Living in My Polymer Bubble with Debbie Crothers

I’ve told this story briefly before but I was limited with how long it could be so I had to think very carefully about what parts of the story were the most important.  The good thing about doing a blog post is….I can tell the whole lot here and it makes no difference to anyone!…

Product Review: Lucy Struncova Texture Stamps with Polymer Clay

Yay!! it’s finally time to sit with my Lucy Struncova texture stamps and play with some polymer clay processes.  I’ve had these stamps for a couple of years now (huge thanks Lucy) and have pulled them out every now and then to work with but treated them like any other texture stamp and jumped in…

Inspiration: Polymer Clay Pods – Variations to the Basic Shape

My recent free tutorial on creating polymer clay pods sparked some interesting conversations about pod shapes, names, uses and variations. There are literally hundreds of ways you can “alter” something to make it look different. It’s actually heaps of fun for me to challenge myself to do this.  My visual diary is full of pages…

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Tutorial: Polymer Clay Extruded Pods

Hi guys, I first made these pods a few years ago and was reminded recently (via FaceBook) of how much I loved them.  They are easy to make, colourful and there is no end to the variations there are.  I thought it might be nice to share these with you in a free tutorial. I’m…

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Inspiration: Miniature Polymer Clay Pots

What is it about the miniature world that is so fascinating??  I’ve always had a fascination for miniatures but have never really delved into making them…apart from the odd mini polymer clay flower. The journey of miniatures began, for me, about 3 or 4 months ago when I purchased a gorgeous ceramic mini vase necklace,…

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Tutorial: Simple Tips for Flat Polymer Clay Earring Shapes

I see lots of conversations in many of the polymer clay groups regarding earrings!  What cutters are best? what should I use to drill holes? how do I sand them? how do I get a neat surface?…the list goes on. In my opinion, there are lots of  different ways to achieve a beautiful, finished look…

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Inspiration: The Polymer Pebbles Project – Time to Relax

Oh it really is time to relax!! Let me share with you my creative, relaxing process. Visual Diary Exploration Is there a relationship between what you create and how it makes you feel?  This is a question I had never really contemplated before. My desire to explore this saw me pull out the visual diary…