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Toolbox: Polymer clay

Polymer clay toolbox
This photo shows some of the tools you will need for working with polymer clay. Not pictured: pasta machine, toaster oven.

These are the essential tools for jewelry-makers working with polymer clay.

  • Acrylic roller or brayer
  • Aluminum foil
  • Clear, hard plastic sheet
  • Craft knife
  • Drinking straw
  • Fine-tip paintbrush
  • Latex or nitrile gloves
  • Liquid polymer clay
  • Nail buff (or emery board)
  • Needle tool
  • Nonstick rigid surface
  • Oven thermometer
  • Pasta machine
  • Shaped cutters
  • Shaping tool
  • Smoothing tool
  • Smooth ceramic baking surface
  • Texture sheets or molds
  • Tissue blade: flexible, rigid, or wavy
  • Toaster oven (dedicated to nonfood use)
  • Wet/dry sandpaper: various grits
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