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Step by Step Beads is here

The new issue of Step by Step Beads just arrived today (would you believe it’s already time for the November/December issues of magazines to start popping up?? Yikes!) There’s a really nifty project by Christi Friesen called “Two Turtledoves.” Polymer clay, acrylic paint, gold leaf, and gemstones come together to make a very unique pendant. […]

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Woo hoo! Finished those magnets!

I decided to try a different color scheme, made them all uniform in size, and outlined them in black. I’m finally satisfied, I think. Now I just need to get those two missing pictures, make magnets for them, and I’ll be completely done! You can also see them up close here. Now, I’m thinking it […]

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My latest obsession

I’m finally working on a project that’s been percolating for over a year – family tree magnets. I’ve made more photo transfers this weekend than I care to count, and have tried out two different designs for the magnets. For the first set, I used all of the different patterns in my “Americana” color scheme […]

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Bestselling Polymer Clay Books, Videos and Magazines Last Month

Book Store Bestsellers For August 1 )Book: Polymer Clay Surface Design Recipes 2 )Magazine:PolymerCAFE Summer 2005 3 )Magazine:Belle Armoire July/August 2005 4 )Magazine:Step-By-Step Beads September/October 2005 5 )Book: Polymer Clay Creations  

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Ok, like I had said earlier, I’m new to this LJ stuff. After poking around some other journals, I realized my last past was WAAAAAAY too big! Ok, so found a FAQ with the lj-cut syntax and tried to edit my post. Nada. No matter what I did it didn’t work. Maybe it can’t be […]

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New Polymer Clay Publications for August

New Polymer Clay Publications for Last Month Faux Surfaces in Polymer Clay buy this Book Dean, Irene Softcover Book (Lark Books, 2005) 144 pages List Price: $14.95 New in paperback: The colors, textures, and versatility of polymer clay make it a perfect medium for creating faux surfaces. These 30 recipes for special finishing, shaping, baking, […]

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A little of my history

Why the “Polymer Polka” you may ask? Polka Dot Creations is my name and Polymer Clay is my game. Here’s a little bit about me, so you know who you are dealing with: My introduction to polymer clay came on Christmas Day 1995. It was our first Christmas together, and my husband began a tradition […]

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My first post!

Ok, I’ll admit it – as a self-proclaimed geek, I have fallen sorely behind in the whole blog scene. It’s about time I made an entry here! As is typical, however, I’ve spent all of my 2-year-old’s naptime playing around with rss feeds and website updates and now that I’m finally ready to post, the […]

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