Design Squad

Introducing the 2014-2015 Sculpey Design Squad

Gretchen Amberg- Rachel Hinderliter- Anke Humpert- Sherri Kellberg- Patti Kimle- Kari McKnight-Holbrook- Niki Meiners- Nadia Michaux- Katie Oskin- Shirley Rufener- Teresa Salgado- Ruth Steiner

Read their blog posts and enjoy their projects, tips, techniques and creative uses of clays, tools and accessories. Their varied specialties and work styles will educate and inspire you.

Inspired by Braids by: Rachel Hinderliter

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There are so many fun ways to braid your hair, or to use braiding to create beautiful jewelry or other crafts. I just love the texture and beautiful and interesting shapes that braiding creates.           Years ago (before I had ever picked up polymer clay) I saw this tutorial by Delighted

New Color Tuesday! The Oranges

Oct 2015-1

Earlier this Summer I was visiting in Denver with some clay friends and we stopped at the Union Station to get an ice cream.  They had a ginger ice cream that not only sounded yummy, but looked yummy – what a color!  I commented to my friends that it would be fun to mix a

Rainbow Inspiration by: Rachel Hinderliter

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I am completely obsessed with colors, and although I love neutral tones and black and white, I especially love bright bold colors and seeing how they interact with each other.                 When I’m working on a project, I will spend so much time looking at and comparing colors

New Color Tuesday! The Teals Face Off

NCT Sep 2015-5

It was inevitable that the two Sculpey Teals would have to battle it out, right?  It doesn’t appear that the S3 Teal Pearl has too much effect on the super strong Peacock Pearl, but I really like the subtle differences it makes to the colors.  I really like that 1:1 mix – it appears to

New Color Tuesday! Go Green

NCT Sep 2015-4

Ahh, now this is what I like!  Unexpected color combinations.  I absolutely LOVE these three colors – these greens are a redheads delight! (But then, so are the two base colors – maybe that’s why I picked them!)  Now this is just my opinion, but I *think* that Souffle and S3 mix easier than Premo!

Watercolor Inspiration by: Rachel Hinderliter

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I absolutely love painting with watercolors (if you follow me on Instagram you probably have already noticed this), and I especially love the beautiful effects that are created as the paint randomly scatters across the page.             What’s great is that you can create a similar effect using polymer clay.

New Color Tuesday! The Blues

NCT Sep 2015-3

This wasn’t at ALL what I was expecting but then isn’t that why I do this? But I kind of like these color mixes.  Imagine one of these colors with a soft yellow or peach color or a vibrant purple like Souffle Royalty… Shoot even with Rhino Grey (Premo!) or Concrete (Souffle).  Alright, I’m really

Graphic Black & White a Style Statement by: Sherri Kellberg


  Black & White, It’s what’s on my work table this week! I love making mini canes in graphic black & white, lots of lines, swirls, checkerboards, dots & spots. My Kitty-Kat Teapot got the black & white treatment too!           Black & White is classic, crisp, and always in style!

New Color Tuesday! The Greens

NCT sep 2015-2

Oh it IS Tuesday!  Or as I used to call the Tuesday after a long weekend Second Monday. I personally could mix greens all day and love them all, so I love all these mixes.  I especially like how the Teal Pearl takes the Pistachio down just a notch in brightness in the 8P:1T mix.

New Color Tuesday! Teal Pearl Month

NCT Sep 2015-1

I’m starting with one of my most favorite colors to mix into last month’s featured clay, Opal.  The Teal Pearl is gorgeous in the Opal mixes, lending a soft tiny sparkle between the big, bold glitters of the Opal. YES, the Teal Pearl is Sculpey III YES, you can mix it into Premo or Souffle

Pandora’s Ring Box by Teresa Pandora Salgado

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Gift giving season is just around the corner; and, if you’re like me, a beautiful container makes any gift more fun to give. Polymer clay can make even the most ordinary box beautiful. Try this little one for starters and you’ll want to make them for everybody on your gift list.                 You will

New Color Tuesday! Opal Goes Red

NCT Aug 2015-4

Okay, big shocker here!  I DO NOT like the Sunset Pearl mix… this is the first thing I’ve mixed with the Sunset Pearl that I didn’t like and I thought it would be amazing..waa..waa I DO like the Sculpey III (S3) Princess Pearl and probably that Souffle So 80s in a 16:1 mix.  What do

Story Telling from the Cosmic Cafe


Wow, school is about to start again!  Having spent the summer with many of my teacher friends and fellow bloggers, I have been in many discussions about the value of children expressing themselves through story telling with imagination and creativity.  I dug into my licensing portfolio and put together a little story starter set for

New Color Tuesday! Bling Gets the Blues

NCT Aug 2015-3b

Yeah, try and pick just ONE of these mixes as your favorite! After about 3 weeks of looking at them, fondling them, letting them fall through my fingers like golden coins, I’ve decided that I love the Sculpey III (S3) Teal Pearl mix the most.   Once again, Row #2 is mixed 4 parts of Opal

