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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! Sculpey Soufflé Goes Metal

I get asked frequently if there are metallic colors in Sculpey Soufflé.  The answer is NO because Sculpey Soufflé is supposed to be a wonderful addition, another color line, another surface texture,  another choice for the Sculpey artist, not a competitor to Premo! BUT that doesn’t mean that we can’t mix the two and create

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NEVER Scrap an idea !

I’m thrifty — well I will just say it I’M CHEAP and proud of it !!! Heck I used to use tea bags twice! (there are the expensive ones to defend myself) That is one of the reasons why I LOVE polymer clay so much. There is little to nothing wasted. Some of my favorite pieces

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New Color Tuesday! Fluorescent Pink goes Royal

So when I decided to mix Premo! Fluorescent Pink with Premo! Accent Purple Pearl, I knew that I would get some sparkly fuchsia to purples, but I didn’t expect the RANGE of colors it gave me! I got a lovely violet with the 1:1 mix, a bold purple with the 1:2 mix and a metallic

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New Color Tuesday! A 2fer

Well, well, well.. I’m giving you a 2fer this week because I mixed two different Premo! colors withPremo! Accents Fluorescent Pink and I got very similar colors.  Premo! Sunshine and Premo! Wasabi mixed to colors that are very close.  I think that the Sunshine colors have lovely warm deep pastel effect while the Wasabi colors

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Sculpey Soufflé Causes a Left Turn to the Right Side of My Brain

So, I had a new blouse….with a pattern….an excuse to create a custom necklace based on the pattern and colors, right?  Of course, I wanted to use Sculpey Soufflé and the colors matched the trending colors in the blouse right out of the package.  Can I get any luckier?  Yes, because it was a floral

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Life is like a box of Premo

You never know what you can make of it! I wanted to discuss all the possibilities of Sculpey Polymer clay. As I was doing the rough draft for this I realized I was channeling Bubba from Forrest Gump. You got your Mokume Gane polymer clay You got your Millefioro cane polymer clay You got your

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New Color Tuesday! Fluorescent Pink Goes Metal

This weeks color mix is a little different.  As you know, my “Rule” (made up entirely by me)  is that I pick a color to mix for the  month and I can only mix that color with one other color that I find on my table that week.  (Actually, if you saw my table, you would

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Clay Embroidery…using Sculpey Soufflé!

If you are an Etsy, Pinterest or jewelry fan, then you’ve probably come across artists creating intricate, raised clay designs that resemble embroidery and appliqué. I’m no exception. As a designer and writer, I love to spend time developing various techniques to replicate other objects and surfaces outside of our medium. One of my first published booklets on polymer

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My Creative Journey

My Creative Journey     This is my Creative Journey totem I made in 2012. The techniques I used are very simple- just molded items. I put little springs under the stars to give them movement and I used glow in the dark clay for my moon. I still giggle EVERY time it glows at night.

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New Color Tuesday! The Old Meets the New

Our featured mix color this month is Premo! Accent  Fluorescent Pink.  Our first mix uses our April mix color, Premo! Turquoise with the Fluorescent Pink (yes, I’m showing off that I can spell BOTH those colors!)  The 1:1 mix is my favorite, what’s yours?

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From Dreams to Designs

I truly identified with Polymer clay the 1st time I picked it up. It just” felt right”! Anything I have dreamed up I have pretty much been able to shape into reality. The best thing about polymer clay is the people that use it and love it! Everyone I have met and interacted with in

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Use Those Bits Left on Your Table!

Whenever I do the New Color Tuesday mixes, I end up with some really nice “bits” left on my table.  The colors always go really well with each other because most of them contain bits of a single (mix) color.  This is a photo of one of the “bit stacks” that I created. I even

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New Color Tuesday – Frozen with a twist

My apologies to those of you currently experiencing a Game of Thrones decades-long Winter, but I wanted to see what happened when we mixed our Premo! Turquoise withPremo! Pearl. Show these colors to anyone under the age of say, 20 years old, and they are probably going to shout “Frozen! Elsa! Snowman!”  (BTW if you haven’t

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summer’s coming, ready for summer reading?

