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Can’t wait to see more wire work, but love everything you show us. Just wanted you to know have just had a stall at Xmas fayre and sold a few of my clay necklaces. Wow I was so excited. My daughter wore one of my lentil pendants at a body shop party and I couldn’t believe it I got over 20 orders, all thanks to your wonderful videos. So I will be happy whatever you do. Thanks Cindy I could not have done it without you. ~Josie-T >> This comment was originally posted here: Interchangeable Focal Bead Pendant

I find these [Jupiter] beads fascinating! I love them and I’m trying to find more scrap clay!!!! I also had some success this week selling some jewelry. I took some necklaces to work to show one my friends my new beads and I ended up selling two necklaces, a pair of earrings, and I have two orders for necklaces. WOW! What a feeling! Thanks Cindy for the wonderful guidance and the fabulous site. ~Melinda-H >> This comment was originally posted here: Making Jupiter Beads

It truly amazes me on how creative your mind is, you get a flash of inspiration, I need to be struck by that lightning bolt before something “dawns” on me. Beautiful pendant. ~Ken-H >> This comment was originally posted here: Jewelry Pendant Butterfly

That’s a really cool pendant! That’s so fantastic to be able to use a mistake and turn it around into something beautiful. ~Cheryl-H >> This comment was originally posted here: Faux Raku Bead Pendant

Now this is what I’m talking about! Being able to make a statement with polymer clay! I love this Cindy! It is so unusual and it’s something I know I would buy in an instant! ~Aims >> This comment was originally posted here: Making Polymer Clay Jewelry

Absolutely, genius.  I too have made wind chimes with beads, old silverware, etc.  Now of course I have a whole drawer full of old silverware, this is great idea. ~Debi-V >> This comment was originally posted here: How to Make Polymer Clay Pendants

Thanks for this photo of your “Convertible Necklace” and for letting us see it in more detail.  It is so interesting to look at with a lot of texture and fun details. I have not made any convertible jewelry yet, but will surely do so in the future now that you have brought the idea to my attention.  Thanks, Cindy. Hugs to you, ~Cindy-E >> This comment was originally posted here: Convertible Necklace

Wow, Wow, Wow!!! is all I can say Cindy. Just seen the Chandelier Video and can’t wait to do some. Just loved it. Have plenty of wire and beads and now I know what I am going to do with them. Guess I’ll never go to bed round here. Love, ~Elizabeth-K >> This comment was originally posted here: Making Chandelier Earrings

I have a lot of old cutlery that I want to turn into jewelry. This would definitely help me put away the spoons! Please teach! Thanks sweetie! ~Suzanna-M >> This comment was originally posted here: Pendant Spoon Jewelry

Hi, Cindy! Your Jupiter beads look fabulous and I can’t wait to see the video on Friday! Just three more days and we’ll see you making the pretty beads with this professional looking finish! Life is great sometimes :) ~Squash >> This comment was originally posted here: Jupiter Planet Beads

Cindy, I tried the torn clay process that you did on your video. It was fun and turned out pretty good. I put a necklace that I did on Etsy and I also put it on Flickr and on Flickr I gave you the credit for the tutorial. Just wanted to let you know in case you see it out there. Thank you for all your tutorials, you do a great job of explaining things. ~Bonnie-K >> This comment was originally posted here: Polymer Clay Tutorial

I think this is great I’ve been making silverware jewelry for awhile now and didn’t know what to do with the spoons.  I started with polymer clay a year or two ago and really like it. Thank you for sharing your ideas. ~June-F >> This comment was originally posted here: Making Silverware Jewelry

I like the idea of the wings on the heart.  I wonder how it look like if you were to use the Studio Sculpey clay to make the wings.  It would give a velvety look and feel, but I haven’t tried using the Studio Sculpey for butterfly wings yet… have you? I will have to try that… or try a lace cane as well.  I usually do simple hearts and add some left over Bull’s eye cane or add leaves to them, but I would like to add some dimension to mine, so I like your idea. I am trying to think outside the box this year, one of my resolutions this year… trying to be a little more daring with the bling. Thanks for sharing your ideas with us. ~Lupe-M >> This comment was originally posted here: Heart Shaped Polymer Clay Pendant

Boy, what a girl can do with a little help from her friends. With all of your wonderful suggestions I ran up to my craft room and unstrung my original pearlet creation. I had tried to make this organic looking thingy by stringing them with some sort of ugly (but organic looking) wooden beads. In my head combining food with ugly (but organic looking) beads made perfect sense even with a hideous outcome. (See why I describe myself as jewelry design challenged?) Anyway, my little beads are all now part of a lovely set. The big one is alone on a piece of satin cord which I had in my craft stash, two are now earrings and one is dangling on a bracelet. Believe it or not I even had one more which I did not include in the photo for the suggested key chain. I love it!!! Thanks to all of you for taking the time to help me and for your kind words. ~Elizabeth-S >> This comment was originally posted here: Anjou Pear Beads

Cindy, Thanks for checking out my LifeChain video series … I came over to see what you’re doing here and am blown away by the amount of info you’ve assembled on your blog- way to go! Now if I only had time between my work and kids to explore working in clay– like a lot of jewelers I know, I actually started out with beads and beading back at the beginning! Keep up the great work. ~Heather-R >> This comment was originally posted here: Polymer Clay Beads

What a wonderful blog, how did I miss this one? Great idea on the bead slip knot Cindy, it would have been prefect for a domino necklace I made a few months back. Great stuff, you have a new subscriber. ~Robin-C >> This comment was originally posted here: Jewelry Slip Knot

