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Cindy, as a newbie I can’t get enough of your videos. I already went through your 39 basic polymer course videos and they were great. I’ve seen a lot of other videos on the web but yours are so easy to follow. You Rock!!!! ~Catherine-R >> This comment was originally posted here: Polymer Clay Pendants

Cindy, I’ve been watching your tutorial videos I had ordered just last night, and I had to stop midway to say THANK YOU! I’ve been beading for a few years now, but started with polymer clay only a few days ago. As you can imagine, I’ve been feeling like a babe lost in the woods! But your very detailed explanations and clear, close-up video instructions have taken away my fear of getting started. It’s like I’ve hit a gold mine!!! Thank you so much!!! Your eternal fan, ~Melek-J >> This comment was originally posted here: Making Polymer Clay Jewelry

I have several books that show some of the faux turquoise techniques, but seeing it on video is much more useful for me. ~Diana-P >> This comment was originally posted here: Polymer Clay Faux Turquoise Beads

I am looking forward to this. I’ve seen the technique in a book but since I’ve been a member (1 week) I’ve discovered how much better it is to see a process actually demonstrated. ~Rose-M >> This comment was originally posted here: Polymer Clay Tutorials

Hello Cindy, Thanks for the videos – watching makes such a difference. There are so many ‘how to’ options online, but most are confusing images and text only. Youtube is great but many cannot get the real info over. This system is great. Clever you for doing it! A great way to earn on the internet too! I wish I knew enough of one subject that others want to know about… to do something like that myself! Merry Christmas from -26c snowy Sodankylä, Finland. Love ~Michelle-C >> This comment was originally posted here: Polymer Clay Video Library

Well hellooo Cindy! So nice to meet you face to face as it were. What a nice video! You should make this video available for everyone who is considering a membership to your library. I know once they see the quality of the video and the very nice person who will be teaching them, they can’t help but sign on. Come on people! Sign up! You wont regret it! P.S. I agree with you on the make up part too LOL. Need it, wear it, don’t like it! Although you look quite lovely in your video. But no make up can come close to showing what a sweet generous person you are, like a single smile can. XOXO ~Jamie-H >> This comment was originally posted here: Polymer Clay Artists

I too would like to wish everyone a happy Christmas and a clayful New Year. Thanks for all the wonderful tips and tricks that you all help with, but especially to Cindy for all the marvelous videos and knowledge she shares. ~Carole-H >> This comment was originally posted here: Polymer Clay Videos

Cindy, The first time I watched this extruder video my mouth was open the whole time and I think I actually drooled a little, LOL! The second time, I wanted to be in a gallery of all of us here, standing, cheering, clapping, and screaming “you GO, girl.” Outstanding video, so easy to do and understand thanks to your expertise and teaching style. I cannot wait to try this!!!! Thank you so much!! Special thanks and kudos for taking the time to credit all who started the process of this particular cane. Feel like I have a case of ADHD running from link to link to watch all the noted folks, and back to read the comments here, hee hee. You do it better than anyone, and this is the best investment and site I have found in this medium. Cannot wait to see pics of what others here come up with as a result of this tut. Blessings to you, sweet lady. K, time for the third viewing… “bye for now”! ~Jocelyn-C >> This comment was originally posted here: Polymer Clay Video Lessons

Dear Cindy, Very cool!  I have seen turquoise beads made in books, but it helps so very much to actually SEE it done!  I will use this method when my inner child comes out and really wants to make mud pies! (or when I want to make turquoise-like jewelry!) :)   I really like your longer videos like this one.  I really get absorbed into what you are saying and doing.  I always wish the videos weren’t over yet when they are, because you are such a nice person to listen to, you are so delightful, and your videos are so easy to watch with so much good information within. Thanks for showing us this method. :) ~Cindy-E >> This comment was originally posted here: How To Make Faux Turquoise Beads

Hi Cindy that is an awesome video. Just seeing how to cut and tuck those wire ends in is so great, and knowing I can make any size and as many as I want is just so inspiring. Will be using this a lot. But as usual have to find the right size wire, so its off to the H/W store again. Seems I am always in there for something to do with Polyclay, and trying to explain why I want something for a different reason than what they think their products are for. You should have seen the girl there when I pulled out my Makins Extruder for the O rings (tap washers to them! Laugh. It was a case of really LOL Bye and thanks again XXX ~Elizabeth-K >> This comment was originally posted here: Polymer Clay Video Tutorials

