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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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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