TABLE of CONTENTS
for GlassAttic, polymer clay "encyclopedia"

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CLAYS
Characteristics,brands
Translucents, Glows
Mica clays
Liquid clay


Conditioning
Baking
Glues, Diluent


Finishes
Sanding, tumbling
Buffing

Tools
Cutters, Blades
Clay Guns
Pasta Machines

Books & Videos, etc.
Supply Sources
Storage
Safety,Health,Cleaning

Kids & Beginners
Disabilities

Colors
Blends
Scraps

Powders
Leaf & foils
Paints & Drawing
Lettering & Inks

Canes-info.
Canes-reducing
Canes-Instr,types
Face canes
Old, dry canes

Beads, Bead-holes
Jewelry
Pendants, cording
Buttons

Scupting-gen.
Sculpting-bodies,tools
Heads, masks
Armatures ...Cornstarch
Miniatures

Stamping
Texturing
Molds
Carving
Covering
Pens ....Eggs
BOH
Frames, Mirrors,
& Decorative Tiles

Transfers
Sheets of Pattern
Mokume Gane
Mosaics, Inlay
Onlay

Faux-many
Faux-Ivory
Faux-TurquoiseWood
Inclusions

Vessels
"Rock" Vessels
Structures,Houses
Books,covers
Cards
Outdoor, Water, Globes
Kaleidoscope

Mixing Media
Other Materials
Wire
Misc tech's & items




Christmas, winter
Halloween, holidays
Gifts
(men,teachers,etc)


Groups-online
Groups-guilds
Retreats, Confer's
Finding People +
Creating Interest

Business
Shows ...Demos
Teaching
"Owning,"copyright
Photography



Creativity,Inspiration,"Art"
Exploration Themes
Clay Play Ideas

Gen. Info.
About Polymer Clay

OTHER
Boxes & Envelopes
Funny Polymer
Broken Links & Sites
History,Purpose,Format.
Non-polymer

LESSONS only

 

CATEGORIES and SUB-CATEGORIES

CLAYS

 

 

Characteristics of most brands & types
Summary ...(esp. for newbies)
Weights & prices
Colors (seeing them online)
Strength....rigidity, flexibility
Shrinkage,bleeding
Colors & brands
Leaching --to stiffen clay
Problems: bubbles, plaques, crumbling
....softening, allergies
BRANDS:
Premo
Fimo Classic
FimoSoft
Kato Polyclay
Sculpey III (colored bars)
...SuperSculpey-flesh, Sculpey (boxes)
Cernit
Special colors, all brands
....Fleshes, Stones, Glow-in-dark
Super-flexible polymer clays
....Bend & Bake (Sculpey)
....Eraser clay, Elasticlay
Other non-USA clays, Du-Kit
MISC:
Types of "clays"
...air-dry, polymer, other
...Metal clays (PMC, Silver Art)
Advantages of polymer clays
Chemistry, History of polymer clays

 

 

 

Translucents & Glow-in-the-Darks
Translucents -- Some techniques
Conditioning
Plaquing
Clearest results
..... quenching (ice water dunk)
.......thin & very thin sheets
Brands & their uses
Premo translucents
Fimo's colored translucents
Making your own colored translucents
Inclusions & additions
Websites
Glow-in-the-Dark clays ...& Fluorescence

 

Mica-containing clays (.... & special effects)
What is "mica shift"?
Sort-of basics
Which clays work?
Mica flakes & tiles
Some good color combos
Mike Buesseler tech's
Pier Voulkos tech's-- Invisible Canes
Other techniques
Misc.
Ghost Image technique
Websites

 

Liquid clays
Brands & types
Comparisons: Kato,Sculpey-TLS, Fimo
......Colors, Glow-in-the-dark
General Info re all liquid clays
...Containers & applicators
....Cleaning (brushes, etc.)
....Air bubbles
....Baking, Ovens, Safety
....Releases
....Videos & books
INCLUSIONS & coloring liq.clay
...powders (dry) ...paints,inks (liquid) ...washes,patinas...other
GLUE (as glue, or for repair)
FINISH (clear)
STRENGTHENER + DECOUPAGE, LAYERS
....(coating or layering... also flowers/plants, etc)
FLAT uses
Films, decals...not used as transfers
....basic info
...freestanding liquid clay films
......inclusions...clings made on glass-tile
....punching ...cutouts

....marbelized-combed-patterns
........made on water, glass-tile, or clay
Transfers
CELLS
Stained glass effects (ropes of clay)
Cloisonne, "Enameling"
(stamped,carved,molds,etc.)
...metal foils & leaf
...other materials in cells
DIMENSIONAL
....Drizzling, piping, " lampwork"
....Molds (using liq.clay in... making?)
....Cutting, mosaics ....Freestanding items
MORE USES for liquid clays
MISC ... all liquid clays
Polymer Paste

PREP., BAKING, GLUES

Conditioning (preparing clay)
Opinions
Stretching & warming (..& beating it)
Additives (to soften)
Leaching (to stiffen)
Cooling clay (hot hands, weather)
Food processors, meat grinders
Old or hard clay
Air Bubbles
Strength
.Misc.
Tests (re conditioning)
....strength, flexibility, etc.

 

 

Baking
General info
Temperatures & times
Ovens (regular,toaster,convection)
Thermometers, testing your oven
Materials to bake on ...various
.......keeping flat items flat
...support during baking (propping)
......
.+ insulating (w/ powders)
Darkening, scorching, & burning
...avoiding darkening ... gen.
...partially enclosing (draping, tenting)
.......summary, more ways avoid darken
...enclosed baking (completely encl.)
...heat sinks-- to even out oven temp

...baking taller pieces
...remedies for burned items
Multiple baking, partial baking
Ice water plunge, quenching (shine)
Brief high heat (shine)
Using tiles (high shine)
Other ways to cure (or partially cure)
...roasters, frying pans, crockpots
......solar ovens,heat guns,traveling
...stovetop "baking" w/ pot, plaster
...boiling + microwave-boiling
...controversies--temp,polymerization

 

Glues (& Diluent-Softener)
Glue types
Polymer clay-related glues
...Liquid clays
...Diluent (Sculpey Clay Softener)
......mineral oil, Vaseline
"White" glues (PVA ...Sobo, tacky, sizing, etc.)
"Epoxy" glues
...one part (E-6000, Goop)
...2-part epoxy glues
..... other 2-part epoxy materials
"Superglues" (cyanoacrylate glues)
...brands of superglue
Hot glues
Misc glues...cements
... acrylic "gel medium"... or don't know type
Other glues & fillers
Misc. (re all glues) ...decoupage
Some bonding techniques
...clay to clay
...attaching pinbacks & other metal surfaces
Superglue solvents
....(used also as a release, Repel Gel, etc.)
Sewing clay

FINISHING

Finishes (clear liquids + tinted)
Those made specifically for polymer
Varathane (by Rustoleum... was Flecto)
...how to find it
...gen. info .....other uses
...peeling,stickiness
...bubbles ....brushes,brushmarks
...PearlEx+pump sprayer...dipping
Future
...sources
...gen info & uses
...coloring, inclusions, etc.
...removing
.... misc.
Other acrylic/water-based finishes

....other brands
....fingernail polishes
....white glues ...acrylic mediums + more
....dimensional finishes (Diamond Glaze, etc)
....UTEE (clear & tinted embossing powd's)

More liquid finishes
...2-pt. resins (Liquid Glass, etc.) & glues
...Armorall,shellac,HighDesert Polyglaze
...finishes for Du-Kit brand p.clay

Liquid clays
Crackle finishes & crackling
Sprays

Testing
Misc, for all finishes
Other ways to get shine -without liq. finish
...heat...buffing while hot... Diluent... et.

