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Introducing the 2019 Sculpey Design Squad

Syndee HoltJenny SorensenRachel HateleyAnke HumpertClaire MaunsellSherman ObersonKrithika ParthanTeresa SalgadoMo TiptonLynn YuhrAmy KoranekMaria Saracino

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.

New Color Tuesday! The Last new NCT Palette of the Year..

I can’t believe it!  The last NEW color palette of the year..WHERE THE HECK DID THE YEAR GO?? I thought I would do my last palette with as many of my 2018 “color crushes” as I could- so you see Pistachio, Guava and Copper – all have been noted in my NCTs as favorites.  And

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New Color Tuesday! November Week III

Hmm, apparently I no longer remember how to tell my fingers to type out the entire month name of November – it took 3 tries. This week is another NCT Winner for me – I swear you can’t go wrong mixing with Pistachio.  And Cinnamon is ALWAYS a winner with me! Look at that beautiful

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Full Polymer clay ? Or mixed media ?

By  Marion Le Coq, Sculpey Design Squad member As usual, let me talk to you about one of my dilemmas in my polymer clay journey. What kind of clayer are you ? The one that makes everything from polymer clay ? Or the one who loves using different materials mixed with it to create effects ? I never know

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New Color Tuesday- Nov Pt 2

Two of my favorite Souffle colors (really obsessions) are featured in this mix: Cinnamon and Pistachio. I don’t think you can go wrong with either color as a mixer!  Of course, I think Cinnamon looks great on it’s own with just about any other color in the Souffle range as well as at least the

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Personalized Wine Glasses and Charms with Sculpey and Dremel

We are kicking off the holiday season with a fun DIY wine glass and charm project!  These are perfect for holiday parties and would make an amazing hostess gift!  Giving personalized gifts are the ultimate way to show your family and friends how much you appreciate them!     We teamed up with our friends

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How Should I Finish My Pieces?

By Fancy Puppet Today, I’d like to share with you one of my biggest dilemma in creation : How do I have to finish this nice piece ? Do I want a shiny finish ? Something very glossy ? Matte ? Which process ? Sanding and buffing ? with or without wax ? Or, varnish, maybe ? It depends of many features on my creations. Finishing

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New Color Tuesday!

Yes, I’m still mixing from that one palette last month for my personal use!  I’m hoping for a new color crush this month.. As you know, I’m obsessed with Souffle Cinnamon and it’s magical mix properties.  LOOOOK at the Robins Egg and Jade 1:1 mixes with it!  I also actually like the Lagoon mix as

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Light, Clay and Everything about Transparency By: Marion Le Coq

Have you ever had that kind of obsession that follows you everywhere ? Something that goes farther than your creations. Something that stays in your mind wherever you are, whatever you do. Like a lullaby you can’t stop whistling? I’ve had that THING for decades. Since I was a child discovering the world. I have always

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New Color Tuesday! Pumpkin Souffle Pt 5

Okay, this is one of the wildest color palettes I’ve had on my table – LOOK at all the different colors!  And it appears that if you run out of Souffle Jade, you can mix a VERY close version with Pistachio and Lagoon.. I really, really like that deep grey color that Pumpkin/Lagoon 1:1 makes

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The Big Bead Show at Sandown Park Racecourse

Well, here I am at the Big Bead Show at Sandown Park Racecourse, a beautiful building dating back to 1875 with a fascinating history, perfect for a stylish and creative event. Having visited many times as customer, I am now attending for the second time as an exhibitor and loving the opportunity to people watch! 

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New Color Tuesday! Pumpkin Souffle Pt 4

Anytime I mix with a pinkish color, I now I’m going to get a make-up palette of colors – this is sort of a highlight/contour palette?  I really like the Guava color – I think it’s kind of a magical color because it looks bubblegum pink in the package, but when it’s cured it has

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common polymer clay questions

Common Polymer Clay Questions

Polymer clay is a fun, highly versatile medium. You can form just about anything with it, from beaded necklaces to unique picture frames. This medium is a popular choice for artists, sculptors, jewelry makers, crafters, movie makers and anyone who wants to relax and get in touch with their creative side. Polymer clay is also an excellent

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When Looking for Inspiration

I know many artists look to the outdoors when inspiration disappears and you are probably thinking I am being very predictable, but Mother Nature is amazing isn’t she? I am lucky to have October as ‘my’ featured month as Autumn shades are emerging, the deep russet and copper tones I can see through my window

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New Color Tuesday! Pumpkin Souffle Pt 3

I admit it, I’ve become obsessed with these 3 mix colors.  I’ve used them in at least 2 projects and I have more of the blends sitting in my travel bag, ready to go to Kansas City and Chicago!  This month has triggered me to use blended colors for EVERYTHING.  That Pumpkin/Pistachio 1:1 makes a

