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Need To Be In Fashion? Polymerclay Jewelry Is The Answer

May 28, 2008
There's a new fad that has been circulating in town like wild fire, it's called the Polymerclay Jewelry.

Polymer clay is trendy clay where you can do almost anything. One of the things that can be done using Polymer clays is the jewelry. The polymer clay can be used to make a lovely piece of jewelry. Polymer clays are so easy to use that you can even craft it on your own. It can also be used for all types of art pieced items such as wooden boxes, picture frames, mirrors, beads, pendants, pins, earrings, bracelets, neck pieces, necklaces, desk accessories, small sculptures and even buttons. It basically has a never ending usage that is why many people are so fascinated to it. It is a non-toxic modeling material, man made and can work like a ceramic clay. It's great for kids and adults use.

But what you may wonder what Polymer clay is? Polymer Clays are not water-based or even a mud-type clay that potters normally use; it is composed of an oil based solid and liquid polymer. It doesn't dry or melt even if exposed to a pro long heat like fire and that's what makes it so popular. It is very much different from the molding clays (clays that usually used by children and animators) and clays that are used from sculpting. Those clays are air dried which are water-based and can easily dry.

You can purchase polymer clays from art or craft stores. Most common brand names of polymers are Primo, Fimo (Classic and Soft), Sculpey and Kato. They come in various types and colors such as metallic's & pearls which has a reflective properties that can be used for special effects; translucent clays which is often used for stones, woods and ivory; flesh colors that can be used for dolls and figurines; and flexible clays that can be used for molding.

Polymer Clays can be used at almost anything. You can use it for sculpting figures, faces, flowers, and any other things that can be molded. You can also use it to cover various items with sheets of patterned and decorative clays and can even be used in making canes. It can also be used in impressing it into rubber stamps or texture sheets and other items around your house. Some artists used it as accessories to their jewelries. They even have their own websites with a very comprehensive lessons and tips on how to do the works. The reason why they like to use Polymer Clays is that it is shaped from PVC (a polymer of vinyl acetate) plastics and a certain type plasticizer substance, which keeps the clay moldable.

This kind of clay is also what is usually recommended to be used especially for those people who create their jewels at home. Various kinds of gears are used to carve and make jewels with polymer clay. Most of the crafters used pasta roller mechanism to roll out the clay and to even it out to their preferred thickness. Afterwards, the clay is created into what the jeweler intends it to use. It can now be placed to their chosen designs with a variety of jewelry. At the present time, all kinds of jewelry can be used with polymer clay. Jewelry designers are so fascinated with it that they even tend to use it on almost anything even on earrings. Indeed polymer clays are simple to use and can even be placed to just about anything and everything.
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