Starfall at Dusk is your place to shop for unique miniature gifts! Each item is handmade by me in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. I use surgical steel or nickel-free metals in my jewelry, so they're perfect for sensitive skin! All of my jewelry is scent-free as well, so feel free to wear them to work. Polymer clay is a type of modeling clay based on the polymer polyvinyl chloride (PVC). It typically contains no clay minerals, but like mineral clay a liquid is added to dry particles until it achieves gel-like working properties, and similarly, it is put into an oven to harden, hence its colloquial designation as clay.