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Author: Dani Rapinett

Many people have asked me for a basic guide to working with polymer clay and more importantly, how to get started with polymer clay. I wrote this small information tutorial in 2009 and although it has had many upgrades over the years, and I still give it to all my beginner students in workshops. You can download this instantly by clicking the link below however if you would like this emailed to you please don't hesitate to contact us. We ask that you...

Last weekend (20th June), I taught another beginner's polymer clay workshop at Amya Beads .  We have now held 2 beginner's workshops at Amya Beads and both have been a great success. Whilst it is great teaching more advanced workshops, I do have a soft spot for beginner's. People say to me, 'Don't you find it boring to be teaching so many beginner workshops?'.  My answer is always the same...

Business-wise, the last few months, actually most of this year, have been a whirlwind for me.  Everything seems to be happening at once. Don't get me wrong, I wouldn't have it any other way - this is what I've been aiming towards for 4 years - however every time another day goes by without me spending any time at my workstation 'creating', I feel a little sad too. Running a business, any business, drains so much of your time and energy and whilst I knew this when I started out,...