Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Big announcement for the upcoming year from Ilysa and Kira at Polymer Clay TV

Another year has come and gone and what a great year it was! We had our first ever in person art retreat in the Outer Banks of NC and it was a blast. We opened Things Crafty Creative studios and so much more. This year we will combining Things Crafty with our latest endeavor. Watch the video to learn all about what we have planned.

Don't forget- our 25% off end of the year sale has been extended until Friday- coupon code BELLS

Reserve your spot today- more info in the video:


Tuesday, December 26, 2017

BIG Announcement coming tomorrow on Polymer Clay TV

We can't contain ourselves anymore we need to let the cat out of the bag. LOL We have a really cool announcement to make tomorrow so come subscribe to our channel so you don't miss it!

Friday, December 15, 2017

The Snow Queen Floating Mobile with elements from the CreateAlongBox

The Snow Queen Floating Mobile by Klio Tsaliki 

A few days ago I received my December Create Along Box, which was snowflake themed.   It contained a mold, a 6 piece Texturestax stamp set, and a silkscreen, all snowflake themed, a Brilliance ink pad and a terrific mica powder in blue hues and a round mat board photo frame.  I wanted to make something different and decided to make a floating mobile.

The ink and mica powder was the perfect way to accent and highlight the details of the stamped and molded snowflakes.  Beads and other sparkling elements further added to the frosty feeling of the mobile.

You can view the complete instructions here: 

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

What do you do with mica pigment powders and polymer clay?

We have launched 2 new pigment sets and recently have been asked what do you do with them. Seasoned clayers have been using them for years but those of you who are new to working with polymer clay are about to get a real treat! Powdered pigments or mica pigments which ever you want to call them are a great way to add color to your projects. You can use them to highlight texture, add color to clay, stencil with them, silkscreen with them and so much more. See the video for some fun ideas. We have packaged the pigments 3 different ways as we know all of us like to work differently. You can find them at this link

Friday, December 8, 2017

The Heart of Winter Ornament with the CreateAlongBox

The Heart of Winter Ornament by Patricia Krauchune

This winter ornament was made by using the November Winter Wonderland box from   This month the CreateAlongBox included a 2-way silkscreen, a Texture Stax with 6 different crystal designs, a snowflakes silicone mold, a chipboard ornament to cover with clay, some DewDrop Brillance Heat-set ink and Sparkly icy mica powdered pigments. I added a glass ornament in the middle and filled it with vintage glass glitter and some mica flakes.  I finished the edges with vintage glass glitter. And of course I had to include some ball chain for a slight steampunk look.

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Make a pretty polymer clay jewelry set with Wintery snow and snowflake designs

In this video you will learn how you can make a nice looking snow from polymer clay. You can mold it and paint it on to your art objects and jewelry.

If you want the TextureStax and Mold snowflake designs, we have a special for 24 hours only: Add both to your cart, and use coupon code: SNOWDAY to get the set for $20! 

The tools you see are from the shop at
Texturestax with 6 snowflake rubber stamps:
Aluminum rods in several sizes:
Snowflake mold:
Orange Cutter sets in many shapes:

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Friday, December 1, 2017

Frosted Snowflakes Pendant polymer clay createalongbox project

Frosted Snowflakes Pendant by Cindi McGee 
The November Winter Wonderland Box arrived at my doorstep full of everything I could imagine needing to create awesome wintery designs!   This pendant uses many of the elements from the kit - the snowflake silicone mold, the texturestax snowflake stamps, the mica powder, and the
pearlescent ink pad.    A mandala flower stamp, also from, did double duty as a large snowflake for the mica shift technique used as the base of the center of the pendant.

I used premo Sculpey® Accents - Pearl and White Gold Glitter clay, and  premo Sculpey® white clay for some components. The finished piece has a subtle shimmer and sparkle that reminds me of new fallen snow!

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Fun Polymer Clay Christmas and Holiday Gift Tags & Inspiration

Adding a handmade touch to your Christmas and holiday packages is so fun and easy when you make them out of polymer clay. Create Along while I make some fun holiday gift tags. You can use transfers, stamp, silkscreens, stencils and more. The sky is the limit with this fun project. What
s even better is you can make a bunch of them in a short amount of time. Tie one on a package,hang on a bottle of wine and you have a really unique way to add that extra special touch to your gifts!

