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1  POTTERY, CERAMICS, POLYMER CLAY / Polymer Clay: Discussion and Questions / Re: What kind of clay is this Etsy seller using (Love the shimmer)? on: October 13, 2012 07:16:00 PM
http://www.etsy.com/listing/84746467/chefs-choice-surprise-rain-garden?ref=pr_shop
Can someone tell me what kind of Clay this is? Is it painted or is the shimmer in the clay? I really want to start practicing clay designs like this. I know it is a lot of hard work, but i think it would be really fun. Please let me know how to get started and what tools i need to buy for such fine detailing. Thanks! Smiley

Are you looking at the flower petals? My guess would be that s/he used a similar color polymer clay to the petals and covered them lightly in a metallic powder, like pearl ex or perfect pearls. I'm guessing perfect pearls, because the pieces don't look sealed. The base pieces were probably just colors mixed with pearl, as Diane B. said. Have fun!
2  POTTERY, CERAMICS, POLYMER CLAY / Polymer Clay: Discussion and Questions / Re: Newbie sanding/buffing questions on: April 22, 2007 02:43:24 PM
Wow! Thanks! I'll follow up on all the links. Great responses -thank you very much.

You're right that if I hold the piece under water, I don't actually hear it - I'm just so neurotic about that sound that I *think* I hear it. I know it's bizaare. Anyway, I'll take advice and try harder, and if neither works, I'll check back.

It was the felt wheel I was trying to use on the dremel as a buffing wheel, so that's clearer now.
3  POTTERY, CERAMICS, POLYMER CLAY / Polymer Clay: Discussion and Questions / Newbie sanding/buffing questions on: April 21, 2007 04:11:02 PM
Is it reasonable to use power buffing tools (such as the dremel buffing wheels) on polymer clay? I've wet sanded and sanded and *sanded* and I'm not seeing any difference. I also have a real aversion to the sound and feel of sanding, wet or not, so a power tool would be a blessing. If you've had this work, would you tell me a bit about how you use it?
I tried the Dremel buffing disk, and while it had an effect, it seemed minimal. I think I wasn't at that stage yet - I probably needed something courser first, but the sanding wheels scratch the clay. Any help is appreciated!
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