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Cindy – I have already recommended your ‘Beginners Course’ to others! It is a great foundation on which to build. I like the way you have it set up so one video flows right into the next – very user friendly. I just sat and watched the videos, until you got to the cane making. Then I took the time to make the canes right along with you. Thank you for sharing your own learning experiences with us. It has cut my learning curve way down! With your videos I feel I can tackle just about anything you present. Your course, and the weekly videos, are worth every penny I have spent for them. ~Carolyn-F >> This comment was originally posted here: Checkerboard Canes

Cindy: There are no words to describe how much I love your course! I have books and videos and tapes but nothing can compare to your course. Each video is concise and clear. Even the camera angle is superb. Other videos are shot from the front and you see more of the teacher than what she or he is actually doing. I go back to your videos time and time again because no matter how much I watch, I still need to check out something once I actually begin the hands-on portion. The cost is more than fair. I don’t know if it is profitable for you but I intend to stay a member as long as you are available. Even in these difficult times the price is affordable. I wake up on Friday and think, Oh great! Today another video is available. You are the best and I am thrilled that I found you. On top of everything else you seem to be such a sweet and unassuming person so each video is like a visit with a good friend. I love you, Cindy! ~Beverle-S >> This comment was originally posted here: Polymer Clay Library

Hi Cindy, I found your Beginner’s Course to be quite informative.  Even though I had been to a hands on class in our community I learned a lot of new things from your video.  I also had a book on polymer clay, but your videos were more helpful than reading the instructions in the book. I found your instructions on making bulls eye, striped and checkerboard canes very helpful – I never thought they could be THAT easy to make.  I also learned how to successfully use the tri-bead roller. I am enjoying your weekly member videos and have learned a lot of new techniques. Now to just find the time!! Thanks. ~Debbie-M >> This comment was originally posted here: Beginners Bullseye Cane

Loved your course and as it was mentioned there is 24/7 availability. I’ve paid for quite a few classes in different mediums and yes, after a few days I’ve forgotten many important details and forget about trying to read my scribbled notes (I can’t even make out my handwriting!). More importantly, Cindy, is that I feel, as I’m sure everyone else does, that you are a friend, always helping when help is requested.  For all of this, this course and subsequent membership in your monthly videos is: PRICELESS!!! ~Catherine-R >> This comment was originally posted here: Polymer Clay Fundamentals

Hi Cindy, I had been using polymer clay for about a year when I joined in Dec. 2009. At first I didn’t think the Beginner’s Course would be of much help, but after watching several of your other videos and picking up a few tips I decided to purchase it. I was glad I did. Again, I picked up some tips that improved my work greatly and made my life easier. Thanks! ~Coral-Y >> This comment was originally posted here: Polymer Clay Projects

Hi Cindy – I think your course is excellent! I have learnt so much in such a short time. Your videos are very easy to follow – you explain everything in an easy to understand way. I look forward to Fridays as I’ve never done before! Thank you Cindy. Kind regards, ~Pam-B >> This comment was originally posted here: Polymer Clay Leaf Beads

I just discovered polymer clay in this last year and like we all do I searched online for information and videos that would help me learn to use this stuff. I came across Cindy and thought investing in her beginner’s tutorial course was what I needed. At the time I was wrapped up in multiple projects and couldn’t sit down and take her step by step video and apply it to clay but I kept it all in the back of my mind as I read her blog. When I finally got around to sitting down and applying her teaching I was grateful for learning little things that I know I would have fought with forever. Next step was signing up for a membership and I foolishly put it off as life got in the way once more. I don’t know why I didn’t think harder that Cindy’s bargain price for what she offers was something I could go back to over and over when I had the time. Instead I just read the blog and thought I’d sign up when I was finally settled back into my craft room and life. Ha! Polymer clay had got under my skin and I started playing with it whenever I could and wherever I could. I took over the dining room table with all my tools and my laptop running Cindy’s videos once more. And! I had to buy back issue after back issue that I could have had for membership prices if I had been a little smarter. It didn’t matter. Even buying the back issues and catching up has been worth every single penny I’ve put into it. Living where I do there is not one person I know of or any classes given on polymer clay. However – I can reach out to Cindy with an email and she has repeatedly given of her time and knowledge like she lives right around the corner from me and we have known each other all our lives. Not only does Cindy give all she has – but this community also gives as well. I have learned so much from Cindy and from other clayers in the comments. I feel that if we all met in one big room we would all know each other immediately. Thanks Cindy. I don’t feel so alone in my new hobby. And thanks to everyone else as well. ~Aims >> This comment was originally posted here: Polymer Clay Beads

