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Subject: polymer clay
Date Posted: 10/29/2009 12:54 AM ET
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any of you folks out there? 

Date Posted: 11/1/2009 7:44 PM ET
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Hi Lori, that's not a craft I do, but I've been thinking of trying it out. I can't decide which way to approach it. Any suggestions for me or recommendations for good beginner's books?


TIA

Date Posted: 11/14/2009 8:54 PM ET
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Just started doing polymer clay jewelry about 4 months ago.  Not as easy as I thought it was going to be!! Would love to swap ideas.

Stacey

Date Posted: 11/23/2009 9:40 PM ET
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sorry Terrie and Stacey, just saw your replies. I would recommend you both look for local polymer guilds. there are many of them and you might be surprised. you will learn lots there and get tons of ideas! also, you should look at Polymer Clay Central and possibly join their forum. there are SO many ways you can go with polymer clay. I do abstract jewelry (see my site) but caning is hugely popular, as is sculpting. you just have to try out a bunch of things and see what works for you. it is SO fun! I've been making jewelry for 4.5 years and polymer for 3.5 years. Donna Kato and Lisa Pavelka would be good authors for you to try out. feel free to pm me with any questions!

Date Posted: 11/25/2009 3:09 PM ET
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Hi Lori,

I think we met at CHA one year out in California. I just discovered this site. Glad to see there are other poly clayers on here.

Ilysa

Date Posted: 11/26/2009 6:22 AM ET
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Date Posted: 11/26/2009 9:16 PM ET
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Hi Ilysa, yes, I remember meeting you at CHA last year. Are you going again this year? I look forward to seeing the changes due to them opening it up to the general public. I hope maybe more samples! I agree with Eve that the clay makes a difference. I prefer Premo because it is soft, yet still maintains it's shape properly. 

Date Posted: 11/30/2009 1:05 AM ET
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Thanks for the info Lori! I'll definitely check out your suggestions.

Date Posted: 11/30/2009 6:48 AM ET
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I didn't know there are polymer clay guilds! Awesome!

Date Posted: 11/30/2009 1:20 PM ET
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oh yes, there are tons of them all over the country. generally they have a huge range of experienced folks - some very experienced all the way up to newbies. great resource.