Burgundy Flowers Tutorial

This tutorial is for people comfortable making skinner blends and skinner blend plugs. If you haven’t done either before, here’s some videos on making Skinner blends, and some on how to make a skinner blend plug. It’s a simple tutorial, and I would encourage you to not try to make yours exactly the same as... Continue Reading →

Applying Clay to a Pen Barrel

The main considerations when applying your clay are: Preparing the barrelHeight relative to the rest of the pen hardwareAvoiding distortionSmoothing the barrel as much as possible before baking Preparing the barrel I don’t have a definitive answer on this. Some people say it’s critical to sand the barrel first — others say that’s only for... Continue Reading →

Troubleshooting Pen Making: CA Glue

Making a pen is a more technical process than much of what we do with polymer clay, so there are a lot of places where things can go wrong, particularly when you combine different materials and equipment. This article is much more complete thanks to the second half of this article on Toni Street’s website... Continue Reading →

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