You need surprisingly little in the way of clay tools to get started with polymer clay, and your money is far better spent on the clay itself so that you have plenty to learn and experiment with. So find out what you need, what you don't, and why, in this article - my attempt to save beginner polymer clayers a ton of money.If you are anything like me, the prospect of buying polymer clay tools and supplies turns you into the proverbial kid in a candy store. There are so many shiny, tempting bits and pieces to choose from, and at the time, they all seem absolutely necessary. Without all the latest gadgets, it seems that you would stand no chance whatsoever of producing even a half decent finished product. Like most polymer clayers, I have fallen into the trap of buying way too much stuff - more than once, I might add. Much of it I still don't use, even all these years later. I wish this advice had been around when I first started out - lol.