Member Benefits 006-1: Sand Buff Shine

Polymer Clay Membership SiteThanks for the videos Cindy. I wish I would have known about this site before. Thanks for the tips on using the dremel Rotary tool. I learned how to properly hold the tool to polish my beads. I agree with everyone else, keep the videos coming. Thanks. ~Lupe @ Beginner and Advanced Bead Making Info

And loved you are!!! Thanks so much for this video demonstration! I think this method will really be of help to me…now I can go back and fix some of my earliest mistakes…fingerprints, gouges and all. ~Cindy @ How To Sand Polymer Clay

Cindy you are so right about the sanding. A friend and my sister were visiting and looking over my beads And guess what ones they loved the most? You got it the one that had been sanded. They even asked why the other didn’t look as smooth and professional. I use a fine grit that has a thin foam backing on it that seems to work better than just regular sand paper. P.S. I directed both of them to you web site too. ~Yvonne @ Sanding Polymer Clay

Hi Cindy : ) I stole my husband’s Dremmel tool years ago and ended up buying one of my own with variable speeds and tons of attachments to go with it! I don’t know what I would do without it!! I’m a multimedia artist and find a use for it in just about everything I do! (except in painting of course…lol) Thank you for the videos.  //  Yes the swirly beads are addictive…lol I was a good girl and voted already. I happen to be an advanced polymer clay artist. Not an expert, but I can hold my own : ) I finally ordered a supply of Studio Sculpey out of curiosity, (I am a Premo user), and found it to have a suede feel to it. Definitely different. I made a few canes and it did well. The only problem I found was when I was slicing the cane that it isn’t as stiff after resting. In the future I will try putting it in the freezer for around 20 minutes before slicing so it won’t lose it’s shape. Although it doesn’t shine much after sanding and buffing like Premo does, after applying a gloss glaze it is beautiful!  //  I’ve carried on long enough! Hope you are having a great weekend Cindy! ~Mary @ Buffing Polymer Clay Beads

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