Epic Fail: My Short Lived Journey Using Polymer Clay
Ever since I purchased my first pair of handmade polymer clay earrings, I have always secretly wanted to craft some of my own. Teeny tiny, dainty lemon wedges, cutesy flowers..they all seemed easy enough to recreate with time, and the right supplies…or so I thought! As a WholePort.com blogger, I get to try out different crafting supplies each month. I have had amazing success with their supplies up until this point.
I had told customer service at Wholeport that I wanted to make some polymer clay earrings, so they sent us some posts, molds, and a 24 colors Ploymer Clay DIY Painted Pottery set. My order arrived quickly, and safely straight from China. Many people are skeptical about ordering from over seas, but I can assure you that I have NEVER had an issue with any purchase, or order received from China-ever! You do have to sign for them though.
Once my package arrived, I was really excited to start crafting with my polymer clay. I had all these awesome thoughts in my head..citrus earrings, flowers for hair clips, and more…a little too many ideas.
Ok, so then reality quickly hit, and I realized just how much effort, and skill it would take to actually craft something nice. I seriously do not have the patience to carefully roll out little petals, or carve veins into flowers! I hardly even have patience for my everyday life..never-mind this! Don’t get me wrong, there was nothing wrong with Wholeport’s Polymer Clay! Their supplies are of great quality..it was me…
So here is what I envisioned I’d be making:
And this is what I actually could make..a family of worms..a bunny (don’t laugh), and a snail( cant even show that one). There were not pretty flowers (snifle) , or delicate clay creations! My fat fingers could barely even hold the petals what a total fail!
Since I am obviously not gifted in the precise skill of working with polymer clay, I have gave my eldest daughter it for her to craft with..but sadly these horrid creations are all mine..I suck at polymer clay crafting..I will stick to buying pre-made items. Kudos to all your polymer clay enthusiasts-you rock!
If you would like to give polymer clay crafting a shot, you can buy all the supplies you will need at Wholeport.com. You can now resume your day and stop laughing haha!!
Update 8/10: Since I am not a real quitter, I decided to dedicate 15 minutes to trying to make something out of this polymer clay that actually could be recognizable by someone. After making both a makeshift pumpkin & rose, I called my 3 yr old over to see if she could figure out what they were. I was relieved when she said pumpkin and flower..thank goodness! I may even make more for hair bow centerpieces next time I get an extra 15 minutes—that should be next year?!