...Paste waxes, Vaseline, more


Sanding & tumbling
Smoothing before sanding
HAND sanding
..Sandpapers
....other "sandpapers" (sponges/films/cloths/paper/etc.)

..Sanding
....basic technique
....preparation, tips, protection

ELECTRIC sanding
Electric tools for sanding
OTHER WAYS to smooth after sanding
...re-baking (+ w/ Diluent or re-buffing)
...tools

Special polymer tech's using sanding

Tumble-sanding
(using rock tumblers)
....basic info
....sandpaper (squares, wrappings)
....rock-tumbling grits, rottenstone,etc
....without water
....vibratory tumblers,
in particular
....other ways to tumble-sand (
inside clothes dryer)
(Buffing is located on it's own page)

Buffing
Buffing clay (gen. info)
...some variables
...misc, compounds
Hand buffing --for sheen
...examples of materials to use
...other ways to get sheen
Electric buffing --sheen or high gloss
(gen. use info)
...Wheels
...Foredom (jeweler's buffer)
...Other small buffers
...Regular bench grinders
...Other (mostly electric) "buffiers"
...Tumble buffing
...Other ways to get high gloss
...Buffing safety
Misc.
...No Buffing
...Buffing plus liquid finishes
(for Dremel buffing,seeTools >Dremels)

TOOLS

 

Tools
Beginner tools
...more misc. (hand ) tools
... tool "kits"
Handles (clay, other handles for grip)
Racks & holders for tools
Heat guns
Dremels (cordless, flex shaft,
......sanding, buffing,drilling
......jigs,drill presses, misc & hand drills)
Foot pedals
Other elec. cutting tools, mini tablesaw
Work surfaces
Work tables & workrooms
Ott & other lights & light box for tracing
Brayers, rollers, pressers
Other tools (airbrushes, etc.)

Clay Guns (& other extruders)
Clay extruders... gen.info
Small clay guns
...costs, brands, suppliers
....pushers for clay guns
.....bellows type...our bellows
.....non bellows types
.......various .....caulking gun

....no pusher? (low-tech.solutions)
Medium size clay guns/extruders
Other small-medium extruders
....for soft reg.clay (cookie presses,etc)
...icing tips for soft clay
....extruding liquid clays, other liquids,
......or very soft mediums

Very large & Humongous barrel guns
Disks

....types and shapes... usage tips
....additional disks (for sale)
....making your own disks
Preparing clay for extruding
....Clean-barrel extruding
....Regular cleaning
Misc. Tips
Uses for clay gun extrusions
....Misc.uses
.......automatic wrapping (Extruded Mosaic,
slices, logs, sanding)
....Lettering ...."Stained glass"
....Balinese filigree, other filigree
....Weaving,crochet,braid, flexible springs,etc
(more) Websites
Clay Gun Ideas List

 

 

Cutters-blades-templates

Basic Info for all cutout shapes SHAPE CUTTERS
Examples of cutouts + Uses ....beveling edges
Tips for cutting out
....releasing clay from cutters ....misc. tips
Small & medium size cutters ....types
....buy, or find around the house ....punches ...can openers
Sources for purchased cutters
Making your own cutters
...clay
...metal
...bending & shaping
Cutting small tiles
Freehand cutting + Templates, etc.
Cutting out freehand (no cutter)
Stencils & templates, Shapelets
(+ make your own)
....Masking
Basic Info for all cutout shapes

BLADES
...Summary
...Types (short & freehand cutting
.......medium....long & suppliers)
...Safety & storing
...Sharpness
...
Bending & cutting
Wavy blades ..ripple mokume, ikat
Multiple blade cutters
.... fixed (& tube-bead cutters) ...rotary
Other blades
...scissors & wavy rotary cutters
....guided round,oval ...guided height
...misc. blades & cutters
Stand slicers
Kids using blades

 

 

Pasta machines
Types & brands
Bad ones?
Where to buy?
Motors
Handles, clamps, scrapers, rollers
Making sheets
Making very thin sheets, narrow sh's
....beginner or anytime pm activities
Problems
.....uneven or ragged sheet edges
.....sticking
.... air bubbles
.....streaks
........stress, cleaning, barriers
Noodle attachments
No pasta machine? (other ways)
....measuring thicknesses
Misc.
Cleaning
....prevention
....spot, intact, take apart
Repair
(rollers, blades--rough or bent)
(gears--clunking noises, one side wider)
etc.

 

MISC. basics

Storage (for raw clay,canes,etc.)
Gen. info
Containers small & med.
...plastic & other
...large
.......also for transporting clay & supplies
Plastic wrap & baggies
Waxed paper, parchment, etc.
Racks & trays, Shelves & bins
Other places
Misc. (heat, cold, etc.)
Websites

Safety, Health, & Cleaning
(Safety & Health)
Fumes-smells, burning
Plasticizers, oil, phthalates
....baking & oven walls... food, etc.
....keeping oven walls clean
Animals & clay exposure
Rashes & Allergic reactions
....barrier creams
....gloves & fingertips (latex, etc.)
Food & drink with baked clay
Sealers & glues (safety of)
Powders, dusts (airborne)
Left-handed
Cleaning (hands,oven,carpets,fabric)
Smells (after baking)
The Environment
Airport security & carry-on baggage

 

Books & Videos +TV + free Online Videos
..Suppliers
......cheap, or out of print, books
..Some books esp.for beginners
..Book list
.....general
.....sculpture
.....shorter books
.....other relevant books?
..Book reviews
....general
....sculpture
..Books in other languages
Magazines & Zines
TV shows
Videos & DVS's
(VHS, DVD)
....suppliers (USA, non-USA)
....reviews & info
Free online Videos (at YouTube,HGTV,etc)

Borrowing (guilds, libraries)
Miscellaneous

 

Supply Sources
Polymer clays & polymer supplies
...local
...mail order
......USA
......non-USA (& Hawaii)
......ordering clay in summer heat

Many supplies, at one site
Tools & (more) medical
Jewelry, metals, beads-bone, shells
Other Metal items
Glass,ceramic bottles,boxes,contain's
Plastic, acrylic
Paper, papier mache, paperclay
Wood
Sculpture,figures,eyes,hair,fur,feathers
Paints, powders, art supplies
Miscellaneous
Hard-to-locate Books
(my local suppliers)

BEGINNERS... KIDS... DISABILITIES

Kids & Beginners

Important information for this page
Adult beginners + Misc for all beginners
Books/videos
Classes,groups,kits ....tools,supplies
Selected simple projects for beginners
....other websites w/ many proj's+ info
Projects listed by technique, or theme:
...Sculpting
.......mixed sculpting websites
.......figures" human
..........robots,monsters,Pokemon,bobblehead
.......animals
.......more toys& mini-home access./furniture
.......outdoor
......."bas relief" sculpting
...Cut-outs & flat shapes
...Onlays
...Mosaics ...& other inlay
...Stamping & Molds, metallic powders
...Metallic (mica) clays...special effects
..."Covering" with clay
.....pens,eggs,votives,switchplates, etc
...Canes
...Faux (jade,turquoise,wood, etc.)
...Jewelry & wearables+ zipper pulls,etc
...Liquid clays (& transfers)
...Other Ideas & Misc.Techniques/items
.....mus.instru's,magnets,tacks-pins,var.
...Christmas, Winter
......Halloween, Thanksgiving,
......Valentine,hearts,Spring, Easter,July4
...Scenes, dioramas
...Games
...Other toys
......motion toys ...baby & toddler things
MORE re KIDS
...Using kids' artwork to make clay items
... Why kids should clay ...+ learning diff's ...School projects, etc.
Teaching & working with kids
...many project ideas (mixed ,finished)
...younger kids
.........letters, numbers, words
...older kids
....kids with special needs, disabilities
....more math & art ideas
....supplies, cost
....blades & kids
....more info, & misc.
Not exactly polymer (for inspiration)

