By Deb Hayes
Welcome to Just Ask. I am here to answer your
I don’t know the answer, I will research it with our team of experts
give you THEIR answers. Email me at: Deb@pcPolyzine.com.
so much for your
input to my bizarre problem. I have been closing the crimp beads both
using either both parts of the crimping pliers or flat-nosed
think using a drop of cyanoacrylate glue is the best idea yet and that
I will do. This sounds to me like a surefire solution, I am forever
are very welcome. I am
not a very experienced beader, but as promised, I asked everyone I knew
*is*, and that was the consensus. Thanks so much for letting us know we
helped, in whatever small, insignificant, oh never mind!
I’ve been looking into buying some Mica/Pearl Powders and came across
“interference color”. Can’t find out why this is different from the
mica/pearl powders. Exactly what does interference mean and how is it
for asking, Phyllis!
colors look different, depending on the viewing angle. Held one way, it
green, but in another angle, it looks red, green, or whatever other
color is in
can use the interference
colors just as you would the other micas and pearls, but playing around
the color combinations is more fun!
I am new to
world of polymer clay and am very enthusiastic about this medium. I was
wondering if there was a way to make liquid polymer clay at home,
adding polymer clay to the Sculpey softener or by combining other
let me know, thanks!
there, done that,
and it didn’t work. You *can* thin a thick liquid clay, to make it more
useable, but adding too much softener weakened my project, and the
clay didn’t perform as I expected it to. It didn’t hold together worth
you had the proper
chemicals, proper equipment, and knowledge of chemistry, I suppose you
make it at home, but as the wife of a chemist, I can tell you that
clay ready-to-use is an easier and much safer alternative.
for asking though. I,
too, am a do-it-yourselfer, but this is one project I won’t do myself.
You do such a great job answering
questions I decided to come to you with
this one. I have received some chalk as a gift. I think I could use it with clay, but how? Do
you have any suggestions? I hate having
new stuff and not being
able to use it.
Hermine, for the
compliment. I don’t know it all, for
sure, but Man, oh Man, do I have contacts! I
have one word for you- Glassattic. You can
find it at www.glassattic.com,
where Diane Black has compiled over a thousand pages of polymer clay
information. Following directions at the
site, you can do a search for chalk, and go from there.
is another link to get
you started: http://www.hgtv.com/hgtv/cr_clay_pottery/article/0,,HGTV_3240_1397231,00.html
you enjoy doing
miniatures, coloring small fruit with chalk is a good way to get a
natural color, too.
hope these ideas have
given you a bit of a jump-start. Please
remember, we would *love* to see what you’ve done!