THE MAKERS ESSENTIALS Tools are all of the cutters and blades and needles that you will need to work with polymer clay, metal clay, and most crafts.
The set includes:
- Scalpel/Knife - 5.75" long - Tissue Blade - 4.5" long - Razor Blade - 1.5" long - Budsetter tool - 5.25" long - Needle tool - 6.25" long - Storage/Carry Tube - 6.5" long
Each of these tools have been selected for work with our Clay Punch Cutters™ providing you with a kit all in one place. these are the ones I use on my workbench.
SCALPEL/KNIFE - Super sharp and pointed you can trace and cut clay cleanly and accurately. Easy to hold, the blades are replaceable. But keep it capped or in a tube to preserve the tip and cutting edge.
TISSUE BLADE - Use to cut blocks of clay, long straight edges in sheets, and slice off thin veneers of clay. Really sharp, keep stored in a container to travel with. the notch in the top edge indicates the 'safe' side to hold onto so you don't cut you fingers!
RAZOR BLADE - Sometimes a short straight blade is needed to cut off ends of blocks of clay both raw and baked polymer. Having a razor blade with a covered edge makes this a handy tool for all kinds of work. (These are available in another listing in a set of 5 if you need extra)
NEEDLE TOOL - Often used to poke holes and prod edges, this tool is also an alternative cutting tool for some areas where a knife doesn't maneuver well. Some of my students have had better luck cutting around templates with this tool instead of a scalpel/knife.
BUDSETTER TOOL - This is my go-to tool for lifting and placing the appliqués made with the Clay Punch Cutters™! The double pronged points are small enough not to leave noticeable damage in the clay, but also keep the shape level and easy to place. I LOVE IT!
*Although each of these tools are available separately, the kit comes with a storage/travel container that will hold the blades safely in one place. (Sorry the needle tool doesn't fit in the current tube).
VERY happy with my purchase from this shop. Linda is amazing with customer service. I cannot wait to order from this shop again. Thank you Linda! :)
1 day ago by Allison Thomas
Mar 9, 2018 by Adora's Treasures
Everything I expected, and the packaging was cute!
We ship out your order within 12-24 hours after it is placed in most cases. Usually we are able to get it into the mail by the next day. If there will be a delay of any kind, I will contact you via email with the reason and an estimate of when it will be shipped. We want you to be able to start enjoying your purchase as soon as possible!
Each item is packed with care to ensure against damage. Because we take great care in packing and selecting the best method to ship, we believe that paying extra for insurance is well, just a waste of money. You may ask for insurance if you would like and it will be billed to your order. All packages are shipped both first class or priority mail and most arrive within just a few days. Some take a little longer. Some items are actually cheaper shipping priority mail, and are automatically insured),than first class, so compare rates before committing!
The shipping amount is calculated based on my best guess of the total SHIPPING weight of your purchase, NOT the true weight of the item(s). We use USPS (United States Postal Service) exclusively because they have the best rates for shipping the type of packages we send. By processing your shipping through the USPS you and I will receive a tracking number so we will know where your package is on it’s journey to you!
In addition to the actual USPS cost of shipping, a flat $1.50 handling fee is added to the shipping. This is to cover the cost of packaging, paper, labels, ink, tape…..those necessary things to get the order to you. I do not include this in the price of each item to inflate the items price, but it is added PER PACKAGE. It is an unavoidable cost I ask you to share with me.
Sometimes the calculation and charge on shipping on your selection of multiple items may be way above the actual costs of mailing it. In such cases I will refund amounts that are more than $2 above actual costs (actual ship price + handling fee). This also applies to calculations which come in too low to cover the costs to mail. As shipping rates and the online calculation programs change it sometimes ‘burps’ out a ridiculous amount! You can pay it and trust I will refund the excess, or stop and ask me about it prior to completing your order. I would be happy to manually calculate shipping and set up a reserved listing for you!
We ship around the world! Lately though the costs have become unreasonable for some items. Therefore be aware that the price calculated for your order is the best we can do. We often ship at a loss because of these changes. You can ask prior to purchase and I can give you an estimate of the costs to ship if you’d like.
Customs and VAT fees in your country are your responsibility and not part of the shipping charge from us.
We accept Paypal or Direct Pay thru Etsy at the time of purchase. We do not do layaways or time payments. Cancellations will not be accepted after the order has shipped. Contact us if there is a problem to discuss your situation.
Returns & exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 3 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 7 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
Custom or personalized orders
Perishable products (like food or flowers)
Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
Items on sale
Conditions of return
Buyers are responsible for return shipping costs. If the item is not returned in its original condition, the buyer is responsible for any loss in value.
Additional return information
Many of our tools and components are handmade in our studio. We make every effort to provide you with sturdy, well made tools. Our materials vary and we cannot guarantee against all breakage due to user error or length of use. However, we want you to be happy with the quality and function of your purchase so if there is any problems please contact us.
Any requests for a replacement or refund must be pre-approved. Please send reason for request and a photo (for damage replacements), if possible, of the item. You will be instructed on how to send the item if okayed for return. REPLACEMENTS OR CREDIT WILL NOT BE ISSUED UNTIL THE ITEM IS RECEIVED BACK IN OUR STUDIO. Return shipping is the purchasers’ responsibility and will not be refunded.
These terms can be changed at the sellers’ discretion.
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The reproduction of my proprietary tools and/or designs in any way is prohibited by law. This means that when you buy any of my copyrighted materials you are consenting to using them only for the purpose of creating your own work.
Any redistribution, re-sale or reproduction of my tutorials or printed material, in ANY form is strictly prohibited. This means that you may not share any part of my tutorials, printed or digital, with a friend or family member, guild, group or class without paying for additional copies first.
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Linda Stiles Smith and Naturescaes Studio welcomes your inquiries about purchasing our handcrafted tools and artwork for resale thru your business.
We have several satisfied wholesale accounts that have been with us since 2006. As a small business ourselves, we are willing to work with you to get our products to your customers. However we do have minimums on our product lines which apply to first orders to companies both large and small. Please contact us for more information on how we can meet your needs. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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