Polymer Clay

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Polymer clay is made from PVC resin and a liquid plasticizer and is pliable until baked in an oven. Jeweler’s create colorful beads, pendants, earrings and bracelets in fanciful designs. Since the material can be molded into any shape, cut with simple tools and can be embellished with paint the only limit to its use is the artists imagination.

Polymer Clay Polished
Polymer Clay Classification
Common Name Polymer Clay

Polymer Clay Colors

  • Black Polymer Clay Black
  • Blue Polymer Clay Blue
  • Bi-color Polymer Clay Bi-color
  • Yellow Polymer Clay Yellow
  • White Polymer Clay White
  • Red Polymer Clay Red
  • Purple Polymer Clay Purple
  • Pink Polymer Clay Pink
  • Orange Polymer Clay Orange
  • Multi-color Polymer Clay Multi-color
  • Green Polymer Clay Green
  • Gray Polymer Clay Gray
  • Colorless Polymer Clay Colorless
  • Brown Polymer Clay Brown

Countries of Origin

China

History

Bakelite, an early plastic, was popular with designers and was an early form of polymer clay, but the phenol base of uncured Bakelite was flammable and was eventually discontinued.

Care

Polymer clay is soft, so be mindful of scratching. Avoid chemicals, and ultrasonic cleaners. In addition to above precautions: avoid perfumes, and hairsprays. Requires gentle handling.

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This page was created on June 27, 2014.

This page was last edited on October 24, 2019.