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Re: polymer clay covers

I have also had success using polymer clay for book covers. It works great
as a coptic bind, and the beauty of it is you can pre-punch your sewing
holes before you bake it, so there is no need for a drill or other tools.
Or you can drill it after baking, and sand it smooth without affecting the
design. To cut uniform thickness slices from canes I use a good German
hard boiled egg slicer. This gives a perfect thickness to use baby
bracelet alphabet beads for the title on the cover--they are flat front
and back.

Good luck and have fun,

Anne Bingham
University of Washington Libraries

On Tue, 11 Nov 1997, Beth Priestley wrote:

> This may be slightly off the thread, but does anyone have a source or
> suggestions for a good knife or slicer to cut polymer clay canes? I have
> attempted to do large canes to work into book-cover size, but am having a
> very frustrating time slicing it thin enough & even. Kitchen knives, no
> matter how sharp, don't work very well. I have heard of something called a
> "tissue knife" (?). Sanding helps, but any suggestions would be helpful.
> Thanks!
> Beth P
> Painted Turtle Design

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