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Polymer Clay Creations?

tinhieutinhieu yakusoku wa iranai. Posts: 554Member
Charms, Jewelry, Projects, Creations and everything~~
Hey. I just made my first polymer clay charm today. An onigiri.... because it is super easy. hehe. :sweatingbullets:

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For those who don't know what polymer clay is, a brief introduction:
Polymer clay is a type of sculpting clay that used by many hobbyist, crafters and artists. They come in different colours (just like play-doh)
They don't actually dry out in air like regular clay do. This is a really good advantage.
And you oven bake them (not high temperatures like kilns) to harden them permanently.

Here are some better examples. These people are too pro. lol
Bubble Tea Charm
Cute Cube Fruit Charms
SNSD and SHINee Polymer Chibis
A Huge Creation of Charms
Starbucks Coffee Charm
B1A4 Charm Necklace

Feel free to post up your creations!
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  • nobody knowsnobody knows what I think outof thisworldPosts: 13,081Member

    IDOL

    I don't play with polymer clay a lot cos I seem to always burn it ...

    but I use it for prototypes so I know what'll work in 3D before I make it in metal and stuff ;__;
    and it's cheap ahha


    I posted these in the show me your creations thread, but ;~;
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  • YinanYinan Posts: 58Member

    ROOKIE

    cuuute! I really want to get into this stuff too... looks like a lot of fun... do you guys recommend a certain brand of polymer clay?
  • nobody knowsnobody knows what I think outof thisworldPosts: 13,081Member

    IDOL

    ^i use sculpey :)

    mostly because it's what my high school has and although I graduated last year sometimes I go back and my teachers will just thrust supplies at me

    what's the other brand .. FIMO?

    fimo is more expensive
    it's easier to work around (softer), but I find it really sticks to my fingers a lot
    when it bakes, it's also more prone to breaking

    sculpey will take a lot of kneading to get it to an okay softness
    it doesn't stick to my hands, and it's pretty strong after baking


    sometimes I use a small piece of white fimo and mix it with sculpey so there's a decent softness at a quicker pace


    other brands I've never tried >:
  • endeavorendeavor Posts: 4,010Administrator

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    edited February 2012
    I think everyone starts off with Sculpey too. It's more affordable than Fimo but I think Sculpey have some "premium" ones around the same price range as Fimo too. I usually buy my clay from Michaels because there's always some sale going on. The last one they had was 4 for $5 on all the polymer clay (not sure if it's still going on though).
  • SunniRiseSunniRise Someone... feed me. Baker StreetPosts: 3,297Member

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    I buy Sculpey from Joanns because I found them to be around 50 cents during a big sale.

    They can get really cheap, you just have to look at the right time.
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  • nobody knowsnobody knows what I think outof thisworldPosts: 13,081Member

    IDOL

    sometimes they'll be on sale and there'll be like a 25% off total purchase coupon at the same time

    good stuff
  • SunniRiseSunniRise Someone... feed me. Baker StreetPosts: 3,297Member

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    Iko. wrote on 07 February 2012 - 04:41 AM:

    Most of it are old stuff~ (and sorry for pic spam)

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    Food charms I made for a school market~

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    Crepe charms~

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    Obento deco parts

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    ^Most of the decoparts are handmade with polymer clay.. I think you can tell the difference from the ones that are bought ^^;

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    Making a mini bento box

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    ^I made the egg shell too xD



    Omg this are so pretty... When I make something out of polymer clay it looks something like this:

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  • breathless.breathless. shutterbug rochester, nyPosts: 496Member
    edited February 2012
    Iko. You're so talented!


    I use a lot of PREMO clay because I like the color selection. It's definitely more pricey though :/

    The only thing I've really made so far are beads, because I'm seriously bad at making anything else.

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    I hate having to condition the clay... I'm THIS close to buying an independent pasta machine because it hurts my hands.

    Actually, I dug up this oldddd photograph. A couple years ago I made this pair of earrings, eek. These took like three hours to make!

