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Sanding and Buffing Polymer Clay

Sanding and Buffing Polymer Clay

sanding and buffing polymer clay course coverWelcome the the “front page” of the Sanding and Buffing Course. I’m glad you’re here.

 I know that you want to learn how to sand and finish your polymer clay more effectively and with less frustration. Great! I will show you how to create a perfect finish on your polymer clay without wearing yourself out or having results that make you sad. You’ll learn how to sand better not harder.

This course is delivered here on my website in a standard step-by-step course format. But don’t worry, there are no tests or grades! Note: This course can also be downloaded in the form of a formatted,  120 page PDF. You can find the button for the PDF version in the Sanding Resources section. Be aware, though, that the PDF won’t be updated as often. The online course version will always have the most current information and resources.

The Sanding Resources section also includes sources and links for the materials mentioned in this course. In addition, I’ve listed trusted polymer-centric suppliers around the world, so you can find good suppliers near you.

There is also a User Gallery where you can upload your own photos of the sanded and/or buffed projects that you’re proud of. Let us see what you’ve made! If you have any questions, there is a private Questions and Discussions section where you can get help from me or other owners of this tutorial.

Course Navigation

Below is a directory with each of the sections and topics in this course listed. You’ll notice there are three main sections, each with a different type of information. You can navigate from here, or you can use the navigation panel at the right (or below if you’re on mobile). At the end of each topic and section will also be buttons to help you get around. Thanks for joining me here. Click on “Introduction to Sanding and Buffing” to get started.

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Polymer Clay Earrings

earrings and templates

This tutorial contains a PDF file that contains 25 pages of printable templates that can be used to make polymer clay earrings and matching jewelry. You’ll likely find these templates valuable in all of your polymer clay work, too, so keep that in mind as you look through the pages.

After the printable templates, you’ll also find a tutorial for making contemporary polymer clay earrings. While making the earrings is simple, the information included here will help you make a quality piece of jewelry that is a joy to wear (and gift or sell). You’ll learn how to make earrings using the printable templates and how to give them a professional and quality finish.

Finally, you’ll find a questions and answers section as well as a gallery for you to share photos of your work (and share your shop links). There you can find answers to any questions you might have and help others with theirs.

Are you ready? Let’s get started! Below, you’ll find a list of sections. Just click on the desired section to get the information you need. Enjoy!

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. You will create a patterned image with the clay that is perfectly smooth to the touch. Tips and tricks are included that will help you avoid some of the common pitfalls that beginners face when attempting the mica shift process.

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Guide to Powders

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Welcome! This is the “front page” of the Guide to Using Powders eBook. I’m glad you’re here.

The eBook itself is a downloadable PDF, but that’s only part of the fun. There are more features included in your purchase and you can access them all in the pages below.

Scroll down a bit and you’ll see a list. Tap or click on each one to be taken to that page. That’s where you can download your PDF eBook, get a quick look at the materials discussed in the eBook, and get answers to your questions. Once you’ve visited each page, its box will display a green checkmark.

Once you’re into the class pages, you can go to the next page by clicking on the “Next Section” button on the bottom. You can also find another list of the “Class Content” and a navigation menu on the right of your screen if you’re on desktop, or further down the page if you’re on mobile.

I know you’re eager to get started, so click or tap on the first block in the Class Content below, “Download Your eBook”. Enjoy!

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Faux Lampwork Tutorial

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Welcome! This is the “front page” of the Faux Lampwork Tutorial Class. I’m glad you’re here.

The tutorial itself is a downloadable PDF, but that’s only part of the fun. There are more features included in your purchase and you can access them all in the pages below.

Scroll down a bit and you’ll see a list. Tap or click on each one to be taken to that page. That’s where you can download your PDF tutorial, get a quick look at the materials for the tutorial, see examples of this technique, upload a photo of your own, and get answers to your questions. Once you’ve visited each page, its box will display a green checkmark.

You can go to the next page by clicking on the “Next Section” button on the bottom. You can also find another list of the “Class Content” and a navigation menu on the right of your screen if you’re on desktop, or further down the page if you’re on mobile.

I know you’re eager to get started, so click or tap on the first block in the Class Content below, “Download Your Tutorial”. Enjoy!

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Polymer Clay Essentials

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Welcome! This is the “front page” of the Polymer Clay Essentials Class. I’m glad you’re here.

