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Kristin Vaughn

Kristin Vaughn
Kristin Vaughn

Kristin has been running her polymer clay jewelry business, Hillside Studio, since 2015.  She has had a love for polymer clay since she was a child, making Christmas ornaments and selling them to her mom's co-workers.  She is passionate about bright colors, and creating patterns out of polymer clay canes is her specialty. Her favorite clay to create with is Sculpey Soufflé, and she has a vast library of color recipes created from it. Kristin enjoys teaching others how to make professional, quality pieces out of polymer clay, and loves experimenting with new techniques! She lives in Iowa with her husband and three kids - and their fluffy bunny! 

  1. Tips for Creating Canes

    Making polymer clay canes can be such a fun and rewarding process! And cane work can add intricate little details to your clay pieces. It can also be an extremely frustrating process for beginners.  Here are my top five tips for making and working with canes. #1 Let it rest before reducing.  I know, I know, you just want to...

  2. How to Choose Colors That Work Well

    I am no stranger to using lots of color in my work and I often get complimented on the color combinations I use.  And while it does come fairly natural to me, it’s not magic, it’s science!  Remember that color wheel from Elementary school? Well, dust it off because that baby will be your best friend if you struggle with...

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