What is Polymer Clay?
Polymer clay is a plastic modeling material available in numerous vibrant colors. It is made of made from polyvinyl chloride (PVC), plasticizer, and pigment. The clay is molded and then baked in a conventional home oven to produce a hard, durable finished product. One of the properties of Polymer Clay is that is also water resistant.
FIMO® and Sculpey® are the two most popular and widely used brands of polymer clay. Different formulations are available with various features: colors, metallics, neons, and differing pliabilities and textures. Polymer clay is available in a wide variety of solid colors, as well as predecorated rolls that you can cut into beads.
The softness and pliability of polymer clay makes it amenable to texturizing and molding into beads, buttons, figurines or charms. Polymer clay can be sanded for extra smoothness after baking (curing), and painted and glued as needed.