WELCOME! My name is Michele, a.k.a. 'luny'. I twist and knead polymer clay into all kinds of fun and interesting things and hope to pass on this crazy obsession to any one looking for a new and exciting way to expand their creativity. WHAT IT IS It is a clay that is similar in feeling to the modeling clay you played with as a kid but it can be carved, shaped, rolled, flattened, painted, sculpted, sanded and so much more. Then it can be hardened and saved by curing (baking) in a regular home oven. It is non-toxic and when used properly, it is safe for anyone to use. It is an inexpensive way to open up a whole new world of fun and creativity for anyone.
ON THE OTHER HAND Let me be open and honest about this right from the start. You will hoard toilet paper cores, bottle caps, recycled tinfoil, broken watches, old keys, tins, broken cups and popsicle sticks will never be doomed to the trash bin again. You'll have a crick in your neck from always looking down in hopes you'll find some little treasure you can add to your stash of "stuff" that you "might" need for some project . . . someday. If you have issues with dust bunnies under the bed, tend to stress about having dinner on the table promptly a 5:00 and shudder at the thought of staying up past midnight, then you might want to think twice before you pick up that first piece of clay. You will bond with those bunnies, heat up some soup for dinner and the clock on the wall just becomes a circle with numbers on it. It is a very addicting and fascinating medium so it's very possible that these things could happen to you. If it does, then you're one of the lucky ones! ; )
Odds and ends from around the house
Made into some nifty little tools for claying
An old eyeglass case covered with clay and usedas a mini tool case
This Site is for you
Any project, tutorial, ideas, tips or tricks that you find here are free for you to use in any way you choose. If you make something you find here and then sell it and make a billion bucks with it, I don't have any problems with that. I would be plumb tickled if it worked out that way for you. I love working with polymer clay and feel that sharing what I have learned from so many artists and also my own experiments and adventures will help to continue the spirit of generosity and sharing that is so prevalent in the polymer clay community today.
Please note that this applies ONLY to my own tutorials and ideas here on this site and not to any of the links that send you to another artist's site. Many artists support themselves by working with polymer clay and are copyrighted. Copying their work or ideas to make money, without their permission, is unethical so please respect their wishes. Thank you.
To see examples of some of the things that can be done with polymer clay, please visit this onlinePhoto Albumfor some of the things I've kneaded and twisted.
Questions, comments, need some help . . . ?
If you are just beginning, want to learn more about polymer clay or looking for ideas or tutorials I would be more than happy to help in any way I can.
Send your questions to Just ask "Luny" Please be sure to include "Just ask Luny" in the subject line so I will know to get right back to you.
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Whether you are interested in making your own jewelry (including custom beads), miniature food, furniture and/or dolls for doll houses, picture frames, covered boxes, faux wood, stone, fairy wings or many other things, polymer clay is a tremendous tool that can and will tweak and spark your imagination. THE "STUFF" YOU NEED Every craft brings its' own special baggage of 'must have' equipment and supplies. No special tools are required for polymer clay other than your hands. However, there are those among us that become obsessed with this clay and begin to gather tools for no other reason than we "gotta have it". You can, however, make wonderful things without all that "stuff". Start simple ... a few things found around the house will be all you need ... sharp knife, toothpicks, skewers, large needles, rolling pin, popsicle sticks, maybe a single edge razor blade ... well, you get the picture. Over the years, I have added to my stuff on an "as needed" basis. When all is said and done I still end up using popsicle sticks and needles more than all the other stuff!
When I was convinced that I would ALMOST sell my soul just to hug my clay every day, I bought a few choice things ... a pasta machine, some clay shapers, a tissue blade and my first clay book by Maureen Carlson - "How to Make Clay Characters". Since then I have added more books, a clear acrylic brayer (roller), a few basic sets of Kemper cutters and one clay video, by Mike Buesseler - "Making Landscape Canes". He is no longer doing polymer clay and has moved on to follow his love of music. When you go to his site, be sure to o read his "IMHO" story! He is a funny, funny guy!
It's not always about the destination...
NEW - October 6, 2011 My email has changed to firstname.lastname@example.org If you need to contact me please use this email. I have changed all the links I could find but I may have missed some!