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« on: July 13, 2006 06:21:16 AM »

I'm probbaly the only person on this site that comes from Hong Kong (China), Asia here... I would really love to buy polymer clay. I know there are two brands, Fimo and Sculpey, is that right?

I have noo idea where to find these. But are they sort of a kiddy thing? If so, I am going to look in Toys R Us even though I doubt they'd have it....

And I am just wondering, how much do you pay per pack? Is it one colour, and how big are they usually?

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« Reply #1 on: July 13, 2006 03:03:26 PM »

I'm probably the only person on this site that comes from Hong Kong (China), Asia here... I would really love to buy polymer clay. I know there are two brands, Fimo and Sculpey, is that right?

I have noo idea where to find these. But are they sort of a kiddy thing? If so, I am going to look in Toys R Us even though I doubt they'd have it....

And I am just wondering, how much do you pay per pack? Is it one colour, and how big are they usually?

TIA

Hey!

Been looking online and there's a website/shop in Taiwan you could maybe order from, the URL is http://www.diyart.com.tw.  There seem to be a few different brands available all with loads of colours and pack sizes and a good few accessories/moulds etc.  They do international ordering but as most of their stuff comes from the USA and Europe it's probably best for you crafty peeps out East.

I'm not sure how the prices compare to over here, too stupid to figure out what currency they are displaying their prices in (the english version of the site quotes dollars but that's totally not right).  I buy Fimo and Sculpey in Scotland from art stores and online and it costs around 1.50-2 GBP (sorry can't get my pound sign to work!) for a 58g (around 2oz) block of Fimo and usually a little less for Sculpey.  There a lots of different colours in both ranges and there are also glittery, metallic and porcelain effect clays.

Toys R Us over here don't stock any of this stuff but hey, if you're looking for an excuse to go in then go ahead- I'd spend a whole day there easy! You could always get involved in a swap here, perhaps swapping clay for cool fabric/paper/beads/buttons...... all the sweet things that you guys get that we just can't get hold of over here!!!!!!

Good luck with your hunt, let us know how you get on!
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« Reply #2 on: July 13, 2006 03:14:01 PM »

Hi,

I tried to find the thread where there was a lot of discussion about buying polymer clay and supplies in Asia, but all I came up with were these two .. they can get you started though:
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=73447.msg690732#msg690732
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=101267.msg965149#msg965149

I believe there are some other brands besides Sculpey and the two Fimos (which are very different), but can't remember names... there's at least one brand that's made in Australia too, and Cernit may be available where you are, in addition to various types of Sculpey.  I think the Asians in that thread I can't find were also talking about finding a brand I'm unfamiliar with in one local stores (was it Singapore, or Kuala Lumpur, or Bali maybe?)

Polymer clays come in single colors (usually in boxes), and in small packages of colors.  
All the colors can be mixed together to make new colors, and clays can also be colored with various other things too (oil paints, alcohol inks, etc.).  

Polymer clays have been sold over the years as kiddie toys (particularly by Sculpey-Polyform, and to some extent Fimo-Eberhard Faber), but since the early 1990's at least, they've also been used by artists and hobbyists to do many un-kiddie things, and lots of new techniques have been developed by those people).  Also, we now have more brands of strong clay like Premo and Kato Polyclay in addition to FimoClassic and Cernit).

I don't think you'll find  polymer clays in Toys R Us though unless perhaps you find a set of colors in a kit, but you should find them in craft stores and art supply stores, and sometimes in "educational toy" stores.


Welcome!  

P.S. Just found the Singapore thread (it's an ongoing thread on the Swap Gallery board  Roll Eyes... don't know if that's where the discussion was though cause 16 pages is a little too long to search through!)
Well, shoot... I meant to give the actual thread URL!... here it is:
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=61473.0


Diane B.
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« Reply #3 on: July 13, 2006 10:23:29 PM »

Thank you both of you for your help! I will definetely look into those sites.
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