forum.  :D
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Re: Polymer Clay 101
« Reply #11 on: March 04, 2009, 07:06:45 PM »
My blog: http://beadladyangeli.blogspot.com
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Re: Polymer Clay 101
« Reply #12 on: March 04, 2009, 11:44:53 PM »
Aside from accessories and yummy looking cupcakes, meron pa bang pwedeng gawin sa polymer clay?

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Re: Polymer Clay 101
« Reply #13 on: March 09, 2009, 03:57:06 AM »
Aside from accessories and yummy looking cupcakes, meron pa bang pwedeng gawin sa polymer clay?
yup, clay is flexible to work with naman so you can use it on anywhere. Be creative nalang :) Wag lang sa spoon or fork kasi it's not non-toxic :P
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Re: Polymer Clay 101
« Reply #14 on: March 17, 2009, 04:46:00 PM »
naghahanap ako ng mabibilhan mga sis ng polymer clay kaso wala ako makita. may alam ba kayo? pki pm lang po. tia!

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Re: Polymer Clay 101
« Reply #15 on: March 18, 2009, 03:59:46 AM »
maraming nagbebenta online, search mo sya sa multiply.  Or you can buy at any deovirs store, i usually buy clay at deovirs Sm Manila.  Hope that helps. :D
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Re: Polymer Clay 101
« Reply #16 on: March 18, 2009, 03:55:40 PM »
^ ah ganun ba.. sige hanap ako online.. went to quiapo kasi last time pero wala ako nakita dun na nagtitinda ng polymer.. thanks sis!!

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Re: Polymer Clay 101
« Reply #17 on: March 22, 2009, 12:26:05 PM »
saan ba pwedeng bumili ng polymer clay? thanks
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Re: Polymer Clay 101
« Reply #18 on: April 08, 2009, 02:22:06 AM »
i into beads and clay making right now, angeli's multiply site was one of my first inspiration..got many ideas and tips..

http://beautynbeads.multiply.com/

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Re: Polymer Clay 101
« Reply #19 on: April 08, 2009, 02:40:35 AM »
madami sa multiply ...pero if i were you try mo deovir sa sm manila, north edsa or sa cartimar recto

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