 

 

Disabilities (claying with) ...& emotional benefits
of clay work & play

Groups
Articles
Muscles,hands,arms (& all over)
..carpal tunnel,after injury,heat therapies
Tools
...work areas & assistive devices
Eyesight ...low vision ...blindness
...brands of clay, "color," project. ideas
Kids with special needs
Seniors & asst. living
Emotional issues & trauma
...death, loss & grieving
...using clay for personal exploration
.....also for stress, emotional trauma,
..........personal issues/conflicts
Misc.
Some suggested polymer activities

Disabilities --ideas for projects, etc.
(willl eventually be a separate page)


COLOR

Color
Basic info...re mixing/coloring clays
Helpful color tips (gen. tips)
....more info from online... books
... pigments--properties in polymer,etc

Color wheels & definitions
....primaries, secondaries
....complements
....tints, shades, tones
....temperature..contrast ..simultaneity
Mixing your own color palette
....basic-colors for palettes
....chips & samples
....mixing colors by hand
Marbling effects
Recipes & combos
....color groups
....individual colors
.......using inclusions--inks, paints, etc.
.......mixing clays together
....metallic & pearly colors
Color schemes
Powders(metallic)
...bronze ...raku & glazes ... faux's
...flesh & body parts
...(glitter) Metallics (FimoSoft)
Distontinued colors
Websites

Blends
(Skinner blend & other gradations)

Definitions of blend types
.....why used
Continuous gradations (Skinner, etc.)
...Basic Info.
...Two-color sheets (the basic blend)
...Multi-color sheets
...... adding another color to whole blend
...Size (amount... length & width)
...What to do with Blends
......Bullseye (jellyrolls, look like bullseye)
.........Lacey
......Spirals
......Plugs
......Stacks
......Other techniques
...Making without a pasta machine
Misc. for Both gradations
Discrete (step-wise)gradations(CZC,etc)
...Making discrete gradations
Favorite color recipes for all blends
Websites
Scraps
Scraps (some uses for)
Other uses for scraps, at GlassAttic
Hard scraps
Buying scraps?
Websites
(also see Canes>Old)
metallic POWDERS, LEAF...PAINTS, INKS.. Lettering


Powders
+Waxes (mostly metallic)
All powders --summary
...powder types ...keeping out of air & lungs
...application & tools... removing ... misc. info
.........books/videos
...misc. websites (samples of various tech's)
...techniques summary (applications, few uses)
Mica powders (Pearl Ex, etc.)
...gen info re mica powders
...techniques for (all )metallic powders
......dimensional items
(stamped,textured,molded,sculpted)
......coverage possibilites
......using stamps&textures other ways
...more uses for powders
......faux metal, inclusions, layers+mokume gane
........as paint+ tools for applying
........clear mediums-mix powders into
......masking
...sealing
...other brands of mica powder +suppliers ...interference powders (+cakes, paints)
Real metal powders
Chalk powders (pastels,makeup,sidewalk)
Embossing powders
... + UTEE (a clear emb.powder)
Metallic Waxes-Gilder'sArtPaste,Rub'N Buff+
Metallic Inkpad ink & Paints



Leaf (metallic) + Transfer Foils
General
Metal leaf
.....Ordering
.....Flakes
....Complete coverage
....Crackling
....Stamped metallic impressions
....Glue Pens & Misc....Other Uses
....Handling & applying
.....Sealing & tarnishing
Transfer Foils (usually metallic)
(2 layers =plastic+plastic carrier)
....basic info
....types, suppliers
....application on raw clay
.......with heat & without (to baked clay too)
..........hot pens
.........adhesives+heat...adhesives alone
....uses + techniques for foiled clay
.....misc (using foils in photocopiers)
Other types of metal "foils"
(sheets, tapes... some self-adhesive)
Websites

 


Paints + Painting, Drawing, etc.
....... (tint clay, paint on, paint with)
Preparation for painting
Acrylic paints
...gen. info ...other uses
...metallic,pearlesent+glitter acry's(reg)
........making your own metallic paints
...thin-bodied acrylics (Neopaque +
........metallic Lumiere, LunaLights
...other acrylic paints? + misc.
...acrylic "mediums"
Oils + oil-like paints, etc.
....true oils + oil pastels
....heat-set oils (Genesis)
....water-miscible "oils"
.......(water-mixable... Max, Artisan,etc)
Water-Soluble paints
......(watercolors, tempera)

Colored Pencils
Pastels, oil pencils, etc.
Chalks
Dyes
Stencils,etc.
Brushes
Antiquing & patinas
Crackling...stretching, & manipulating
...acrylic paints & inks,tempera,clear finishes/etc

Misc. (re all paints)
Websites
Polymer "paintings"
...liquid clay
...thinned clay, onlay & bas relief
...puzzle-pieced
...other materials & ways
...misc. re "paintings"
Printing (with paints & inks)
...screenprinting (reg, w/ "frames")
.......simpler stencils
....PhotoEZ ...Print Gocco
.......(no reg. frames, photosensitive)
Polymer plates (photosens.) texture plates

Lettering & Inks
LETTERING (alphabet letters, text)
Freehand
Onlaid...other materials to use
...stencil/freehand w/ Xacto-needle
Stamps, molds, cutters
.....making your own
Carving
Transfers
Caned
Other ways to make letters
.INKS

.Inks for surface effects + for tinting
...Basic types of inks & inkpads, diff's
...Alcohol-inks (transparent --Pinata, Adirondack, etc) .....gen.info,brands,applica.,thinner,make your own
.....uses
........for tinting clays (solid & liquid, in canes,etc)
........in stacks (mokume,etc)
........for surface techniques (patterns, crackling, painting, antiquing, etc)
...Pearlescent inks ....crackling, mokume,etc
...Chalk inks
...Other "inks" + Misc.
...More websites
.Inks for writing & drawing on clay
...preparation & sealing
...pigment pens
..."dip" pens, etc for various tinted liquids (acrylics, inks, etc.)
...markers (alcohol-based, pigment, Sharpies, chalk)
...gel pens
...paint markers

CANES

Canes--gen.info
(for making any cane, slicing)
Types of clay
Types of canes
....basic types & techniques
....canes made w/ cutters, paper patt's
Finding images (& manipulating)
Tips for making canes
....contrast & color changes ...misc.
....square, triangular canes
Cutting canes
....slicing techniques & blades
....temperature
....misc. tips
....slicing after baking
....vertical canes & lengthwise cuts
Sheets (from cane slices)
Slice Painting
....(building up picture or patt., slice by slice)
Unloved, messed-up, leftover, canes
Misc.
Odd-shaped canes..no surround clay
Repel Gel (clay won't bond to when baked)
Wax, for holes
Caning with food
Videos
Just what are canes & millefiori?

