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The Best Tools for Making Polymer Clay Jewelry

assorted clay jewelry making toolsPolymer 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

assorted clay carving tools beside their boxThis 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.

Best for Shaping: Outus 10 Pieces Plastic Clay Tools

assorted plastic clay carving tools with multicolored handles

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.

Best Cutters: Polymer Clay Cutters

circular stainless steel polymer clay tools with multicolored bases

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.

Best for Flattening: Rolling Pin Set

stainless steel 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.

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Rachel Shubin is a freelance journalist who is passionate about telling stories. Along with writing reviews for LifeSavvy, she writes a book column for Cape May Magazine and is a reporter for the Cape May Star & Wave Newspaper. When Rachel is not writing, she can be found advocating for mental health awareness and animal rescue, reading novels, exploring Cape May, or working on her polymer clay jewelry business, Piper + Pearl Co. Read Full Bio »
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