I have such wonderful friends! One of you lovely folks very kindly offered to send me some Pardo to tide me over until I can find a stash. Thank you so much, and thank you to everyone who has offered suggestions about where to find more.
At the urging of Beth Wheeling, a new Facebook friend, I contacted Trish at PolyPlayClay in Lubbock, Texas. She emailed me right back and said she would save me some bricks of the Professional Art Clay when she gets her next shipment. If any of you want some, you might want to give her a shout. You can contact her from her website.
Trish also relayed that a reliable source has suggested you can bring the clay back to softness by adding Sculpey Clay Softener and/or Sculpey Mold Make, but that the Mold Maker would affect the level of translucency. She also said it has been suggested to her that when you want to soften already baked clay slightly, to reheat it, but that it will never get back to the soft, pliable state. Sigh. I guess I am going to have to be patient and wait, so the Pardo experiments are on hold for now. That's the bad news. The good news is I met several new friends as a result of the search for Pardo!
Thanks again, everyone.
I said I would post a few pieces I created with the scraps of the cobalt and amethyst experiments, which I marbled with some Premo scraps. These were all cured at 275 degrees F as recommended for Premo. No heroics with these.
Next up for me is my 2012 Holiday collection, and then I promise to finish at least two new tutorials. I decided this year the theme for the collection will be "Winter Wonderland" and will feature lots of Winter White, crystal, antique brass findings, and Vintage Victorian Angels. Here is a sneak peak: