Working With Liquid Polymer Clay

Liquid polymer clay is an exciting form of polymer clay that has taken the clay world by storm. There are a variety of liquid polymer clays available from different manufacturers, with slightly different characteristics. Some liquid clays are thinner, some are shiny after bake or have a matte finish. I've experimented most with Translucent Liquid Sculpey (TLS), and prefer it for jewelry making. It has many uses. It is the thickest brand, and can be hardened wilh a heat gun before it has a...

Materials

The surfaces of these bracelet beads are not hard at all to create. You get to use a rubber stamp to create the random-sized and positioned circle shapes and then the chalks do all the work to achieve the fine details. I have listed the chalk colors that I used to make this brace- Ultramarine blue and white polymer clay no. 3 knitting needle (or a wooden skewer) Rubber stamp (with dots in various sizes) let, but feel free to change them to your favorite colors. You can use another stamp as...

Curing Tools

I use a Clay amp Craft Oven 1 by AMACO, created specifically for- baking polymer clay. It turns off automatically when the built-in timer goes off, which is a real plus to prevent scorching or burning the clay. Baking times and temperatures will vary between the different brands, so follow the instructions on the package to fully cure your projects. The length of time you bake a piece will be determined by how thick the clay is. It is best to use a separate oven thermometer 2 , placed on the...