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Gifts for friends (tips)

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Gifts for friends (tips)

We all know how hard it can be to pick the right gift sometimes. Most of my friends are females, so when one of us has a birthday, the rest go shopping. There is one thing to mention. I hate shopping. So here we go, stuffed in winter coats and coats, sweating, trying to avoid rushing people, from alley to alley, from rack to rack. It takes a long time until we finally agree on a suitable gift. I find it a big struggle, since when I suggest something, my friends disagree and vice versa. Sometimes I thank God, birthday...

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Which crafts can you make from polymer clay?

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Which crafts can you make from polymer clay?

The spectrum of what you can create from polymer clay is indeed broad. In the beginning I was modeling little figurines, they were usually my friends or family, which was quite funny. When I started to model those figurines, I was using only play dough from the stationery, so I wasn't baking it afterwards. Even though these are one of my first figurines, I didn't throw them, but kept them so I could compare with other clay crafts I'll create in the future. This example is just to illustrate that from the beginning the crafts don't look perfect and there...

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A little bit about polymer clay

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A little bit about polymer clay

Since all of my products are made from polymer clay, I decided to sum up the most important information about this amazing, flexible and creative material!  Polymer clay is made from polyvinyl chloride, also known as PVC. Even though after baking the clay hardens, when you work with it, it is very malleable. There is no special oven needed while baking polymer clay. Usually it takes 30 minutes on 110°C/230°F, depends on the brand of clay you're using. To support the hardness of the clay after baking, you can sink your crafts into water with ice for two minutes. What...

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TOP 3 useful tools which you can use during modeling

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TOP 3 useful tools which you can use during modeling

I decided to write this article to enlighten you to my modest world of polymer clay. Which tools did I use before I bought actual ones? Let's see :) n.1 - knife When I started to (literally) play with play dough (not the one for baking), the one tool, which I can't imagine my modeling without, was definitely a knife. It is great if you can find some very sharp and thin knife, the thinner, the better. Every time you are using dark colours, you need to make sure you clean all your tools before starting using light colours. Getting...

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