What a great idea! Love the flower, but the wire stamens and wrapping make it extra special. Cannot wait for you to teach us how to make these. Be great in flower arrangements because you could bend the wire to make realistic settings. ~Jocelyn-C >> This comment was originally posted here: Wire Wrapped Jewelry

Cindy – I made a similar necklace this afternoon, inspired by your piece! I  used copper chain and made a couple of S-hooks for the ends. I used one of my leftover beads I made for the Manchester meetup swap (dark purple/red mokume gane round bead with metal leaf, trans clay and acrylic paint) as the pendant, with a three crystal dangles on tiny bits of chain hanging from the bottom of the bead. Looks pretty good! I’m going to make a couple more pendants I can use with it, and a silver version too. I especially like how the fastenings are at the front, much easier to put on with all my hair that tends to get tangled in clasps a the back of my neck, and quicker to take off to show people when they admire it. :) Thanks for another great idea! ~Silverleaf >> This comment was originally posted here: Polymer Clay Pendants

I just love doing the wirework, and when making beads and links and clasps it is so satisfying to know you have made the whole thing yourself. ~Ritzs >> This comment was originally posted here: Jewelry Findings

This is perfect timing! I have started working on Christmas gifts and have a hard time coming up with stocking stuffers for my older grandsons, 12 and 15. If you can give me some ideas for the boys in my life I would be so grateful. You are terrific Cindy. Can’t wait!!!!!!!!! ~Peggy-B >> This comment was originally posted here: Unisex Fall Jewelry

I’d love more jewellery ideas for men, too.  My son is an artist and I think he’d enjoy wearing something I’d made for him. My DSIL, a sailor, wears earrings, so I guess jewellery for men is finally acceptable. I’d like to come up with a necklace or bracelet design that was attractive, easy to wear, and a little bit unusual. Any suggestions would be deeply appreciated. Cindy, I’m really enjoying my video subscription. Just wish I had more time to play with the clay! ~Sue-W >> This comment was originally posted here: Handmade Polymer Clay Gifts

Thanks for the video Cindy. There was no Harry Potter when I was a child, but I would have loved a book like that! :) I never had any children but I adore this idea. I think your nephew will be tickled to pieces to get that book!! Cool Cindy, very cool. ~Lisa-W >> This comment was originally posted here: Polymer Clay Harry Potter

What a surprise to have my morning coffee, open the website and see my comment at the beginning of this post. Interesting and most appropriate for everyone out there at this time for me to give an update. After my 15 plus year addiction, way too many self doubts, but also a lot of darn “I can’t believe I made that’s”…2 times lately people have literally stolen my necklaces right off my neck. Cindy I am happy to tell you that those necklaces were versions of your mod cane. One of the ” thiefs” owns a store in a nearby town and is now going to.. I can’t believe I am going to say this ….try and sell my jewellry!! That’s where the self doubt still rears it’s ugly head, even after all this time. I am sooo excited but very nervous. It is after years of trial and error, searching, reading books and wonderful tutors like Cindy that we can achieve the next level in our chosen medium. Keep at it everyone and you too will achieve the next level in our clay world and have a basement full of clay, tools, books, ovens, etc…. Now I dream of an official studio in my retirement years… ahhhhh.. we always want more don’t we us addicts.. lol ~Sam-M >> This comment was originally posted here: Polymer Clay Creativity

Love the neckalace, the raku beads are beautifull and the idea of combining them with a flower is elegant. Thank you Cindy for sharing! I think I will try something similar, only I am not experienced with wirework. ~Ileana-B >> This comment was originally posted here: Polymer Clay Jewelry

Cindy, love your comments today as usual. Gives us something to think about. (My think tank runneth over, lol) Enjoying every moment since joining your blog and the basic course. Thanks for all your efforts and sharing. Have a great one! ~Joyce-M >> This comment was originally posted here: Thinking of Polymer Clay Jewelry as Art

LOVE THE SPOON IDEA!! But what are the spoons used for after they’re decorated? I have lots of spoons but no idea on how to use them. I love my Friday mornings with you. THANKS. ~Sandara-G >> This comment was originally posted here: Silver Spoon Jewelry

Hi Cindy this is fantastic advice and I love the way you have simplified the different gauges. Thank you for sharing! ~Kylee-L >> This comment was originally posted here: Jewelry Wire

WOW!! what can I say? I love the way hammered copper complements well with your faux opal pendant…  can’t wait for your tutorial on this one… Many thanks. ~Meredith-F >> This comment was originally posted here: Faux Opal Technique

It’s great the way you’ve combined the two colors of wire, I love that idea and the way the earrings compliment but aren’t identical. I’ve been scoping around for “fishing gear” findings too. My husband saw some of the things I was interested in, and he tells me he has lots of those in his tackle box! The cost is so reasonable and I know they’ll hold as well. I think it will be fun to experiment with, if it doesn’t work then at least I haven’t spent too much trying. The necklace/earrings are really beautiful –  yummy warm tones. Thanks again Cindy for another dose of inspiration! ~DJ >> This comment was originally posted here: Polymer Clay Wire Jewelry Ideas

I actually started out in jewelry making and wire working and then started doing the clay.  I love the thought that a piece I make is entirely made by me, from findings, to wiring/chain to beads.  I don’t custom make every item of every piece I make but it is nice to know that I can.  I had no idea I could make my own cool, inexpensive beads without expensive equipment until I stumbled onto Cindy one day.  Thank you Cindy for showing me how to make some of my jewelry truly my very own. ~Laurel-B >> This comment was originally posted here: Polymer Clay Tutorials

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