Homemade Polymer Clay - My favorite is a polymer clay also known as cold porcelain. Its main ingredients are cornstarch and white PVA or Elmer's glue. I like it because it's smooth and a little bit elastic to work with and dries extremely hard. It's also relatively non-porous so it takes paint really well. And it doesn't degrade over time like baker's clay or salt clay does
My tutorial for faceted polymer clay beads is now up at the Sculpey website! Also included is a tutorial for a very oceanic double strand bracelet using the faceted beads and a bead soup mix of blue and green glass beads.
"Since I'm getting a lot of the same questions, I'll answer them here. - The water is just clear resin. - The fish are made from polymer clay. - No, the animals are not real. - This was done over the course for three days. - As the koi ponds are one of my popular items, I will not be making a tutorial or explaining how to make parts of them. Sorry!"