Enthusiasm is contagious. For better or for worse, humans are emotionally connected to an uncanny degree. We’ve all noticed how one person’s dark mood can permeate the room in seconds—but you’ve probably also experienced another person’s joyful exuberance spreading just as quickly. ABOVE: Learn how to make 10 polymer clay beads and charms in Christi […]

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Versatile. That’s the first word that comes to mind when I think of polymer clay jewelry making. The other words that come to mind when I think about polymer clay jewelry making are forgiving, affordable, colorful, fun, and easy, but the first has to be versatile. Okay I’ll just come right out and say it: […]

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I was in a metal clay jewelry class with Ed and Martha Biggar at Bead Fest when I had an “aha!” moment about mold making. I’ve always used found objects to create textures or impressions in metal clay, but when I tried Martha’s mold of a perfect little twig and saw the metal clay version […]

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5 Techniques for Making Polymer Clay Jewelry

Are you looking for an affordable, versatile, forgiving medium to add to your jewelry-making toolbox? I’ll just say it: Polymer clay is the most versatile jewelry-making material in the whole world. It can resemble about any other jewelry-making material. This type of clay can also be combined with other jewelry supplies easily including wire, metal, […]

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Here’s a fun project by our guest blogger and jewelry maker, Laurel Nathanson. I love the brightly colored pop-art, comic-book feel of these pieces, as well as the combo of metal and polymer clay. I really enjoy seeing how jewelry designers continue to find next-level ways to use “crafty” polymer clay in art jewelry! Just […]

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Looking at a friend's clay work online, I saw someone's comment asking if the pieces were pendants or ornaments. I had the same question–and that got me to thinking about how many of the jewelry-making techniques that we practice and enjoy can be transferred to other tasks–specifically making holiday ornaments and gifts for loved ones. […]

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