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1  POTTERY, CERAMICS, POLYMER CLAY / Polymer Clay: Discussion and Questions / Countertop oven w convection for clay baking? on: February 17, 2015 01:27:51 PM
I will first state that I do not have any experience with polymer clay myself, but I would like to buy an oven for my daughter who is taking more than a passing interest in working with super sculpy to make small figurines. Most are around 4 in. tall and less.

After some reading I have concerns about cooking food in the same oven as the clay is baked and that table top ovens might be a good option, especially one that has the convection feature. The oven I'm considering is a Hamilton Beach model:

Has anyone used this model or ovens that are similar? If you have any techniques/critiques I would be glad to hear them.
Yes, I did look in the tutorial list, but I don't know how long this particular oven has been in production or what may have changed in sculpy formulas since then.
Thanks for any help you can offer so this will be a useful gift.
2  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Discussion and Questions / How to get my halo on: March 27, 2010 02:01:00 AM
Greetings, this is a question for anyone who's made plushies with props before. Smiley
I'm making an 11in. UFO style angel plushie and want her halo to stick up about an inch or so over the top of her head. My question is...what should I use as a support to attach the halo- heavy wire, a plastic rod of some sort? I've ruled out wood because it's probably be too easily broken. Also, does it make sense to have the support be long enough to go down through the entire head, neck and partly into the body of the plush or would that be overkill? I just don't want the halo to be all wobbly. This plush will have to survive being dragged around at an anime convention so any advice is appreciated.
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