 

Canes--reducing (making canes & patterns smaller)
Important things to remember
All canes
Round canes
Square canes
End Caps method
Misc.

Canes--instructions, types
Techniques & types... summary Beginner canes...summary
INSERTION

....
insertion (removal + insertion)
WRAPPED
...Bullseye & lacey
.....Mosaic (faux)

LAYERS
...Spiral ("jellyroll")
...Folded (long) layers
...Striped,stacked, layers

......basketweave
......graduated...bargello (caned)
......diagonal ... feather canes
......other ways to use stacks
......ikat, crushed ikat
......checkerboard

LATER MANIPULATIONS
...indention
...lengthwise cuts
..."slice painting" with canes

SYMMETRY & REPETITION:
...Gen info.
...Triangular canes
......def's + gen info... in rows
......square canes (fr. triangles)
......triangular "kaleidoscope" canes
.........variables...snowflakes
........misc info ...patterns + preview tools
OTHER SYMMETRICAL GEOM. canes
....wedges (spliced, flame)
....misc. complex canes ..Celtic knot
.....animals skins

OTHER CANES & TECH's
Quilt
Plaid & fabrics
Flowers
....gen. ....more flower websites
....slice painting with flowers, leaves
....real-flowers inspiration
Leaves
Misc non-geometric
....silhouette... seasonal (Xmas,etc) ....... eye canes ..Chop 'N Toss
TRANSLUCENT canes
...(translucent + opaque canes, "floating slices")
......gen. info
......examples, lessons,
more complex, esp.flowers/leaves,
additions & others, other ways to cut
PICTURE canes
(very complex canes)
....examples ... more info
....landscape canes
MISC. tips, techniques, uses
WEBSITES for all canes
...pre-made + custom-made canes

 

 

Faces (face canes)
Other pages at GlassAttic
General info
...odd shape ...reducing
Component method
Plug method
Other methods --face canes
Other methods --faces
....with canes or cane components
Adding to (slices or canes)
Feature (eyes, mouths, etc)
Animal & other face canes...& ideas
Other uses for face canes
Websites

 


Old or dry canes
Variables
Reviving old canes
Other things to do with old canes

JEWELRY

Beads
Rolling by hand (round,oval)+ Keeping smooth
Baking & Finishing (& sanding,buffing)
Other info for all beads... end caps, etc.
Covering a core
....Clay cores
.......cane slices
...bits, torn bits
....Dimensional onlay
.......drum beads,beehive, bargello,dripped
....Foil cores, other cores (removable,meltable)
Types-Shapes of beads:
Round, square, etc...cabochon
.....Donut
Spacer & Heishi
Tubes ...various methods
Molded, stamped
....double-sided...lumpies
Rolled, croissant
Mobius
Foldover & other folds...Folded log ring
Other bead shapes & types
..tiles, coils, cones, twisted, painted,etc
Football --shaved (mica, ButterflyWing)
Chevron (& peeled candle)
Symmetrical pattern beads:
....Natasha beads (4 symmetries)
....flat sym. beads (1 sym.) & Elissahearts

Pillow beads ...solid-clay, not hollow
Hollow beads
...basic info
...lentils (innie & outie molds, forms)
...spheres
...non-round (hollow pillow, oval, complex shapes, folded shapes)
Hole-y surface (lost wax, cornstarch pellet)
Bezels, frames
Misc. uses (..bead people, fan pulls,etc)
Bead rollers
....Bicones using flat roller
........textured... swirled
....Trough-type rollers (round, oval, bicone)
........Measuring clay amts for rollers
........Making your own trough bead rollers
Books & Videos
Websites

Bead holes
Holes before baking
...tools for holes
...making holes exactly where desired,
.......making straight holes.from 2 sides,
....... jigs for hole placement
...(tube holes)
Holes after baking
...drill bits in clay handles or pin vises
...push-pull drills (for flat beads or othe clay)
Dremel, or regular electric drill
Miscellaneous


Jewelry
(all other)
Gen. Info.
Online jewelry groups
Books,videos,lessons re stringing,etc
Cords for beading
....plastic-stretchy (solid & tube)
....plastic-covered wire (not stretchy)
......crimps & knots
...other cording types

Connectors: loops, eyepins
......fishing swivels & clasps
Pins: pinbacks, earring posts,
.....scarf holder, glues
Earrings
Barrettes & hair accessories
Bracelets
...tiles
...cuffs (rod & tube ... flat)
...forms & blanks.....misc.
...other kinds
Necklaces
...various types of necklaces (& rosaries)
...chokers
......coils & memory wire ...other wire
......fabric... misc... unisex

...one piece (rod,toque,collar,pectoral)
...chains

Rings
Eyeglasses leashes,cases...belly swags
Misc. & clip 'ems
....Renaissance jewelry, crowns
Suppliers
Websites

 

Pendants & Cording
Pendants
..General Info
..Loops + Holes for cording
....flat holes (made in flat-ish clay)
....top loops
......U's
......full loops (eyepins, making
eyepins, eye screws)
.......loops + frames
.......already-baked clay
....tubes
....bails & foldover clay bails
Stacked pendants lesson+
Hinges & Lockets
Amulets & fetishes
Websites (pendants)
Cording for pendants
Many types (waxed linen,
.....braided nylon,leather,etc.)
Plastic cording
...clear plastic tubing,filament&dyeing
Rubbery cording
...Buna, Viton, decoy cord
...using... closures
ůsm. o-rings... websites
Woven,braided,knitted (by you)
Misc.
...finishing & tying
...adjustable cording
...pins-into-pendants
More “architecture” for all pendants


Buttons
General info & types
Shanks, attachers
Holes, Stress
Washing, drying, etc.
Misc ideas, info
Websites

SCULPTING

Sculpting-gen.
Poymer clays (for sculpting)
Non-polymer clays
.....air dry clays
.........paper clays, "cold porcelain" clays
.........epoxy & other putties, enlargement

General sculpting
..
Gen info
.....shapes finding images,strength, joins, baking
..Fingerprints, smoothing
..White, light clay (keeping clean)
..Plaquing
..Misc (crumbling, carcking)
....covering w/ cane slices
Distinguishing human characteristics
Flowers & Leaves
Other items (many), including
....puppets...animals, bugs, etc.
Covering sculpted forms
with clay
.....covering with slices

Settings for sculpts, bases, etc.
Bas relief sculpts (onlay)
tips on sculpting (K.Dewey & Dane)
Books & Videos,etc.
Online discussion groups, etc.
Websites
.... lessons,realistic,dolls,figures,whimsical
.....fantasy & wild women, jointed-dangly
.... other, misc

 

Heads & Masks
Heads
Misc. & gen. techniques
Simple heads
Age groups & gender --faces
Skin (color recipes, adding color on skin)
Molds (face)
...Distorting molded face for more variety
...Mold releases
...misc.
Faces used alone
...(surrounded, embellished,
....... dimensional or flat, etc.)
Cracking (in larger pieces), repair
Websites
Masks (& larger molds, forms)
Forms
Make your own
Websites (mini-masks, larger)

