The past few days have seen me doing research on Polymer Clay or polyclay upon the suggestion of my sister, Ofie. It was something I had long thought of trying to learn more about, but which had taken a back seat to freshwater pearls and gemstones. I was sort of daunted by the fact that it requires a raw material (the clay) that needs processing and certain equipment which I was afraid to procure lest I end up not doing this after all is said and done. Ofie’s interest, though, gave me an “out”. If it doesn’t work out for me, I can pass on to her the things I get to pull together in this new experiment.
I have always held on to the mantra that anything can be learned. I can do this if I take the time to learn how to do it. Case in point: I didn’t know I could cook until I had to cook for Alan. I would scan magazines at the Barnes and Noble behind our apartment in Bayside when I first moved to New York and actually surprised myself when I discovered I COULD do it. I researched about substitutions and methods. I must say that in my quest not to poison my better half, I can actually say I not only cook to survive, but I cook to enjoy food.
After two weeks of research, I have come across quite a wealth of information that I have read, watched, printed out and actually tried. The problem with online technology is that bookmarking is not always a good option to keep track of all the information because of the various hardware used to access it. What I have bookmarked on my PC would not be bookmarked on my laptop. Although I found similar listings where people who had undertaken Polymer clay research had provided links, there are those that I have no use for and some which I believe would be very helpful to novices like myself. Hence my PolyClay notes page.
While my polyclay notes will find its main home here in my personal blog, I am creating a page for it in my other blog dedicated to my exploits as a crafting entrepreneur, GothamChick. I want to be able to provide a forum for other like crafters who are also into polyclay, more so those who are just starting out like me. There is a ton of information out there and a lot of ideas to spur on the novices. The possibilities are endless.