Polymer Clay & Natural Elements by Sherri Kellberg


I love collecting shells, and making charm bracelets from polymer clay. I’ve combined the two into my Starfish & Florida shell bracelets. We have some gorgeous beaches here on the West coast of Florida, along with the crystal clear waters of the Gulf of Mexico! A perfect combination for fun in the Sun. As you

Stamp Creation and Beautiful Papers


Hi gang!  Kari McKnight Holbrook here~ I’ve been really thinking outside the box with my polymer clay lately, love using it as a tool rather than the finished work, and have found some THRILLING new ways to make stamps, printing and texture plates for my acrylic paintings and my gelli plate printing with clay!!!!  I’ve

Landscape Texture Sheets- Inspiration to Create Ring Dishes by Sherri Kellberg


One of my favorite new Sculpey  products are the Landscape Texture Sheets. You get 2 texture sheets in a pack,  one has 6 mini textures, the other is an all-over floral pattern.  I’ve found that it’s an easy way to add designs to my clay ring dishes.  The sheets are transparent, so it makes it

New Color Tuesday! The Greens Go Opal

I find this stacked view to be a more visual method of seeing the color progression!

Once again I’m selecting a variety of clays to mix with the Premo! Accents Opal – I’ve got a little Premo! A Sculpey II (S3) and a Souffle in the mix this week. The 4:1 mix line is 4 parts of Opal to 1 part of color.  Likewise the 8:1 mix line is 8 parts

New Color Tuesday – On Friday!!

NCT Aug 2015 bonus

A Friday edition because I couldn’t wait a day longer to share these with you!  As you know, I’m featuring mixes with the new Premo! Opal this month.  Soooo, I decided to try mixing with the new Glitter Golds and the results are some serious Bling!!!   2:1 is 2 parts Opal to 1 part

Working with Liquid Sculpey to Create Faux Raku by Sherri Kellberg

The pink/orange/gold tab bracelet was an experiment in Faux Raku.

    I’m working on some Faux Raku tab beads this week. Using brown hemp cord to assemble them into a bracelet. I used antique brass chain, and large end caps to complete the earthy look.         The pink/orange/gold tab bead bracelet, was an experiment of my version of Faux Raku. I

New Color Tuesday – Let the Bling Begin!

NCT Aug 2015-1-1

This is going to be one of the most interesting NCT months yet!  I’m going to mix families of colors with the new Premo! Accents Opal.   First up, will be the Purples – you will notice that there are purples from the Premo! line, the Sculpey 3 (S3) line and Souffle .  I’ve only mixed

New Color Tuesday! Sparkling Granite

July 2015-3

I have never done a NCT with Premo! Accents Grey Granite before and, frankly, I’m amazed that I haven’t! And now I’m really, really glad I did! The mixes proved to be most interesting! I can imagine these mixes being used as interesting accent pieces on boxes or even bezels for faux stones.  The August

Sculpt miniatures and turn them into accessories! by Nadia Michaux


I have sculpted plenty of miniatures in my lifetime and they are usually made for dollhouse hobbyists and dolls.           If you are not interested in dollhouses or dolls, you can always turn the miniatures into wearable accessories. These accessories make great gifts for food lovers or anyone who fancies quirky

Iced Sugar Cookies using Premo Cutters by Nadia Michaux


Let’s make these beautiful mini Iced Sugar Cookies using Premo Mini Metal cutters and TLS icing!                                                                                

Psychedelic Snail Cane by Teresa Pandora Salgado


Try this easy cane with stacks of different colors, shades of the same color, or even pearls and translucents divided by white. You’ll want to build it big for easy slicing and lots of experimentation. I suggest a full package of each color. Works great with Souffle, Premo or, as in this example, both!  <3

New Color Tuesday! Sparkling Wine Anyone?

July 2015-4

Again with a color I don’t use much! Souffle Bordeaux is such a RICH color and I often bypass it for Turnip.  But today, I decided that it would be our mix color for the week and what a mixer it turned out to be!  When it was mixed with all 3 colors every single

Sculpey as a Household Tool by syndee holt

a couple of the final pendants

We all joke that you can do anything with Sculpey, so I thought I would show you some of my recent “fixes” with Sculpey.  First, my gate latch.  I got tired of it not closing (when we slam it), so I put a little bit of baked, extuded clay in the back of it so

Fairy Wing Earrings by Teresa Pandora Salgado


I’m crazy about Premo White Translucent. I’ve used it in all kinds of projects, from sculpture to caning; but the easiest things to do with translucents are tinting and silk screening. This easy project will use those techniques and have you dreaming up all kinds of variations. Have fun and make several pairs. Everyone will

New Color Tuesday-Sparkling Pestos

July 2015-2

Is it me, or does that title sound like a wine? Sparkling Pestos…$3 a bottle at the Dollar Store or something. LOL  But these indeed, are Sparkling Pestos.  I mixed Sculpey Souffle Pesto with the 3 new Golds for some really pretty results.  I can’t decide how I like the Rose Gold mixes – to

My Inspirations by Nadia Michaux


 Littlest Sweet Shop is a world that I have created to showcase my miniature work. I wanted to have something that would stand out in the sea of other talented miniature artists so I made a sweet shop diorama to display my work and brought it to life. In order to create something that was