Polymer clay - business on the author's products.
Handicrafts have always been valued and in demand, because they enclosed the soul of the author. Such products can be found through specialized online stores hand-made . It can be: costume jewelry, art ware, toys, sculptures, etc.
The basis of all these products is "polymer clay". Polymer clay (also plastic) is a plastic material based on polyvinyl chloride for modeling (small items, jewelry, sculptures, dolls) and modeling, frozen in air or when heated (depending on the type of plastic). According to the name of manufacturing companies: fimo, flower, scalp, cernite, kato, etc.
Polymer clay is a plastic mass, most of all in appearance and sensations resembles plasticine. It contains a special plasticizer that evaporates either in the air or in the oven (usually at a temperature of 130 degrees).
According to the method of removal from the material of plasticizer, plastic is divided into two main types - baked and self-hardening. After polymerization, the material becomes durable - and this is the main difference from clay. At the same time, self-hardening polymer clay is made similar to plaster or wood and can be processed with an appropriate tool. Baked clay is harder, and resembles plastic. Finished products can be painted with acrylic paints, stick together with each other and with other materials.
Baked polymer clay is available in a wide color palette. These are both ordinary colors, and with the addition of sparkles, and translucent, and fluorescent. Self-hardening plastics in color are much narrower - white, gray, terracotta.
Plastics from different manufacturers are somewhat different among themselves, both in work and in the final product. When modeling it may be harder or softer; after polymerization may have a glossy or matte surface; There are other differences. Over time, everyone who is passionate about modeling from this material chooses the most suitable brands for themselves, or finds his own “formula”: the clays of all manufacturers mix well with each other, which can give very interesting effects to the modeling and output. Beginners are usually recommended Fimo - the standard de facto in polymer clay.
The cost of handmade products can be in the range of 150 - 2000r. The price depends largely on the complexity of the product and its beauty. Moreover, you yourself have the right to set the price. However, do not forget, the higher the price, the less likely to quickly sell your product.
Step-by-step instructions for making jewelry, badges, toys, made of polymer clay, you can find in the section " homemade with your own hands ."