| | Re: How do you make the clay bow centers?
You can use Sculpey, Fimo or generic polymer clays. Yes, you do have to bake them and it's a good idea to glaze also. You can use a variety of glazes - but you don't HAVE to use them at all, especially if you're just playing around with it. It isn't really expensive - clay is actually really cheap. Buy the starter set at walmart for $10 - as long as you don't mind mixing colors yourself it'll last you long enough to decide whether you want to keep at it.