Do you feel overwhelmed with so many products, books, and videos about polymer clay? You really don’t know where to begin. You are so excited about this new craft. So, you go to your local craft store or website, and proceed to buy every recommended product right? Then, those products start to sit and collect dust in your craft area because you may start think “Now What”.
I felt that way approximately ten years ago. Yes, I said “10 years ago”. Many books and DVDs later, I began to understand the basics. After becoming a professional polymer clay caner, it clicked that I really didn’t need a million products to learn how to make polymer clay canes or to work with clay period. All I needed was a trial pack of clay of my choice, a tissue blade, an acrylic roller, a work surface (glass/tile), a pasta machine, and a toaster over. I promise you, these are all of the materials that you will need to get started on your polymer clay journey.
Also, you need your hands, and the willingness to try. It doesn’t matter what you may want to do with polymer clay, it starts with these basic materials, tools, and clear mind. Everything else will come as you give yourself time to practice and have fun, while you are learning the craft.
Polymer clay is definitely a craft that you learn over time. You may conceive ideas of things that you want to create, but it isn’t going to happen in the beginning without the basics of polymer clay and tools. I have been there and tried that one. Practice will make you better.
After a lot of tutelage and experimentation, you will come into your own. You will develop skills that you will use to create polymer clay canes, art, and jewelry that makes you, you. Just remember it starts with the polymer clay basics. Stay creative.