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    Using Sculpey in a wind chime

    I haven't used Sculpey in years and I want to make the top of a wind chime out of it. I am trying to use a metal ring as an armiture, but I am having a hard time getting it to stick to the ring as well as getting it smooth. Any ideas on this would be great. My father made the wind chime years ago, and the top was out of wood. I would love to have it up and singing again.

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    can't visualize the metal ring armature but translucent liquid sculpey can be used like glue on both raw and baked clay and will also smooth out raw clay and bake on a lacquered finish as well. i <3 the stuff. it's the only way i will mess around with polymer clays anymore.

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    If you're going to use polymer clay for something that will get a lot of use and needs to be sturdy, like a windchime, I'd suggest investing in one of the stronger clays (Premo, Fimo, or Kato) Sculpey tends to be brittle and break easily.

    One of the liquid clays might help, as well as trying to get the bonds you use to be clay-to-clay, rather than clay-to-metal. You can also try coating the metal with a layer of white PVC glue (Aileen's, Sobo, etc) and letting it dry to give the metal a slight tack and tooth for the clay to hold onto.

    Hope this helps!

    Julie

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    Quote Originally Posted by DJules View Post
    If you're going to use polymer clay for something that will get a lot of use and needs to be sturdy, like a windchime, I'd suggest investing in one of the stronger clays (Premo, Fimo, or Kato) Sculpey tends to be brittle and break easily.

    One of the liquid clays might help, as well as trying to get the bonds you use to be clay-to-clay, rather than clay-to-metal. You can also try coating the metal with a layer of white PVC glue (Aileen's, Sobo, etc) and letting it dry to give the metal a slight tack and tooth for the clay to hold onto.

    Hope this helps!

    Julie
    Wow!! very nice idea to make the wind chimes. Nice sharing.

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    I never knew about it. Thanks for the information.

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    Wind chimes are the unique gifts that you present it to everyone as a gift or you also buy it for your home.
    samson smith
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    samson[dot]smith009[at]gmail[dot]com

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    Wind chimes are generally used because they bring beauty and harmonious sounds into their space.
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    Wind chimes are comes in aluminum, brass, bamboo and glass.You know that the sound quality of wind chime is depend upon its material and quality.
    samson smith
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    samson[dot]smith009[at]gmail[dot]com

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    Sculpey can be purchased at most craft stores or on the Internet at reasonable prices. An alternative to Stonex could be Sculpey, a versatile artist's clay.
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    I think it is the better idea to use the sculpey in a wind chimes. Use search engine for more information..!!
    samson smith
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