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« on: April 09, 2006 10:34:49 PM »

this little fairy is all premo


These little monsters are eraser clay with bake and bend arms



This is bake and bend made into a crochet bracelet. The rest on the desk is already baked, but not woven or crocheted yet.
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« Reply #1 on: April 10, 2006 06:13:48 AM »

very cool!
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« Reply #2 on: April 10, 2006 07:02:18 AM »

I like the monsters. So cute!
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« Reply #3 on: April 17, 2006 04:21:54 AM »

The fairy is so adorable!!!

and 2 questions on the bracelet - how do you bet the bake and bend clay to bake without browning? mine keeps messing up : (

and how do you weave it and then keep it together? do you have a tut?
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« Reply #4 on: April 17, 2006 12:11:59 PM »

I use a clay extruder to make a long snake of clay. I lay the clay out in a spiral on the cookie sheet so that none of it touches. Normally I use parchment paper on the cookie sheet, but for the sake of the picture, I left it out. Bake at 250 for 15 minutes. I'm impatient, so I give it a quick soak in cold water when it is done being cured so I can use it sooner. The strand in the first picture has just been crotched using my fingers. Keep in mind that it is bendy, but not stretchy. It will break it you over handle it.

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« Reply #5 on: April 18, 2006 11:46:06 AM »

Thanks : )
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« Reply #6 on: April 18, 2006 04:31:39 PM »

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how do you bet the bake and bend clay to bake without browning? mine keeps messing up : (

kaleesi, if that's happening you're probably heating the clay too high, and that can happen in a few ways. 

The temperature inside your oven may be higher than what's indicated on the dial (not uncommon, btw), so you definitely need a cheapie oven thermometer if you don't have one, and it should be placed fairly close to the clay because there can also be hot spots all over an oven.

Some clay brands (the Sculpeys, for example) will darken more easily than others though.  Bend and Bake clay is made by Polyform like the Sculpeys, but this flexible clay actually tolerates a higher temp (285 is recommended) than Sculpey/SuperSculpey/SculpeyIII, the Fimos, or Premo, so the oven setting may not be your problem.

Also, anywhere the clay is thin it will be more susceptible to heat and darkening.

Another possibility is that clay can be too close to the top coils or bottom coils, or even the walls of an oven where the heat will be higher than the general cavity temperature. 
If you're baking long ropes flat like this, the problem could be what you're baking on.... metal or ceramic for example will retain or conduct heat that ends up being higher than the air temp.  To avoid that, elevate your baking tray with a piece of wood or logs of crumpled aluminum foil, and/or put a small stack of paper (ordinary paper is fine, but no printing on it) or index cards under the clay to insulate it from the baking surface.

There's another problem with Bend and Bake clay though, and that's that it has a "memory" after baking for the shape it's been baked in.  So re-baking, if you ever do that, will make it brittle and crack.  Also it needs to be baked in the shape you expect it to stay in (spirals are common), and later crocheting, etc., should be done with that curve rather than against it.

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how do you weave it and then keep it together? do you have a tut?

In addition to the explanation already given, there are more tuts and tips on this page, if you're interested:
http://www.glassattic.com/polymer/claygun.htm
(...click on the subcategory called "Weaving, Crochet, and Braiding"...)





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« Reply #7 on: April 18, 2006 06:16:33 PM »

Your creations are wonderful, especially the fairy, which is particularly lovely. She looks like something I'd have wanted to receive as a gift when I was a little girl!
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« Reply #8 on: April 18, 2006 08:12:41 PM »

Thank ya much sweetie!
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