Note to my readers: Mahalo.com is "the world's first human powered search engine" -- they hand-write topic pages to create high-quality, spam-free results. I opted to write my entry for their iPhone Contest about -- what else? -- polymer clay. If you really hurry, you can get your own entry in (deadline's midnight 7/13, Pacific Time). Or feel free to comment on my entry -- what links do you think should be included in a one-page polymer clay primer?
Mahalo's Top Seven
- Polymer Clay Central: Polymer Clay Challenges, Tutorials & Cyclopedia
- Polymer Clay Daily Blog: Daily Musings on Polymer Clay Art
- Polymer Clay Notes Blog: Polymer Clay Inspiration, Tips & Techniques Blog
- Polymer Cafe: Magazine for Polymer Clay Artists
- National Polymer Clay Guild: National Guild for Polymer Clay Artists
- Wikipedia: About Polymer Clay
- Glass Attic: Polymer Clay "Encyclopedia"
Polymer Clay is a man-made plastic clay that is soft and flexible until cured. Polymer clay is used by crafters and artists of all ages for sculpting, jewelry making, miniatures, and more.
- Polymer clay was developed in Germany in the 1930s.
- Polymer clay can be cured in a home oven, usually at 265-275 degrees for 30 minutes or less.
- Major polymer clay brands include Fimo, Sculpey, and Kato Polyclay.
- Flickr: Polymer Clay Group Pool
- National Polymer Clay Guild: Progress and Possibilities Winners
- Polymer Clay Daily: Featured Artists' Works
- Polymer Clay Central: Mokume Gane
- Polka Dot Creations: Flower Cane
- Polymer Clay Central: Skinner Blend
Projects & Tutorials
- HGTV: Polymer Clay Basics
- Sculpey: Projects using Sculpey Polymer Clays
- MossyOwls Blog: Instructional Video Listing
- Polymer Clay Polyzine: Tutorials Index
- Polka Dot Creations: Free Tutorials
- Sarajane's Polyclay Gallery: Polymer Clay Projects
- Donna Kato: Tutorial Index