25 Apr 2015
Tags: clay slicer, cz extruder, czextruder, discs, extruder, Lucy Clay Tools, Makin's, polymer clay, tools
Well, if you haven’t you should ! Fair warning. There are an tools and inspiration to make you drool (and empty your wallet LOL) . http://www.lucyclaystore.com
I own the original CZExtruder and I will NEVER go back to another brand. The quality is so beyond superior to the others it’s like night and day. Plus there are now 8 different sets of shape discs available to extrude a mind boggling number of patterns and#9 is on the way.
You can use your old Makin’s extruder discs and Cynthia Tinapple’s discs in the CZ Extruder, too.
I also have my eye on the Lucy Clay Slicer. I hear it is a fabulous tool for slicing even sheets of clay off of a slab. Imagine getting nice veneer sheets for Mokume Gane !
Where to buy your Lucy Clay Tools
27 Jul 2012
in From My Workbench, Interesting Techniques, Tutorials
Tags: beads, bone, border, bracelet, cane, denim, extruded, extruder, facebook, faux, free, how-to, ivory, pixelated, polymer clay, poppy, retro, scrap, swirl, tile, Tutorials
First on my list was Bettina Welker’s cane she calls “Pixelated Retro Blend Cane”. It’s a twist on the extruded retro “Klimt” cane that has become so popular. Here is what I made using her tutorial.
Next I want to try Marie Davis’ border cane
The next is a fun, funky bracelet and I believe was written by Anna Anpilogova. It’s in Russian ) I think) but the pictures say it all🙂
I use this tutorial by Valerie Wallace to make tile beads a few years ago. It sure helps keep the bead holes even!
I recently did a variation on this tutorial to make a quick and easy pendant. The tutorial will soon be on the Polymer Clay Central website.
A great faux bone or ivory tutorial written my Desiree McCrorey
This is a really cute way to make faux denim. It’s also in Russian ( I think LOL) But he pictures are great.
Yep, another one I can’t read. Good thing the pictures tell me what I need to know to make this fabulous extruded bracelet.
It’s a Russian invasion !!! Just kidding🙂 But these gals are so talented. Just saying🙂 Here is an amazing Poppy cane
Last but not least, I love this use of scrap clay to make a Magic Swirl Cane
If you want to see more great polymer clay tutorial both free and for sale join us over at the Facebook Group “Just Polymer Clay Tutorials”.
14 Jan 2012
Tags: beads, bird, butterfly, canes, eggs, enamel, extrude, extruder, faux, flowers, free, mica shift, mokume gane, necklace, polymer clay, tutorial, Tutorials
Golden Polymer Clay Beads
Rough And Tough Polymer Clay
Radiant Mica Shift
Butterfly Cane From Basic Canes
Earth Toned Mokume Gane Beads
And a cool tip🙂 Inside bottom of pop can makes a great curved surface to bake on. Just be careful of the sharp edges.
05 Nov 2009
in Tips & Trick, Tutorials
Tags: extrude, extruder, handle, how-to, Makin's, polymer clay, Polymer Clay Bytes, Tina Holden, tool, tutorial
Tina over at Polymer Clay Bytes shared a wonderful idea on how to make a add-on handle for your Makin’s brand extruder.
02 Oct 2009
in Interesting Techniques, Polyclay Artists, Tips & Trick
Tags: extrude, extruded, extruder, Parole De Pate
I just saw the coolest idea using the Makin’s extruder over at the French blog, Parole De Pate.
Take a gander at her finished projects!
And this sheet she made using the extruded clay
15 Sep 2009
in From My Workbench, Interesting Techniques, Polyclay Artists, Tips & Trick, Tutorials
Tags: book, cane, caned, canes, canework, caning, dvd, extrude, extruded, extruder, filigree, how-to, Makin's, polymer clay, quilt, quilts, retro, tutorial, Tutorials, video
Now that I have souped up my extruder, I am thinking there are more ways I can use it other than extruding bracelet cores. These other techniques include making quilt canes, retro canes and filigree work.
Filigree is actually an old favorite of mine, but I quit doing it because it was so hard to get the clay out of my little Kemper brand clay gun, even using the adapted caulk gun idea designed by Nan Roche. Thank goodness Makin’s came out with a better extruder. Which I made the best by attaching it to my cordless drill.🙂
Here are a couple of my filigree project from the past.
Here you will find a gallery of filigree from a PCC Claypen.
Kelly Robinson wrote a nice tutorial on cover eggs.
Mia Rox shows here how to make a colorful barrette.
And a short tutorial over at Polymer Clay Express.
Ever wonder what to do with those old crumbly canes? Try this filigree technique.
I have made a couple retro style extruded canes, but I have no pictures. So here are a few wonderful projects by some talented artists.
Look at this amazing vessel !!!!!!
Extrusions by Susan Lomuto Rose
A picture tutorial on making the extruded retro cane
And another tutorial at the HGTV website.
I have never tried to make a quilt cane, so I was very interested when I came across this YouTube video.
You can buy these cool shape disks from Quilted In Clay to extrude all the perfect shapes to make your quilt canes.
There is a dvd you can purchase by Cindy Beljan called Extruding Polymer Clay Canes for visual learners like myself.
A list of quilt cane tutorials
Latin Square Quilt Cane by the late Alan Vernall (he will be greatly missed)
There is also a book called Adapting Quilt Patterns To Polymer Clay by Judith Skinner and Sarajane Helm.
I don’t own it (yet) but I am sure it will be a wonderful addition to any personal library.
I hope this inspires you to dig out your clay gun and create.🙂