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vickys84
« on: May 12, 2007 01:57:58 PM »

Hi,
Does anyone know of where I can buy polymer clay in the UK (more specifically merseyside)? I fancy having a go with it, I remembered having some when I was little, but after trapsing round toys r us this afternoon I dont know where to look. Ideally I would like to get it from an actual shop rather that on t'internet but any suggestions would be appreciated.

Thanks,
Vicky
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« Reply #1 on: May 12, 2007 02:09:10 PM »

Hi,

Check out this page for places to buy clay overseas:
http://www.glassattic.com/polymer/supplysources.htm
(... click on Non-USA... however, some people from Europe still buy clay from the US using special techniques to get it cheaper)
Sue Heaser's PolymerClayPit would be the main place.

As for buying locally, I'm not sure, but you might want to ask members of the British Polymer Clay Guild where they buy their clay locally, and which brands are available where:
http://www.bpcg.org.uk

Good luck!

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OhMyPurl
« Reply #2 on: May 13, 2007 03:52:42 AM »

Hobbycraft.
That's where I bought mine, there are quite a few hobbycraft stores across the country, but then again I live in london.
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« Reply #3 on: May 13, 2007 08:31:56 AM »

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Hobbycraft. That's where I bought mine,



I thank you for the info too, OhMyPurl... will include that on my Suppliers page for the UK. 

Can you tell me though which brands and lines Hobbycraft carries?:

FimoClassic
FimoSoft
Premo
Sculpey III
Cernit

(or others?)


TIA,

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POLYMER CLAY "ENCYCLOPEDIA" 
http://glassattic.com/polymer/contents.htm
few of my photos
http://s96.photobucket.com/albums/l163/DianeBB
(had to move them from YahooPhotos, so many now without captions)
vickys84
« Reply #4 on: May 13, 2007 08:57:17 AM »

Cool thanks for that. Theres a hobbycraft in warrington and chester so I'll have to have a look there. Also thanks for the links for online stores, Once I've had a go and I know what I'm doing a bit more I will have a look at buying online. I prefer not to get things off the internet at the moment cos my flat has a stupidly small post box, which means whenever i get anything delivered I still have to go and pick it up so may as well have bought it from a shop!

Anyway thanks for the info:)

Vicky
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ysolda
« Reply #5 on: May 14, 2007 09:45:55 AM »

Most art shops (even wee ones) sell fimo soft. It's not exactly my favourite clay (too soft!) but it's easily available if you want to try it. It isn't actually a bad clay, I just have warm hands and it gets kind of squishy. I've also seen kits for kids in toy shops.
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« Reply #6 on: May 23, 2007 10:58:41 AM »

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Hobbycraft. That's where I bought mine,



I thank you for the info too, OhMyPurl... will include that on my Suppliers page for the UK. 

Can you tell me though which brands and lines Hobbycraft carries?:

FimoClassic
FimoSoft
Premo
Sculpey III
Cernit

(or others?)


TIA,

Diane B.
The ones i saw there were
Fimo Soft
Fimo Classic
Fimo glitter
And some kits i don't remember the name of.
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« Reply #7 on: June 15, 2007 06:48:47 AM »

I've seen a lot of Fimo and Sculpey and Ebay, not sure if the prices are good or not.
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