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LOVE THE VIDEO – Another great lesson Cindy, you must of waited till the stroke of midnight then put your video up. I was awake and thought I would sneak into my husbands study just in case and there was the video waiting for me. I love the way you take a technique and simplify it. I have made these before and they are so much fun to work with. I can’t wait till next week the week after that and that and that. I simply love your lessons. THANKS!! ~Peggy-B >> This comment was originally posted here: Faux Ivory and Bone Technique

Hi Cindy –  I just wanted to say that I would have never even started polymer claying if I hadn’t taken your beginning Tutorial class. I had no idea where to start. The price was incredibly low! Michael’s offers no classes in my area (suburban Chicago, Il) and even if they did, they would not begin to include all the information you teach in your Tutorials. I learned everything I needed to know to get started. Then I wasn’t afraid to dig in and GO! The videos are very clear and concise and you presented them so well that I know exactly what to do. I have since purchased many books (second hand from Amazon marketplace) and their instructions are very unclear, although I have been able to learn and see many new things from them.  But your instructions are A#1! And your price is unbelievable! Thank you Cindy, for providing such wonderful tutorials!  I learned so much and I have since purchased almost all of the back issues of the library videos and have joined the club too! I continue to learn everyday and play with the clay almost every day. ~Coberue >> This comment was originally posted here: Polymer Clay Tutorials

Hi Cindy. The Mica shift tut is wonderful. I have seen and read plenty on it before but have never had it so clearly demonstrated as to make me feel I can go right to it and get it right. I’ll be back when I have done some. Thanks again you Wonderful Poly Lady. Love XXX. ~Elizabeth-K >> This comment was originally posted here: Mica Shift Video Tutorial

Just to know its coming is awesome. Friday will be a truly fun day at home. Well, after watching the video there’ll be a short trip to JoAnn’s for any supplies needed but then to dig in and try my wings! Such excitement used to only come at Christmas, now you bring it to us every Friday, thanks Cindy. ~Joyce-M >> This comment was originally posted here: Butterfly Pendant Jewelry

I love the idea of having leftover beads. Somewhere in my subconscious is the idea that everything I make has to have a purpose. Watching Cindy’s videos showed me that people make beads just for the making. I’m sure you all are thinking duh, but this was an eye opener for me. So, for the past few days, I’ve been making lentil beads – one of a kinds – just for the practice and fun. I plan to make some book beads to use with the book hooks I’m planing to make for a few friends. I made one yesterday for myself (I confess to being a page corner turner) and like the look of it. Maybe having a pretty book hook will get me using it. I’m looking forward to making more of the beads in the videos I purchased. I see a future with a big container of beads. ~Rose-M >> This comment was originally posted here: Polymer Clay Gift Ideas

How fantastic is it to see a picture of your family, Cindy! That’s the first one I’ve seen of your fella (I think I’ll do a search to see if there are other family photos after I post here…) It’s such a great thing that you two found each other, and have such harmonious talents! Thanks Doug, for the gorgeous photography, the perfectly clear videos, and this amazing blog you’ve created using your “computer-geeky” ways! (Cindy’s words :) This is one of my favorite places to be, thanks to you two! (And yes, thanks to this amazing community – you are all really wonderful!) ~Phaedrakat >> This comment was originally posted here: Polymer Clay Community

I played a little last night with my clays, keeping in mind the things I learned from your videos. Wasn’t great… but I am getting there. It’s funny because I know in my mind how these things are supposed to be done. I guess my hands just haven’t figured it out yet!! I am so intrigued with so many techniques and I have to keep reminding myself that I have to PRACTICE doing these things for it all to come together. For instance, mokume gane… when I tried to do it… well, let’s just say that my dog could have done better! But I know (in my head) that I can do this and get good results… now if I can just get my hands to get on the same page!! Sorry for the rambling… Thank you again for showing my hands how to behave!!! ~Pepper-C >> This comment was originally posted here: Making Polymer Clay Jewelry

I learn from anything you show us Cindy! Like Cindy-E says… nothing beats the videos because we can pause, rewind etc., etc. I am one of those visual people that learn much more from seeing it done! Anyone who works with polymer clay will benefit from this community. ~Debi-S >> This comment was originally posted here: Polymer Clay Techniques

I have not even made any beads yet because I’m waiting for my supplies to arrive! I work with wire and found Cindy’s site and got so excited! I don’t have any classes around me and her video instruction is like a one on one personal class and I can’t wait for all of my clay tools and materials to arrive and start playing! ~Malinda-J >> This comment was originally posted here: Polymer Clay Techniques