Find the torso cutters at this link:

Find the stencil at this link:
Find the stencil at

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

How to create ink and powder veneers using silicone texture sheets and polymer clay

In this video you will see how to use thin silicone texture mats to create several different types of veneer. Then you can put them on beads, art objects, journal covers and more. Get the Textures: Get the Powders: Find more exclusive tools at

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

How to make holiday Christmas polymer clay snowflake ornaments

I love to create holiday and Christmas decorations with polymer clay as the possibilities are endless. Now is the time to try out some new and fun things! I pulled out some old and new supplies and had some fun with the graduated snowflake cookie cutters. This is about as close to snowflakes as we get here in Florida. Speaking of snowflakes you can get your Winter wonderland Create Along box at this link.
There are a few left and they ship at the end of this month so grab yours now!

You can find the other tools and supplies I used in our shop at

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

How to attach polymer clay to glass, tile, coffee mugs, tips and tricks, glues and mechanical connections

In this updated tips and tricks video, Kira explains the most popular glues and methods for attaching polymer clay permanently to smooth non-porous surfaces such as glass and tile. These techniques also work for metal tins and objects.

This is really important stuff if you are giving a polymer clay gift or selling your work- you don't want the clay to fall off. You also don't want to use a non-compatible glue that might break down the clay over time.

The silicone tools, cutter shapes and other fun stuff you see in the video can be found in our CreateAlong shop.

Have a question? Leave a comment! Or, join us over at Polymer Clay Tribe and let us all answer it with the power of 12,000+ minds :)

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

NEWS! Sculpey has an online shop, and we have INCHIES!

Yippie! Now you can shop for your favorite Sculpey supplies straight from their website.

Polyform Products is excited to announce the grand opening of their new online store!  They have been operating for over 10 years as an educational website showing people how to create with clay!  They will continue the tutorials, videos and information for creating with clay and now you can purchase the awesome products you love with the click of your mouse!   They are offering FREE shipping on all orders over $15.00.  The online store features the full line of products that Polyform Products offers: Clay, Tools, Findings, Molds and more!  Each month there will be a special promotion featured for the site so check back often for savings!  Get in the know with the Sculpey® Scoop newsletter so you don’t miss out on sales, new product launches or fun projects!  For the grand opening month for my readers they are offering a 20% discount on all orders using the promo code PCA20%

And- CreateAlong hears you - we have had lots of requests for Inchie cutters. Inchies are often used in swaps- a small, inch square tile that can be used as a pendant, magnet, or small art object is really easy to create and send in the mail, that's why we do inchie swaps.

Here's a set of 5 cutters to create a perfect square, circle, heart, oval, and triangle that will all fit inside that 1 inch square.

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Introducing the New Tejae Floyde Collection Secret Garden

We are so excited to release the brand new Secret Garden collection with Tejae Floyde. You are going to love the butterflies and dragonflies and vines and flowers. It is such a pretty collection! Today Tejae is sharing a little insight into her collection and some ideas that we never even thought of to use them. There are more demos and ideas coming to so check back. 

See the collection here:

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

A live view inside a polymer clay art retreat with Lisa Renner and Syndee Holt and Polymer Clay TV

Hi there! This week we are hosting our Polymer Clay Adventure in Paradise Art Retreat on the Outer Banks of North Carolina. We are in a little town called Kill Devil Hills at at 24 bedroom mansion!
Today's class is a cool little tin by Lisa Renner- She Wears Sea Shells, and it's a crowned face vessel. Everyone is having lots of fun personalizing theirs.

Take a little tour in and out- see how we are working, and join us for a moment of seaside bliss!

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Creating a Polymer Clay Sugar Skull Tin Tutorial

I love sugar skulls and what they stand for, cherishing the memories of our loved ones. They are especially fun to make around Halloween. I have lots of little things that my new kitty Spunky can get into so I though what about making a little tin to hold them in. Of course she did try to chew on the top of the tin but I can keep that out of her reach. LOL I show you on today's Polymer Clay TV how to add polymer clay to the top of a tin to embellish it. These make great gifts too and you can adapt to any season or occasion. 

Do you love our grab bags? Well today we have 12 that are going on sale. They have a value of over $40 but they are just $30. If you want to try and snag on here is the link for them.

We are getting ready to head out to Polymer Clay Adventure in Paradise in the outer banks of North Carolina. Next week we will have Polymer Clay TV from there. See you then!

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Making a more creative bead shape- imagination plus engineering equals polymer clay fun tutorials!

This fun bead shape shows just how versatile polymer clay can be if you carefully engineer and plan your baking. You can create beads like this using any symmetrical cutter shape.

Shape shown is from the Shields set at

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Give me the sun, the moon and the stars Celestial Polymer clay wall art

This months theme for our Create Along box was celestial and since I love the theme I thought I would create something fun and easy using a bunch of the components. This polymer clay wall piece is small enough to fit anywhere and makes a great gift too! I incorporated a few techniques, image transfer, silkscreen, molding and embedding pearls.
You can find most of the products used in our shop at CreateAlong.

