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Cindy – I love to use your ideas and transpose them to my work. I just made some clothes for a fairy with fimo coloring with the inks. I ended up putting gold leaf on top of the clay, but it gave a good back ground for the gold. ~Bonnie-J >> This comment was originally posted here: Fimo Clay

Hi Cindy. I really enjoy your videos and the way you explain things. You have inspired me to try different things. I am new to polymer clay so really appreciate that there is some online teaching available as there is very little in New Zealand. I have attached a couple of pictures of things I have made from polymer clay as I feel more confident thanks to you.  I started making miniatures just for fun and enjoy that too. I think it is amazing that you answer emails to you as you must be so busy. Thanks again. ~Jo-S >> This comment was originally posted here: Polymer Clay Success Stories

Wow!!! Those are simply stunning (as well as inspiring)! It really makes me want to take my clay out again. I’ve had several weeks where for some reason I just haven’t felt motivated to get my pc out, but I feel motivated now! ~Julia-B >> This comment was originally posted here: Sculpted Polymer Clay Roses

Good Morning Cindy, I don’t have a story to tell but I couldn’t let this go by without a comment on Jon Anderson. TRULY AWESOME! I would never have thought that his animals were made from polymer clay. That just shows what a newbie I am. It makes me feel like I’d like to be twenty years younger with time on my hands. This will really be something to share with Becca and Linda when they arrive in two weeks. Thanks for the post. ~Joyce-M >> This comment was originally posted here: Fimo Clay

Cindy your owl and HP book are adorable. Yes, I am a huge Harry Potter fan. … I enjoy hand sculpting, although I am not great at it. I think movies very much so inspire us to create. I recently made pendants for all my nieces that love Twilight. Also each had to have their own pair of fangs. (Made with dental acrylic). They are a scary bunch…lol. ~Nancy-R >> This comment was originally posted here: Harry Potter Polymer Clay Jewelry

Hi Cindy, I sculpt representational figures with polymer clay; Santa and historical characters are my favorites, work in progress going on now with Wyatt Earp on my blog and also have a website. I’ve recently become fascinated with bead making! When this happens, I have to explore everything I can find on the subject like a hungry wolf going after dinner! Your videos are food for my soul; cant’ get enough of them. Thanks for being here for people like me… crazed beginner bead makers! ~Lynda-D >> This comment was originally posted here: Making Polymer Clay Beads

Nina, I’ll be odd too! lol I got into making dollhouse miniatures about 6 months ago.  I had seen picture after picture of the fabulous mini cakes and thought I would give it a try.  I made 2 layer cakes, a pizza, some fruit tarts and ooh candles! I still make larger items but I have really enjoyed the challenge of making tiny things.  As a matter of fact I just finished a set of miniature ‘stuffed’ animals that are barely 3/4 of an inch tall! I really enjoy seeing what you do with clay regardless of what it is!  I hardly make beads any more, but love seeing them!  Keep up the great work Cindy! ~Deborah-S >> This comment was originally posted here: Miniature Polymer Clay

Hello, Cindy. I saw the web page you had linked (right after posting here!) so I went and purchased a few different types from my local craft store. Premo and Fimo (a couple classic and soft) are the ones I’m going to try out this week on some test dolls. I’m excited to see how durable they can get. Thank you very much for your help and I just love your website. It is just full of wonderful advice. ~Shandara-M >> This comment was originally posted here: Sculpey III Polymer Clay

Thanks Cindy, I´ll give it a try. My hometown is north of Hamburg, called Nortorf. It´s my 1st try with sculpting and it´s huge fun :) So I guess future work will come. Do you have a gallery, where works can be shown? ~Faber-D >> This comment was originally posted here: Baking Polymer Clay

Hi Cindy, my name is Josh, and I’m probably one of the most unlikely persons that you’d guess might be contacting you… I’m a 29-year-old male, an entertainment journalist by trade, and a big video game and rock music fan. ;)   I started doing some Googling on the subject of FIMO and Sculpey modeling after seeing some really nice-looking mini sculptures and keychains, and I’m at the beginning stage of considering it as a hobby.  Right now I’m just doing research to find out what kind of clay to buy that would suit my needs best (for making simple, mini-models or keychains of various video game/pop culture nostalgia).   I just wanted to let you know that I really like some of your work that I’ve seen on your site, and I’ve gotten some good info from some of your blogs, like your suggestion that beginners use Sculpey’s Premo instead of III. I’m sure this info will help me make the right choice when I finally make that first order… and undoubtedly mess up the entire stock on my first attempt. ;) Anyway, thanks for the site! Cheers. ~Josh-B >> This comment was originally posted here: Claymation

