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Polymer Clay ROCK CANDY TUTORIAL by GrandmaThunderpants Polymer Clay ROCK CANDY TUTORIAL by GrandmaThunderpants
So I finally finished it! Sorry for the wait guys. :la: I know a billion (approx. estimate) people asked me to do this, and I've had the pictures taken for it forever, I just was waiting for a quiet moment away from commissions to finish it.

I hope I explained things well enough, and as always if you have questions I'll be happy to help. But please make sure you read over it carefully before asking a question, or scan the comments real quick to see if someone else asked it and I answered them. :3

And yes, you DO need translucent clay for the realistic clear effect. White clay will work if you do not want it to look realistic. Translucent clay can be found where all the other clay can be found. It's sort of a weird off-white color. A picture of it is in the tutorial.

If you want it to be shiny you must glaze it with a polymer clay glaze. I forgot to mention that in the tutorial. :3 I use Sculpey Gloss.

IF YOU USE THIS, PLEASE LINK BACK TO ME so other people can learn too! Also please show me what you create! I'd love to see your creations. :3 If you want to see work people have done inspired by my tutorials check here: [link]

If you want to buy some rock candy necklaces from me, you can check these out! I would also be more than happy to do a custom color for you, just ask. :la:



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:iconeclipsewolf25:
eclipsewolf25 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Wow your really talented I'll try this sometime
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Kichisama666 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this is awesome!
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GrandmaThunderpants Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks!
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CallieJocelyne Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great tutorial! Love it!
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:iconagirlandherclay:
agirlandherclay Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
This is awesome! Definitely will have to try this since I love rock candy as a kid :)
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Jenna7777777 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Great tutorial! i love working with clay so I will totally be trying this out!
<3
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Theet-Wolf Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I love this! And all your work! ♥♥♥ It's real easy to follow but I just gotta ask ya one question, no matter what I do these little specks just wont stay on! mind givin me a little advice?
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:icongrandmathunderpants:
GrandmaThunderpants Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you!
Hm... I've never had trouble getting them to stick. D: Maybe try covering one side of the toothpick at a time?
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Theet-Wolf Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh that might work! Thanks a bunch! :D
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KimmiKash39 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I just tried this out, and it works great!!! Such a cute idea!!!
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:icongrandmathunderpants:
GrandmaThunderpants Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you! :D I'd love to see what you came up with. ^^
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KimmiKash39 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Here is how mine came out, for a first attempt I am quite happy with it, the tutorial was great to follow!! [link]
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:icongrandmathunderpants:
GrandmaThunderpants Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Ah, that looks great! I love the orange. :D Thanks for showing me!
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Sir-Herp Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013  Student General Artist
That is awesome! I gotta try this sometime.
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:iconkmullins91:
kmullins91 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013
I can't wait to try this! So cute
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:iconebu103:
Ebu103 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Hobbyist
you should actualy make some 'thunder pants'


