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POTTERY, CERAMICS, POLYMER CLAY => Polymer Clay: Discussion and Questions => Topic started by: in2vintage on July 17, 2015 07:06:29 AM



Title: Mystery item - how would you use it?
Post by: in2vintage on July 17, 2015 07:06:29 AM
This was found in a box of polymer clay supplies, but I'm not sure what it is. 
There's nothing written on it and it might not be a craft item at all.
I've enhanced the color to make it more visible in the photo.
It's white plastic with four different shapes, one on each side (square, circle, oval and triangle).
Each design is about 1.25" across.
They are too large to make clay buttons, but that's the only idea I have.


If this item was in your craft stash, how would you use it?









Title: Re: Mystery item - how would you use it?
Post by: lovesclutter on July 17, 2015 07:27:25 AM
easy, dollhouse toilet ouch


Title: Re: Mystery item - how would you use it?
Post by: in2vintage on July 17, 2015 08:01:55 AM
easy, dollhouse toilet ouch

Too funny. You have unintentionally given me a "load" of ideas.

I could easily see these shapes being used in a dollhouse or fairy garden. Mirrors, chair seats, stepping stones, shutters, and other architectural details.


Title: Re: Mystery item - how would you use it?
Post by: Patraw on July 17, 2015 08:11:28 AM
Maybe it's really a cookie cutter?  It could be from a Play-Doh set too.

The circular shape, with its crimped edged, reminds me of bottlecaps in particular.  And the square shape, with its similarly jagged perimeter, would probably make great-looking postage stamps.





Title: Re: Mystery item - how would you use it?
Post by: LeapFeetFirst on July 17, 2015 09:00:59 AM
It looks like some kind of clay cutter to me. The design is pretty unique though.


Title: Re: Mystery item - how would you use it?
Post by: Diane B. on July 19, 2015 10:24:16 AM
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Looks like it might be several shapes of ravioli cutters/crimpers, also called ravioli stamps, or if large enough could even be for making pierogi and turnovers, etc:
https://www.google.com/images?q=ravioli+stamps
https://www.google.com/images?q=ravioli+cutters
https://www.google.com/images?q=pierogi+cutter+turnover+cutter
https://www.google.com/images?q=pierogi

Their edges don't look very sharp though, especially since they aren't metal (but fine for pasta dough), so if you used these to cut polymer clay the outer edges wouldn't look really neat and sharply-defined.  You could perhaps cool the clay sheet first though then press the cutter down and kind of wiggle it around before lifting off which could pull in and incorporate some of the ragged edges.

...You could also use them like regular ravioli cutters--through two layers of clay after folding over or layering.

...Or you could the cutters only as stamps for all kinds of polymer techniques.