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Are polymer clay rings durable?

Polymer clay is vinyl plastic and therefore is already waterproof, washable, and durable. It does not need sealing and in many cases adding a sealer, varnish, or glaze can ruin your piece.

How do you make polymer clay rings shiny?

Polymer clay is not glossy after baking. You can sand, buff, and polish the clay itself (see below), or you can apply a glossy varnish. To make your clay project less shiny, you could apply a matte varnish. Note that adding a glossy varnish can make translucent polymer clay seem more clear.

How do you make polymer clay Jewellery?


  1. Condition the clay by rolling and kneading it in your hands.
  2. For slab designs, roll the clay out to a thickness of 1/8″, or just a bit thicker.
  3. Use cutters or a craft knife to cut out your earring shapes.
  4. Place on a parchment-lined baking sheet, and bake according to package directions.

Is polymer clay still soft after baking?

Your Polymer Clay Creation Is Still Soft After Baking If you take your clay out of the oven and find it’s still soft, it could be one of two reasons: the temperature was too low, or it wasn’t baked long enough. Test the accuracy of your oven with an independent thermometer and give the piece another baking cycle.

Can I use clear nail polish on polymer clay?

It seems like such a simple solution to use nail polish to accent your polymer clay creations. Or use clear nail polish as a glaze. Don’t do it. The solvent in nail polish will begin to soften and dissolve your polymer clay, even baked clay, making it sticky and gooey over time.

What do you seal polymer clay with?

What Do You Use to Seal Polymer Clay? The short answer is, it depends. You can use a Wax, Acrylic Sealer, Varnish or Liquid Epoxy. If you want a smooth finish, then use sandpaper and wax to seal your Polymer Clay and if you painted your clay, then you should seal it with an Acrylic Sealer or Varnish.

Can you make a ring out of clay?

Our current crafting obsession, is to make rings out of polymer clay! There are nearly endless designs you can create using clay and a little bit of creativity. Just in case you would like to learn how to make polymer clay rings too, here are 15 of the coolest ring making tutorials we’ve found online so far!

What can you make out of polymer clay?

We get such a sense of satisfaction out of it! Our current crafting obsession, is to make rings out of polymer clay! There are nearly endless designs you can create using clay and a little bit of creativity.

What’s the best way to make polymer jewelry?

Before you start making polymer clay jewelry, setting up your workplace is the first step. Make sure your desk or workbench is clear of the clutter that might damage your clay and work on a smooth surface like a ceramic tile or glass so your clay doesn’t stick. To make your life easier, try and organize your clay and tools into handy boxes.

How do you make clay jewelry in the oven?

By rolling your clay through a clay or pasta machine (after folding in half and placing it in fold first), any bubbles will be removed, leaving your clay ready to bake. One of the most important things to consider when learning how to make polymer clay jewelry is to ensure your oven is at the right temperature.