The eBook itself is a downloadable PDF, but that’s only part of the fun. There are more features included in your purchase and you can access them all in the pages below.

Scroll down a bit and you’ll see a list. Tap or click on each one to be taken to that page. That’s where you can download your PDF eBook, get a list of resources, and get answers to your questions. Once you’ve visited each page, its box will display a green checkmark.

You can go to the next page by clicking on the “Next Section” button on the bottom. You can also find another list of the “Class Content” and a navigation menu on the right of your screen if you’re on desktop, or further down the page if you’re on mobile.

I know you’re eager to get started, so click or tap on the first block in the Class Content below, “Download Your eBook”. Enjoy!

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Baking Polymer Clay

baking polymer clay tutorial coverIn all crafting activities, the designing or creating side is only part of the process. You also have to deal with the technical side. In the case of polymer clay, the technical considerations of curing or baking the piece bring complexity to the material’s use and sometimes there are challenges to overcome. Creating successfully with polymer clay means that you will have to bake or cure the item. Here’s how to do that and how to avoid the all-too-common pitfalls of breakage and burning.

This course can be downloaded in a single printable PDF here.

Welcome! This is the “front page” of the Baking Polymer Clay Class. I’m glad you’re here.

To get started, scroll down a bit and you’ll see a list. Tap or click on each one to be taken to that page. Once you’ve visited each page, its box will display a green checkmark.

You can go to the next page by clicking on the “Next Section” button on the bottom. You can also find another list of the “Class Content” and a navigation menu on the right of your screen if you’re on desktop, or further down the page if you’re on mobile.

I know you’re eager to get started, so click or tap on the first block in the Class Content below, “What is Curing”. Enjoy!

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Mica Leaf Pendants

mica leaf pendants tutorial for polymer clay coverWelcome! This is the “front page” of the Mica Leaf Tutorial Class. I’m glad you’re here.

The tutorial itself is a downloadable PDF, but that’s only part of the fun. There are more features included in your purchase and you can access them all in the pages below.

Scroll down a bit and you’ll see a list. Tap or click on each one to be taken to that page. That’s where you can download your PDF tutorial, get a quick look at the materials for the tutorial, see examples of this technique, upload a photo of your own, and get answers to your questions. Once you’ve visited each page, its box will display a green checkmark.

You can go to the next page by clicking on the “Next Section” button on the bottom. You can also find another list of the “Class Content” and a navigation menu on the right of your screen if you’re on desktop, or further down the page if you’re on mobile.

I know you’re eager to get started, so click or tap on the first block in the Class Content below, “Download Your Tutorial”. Enjoy!

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Opulent Tapestry Tutorial

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Welcome! This is the “front page” of the Opulent Tapestry Tutorial Class. I’m glad you’re here.

The tutorial itself is a downloadable PDF, but that’s only part of the fun. There are more features included in your purchase and you can access them all in the pages below.

Scroll down a bit and you’ll see a list. Tap or click on each one to be taken to that page. That’s where you can download your PDF tutorial, get a quick look at the materials for the tutorial, see examples of this technique, upload a photo of your own, and get answers to your questions. Once you’ve visited each page, its box will display a green checkmark.

You can go to the next page by clicking on the “Next Section” button on the bottom. You can also find another list of the “Class Content” and a navigation menu on the right of your screen if you’re on desktop, or further down the page if you’re on mobile.

I know you’re eager to get started, so click or tap on the first block in the Class Content below, “Download Your Tutorial”. Enjoy!

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All About Silkscreens with Polymer Clay

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Welcome! This is the “front page” of the All About Silkscreens eBook. I’m glad you’re here.

The eBook itself is a downloadable PDF, but that’s only part of the fun. There are more features included in your purchase and you can access them all in the pages below.

Scroll down a bit and you’ll see a list. Tap or click on each one to be taken to that page. That’s where you can download your PDF eBook, see examples of these techniques, upload a photo of your own, and get answers to your questions. Once you’ve visited each page, its box will display a green checkmark.

You can go to the next page by clicking on the “Next Section” button on the bottom. You can also find another list of the “Class Content” and a navigation menu on the right of your screen if you’re on desktop, or further down the page if you’re on mobile.

I know you’re eager to get started, so click or tap on the first block in the Class Content below, “Download Your eBook”. Enjoy!

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