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Learn to use your polymer clay tools in new ways. Create a flower brooch without a flower cutter!

Sometimes you have an idea but you don't really want to use "standard" tools to create it. In this video, I'll show you how to use a tool that wasn't actually meant to create petals and leaves, but it actually makes really beautiful flower parts! 

So if you have a bunch of cutters and other tools lying around, learn to see them for more than just the shape that they are. There are so many hidden shapes and textures all around you just waiting to be used in your polymer clay creations.

The cutters, ball stylus, and pigments used are from the shop at 

We are excited about Polymer Clay Adventure 2018! Here's why...

We are in our 4th year with PCA, and each year we strive to gather a balanced grouping of classes so that you will have something fun and different to learn from year to year, and get introduced to new teachers around the world while also enjoying techniques from your favorites! We are excited to have Lisa Renner join us once again with a funky art doll she calls "The Wee Kins." In the first year, her Bathing Beauties was such a hit that we had students all over the globe upload photos and we took a group shot! 
We are hoping that we can once again take a group photo of the Wee Kins that PCA students create. 

We have a second art doll option with LaLa Ortiz this year, AND you get to learn how to cover a glass bottle. 
This doll's head also functions as the cap! 

And of course there is Arlo, a figure sculpted onto metal and offered up by SuperSculptor Amy Hucks- to satisfy the need for fantasy and fairyland that so many of us seem to have! 

EvaMarie is known for her horse sculptures, and in this year's event you will have a chance to learn some of her techniques. I know that I am looking forward to making my own Kurbits horse! 

And those are only a few of the 24 classes that are included in one payment of $99. Individually these classes are $40-$75, so the "value" of Polymer Clay Adventure to us is priceless. 

We hope you will join us - the classes begin on January 1, and before that we have community building activities and fun. Then your membership continues throughout the whole year of 2018. What a wonderful way to spend a year learning, creating, and sharing! 

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Bollywood Inspired Polymer Clay Wall Art

Let your imagination soar with this fun polymer clay wall plaque. I used the long silk screens and the heart word bubble silk screen to create this fun and easy Bollywood inspired wall piece. Make sure NOT to bake your piece on the board I made the mistake and it puffed up and stuck only in parts to the clay and I couldn't remove it. So it's best to make a template on a regular piece of paper and lay your pieces out and bake and then glue to the board. I found out the hard way so you don't have to make that mistake!.

This week we announced the classes and teachers at Polymer Clay Adventure 2018. Make sure to join in the first 3 days so you get entered to win a goody bag and a chance to win the golden ticket. Tickets go on sale this Sunday, September 24th.

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Announcing... The 2018 Polymer Clay Adventure Projects and Teachers!

  • 24 projects (PLUS! we always have fun extras)
  • TONS of techniques, Tips, and Tricks
  • 23 fantastic instructors plus 2 hosts to make sure everything runs smoothly for you

We always have fabulous promotions right at the beginning- starting on Sunday the 24th!!! YES> sign me up for that announcement!

Please check out the teachers, visit their web sites to learn more about them!

Syndee Holt is going to show you how to take AMAZING photos of your work!

Free Form hand sculpting and attaching your clay to metal objects with Amy

Learn a twist on Mokume Gane with Amy

The Golden Ratio is the topic of this abstract pendant with Ana
Extrude, color, sand and buff!

Create using color and line with Arieta

Striping, Color, Form, and Construction create a visual dance with Barbara

Every new crossroad offers a lesson... Texture, Shape, and Color with Cat

Translucent clay, faux stones, miniature sculpture and more with Cindi

Colorful Southwest influenced caning and surface decoration on a box with Deb

Whimsical Horse Figure sculpture with EvaMarie

Clay Embroidery and Jewelry findings techniques with Galina

Layered Silkscreen Cuffs with Gosia aka "Moiko"

Layered Translucent and Surprising Coloring techniques with Iris

Sculpt a Fantasy Art Doll onto a glass base with LaLa
Mixed Media Faux stone and Copper with Linda

"Wee Kins" multiple mixed-media techniques Art Dolls with Lisa 

Simple Geometric Shapes plus Beautiful Finishing equals stunning work with Noelia

Polymer Clay Drawing yeilds beautiful results with Panarili 
See what YOUR fingers can create in this Stacked Filigree technique with Pritesh

Faux Batik, texturing, bending and shaping a mystical dragon with Sandy

Hollow forms, nesting moving body parts, texturing and more with Suzanne 
Foolproof Layered Transfer, Contrast, Color, Texture, and Design with Tejae
Master contrast and reduction techniques Kaleidoscope caning with Toni
Surprise! Kira Slye will have a fun class for you as well...
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