Polymer Clay, I love it, what do you make with it?

United States
October 10, 2007 1:05pm CST
I've used it before in my crafting, but right now I really enjoy making pendants and holiday decorations with it. For some reason, this time around, it's been very theraputic working with polymer clay. What do you make with poly clay? I'm looking for more ideas because I really enjoy working with it right now!
6 responses
@brimia (6588)
• United States
19 Oct 07
I made some simple drop earrings once but haven't used it for a long time now...I'll have to take it up again and try some new projects too.
• United States
20 Oct 07
I REALLY love working with poly clay lately! So much so, that I'm falling way behind in my knitting. But I just keep coming up with ideas to expand that part of my line (I have an online shop) and so far the response has been very good. I haven't yet made earring with it and would love to see a picture of what you created!!
@Ravenladyj (22994)
• United States
17 Oct 07
I got into it for the first time back in the end of winter this past yr...So far I've made a couple of little things (faery, roses things like that) but then I ended up not using it (the clay) for months and months..Now that I'm feelign all crafty again though I'm goin to start back up and make Halloween and Xmas decorations....I'm still a newbie at it so my work really sucks LOL but I'll get the hang of it :-D
• United States
20 Oct 07
Hang in there, check out some ideas at an online store site, like ETSY.com. I don't think you need to even sign up for the site. You just go there, and search polymer clay in the tags of the sellers items. I'm sure you'll find a few things that will spark some creativity. I just finished making a pendant with the Grand Canyon on it, it's still wet from the glaze finish I used to help protect the image or I'd scan it for you to see. Keep working with that clay and I think in no time you'll find what you think "sucks" somebody else would be willing to pay money for!
@twilight021 (2060)
• United States
10 Oct 07
Polymer clay is super fun, I've used both Fimo, and Sculpy. I've recently started using it to make toppers for my hand made knitting needles. It's great bcause it's not messy, and it bakes pretty quickly to a very hard finish. Plus you are really only limited by your imagination. And you can make so many things with it....pins, pendants, over pens with it, um, knitting needle tops:-) I've seen some really amazing artistry with polymer clay.
• United States
11 Oct 07
I just started etching before I bake. Simple etchings, like a tree and then after it bakes, I will paint the etching before using a finish to protect the artwork. It is super fun!! I haven't made pins as of yet and I'd like to make beads also. But right now, pendants and magnets have been a lot of fun! Thanks for your response, I'm going to try pins and tops for my mother-in-law's knitting needles. : )
@venshida (4839)
• United States
10 Oct 07
I do not use Polymer Clay its something I would like to try. I brought I think Sculpey with the intent of using it to cover some inexpensive utensils. I saw it on HGTV, and I thought it was really cute. Sad to say, the Sculpey is still in my basket of things to do.
• United States
11 Oct 07
I do have sculpey, but it's buried somewhere in my closet or one of my totes. I've worked with poly in the past, but I've found it much more enjoyable to work with it lately. It's really easy to use and you can do a bunch of pieces in groups over a couple of days. Mold (and etch if you so desire) bake, paint or decoupage a print, seal with a glaze finish and let dry. Doing a custom order takes more work, but it's still a great item to craft with. Try it sometime, I think you'll enjoy it. Thanks for the response.
@tiffiny (884)
• United States
5 Dec 07
Make a snowman bell! Get a med sized bell and put two whit balls of clay on them. Then make little black eyes and a hat. Roll some green and red together to go around his hat and give him a carrot nose and some buttns down his front. Then stick an ornamet hanger in his hat and bake. You just made a cute gift or keep it for yourself
@theprogamer (10543)
• United States
5 Dec 07
Yep its alright. Nice to work with. I'm more traditional, but poly is fine. I've made a couple of vases, mini ones and I want to get back to "dishmaking" when I get a chance.