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Britta Lautenschlager

Britta Lautenschlager

I grew up in a small town in North Germany and currently living north-west of Boston with my wonderful husband and our three great teenage kids. I discovered Polymer clay for the first time, while living in Germany, in 1987. I was always interested in crafts and picked up some books and clay and absolutely fell in love with it. I now work mostly with Premo and Sculpey.

I love to make figures, but also venture into making jewelry using techniques such as caning, mokume gane, and mica shifting. Working with polymer clay is rewarding and fun and the ideas and the things to be done with the clay are limitless and the cost to start this craft is very low.

Scrap clay and shape cutters

Scrap Clay and shape cutters   Here is a great idea, to use up some of our scrap Clay. I often have leftover Clay, which I then mix and roll out into sheets and store for later usage. I went through my pile of Clay colors and found some that were harmonizing with one another,

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Jewelery tool

Jewelry tool   I went shopping at Michaels and found this great tool to make earring wires and toggle clasps. It is made by bead landing and is called a Jewelry Jig. It comes with four templates. Three of them are to make earring wires and one is to make toggle clasps. It has raised

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Fall inspirations

  Here are some Fall inspirations!   Fall and winter decorations and crafts are everywhere,I just picked up my first Holiday crafts magazine and am starting to get inspired,by everything around me.Seasons are slowly changing!    

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Fall inspirations

  Here are some Fall inspirations!   Fall and winter decorations and crafts are everywhere,I just picked up my first Holiday crafts magazine and am starting to get inspired,by everything around me.Seasons are slowly changing!    

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Inspirations for the upcoming holidays

Inspirations for the upcoming holidays   I know it is still beautiful outside and we can probably not imagine, that this wonderful weather will ever stop, but fall is on its way and decorations and craft supplies are already in the stores. I always get inspired by candles and their colors and love making candle toppers.

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Polymer clay bowl

Polymer Clay bowl   Another fun thing, I've learned at the Connecticut polymer Clay connection was, how to make a bowl, using canes. I used the outside off a very small glass bowl, which I covered, starting in the middle and then working my way down to the rim. You want to make sure that

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2012 ClayconneCTion,Bottles of Hope

2012 ClayconneCTion, Bottle of Hope   I had such a wonderful time last weekend, being part of this year’s ClayconneCTion. There were tons of demos and so many wonderful and talented people. I have learned a lot and am so inspired, that I would like to hide somewhere for at least a week and try

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Mother’s Day ring holder

Ring holder Mother's Day project A couple of years back we went through a phase of painting our own pottery. We acquired many different things, from dog bowls to a ring holder. Whoever came up with the idea of a ring holder should be congratulated. It is such a neat thing to have. Mine sits

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Inspiration on Pinterest

I found something fun at pinterest, a silver aluminum bird, made by Karismabykarajewelry on etsy. I loved the design and thought it would be a great idea to make it with Polymer clay. So I chose some sculpey III turquoise, conditioned it and made a long snake with the extruder, then I shaped it like the

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Vegetable Stakes

                         With planting season just ahead, I thought these vegetable stakes would be a great project to do. They can be an inspiration for other vegetable and flower ones too. You can have a whole garden full of these.     Purple- on #1, roll out a sheet of clay and cut out

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Dragon naturally speaking

Dragon NaturallySpeaking, a speech recognition software.   What a great tool to have, with all the writings I have to do, for instructions, e-mails and now writing the blog. I'm not very accomplished in typing, so it takes me forever to complete written projects. I was very fortunate so far to have a son who does

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Easter candle topper

Happy Easter Holidays are wonderful occasions to become creative and make something fun. I love making ornaments, figures and candle toppers. I am a fan of candles and love the ones in glass jars, which have a flat top. I have made candle toppers for Christmas, Thanksgiving, Easter, birthdays or just seasonal. I love matching the

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Polymer colors

Inspiration on Pintrest   I’m a visual person and get inspired by everything around me. I also love the web and the vast information and pictures it provides. Just a while back I learned about Pintrest, a website, which lets you organize and share all the beautiful things you find on the web. I found

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Fun Necklace Cords

What a great find I had today. I had a fun day shopping with my daughter Alina at a nearby JoAnn's fabrics. I always stroll around and look to see if there's something I can use for my little projects. I found these great Stretch Magic Necklaces, which I think are great for children's necklaces.

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