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What is mica powder and what is it used for?

Mica is a phyllosilicate-type mineral that grows in the earth in crystal form and is abundant in many countries around the world. Mica has a wide...

How should I use Gilders Paste on polymer clay?

Gilders Paste® on polymer clay is so much fun, very addictive and provides a great way to highlight raised patterns and give a metallic finish to an...

I see people handling Metal Clay bare handed in videos. Isn't there a toxicity issue?

Metal Clay is non-toxic and safe for handling with your bare hands. Some people like to wear dust masks when filing and sanding dry Metal Clay, or to...

Can I fire glass and metal at the same time? I would like to combine the 2 in 1 piece.

Yes, you can co-fire metal clay and glass in a kiln. When working with the two materials, metal clay and glass, the lower firing temperature clays...

How durable is the jewelry made from Art Clay®? Can you sell it as handmade jewelry and know it will last?

Art Clay® is made from 99.9% fine silver. The handmade findings, beads, pendants and charms you create are as durable as any other fine silver bead...

I have several colors of Kato Polyclay that have hardened in the air. Can I return them to their original texture?

Yes, Kato Polyclay™ that has dried out and hardened can be restored with a clay softener or Kato Polyclay clear medium liquid as along as the clay is...

What are the temperature settings and length of time for your kiln, for a silver piece with cubic zirconia gems in it?

1650-degrees Fahrenheit for 2 hours in a kiln is usually safe for most cubic zirconias. Not all cubic zirconias have the same results though, so it...

What is Art Clay Silver Oil Paste used for? And what is the bottle of clear liquid that comes with it used for?

Art Clay® Silver oil paste is an oil-based product, specifically made to use on already fired silver pieces. Oil paste is used like a solder and is...

I work in bronze clay and I find that after firing the metal is dull even after polishing. I even changed the carbon recently. Can you tell me a solution to this problem?

There can be a myriad of reasons why your bronze pieces are still dull after polishing. Here are a few of the recommended polishing methods:Use a...

Is it safe to put Apoxie® Sculpt (two part epoxy) onto Art Clay once it has been fired?

Yes, once the Art Clay®, and other metal clays as well, have been properly fired, you can apply Apoxie Sculpt in any fashion you'd like.Note: Apoxie...

I have used Fimo clay and Sculpey clay. Is there any clay that is easy to use, that is stronger than these? I am looking for something I can make fine componets out of that won't be easily broken.

Kato Polyclay™ is reported to be the strongest of all polymer clays currently on the market. The manufacturer has worked hard to achieve a polymer...

Can you put sand into polymer clay and bake it? I have someone who wants beads from a Florida trip made with sand.

Yes, you can add small amounts of inclusions and/or texture to polymer clay such as sand, glitter, chalk, salt and more. These materials can be...

Can Art Clay® be used to create bangle bracelets? If so, approximately how many packs of clay would I need?

In the Free Beading Instructions resource there is a how-to video and illustrated instructions.

How can you prevent open, unused silver clay from turning moldy? We have the unused silver wrapped tightly in plastic wrap, sealed with masking tape to keep the plastic wrap from coming loose. Then we place the silver in an air tight rubber maid...

It is the water being added in any handling or storage that is most likely causing the problem. Distilled water is the best water to use when...

I don't have any problems baking kato poly clay except when it comes to the translucent clay. It just turns yellow! What am I doing wrong?

Try baking the translucent at a lower temperature and for a longer period of time. The lower temperature will help reduce the chance of yellowing and...

Can glue foil be used on raw polyclay and then baked? If so should it be covered with a thin sheet of translucent clay or glazed after baking. Can it be used in the mokume-gane technique?

It is recommended to apply glue foil to polymer clay after it is cured/baked. For mokume gane and other polymer clay projects, use gold, silver or...

Can we safely "fire" Swarovski crystals on polymer clay (not PMC) which fires at approx. 300 deg. for 30 minutes? These will be flat back, but not the hot stick type. Also, color stability at those temps. Thanks,

Yes, flat back Swarovski crystals can be fired safely in Kato Polyclay™ at 300 degrees Fahrenheit. The color of the crystals will not be affected by...

What is the easiest way to get Vitrium out of a mold? Thanks.

If your Vitrium is sticky, put a small amount of lotion on your hands (like a hand or body lotion) then rub it in. Roll the Vitrium between your...

Can you imbed Swarovski chatons into polymer clay? If so, what types would work best? Thanks in advance,

While any of the chatons will work with the clay, the full-faced rhinestone chatons are preferable because of the increased surface area of the back...

How do you use Kato Polyclay? Do you need something else to mix with it or use it by itself. How do you know how long to bake it? Thanks,

Kato Polyclay can be used right out of the packaging, after it has been conditioned. You do not need to add anything to it in order to create...

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