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What is Kato Polyclay™ used for?

is a clay-like material made from polyvinyl chloride and colorful pigments. This polymer clay can be shaped to create some amazing works of art. It...

I've started working polymer clay jewelry, after baking my pieces they still bend a little, is it normal and how about durability. Thank you.

The formulation for most brands of polymer clay yield flexible finished pieces when the designs are thin; flexibility actually helps prevent...

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...

Is it okay to bake polymer clay with seed beads?

Yes it is okay. The curing temperature for Kato Polyclay™ is as high as 300 degrees Fahrenheit and glass beads can more than withstand this...

What is and isn't ok to bake with polymer clay? How about rhinestones, plated metal rings, or other findings?

First you need to determine if what you want to bake with the clay can withstand the temperature of about 300 degrees Fahrenheit. If you think it...

How do you make small clay inlays for a faux turquoise necklace?

Little leaves, stars and other shapes can be created from paper punches. Make thin sheets of clay using the Poly-Roller™ (number six, or closest to...

How do you avoid leaving fingerprints on your polymer clay beads?

Your best bet is to wear latex (or non-latex if you have sensitivities) gloves. Many clay artists use them when working on final touches to smooth...

What is the difference in using Fimo and Kato?

Kato Polyclay™ and Fimo® have had reformulations recently, making them each easier to condition. They each perform very well in caning applications...

I purchased some Fimo polymer clay some years ago and I have now re-found it; it is about 8 years old. Some of the clay is not sealed. Is the clay re-useable as some of it is very crumbly?

If the block of clay and the crumbly bits are pliable, cut everything into tiny pieces then add drops of Kato Polyclay™ clear medium liquid as you...

I have a couple questions about Kato Polyclay. First, what adhesives would you recommend to use with the clay? I've noticed that some of them "eat" through the clay or make it soft and sticky again, and it might take a couple of weeks before you get...

Devcon 2-part Jeweler's Epoxy is a good choice when adhering something, like a finding, to polymer clay. Signature Series Poly Bonder by Lisa Pavelka...

I have read that you cannot store polymer clay in certain plastic containers as it leaches some of the binding chemicals. Is it okay to store the clay in the bottles that prescription medicines come in as I save them to store beads, etc in? Thank...

Polymer clay can usually be stored safely without leaching or bonding to containers with the recycling symbols 2, 4, or 5. Most medicine bottles are...

I love the thought of using Kato Clay to make materials that are no longer available. How do you make ivory using the clay? And do you have any ideas what to do with the ivory clay once it's made?

There are many imitative recipes--ivory is a long-standing favorite! Kim Cavender shared her recipe, as well as a design which uses the ivory once...

I am having trouble with baking polymer clay. It burns on the top. I have a small toaster oven and bake at 250 degrees for 20 min. I have tried to experiment with the temp and the time but nothing works.

When working with a toaster oven, the temperature tends to spike quickly to keep it to the selected temperature. This usually means the spike is...

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