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ImageRidesredmule
Jul 27, 2010 6:43 PM CST
Name: Charleen
Barnesville, Ga. Zone 7b-8
Walk in Peace / I'm Charley's Mom.
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Imageslcdms
Jul 27, 2010 7:15 PM CST
Name: Sandra
Ripley, MS
Hebrews 13:8
Yes, I know using my hands is good for them, but that clay seems mighty stiff in the package--I went to Hobby Lobby today and got some to try, it might be next week before I get to it---I want to study up on it some more too.

I went to Tupelo, MS and there is a Hancock Fabric store there, I don't know if they are in your area or not--but they had a huge wall off close out beads--I stayed in there way too long, some of it was 90% off, some 50--but some great deals on the beads 1
Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever.
ImageRidesredmule
Jul 27, 2010 7:25 PM CST
Name: Charleen
Barnesville, Ga. Zone 7b-8
Walk in Peace / I'm Charley's Mom.
Sandra, I believe they have a clay that is not as hard to work. but it will probably be a little higer n price. May be worth it tho and good for you hands in the long run.
Imageslcdms
Jul 28, 2010 6:36 AM CST
Name: Sandra
Ripley, MS
Hebrews 13:8
In the long run it will probably be good for my hands--I just want to be able to squish it up into something pretty too though--lol !
I have made several things since the weather has been too hot to get out, but have not made any pictures. I might do that later today.
Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever.
Imageazreno
Jul 28, 2010 6:54 AM CST
Name: Lynn Reno
Mesa, AZ
Purple Rocks!
Sandra, you'll want to look into the acrylic roller for working with clay, at the very least, and probably also a pasta machine. Cheap pasta machines available at michaels and hobby lobby for $25 then you take your 40% coupon from that, so not so, they really help to condition the clay. Premo starts out fairly well conditioned already though, so doesn't take too much. DO NOT start out with Kato, takes a TON of conditioning to make it workable.
Imageslcdms
Jul 28, 2010 7:06 AM CST
Name: Sandra
Ripley, MS
Hebrews 13:8
I got 2 packs of Fimo--one is a soft and the other is a translucent effects. I also got 2 packs of Sculpey Bake Shop-a white and a purple. I got the bead roller thing too. I think that should be enough for me to see if it is something I really want to do before I invest in anything else--I was wishing I had one of those 40% coupons for the bead roller thing and it was only 8.99--LOL
Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever.
ImageRidesredmule
Jul 28, 2010 7:16 AM CST
Name: Charleen
Barnesville, Ga. Zone 7b-8
Walk in Peace / I'm Charley's Mom.
I gonna have to sign up for Michaels, are I???
Imageazreno
Jul 28, 2010 3:51 PM CST
Name: Lynn Reno
Mesa, AZ
Purple Rocks!
Yes! Sign up for michaels emails, you'll get links to coupons every week, can print as many as you like, one per purchase of course though. And HL always has their coupons on their website, although I think this week is not 40& off :(

Congrats on your purchase Sandra! Can't wait to hear and see how much you like it!
Imageslcdms
Jul 28, 2010 6:22 PM CST
Name: Sandra
Ripley, MS
Hebrews 13:8
The closest Michaels to me is in Memphis and I hardly ever go to Memphis unless it is to see some of the flower buddies there.
I have to do Hobby Lobby
Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever.
Imageazreno
Jul 29, 2010 5:27 PM CST
Name: Lynn Reno
Mesa, AZ
Purple Rocks!
I love HL :)
Imagearejay59
Jul 30, 2010 9:35 AM CST
Name: Arejay aka Robin Brann
Maine
4th Annual Iris Sale going on now!
Does this mean ....Not this one? http://www.craftsuppliesforless.com/kidscraftsupplies_modeli...
Imagearejay59
Jul 30, 2010 9:36 AM CST
Name: Arejay aka Robin Brann
Maine
4th Annual Iris Sale going on now!
THis one? http://www.sunshinecrafts.com/dept_view.php?DPath=CLAY~MMSCL...
Imagearejay59
Jul 30, 2010 9:37 AM CST
Name: Arejay aka Robin Brann
Maine
4th Annual Iris Sale going on now!
Look at all the colors!! http://www.polymerclaysuperstore.com/Premo-Clay--2-oz-bars_c...
Imageslcdms
Jul 30, 2010 10:20 AM CST
Name: Sandra
Ripley, MS
Hebrews 13:8
I have been reading and studying and every article I look at makes something else pop in my mind---I am almost afraid to open the clay--LOL--I can see it could be very addictive too !

After all my studying, I still have a couple of questions in my mind
1. When conditioning the clay by hand, what do you work on.
I want to sit in my chair and do this step in my lap. I have read, wax paper, parchment paper, glass, plexiglass, tile, stone--I have a piece of plexiglass I can use--I alos have the papers, but sometimes was paper does not even hold up to do a pie crust on?? What do you prefer?
2. Do you use your regular oven to bake ?
Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever.
Imagearejay59
Jul 30, 2010 10:41 AM CST
Name: Arejay aka Robin Brann
Maine
4th Annual Iris Sale going on now!
Maybe Lynn will show up and tell us the answer to those questions Sandra!!
Imageazreno
Jul 30, 2010 12:26 PM CST
Name: Lynn Reno
Mesa, AZ
Purple Rocks!
lol Robin There are many brands to choose from. Of the more common brands, Premo and Kato are considered strongest and most flexible after proper curing.

Sandra, it is way too addicting! I'm glad to hear you're doing a lot of reading, that's what i do whenever I get interested in something, it's good to know what you're getting into but also what your options are.

I personally work on a huge commercial cutting board. I only use wax paper when I am doing some smooshing and I know it'll be hard to get the item up off the board, so wax paper means you can pick it up and peal the paper from the back instead. And I sometime work on a ceramic tile which is what I also bake on. Wax paper makes it hard to condition on because it isn't stable. So I would never roll out onto wax paper unless I was doing something very thin that required peeling off.

I used to use my toaster oven until it went belly up, now I use my regular oven. Eventually I'll get another toaster oven I'm happy with and I'll use that.
Imagearejay59
Jul 30, 2010 12:27 PM CST
Name: Arejay aka Robin Brann
Maine
4th Annual Iris Sale going on now!
Hurray! Hurray! See that there she is just like Magic!!
Imageazreno
Jul 30, 2010 12:59 PM CST
Name: Lynn Reno
Mesa, AZ
Purple Rocks!
Rolling on the floor laughing
Imageslcdms
Jul 30, 2010 2:58 PM CST
Name: Sandra
Ripley, MS
Hebrews 13:8
Yes, she is being very patient with me--thanks so much for that.

My main interest to start is going to be beads, Robin, what will you make?
Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever.
Imageazreno
Jul 30, 2010 3:31 PM CST
Name: Lynn Reno
Mesa, AZ
Purple Rocks!
I don't know if you've checked your library or not but mine has tons of polymer clay books, many of them focusing on beads in particular.

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