Sculpting--bodies & tools
Bodies + Other Figures
Whole-body proportions
Overall figure types
...bendy, flexible
...jointed (...3-D ....flat)
...... gen. info ....various jointed-dangle
.......dolls-figures... marionettes...fabric
...abstract figures
........amulets & fetishes
Body Parts
Torsos
Arms, Legs, Feet & Tails
Hands
Shoulders, Neck
Hair
Eyes,noses,ears
Mouths
Teeth
Wings
Skin
Animals
Scales & dragonskin
Fur
Clothing
Fabric & clay clothes
...applying clothing... patterns/templates
...all-clay faux fabric
......texturing.. inclusions,transl....canes,slices
......onlaid shreds&bits,random&collage
......mica clays....more ways &,info
...real fabric --stiffening-embed.(clay, liq.clay)
...accessories, shoes,hats .... books
Misc.
Tools (for sculpting)
...Support stands for sculpting
...Rubber tipped shapers
...More tools (purchased,found)
...Making more clay tools

Miniatures
Info re all miniatures
(Flowers & leaves)
Foods
..Fruits ... Veggies
..Proteins....eggs, cheese, meat/fish/poultry
..Pizza, hamburgers, tacos, etc.
..Breads
..Sweets
.....frostings, icings, whipped cream, meringue, jellies, etc. .....donuts, etc
.....cakes .......pies, tarts
.....more sweets + tips
.....(candies,chocolates, cookies) ..Mixed foods
..Dishware, bakeware
Figures ...+ General hints for all minis (scenes, dioramas)
Furnishings (soft --rugs, upholstery, drapes, etc)
Furniture
(mostly-hard things, but could be upholstered)
....couches, chairs, dressers, tables, lamps, cabinets, ovens, appliances, etc.

Other miniature items (shoes, purses, various other)
....more suggested items for dollhouses
Things to sell (esp.on E-bay)
Videos-DVD's... Books
... Groups for miniaturists Supplies
More Websites

Armatures-permament
...(to add strength, larger forms)
Gen. info
Aluminum foil
Wire & Other
Mesh, screen (wire)
PVC pipe
Paper-based products
...pulp, papier mache, paperclays
...cardboard, cardstock
Polymer clays
Wax (for hollow forms)
Stands& Bases
Websites & Books

Armatures-temporary
...(dissolvable *+ meltable)
Non-cornstarch removable armatures
...temp.stiffened w/ wax or glue
...bakable, to soften (veggies,etc.)
...water dissolvable or softenable
.......(grain products, papers,etc.)
Wax... for hollow forms
Paperclay, cardstock, papier mache
Cornstarch based materials
.......uses
...cornstarch "clays" (cold porcelain,etc)
.......other cornstarch clayrecipes
Misc. materials

STAMPING, MOLDS, CARVING


Stamping

Basic techniques
...stamping tips,other uses
Stamp Pad inks
Metal & icing tip stamps
Making your own stamps
Stamp rollers & rolling on textures
Filling or Coloring the depressions
(backfill, etc.)
....Inks
Other ways to use stamping
.....Some bas relief effects
Shaved projections (... filigree, etc)
Shaved impressed stacks
...mica or colored stacks
...faux backfilling,Sutton
Bought stamps
Having your own stamps made
....Ready Stamps ....mounting)
Other Ways of making stamps
...reusable foam, eraser carving, polymer,other
Misc.
"Angel" stamp companies
Books & Websites

Texturing
Gen. Info
MAKING textures
Misc. tools for texturing
...making your own tools
Cylindrical texture tools + rolling (using tools or sheets)
Texture SHEETS
..Purchased
.....types (plastic, rubber, heavy paper, wood) & sources
..Making your own texture sheets (from clays,
foil, carving, etc, etc)
......other materials to make text.sheets from (silicone,latex,foam,paint,etc)
..Releases
USING texture sheets & textured surfaces
...Antiquing & highlighting
...Flattening antiqued-highlighted areas
More info.& ideas (leaves, prints, drawing,
stamping, salt/sugar, etc)
Misc. for all textures
Websites


Molds
(using + making)
General info
Purchased molds (all kinds)
.....for polymer clay
....other purchased molds (plastic,
........metal, silicone, etc.)

Ready Stamps
...order mold,stamp sheets(draw,copy)
Creating molds yourself
...ideas & tips for all mold types
...stiff
......polymer clay molds
...flexible
......flexible polymer clay (MoldMaker)
.....
glue & hot glue (deep & shallow)
.........casting in glue molds

.....1 part silicones
.....2-part silicone putties (...& liq.)
.........brands:MiracleMold, AlleyGoop,+
........other uses & info
....other materials for molding
:
.......latex rubber
........other (plaster, etc.)
........reusable materials
........
air-dry clays (for size reduction of molds,items)
......groups, more suppliers
Reverse molds
2-piece molds (double-sided)
Stamps
Antiquing,highlighting,staining
...w/ paints/inks,metallic powders/inks
Other ways to use molds
.....cameos
Other info
Releases
Websites & Groups

 

 

Carving, etc.
Scrimshaw (thin lines, faux ivory)
Baked clay & linoleum cutters, etc
...guidelines & patterns
Raw clay (direct "carving")
Layers
Stamping, faux carving
Etching (for clay or ink)
....Ripped transfer
Molds
Sanding,buffing
Backfilling
Misc.
Carving tools
Websites (for shallow carving)
"Carving" sculptures (not shallow carving)
Turning on a lathe
Simulating lathe turning
Websites

COVERING things


Covering (cov. items thinly with clay)
General info
Sheets of slices
Misc. ideas & forms,armatures
Types of things to cover ...& blanks
Plastics
...general info
...recycle #'s 1-5
...recycle #6 --polystyrene,"Styrofoam, etc.
..... general info
......types of polystyrene & polystyrene foam
..........safety & environment
......uses for ps foam+basic info baking/etc.
..........left inside clay ... removed after baking
..........used as "shrink plastic"
.......shaping, cutting, gluing ps foam
....misc. plastic items (ping-pong balls, etc)
....switchplates
....CD's
....prescrip.bottles...film canisters
....PVC pipe
Metal
....attachment
...various metal objects (silverware, etc.)
...Altoid & other tins
.....supplies...lessons...examples, uses
.....handles,paint,etc ...other tins & uses
Glass & ceramic
...votives & light shining thru, candleholders
...bottles, jars,etc ..other glass/ceramic items
... ball ornaments
...... light bulbs...small bulbs for pendants,etc
.......nightlights, lamps, screen
Wood
....various wood items
....wood shapes (cutouts & 3-D) for figures,etc
....gourds, sticks, nuts, cork
Papier Mache, cardboard, paper
Terra Cotta, plaster, earth clay, greenware
CD Roms, records (Clocks, etc.)
Misc. items, materials to cover (or make)
....knobs (all types)
....clocks (covered or freestanding)
....various other items
Veneer sheets
Removable sleeves (made fr. warm clay)
Lids
Sources
More websites


Pens
Technique ideas
Preparation & baking
Brands
....pen blanks
Covering (with sheet, or with slices)
Templates
Reinserting ink cartridge
.....air hole needed?
Other methods
...thick clay tube for inserting ink cartridge only
...large, thin clay tube for inserting whole pen
Pen modifications & misc.
Pencils
Stands, pouches, etc.
...caps
Finishes (sanding, buffing, sealing)
Selling pens
Websites

 

Eggs (real & plastic)
Preparation .... Supplies
Strength ....Bubbles, cracks
How to cover with slices
...measuring slices
...bare egg, base layers, glue/TLS
...diagonal, other methods, misc.
Finishing
Stands, etc.,& hanging
Other kinds of eggs ... Plastic eggs
Other techniques using eggs
...Cutting, carving, filigree, hinges, boxes
...Vinegar eggs..shell dissolved out
...Dioramas
...More ideas
Websites ....Egg suppliers


