TouchstoneCreations

Hand-Sculpted Polymer Figurines from Nature & Fantasy

Kalamazoo, Michigan

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Announcement    Hand-sculpted Polymer Clay Figurines: Animals, Birds, Fantasy or Prehistoric Creatures. Christmas Ornaments, Worry Stones.

I use a single color or a blended color or a single marbled mix of polymer clay for initial sculpting of each creature. Some pieces have a faux stone, metal, or wood look. Each piece is unique and hand-sculpted, pleasing to the eye and to the touch..

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Last updated on Feb 2, 2021

Hand-sculpted Polymer Clay Figurines: Animals, Birds, Fantasy or Prehistoric Creatures. Christmas Ornaments, Worry Stones.

I use a single color or a blended color or a single marbled mix of polymer clay for initial sculpting of each creature. Some pieces have a faux stone, metal, or wood look. Each piece is unique and hand-sculpted, pleasing to the eye and to the touch..

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Julie Benner

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About TouchstoneCreations

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On Etsy since 2013

Hand-Sculptured Polymer Clay Miniature Figurines inspired by Nature, Fantasy, and Native Arts

I have been making a variety of jewelry and small sculptures from polymer clay since 2004, mostly for my own and my family's pleasure. I opened my Etsy shop in 2008, but didn't yet have pieces ready to sell.

In 2012, I started sculpting small figures of birds, animals and fantasy creatures, such as phoenixes and sea serpents, from polymer clay. I began working in a much smaller scale than I had before. I loved this small work, and, and the pieces began to flow freely from my hands. Many of the smallest sculptures I made into charms and earrings, but my personal favorites are the figurines.

I have several different finishes that I use. The most common line I call Gildybeasts, named from the soft metallic-looking finish that comes from applying and hand buffing mica powders before baking. Some of these sculptures have a blown-glass look, as in old fashioned Christmas ornaments, others look more metallic.

Another of my favorites I call Stone-Look Sculpture, inspired by Inuit carvings, Native American stone fetishes, and Japanese Netsuke carvings.

Recently, I decided to shift the focus of Touchstone Creations to figurines, as these have always been my favorites. I may sneak a few ornaments or brooches in, but mostly the shop will feature my hand-sculpted figurines.

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  • Julie Benner

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Sculptor In Polymer Clay

    Lifelong artist and nature lover. I hand-sculpt miniature animal and bird figurines inspired by nature and fantasy. My style is eclectic and I like to try new techniques, often inspired by indigenous world cultures.

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Last updated on June 8, 2015
Thank you for visiting Touchstone Creations! I hope you enjoy browsing through these unique, one-of-a-kind pieces made lovingly by hand.

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I am committed to your complete satisfaction.

If you are unhappy with your order for any reason please contact me within 7 working days of receiving your package. I will do my best to resolve the problem quickly. Refunds and exchanges are made on a case-by-case basis.
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I accept Direct Checkout or PayPal in US dollars. Also credit cards through Paypal (see link below).

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Shipping
Orders will be shipped within one to two business days of payment.

International customers: Please be advised that when shipping outside the USA, Touchstone Creations is not responsible for any customs fees, taxes or tariffs that may be imposed on your order.


Additional policies and FAQs
I am happy to consider custom orders! Please contact me if you have an idea for a piece that is not in my shop.