Know When to Hold ’em…

Do you begin preheating your oven before you even finished your polymer clay sculpture,  set of beads or series of brooches? Granted sometimes you need a piece “yesterday’. But, if you have the time, don’t rush to bake your creations.eject-key.jpg

One of the most useful pieces of advice that I gleaned from “Using Fimo”  (David Edwards -self published 1988) is to wait before baking. Set your pieces aside, wait a couple of hours or overnight and then examine the pieces with fresh eyes.

  • Are there any glaring fingerprints , air bubbles, nicks or dings in your piece?
  • Is there anything you could add or delete that would make you piece more interesting?
  • Carefully examine any bead holes, pin back attachments and all sides of your piece-do you need to make repairs?
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2 Responses to “Know When to Hold ’em…”


  1. 1 Christy October 29, 2007 at 1:48 pm

    Guilty! And I agree. I let a sculpture I was working on sit overnight which is unusual for me.. When I looked at it again, I decided to remove the yellow section that was distracting from the overall focus of the piece. It looked so much better.

  2. 2 Kim Cavender November 1, 2007 at 12:41 pm

    Lindly, You have such an eloquent way of stating the obvious. Thanks for sharing your wisdom!


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