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  1. Syndee Holt

    6 Benefits of Non-Drying Clay

    While most clays are designed to cure into a hardened, permanent state after they are shaped, some clays are made to stay workable forever — in other words, the clay never dries! Non-drying modeling clay, also called non-dry clay, is a unique material developed for reusability. If you're wondering why a crafter would be interested in clay that can't dry...

  2. Syndee Holt

    New Color Tuesday - Mixing with Sculpey Soufflé™ Cornflower Pt. 3

    Purples can be tricky colors to mix - gray/purples, reddish purples, blueish purples? Which one to use and how do I mix it? Well, I've managed to mix one of each this week - starting with the warmest color, Sculpey Soufflé™ Pumpkin and then Raspberry and Grape. This color palette will be kept in my color referral folder for sure...

  3. Syndee Holt

    Polymer Clay Glossary

    Whether you're new to the world of clay crafts or a seasoned clayer, it's helpful to recognize all the unique words polymer clay crafters use. This glossary will improve your vocabulary so you can easily follow tutorials and make reading about different claying methods a breeze.  We organized this list of the best polymer clay terms to know so you can boost your...

  4. Syndee Holt

    How to Make Uniform Polymer Clay Creations

    Polymer clay gives you the creative freedom to create anything you want. When you're making a batch of beads or a few jewelry pieces, you want the same, great results each time. You can make uniform clay creations with the right tools and techniques.  1. Measure the Same Amount of Clay  Before you start crafting, measure out the amount of...

  5. Syndee Holt

    New Color Tuesday- Mixing with Sculpey Soufflé™ Cornflower - Pt 2

    This week I'm mixing with some of my favorite Sculpey Premo™ metallic pearl colors - Gold, 18K and Copper. It is pretty easy to assume that the Gold and 18k will deliver mix colors that are very similar, but they do NOT! They each create their own very different new colors. The Gold/Cornflower mix is a great Antique Brass look...

  6. Syndee Holt

    Mixing the Color of the Year - Very Peri

    The Pantone Color of the Year for 2022 is Very Peri. It is a cool kind of ultra-violet blue tone with just a touch of grey to tone it down. Actually, this was one of the "half mourning" colors that Victorian ladies wore after a year of total mourning. (Yes, I read a LOT of Victorian mysteries) I guess it...

  7. Syndee Holt

    New Color Tuesday! Mixng with Sculpey Soufflé™ Cornflower Pt 1

    Sculpey Soufflé™ Cornflower is really super close to matching the Pantone Color of the Year, Very Peri. I thought it would be fun to mix it with some Sculpey Premo™ before teaming it up with some of the other Sculpey Soufflé™ colors. Anyone looking for some glittering blues? Check these gorgeous mixes out! Now, I'm certainly NO expert on snowfall...

  8. Syndee Holt

    The Best Adult Craft Kits for Those Nights In

    When you want to enjoy a relaxing night in or have nothing to one fine evening, crafting can be the perfect solo or group activity to help you unwind and have fun. After all, craft nights aren't just for the kids — adults deserve art and craft time, too!  Crafting is so much more than just a creative outlet. Taking...

  9. Syndee Holt

    How to Make and Insert Glass Eyes in Polymer Clay

    If you're looking for tips to add glass eyes to dolls, figures and other polymer clay projects, you've come to the right place! We'll show you how to make glass eyes of any size, step by step, using two different methods. Ready to make glossy, realistic eyes that'll take your projects from good to great? Grab your polymer clay and...

  10. Syndee Holt

    How to Make Crystal Jewelry With Polymer Clay

    Do you like being a little adventurous when it comes to mixing a variety of materials to make extraordinary clay projects like jewelry and small ornaments? It's tons of fun to include accessories like crystals and faux gemstones into baked polymer clay pieces.  Below are some easy tips to make sure you get the effects you want when adding a...

  11. Syndee Holt

    How to Seal Polymer Clay

    Once you've created and cured your polymer clay creation, it's time to add the finishing touches. Sealing polymer clay is an optional step that lets you enhance your creation's appearance. If you decide to seal your clay project, you can choose from plenty of options to achieve your desired look.  1. Choose a Sealant  The first step is deciding how...

  12. Syndee Holt

    New Color Tuesday - 2021 Favorite Mixes - Pt 4

    Okay, I surprised even myself when I chose this one from the October Sculpey Premo™ Burnt Orange mixes! I just like the way the entire palette of colors works together to balance warm and cooler colors! I've GOT to create something in these colors! Don't forget to share your favorite Sculpey mixes with us by using the hashtag #HowDoYouSculpey.

  13. Syndee Holt

    New Color Tuesday! Best of 2021 Pt 3

    The top row of the large photo contains the 3 colors that I'm mixing with the Ochre (O) on the far right. The bottom 3 colors are the colors mixes created by mixing the color directly above with equal portions (1:1) of the Ochre. Of course, any of these colors or mixes can be used in combination with any other...

  14. Syndee Holt

    New Color Tuesday! Best of 2021 Pt 2

    The top row of the large photo contains the 3 colors that I'm mixing with the Premo Mauve (M) on the far right. The bottom 3 colors are the colors mixes created by mixing the color directly above with equal portions (1:1) of the Mauve. Of course, any of these colors or mixes can be used in combination with any...

  15. Syndee Holt

    New Color Tuesday- 2022 Edition - BIG News!

    Okay, technically *slightly* bigger news LOL. Next year I am going to drop the 3 sub-palettes and make the main photo bigger so it will be easier to see it on our smaller appliances, like our phones. AAAND I've given myself the new challenge of trying to create 3 variations of a color with 3 very different mixing colors. I've...

