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From: Cynch1Drda8/22/12 7:39 PM 
To: Claylady43 (Penni_Jo)  (11 of 26) 
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Hi! I'm really new at Polymer Clay and saw a video about wrapping pens with clay? What kind of pens do in need to bake with. If use Bic plastic they will melt, right or wrong. Or do u use pencils to wrap. Cynthia
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From: gilladian8/22/12 9:54 PM 
To: Cynch1Drda  (12 of 26) 
 69747.12 in reply to 69747.11 

Bic stick pens were very popular for a long time. I'm not sure they still make them, though - I have about six boxes full - they were 99cents a dozen when I bought them. They don't melt. Some store brands are the same plastic - but I suggest trying one or two in the oven first (take out the inner workings before baking) as some will shrink and warp.

I strongly suggest going with slightly ($3.75 each) more expensive pen kits from Boston Clayworks or somewhere similar:

Because they produce a MUCH nicer finished pen.


From: MaryKay718/22/12 10:27 PM 
To: gilladian  (13 of 26) 
 69747.13 in reply to 69747.12 

For just a fun inexpensive pen you can still get the bic stic pen. They are now grey instead of white. But they still work.

MK Ozarks


From: Claylady43 (Penni_Jo)8/22/12 10:41 PM 
To: 7Jackie DelphiPlus Member Icon  (14 of 26) 
 69747.14 in reply to 69747.9 
I saw an ad tonight on the TV. Southwest is having a $64.00 ticket one way for a couple of weeks. Can't say for sure but maybe check them to see if I am hallucinating or not? :=D


From: Claylady43 (Penni_Jo)8/22/12 10:44 PM 
To: MaryKay71  (15 of 26) 
 69747.15 in reply to 69747.10 
What, Me? (she says innocently gazing shyly away? Hoot you say??)



From: Claylady43 (Penni_Jo)8/22/12 10:45 PM 
To: Cynch1Drda  (16 of 26) 
 69747.16 in reply to 69747.11 
I picked up a package of 12 Bic Sticks at the back to school display at Walmart last week.


From: Cynch1Drda8/23/12 10:49 AM 
To: Claylady43 (Penni_Jo)  (17 of 26) 
 69747.17 in reply to 69747.16 
Thank you, I am new at Polymer and so far I love doing things with my hands. Looking for classes for hands on in Chicago and Rockford Area. drove to Peoria last week but with gas being so high 3 hours is a bit much -one way. Can you shed some light on that. Cynch

From: Cynch1Drda8/23/12 10:54 AM 
To: gilladian  (18 of 26) 
 69747.18 in reply to 69747.12 
thank you ever so much for answerig me. Cynch

From: Cynch1Drda8/23/12 10:55 AM 
To: MaryKay71  (19 of 26) 
 69747.19 in reply to 69747.13 
thank you answering my question.Cynch

From: Cynch1Drda8/23/12 10:57 AM 
To: MaryKay71  (20 of 26) 
 69747.20 in reply to 69747.13 
Thank you I am going to check on that today. tks. Cynch

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