There’s little more than a month of school left for my kids.  My youngest is an avid reader and spends a great deal of time with books or kindle.  So over the weekend, I came up with a cute little guy to keep a reader’s place! Souffle is a very flexible, tough clay, even rolled

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TBT – The Treasures in my China Cabinet

My mother’s china cabinet has always proudly displayed the beautiful china my grandmother painted.  Over the years though, it’s become the repository for my treasures as well.  My old jewelry box my father brought from Japan, a couple of old green Army men we have randomly found years after the battles were waged (we call

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Another mold, this one courtesy of Spring!

Is it Spring where you live?  I’m in the midwest and it’s really crazy.  In the space of 9 days, I froze in the stands at 2 soccer evenings, and got a sunburn at a third event between the two!  And Monday I woke up to the sound of the snowplow at four in the

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Where inspiration comes from?

Ever see something and think, “ooh, that’d be cool in clay?”  Well, if it’s something you see repeatedly, you’d probably better just do it! Such was the case for me. About two weeks or so ago, I bought a new tablecloth for my dining table.  In the screen printed pattern, there are many variations of

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What can YOU do with stripes?

I’m building on my black and white swap post from a couple of days ago. Black and white is still trending for Spring and Summer, so  I challenged myself to see what I could make with a block of black and white striped Premo! clay.  My block was 2×21/2 inches and about 14 layers high (on

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TBT the first bead swap!

In the Grand Ole Days of polymer clay, there was an artist living in Alabama/Georgia who organized twelve of us for a “Birthday Club” at one of the first Ravensdales (so we are talking 1998ish).  Someone had a birthday each month and we all made the very best clay creation to send to them. And

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Adorable Clay Spring Chick Decorations

Easter is right around the corner and as the weather starts to think about warming up I am ready to decorate and add some touches of adorable fun to my home.  I made these adorable spring chicks using the designs in my licensing portfolio to get started and can’t wait to share them. The first

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TBT (Throwback Thursday) – the Beginning

Here is the very first necklace that I created about 24 years ago.  My babysitter and I had got our hands on a small (self-printed, I think) book by David Edwards on polymer clay and millifiori.  It’s not too bad, except of course, I thought Flesh (now Beige) belonged in a milliefiori pattern.  Still the

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A Picture Is Worth a Thousand Words

I was processing my photos on my camera card and I came across this photo from a couple of weeks ago.  As usual, I was making a last minute necklace to go with a new blouse before I left for a trip.  It had some rather tricky color mixing to make the matches.  I tend

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Inspired by color

I was inspired by color from a recent fabric dyeing project.  I might try to recreate the look of the fabric in clay.  I think it would look great set in a bezzle and turned into a focal for a necklace.  These colors would look good for a few different seasons depending on what was

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Can’t get any easier than this!

So this is my new favorite “set” at my house to do a quick glamour shot of a finished piece.  Looks nice right?  Nice light tent set up? Except that it’s not.  It’s shot on my table on the deck with a great prop book that Iris gave me (actually she gave it to me

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I’m a little obsessed…(so what else is new?)

So after having a box of Pluffy sitting in my “deluxe designer studio” (yeah, it’s a garage) for almost a year, I’ve suddenly become obsessed with it.  I had sent a photo of a project I had just designed and she wrote me back, “Can you do it in Pluffy?” CHALLENGE ACCEPTED!  Pluffy, like it’s

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I want it, I’ll build it!

No thanks major department stores!  As a matter-of-fact I DON’T want a boring sponge holder with suctions cups (seriously, it’s the 21st century – we all know they don’t work!). I’m trying to do the right thing and get a sponge holder to help cut down on bacteria left in an always-wet sponge. First of

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Make a dog lover happy

I wanted to share a holiday success story with you.  I have a great friend from work who is not only an Ortho Trauma P.A., but she is so talented at beading and crafting! She also has raised and trained champion Bouvier de Flanders dogs.  Now in case you can’t immediately recall just what a

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CHA is no longer a marathon

Well, I’m back from the Craft and Hobby Association (CHA) after dropping Iris and Jen from Polyform off at the airport this morning and driving home.  The show was REALLY small and really quiet by the end of the first afternoon. Trends? chalk – EVERYONE was pushing chalk paint, chalk pens for any and all

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Sculpey and Pearl Ex – A match made in heaven

With the big Craft and Hobby Association trade show just days away, I thought I would review the new Pearl Ex colors for you and at the same time, drop some tips on how to work with Pearl Ex (or any micro powder) on Sculpey clays. First, the good stuff.  The new colors are highly

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