Even my inner sloth couldn't bear it anymore. This is what led me to pull out the tray of polymer clays that had been collecting dust on our basement shelf for years. They were a Christmas present from my high school days, at the height of my obsession with all things "kawaii", during which I was inspired to make mini clay figurines. At nearly 20, I have yet to outgrow that phase- I bought a panda trash can for my dorm, for goodness sake - and lately I've rediscovered polymer clay-ing as a fun and creative outlet to help pass time.
I recently purchased some materials to feed my addiction. Let the crappy phone pictures ensue.
Translucent liquid sculpey is an incredibly versatile tool that can be used by itself, as a glue, and as an image transfer medium. I purchased it here.
I also purchased gold and silver headpins to turn creations into charms. The best deal I found was on Amazon from "RockinBeads", who was selling packs of 500 headpins for less than $10. The gold ones (found here) arrived in perfect condition, but for some reason, at least 50 of the silver headpins (found here) were warped to a certain degree. Hmmph. Not happy about that. But worst comes to worst, I will cut the warped areas with pliers and make the best of it.
I'll be moving back to school very soon, and I'm looking forward to finally declaring my major(s)/minor(s). After I figure them out first. Ha. In the meantime, the clay-ing continues...