Polymer clay is designed to cure and harden during the baking process, resulting in a durable and stable material. However, like any material, polymer clay creations can break under certain conditions.
Factors Affecting Breakage:
Polymer clay items can break if:
- Thin Sections: Thin or delicate areas are more prone to breakage.
- Sharp Edges: Sharp edges can be vulnerable to chipping or snapping.
- Improper Handling: Rough handling or dropping the item can lead to breakage.
To minimize the risk of breakage:
- Design: Reinforce thin or delicate sections, and round sharp edges.
- Careful Handling: Handle your polymer clay creations with care and avoid dropping them.
- Storage: Store your creations in a safe place where they won’t be subject to pressure or impact.
While polymer clay is durable, taking precautions can help ensure the longevity of your creations.