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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...

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...

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 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 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...

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...

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...

On the back cover of the June 2011 Craft n' Things there is an ad for your catalog featuring the art of Carol Blackburn using colored liquid polymer clay. Where do I find the instructions for this technique. Thank you.

"Creating a Colorful Liquid Polyclay™ Sheet" by Tammy Honaman is listed below and outlines the basics on this technique. This how-to was featured in...

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 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...

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...

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...

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...

During a recent shopping trip I bought three containers of what was grouped with the metal clay supplies in a local hobby and craft store. The product brand is Pardo and the company web site gives the product as the metal listed combined with...

Pardo is a polymer product. Polymer and metal clay are entirely different types of products and cannot be fired together. Polymer is not fired; it's...

I have just recently gotten into experimenting with polymer clays. I remember hearing or reading somewhere, before I got into clay, that there is a two part mold-making material that is intended for clay use. I'd like to make some of my own molds....

There is a great 2-part mold making material available--it's the .This stuff is great and captures amazing detail in almost everything you would...

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 like working with polymer clay and would like to make a carrot out of clay and have coiled Zebra colored wire as the greens. But I don't know much about wire gauges. What gauge is going to retain its coil shape best for a charm intended for...

For a pair of earrings, you should consider the lightest gauge possible, yet one that can hold the weight of the charm. For scale, 24- or 26-gauge...

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...

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