Pardo clay is made with pure beeswax which enables it to be moldable.
There are no phthalates in Pardo Clay.
Pardo Jewellery Polymer Clay
It is odorless before and after baking...read on...
There are 69 beautiful colors available.
Pardo is a patented polymer clay that has come to the US from Germany. It has been on the market there for about four years and is very popular.
It has no phthalates and is made with beeswax and other natural ingredients.
Pardo bakes at the same temperature (266°) as many other polymer clays. It has little or no smell before or during baking. Personal Note about baking: I have baked many Pardo items at 275° without any problems but I find the color shift is greater at the higher temperature and I have been told it is better to bake at 266° for strength reasons. Follow the temperature on the jar.
Pardo comes in 69 amazing colors, many with mica in them. You can mix it with other polymer clays. I am told it isn't affected by sunlight in the same way that other polymer clays are so there shouldn't be a problem with it curing before you have even opened the package.
Pardo seems to be a little more expensive for one jar than other clay single packages but keep in mind, you get more clay in the jar than in packages of the other brands. Pardo comes in a plastic container with a screw top lid making it so easy to store and use. You get 2.7 oz. formed in little balls making it easy to grab and play.
Pardo needs little or no conditioning. You can run it through the pasta machine on the #9 setting, the thinnest setting, and after it is baked that thin it is still strong enough that you can tie it in a bow like a shoelace.
Pardo canes very nicely although if you are used to a stiffer clay for caning, I recommend Pardo Professional Art ClayPardo Professional Art Clay. Canes have been made that were small enough to need a magnifying glass to see and the design was still there after reducing it that small. Also, when slicing, the design didn't smear. Lisa Pavelka loves it and you have probably seen her signature advertising it.