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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...

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...

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...

I notice that after firing my Art Clay with a torch, it no longer lies flat (when it was flat before firing). Am I firing too long, or not long enough?

Warping or distortion often happens if the flame of a torch is concentrated for too long in one part of the piece or when a piece is too large to be...

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...

Can I fire Art Clay® with a butane torch?

Yes, you can fire with a . The size of the piece is important to note, as well as keeping safety in mind.Resources article

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...

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...

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...

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...

Is it possible to fire Swarovski crystals with Art Clay or PMC (as you can with CZs) without harm to the stone?

You cannot fire Swarovski crystals into any metal clay; they will melt causing the crystal to lose its facets and sometimes distort the color at the...

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 I cross the gold precious metal clay with some of the copper to successfully have rosegold precious metal clay?

These two clays are not compatible. Their firing requirements are very different; copper oxidizes while the gold does not; their binders are very...

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 Hill Tribes items be fired with metal clay? This is technically fine silver; but, will it mess up any design?

Fine silver can withstand a firing temperature of 1650 degrees Fahrenheit and should not lose texture, features, etc. However, if the items are...

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...

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.

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...

I've heard that small PMC pieces can be fired using a torch. How is this done and how do I tell when it's fully fired?

Your metal clay design should be no larger than a silver dollar to be fired using a torch. It cannot include glass inclusions or gemstones (safe for...

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...

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