Member Benefits 010-2: Beginners

Polymer Clay Membership SiteI am very new to polymer clay and so far haven’t done too much with. I have found that by far your training is about the best as far as video quality, the training is very easy to understand, the pictures sharp and the audio is excellent. ~Donnies >> This comment was originally posted here: Polymer Clay Tutorials On Video

I have just found out about beading clay and find it interesting and I enjoy the videos and color recipes that you send out. They are informative and I am learning from them. Looking forward to working with it more throughout the winter months. Thanks. ~Delphina >> This comment was originally posted here: Bead Beginners

I think for a beginner (like me) Cindy’s videos are tremendously helpful and informative. I subscribe and look forward each week to seeing what I get to learn from her. You could probably search and find similar info from other places, but it’s nice to have this come directly to my inbox and I don’t have to do any work. But I’m lazy like that. ;) She sort of starts with a basic technique and then builds on that with subsequent episodes which is nice as well. (and probably a good way to keep her subscribers wanting more!) :) The color recipes with the printable cards are nice to have as well! ~Camille >> This comment was received via email.

Though I am literally brand new at the P.C. bead making, I have already gotten a ‘different eye’ in my surroundings for looking at color.  I was actually in my bathroom the other day, for my morning sit down and noticed my shower curtain.  It is in rich browns, golds and tans.  I’m thinking what great colors and textures it would be use to as a polymer clay tube bead.  Also, I got a catalog from a well known flower company and just looking through it, at the color spectrum available in nature, I see ‘treasure’ now in even my junk mail!  Thanks for helping me to be inspired with the idea of color in nature, mail and yes, even my bathroom curtain. ~Karen >> This comment was originally posted here: Polymer Clay Cane Designs

That was great. I’m new to polymer clay and need all the help I can get. I will be trying that. Thanks. ~Cheryl >> This comment was originally posted here: Baking Polymer Clay

What a great blog! So useful! I’ve always wondered about polymer clay, and this looks like a great place to start (not that I really NEED another craft interest, but that’s beside the point, lol!) Thanks for visiting my Mama’s Magic blog and commenting. ~Jen >> This comment was originally posted here: Making Polymer Clay Beads

As a new polymer addict, it’s interesting to learn how custom colors are mixed. I’m learning that colors are mixed just as they are in a traditional painter’s palette, which is coming as quite a surprise. Still don’t understand the translucent clay, but I’m sure that I eventually will. ~TK >> This comment was originally posted here: Polymer Clay Color Recipes

Thank You!!!! Thank You !!!! Thank You!!! I will visit your site often. I am a beginner and have been trying to learn, what a help you have been. I hope to some day meet you and Thank you in person. Where I work they are down sizing and it is just a matter of time, before it will be my time to go. I will be 58 tomorrow and I have loved art all of my life and there is not anything I have not tried. I have wanted to combine my love of drawing and photography into one medium and I have found it, Polymer Clay, I am glad you are out there for beginners like me. So again  I say THANK YOU, Warm Regards. ~Sandy >> This comment was received via email.

Dear Cindy, Because I am fairly new to Polymer Clay, I guess I don’t have  anything to compare the “newer” clays to. I do know that I find myself getting quite frustrated when my clay gets too soft and mushy and it won’t do what I want it to do. When this happens, I hear your voice in the back of my head telling me to let it rest for a few minutes. This always helps (yes, after seeing your videos that you send weekly, I do hear your voice talking to me while I am claying ;). As always, thank you so much for all of your time, effort, and creative love that you put out on your blog for all of us creative sponges out here! You are the Best ! :)  Sincerely.  ~Cindy >> This comment was originally posted here: Beginner Polymer Clay Canes

I have loved the 1st video course! What fabulous lessons you’ve created for me… the beginner. My interest is in learning to make unique buttons for quilted wall hangings and pillows. Do you have any videos featuring button making? I also would enjoy learning more from your wonderful blog pages. How is it possible to view the “full” videos from there? I would love to learn more. Thank you Cindy. ~Robin >> This comment was originally posted here: Bead Jewelry Making

Once again I am just blown away by all that you share here Cindy!!!!! I am learning new things and I am soaking it all in….I am a newbie, I have been playing with clay for a few months now but nothing serious. I already make my own jewelry and thought how fun it would be to design my own items through clay. I am most interested in the canes….and there is so much to learn. If I purchase your video lessons do I just have the 30 days to look at all of them or how does that work? I work and take care of an elderly mother as well as my hubby so I don’t have a lot of time on the PC…so I will wait to see what you post back…..:0)  Thankx again Cindy….this is GREAT!!!!  ~Pamela >> This comment was originally posted here: Polymer Clay Tutorial | Cane Slices | Round Beads

Thanks!  I made my first beads yesterday.  You are such an inspiration!  I made some with translucent clay and lavender buds embedded, and others with the flower and leaf canes I already had.  I’m really looking forward to the new application for my canes. ~Betsy >> This comment was originally posted here: Polymer Clay Focal Beads

Cindy, If I were a person new, looking for guidance, or someone seeking a better approach in technique in the medium, I would be a fool not to become a member. You are outstanding in your approaches and teachings to the extent that even someone experimenting with pc for the first time would not feel lost or intimidated. I wish you the best of luck and hope you have a wonderful weekend! ~Mary >> This comment was received via email.

That’s a great post! I was just asked by a clayer from Jordan (neighbour) about “how to start claying” she asked me because she has to order everything online, nothing she can find in her country, so I have her the list, similar to yours, if you ask me, polymer clay is not that expensive hobby (at first anyway), our list is much shorter then other art mediums I know :) ~Iris >> This comment was originally posted here: How To Make Polymer Clay Beads

Cindy; I have been really enjoying the videos & recipes. They are teaching me a lot about beads and the basics of polymer clay. I am very new to polymer clay and really appreciate all techniques. Thanks for all your hard work. ~Karen >> This comment was received via email.

I am so happy to finally find this website. I have been making jewelry off and on for about 6 years, and I recently began to incorporate polymer clay beads into my jewelry. ~Judy >> This comment was originally posted here: Polymer Clay Canes

I am not a member but Cindy is an absolute sweetheart and her help is wonderful! I highly recommend her site. It is mostly for people who haven’t worked with clay for years as many of us have, but she has gone WAY beyond what she needed to merely to help others. For that, she gets my Gold Star! ~Moe >> This comment was received via email.

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