Jayne Dwyer from Paper Moon Jewelry – Polymer Clay Millefiori Picture Caner

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Jayne has been around the polymer clay world for quite some time. Her work is fun, has a touch of whimsy, is intricate in her detailed expressions of animals and critters inside her canes … and let’s be honest, it’s just plain gorgeous. I’m blessed to own several pairs of Jayne’s earrings and a brooch and wear each with pride. Jayne is a lovely person inside and out and it’s my joy to have her here with us today.

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2021 Polymer Clay Challenge

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2020 was quite a year for many people. When the year kicked off, never did anyone think we would be thrust into a global Pandemic, let alone that it would rage on for the entirety of the year. For many, completing a challenge, or working toward a goal on a hobby was the last thing on their mind. This year, I hope that art would encourage, inspire, uplift, and bring peace and joy into your life. I’ve always said that your art (whether polymer clay or something else) should make you happy. If it doesn’t … then why are you doing it?

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Polymer Clay Symposium 2021

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How you would like the opportunity to take lessons from 25+ of some of the world’s best polymer clay instructors for free? Sounds like it’s too good to be true, right? Well, it isn’t! I’m one of the instructors at next year’s fabulous Polymer Clay Symposium, hosted by Curious Mondo February 5th-13th, 2021. If you want to learn more and sign up for free, all you have to do is click the link below.

CLICK HERE NOW TO JOIN THE 2021 SYMPOSIUM

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Helen Terlalis Dorn from Clay Babies, Inc – Polymer Clay Whimsical Sculptor

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Helen has been around the polymer clay world for quite some time. Her work has appeared in magazines, on Sculpey’s website and in their tutorials, and pops up on Pinterest too. Today, I’d like to share Helen’s adorable character creations with each of you.

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Customer Favorites

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Do you ever visit a site and wonder what the favorites are? Do you ever wonder what people really love? What customers are purchasing? Since I’m a polymer clay whimsical sculptor, teacher, and basic tools & supplies shop there’s a lot here and a lot of things you can miss. So I’ve made it really easy for you to find the Customer Favorites and try out some of the things sculptors and artists love most from the site.

View Customer Favorites Here

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Why a Whimsical Sculptor?

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Why Choose to Be a Whimsical Sculptor? from Kater's Acres

There are lots of things that you can do with polymer clay. From making gorgeous jewelry, creative millefiori cane assembly, realistic sculpture, tiny canvas creations, mind-bending geometric designs, steampunk faux metallic pieces, and a huge variety of other things you can come up with that is only inhibited by the size of your imagination! So then why would you choose to use polymer clay to by a whimsical sculptor?

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CF Rainbow Tree 2020 Ornament Donations

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The CF Rainbow Tree is back once again! This year we’re onto another donation adventure. Although the pandemic has changed hospital life and policy, we are still able to go forward with this project. So … I’m in need of your help and your polymer clay Christmas ornament donations. Can you make polymer clay Christmas Ornaments? Are you willing to help? I’m calling on you; that’s right you. I’m calling on all clayers worldwide! I need your help decorating a Christmas tree for Cystic Fibrosis patients again this year. Please see the information below for details on making your clay Christmas ornament donation.

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Shirley from Shirley’s Studio Art Dolls – Polymer Clay Art Doll Sculptor

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I stumbled upon Shirley’s Studio on Instagram several years ago. I fell in love with her whimsical art dolls, their expressions, and their elaborate costuming. Today, I’d like to share her work and her love of working with polymer clay and doll making with each of you.

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How to Use Our Mica Powders

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Mica Powders from Kater's Acres

So what is mica powder? In a nutshell and simply explained, mica is a mineral [a rock] that has a reflective and metallic look to it. When it is ground and made into a powder it retains those natural properties. Make is found both in the earth, from the ground and is lab-created (which is most often these days). The larger the particles that mica contains, the more sparkly and shiny it is and becomes.

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Mermaid Teal Color Recipe Card

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Polymer Clay Color Recipe for Mermaid Teal by KatersAcres

I’ve written color recipes for polymer clay for a long time here on the blog. I use mostly Premo polymer clay in my studio, so I specifically write recipes for Premo polymer clay. All polymer clay artists have favorite color recipes. Mermaid Teal has shown to be one of them. It has been used by other artists, revisited consistently, and has been well-traveled on Pinterest. So today, I thought that I would take a minute and share with you a printable version of the color recipe so you can continue to use it.

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Crystal Hopson, Farmgirl Folly – Polymer Clay Sculptor

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Farm Girl Folly by Crystal Hopson, Polymer Clay Sculptor
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Crystal Hopson is a delightful lady. She’s fun and has worked hard to develop her own voice that comes through in all her pieces. It’s my honor and joy to share her work and her love of working with polymer clay to each of you today.

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SMART Goal Technique, Setting Goals the Right Way

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Using the SMART Goal Technique to set and meet goals around your polymer clay work produce a real sense of accomplishment. A sense of accomplishment is very motivating.   Goals also give a sense of focus and direction.  But, it’s important to set goals the right way.  If you aren’t specific and realistic, goal setting can be a lesson in frustration. 

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