Tutorial Catalog – Learn Polymer Clay
These tutorials and eBooks are designed to give you a well-rounded background in creating with polymer clay. They will build your skills, help you understand the medium, and give you the info you need to use the materials well. If you thrive when you know WHY, these skill builders are for you!
All About Silkscreens with Polymer Clay
Silkscreens are a great way to add a decorative flair to your polymer clay creations, but using paint with them is just the beginning. Learn how to choose a good design, about using powders and other media, and how to troubleshoot tricky prints.
Baking Polymer Clay
In this simple course, get the real scoop on the tricky problem of baking polymer clay. Learn about baking times, temperatures, types of ovens, and baking supports. No more guessing if you've done it right!
Sanding and Buffing Polymer Clay
Learn to sand better, not harder. Explore the materials, tricks, process, and solutions for sanding, buffing, and finishing your polymer clay creations.
Polymer Clay Essentials
There are plenty of books that teach you what to make. But this eBook teaches you about the material of polymer itself and how you use, manipulate, and work with it to get the results you want. This is the basics of the medium, in an interesting and easy-to-read format.
Guide to Powders
Whether we apply powdered chalks, sparkly mica, intense dyes, or color-shifting nail powders, polymer clay is a natural for accepting embellishment in powder form. Learn how to use these powders on, in, and with polymer clay. There's nothing else like this guide!
The muse is a premium email subscription that arrives three days a week and brings you polymer clay musings, info, and tips. The single-topic emails are short, to the point, and chosen to help support your polymer journey.
Polymer Clay Beginner Roadmap
When you're new, it's sometimes hard to know "what you really need to know." So I put this Beginner's Roadmap together. It covers the most important things that everyone using polymer clay will need to know, regardless of the type of things you like to make. Enjoy!
Getting Up to Speed in Polymer Clay
Much beginner polymer clay info is filled with information that you don't need to know and it seems to skip the stuff you're really curious about. The short tutorial gets you "up to speed" and gets you ready to start creating with polymer clay.
These comprehensive tutorials explore various techniques and explain how to create a specific effect in a step-by-step process. You can then use these techniques in unlimited projects so they are excellent jump-starts to your creativity.
Mica Shift in Polymer Clay
Using clearly illustrated steps, this class takes you though the process of making the intriguing Mica Shift technique. The unique qualities of metallic and pearlescent polymer clay allow this neat optical illusion to be created.
Faux Lampwork Tutorial
Create lightweight, convincing faux lampwork from polymer clay. Beads will be demonstrated, but you can apply the basic technique to many shapes and types of creation that would normally be made of fragile, heavy glass.
Faux Glass Effects Tutorial
This tutorial will make you comfortable creating with translucent polymer clay. You’ll learn how to get the right color, how to bake it properly, and how to make it as clear as possible. Don’t miss this engaging, fun, and information-packed tutorial!
Organic Beads Tutorial
This highly detailed tutorial will change the way you make beads. Learn to use found textures, pastels, and your own imagination to make one-of-a-kind beads that will set your jewelry apart.
Rustic Beads Tutorial
Make your own textured beads and components in whatever color you like. Perfect for beginners. So much fun!
Holo Effect Tutorial
Discover the secret of making glowing, iridescent, color-shifting effect on polymer clay. Illustrated in five projects, you can also use this process to make the Holo Effect on any flat surface, such as journal covers.
Graduated Colors Tutorial
Learn to create beads in a graduated array of colors without using a pasta machine. Make flat disc beads, without using cutters, and make a rainbow disc-bead bracelet.
Need a quick-win? These tutorials are more similar to other tutorials on the market, where you are taken through the steps to create a specific item, start to finish. They’re great for those times when you want to create with a specific outcome in mind.
Mica Leaf Pendants
Use natural leaves and petals from your world to create beautiful shimmery, textured images on polymer clay. Learn how to make them into eye-catching pendants so you can take a bit of nature wherever you go.
Opulent Tapestry Tutorial
Use your favorite silkscreens to make this easy project that can be used as jewelry, pendants, or even holiday ornaments. It's a great way to learn how to work with silkscreens, veneers, and to create jewelry like you see in the photos.