Cindy, I love the Calla Lilly Beads…You are fantastic. ~Julie-J >> This comment was originally posted here: Making Calla Sculptural Lily Beads

That is the hardest part for me just starting out in PC is what clay to get. I made my first dragon with Premo and I didn’t like it. Even after cooling it his little head kept drooping. It was hard to handle and floppy. I tried both Femo and Sculpy III for dragon 2 and 3. I read that Sculpy III was the best for beginners. I still haven’t decided which clay I like best. The Premo dragon turned out OK but he was a baby and didn’t have much detail. I would have hated to work on the other dragons with the clay being so floppy. ~Marianne-H >> This comment was originally posted here: Polymer Clay Beginners

Thank you Cindy! I did ask about making these a little while ago. I too just love Calla Lilies and I’m really going to enjoy making these! ~Aims >> This comment was originally posted here: Polymer Clay Tutorial

Cindy, Did my time with the nieces and made all the goodies for the 18 inch American Girl doll series. We made Native American Indian food, Colonial food, Mexican food, turn of the century food, etc., etc. It was amazing to see how quickly they mastered both the scale and the “search the house and grounds to find anything that worked” philosophy. To finish the details, just used acrylic paint after the clay was baked, then added a layer of Future/Pledge Floor Wax to keep it in place.  I think they liked the final dipping process the best…. lots of ooooohs and ahhhhs. It was so much fun, and sure made those hot summer days go by quickly. ~Jocelyn-C >> This comment was originally posted here: Making Polymer Clay Miniature Food

Dear Cindy, I’m Darren Carrington an Artist in Brighton. … I’ve found your site really interesting, and people like me really appreciate your time and efforts. I’m a Puppeteer my puppets heads, arms and legs are made of the old ‘Sculpey’ but you see I created my main characters of my Comedy TV series ‘Thatch Close’ way back in 2005, it wasn’t until last year that I noticed a few puppets had got slightly worn and so I began to re-create the main cast of my series, it was then that I was horrified to find none of the clay was working for me and I was nearly convinced I’d lost my marbles and couldn’t continue my aim. … However Cindy you’ve been a great help and I’m sure I’m not the only one who thinks so, so I thought I’d throw some light from my point of view. ~Darren-C >> This comment was originally posted here: Best Polymer Clay

Hello Cindy, I love making beads from polymer clay more than I have ever enjoyed sculpting and making miniatures with it. I seem to be good at it and I can produce many of them in a short amount of time compared to sculpting which can take me hours to sculpt just one baby or fairy. I love working on new ideas and shapes I make by hand. Then once they are all shiny I just love the weight and feel they have to them especially in bunches. The beautiful colors and the possibilities are just endless to me. Oh and lets not mention lentil swirl beads…can you say addicting LOL. ~Andrea-R >> This comment was originally posted here: Making Polymer Clay Beads

For me, the more ideas you provide, the better! Not that I don’t think of a bazillion things to do anyway, but seeing lots of different possibilities can trigger the imagination and also get you to consider something which you might otherwise ignore. For example, the gerbera cane is totally not my kind of thing, but later seeing the calla lily bead made from a gerbera petal cane made me decide to try the technique anyway (but not in pink ;D), including for long, sword-like leaves which are a logical extension. ~Sue-F >> This comment was originally posted here: Holly Berry Canes

Yes, yes, a big yes for the poppy beads! Please show us how to make them! I just saw the bracelet in this week’s [Beaded S-Hook] video and the poppies look spectacular. I love every new technique you come up with and this kind of video would be so helpful. Modeling is not my forte and seeing how you make sculptural beads just pushes me to go beyond my abilities. I also enjoyed the calla lily beads and the roses. Thank you, Cindy! ~Squash >> This comment was originally posted here: Polymer Clay Flower Beads

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