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tips on how to keep your polymer clay from sticking to your pasta machine.

Do you wish you had three hands, one to feed your polymer clay into the pasta machine to keep it from sticking to the rail while the other two are busy cranking the machine and catching the clay as it feeds out the bottom. Well maybe this little trick will help you a bit. I just wish I remembered where I learned it. It’s especially helpful on my Makins Clay machine because of the extra wide body and large skinner blends I like to make.

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smooth it on and over the bend of the rail cover to the back

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Trim to fit.

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View from the back

This will help when you let go of the clay with your feeding hand and let the polymer clay slide easily over the rail and into the pasta machine without sticking and stretching out your clay. Now you can use that hand to catch.

Wa-la it’s almost as good as having a third hand.

 

You can find this and other helpful tutorials at Linda’s Art Spot  Or check out my full line of wonderful polymer clay and craft supplies.

that was easy

that was easy

Happy Claying,

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Etsy Craft Party 2015 oh what fun we had!

#Etsy Craft Party 2015

#Etsy Craft Party 2015

Well many of you may have seen my facebook posts sharing #etsy craft party I participated in. I love sharing my love of, well everything in my #creative life from my art, to creations in the kitchen, garden, wood shop, or studio. This world is so full of wonderfully creative people I find it inspiring and sharing usually brings me more happiness than I could ever give away.

#Etsy Craft Party 2015

#Etsy Craft Party 2015

While participating in the #Etsy Craft Party I meet lots of great people and had lots of fun. I offered mini kits where kids and adults alike were able to make pendants. This was loads of fun! I love seeing there faces light up when they see the final product of what they have created!

Smiling faces at the #Etsy Craft Party sharing there own creations in #polymer clay

Smiling faces at the #Etsy Craft Party sharing there own creations in #polymer clay

One of the many wonderful people I meet was successful blogger Jacquin, of Interiors by Jacquin blog she was selected as a Top 100 Most Influential Interior Design Website of 2015!  You should check out here blog! She was even kind enough to blog about the Etsy Craft Party and I even got a few cheers from her! Be sure to swing by her blog and check it out!

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