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    So today i purchased 'How to make polymer clay beads' even tho i use fimo. I can still use the information and steps in their to make some.

    It says you can use differnt bits for affects and that but i was just wondering if anyone can supply a list of what is bakeable. They give you a short example list like
    Fantasy fibre
    Useing paint
    Alcohol based inks
    Peel of metalics
    Mica powders

    What else could you use for certain affects that are safe to bake.
    Newbie .x.

  • #2

    I have used loads of different stuff with polymer clay so it's difficult to give a list. Little mirrors. sequins, grains, broken crockery, beads, chain, wire, coins and string are just a few of the things I can think of.

    The best way to find out whether it will bake or not is to test it. I know that fimo is expensive so i make some salt dough, roll it out and insert different stuff that I want to try. I then bake it at the same temp as I would the clay and see what happens.

    I'm not sure about fimo but you can bake salt dough in a microwave, never use anything metallic in a microwave.

    Hope that helps, I'm sure others will be along with suggestions too.
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    • #3
      I use eyeshadow on my polymer clay, beads, any ceramics or glass.. I've used allsorts...



      • #4
        I don't think there is nothing I have not used when baking my fimo, sculpley or polymer

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        • #5
          There are loads and loads of cool embellishments you can use with polymer clay (and fimo is a type of polymer clay - Fimo is just a brand name, polymer clay is the generic name for these types of oven-bake modelling clays)

          I carry a wide range of stuff you can use with clay - alcohol inks, glitters, deco beads, mica powders etc. As for what is bakeable - you can't really get a list, because it depends on the individual product.

          For example - you can't say that all glitters work in the oven. Some do, some don't. Some foils will work, some wont. So for things like that, its best to get stuff from a polymer clay supplier who can assure you the item will be fine.

          Other more generic things like herbs, mica powders etc tend to always be able to withstand the baking temp. But if you are ever unsure, just try doing a test of the product on a scrap of clay and baking it to see how it reacts. Its better to do this than use an un-tried product on a project you have spent a lot of time on. YOu will soon get to see which things work and which don't.
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          • #6
            I'm interested in this too, as I have an idea to make some candle holders based around generic glasses/glass candle holders, and wonder if they'd be safe to go in the oven. I've seen some 'wrapped glass' that must have been baked with glass in situ, so I guess some types must be ok...


            • #7
              Generally you can bake glass items just fine.

              The thing to remember is that glass likes to heat up and cool down SLOWLY. Otherwise the glass can crack.

              So if you are making a polymer clay project using glass, and want to be really safe - place it into a cold oven and then raise the oven to the polymer clay's baking temperature.

              Likewise, when the project has finished baking, just turn the oven off and allow the project to cool slowly in the oven.

              This should ensure the glass doesn't crack, although items with very thin glass might still be a problem and therefore not suitable for clay projects.

              Never take any project including glass and dunk it into cold water straight from the oven!

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