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Budgeting with Polymer Clay

Journal Entry: Thu Apr 7, 2011, 10:03 PM
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So I've been wanting to do one of these for along time. With polymer clay,things are on the higher priced side but
I think any craft can get pricey,but here are some things I do to save a few bucks here and there and sometimes
save quite abit of money too!

Fashion Caps!
I know what the f are fashion caps?
I found them today at Michaels just on a end cap (where  there's just a little display at the end of the isle)
It was by the kid isle with all the cool fuzzy posters. At first I was all that's so cute,until!
I saw bottle caps. Not only do they have them in silver but they have them in black and pink!
They have them where they come on rings and magnets and just plain bottle caps with holes.

Why and I so f-n excited about these.Cause pies! I love pie! And these are great to make cute
pie fashion necklace,earrings,rings, (since some come on rings) and magnets(since some come with magnets)
And they're at a good price too! I paid $1.99 for a set of 8 with the holes in them and $1.99 for 6 ring ones :)

Here's some pictures That I could find of them :)
They're still new and only going to be around for awhile.
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here's of the pink ones with the holes!
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Budgeting, I'm a huge craft addict so going to Michaels or Joanns with limited cash is such a bummer.
But this week clay is only .99 cents so I was stoked.
Looking at ads is huge! when it comes to budgeting. They have so many coupons and even through email you get way more coupons!

Using your imagination,No matter where you go you can find stuff to use with Clay. I can go down almost every isle in michaels and find something that can be used for clay. I'm mostly in the jewelry,wood,baking,and clay isles though,

Baking isle! I love it! smells good and I have a huge sweet tooth. But it's also awesome for all the CUTTERS!!
Cutters are huge when it comes  to clay and they're so helpful.

The Wood isle! They have such cute little things,Like little circle disks and little square disks that can be used as plates.
They even have small retangle ones that can be used to make miniature counter tops.like my making cookies magnet.

The STAMP isle! is so awesome they have "micro marbles" which are used for sprinkles and I personally think they look better then making sprinkles out of clay.
They also have pigments which can be used to make antique looking items.
And you can get black embossing powder mix it with white clay and you got yourself vanilla bean ice cream :)


The Art/Drawing isle.
I used to draw/paint all the time but having an etsy has become my full time job.
But! There chalk pastels are a BIG thing to have when it comes to polymer clay.They make great realistic features on cookies,pies,and usings them as powdered toppings on desserts too.

The JEWLERY ISLE!!

Is probably your best friend when it comes to making jewelry with your polymer clay creations.
They're are jump rings,cell charm straps,earrings hoops,everything to make a awesome jewelry piece!
It's just all about thinking "would this work with my clay?"

ETSY & EBAY!!!!

Now I love etsy not just as a awesome job. But for the great prices they have on there!
Like molds,I love love love molds! Making cupcakes is so easy and you can make them by the dozen in minutes!
I usually pay $3.75 for a mold but that came with a cupcake bottom and top.

Polymer clay canes.
I try so hard at canes and can only make good ones once in a f-n blue moon!
SO I just pay $1.50 for a cane and it lasts a life time.One little cane can make hundreds of slices!

Jewlery findings,I can never find blank ring bases in michaels or jo anns.
So I go to my favorite etsy shop which I buy from all the time. She sells 35 blank ring bases for $3.50!
** If you want to know the sites I buy from,please comment below and I'll answer you right back :)**


Ebay!!!

I love ebay so much! It takes time searching for items sometimes but its totally worth it.

Like I bought 100 polymer clay canes,all sorts for .99 cents and it came with an awesome cutting blade!
It only took 2 weeks to get here!
So I just love it!

Miniature plates,now I haven't used any on pieces cause I just got them but I can never find them in craft stores or swapmeets so I went to ebay and omg...they have them in wholesale! I bought 20 square minaiture ceramic plates for $6.50!!!
And even got 6 cookie tray sheets for $5!

All it takes is alittle searching around on etsy,ebay,looking for great deals and coupons at Michaels and Joanns. Or even just stopping by there,cause sometimes they just have random clay on clearance.

Just keep in mind "Can I use this for my clay?" To anything you see! and so many ideas will flood your head!!


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ATTENTION ALL POLYMER CLAY ARTISTS AND LOVERS!!!

Journal Entry: Sun Apr 3, 2011, 9:24 PM
I JUST WANTED EVERYBODY TO KNOW THAT IS IN TO POLYMER CLAY THAT YOU NEED TO GET TO MICHEALS CRAFT STORE RIGHT AWAY!

WHY?! YOU MIGHT ASK CAUSE ALL THERE POLYMER CLAY IS 99 CENTS!!!! YES INSTEAD OF THE USUAL $2.29-$4.49 THEY ARE ALL 99CENTS!

