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Polymer Clay Membership SiteI am a member of Cindy’s site. I stumbled on her accidentally while looking for a way to make poly clay faces for a beading project. She is not only responsive and amazingly generous with her information, but a fantastic teacher. I finally “get” some of the techniques I had been reading about and trying to grasp for a long time. I am a subscriber to her site and videos and feel her charge to be a small price to pay for all the information available. ~Rita >> This comment was received via email.

Cindy, I am so honored to have a talented artist such as yourself take the time to write about my art dolls. Making the bases for my dolls is as much fun as sculpting the dolls and I am glad I could offer some tips to other artists.  There are so many wonderful mediums out there for us all to experiment with; it definitely keeps our art exciting and certainly not boring. Thanks again and so glad we met. ~Bonnie >> This comment was originally posted here: Meet Polymer Clay Doll Artist Bonnie Jones

My impetus to learn how to effectively use polymer clay came from my interest in multi-media collage. It’s wonderful that polymer clay is so versatile. My hope in learning different methods of using polymer clay is to be able to create handmade, unique embellishments. As a photographer, I wanted to learn how to transfer photos to polymer clay. I would also like to learn to make molds of objects so I can create replicas in polymer clay. However, a bonus is that I’ve been inspired to make some handmade pieces for my new interest in making my own jewelry! ~Karen >> This comment was originally posted here: Mixed Media Polymer Clay Projects

I’ve been working with clay since I was a little kid (I’m now 21). I haven’t tried making beads or jewelery yet… I mostly enjoy creating little figurines. I just got a job with a weekly magazine creating projects!! Of course, all gifts to friends (and family) were handmade. And let me tell you, everyone I know appreciates gifts that are really from the heart, made with love! ~Hin >> This comment was originally posted here: Why Make Polymer Clay Beads

I love all these suggestions! (especially the “send it to me!” lol). Some sculptures I have made were created from left over clay because I had accumulated such a large amount. After baking, I gessoed and then applied a couple of coats of acrylic paint. I also found that mica powders could cover raw clay really well, so a molded piece of a yucky color could end up with a beautiful metallic finish. I just do not think there is such a thing as scrap clay! ~Shannon >> This comment was originally posted here: Polymer Clay Projects

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