Getting to Know Polymer Clay – Part 2

Posted on February 23, 2011 in Polymer Clay by Katie

GETTING TO KNOW POLYMER CLAY

Part 2:

Uses for Polymer Clay

Earlier this week we talked about Polymer Clay and what it was…today we will talk about the uses and ideas that you can do with polymer clay.  Our team is blessed to have so many members who do such wonderful work with polymer clay.  From sculpting, cane work, and manipulation, there are so many techniques.
Here’s a general listing of uses from wikipedia:
Winter Fantasy Horse by Twisted Creatures

 

  • Sculpting. Hand-shaped items can be any size from “miniatures” to quite large. Bas relief can also be created; clay clothing and accessories can be made for sculpted figures.

 

Bracelet by RisingBird
  • Creating beads and jewelry of all kinds, such as pendants, earrings, barrettes, and buttons.
Millefiori Pill Box by PolymerClayCreations
  • Covering items made from materials such as glass, metal, cardboard, terra cotta, and some plastics. Popular items for covering include pens, eggshells, votive candle-holders, and switch-plates. Larger items, such as tables, can also be veneered.
DragonFly Box by TrinasClayCreations
  • Creating vessels large and small. Jars, boxes, bowls, and container pendants can be created freestanding, or over permanent or removable armatures.
Faux Wood African Mask by FauxHead
  • Creating simulations or fauxs of many natural and fabricated materials such as jade, turquoise, marble, granite, metal, ivory, wood, leather, stained glass, mosaic, and cloisonne.
Gold & Black Brooch by MandsCreations
  • Onlaying / Inlaying clay with other materials to create collages.
  • Creating paintings with polymer pastes, and bas reliefs.
Horse Game Pieces by EpiCycleDesigns
  • Creating practical utility items, such as frames, games and game pieces, dioramas, toys, mini-books, notebook covers, greeting cards, and postcards.
This post was first published on the PCETeam Blog on 2/11/11.

 
29 Comments for this entry
Mands
March 1, 2011
17:03

>Thanks ever so much for including my brooch on your blog, I will offer a 10% discount code for anyone who wishes to make a purchase through my Etsy store if they mention Katers Acres

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Fauxhead
February 27, 2011
14:55

>Thank you for including my mask in your inspiring how-to article. I became a follower of your blog. If you can find the time, check out mine http://fauxhead.blogspot.com/

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Angela
February 26, 2011
23:30

>Thank you so much for featuring my colorful millefiori compact mirror.
Anyone who goes to my etsy store can get 15% off their order by entering the coupon code "blog15" when checking out. Thanks!

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Glitterbird Glamour
February 24, 2011
22:42

>It is so versatile. I like the african mask.

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petite hermine
February 24, 2011
00:12

>I really like the blue bracelet and the horses! Polymer clay sure is versatile 🙂

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Angels and Everlastings
February 23, 2011
21:43

>Very interesting what can be done with that stuff! Such neat creations.

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Sea Flower Studios
February 23, 2011
21:18

>So great to see so many examples of what clay can make!

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CalliopeCreations
February 23, 2011
19:54

>Polymer clay and polymer clay artists have come a long way in a short time. Outstanding sample items. Thanks for sharing.

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Connie
February 23, 2011
19:10

>Thanks so much for this post! Instead of buying beads and other focal pieces, I've thought of getting a toaster oven to use polymer – it is amazing what you do!

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Norahz Boutique
February 23, 2011
18:45

>Thanks for sharing. It's amazing what one can do with clay.

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Lbtoyos
February 23, 2011
18:27

>Before having my childrens I have made jewelry with polymer clay and love it. I really apreciate how many time do you spend in each piece!!!

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Crystal Eldoradosoap
February 23, 2011
18:03

>Great post, super cute horses!

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Crystal Zacharias
February 23, 2011
17:08

>Great items. The horses are cute!

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Tabitha
February 23, 2011
16:59

>So awesome to see all these different projects! People will look at my miniatures and say "there's no way I could ever make that!" And I look at some of these other projects and think the same thing. . . and we all use the same medium!

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Trina (Trina's Clay Creations)
February 23, 2011
16:58

>Thank you so much Katie, for featuring my Dragonfly Box in this wonderful article about polymer clay!! Love all the items you chose and I'm honored to be a part of it! 🙂 It's amazing… all that can be created out of polymer clay… a very diverse medium and I am obsessed with it! LOL!!
~Trina

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Lissie
February 23, 2011
16:38

>Gorgeous items!
That winter fantasy horse is amazing!!

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Katie - ToyStoryNutty
February 23, 2011
16:36

>I'm glad that you all enjoyed this post. This is the second post in a series of 5 we will be featuring on our blog.

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Michelle
February 23, 2011
15:38

>Beautiful examples!

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BijiBijoux
February 23, 2011
14:37

>I didn't know that you can make lot of goodies from clay! Amazing!

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Jana @ Treehouse Herbs
February 23, 2011
14:08

>yes – the pill box is amazing… great post. as i said in another post (on another blog) – i love who one can learn by reading blogs!!! 🙂
…following you blog now!

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hoganshandiwork
February 23, 2011
13:33

>I've always loved clay, but didn't realize there were so many uses for it! Thanks for sharing!

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jlcjbuzz
February 23, 2011
13:28

>Thanks! Lots of great uses for polymer clay! I just completed a necklace I made with beads my entire family helped me make beads for! It is a fun medium!
Carol from Carol's Jewelry Orchard

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New Hampshire Gardener
February 23, 2011
13:16

>I love that pill box, can't imagine doing something like that. I have tried to do a little with polymer clay and it is a lot harder than I thought.
Thanks for sharing.
Judy

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asdesigns
February 23, 2011
13:14

>Looks wonderful. I've always wanted to work with polymer clay and have yet to do so.

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Terra Verde
February 23, 2011
12:27

>very interesting!

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Crimson Hill Soaps & Scents
February 23, 2011
12:24

>I had no idea you could do all that with clay…interesting read!

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magdamagda
February 23, 2011
11:57

>all these things are so wonderful! I caught myself thinking how nice it would be if the team members could visit each other and experiment a day with another craft! my post today is abt travelling through time/space so we might just do that!

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Linda B
February 23, 2011
11:31

>A lot of variety. But no one does Parker like you.

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Sewinggranny - Mona
February 23, 2011
11:02

>Wow, lots of uses for polymer clay!

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