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  • jennjenn Posts: 799Member

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    Iko. wrote on 06 February 2012 - 12:41 PM:

    Most of it are old stuff~ (and sorry for pic spam)

    *quoted image*
    Food charms I made for a school market~

    *quoted image*
    Crepe charms~

    *quoted image*
    Obento deco parts

    *quoted image*
    ^Most of the decoparts are handmade with polymer clay.. I think you can tell the difference from the ones that are bought ^^;

    *quoted image*
    Making a mini bento box

    *quoted image*
    ^I made the egg shell too xD


    wow that is incredible detail you've done on polymer clay.
    how do you get such details onto the food and etc?
    You are super crafty.
    I would post up my turtle clay i made but I dont know where it went!
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  • ilovemesomekoreanilovemesomekorean JapanPosts: 1,945Member
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    Those are some newer ones i made. I like polymer clay. lol.
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  • Booger FaceBooger Face processed cheese. NorCalPosts: 2,878Friend of Soompi

    IDOL

    edited February 2012
    I was wondering what are the differences between the ones labeled "Soft" and "Classic" of the Fimo brand? They're currently 50% off at Joann's in my area and I wanted to start making stuff.
  • EvanescentEventsEvanescentEvents CanadaPosts: 65Member

    IDOL

  • tinhieutinhieu yakusoku wa iranai. Posts: 554Member
    Booger Face wrote on 23 February 2012 - 09:37 PM:

    I was wondering what are the differences between the ones labeled "Soft" and "Classic" of the Fimo brand? They're currently 50% off at Joann's in my area and I wanted to start making stuff.


    Probably way too late to reply, but anyways.......

    "Soft" clays tend to be softer, obviously, so you don't need to spend as much time "warming up" your clay before using them.
    However, softer clays are more brittle when after they are baked.

    I personally find that softer clays tend to be too sticky for me. (Specifically Sculpy brands, they are really soft)
    And the colour always gets all over my hands. So before I touch a different piece of coloured clay, I have to wash my hands....
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  • AnnakyAnnaky Posts: 28Member

    ROOKIE

    Wow these are so cute. Which type of paint and brand do you guys use?
  • Poop-Shoop-A-LoopPoop-Shoop-A-Loop ^ xoxo esoteric. <3 Posts: 5,510Friend of Soompi

    IDOL

    Iko. wrote on 06 February 2012 - 12:41 PM:

    Most of it are old stuff~ (and sorry for pic spam)

    *quoted image*
    Food charms I made for a school market~

    *quoted image*
    Crepe charms~

    *quoted image*
    Obento deco parts

    *quoted image*
    ^Most of the decoparts are handmade with polymer clay.. I think you can tell the difference from the ones that are bought ^^;

    *quoted image*
    Making a mini bento box

    *quoted image*
    ^I made the egg shell too xD



    woah.. you are amazing :o
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  • YoyoYoyo Posts: 5,668Moderator

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    Iko. wrote on 06 February 2012 - 04:41 PM:

    Most of it are old stuff~ (and sorry for pic spam)

    *quoted image*
    Food charms I made for a school market~

    *quoted image*
    Crepe charms~

    *quoted image*
    Obento deco parts

    *quoted image*
    ^Most of the decoparts are handmade with polymer clay.. I think you can tell the difference from the ones that are bought ^^;

    *quoted image*
    Making a mini bento box

    *quoted image*
    ^I made the egg shell too xD



    I was literally in awe with your works. You're amazing!

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  • xlilaxlila Posts: 204Member

    ROOKIE

    Question....can you use any brand of acrylic paint to color polymer clay? Correct me if it isn't acrylic paint. It might be a silly question, but I just wanted to make sure first because I see some on sale at Michael's :o TIA!
  • star_empyrestar_empyre Posts: 7Member, New Member
    xlila wrote on 07 April 2012 - 05:15 PM:

    Question....can you use any brand of acrylic paint to color polymer clay? Correct me if it isn't acrylic paint. It might be a silly question, but I just wanted to make sure first because I see some on sale at Michael's :o TIA!


    i haven't tried it before, but i've heard that you can
    i prefer using pastel though

    and i know some people use acrylic paint to draw on faces and things, but the last time i did that they started bleeding after i put sculpey glaze on :x

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  • JonaleepuffJonaleepuff Posts: 13Member
    An example of some of the stuff I've made:

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