Messages From beadingaholics



#65618 Sep 7, 2010

I have a conundrum. (No, it's not contagious.) I bought a couple cameo molds on eBay. But I can't find a good book on how to make polymer clay cameos. Instructions online seem incomplete and still leave me with questions. Can anyone recommend a good book on making polymer clay cameos?



#65652 Sep 9, 2010

Odd that no one here uses polymer clay. I thought it was popular with beaders, but I guess not


#65660 Sep 9, 2010

I do polymer, just didn't see the first post. I have a festival at the end of the month, couple that with a 4 year old and working 42 hours a week at 2 part time jobs...I don't always see the post.

What questions do you have? conditioning the clay? mold release?

Are your molds flexible?

You should def. check out the clay-polymer yahoo group. They are a wonderful resource for polymer clay many talented folks. Glass attic (a website) is a wonderful source too.



#65665 Sep 9, 2010

I would start off with FMG. They sell polymar clay so perhaps they may have a book or two that can help you get started. As for me, I do more wire than beads - - - at the moment


#65668 Sep 9, 2010

I've just started dabbling in polymer clay haven't had much time to devote to it because I spend my spare time beading. But I am a member of the Yahoo group "PolymerClayBeginners".

You may want to join that group to get your questions answered.

Also checkout ---Links-Are-Forbidden--- does beautiful work and has tutorials on her blog.

The book The Art of Polymer Clay: Designs and Techniques for Creating Jewelry, Pottery, and Decorative Artwork by Donna Kato has info on making cameos. You may be able to find it at your local library.

And you may want to try this forum: ---Links-Are-Forbidden--- pray you find the help you are looking for.



#65684 Sep 10, 2010

I didn't know there was a polymer clay group. I'll check that out.

I really didn't intend to get into polymer clay. (Yeah, like I never intend to adopt cats.) But I found this great push mold on ebay for a cameo, and now I want to do something with it. But I can't find any books that go into that.

It's a hard mold, inflexible. I wasn't sure if I was supposed to leave the clay in the mold to fire or what. Online instructions didn't cover enough, IMO


#65685 Sep 10, 2010

Thanks for the information, Teresa


#65694 Sep 10, 2010

I am into pc but I havent gotten into using molds much, I want to that is why i am in the yahoo group, beads of clay. They may be able to help you with that information. Sorry i didnt post b4, All I seem to be doing lately is work, sleep, work, sleep, work! lol