I've just re-discovered polymer clay via the Internet after a gap of
several years. Wow. It's moved on a bit since my last foray into
Living in Dorset, UK (Wimborne area) this is my first time joining
an interest group.
I have been able to get very basic Fimo supplies locally, but have
been looking online for a good supplier of accessories as well as
clay. We just don't seem to be as well covered as the US! any
suggestions? I've found the Polymer Clay Pit site.
Looking forward to getting to know some new people.
I nearly fell off my chair when I read where you live! I live in
Lytchett Matravers - just outside Poole. In fact I'm going to be
doing a school fair this evening in Wimborne (Allenbourn Middle
As for supplies, if I get anything locally I usually go down to
Hobbycraft in Ferndown. There's also a small arty/crafty shop in
Dorchester (can't for the life of me remember exactly where or what
it's called) and that had some interesting supplies. Similarly there
was (dunno if it's still there) a cake decorating place in
Dorchester, that's where I bought my sugar craft gun, it's also
great for lots of cutters and things. Otherwise I either order from
Sue at the polypit or from the US. Especially if you are after
Premo, it's cheaper to buy from the US than over here.
Have you tried Creall Therm? It's very similar in consistency to the
fimo classic and Sue sells it cheaper than fimo.
What sort of thing do you make with polymer clay? We have got to
meet up. You may even have seen me at some of the fairs locally.
- --- In UKPolyClay@yahoogroups.com, "Shelley" <shelley@s...> wrote:
> Hi Shelley,Guess what - I'm in Corfe Mullen!!! How does it go? It's a small
world .Didn't expect quite such a quick reply though.
I bought a basic Fimo set in Hobbycraft on Tuesday and have used
everything up already making canes.
I have been beginning to muck about with making chunky pendants and
will probably have a crack at other jewellery too. I'm just fiddling
really as a result of boredom, having stopped full-time teaching a
year ago, and the supply work hasn't been pouring in this term. I
was really just thinking about Christmas presents initially -
looked like a way to save money, but I'm going to have to go and
spend some more!
I hadn't thought about using sugar craft stuff - there's a good
place called Magic Moments on Ashley Road in Poole (or was last time
I'll keep an eye out for you at local fairs. Good luck this
PS. Just visited your Web site. Wow! Do you make everything you
sell yourself? Makes some of what I said above look a bit sad
I don't tend to go to the Ashley Road area - but I ought to now
*grin*. There used to be a wonderful shop that sold all sorts of
crafty things down there but unfortunately it disappeared a few
years ago. They had jones tones foils and all sorts of interesting
Thanks for the comments on my work. I don't make absolutely
everything. There's a range of sterling silver that I buy to retail -
mostly the ear studs and sterling chains. All the polymer clay,
semi-precious and beaded jewellery I make. I'm hoping to get in more
supplies and start selling more jewellery making components, but I'm
too busy creating for fairs at the moment. I also supply several
shops with wish bottles and my jewellery is sold in a few shops as
well - Mainly Blue in Wareham and I have some things now at Walford
Mill. I'm hoping to add more to the list, but I just haven't had
time to sort things to take to the shops!
Word of warning - polymer clay can be very addictive. It's very easy
to spend tons on those 'must have' supplies!