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Lady Lovecraft
« on: March 06, 2010 04:14:09 PM »

I really love the things I've seen made from polymer clay. I've never sculpted before, but I'm interested in creating jewelry and middle pieces for my hair bows. I'm interested in horror, all things spooky, tribal, bones, anatomy, etc. etc.

Does anyone have any how-to's, tips or projects I can start with to get more familiar with polymer clay? (That may be similar to the things Im interested in, or not.. anything at all would be nice:) )

Thanks, Kat

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« Reply #1 on: March 13, 2010 09:28:49 AM »

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I really love the things I've seen made from polymer clay. . .

Hi,
You've landed at the "pottery, ceramic, earthclay" must-be-kiln-fired clay board Grin.  For polymer clay, you'll want the two main Polymer Clay boards here at Craftster:
Discussions & Questions: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?board=239.0
Completed Projects: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?board=238.0

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I've never sculpted before, but I'm interested in creating jewelry and middle pieces for my hair bows. I'm interested in horror, all things spooky, tribal, bones, anatomy, etc. etc.
Does anyone have any how-to's, tips or projects I can start with to get more familiar with polymer clay?

Just for now, here are some previous posts and pages at my polymer clay "encyclopedia" site that deal with just a few of the things you've mentioned (it sounds like you're thinking only of "sculpting" things but be aware that there are many other things you can do with polymer clay, using many different techniques, than you'd find with other kinds of clays):

what all can be done with polymer clay anyway?:
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=179746.msg1871616#msg1871616
more for beginners:
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=265189.msg2978691#msg2978691
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=73664.msg1267435#msg1267435
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=192069.msg2020704#msg2020704
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=73664.msg3086458#msg3086458

jewelry (the page with barrettes): http://www.glassattic.com/polymer/jewelry.htm
beads: http://www.glassattic.com/polymer/beads.htm
pendants & hanging: http://www.glassattic.com/polymer/pendants_cording.htm
spooky stuff: http://www.glassattic.com/polymer/Halloween_etc.htm
faux bone, horns, teeth: http://www.glassattic.com/polymer/faux-ivory.htm
....and a few more pages at random:
many miniatures (mostly sculpts): http://www.glassattic.com/polymer/miniatures.htm
how to use or make molds with polymer clay (perhaps for your hair bow toppers):
http://www.glassattic.com/polymer/molds.htm
P.S. to browse a summary of the rest of the topics covered at the site, scroll all the way down the Table of Contents page:
http://www.glassattic.com/polymer/contents.htm

HTH,
Diane B.



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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)
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