Fimo is a name for a brand of polymer clay made by German company STAEDTLER (STAEDTLER Mars GmbH & Co. KG). Fimo is sold worldwide. Its main U.S. competitor is the American brand Sculpey. The material comes in many different colors; there are many finishes to choose from, and even a softener to use with it because it can be hard to work. It is used for making many things, including jewelery, accessories, and small trinkets. Once shaped, Fimo is baked in a standard or toaster oven for about 30 minutes at 110°C (230°F) to harden it. Once baked, it can be cut, drilled, painted, sanded, and sliced thinly. According to information from STAEDTLER Fimo contains polyvinyl chloride (PVC), but has not contained any phthalates since 2006.
Fimo can be sculpted in ways similar to other modeling materials such as ceramic, modelling clay, and play-dough. Sculptures can have glass beads and wire added before curing to provide additional detailing. You may also use armature wire to support your sculptures. Alfoil can be used to support large areas, scrunch and shape the alfoil then layer with Fimo. It is also possible to use glass objects as a base structure point to build up upon.
This is when your creativity comes into play. You can easily mix different colored clay to make a single bead. When you want to create a better print or shape onto the clay, try using a mold. Once the beads are ready, make some perforations so that you could pass a string through easily after drying. Use a knitting needle or any other sharp object. Before you realize it, you will come up with the most lovely fimo clay beads to make bracelets and necklaces. Fimo Clay Beads Fimo Clay Beads Fimo Clay Beads
Fimo Soft Polymer Clay is available in a variety of bright colors. It's intermixable with Classic Fimo, and like Classic Fimo it hardens in the kitchen oven. Set of 10 — This set contains ten, 1 oz blocks of Fimo Soft. One each of White, Mandarin, Brilliant Blue, Peppermint, Black, Indian Red, Tropical Green, Caramel, Lemon, and Violet. Instructions included.