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Polymer Clay Membership Site I LOVE your teardrop method and I really think you should get that in PC magazines so it can become a household name, it is really that great! ~Tina-A >> This comment was originally posted here: Polymer Clay Tutorial

Absolutely loved the Video. I have been struggling trying to do these wire wraps on some of my projects, but they were not turning out so good. This video has showed me what I was doing wrong… can’t wait to go get started. This time I know they will turnout good. Thanks again for really great videos. ~Jackie-N >> This comment was originally posted here: Polymer Clay and Wire Jewelry

Brilliant!!  I was trying to anticipate how you were going to put the cane on the heart (thinking it was in heart shape form first) and the way you square it first then add and meld, well, I was really surprised.  Thanks again!! ~Catherine-R >> This comment was originally posted here: Polymer Clay Heart Bead Tutorial

Thank you so much Cindy for coming up with, yet again, a less complicated way of turning a difficult project into a much simpler one. I am one of those people you mentioned in your video who likes the simpler and less tedious way of accomplishing a task that otherwise I might not even attempt because of its complexity in doing. I love your way of bead making. Your videos are so helpful and the projects you come up with are so beautiful. Showing us step by step methods is so considerate and worthwhile. You make bead-making a joy instead of a task. Thank you so very much and please keep up the good work. ~Diana-A >> This comment was originally posted here: Lietz Teardrop Method

I see says the blind man….thanks, one of my issues was getting the translucent thin enough, thanks for showing this. I have some very ornate cigar bands, and this is perfect for showing detail and encasing in poly clay. Thanks again Cindy, the price of the membership is saved in the mistakes I will no longer make! ~Rob-K >> This comment was originally posted here: Alcohol Ink Effects

I haven’t been able to touch my clay in going on 2 years now!! And there is bound to be at least a few canes and things that have gone south by now! But with this idea I will know exactly what to do with them! Thanks Cindy!!   XOXO ~Jamie-H >> This comment was originally posted here: Jupiter Planet Beads

What a gorgeous finish! I can’t wait to try this and tell all my polymer friends! ~Shannon-L >> This comment was originally posted here: Faux Raku Polymer Clay

Worked on this technique tonight, it was very simple after following Cindy’s techniques. Thanks Cindy again for your excellent tutoring skills. ~Nancy-R >> This comment was originally posted here: Polymer Clay Faux Raku

Cindy, I am so excited I can’t stand it. I literally stumbled onto your sites by using Bing. I have been making paper beads and have been looking for info that way. One of your videos that I watched was the watercolor/clay technique. I just had to tell you the round one, if in blues and greens instead of the pinks could have been the globe. That process has made me decide that this is something I want to do. Thank you so much! ~Kathy-B >> This comment was originally posted here: Polymer Clay Tutorials

Hi Cindy, I love the Jupiter beads that I have made. Everyone showing them on your site have been making beautiful Jupiter beads too. It makes me want to make more! I used to wonder “how do they make that?”, now thanks to you, Cindy, I know how to make them and can make beautiful beads myself! ~Bette-B >> This comment was originally posted here: Making Jupiter Beads

Hi Cindy: I watched your video with interest, because, even though I may have tried a particular technique before, you always seem to give a fresh approach to ideas I have seen before. You continually inspire me again, and again. Last weekend, my daughter (11) wanted to learn how to make some polymer clay beads so I showed her your Jupiter beads. You would not believe how many different styles of beads we made using this method. It was so easy for my daughter and so much fun. There was a lot of oohing and aahing in the kitchen. It certainly made good use of a lot of scrap and old clay I had been hanging onto. I think I need to introduce “sanding” to her now and put her to some real work. ~Carol-C >> This comment was originally posted here: Polymer Clay Graffiti Beads

Thank you for all color recipes! I made some roses like yours and I must admit that skinner blend roses are one of the most beautiful things made out of polymer clay. Did you invent them? ~Nevena-E >> This comment was originally posted here: Polymer Clay Techniques

I am pursuing a way to make beautifull swirled beads. I can shape it nicely to a bicone. I can even start swirling but I frequent have to stop it before I reach the point I would like to. Somehow I feel that I will damage my bead or that I can not phisycaly swirl it anymore. >> Next DAY: I just watched the Vol-001-1 video and I was glad to have bought it and immediately I found where my mistake was!! Thank you. ~Monica-D >> This comment was originally posted here: Making Polymer Clay Lentil Beads

These are so cool. Had the tools on hand so mixed up the Succulent Red and it was off to make the poppies. Will have to try some other colors too. Really had fun with this. Thanks Cindy. ~Joyce-M >> This comment was originally posted here: Poppy Bead Tutorial

I love this chandelier wire work… I cannot put my tools down :) Thanks Cindy! ~Brenda-M >> This comment was originally posted here: Polymer Clay Earrings and Pendants

And, mica shift! You must have been reading my mind. I’ve been playing around with this technique lately. I’ll be so happy to get your tips on it. ~Dawn-B >> This comment was originally posted here: Mica Shift Technique

Cindy you are such an inspiration to every one. I’ve not only made jump rings I’ve tried to make a couple of crimp ends which worked well. Love to see more wire work. Roll on next week. ~Josie-T >> This comment was originally posted here: Wire and Polymer Clay

I’ll take anything that comes out of that amazingly creative brain of yours!!! Like Sara I love to learn wire working so I can’t wait for this coming one. I’m also into the “joy of extruding” lol, since you taught the Jupiter bead technique and just bought those adapter thingies for my Makins where the clay comes out with a hollowed out core. I haven’t tried them yet but would love to learn some more bead designs that involve my favorite toy. Since you asked I just want to throw the request into the mix. As always thank you! ~Elizabeth-S >> This comment was originally posted here: Polymer Clay Tutorials

I got so excited when I saw the technique.  Ran to my studio and set it all up.  No matter how much I extrude it just comes out 4 ugly little strands.  It just won’t make one.  Guess I am going to have to wait for the video from Cindy. ~Beverle-S >> This comment was originally posted here: Clay Extruder Flower Mod Cane

Cindy, that was a great Mica Shift tutorial. I especially like the idea of putting the clay on a bottle to cut it. If you aren’t use to bending the blade, it can make some really deep  gouges. I learned the hard way. When I cut my beads out, especially with the pearl and metallic colors of Premo, I put a piece of Saran wrap over the clay first and it gives them a beveled edge cut. Great video, I look forward to Friday’s to see what new and wonderful things you are going to do next. ~Bonnie-K >> This comment was originally posted here: Mica Shift Polymer Clay

OMG – I can’t believe this method! I have been mucking around doing it the old way and not having the variety of this fantastic technique. Thank you to all involved, but especially to you Cindy – your explanation is very clear and precise and you are extremely generous! Karen Lewis uses many of these little flowers to embellish her beautiful beads, but her way is very labour intensive – now I can embellish to my hearts content- many thanks again. ~Cara-L >> This comment was originally posted here: Super Easy Extruder Technique

Love those Arizona scrap clay beads. I will have to try that one myself. Those are so pretty. I have came across many happy accidents as well and made outstanding things with those. It’s exciting to hear of others, happy accidents and the beautiful things that come out of that. ~Lynn-W >> This comment was originally posted here: Beads Made From Scrap Polymer Clay

Thank you so much for the information about teardrop method. I am sorry I couldn’t remember who originally wrote about it. I should have known it was you. I read your articles all the time and have found a lot of good information. Thanks for sharing! I didn’t know if this would work for me but I find it works better than a regular skinner blend. Again, thank you very much for the information. ~Dori-T >> This comment was originally posted here: Lietz Teardrop Color Blending Method

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