I found this carving set at Harbor Freight. It was inexpensive and I thought the tools would be fun to use on polymer beads for texture.
Some of the points are a little sharp so be careful if you purchase a set of these. I had fun making these beads with the carving tools.
I also got some brass and aluminum tubing in round and square at the "man store" hobby shop....you know where they sell boats, planes, trains and helicopter parts...
They make great little squares, circles and petals in the clay. I do the texturing before they are baked then dust them with some mica powders... I named this set "ninja"... the big bead looks like a ninja face to me! If I have to shop with my hubby I make the most of it... and try to think out of the box! An interesting find is that these tools cost less than those made specifically for polymer clay design work. That is always good!