BOH ....(tiny bottles)
General
Websites
..BOH concept
..samples:
.....lessons,lg.variety,figures,make other items
Sources for empty bottles
Other things to use instead of reg.bottles
Approaching potential bottle donors
Approaching intermediaries
Other activities (& publicity)
Opening & cleaning
Covering
Stoppers, lids
....Stands, feet
Baking Finishing
Embellishing & many more ideas
....globes (snow,sand,empty)... wands
Esp. for kids
(PHOTOS: bottles,opening,etc.)
BOH comments (sep. page)

Frames, Mirrors .& DecorativeTiles
General info & ideas
Mirrors (various sizes)
Large frames
Small frames --for photos, ornaments
.....twisted & flattened
Very Small frames --for pendants, pins,etc
Decorative tiles
Tri-fold panels, triptychs
Displays for pieces

MISC. TECH's

 

Transfers (transferring images to clay)
S
ummary
...easiest ways, most-common tech's ...clays +backgrounds, heating,
...fixing bare spots, finishes, not wasting ...places to use tansfers
Photocopiers, laser (toner-based)+reg.paper
...B&W ..... gen. info.
........variables, tips ... misc.
........translucent clays ("encased"--transfer
covered with trans.clay)
......."faux enamel" (metallic backgr.behind)
......."etched" tech's (ripped, depressed lines)
...Laser printers/copiers (toner)--b&w(&color)
...Color photocopies & copier (or color laser)
........water as solvent (or alcohol, booze)
"Transfer papers" (sold as transf.paper)
.....T-shirt transfer paper
.... Lazertran (3 types) --color, b&w
.....more transfer papers, decal&printer
........(Invent It) ...transparencies
....purchased tattoos, decals
Transfer liquids (decals, direct transfers)
..Non-Liquid-clay mediums
......acrylics (Varathane &finishes,
..........gel mediums, fingernail polish
..........using vinegar-ed paper)
.......packing tape + photocopy
.......
clear emb.powder, melted...decoupage
..Liquid Clays (for direct & decal transfers)
.....summary of methods
.....basic instructions (decal + direct) ........summary... attaching...
........getting paper off --soaking + not ........more tips)
.....papers (& inks
..........matte, glossy,coated, magazine pgs,
transfer paper...transparencies
....layers + other media
Magazine pages + other Slick papers (EASIEST) ...also blank slick paper
....with liquid clay (transfer images from magazines/catalogs/etc.)
....no liquid clay (slick papers alone, used as release paper for other inks/etc.) .......rubberstamped ink, inkjet ink .......transparency sheets
Pastels, chalks, dust
.....(& " encased photo transfers")
Colored Pencils (& graphite pencils)
Colored markers
Rubberstamped images
Magazines images, slick paper
Newspaper images, comics
Even more ways & solvents to transfer inks
Photosensitive materials, etc.:
...Silkscreen,PhotoEZ,Photopolymer plates
Misc. re transferring
Image sources & clip art
Books, Video tapes
More Websites


Sheets of pattern

General info
Marbled-Paper (or "dragged lines")
Flattened Pattern sheets
....cane slices
....shreds & bits .. torn
.......--Rainforest,watercolor,etc
...(textured sheets, colored with paints,etc)
Crazy Patch (pieced) + collage
Damascus Ladder (crushed helix)
.....Reduced Dam.ladder, etc
Other sheet techniques
...holey layer(s), slice painting,
.......dot slices, crackled clay, etc.
...origami, folding

Mokume Gane
(special layering & shaving technique)
Basic tech, General info
...Shaving, Flattening

The Variations:
BETWEEN LAYERS
...leaf & foils
...metallic powders
...paints & inks
CLAY
....clay, no leaf
....metallic clays
....inclusions
....marbling
....mudpile
...squashed canes & grids
CARVED
STAMPED
...stamps & tools
...texture sheets
...sanded
OTHER MANIPULATIONS
...folded brain
HILLS & VALLEYS
MULTI-technique
OTHER IDEAS, Misc.
Videos
Websites

 

Onlay
General types & info
Dimensional onlay
.....slice & cutouts (flatter)
.....molded or non-flat ..... mandalas
.....ropey, textured, shaped,bezels,bas relief
....pictures & scenes
.....strips
.....bargello strips
.....misc. websites, dimensional
Flat onlay
Non-clay onlays
......CD shard onlays
Misc. onlays & info

 

Mosaics & Inlay
Mosaics
...General info for making clay mosaics
.......making decorative tiles for mosaics
...More uses for mosaics
...Lessons
...Cutting the tiles
...Grout & bases
...Websites --some examples + uses for mosaics
Puzzle-pieced & "Pietre Dure" mosaics
...Tessellations
Micro mosaics (& temari balls)
Other mosaic-like techniques
Books & software

Inlay (& other)
Backfilling
Misc.

 

(...for Mica clay's special effects,
see above, under Clays...)

FAUX's ... IMITATING Other Materials


Faux--many
Gen. info & photos for many fauxs
.........books, videos
amber
jade + amazonite
coral + cinnabar + carnelian
lapis lazuli ...azurite
malachite
agate
rock-like rock/stones
...granite, sandstone, pebbles, etc.
sand
bone
shells + white-translucent shell
terra cotta, earth clay
lava + pitting
quartz
marble ....alabaster
pearl abalone, Mother of Pearl
opal
feldspar, moonstone, labradorite
tiger eye
clear-ish gems & stones
dichroic glass
water + bubbles + glassy effects
faience
metal ....all metals... gold/bronze/etc
...silver-pewter...copper & verdigris
hematite
raku
leather
Ancient & aged looks + antiquing
More Websites (many fauxs)


Faux--Ivory
General info
Lessons & recipes for sev. tech's
.....single-color
.....logs & canes
.....layered sheets (orig. tech.)
Stamping, Molding, Onlay
.....+ creating lines, texture, images
Antiquing ...& finishing
....
other ways to stain-finish
Inlays... chips, wire, etc.
Misc. + other effects
Bone, horn, teeth, etc.
More Websites (ex's of all types)

Faux--Turquoise & Wood
Turquoise
Lessons
More info & ways to create turquoise
Turquoise chips, tiles, inlays
Websites (for turq.)
Wood
... techniques, mica clays,
...... bark, knots, "carved", parquet/etc.
Websites (for wood)
...Surface techniques for wood grain
Cork(s)

 

 

 

Inclusions (often in translucent clay)
General
Glitters & flakes
Polymer shavings & chips
Play sand, pigments, dirt, etc.
Powders, metallic, & pigments
Crayon shavings
Herbs, Spices, Incense
Flowers
Smell-y inclusions
Misc. inclusions... dryer lint, etc
Websites

VESSELS & STRUCTURES
Vessels
Gen. info (all vessels)
BOXES
...Freeform
......non-rectangular
......closed box construct.(Ai-Ping's hollow)
......pinching ...curving ...throwing on wheel
Removable forms
...gen. info
....releases
....non-porous (glass, metal)
....porous (cardstock, cardboard,etc.)
....various materials
Permanent forms
...wire mesh (boxes, etc)
..."covering" vessels
BOWLS, trays, plates, etc.
...made by covering
...made by using temporary forms

