Thursday, June 24, 2010

Favorite Tool: Drinking Straws

This is my most recent collection for my polymer clay tool box. I was wondering how to make the same size balls for various projects since I am not very good at cutting a same size piece from the log each time. We had stopped at a restaurant one day and while talking about what to do, I thought maybe a straw would work. So now I try to get straws of different sizes when I can.

I roll my clay out on my pasta machine on #5 thickness. Then depending on which size I want, I will try a couple of sizes and see which way I want to go. Larger or smaller. You can also combine 1/2 of a piece or another whole piece to create an in between size. By using the straws, I am able to get the same size for each piece. No more guesswork. And straws are everywhere.

You might want to try different pasta settings to see what works best for you. Lots of possibilities here. Enjoy.


2 Smooshing Thoughts:

EmilyClaireCreations said...

I love that idea!!

FantasyClay said...

very cool idea- too obvious, why didn't I ever think of that?