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 […]

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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 […]

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19 Days ’til Christmas: Favorite Ornament You Ever Made and a Giveaway

19 Days Till Christmas

From now through Christmas day, we’re featuring a project here on the FaveCraftsBlog, along with a question for you to comment on. From those comments, we’ll pick a daily winner and you’ll receive a Gift from Santa’s Sleigh! How’s that for a great way to celebrate all month long?! For today’s topic, Favorite Ornament You’ve […]

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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 […]

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Product Review and Giveaway: Amaco Cloud Clay

This band of non-toxic air-dry clay stretches farther than any other brand; not breaking, cracking, or pulling apart. It dries in 24 hours and comes in a wonderful assortment of bold bright colors. Learn more and enter to win here. Contest ends July 2, 2010. You can enter once daily, so return often to improve […]

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Product Review and Giveaway: Glitter Flower Pendant Kit Giveaway

Clay artist Marie Segal put together this great kit to create her favorite Glitter Flowers. The kit includes Cernit clay, glitter, adhesive, clay cutters and more. Use the kit to create a jewelry pedant or embellishment for a picture frame.  Read the full review here and enter to win the kit here. Contest ends December […]

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Book Review and Giveaway: Metal Clay, Beyond the Basics

Metal clay can be used in the same way as polymer clay, but once fired, metal clay leaves only the metal behind (silver, bronze or copper). This book features 24 suberb jewelry projects using metal clay, including earrings, pins, pendants and more. Read the full review and enter to win a copy here. Contest ends […]

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Product Review and Giveaway: Bronze Metal Clay Review and Giveaway

Once fired, the clay median BronzClay™ becomes a solid bronze creation. The bonding materials of the clay completely vaporize during firing. The manufacturer, Rio Grande also makes a CopprClay™. You can use the same tools as you would for any other kind of clay but end up with a solid bronze creation! Learn more and […]

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Product Review and Giveaway: Amaco Tools

Product Review and Giveaway: Amaco Tools

AMACO has sent us 3 great tools for working with friendly plastic, clay and even paint: Marbling Comb, Needle Tool, Wood Sculpting Tool. The marbling tool allows you to make swirls and other patterns easily. The needle tool and the wood sculpting tool both allow you to manipulate the materials. These are great for clay […]

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Halloween Costume Horns: Guest Contributor

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This Halloween dress yourself up as something completely different. Wear those horns and wear them proudly. Now you can create your own horns out of clay. We had a guest send in many different horns for you to make. Danielle Ackley-McPhail from Clay Sculpture knows just the kind of horns you’re looking for. Here she lists […]

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