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So very beautiful. Love the colors and design. Cindy brings out the best in all of us. Thanks for sharing with us. Making a gift is always so much more personal. I am sure the couple will cherish these for a very long time. ~Peggy-B >> This comment was originally posted here: Polymer Clay Wedding Decorations

Oh, BTW I have finished the jade experiment. I also strung (very quickly) a multi jade bracelet to show my friends and I’ve already gotten five requests for a bracelet. I am so excited, this is the first time that a hobby has become self sufficient (WOW!) ~Ken-H >> This comment was originally posted here: Polymer Clay Color Recipes

Interchangeable sounds wonderful. I fall in line with all those wanting a video on this technique. Thanks Cindy, can’t imagine when your mind has time to rest, you are so inspired and willing to share it all. Thank you again and again. ~Joyce-M >> This comment was originally posted here: Focal Bead Pendants

So so lovely, Arlene. Thanks for sharing. My hammered copper wire attempts have to date been only marginally successful. After seeing this I’m gonna fire up the tutorial and try again until I get it. Congratulations on this inspirational piece. Cindy, you must be so proud when you see your lessons applied so beautifully. ~Elizabeth-S >> This comment was originally posted here: Hammered Copper Wire Hookmark

These look great!  I would definitely like to learn how to make these. I come across the fossils at the GEM shows but they are so expensive to buy, so if I could learn to make little replicas that would be fantastic. There are also a nice focal bead to add to your earth tone style beads, I think. Thanks. ~Lupe-M >> This comment was originally posted here: Faux Fossil Shell Beads

Hi Cindy! It’s hard to keep up with you, you are publishing one article per day :)). I think that your site will become soon a real polymer clay encyclopedia. I enjoyed a lot the pictures of your crackled faux raku beads, they must be wonderful to touch. And the gingham lentil is just beautiful, I’ve made that kind of cane some time ago, the pattern is called a Vichy cane on the French blogs. I’ve never thought of using it on a lentil though. Regarding the cube beads… I have made very few until now, they seem quite difficult to mix in a necklace or it’s me who don’t have the skills. Otherwise I like to make square canes and there’s nothing more appropriate than a square cane for a cube bead. The more complicated bead shape are lovely but time-consuming, especially the sculpted ones. So I mainly stick with the round beads and lately with some tubes. I don’t know about which kind of beads I would like to read more, all you’re writing is always very useful. ~Squash >> This comment was originally posted here: Square Cube Beads

Very pretty! I can see them on hair slides or grips or similar. Or how about wine glass charms for parties? ~Silverleaf >> This comment was originally posted here: Sculpted Rose Beads

These beautiful spheres remind me of the blown glass world globes created by Josh Simpson. You can almost see the clouds, topographical and geographical images using the scrap and dried clay. ~Jocelyn-C >> This comment was originally posted here: Jupiter Planet Beads

Hi Cindy, love the idea about the graffiti bead. It makes a great bead for a leather cord for a guy. My nephew would like that. I made him a wood looking bead on a short cord but he wanted it shorter so it was tight on his neck. I guess that’s how they wear them. ~Bonnie-K >> This comment was originally posted here: Graffiti Fashion Jewelry

Those smooth faux raku beads are fabulous too… can’t wait until my next clay day… shopping list started… ideas churning in my head. ~Melinda-H >> This comment was originally posted here: Faux Raku Polymer Clay

Oh, he is so cute!! Great idea Cindy. I have stated before but it bears repeating: What I love about polymer clay is even mistakes usually turn out beautiful. Some of my prettiest beads are from goof ups. LOL ~Laurel-B >> This comment was originally posted here: Polymer Clay Fish Beads

I love all your beads Polyanya – even your ‘first attempts’. I also admire the fact that you didn’t let the techniques get the best of you no matter what. I’m wondering if I will do the same. You have emphasized my whole reasoning behind using Polymer Clay. You can buy any bead you want if you pay the right price. However – trying to find something as unique as what you have done is impossible in the retail world. And if you did find them – what would the price be? Love them and your spunky attitude! ~Aims >> This comment was originally posted here: Learning About Polymer Clay

Cindy – You have called some beads “money beads”. I found my money bead this weekend. I sold at a festival and made $160 in 2 days! My smooth faux raku bracelets flew off my table! I made different shapes and sizes of beads and my best seller by far was bracelets with the faux raku technique on small (a little smaller than a pea) round beads. I also made larger round, and two size cube beads and paired them with silver spacers. ~Carrie-W >> This comment was originally posted here: Sculpey III Polymer Clay

I’ve been making jewelry for many years, mostly using metal links and Softflex covered with seed beads, Fireline with woven seed beads, or silk thread to hand-knot pearls. Polymer clay has now introduced me to so many new ideas and ways to make jewelry. I just love this site! ~Linda-K >> This comment was originally posted here: Making Polymer Clay Beads

Ack! Love it! Oh no, I have the in-laws coming tomorrow! Claying vs. cleaning. hmmm… Mom-in-law would love a new pair of hand made earrings. :-) Thank you so much for sharing your techniques and ideas! ~Dawn-B >> This comment was originally posted here: Polymer Clay Butterfly Pendant

Wow, these beads are gorgeous… love the bold colors, especially together with the copper. It’s great to see so many ideas “stem” (lol) from a single Dogwood flower cane, what a treat! ~DJ >> This comment was originally posted here: Vibrant Rosary Beads

I love it !!!! The great thing about Holly is that it is not just for the Christmas season. Holly can be worn all winter and by people of different cultures and faiths. ~Anna-S >> This comment was originally posted here: Christmas Jewelry

This is a wonderful technique [Faux Leather]. I just got done making 12 of these in fall colors. Not sure if I am going to use them for key chains or make a colorful leaf necklace, but I love this. Thanks cindy for yet another awesome new technique. ~Kriss-J >> This comment was originally posted here: Unisex Fall Jewelry

Hi Cindy, loved watching the book tut just now and as usual you have inspired lots of ideas as to what to do with it. I can see myself doing miniature art journals for friends that journal. Mmmm… have to put more thought into that one.  Anyway thanks for the tut it is so cute. Bye Love, ~Elizabeth-K >> This comment was originally posted here: Book Beads Tutorial

Cindy, That is a beautiful necklace!! I would wear it proudly myself with the modern women’s uniform of jeans and a crisp blouse. I did not get a chance to make the holly and berry canes but I love the versatility of all the projects that you have shown us throughout the year. It is one of the things on my to do list for next year.. so much clay so little time.. and retirement still so far away.. a girl can dream can’t she. Thanks for all you do for us. ~Sam-M >> This comment was originally posted here: Polymer Clay Jewelry

I love the look of “special” earwires. Handmade ones show that you really care about the design of your jewelry; they also make earrings much more interesting! This can also be a money-saver (depending on what you normally use.) This will be a great video! ~Phaedrakat >> This comment was originally posted here: Polymer Clay Jewelry Ideas

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