Cindy, thanks for being so generous and sharing your new method. I tried it yesterday without viewing your video and came out with good results, but watching the video made it much easier to understand. Rolling it up makes a big difference. Thanks again. ~Janet-A >> This comment was originally posted here: Tear Drop Method

Hello Cindy. Boy do I look forward to Fridays now thanks to you. I cant wait to see what you will post next. And I’m never disappointed! This week is no exception. Another finger dancin video I must say. Cause you know the minute I see your e-mail in the inbox my fingers start itchin for some clay. And I luuurv your purple heart shaped bead! Id join the army if they gave me one of those! The Fimo army that is. Only extruder guns here, lol. Do you ever make a bad video? Probably not right? No chance of maybe a hidden blooper reel or two? Just askin, hee hee hee. XOXO ~Jamie-H >> This comment was originally posted here: Cane Slice Pattern Sheets

Hi Cindy, I wanted to say that I enjoy your videos. My kids will enjoy learning from them as well. I wish we would have found these earlier. We did a lot of research, made mistakes and bought several books. Your web site, the course and the weekly videos have been so helpful I wish we would have found you first. It’s great having all the information we need in one spot instead of surfing and hunting for help in many other places. Thanks. ~Missy-C >> This comment was originally posted here: Polymer Clay Tutorials

Thank heavens for the video library from which I can “check out” a tutorial any time I want to review a particular lesson. Otherwise I would never keep up with all the wonderful techniques in your repertoire. Can’t wait for the cane work tuts!  As always, my thanks. ~Elizabeth-S >> This comment was originally posted here: Polymer Clay Flower Cane Tutorials

Phaedrakat, I am so glad you bought the #9 Vol. I hope you continue to get Cindy’s videos. I look forward to each one. I stay up late on Thursday nights because just after midnight the video is in my email. Enjoy!!! ~Stephanie-B >> This comment was originally posted here: Polymer Clay Tutorial

Great video! I took a class on beginning wire working last summer, but I haven’t done too much with it yet. Your video will help to get me going, along with my ever-increasing stock of polymer clay beads! ~Darlene-N >> This comment was originally posted here: Jewelry Wirework Tutorial

This works great! I used Sculpey III since you said it should be soft. I then had to stick the canes in the freezer for a few minutes so they would not flatten when I cut them. I used black, orange and my own turquoise mix so that I could get a Southwestern look. It did just what I wanted it to. Your videos are absolutely super! Thanks much! ~Carolyn-F >> This comment was originally posted here: Extruder Flower Cane Technique

Cindy, I am really enjoying your weekly videos. Your video techniques are perfect – everything is explained clearly and your hands stay away from the camera so we can actually see what you are doing. Thanks also for the colour recipes – I haven’t tackled them as yet, but they give me great ideas. Thanks so much for sharing your talent. I just love working with the clay and still have so much to learn. In fact, where I am in Victoria, Australia, there are not many who work with the clay. I have sold about 15 of my pieces privately and am thrilled to admit that recently, a lady has asked me to display my selections in her clothing shop. I am always looking forward to your tutorials and can’t wait to try all the new techniques. Thanks so much again, ~Liz-D >> This comment was originally posted here: Polymer Clay Videos

I’ve been so busy downloading your how-to videos then jumping back to my workdesk to try them, them jumping into the kitchen to cook dinner (notice the priority listing!), that I’ve no time for much else. Haven’t cleaned the house since I joined. This is just so much fun I can’t stop and it’s a great creative outlet for me! Thanks so much. ~Kristi-L >> This comment was originally posted here: Polymer Clay Videos

I’m from Russia but live in Belgium now. I have a painful skin disease called Dystrophic Epidermolysis Bullosa. When I’m working with polymer clay I can forget for a while about the pain and itching. I live in Antwerp but I was born in Uzbekistan in Tashkent city. I’ve learned a lot from your videos. Thank you so much for that. I appreciate what you doing!! You give people the chance to learn and be creative with polymer clay! I can read a book, but it is not the same. Your videos are very instructive and inspired for me. I’ve made a few roses from Volume 013. And I love them. ~Alexa-K >> This comment was originally posted here: Coping with a Disability – Polymer Clay

I only recently found you Cindy, and after joining have had a go at every tutorial you have done. I never imagined that (from never trying any craft at all until i retired) I have been able to make a pendant for all my friends and family. They are all so different but so fabulous, I can hardly wait for Fridays to come round and try a different project. It’s versatility is why its so addictive. Thank you so much for your brilliant Videos. They make everything seem achievable. ~Carole-H >> This comment was originally posted here: Polymer Clay Techniques

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