So clearly this one won’t be a tutorial, though I assure you these polymer clay projects started out pretty cute. There appears to be an issue with the heat levels in my polymer-clay-only toaster oven. I did not mean for this to happen.
Especially not twice.
I have been working on buttons and bangles, and after burning my first batch, I made some adjustments and tried again. See, I’ve read that using a separate oven for clay is a good idea. Which makes sense! But, I don’t know if this is going to work at all, LOL.
Because after burning this batch, I turned the heat down and lowered the timer.
It turned out worse the second time. I even set off the smoke detectors – and that was in only 10 minutes, right there in the room. Ugh. The second batch was absolutely charred. So, no buttons or bangles yet, since the third time is sure to be a charm, but I just didn’t want to haul everything out again.
I’ve had lots of great success with polymer clay in the past – in fact, I’ve actually never burned a piece before in my regular oven! So this was a bit of a shock to me. I can laugh about it, though. Proof that not everything I make turns out great, haha.
How are your crafty endeavors coming? Got anything funny to share?