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We All Have a Safe Color

By Debbie Bulford Whilst studying Interior Design I discovered a really interesting fact: we all have a ‘safe colour’! I know this sounds strange but it will all become clear I promise! Even though you may follow fashion and colour trends, everyone will have one colour that they keep returning to. What happens if that

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New Color Tuesday! Pumpkin Souffle Pt 2

All four of these colors, Pumpkin, Canary, Jade and Latte are my “go-to” colors right now (along with Pistachio). All of these colors have languished in the clay locker at one time or another and then I rediscover them and can’t live without them.  Am I fickle? I’d say so! I can’t even blame it

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New Color Tuesday! Pumpkin Souffle

Well it’s October so, of course, I had to feature Pumpkin in the mixes this month!  I also was intrigued to see what I would get and I wasn’t disappointed – I got some of the biggest ranges of colors yet! I started this month’s mixes off by adding the 1:1 color of Canary –

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Let Me Introduce Myself – Debbie Bulford

Let me introduce myself! I am a self-confessed polymer clay addict, but my journey towards this creative medium had many twists and turns. I have always enjoyed ‘creating’, from making my own pencil cases and key rings at school to making my own clothes. So, when a fabric pattern company came to my school asking

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A Year in Review By Amy Koranek

There are a few things that occupy my thinking in this phase of my life. Family, health, and polymer clay. In regard to family, I just celebrated my 29th wedding anniversary with the one-true-love-of-my-life – Tom. In December, we are expecting our first grand baby! I’m a mom to four children and one daughter-in-law. My

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New Color Tuesday! These Gonna Be Some Greens Pt 4

I’ve become quite fascinated with Souffle Canary again. It can really hold it’s own in a mix, even with Premo Accents Bright Green Pearl. I love, love the 1:1 mix of these two colors as well – it’s a perfect bridge between yellow and green.  And of course, I already love Latte and Canary together

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A Predicament with Patterns By Amy Koranek

I love patterns. Especially in textiles and fabrics and on furniture and in art and found in nature. I especially love patterns in coordinating colors like you find in fabric displays where the designer has created a color way of materials that all go together color-wise but the patterns are all different. Throughout my life

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New Color Tuesday! These Gonna Be Some Greens Pt3

I’m beginning to think that Souffle Turnip is a magical color.  First, it creates that ultraviolet blue color when mixed with Premo Accent Peacock and it even plays nicely with Bright Green Pearl! I like this beginning color palette of Bright Green Pearl, Souffle Bluestone, Cinnamon and Turnip. (Yes, I would like any palette with

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Creative Journey Studios – You Must Visit

Creative Journey Studios – You Must Visit By Amy Koranek I had the privilege of visiting Creative Journey Studios in Milton, Georgia this Summer during the grand opening of their new location. For any polymer clay enthusiast, this is truly a must-see, must-visit, must-be-part-of situation. Creative Journey Studios is a one-of-a-kind polymer clay haven, museum,

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New Color Tuesday! These Gonna Be Some Greens PT 2

I know, technically these are NOT greens in the mixes, but LOOOOK at how luscious those colors are! That Bright Green Pearl and Cinnamon mix is all kinds of skanky brown/green and I love it! The same with the Bluestone/Cinnamon – it’s like a dark dust bunny brown but I really like it.  Put that

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My Stories by: Amy Koranek

I’ve been claying since 1989. The first time I saw anything ever made in polymer clay was on my honeymoon—so it’s easy for me to remember how long I’ve been at this. My husband and I were honeymooning on St. Martin, and there was this jewelry case chock full of—to me—the most intriguing designs in

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New Color Tuesday! These Gonna be Some Greens

ARgh! Second Monday caught me unaware that it’s ACTUALLY Tuesday! I’m using Premo Accents Bright Green Pearl as the standard color in my mixes this month, so these gonna be some greens!  Wheee… I decided to play it a little safe and mix my 3 palette colors (Brt. Green Pearl, Peacock Pearl and Graphite) with

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Thinking Outside the Jewelry Box

I LOVE to make jewelry. I’ll always make jewelry. The only thing jewelry-making lacks is the ability to “work large”. You see, I sometimes I feel like I spend entire days without moving anything but my eyeballs and four of my fingers (2 pointers, two thumbs). Such is the life of a caner. So, for

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New Color Tuesday! There Is a Little Peacock in All of Us Pt 3

I love the bright colors in this palette! They aren’t a typical combination of colors, but I think they really work. I especially love the Peacock, Bright Green Pearl and Magenta Pearl together – maybe with a little kick of White or Black? Bright Copper Blended Clays Now to the sub-palettes: #1 This is my

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The 8 Laws of Caning

The 8 Laws of Caning by : Teresa Pandora Salgado 1.The Path to Zen:  Caning should be relaxing; so I bite the bullet and get the “worky” part out of the way in advance. Prepare your blends and logs before you start making components. It’s much easier to get your groove on if you don’t

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