Polymer clay is steadily becoming a popular jewelry material. You shape and mold the clay or roll and cut it out and then bake it to create beautiful pieces of jewelry. While using your hands is a big part of making clay jewelry, there are quite a few helpful tools you can purchase to make the job easier and more precise. Consider any one of these options to elevate your polymer clay jewelry creations.
How to Pick Tools for Polymer Clay Jewelry
With many options for how to shape and manipulate polymer clay, here’s what you should consider:
- Durability: Consider tools that are built to last and won’t break easily.
- Cleaning: Removing bits of clay from tools after working with them is important, so consider the method of cleaning required to cleanse your tools.
Best Tool Set: Arteza Pottery & Polymer Clay Tools
This set of 42 clay carving tools gives you all the tools you need to carve, shape, clean, and create your sculptures or jewelry. The tools have a smooth wooden handle, making them easy to work with. Made with stainless steel tips, the tools are built to be durable and long-lasting. Perfect for beginners or advanced users, these high-quality tools have a wide range of uses.
ARTEZA Pottery & Polymer Clay Tools, 42-Piece Sculpting Set, Steel Tip Tools with Wooden Handles, for Pottery Modeling, Smoothing, Carving & Ceramics
A 42-piece set of clay carving tools.
Best for Shaping: Outus 10 Pieces Plastic Clay Tools
Created with durable plastic material, the seven tools in this kit are perfect for clay modeling, baking, ceramic arts, and more. These tools are good for home or school use and they are easy to handle and clean. The tools come in assorted bright colors.
Outus 10 Pieces Plastic Clay Tools Ceramic Pottery Tool Kit for Shaping and Sculpting (Assorted Colors)
Durable plastic clay creating tools to mold and shape.
Best Cutters: Polymer Clay Cutters
Perfect for cutting different sized circles, this set of stainless steel polymer clay tools set comes with 40 pieces. The different sizes will meet various craft project needs and are made with food-grade stainless steel. These cutters are durable, precise, have anti-oxidation technology, and can even be used with wet clay. The multipurpose circle shape cutter molds are easy to use and clean.
Polymer Clay Cutters,40Pcs Stainless Steel+Plastic Indentation Round Circle Shape Cutters Mold Ceramics Dotting Baking Ring Mold Cutter Punch Tools for Clay Pottery Craft Handmade with Storage Case(B)
A set of 40 pieces of polymer clay cutting tools in various sizes.
Best for Flattening: Rolling Pin Set
This high-quality rolling pin made with stainless steel is meant to last a long time without rusting. The TOONEV stainless steel rolling pin has a variety of removable rings at different sizes to roll out the clay to different thicknesses. It also comes with a mat that has measurements on it for easy use.
Rolling Pin Set, TOONEV Stainless Steel Adjustable Roller Pins with Silicone Baking Pastry Mat 4 Removable Thickness Rings for Baking Dough, Pizza, Pie, Pastries, Pasta and Cookies
A high-quality stainless steel rolling pin with removable rings and a mat with measurements.