.....forms... uses... misc.bowl sites
...lessons
.....slices... slice sheets...draped
.........additions, pleated, woven, etc.
Hollow forms (or mostly-hollow,open forms
like vases, pots)
...two-part
...other armatures,forms
......"balloon" vessels
...other techniques for hollow vessels
Lids & feet, Linings
Hinges
Clocks
Books, videos, & groups
Creative & unusual vessel ideas
Websites

 

 

"Rock" vessels
(sm. container pendants & .lg.
rock-shaped boxes
formed over
rocks or other removable cores)

Making your own form, core
Small rocks
.... Inro (small, hollow container pendants)
Other small vessels
Lids & other parts
Closures & Cording
Larger rocks
Misc. tips
Websites


 

 

Structures, Houses
Books
Basic construction (houses)
...raw clay over armatures
...patterns...& baked clay (no armatures)
...general tips & info
...few particular structure types
House parts (windows,roofs) faux stone
....tiles... rock & stone (walls, paths, etc.)
Whole structures & Scenes
.....many dioramas, scenes, "houses"
.....mini-habitats for real critters
(ants/worms/bugs) or for figures, etc
.....scenery, landscaping, trees,
..........backgrounds + bases

Acccessories
Misc.& themed houses & more websites
Gingerbread houses
Candies & sweets:
.....cookies, pies, cakes
.....candies
.........caned candies
.....other uses for candies

 
MINIBOOKS & CARDS... OUTDOOR & GLOBES... KALEIDOSCOPES

Outdoor...( sun & water exposure)

...snowglobes, fountains.. bathrooms, kitchen

Water
Snowglobes
...Basics
...Water contact prob's:
.......Whitish coating, rot,algae... liquids,
...........storage,UV light... clay & glues
......Sealants
...........fountains, aquariums
......Air Bubbles (2 kinds)
......Lessons
......Supplies
......"Display" globes (no water)
Bathrooms, kitchens

Outdoors, sun, etc.
......fading
...More outdoor items, ideas & lessons
.....plant stakes, plaques, pots, mailbox,
.......windchimes, trees (faces & more)
....rocks,rock,stone (polymer)
.......non-polymer simulations of rock/stone
........cement mixes (concrete/Quikcrete, ..........Hypertufa,stepping stones,embedding)
....More ideas & misc.info.
....Books

 

Kaleidoscopes (+ oil wands)
Discussion groups
Websites
Supplies
Books
How-To
Misc.
More information

Books + Minibooks + Book Covers
Minibooks
....general info
....hinges
Covers--notebook, ,journal, other
(Bookmarks)

Cards
.....gen. info.
Postcards
Greeting cards & Scrapbooking
Sampler cards or pages
... "Artist Trading Cards"
Bookmarks
Gift tags
(Business cards)
Misc.
Websites
MIXING MEDIA


Mixing Media

(using clay with other materials)

Paper
...stamps-stickers (& shrinkage prob?)
Fabric
.....joining fabric to clay
.....other fabric ideas + leather
Threads & fibers, yarn
......+cross-stitch,needlepoint
...string art ...embroidery
Macrame,knotting ... weaving
....knitting,crochet
Feathers & flocking
Dried nature (twigs,rocks,bones)
....flowers & plants
Wood
Metal
Glass, Ceramics, Shell, Mirror
Seed beads
(+other tiny, larger beads)
...all-clay seed beads
...attaching non-clay beads
.......glues, mechanical hold
.......+ holeless beads)
...patterns (Huichol,mosaic,peyote,etc)
.......+ tools for placing beads
...misc. tipes + ideas

Miscellaneous... various
Websites

 

Wire
Telephone wire, plastic coated wire
Metal wires (other)
Some ideas & wire info
Twisting-coiling, mesh
Jigs
Pliers, cutters, other tools
Books, videos, etc.
Other Websites
.......Wire class (for kids & others)


Other Materials
Polyester Resins (2-pt clear)
...gen.info
...surface problems
...heat + humidity + catalyst
...molds + using
...colorants
...brands + info + uses
Epoxy Resins (2-pt clear)
........gen. info
........brands (Liquid Glass, Envirotex Lite, Ultra-Glo, etc + epoxy glue)
............brands found at hardware stores + covering larger surfaces like tables, trays, bartops
........preparing & mixing
........coloring + inclusions + fauxs
........applying -gen.info + bubbles, drips ........curing
........cutting, drilling, sanding-shaping ........coating (brushing on, dipping)
........casting
...........in molds for freestanding pieces... releases
...........in molds or not for partial embedding + adhesion
...........in cells from other materials (alum. foil, etc.), for custom free-form shapes
...........in other cells (clay, or bezels-frames-bottle caps for pendants, photos, etc)
.......making faux water
.......other ways to use (mini-foods, tabletops, ............stiffening, making containers, snowglobes, etc.)
.......more technical info.
.......colored resins, to buy ( "cold enamels," "epoxy enamels")
Softer-surface epoxy resins ("floral setting resins" like Acrylic Water, Liquid Illusion, etc.)...2-pt, clear
......one part, reusable clear gels
Epoxy Adhesives as substitute

Simulations of resin (1 pt materials)
....Future-Pledge, polyurethane/Varathane, dimensional glues/DiamondGlaze, etc.
Other meltable, castable plastics (plastic worms, Army men)
Glass paints & Dip-It simulations
MISC. ... crackle, shrink plastic, etc.
Magnets & magnet sheet Magnifying lenses + magnifying glasses
Fiberoptic strands & LEDs
Hypertufa



 

Miscellaneous (techniques, items)
Sewing clay
Purses
Clothing, wearables (not mini)
Melting, softening, shrinking plastics
...melting
...slumping (making bowls, etc.)
...shrink plastics
.......(sheets, bottles, cups, etc.)
Tabletop "Zen gardens"
Notepads (making your own)
....padding compound
Marbles
...glass/acrylic --round,hemisph,pebble
......aquarium beads +more on glass
......cracked marbles +pebbles
...ice cubes (glass,acrylic) ...& misc.

Marbling
...."floating" inks & paints, on mediums
.....to create patterns
Misc.
Putting your photos online
Men in polymer clay

SEASONAL & GIFTS
Christmas & Winter, etc.
Books & videos & kits
Ornaments & some techniques
....Metallic powders,waxes, & chalks,
.......Stamps and molds
....Cookie & canape cutter shapes
....Sculpting objects & figures (freestanding or
on background sheet)
.........bas relief
....Liquid clays (transfers, drizzling, etc.)
....Glass ball ornaments
......buying & preparing
......uses
.........covering (basic & slices), scenes,
torsos/heads, partial covering
.........outsides, insides + swirled paint
.........glass bulbs broken out, lighted from inside
..........xmas lightbulbs, used as forms, misc)
Canes
Other ideas
Websites & info
....re Kwanzaa, Hanukkah, Solstice
Websites, all winter


Halloween
& other holidays
General holiday info
Halloween
...pumpkins
...skulls, skeletons, fiends, witches, etc.
...scenes, dioramas & houses
...more figures
...tabletop & decorations
.......things in a bottle ....eyeballs
...treat ideas for trick-or-treat
...jewelry & wearables, costume
...ghosts, glow-in-the-dark,
....... transfers, decals/clings, liquid clay
...spiderweb & other canes
...misc.
Dia de los Muertos

Thanksgiving, Autumn
Valentine's Day
St. Patrick's Day
Spring & Easter
4th of July


