Friday, 24 October 2014

Free Polymer Clay Tutorials

Soapstone is still off the menu (hence why no post last week) as the new boiler has only just made it onto the wall today. :S The men arrived 8 days late and it is now day 4 of a 3 day job with day 5 still to come...woo hoo! At least with any luck we may have heating by the end of the tomorrow, which considering the weather has taken a turn to the cooler side is just as well.

Anyhoo, as I still can't get to my craft desk to photograph my soapstone jewellery, I decided to do a little surfing today to find some free polymer clay tutorials and websites that might be of interest to you.

So here goes...
No 1 - Polymer Clay Central - A heart cane with photographic step-by-steps by Candice Mathewson.
No 2 - Artybecca - A resist technique from Becca of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
No 3 - Bead Goodies - A great tutorial for making consistently good canes from Candice Mathewson.
No 4 - Starless Clay - Rainbow Daisy Pen Tutorial from Amber Elledge.
No 5 - - A Russian site but it has a fabulous autumn leaf tutorial with step-by-step photos which you should be able to understand without too much help from Google translate.
No 6 - Naera on Deviant Art - There are some great pictorial step-by-step instructions for assorted little characters which could be used for either sugar craft or polymer clay decorations.
No 7 - Artsy Clay: creations & inspirations - A tutorial for how to combine Alcohol Inks with polymer clay.
No 8 - Manualidades para niños - If you like Minions you'll love this pictorial instruction for creating your own little minion :)
No 9 - Le Blog de Bounette - You'll find loads of inspiration on this French blog by Françoise Hecquet including some pictorial tutorials for how she creates some of her polymer clay items. (She even has a book out!)
No 10 - Beadazzle Me - Wonderful instructions for How to Make a Polymer Clay Mold for polymer jewelry using grasses by artist Sherri Kelberg.
No 11 - L'Atelier de Jancydol (The Jancydol Workshop) - The French blog of Genevieve Dolosor has loads of inspiration for aspiring polymer clay artists.
No 12 - ST-Art-Clay - You'll find some stunning inspiration and great colour combinations on this flickr site.

Don't forget that there is always Pinterest too... just type 'polymer clay' in the search box and you'll find loads of wonderful photos with links to all manner of amazing polymer clay sites such as Polymer Clay Daily.

Happy modelling to all those polymer clay artists out there! :)


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