Cindy, I thought your Polymer Clay Beginners course was well worth the price. I got some good ideas, like the saran wrap for making beveled edges. This improved my buttons immensely! I love the bonus videos. ~Joan-D >> This comment was originally posted here: Polymer Clay Buttons

To All My Fellow Newbie Poly-Clayers: Being the winner of Cindy Lietz’ 2008 Treasure Hunt, and having access to Cindy’s first set of videos in what I hope will be many sets, I just want to agree with those who have now purchased the videos, and to testify to those who have not yet received Cindy’s videos: Cindy is the best teacher, and her videos are the best videos!!! :) :) :) I have already learned so much from these videos that I so fortunately won this past week. Cindy teaches the “between-the-lines” information that you don’t get when reading an instruction book.  Cindy makes sure that every detail of the subject matter she is focusing is addressed, and made to understand.  Not only that, but her videos are a really good quality, which makes watching them an effortless and  seamless experience.  The lighting in her videos is always right-on, and the angles at which she tapes what she is so eloquently teaching is very thoughtful and conducive to the viewer’s learning experience. I can not say enough for Cindy’s videos, and I know that I will continue to learn from Cindy as she puts out more video sets.  See for yourselves!!! You can’t go wrong if you purchase these videos!!!  Give yourself a great gift, and get them :) Sincerely, a very happy Cindy Lietz fan and follower. PS…NO…Cindy Lietz did not know I was going to write any of this :) ~Cindy-E >> This comment was originally posted here: Polymer Clay Jewelry

I so appreciate the Polymer Clay Beginners course and all the comments that are made. A relative had shown me a flower petal bead last summer and when I lost my dad Dec. 10, 2009, I really began to think about making petal beads and after going online and finding your web site and course available, just had to take it. Experimented with crushed dried flower petals and the polymer clay and have made bracelets for my two sisters, mother, and myself; also matching earrings. They loved them.  For the bracelets I added Swarovski lead crystal beads and 14k gold plated corrugated beads. One had sterling silver corrugated beads and Swarovski lead crystal beads. These gifts meant so much to them and also to me. We had a wonderful dad and miss him so much. What a precious way to have keepsakes. Thank you Cindy. ~Teresa-B >> This comment was originally posted here: Polymer Clay Beads

Hi Cindy, Thanks for the video on storing clay. I just wrapped my first attempt at canes day before yesterday and it was with GLAD WRAP!! Unbelievable!! I am still looking at the Beginners Course as I am a beginner. I think that learning how to cane properly is the key to becoming a great jewelry artist using polymer clay. I work during the day and have other activities in the evening as well as on the weekends but every chance I get at work and at home I look at the video course. I need to know how long I will be able to view it? I promise I will get better, LOL. Thank you again for putting these videos together and I will be purchasing more when I get more money. I appreciate them soo much as I am now addicted to polymer clay. I have not used the Premo, but bought some at your suggestion, however I have bought tons of sculpey III to use up. I made a necklace the other day using a mold with sculpey III but I think I am going to back it with the studio sculpey that I bought so that it will be stronger and not break. I remember your saying that we can mix them. I look forward to all you have to offer. ~Ifama-J >> This comment was originally posted here: How To Store Polymer Clay

