The Medium (If Not the Man) of My Dreams: Polymer Clay Tutorials, Polymer Clay Jewelry, and More

Angel of Crafting

Let me be clear: I’m no Demi Moore, and I’ve never thrown a pot in my life. Still, whenever I craft with clay, a little piece of me can’t help but wish that Patrick Swayze will come through my front door, anxious to give me a few pointers. Alas, my schoolgirl fantasy will never be […]

Pep Up Your Paper Crafting: Polymer Clay Ideas

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To celebrate the beginning of another year, make a resolution to master a new crafting technique. For some easy ways to jazz up your paper crafting, check out the polymer clay ideas on AllFreePaperCrafts. No matter what your skill level, you might be surprised to learn how many polymer clay craft ideas are out there. […]

10 Clay Projects I Love

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For as long as I can remember, I’ve always loved crafting with clay.  I love making my own jewelry, creating my own embellishments, and even using clay to create little figurines and toys for my brothers and sisters.  Though it may seem intimidating to look at a block of clay and wonder what you can […]

Patterns in Polymer Book Giveaway from FaveCrafts

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If you’re on the hunt for great books about clay, look no further than Patterns in Polymer:  Imprint & Accent Bead Techniques by Julie Picarello.  This great introduction into making polymer clay beads and jewelry is perfect for craft designers who are looking to add some color and texture to their accessory collection…and wouldn’t you […]

How To: Unique Handcrafted Jewelry

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Need some last minute New Year’s party accessories?  What about a unique pendant to go with that little black dress? I don’t know about you, but for me the coming year is all about frugality.  I’m embracing my inner DIY Diva and I’m going to finish up those half-completed projects, clean up my craft stash, […]

Polymer Artists

Laurie Mueller, Polymer Artist, designed The Crochet Crowd's badges that people wear at shows.

What is Polymer Clay? Polymer clay is a non-toxic man-made sculpting material which can stay pliable until cured at a relatively low temperature. It is also made from polyvinyl chloride (PVC). Essentially is like plasticine for artists. Virtually every shape is achieveable using your hands and anything you can get your hands on. Color mixing […]

How to make a wind chime: a 4th of July craft for kids

Patriotic Wind Chime

Looking for 4th of July crafts for kids or for yourself?  When I think of 4th of July, I think of a beautiful breezy and warm day. So a stars-and-stripes wind chime seemed like a perfect 4th of July craft for kids. Here’s how it’s made. Materials: Kid-friendly clay (air dry or salt dough) Star-shape […]

How to Make a Dough Flower

How to Make a Dough Flower

Making flowers out of craft dough is just like playing with play dough. Except these might last longer and craft dough is easier to work with. Not to mention, the kids can’t play with this one. Make dough flowers in minutes with this easy tutorial that just requires some dough and your two hands. Dough […]

Guest Contribution:Joy of Color Clay Projects

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Yael Berger recently contributed her adorable clay pot project that uses fun colors in bright paints. Fun for kids and adults alike. She has an interesting story, transitioning from the textile industry into her love for crafting and designing. She has set up an etsy store as her next big venture into the crafting world. […]

Mokume Gane Polymer Clay

Moke Gane Polymer Clay

Mokume gane, literally translated as “wood-grain metal,” is orginally a Japanese technique of creating layered patterns in mixed metals. A fantastic artist and crafter Korinne Zimmerman of Crafterella sent over this amazing project for creating the look of mokume gane with polymer clay and gold silver leaf. The technique is really quite easy and the […]