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Clay Crumbs
A Little Bit of This - A Little Bit of That
      

By Jeannie Havel


"Clay Crumbs" is a collection of tidbits of interest to polyclayers. In this column you'll find products and services that I've personally used and selected to endorse. (No paid advertising is accepted for this section of the ezine). If you know of a product that should be included in "Clay Crumbs" contact me at Publisher@pcPolyzine.com.
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Barbara McGuire's Frame Stamp by Bead PrintsTM
Barbara McGuire's Frame StampsFrom the infinitely creative mind of Barbara McGuire comes a set of new and original design images in rubber called Bead Prints. My favorite is the Frame Stamp (see images to the left). There are nine designs on one sheet measuring 5" x 8" that can be used as outline shapes to make jewelry and embellishments. The designs are deeply etched and four of the five distinct shapes are offered in two sizes. The sheet can be cut apart and trimmed to the exact size of each shape or can be used intact. McGuire continues to produce amazingly artistic products of great quality and usefulness for the beginning to advanced polyclayer and mixed media artist. See more designs and purchase the Frame Stamp at www.beadprints.com.

Clay Roller Kit from The Mountain Idea
Clay Roller Kit #1713Not everyone who clays wants a pasta machine, but almost everyone who clays would like to create smooth, even clay sheets of various and consistent thicknesses. The Clay Roller Kit from The Mountain Idea company  provides a large rolling area for making clay sheets in four different thicknesses -- 1/16", 1/8", 3/16", 1/4" -- by using a system of rails that attach to the sides of the rolling board. The kit includes a the rolling board, eight rails, and a 10.5" roller. Use the kit with all air dry, oven bake, and metal clays. Visit The Mountain Idea website for ordering information.
Makin's® Professional Ultimate Clay Machine
Makin's Ultimate Clay MachineCraft industry pioneer Bill Mangelsen has created the ultimate clay machine and aptly named it the Ultimate Clay Machine. This is not your average pasta maker. This professional grade tool features a 180mm (7")  super wide non-stick roller with 9 different thickness settings compatible with standard Atlas pasta maker measurements (#1 setting is thickest). It is perfect for air dry, oven bake and metal clays and can be used with a motor for even more convenience. Craftrends magazine has selected Makin's Ultimate Clay Machine as a finalist in the 14th annual Craftrends Award of Excellence competition. Makin's Clay products are distributed in the United States and Canada by Walnut Hollow. For more information including the name of a distributor, go to www.makinsclay.com

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