  16. Syndee Holt

    New Color Tuesday! More Color Mixing with Sculpey Premo™ Copper - Pt 4

    I had so much fun last week mixing my Sculpey Premo™ Copper with Sculpey Soufflé™ that I decided to try some more. I sure hope you can see the subtle sheen of the pearl in the mixes - it is really pretty in person! #1 Okay, another Soufflé combo I would have even thought about until I gathered them to...

  17. Heidi Helyard

    Stitching on Polymer Clay

    Stitching polymer clay is such a wonderful technique and a great way to add detail and texture to your polymer clay pieces. The fact that polymer can be cured many times over allows this technique to be incorporated in various ways! The basic materials needed to stitch on polymer clay include: Cured polymer clay, threads (see below), Super glue, masking...

  18. Syndee Holt

    New Color Tuesday! More Color Mixing with Sculpey Premo™ Copper - Pt 3

    Well, you know I had to mix my (current) favorite Sculpey Premo™ color with my tabletop darlings- Sculpey Soufflé™! I love how the Soufflé appears to get even more matte with the sprinkling of the pearl throughout them! #1 Hey now, this is a classic color combo I hadn't tried yet! #2 Oh man, I love how the Latte brings...

  19. Syndee Holt

    How to Make a Crafting Gift Basket

    How to Make a Crafting Gift Basket If you have crafters in your life, a homemade craft gift basket is the ideal way to celebrate a holiday, birthday or any occasion. Crafters love new supplies, and you can customize your craft basket gift to be a truly unique and thoughtful present for a special someone. The possibilities are endless with...

  20. Syndee Holt

    How to Make Molds of Your Creations

    If you're wondering how to create multiple identical pieces of your polymer clay creations, you've come to the right place! This guide explores how to make molds of your creations to simplify and improve your claying process. Learn how to make silicone molds that you can use with polymer clay to make duplicates and add detail to designs. Let's get started! Purpose of Mold...

  21. Syndee Holt

    How to Use Liquid Clay

    As you explore all the different types of polymer clay products to use at home, you may notice one that stands out from the rest because, unlike the rest, it comes in a bottle. You may be wondering what you can do with this exciting liquid version of clay, and the answer is quite a lot!  Learn how to make...

  22. Syndee Holt

    How to Store Polymer Clay in Your Craft Room

    Polymer clay is a versatile medium crafters love. You can create everything from figurines to magnets, jewelry and more with beautiful details. Polymer clay typically comes in small packets so you often use up all the clay you buy at once. If you have any leftovers, however, you'll need to store them correctly. Polymer clay does not contain solvents or...

  23. Heidi Helyard

    Working with Polymer Clay Scraps

    Working with scrap polymer clay can yield the most wonderful, unique and unexpected results! I love consciously re-using and reworking my scrap clay (both raw and cured). And the management of my scrap clay stash is a big part of my studio organisation.  Polymer clay is plastic. I like to think of plastic as a precious material (rather than a...

  24. Syndee Holt

    New Color Tuesday! More Color Mixing with Sculpey Premo™ Copper Mixes: Pt 2

    The top row of the large photo contains the 3 colors that I'm mixing with the Copper (C) on the far right. The bottom 3 colors are the colors mixes created by mixing the color directly above with equal portions (1:1) of the Copper. Of course, any of these colors or mixes can be used in combination with any other...

  25. Syndee Holt

    New Color Tuesday! Sculpey Premo™ Mixes with Copper - Pt 1

    The top row of the large photo contains the 3 colors that I'm mixing with the Copper (C) on the far right. The bottom 3 colors are the colors mixes created by mixing the color directly above with equal portions (1:1) of the Copper. Of course, any of these colors or mixes can be used in combination with any other...

  26. Syndee Holt

    The Different Kinds of Polymer Clay Tools for Beginners

    If you're new to the world of polymer clay crafting, welcome! With so many tools and resources to choose from, we understand it may feel a little overwhelming, so we've created this easy-to-follow list of recommended tools just for you, curated by seasoned Sculpey® clayers. This beginner's guide to polymer clay tools will help you simplify and improve your clay...

  27. Syndee Holt

    5 Festive Thanksgiving Crafts Made With Polymer Clay

    It's that time of year when turkeys, pumpkins and other festive signs of the season pop up. What better way to celebrate than to create unique clay crafts you can enjoy and use to decorate your space year after year? With Sculpey® products, you can design stunning crafts for Thanksgiving whether you’re an experienced crafter or are attempting your first project...

  28. Syndee Holt

    How Much Polymer Clay Do You Need for Your Craft Project?

    You have an amazing idea for a craft project with polymer clay and can’t wait to get started. How much clay should you buy or set aside? Sculpey® has put together this guide to measuring polymer clay so that you can plan ahead and ensure you have enough to make the best finished product possible! How Much Polymer Clay Do...

  29. Syndee Holt

    New Color Tuesday! Introducing Sculpey Premo™ Burnt Orange-Pt 4

    The top row of the large photo contains the 3 colors that I'm mixing with the Burnt Orange (OG) on the far right. The bottom 3 colors are the colors mixes created by mixing the color directly above with equal portions (1:1) of the Burnt Orange. Of course, any of these colors or mixes can be used in combination with...

  30. Syndee Holt

    Understanding Polymer Clay Glazes, Sealers and Varnishes

    You've made a one-of-a-kind vase, ornament or pendant out of polymer clay, and now it's baking in the oven to cure to completion. Once it cools, what comes next? Do you need to seal polymer clay before painting or using it, and, if so, which sealers are safe to use? After all that creative work, the last thing you want to...

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