I have done this mica shift technique before and it is super neat. I am sure as all your videos I will still learn a lot more. I always get so much out of your videos the more I watch the more I learn. Cindy you sure do come close but I don’t think anyone out there will ever know everything there is to know about polymer clay. Just when you think you have seen it all another technique comes out. That is why we all love it so very much. Can’t wait once again for another Friday to come. Thanks Cindy. ~Peggy-B >> This comment was originally posted here: Mica Shift Tutorial

The other day I watched a video where the demonstrator worked ‘in the air’ so that her face could be seen … bad job! You do such a great job with your videos – even to being careful that your left hand doesn’t get in the way of the photo. Sometimes it is cute watching you contortion that hand around! ~Carolyn-F >> This comment was originally posted here: Polymer Clay Video Tutorials

Hi Cindy, I am really enjoying your video’s and learning a lot. It’s much easier to learn when you visually see what one is making … Keep up the great work. So nice of you to take time and teach others. ~Laquita-C >> This comment was originally posted here: Web Video Polymer Clay Lessons

yes! yes! yes! I would love to see how it’s made. Your videos help me to go where this woman has never gone before. Thanks and happy new year. ~Sandra-G >> This comment was originally posted here: Faux Turquoise Polyemr Clay Inlay Technique

I was given the weekly video subscription as a birthday present and it was one of the best presents I have ever been given!  The techniques and explanations that you give are simply wonderful and I look forward to Fridays more than I can say.  I hope to receive some more of the back issues as future gifts too! ~Susan-B >> This comment was originally posted here: Polymer Clay Video Gift Certificates

Hi Cindy, I would love to see how this is made…think of the possibilities for earrings as well!  Make one set of earrings and being able to change out the beads to match your outfit would be wonderful!  Thanks so much for doing these videos…it makes learning so much easier to see how to do a technique. Have a wonderful holiday season! ~Dawna-M >> This comment was originally posted here: Interchangeable Pendant and Earring Designs

I receive all of your video tutorials every week and I’m learning so much and enjoy the lessons! Many thanks, ~Mavis-T >> This comment was originally posted here: Polymer Clay Library

Hi Cindy, Thank you so much for updating my acct. I would hate to miss even one of the Friday videos especially since I am now on winter break from my school job and I have time to “carve” away (bad pun :-o ). And Cindy, I want to wish you and your family a wonderful and blessed new year. I am so grateful to have found your site and to have become a member. I can’t tell you how impressed I am with the quality of the instruction you provide which is so packed with tips, information and encouragement I wonder how you do it! And the videos are so professionally done! Although I did sign up for your beginners course (which was very helpful), I think anyone could pick up any lesson and be successful with it. And it continues to improve all the time. I was so flattered that you took my suggestion to list the supplies we need for the upcoming video, thank you so much! All that and personal attention to the blog, to our account problems, encouraging the growth of a new community… well I could gush on. Your site membership would be a bargain at twice the price (or more)! Thank you for a wonderful part of my 2009 and I hope, to a long continuing virtual relationship. I look forward to what 2010 will bring! Most sincerely, ~Sue-W >> This comment was originally posted here: Polymer Clay

About your polymer clay video course… I loved the whole thing.  I especially liked the one on what colors to buy first, so I could get started having some fun without having to purchase a whole bunch of random colors, which probably would have turned out to be not so useful, as well as the tips on tools. I feel that the course really helped me get my feet wet without buying a lot of expensive stuff. I only had two issues:  1. I must have funny-shaped hands, because I just could not get a decent football bead made. (Don’t care, will just stick with oval beads from my tri-bead roller.)     2. In rolling a bulls-eye cane, I made an indentation in the middle as suggested, but I found my ends flying apart after a few rolls.  Trust me to find a new way to screw up! I think it was because my cane was too long for me to control.  Or it could be the funny shaped hands. I thought the length of each lesson was just right, and the pace was right too.  I was able to take notes during my first viewing, and then follow along as I tried out the skill during my second viewing.  I did have to replay once or twice during certain videos, and the only thing that I can suggest that would be an improvement is the ability to move back and forth during the video.  I found I had to start from the beginning each time (feel free to ignore if this is just my lack of techno-savvy). I had fun with the course, and ended up buying a subscription (which I am also enjoying), and would recommend it to anyone who is either a visual learner, or is just not inspired by books, like me. ~Carole-C >> This comment was originally posted here: Polymer Clay Lessons

Learning the wire work for me has become a natural extension of what I do with polymer clay.  Unique findings like the ones you created here, Cindy,  accent the beauty of the beads. Just think how different these beads would look with plain ole store bought (and probably expensive) findings,  I would love a video! ~Elizabeth-S >> This comment was originally posted here: Handmade Earwires

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