Ifama – Thank you for sharing with all of us. Your items are beautiful. You have shown and reminded us how wonderful Cindy is at teaching us all how we can take her videos and put our own personal touch on them. We can take and make something all our own thanks to Cindy. Cindy – I think we are the ones who are blessed to of found you. Thank you for everything I have learned and continue to learn. I have each and everyone of your videos from beginners on. I still continue to go back and watch all of them over and over learning even more each time. You do not have to be a beginner to get much needed information from the Beginner Polymer Clay Course.  Even some parts that I had read about in books before, watching it on video helped me to understand it better. I also want to thank you for all the questions you have answered for me. You make me feel like no question is a silly question. Also thank you to all of the other members who have helped with my questions and concerns.  I feel like Cindy has made us all a part of a special little clay family where we can help each other. So I am sending all a special THANK YOU! Keep Claying. ~Peggy-B >> This comment was originally posted here: Polymer Clay Tutorials

I have had a wonderful time reading Cindy’s blog everyday and looking forward to the wonderful videos! I love them! My New Years resolution is to do less “just reading” and more claying! Really getting into it! And to do that I have just this morning given myself the gift of Cindy’s Beginner Course videos!! Yah! I can’t wait till tomorrow to start watching and learning and doing! (Having company today or I would start today). I’m glad to be part of the family! ~Maureen-G >> This comment was originally posted here: Polymer Clay Course

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

I’ve been a full time lampworker for about 20 years and have been looking to expand into another medium. We have talked about polymer clay for years, but really didn’t know where to start. Your Beginner Video Course cleared up most all of our questions : ) Thanks again, ~April-L >> This comment was originally posted here: Handmade Focal Beads

Hi Cindy – Sorry I’m so late, have been very busy lately. I love the Polymer Clay Course videos! I have not yet had time to look at all the follow up bonus tutes you emailed. Love all the techniques… like the sandpaper and water, crayon tips and so many more. I have a friend who likes to take shortcuts, but won’t spend the money to learn the real shortcuts like you are showing us. Anyway I love your videos. Can’t wait to watch the rest of them. ~Judy-F >> This comment was originally posted here: Sanding Polymer Clay

Hi Cindy: Wanted to let you know that the Polymer Clay Bead Making for Beginners Course, was a good place for me to start. As I know very little about clay. Actually I had become interested in the silver clay, from a demo that I had seen some time ago. But the cost was not within my means at the time. Then I found your site and was hooked. I have done several pendants, Lentil beads, a spiral cane and some fabric. OH, I also made some turquoise beads which I still have to sand the paint off, I am thinking that I will set up the rock tumbler and try and get a better start in them. My daughter actually said they looked like turquoise. I did really have to refrain myself in the beginning to start with the simple beads and canes. As I am one that wants to start with the hard stuff first. The bonus videos I thought are very informative and necessary for the beginner I have been watching the videos several time. Every time I watch the videos I pick up on something I missed. I try and control my self by looking for tools and other necessity. I went to three different hobbies stores today looking for the Etch’n Pearl tools, but still did not find them. I know I can find them on line I just hate to pay shipping. Thank you for the videos. ~Barb-C >> This comment was originally posted here: Faux Turquoise Jewelry

I would love to purchase the Beginner Course, plus any of the weekly videos I do not yet have access to … I have been working with clay for a couple of years, so might not need the Beginner Course, but am sure I could pick up some info that would be great! Love your weekly videos! I have to admit, I sometimes stay up late on Thursdays, hoping you will post it in the wee hours of Friday morning!! ~Jonalee-M >> This comment was originally posted here: Polymer Clay Videos

Bonjour. Merci beaucoup pour votre envois, c’est trés gentil a vous de me faire profiter de ses videos. J’apprend beaucoup à voir les videos, même si malheureusement je ne comprend pas ce que vous dites, puisque je ne parles que le français. Merci beaucoup, Françoise [GOOGLE TRANSLATION: Hello, Thank you very much for your mail is very nice of you to make me enjoy his videos. I am learning a lot to see the beginners course videos, although unfortunately I do not understand what you say, since I only speak French. Thank you very much.] ~Françoise-V >> This comment was originally posted here: Polymer Clay France

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

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