First time with polyclay

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Tripletmom

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I just joined within the past couple of months - basically for my husband and son to have a resource for pen turning. I didn’t know this pen turning was a contagious illness!! I don’t feel comfortable with wood so I tried polyclay. Here are my first 2 tries. Appreciate any feedback. Especially constructive!! C13287F9-2413-4336-A6AF-A9BDCA540B7F.jpegBC446487-1D81-4F9B-AEA1-13B31C6BBEAC.jpeg379B1956-806D-4FC5-9B7A-214AA3740C82.jpegA6CE63C6-A31D-40D5-92A3-E4E73D925E90.jpeg
 
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Gorgeous pens !! . Thanks for showing !!

I hope you keep on making and showing your poly clay pens. . I don't make them myself, altho' I have bought some blanks made by others.
They are enjoyable to work with, and as finished pens, they sure do get favorable attention !

As a finish, did you use CA (cyanoacrylate, or crazy glue) ?
 

Tripletmom

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Gorgeous pens !! . Thanks for showing !!

I hope you keep on making and showing your poly clay pens. . I don't make them myself, altho' I have bought some blanks made by others.
They are enjoyable to work with, and as finished pens, they sure do get favorable attention !

As a finish, did you use CA (cyanoacrylate, or crazy glue) ?
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Gorgeous pens !! . Thanks for showing !!

I hope you keep on making and showing your poly clay pens. . I don't make them myself, altho' I have bought some blanks made by others.
They are enjoyable to work with, and as finished pens, they sure do get favorable attention !

As a finish, did you use CA (cyanoacrylate, or crazy glue) ?
Funny that you ask. I used Aussie Oil because that is what I saw in my husbands workshop. But when I just looked at the label on the bottle it said it was for wood. I obviously need to learn to read 🤓
 

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Very nice work.
But don't be afraid of wood. Much cheaper to mess up than polyclay. Get some regular 2x4's and practice on them.
 

Tripletmom

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Yes - I did the application of the clay/pattern but purchased several of the clay canes. Toni hooked me up with some of her supplies so I could try it out.
 

ecrouse

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Wait, there are instructions for this stuff? Why wasn't I told??

Those look really good, would never know it was your first time!
 

Tripletmom

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I just made a very small green leaf and the black/white circles. Not big canes- but I can really appreciate the artistry that goes into making canes and what a talent people have who make them. No two are ever the same!
 
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