Maybe you’ve finally succumbed to the allure of those colorful blocks of polymer clay you’ve seen lining the shelves of your local craft store. Perhaps you caught a rerun of The Carol Duvall Show and were so impressed by a project that you decided to take a closer look at this polymer clay stuff. Whatever has drawn you to polymer clay, you’re in for a real treat. The versatility of this medium is legendary—and it’s also just a whole lot of fun.
When taking the first steps in a new hobby, the variety of materials and tools available can be overwhelming. As with so many arts and crafts, it’s possible to fill an entire studio with polymer clay-related supplies—and spend a fair amount of money in the process. However, most crafters prefer to start with the basics and gradually add to their collection. The good news is that you won’t really need all that many supplies to get started.