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« on: January 26, 2009 07:50:23 AM »

what kind is the best? everyone's figurines and pendants look gorgeous, but some use fimo, others sculpey, and some wont tell.
whats the best/cheapest out there?
 i live in scarborough, if that helps.
i know that everything is cheap, and i should probably buy a block of each kind, but im on an EXTREMELY tight budget, and i dont want to buy a block only to throw it out later when i don't like it. any help is appreciated! : )
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« Reply #1 on: January 27, 2009 09:47:05 PM »

I am by no stretch of the imagination a polymer clay expert.... BUT I do buy it (still don't know quite how to use it to make those lovely little things!).

It is pretty freakin' expensive though. All of the blocks I have come from when Michael's has sales on them! They price them down pretty low (sometimes it's all of the clays, sometimes it's just one brand - so I have a mishmash of Sculpey and Fimo etc).... I just wait for the sale. (And I subscribe to their newsletter through email that sends me their flyer).

Apparently the closest Michael's to Scarborough is in Markham, which isn't too bad.

« Reply #2 on: January 28, 2009 08:21:32 AM »

I have never gone but the company "John Bead" does sell sculpey. So you could check it out. Its' location is in Scarborough.
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« Reply #3 on: January 29, 2009 03:40:37 PM »

I bought a kit from Curries once that was all polymer clay to make animals. It did have the instruction book....so it was super cheap. I know they're pretty reasonably priced for most things though....and I think there's one in Scarborough cause I know that's where my gramps shops and he live in Scar. 

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« Reply #4 on: January 29, 2009 07:35:35 PM »

thank you all so much for your help! i think im going to wait it out till i find a sale though. Sad sigh. the perils of being a student.
« Reply #5 on: February 01, 2009 01:22:13 PM »

Woolfit's and Above Ground. Bought from Woolfit's before but don't remember how pricing was, and I hear Above Ground has good prices (for students?) but have never been. Woolfits has those small packs and apparently Above Ground has bigger quantities.
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« Reply #6 on: February 02, 2009 05:58:48 PM »

I know Curries and the Loomis stores downtown sells them, but they are pricier there.  Woolfits is West of Yonge, so quite far from Scarborough.  Keep an eye out for 50% off coupons for Michaels.  If you live or have a reasonable way of getting to Morningside and Sheppard, there is a Lee Valley Tool there and you can buy Sculpey there - and while you are at it, they have some small tool sets that would be good for sculpting too.  I live a few blocks south of there.

« Reply #7 on: February 07, 2009 04:39:57 PM »

I get my fimo soft from deserres on danforth near i think the greenwood subway station? They are quite pricey though - I paid about $12 for 3 blocks (including tax) so I think I'll try to check out that michaels store sometime soon Smiley

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« Reply #8 on: February 20, 2009 03:44:47 PM »

I found some cheap fimo on ebay. The delivery wasn't bad either. 25 colours for $50 type thing.

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« Reply #9 on: February 22, 2009 07:51:26 PM »

Any Omer de Serres (formerly Loomis and Tolles) has Sculpey and Fimo.There's a location at Eglinton just west of Yonge and King and Spadina. I'm a Fimo gal myself as I've been working with it for years. Fimo Soft is more pliable and simillar to sculpey. Good Luck!

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