THE ADD JUST STARTED TODAY AND IS GOOD ALL WEEK AND I READ IT IS GOOD FOR ALL YOU LOVELY FOLKS IN CANADA :)

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Posting Less on D.A

Journal Entry: Thu Mar 31, 2011, 6:18 PM
Yessssss,I will be posting less on D.A ususally I'll post w.i.p pictures and sneek peaks.
I've decided that all those will go on my blog and I'll just be posting finally photos on my d.a

I will also be updating my blog about me and most tutorials WILL BE going on my blog so i can post better quality pictures :) and bigger ones toO!

So if you want to keep in touch with me and my work then follow my blog! creepycuteness.blogspot.com/

OH! and I've just posted today on my blog with sneek peek products that i'm making :)

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WHAT TUTORIAL DO YOU WANT!?!?!?!

Journal Entry: Sun Mar 27, 2011, 11:34 AM
So I've been saying for some time that I'll  make a tutorial,but I don't know what to make them on so here's your chance to let me know what you want to see!

Or even future ideas, I want to here your thought!

SO let me know!


I'm also making miniature plates,which I'll post a picture of on here soon.. if you would like some of your own, please let me know :D

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Helping out Japan on etsy

Journal Entry: Mon Mar 21, 2011, 5:09 PM




I have been noticing people on etsy posting items to help out Japan.

They post a item relating to japanese culture and whatnot,
Some have it where half the funds go and others all.

I love the japanese culture,everything about it, I even buy from there.
So I really wanted to help them out.
I will be posting items that are japanese related,The money on these products will all go towards Japan fundraiser.

:)

So keep an eye out for them on here and my shop

www.cutemacabre.etsy.com


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TO MY POLYMER CLAY ARTIST AND GIVEAWAY WINNERS ARE

Journal Entry: Sat Mar 12, 2011, 11:54 PM


Hello my lovelys!
I'm still in Yuma.. :( I miss home! I want to see my babies!

So I recently got a new laptop that has a built in webcam and ive decided i'll probably make some youtube videos.
Soo im still debating on that!

Anywho!
I've seen recently that alot of Polymer clay artists are doing trades.
So I thought what they hey!
I'd love to do some polymer clay trades.
Yes,Polymer clay only. So if you're intrested just let me know what you'd want to trade what for what.
I won't be able to do anything until the 18th when i return home.
But we can plan.. muahahha!

Anywho!

I've decided my giveaway winners!
Yes thats right winners... I just couldnt choose one so i chose 2!

And the winners are...........
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Jillibeenz!

So I will pack and ship out your stuff upon my return home on the 18th like I said before.
**ALL I ASK ONCE YOU RECIEVE YOUR PACKAGE IS THAT YOU TAKE A PICTURE OF WHAT YOU HAVE CREATED
WITH THE KIT**
THATS IT :D

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Contest is over!

Journal Entry: Fri Mar 11, 2011, 12:03 AM




So! I've decided to end the contest now,why because I don't really see many people entering it.
And once I return home I have quite a few orders to fill.

Which while traveling i've come up with alot of ideas for  new products.
Most of them are really cutesy ideas :)


And They're will be more Rotten Teeth Products!
I had no idea they'd be a hit but I'm glad they are!
So stay for those!


And for all of those who are true D.A friends and watchers.If you've been keeping up with my polls then I know you're reading this!

My Giveaway!

-It is simple!

- All you have to do is leave a comment saying how the polymer clay kit would help you or why you are interested in it. Please don't give me a little short answer.I love hearing how these would help you,why? because I love to know how I have helped you. :D

-I would like it if you already do polymer clay but if you don't then just comment on why you'd like the polymer clay kit.

- I would love to see what you created with the polymer clay kit! I really would!


Now to the good stuff!

What comes with the kit!
Now I'm not home to look at all my stuff exactly but I know mostly what I have.

The kit will include:
-2 blocks of polymer clay, (colors are random)
-jewelry findings:
- ring bases
-headpins
-cell phone straps
-Sprinkles, for miniature sweets
-A few blank cupcakes for you to decorate.
- Premade Frosting in a container.
Frosting will be a vanilla cream color
-polymer clay cane slice (grapefruit)
Silicone whipped toppings. ( you can see my chocolate covered strawberries for what im talking about)
-random beads

So yeah thats what you get!


***NO YOU DON'T WIN BY BEING THE FIRST TO ANSWER.YOU WIN BY WHOSE ANSWER I LIKED THE MOST.
YOU WILL GET YOUR GIVEAWAY GIFT ONCE I RETURN ON THE 17TH BUT WON'T BE SHIPPED OUT TILL THE 18TH.********


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