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Polymer Clay Jewelry

Posted on 27th Jul 2012 @ 3:04 AM

What is Polymer Clay ?

Polymer clay is, as the name implies, a pliable, bendable polymer compound for artists and crafters.

Polymer clay is a sculptable material based on the PVC. It usually contains no clay minerals and is only called "clay" because its texture and working properties resemble those of mineral clay. It's not true clay - clay is fine particles of silicate suspended in water, whereas polymer clay is fine particles of polyvinyl chloride (PVC) suspended in plasticizer - but it can be used much like clay. It is sold in craft, hobby, and art stores, and is used by artists, hobbyists, and children for making many items, such as charms, artwork and other crafts.

Polymer Clay Jewelry

Polymer clay is one of the most versatile jewelry-making materials, as it can be made to resemble just about anything--metal, transparent or opaque gemstones and beads, wood, plastic, and more. The polymer clay is available in many strong colors. It can also be combined together to give an almost wide range of colors; polymer clay can last for years without deterioration. all of which make it even more suited to jewelry making . Polymer clay can be used to create necklaces, earrings, bracelets, rings....

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