Member Benefits 018-3: Video Learning

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I’m a new subscriber and loving the back issues. So much so that my credit card company called to verify my card hadn’t been stolen because I had so many charges to you! ~Becky-F >> This comment was originally posted here: Baking Polymer Clay

Thanks for the videos Cindy.  I wish I would have known about this site before. Thanks for the tips on using the dremel Rotary tool. I learned how to properly hold the tool to polish my beads. I agree with everyone else, keep the videos coming. Thanks. ~Lupe-M >> This comment was originally posted here: Polymer Clay Videos

I 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. ~Donnie-S >> This comment was originally posted here: Polymer Clay Tutorials on Video

I discovered Cindy on line one night, not realizing what good fortune I discovered at the time. Cindy offers “anything” and “everything” you could possibly want to learn about Polymer clay. Plus, if for some reason you need a little more info on something . . . just email her, she will answer you right back. It’s amazing how dedicated she is to all of us.  //  Her videos are well done. I agree, her videos show you close ups, at the right angle, and at a good speed with great detail. I also enjoy magazines and “good” well done instructional books, I have a vast collection on many art mediums. Written materials provide me with inspiration; I enjoy seeing what everyone else is accomplishing.  //  I have found great joy in having my laptop in my studio. My large desktop computer stays in my main office, but my 12″ Apple laptop takes very little room on my work table. I can look at printed PDF’s, or DVD’s, or enjoy Cindy’s web site. Everything is at my finger tips.  //  Great question Cindy, as per usual. Thanks again. ~Debbie-M >> This comment was originally posted here: Bead Video Lessons

Definitely would love more tutorials and ideas on wire jewelry designs.  I’d take the video tutorials any day over the written instructions.  I’m a visual learner too!  And your instructions are step by step and so easy to follow. ~Cheryl-H >> This comment was originally posted here: Focal Beads and Copper Wire

These are absolutely gorgeous Cindy.  I’ve admired this finish on pottery, and I am very excited to learn how to do it!  I must add that your videos are worth MORE than every penny a membership costs.  Especially to me.  I live in a very rural area and your tutes make me feel as if I am visiting your studio without leaving my own home. Well done, and thanks. ~Sue-W >> This comment was originally posted here: Deep Crackle Bead Making Techniques

This video illustrates perfectly what I love so much about your tutorials Cindy. And that is how much you really give us each week for our tiny membership fee. Not only did you show how to use rubber stamps for a great look. But you also showed how to make several types of beads AND how to antique them to highlight the effect even more. That’s three great techniques in just one video. There isn’t a better value for your money to be found anywhere else on the web. And believe me I have looked. XOXO ~Jaime-H >> This comment was originally posted here: Textured Polymer Clay Beads

Cindy, I thought your course was very informative. I never worked with clay before, but read several books. I like to be shown how to do things rather than just reading about them. Most of the things that are in your course I was familiar with.  I just needed to hear some of the problems that you had making things so that I could correct my way of doing things. I find myself looking forward to your new video every week, along with the color recipes. ~CJ >> This comment was originally posted here: Faux Leather Rose Beads

Hi Cindy, I love your videos, they help so much. I have learned so many new things thanks to you. … I truly appreciate the help you give and the videos are well worth the price and then some! I am eagerly waiting for the tute on the flower petals. Love, hugs, and warmest aloha. Mahalo. ~Norieta-K >> This comment was originally posted here: Polymer Clay Tutorials

Ifama – Thank you for sharing with all of us. Your items are beautiful. You have shown and reminded us how wonderful Cindy is at teaching us all how we can take her videos and put our own personal touch on them. We can take and make something all our own thanks to Cindy. Cindy – I think we are the ones who are blessed to of found you. Thank you for everything I have learned and continue to learn. I have each and everyone of your videos from beginners on. I still continue to go back and watch all of them over and over learning even more each time. You do not have to be a beginner to get much needed information from the Beginner Polymer Clay Course.  Even some parts that I had read about in books before, watching it on video helped me to understand it better. I also want to thank you for all the questions you have answered for me. You make me feel like no question is a silly question. Also thank you to all of the other members who have helped with my questions and concerns.  I feel like Cindy has made us all a part of a special little clay family where we can help each other. So I am sending all a special THANK YOU! Keep Claying. ~Peggy-B >> This comment was originally posted here: Polymer Clay Tutorials