Gift ideas
Men
...colors & materials & themes
...items
Teachers
Miscellaneous
....weddings,babies,office,holidays,etc
Blanks for embellishing


POLYMER GROUPS
Groups-Online + Blogs + Chats
General info re all
DISCUSSION GROUPS online
..most active polymer clay disc grps--summ.
..overview of *types* of disc.grps (incl.polymer)
....Mailing Lists
.......basic info on using any mailing list
.......Yahoogroups mailing lists
..........basic info on using Yahoogroups
..........polymer clay Yahoogroups
..........non-USA polymer yahoogroups
....Message Boards, Forums, for polymer clay
.......PolymerClayCentral, PolymerClayJewelry--delphiforums
.......polymer clay boards at Craftster, Jewelry Arts
.......crafts boards at HGTV & DIY
.......(making avatars for message boards)
....Newsgroups (now thru Googlegroups)
......Googlegroups ....all newsgroups
......polymer clay newsgrp (rec.crafts.polymerclay)
........subscribing &/or reading
........searching archives
GUILDS + OTHER GROUPS online (polymer)
....non-USA polymer guilds & grps
BLOGS
...gen.info
, definitions/options
...blog communities, services, more info
....polymer clay blogs

CHATS
...general info
......suggestions & opinions re all chats
...delphiforums chats ...yahoogroups chats
...IRC network chats
...instant messaging (chats, and regular I.M.)
...webcam demos

Science polymer groups
Automatic signatures
Misc.

Groups-Guilds (clubs)
National Polymer Clay Guild (NPCG)
Local guilds
...organization, activities
...community outreach & charity
...group orders (discounts)
...dues,costs ...potential meeting places
Non-U.S. guilds
My guild (SBPCG)


Finding people ...Creating interest
Finding people interested in clay
....starting a guild
Finding nearby claymates

Groups-Retreats & Conferences
General Info
Conferences
Retreats (national, regional)
Non-USA
Impromptu mini-"retreats"
Special Shows

 


Groups-Swaps
http://glassattic.com/polymer/EXPLORATIONS.htm
(not in navigation bar)

BUSINESS, TEACHING

Business
Websites
Resources (old posts, books,etc.)
Market Research
What & Where to Sell
Online auctions
..eBay
.....general info, fees, etc.
....categories
....polymer, especially
....after auction closes
....various problems
..Other online auctions
Your online business website (free,domains,
.....web hosts, search engines, etc)
Payment options (merch.accts.,PayPal,etc)
Wholesale... to shops,consignment shops
.....+ shows, online, etc.
Pricing & Legalities
...pricing work in general
...taxes, permits, receipts, etc
....pricing when it's a hobby
Miscellaneous

....custom orders, mng'ing time+organizing +
....inventory
... boredom with "production work"
Shipping
...containers
Full-time polymer business
Donations
Business Cards
Portfolios,resumes
...+ submitting slides,"profess.impressions"

Publishing Articles, etc.
Negative reactions re polymer clay

Start a Business
Getting recognized ..& Advertising
Parties (at home, office, gatherings)
Other Advice
Resources & Legalities

Shows
More info & resources
Finding shows
Behavior at shows
General info
Hangtags, bus.cards, contact info, etc.
Displays
Set up, Break down, & Packing, checklist
Theft
Canopies
Venues & What to take
What to wear
Home Shows


Demos (clay demonstrations)
Kids
Long,med,short spiels
To demo or not?
Showing diff. techniques
Sample boards
Misc.
Certified Professional Demonstrators



"Owning," Copyrights, etc.
"Owning" a technique
Copyrights, patents, trademarks

Teaching
Being a good teacher
Class fees
Suggestions for class projects, prep, etc.
Teaching at stores
....teaching at Michaels
Finding students
....+ teaching at other places (& at home)
Finding classes &
teachers, to learn polymer clay


Photography (for clay items)
General websites, books, etc.
Your own photographs
.....used as record
.....used in clay pieces
......made into "sketches" or other special effects
Cameras --basic types
...SLR's... point-and-shoot cameras
......using film... using slides (transparencies)
....video cameras
....digital cameras
General Info re photography
....fuzzy photos, glare & flash, etc.
Natural light set-ups
Artificial light set-ups
....types of lights & bulbs (fluorescent, incandescent-halogen, Ott-lites, other bulbs,etc.)
...whole room lighting
...light boxes, light tents, etc.
......types .....smaller... larger
Backgrounds
Kludgy close-ups
Depth of field
Problems colors & printers
Photoediting (resizing, changing contrast, fancy special effects, etc.)
...where to find:
......free online services (including at social networking & photoediting sites)
......already on your computer
......purchased.... free downloads
Scanning, scanners
...Scanners vs. digital cameras
Other photo options

CREATIVITY, IDEAS, "ART" + ABOUT POLYMER CLAY

Creativity, Inspiration, Art
What is Creativity?
Where to find Inspiration
What is "Art" anyway?

Websites
Books
"Art" (just what is it?)
Polymer as an "inferior" medium
Formative teachers & others
Creativity & Inspiration
..........more Inspiration
Spreading the word
Finding time to clay
Critiquing, criticism
Shows & Demos (& Fear)

Themes for Exploration
.......(creativity experiments)
Goals of "exploring"
Ways of looking at things creatively
Exploration Themes:
..Heart shape
..Figure with unusual components
..Egg
..Monster, Alien or Critter
..Basket of Flowers
..Twisting & Turning
..Picnic
(many more themes)
..more themes 1.....Sep2001-->Oct2002
..more themes 2.....Nov2002 --> Mar2004
..more themes 3 ....Apr.2004 --> present
...Themes used previously,
....... more themes found online

Clay Ideas list (old)
(my original list for Exploration Themes)

 

General Info .about .Polymer Clay
http://tinyurl.com/yvs2vd

What is "polymer" clay?
What all can be done with polymer clay?!
Cross-pollination (fr.other crafts, mediums)

Other online FAQ's
100's of lessons at GlassAttic
Lists of lesson links (at other sites)
Company websites with many lessons
Animated demos, online Examples of polymer clay work ...."higher end" polymer work Supplies, books, videos
Groups for clayers
Finding more info fr. newsgroup archives |
Misc.


 

OTHER

 

 

Boxes & envelopes
Buy boxes
Make boxes yourself
...heavier weight boxes & "boards"
......lessons on making rigid box
...lighter-weight boxes
......blank templates
......mini printables templates (for boxes, bags, dollhouse items, etc.)
Envelopes + Sealing gum (make your own)


Funny & Musical Polymer

ABOUT SITE

About this site
http://tinyurl.com/42bjs
Site basics
History & purpose
Conventions formatting sitewide

Problems --sitewide
Searching
Misc.

Help for my Broken Links http://tinyurl.com/5n4u2
Problem links, gen.info
Things you can try
Larger websites (HGTV, PCC, etc.)
Individual's websites & photo-sharing sites
If your own site moves
What you can do to help

 

NON-Polymer

Computer-tree puns
(hints & answers)

Kids

Misc. crafts

Photography & trick photography

Quilting

Dreaming

 

find LESSONS only
(on all category pages)

Click this link to see the 87 Glass Attic pages which have lessons: http://tinyurl.com/3dfu2
....if you then click on the word Cached instead of the blue link for any entry,
you'll see the word lesson
highlighted in yellow all the way down that page, and they'll be very easy to browse that way.