id love to see it so tell me if you do <3
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KireinaJewellery Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
l love your tutorial - just one thing springs to mind. Have you tried just doing chopped transluscent clay and then applying alcohol ink to the baked surface once it is on the stick? l am thinking of doing this as it may look more dyed like the real candy is. The best translucent clay is by Pardo - expensive, but it is very good. :)
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KireinaJewellery Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Fantastic!!!!!!! Thank you my dear:)
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:iconmaareep:
Maareep Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Hobbyist Filmographer
XD This is sooo much harder than it looks..at least for me it was!
Even after baking, all the pieces were starting to fall off!
Ahh, well, I've never had luck using TLS =w=;
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LinLupin Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012  Student Artist
ahahaha... I tried doing this, but forgot to bake the small pieces and it turned out not too good.... derp on my part! XD
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:icongrandmathunderpants:
GrandmaThunderpants Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Ahhh yes, it's a very important step :D
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:iconm1ndr34d3r:
m1ndr34d3r Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
this is awesome!!! im so gonna use this...when i buy more colors xD
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IbiteU Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I'm going to try this but do you think sculpty bake adhesive would work instead of TLS?
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:icongrandmathunderpants:
GrandmaThunderpants Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
In most situations the two aren't interchangeable, but in this one they are! Bake&Bond will still work for this. :)
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IbiteU Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you ^_^ I just got some new colours today so I thought I'd try this tutorial.
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Strawberry-Dino Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Looks easier than it was xD I had trouble getting the "rocks" to stay on the tooth pick long enough to move it over to my baking sheet to bake. xD Took me three hours lololol. Hopefully next time I'll do better [link]
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:icongrandmathunderpants:
GrandmaThunderpants Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Aw, that looks good! :D I'm glad you could make it work in the end!
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MrsCreative Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thats so cool!! :D
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:icongrandmathunderpants:
GrandmaThunderpants Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you! :D
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MrsCreative Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:) your username is very cool! xD haha but are you a real grandma or wut?? :D
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GrandmaThunderpants Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
No, I'm only 23. xD It's actually a Venture Brothers reference from an early episode where giant grandma underwear are talked about, but I thought it was catchy so I just named my business after it!
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MrsCreative Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:D haha ! Im ONLY 12.. :D
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:iconrylee211:
Rylee211 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012  Student Artisan Crafter
OOO yay more polymer clay stuff! I follow you on youtube.
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:iconsugarfloss9:
Sugarfloss9 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012  Hobbyist
I've never seen this sweet before! It looks delicious and very beautiful though. What does it taste like?
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:icongrandmathunderpants:
GrandmaThunderpants Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
It just tastes like sugar! It's made from dyed sugar crystals.
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:iconsugarfloss9:
Sugarfloss9 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012  Hobbyist
Thanks! I'll look out for it.
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TinyDelights Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012  Student Artisan Crafter
i LOVE THIS. I might make some earring rock candy.
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:icongrandmathunderpants:
GrandmaThunderpants Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks! :D I'd love to see them when they're done!
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:icontinydelights:
TinyDelights Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012  Student Artisan Crafter
sure thing! :D
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LeanaMee101 Featured By Owner May 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Totally doing this xD
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:icongrandmathunderpants:
GrandmaThunderpants Featured By Owner May 20, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
I'd love to see it when you're done! :D
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DeliciousTrickery Featured By Owner May 12, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank~you so much for making this tutorial! I used it here :D [link] ,I used to eat this stuff all the time ;P
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:icongrandmathunderpants:
GrandmaThunderpants Featured By Owner May 12, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
That looks great! I loved the colors you used. :la:
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:icondelicioustrickery:
DeliciousTrickery Featured By Owner May 13, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank~you! and for the watch as well! :love:
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ice-cream-dragon Featured By Owner May 2, 2012  Student Digital Artist
LOL! Grandma Thunderpants!!! I've seen you on youtube!!! This is a fantastic tutorial! (all your tutorials are amazing!) I will definitely try this!!! 8D Thank you so much for all your awesome tutorials~!
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:icongrandmathunderpants:
GrandmaThunderpants Featured By Owner May 2, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you! :D I hope it helps! I'd love to see what you come up with if you use it!
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Aerillie27 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012
im making this right now, as soon as im done, ill post it, how do i link you in the discription?
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:icongrandmathunderpants:
GrandmaThunderpants Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Just copy and paste the link, it will change automatically. :)
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Aerillie27 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012
okay.
oh my gosh they are kinda hard to make, i got em all cut up, and baked em for 5 mins like you said, then i dipped a tooth pick into my translucent liquid sculpey, and tried rolling it on the pieces but all it does it fall off, or slides then falls off. i tried for a good hour and just gave up. any advice? :3
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:icongrandmathunderpants:
GrandmaThunderpants Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
You'll need to do this a LOT. Don't expect for all of the pieces to stick right away. Just bake with any pieces on that stick, then keep building up. It will look barren and weird the first few times, you're just building up layers. It's okay if the first layer is thin.
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