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Here are the best polymer clay kits with all of the tools and supplies you need to get started with polymer clay earrings and jewelry making.
These kits are perfect for beginners who want to try making polymer clay earrings and other polymer clay jewelry. You can save time and get everything you need in one convenient package. Plus, they make great gifts!
Polymer clay is an excellent material for making all kinds of jewelry, including clay earrings, beads, charms, and pendant necklaces.
Looking for the best polymer clay kits for beginners? You’re in the right place!
These clay kits are the perfect way for beginners to learn how to make polymer clay earrings and other polymer clay jewelry. Plus, they make great gifts!
What to Look for in a Polymer Clay Kit
With all of the different clays, tools, and supplies on the market, you may be wondering, “What do you really need to get started with polymer clay?”
Truth be told, you don’t need a lot of expensive equipment to start making polymer clay jewelry. You can shop around and choose your supplies yourself, or buy everything together in one convenient polymer clay starter kit.
Make Your Own Starter Kit
Here is a list of what to include in a beginner’s DIY polymer clay kit. I’ve also included some jewelry-specific items that you’d need for making earrings or other jewelry.
- polymer clay in various colors
- earring backs (either posts, hooks, or hoops)
- jump rings
- flexible superglue such as Loctite Gel or Gorilla Glue Gel Superglue
- parchment paper or teflon work mat
- baby wipes, for cleaning up
- acrylic rolling pin (Don’t use the same wooden rolling pin that you use with food.)
- X-Acto, craft knife, or clay slicer
- clay cutters or cookie cutters
- toothpick or needle tool
- flat baking sheet
- jewelry pliers
- oven thermometer, to check your oven
For conditioning large amounts of clay, add a pasta machine to your toolbox.
Best Brands of Polymer Clay for Jewelry
There are many brands and types of polymer clay, and each has its own pros and cons. For jewelry making, look for a high-quality brand of polymer clay that will be strong and durable once baked.
I recommend Sculpey Premo as the best brand of polymer clay for beginners. It has a nice medium firmness that works well for jewelry making. It’s soft enough to mold with your hands, but firm enough to hold fine detail. It’s strong when baked, so your pieces will be durable. Plus, it’s widely available in stores and online.
Other good brands of polymer clay for jewelry making include Fimo Professional and Kato Polyclay. If you want a softer clay with a matte finish, you could try Sculpey Souffle. Or, if you want translucent and specialty colors, consider Cernit brand polymer clay.
For even more information about the different types of polymer clay, including all the brands I mentioned above, click to read this article: Best Polymer Clay for Earrings and Jewelry
Polymer Clay Tutorials
Once you have all of the tools and supplies to get started with polymer clay, you can start learning polymer clay jewelry-making techniques.
Make sure to read my complete guide to making polymer clay earrings. It’s a great resource for beginners!
For even more polymer clay ideas, be sure to read this list of 21 Polymer Clay Ideas and Projects.
Polymer Clay Kits for Beginners
Here is a list of some of the best starter kits for anyone who wants to try polymer clay.
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