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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...

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 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

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...

I have many large uncalibrated stones. I would like to create my own mounts with Artclay. Will the prongs bend and not be too brittle for setting the stones after firing?

After firing, metal clay is very malleable and not brittle as long as the firing was completed successfully. Silver metal clay is 0.999% silver and...

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...

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...

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 want to make a bracelet that is not a bangle but one that doesn't touch each side. What can I use to mold and fire on?

Determine the size of the bracelet you want and factor in shrinkage during firing to ensure a good fit after firing. Art-Clay® shrinks an average of...

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 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...

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...

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...

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 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...

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...

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.

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...

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