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Charms 101-Polymer Clay Tutorial Part 1 by kikums Charms 101-Polymer Clay Tutorial Part 1 by kikums
Ready to make your own charm, but
don't know where to begin??
This tutorial can help!

When I first started making charms I had no idea
what I was doing. I bought things I thought were
needed but ended up not using them at all and I did not
know how to use the material properly. I burned my charms
sooooo many times lol
I am not an expert but based on my own experience I
made a 3 part mini-Charms 101 tutorials (to be specific oven-baked clay charms) to offer some information to those who are new to clay charms or for those who are thinking of starting.

Again, these tutorials are made from my own experience throughout these years therefore some techniques might be different from others.

If you would like to know more about the composition of clay, or just more info, I found some really helpful sites that were also helpful
when I first began making charms.
[link] [link] [link]

This is part 1 tutorial here is the link to:
Part 2 [link]
Part 3 [link]

Hope it helps! Feel free to ask questions and
have fun making your own charms!!

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Inuvantem Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013  Student General Artist

This tutorial (and part 2 and 3) has been featured in a journal by our group :iconclay-for-beginners:. You can find this journal here. If you would like me to remove your tutorial from this journal feel free to let me know and I will! Have a nice day! Hi!
kikums Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Yay! :happybounce: Thank you so much! :aww: 
Inuvantem Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013  Student General Artist
You're very welcome! :)
LostGryphin Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
MIURIN Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much!
kikums Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you tooo! hope it helps :aww:
knr817 Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Do you bake the charm in the oven WITH the pin inside or do you take it out? i'm making one right now! :D
kikums Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Hello! sorry for not getting to answer sooner, but yes you should bake the charm in the oven WITH the pins inside. After the clay is baked it hardens and makes its impossible to insert pins in them. It still happens to me, I forget to put the pins in the clay and only realize it once they are fully baked lol These charms can be used as little figurines or perfect for Decoden.
Hopefully your charms turned out well! :aww:
fruit1oops Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hm never heard of conditioning the clay after baking with a water bath. I may try that on my next piece to see if it works :3
kikums Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Awesome! I don't use it all the time but it definitely helps cool the clay quick lol
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