Ok, change of plans. I will not shop today (unless I run out of clay) (oh my gosh, how scary) or do laundry. I will not cook unless the ingredients are clay and copper wire. Cindy, awesome video! Again! And I agree with Bonnie. People are missing out! I feel bad for them too. Thank you Friday Sunshine! ~KlayKisses >> This comment was originally posted here: Beaded S Hook Clasp

Monica – I too had trouble with my lentil beads until I watched Cindy’s video. She is certainly a marvel isn’t she? I truly gasped when I looked at the picture of your silver lentil. It is stunning! I love your brown beads and your necklace out of them. I would have loved to see a picture of a ring done with a lentil. That had never occurred to me! ~Aims >> This comment was originally posted here: Making Polymer Clay Lentil Beads

I’d like to share my thoughts about the Beginners Course. Bear in mind I haven’t actually done anything with the clay yet. Firstly, the videos got me really excited about polymer clay, in a way that the books I have, never did. Secondly, I wish I’d seen your videos before I purchased all of the Sculpey I have lying around from years past. I had some Premo but a lot more Sculpey. Also, I liked your tip about buying just a few colors and mixing my own, since space is at a premium in my studio. The video tips have allowed me to purchase just what I need to get started, without wasting a lot of time and money on trying various products for myself. I like your emphasis on a quality product. I think that’s what’s been missing from the experience I’ve had with polymer clay, whether in books or pieces I’ve seen. I have high standards for my jewelry and I think that the lengthy sanding is where most people don’t seem to go. I’ll have more feedback for you once I actually start playing. My glass cutting board arrived yesterday (btw, very hard to find.  I had to order it online and even then, the surface isn’t smooth. I’m going to have to use the underside, and probably cut off the little feet). ~Carole-C >> This comment was originally posted here: Mixing Polymer Clay Colors

Hi Cindy, All the videos I have seen so far are great.  Really good information. This one on the food processor was good for me, because I have already burned up a small one. I need to make sure the pieces are small enough so that doesn’t happen again. Never thought of that before! Thanks again. ~Linda-P >> This comment was originally posted here: Polymer Clay Tools

I’m loving your sample videos and would be interested in receiving the one about putting canes on lentil beads. What do I need to do? ~Arlene-H >> This comment was originally posted here: Polymer Clay Lentil Beads

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-E >> This comment was originally posted here: Premo Polymer Clay

Your videos are always a highlight in my week. Please keep them coming! I’m so glad you explained about using a Dremel. I have been thinking about purchasing one for about a year now, but was too afraid to get the wrong thing. Thanks! ~Maria-C >> This comment was originally posted here: Making Polyclay Jewelry

Wow! This video had such great tips. Thanks so much for making them available. Your pieces are such great inspiration for getting my hands on some clay. Thanks! ~Sarah-M >> This comment was originally posted here: Lietz Teardrop Method

Hi Cindy and all. Great Video on the Hollow book. Love it. Makes my job easier now Cindy is always coming up with geat ideas and teaching us more that just the Poly Clay. Thank you Cindy. XXX ~Elizabeth-K >> This comment was originally posted here: Polymer Clay Fun

Cindy – I have spent the whole weekend “with” you and your videos. I don’t think I have ever gotten more value from a purchase. I feel as though I know you and we are friends. Your teaching style is so warm and genuine. I have learned so much already and still have a long way to go. I will probably be watching some of the videos many times. I don’t want to ramble on and on but thank you so much for the wonderful opportunity. I haven’t had so much fun in a long time. PS – who does your camera work?  They are very good and the editing – insets, etc.- are excellent! Love, ~Bev-S >> This comment was originally posted here: Polymer Clay Bling Supplies

Still intrigued! Love the look and the idea. Even though I may be able to figure it out without a video I think you videos are fabulous and informative even when I “know” how to do a particular technique. So yes I would love to see a video! ~Melinda-H >> This comment was originally posted here: Interchangeable Pendant Tutorial

All of the above……I am really a cane clutz and enjoy your spin on doing them on your videos, I know…practice, practice, and more practice ;-) ~Lawrence-S >> This comment was originally posted here: Polymer Cane Tutorials

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