The best places i have found to source polymer clay supplies
This page is an ongoing project. I have listed every online polymer clay supplier I can think of that I have used to gather my many supplies. I have only listed the suppliers that I have used personally.
If you have other polymer clay suppliers that you use regularly for most of your polymer clay or tools, or a hidden gem that you go to for specific things, please let me know in the comments at the end of the page. I will be adding a whole separate section for suppliers recommended by my readers.
Also, please remember that I sell my own cutters and texture stamps on my Etsy shop. I use them regularly in my tutorials, so you can be assured of the highest quality. If you have a request for a specific shape or design, please feel free to contact me.
best general polymer clay suppliers
These suppliers are the best places that I know of to start. I have recommended them based on their wide range of polymer clay supplies, reasonable prices and excellent customer service. You should be able to find most of your polymer clay tools and supplies, and general beading supplies on one of these sites:
Europe and International:
NOTE: This site is written in Dutch, but there is a flag in the top right hand corner. Hover over it and you will see a block that says "English". Click on it and it converts the site to the English version. Of all the polymer clay supply sites I have used, this is the one that ranks top across range, price and customer service. If you have any problems, contact them via e-mail. Marja is very helpful, and corresponds in English.
USA and International:
NOTE: I place this site second after HappyThings, because they are primarily a
beading supplier. Their polymer clay range is not as wide as that of
HappyThings, but it is still substantial, and certainly enough to start
off with. This site is great if you are buying in bulk. The more you buy, the higher the discount you receive on your entire order. Their customer service is also excellent.
UPDATE: Please be aware that I have heard a few complaints lately about the polymer clay from FireMountainGems not being as fresh as it should be. I don't know the reason for this. It could just have been a bad batch or a freak heatwave. I have never experienced any problems with their clay personally, but thought you should know. I will keep you updated as I hear more.
This is another great USA supplier with a good range of polymer clay tools. They carry all the Sculpey clays and are always adding new items to their stock. As an added bonus, they offer flat rate shipping on US orders.
If you are buying polymer clay supplies in bulk, I have found the above places to be the most cost-effective.
The Australian sites listed below come highly recommended. I have used all three personally and have always received excellent service. None of these sites stocks everything I use, so I tend to use them in combination.
The South African sites below are places where I have found some of the supplies that you will need:
These suppliers are great places to find unusual polymer clay supplies and tools.
USA and International:
NOTE: Linda is constantly updating her shop with polymer clay supplies that are unusual and hard to find anywhere else. Her customer service is excellent and she will work with you to make sure that you receive the best value for your shipping cost. This is especially helpful if you are buying from overseas. We all know how expensive international shipping can be, so it's good to know that you are making the most of every cent.
My other go-To suppliers
These suppliers are the best places that I know of to look for the things that are not available at any of the above places.
Please don't buy your actual polymer clay from these sites. They are
full of once-off sellers trying to get rid of old, crumbly clay. If you
can't find the clay you are looking for at one of the suppliers listed
above, or if you are thinking of using a different supplier, please read my
article: Tips For Buying The Freshest Polyclay first.
Etsy: Melanie Muir Stamps; Cernit Texture Stamps; Christi Friesen Stamps; Compressed Paper Beads; Cernit Matte Varnish; Dichroic Film; Acrylic Rods; Acrylic Blocks.
Ebay: Stencils (use instead of silk screens); Scrapbooking Polymer Stamps; Scrapbooking Rubber Stamps; Cookie Cutters; Cords; Resin Mat; Texture Rollers; Sugar Mats (use for texture); Resin Molds; Handheld/Pin Drill; Jamie Oliver Pasta Machine; Kato Concentrates.
Amazon: Stationery/ Office Supplies; Mixed Media (paint, pastels, inks, mica flakes etc); Liquitex Matte Varnish; Make-up Sponges.
Hardware Store: Dremel; Varathane; Minwax Paste; Wet/Dry Sandpaper; 99% Alcohol; Rubbing Alcohol; Ceramic Tiles (for baking); Glass Shelf (for work surface); Glue Gun; Heat Gun.
Other Specific polymer clay suppliers
These are other suppliers that I have gone to for specific supplies.
- Ultradome Resin: www.Ultradome.com
- Resin and molds: www.ResinObsession.com
Eye Shadow - use in place of Mica Powders: www.JustPigments.com (The small 3g packets aren't that great, but the bulk 30g packets are really good value, and all of the colors are beautiful.)
Resin and molds:
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