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Another Grand Slam. You always have that special little secret that just makes everything come to life so much easier. I have covered many heart beads with canes and never once thought about shaping it into a square to make it so much easier and elegant. You have made another fantastic video that will help me to accomplish more professional looking beads. Thank you again for being you. ~Peggy-B >> This comment was originally posted here: Making Heart Shaped Beads

Cindy – I just now got around to trying the dogwood flower cane. My first one came out great! Your video made it so easy! I used a skinner blend of cactus pollen, petunia, villa rosa, and wrapped in brick red. The lines I made in Blue Hosta blossom. I really like the look of the flowers backgroundless so I’m going to make some pendants from it. I’ll send a pic when I get them done! Thanks again for a great video! ~Carrie-W >> This comment was originally posted here: Polymer Clay Beads

Just yesterday I saw some examples of this kaleidoscope cane and thought “I’d love to be able to do that!”  And here you are, right on top of my thoughts, presenting this cane in the next series. You are a mind reader! ~Carolyn-F >> This comment was originally posted here: Kaleidoscope Polymer Cane Tutorial

This is wonderful, Cindy. It answers so many questions I didn’t know how to ask. Will enjoy this technique tremendously. Thanks so much! ~Joyce-M >> This comment was originally posted here: Polymer Clay Gerbera Flower Cane

Yes please for the April tut’s. They sound like lots of fun and I always love to learn cane making from such a great teacher that is so easy to follow and always teaches something new and unique. ~Ritzs >> This comment was originally posted here: Faux Jade Polymer Clay Technique

This makes me want to play hookie and stay home from work on Friday. I have heard that you must have a male and female holly bush to get one to berries; maybe that is a myth. Holly sure is pretty with it’s dark waxy pointed leaves and bright red berries. I can hardly wait until Friday. ~Anna-S >> This comment was originally posted here: Christmas Polymer Clay Canes

Wow, thanks guys, now I know why I feel like this…I’m a DORK, too!! (at least by Cindy’s definition). Love the kaleidoscope video and making the little right angle triangle is the KEY!! It helps keep the shapes of your Skinner blends and making your canes super cool!!! ~Catalina >> This comment was originally posted here: Easy Kaleidoscope Canes

I have only begun to experiment with making canes during the day when I am at my table, but, Cindy, I must confess, I find myself making lots of canes when I am in my bed at night!  For example, in my mind, I will see the Johnny-Jump-Up flower from one of your cane making pages. I lay there and imagine how I will build it, what colors I will use, and I imagine how I can make leaves like you have showed us, and other beauties, and I imagine how I can put all of these together into a piece of “polymer clay fabric” as I believe you may have called it, and make beautiful and stunning pendants!  I lay in bed claying instead of sleeping!!!  Girl, I do believe I am becoming a  polymer clay addict!!!  Tonight I will probably be thinking about how I can make Nail Frooties, now that I know what THEY are :) ~Cindy-E >> This comment was originally posted here: Making Polymer Clay Canes

Love the cane! I tried it this afternoon! :) ~Cindy-G >> This comment was originally posted here: Polymer Clay Canes

Thank You So Much! I really enjoyed this spliced flower cane tutorial Cindy! I think by far it’s one of my favorites. … I’m working on getting my stuff on Etsy so that’s what’s next on my agenda. Anyway have a blessed weekend and Thank’s Again! Happy Claying From Bakersfield. ~Debra-G >> This comment was originally posted here: Spliced Flower Cane Tutorial

I have a whole bin of beautiful “mistakes”, canes that didn’t turn out quite right etc. I can’t tell you how many times I have been able to re-purpose them into something wonderful just by taking an idea like this one, Cindy, and running with it. As always, thank you for what you give us. ~Elizabeth-S >> This comment was originally posted here: Egg Shaped Polymer Clay Beads

Was out picking my blanket flowers for a bouquet to give a neighbor when your gerber daisy video came. Immediately saw the resemblance in form, and you are right, just need to tweak the color combos. Using your techniques, it will be beautiful, I am sure. ~Jocelyn-C >> This comment was originally posted here: Gerbera Flower Cane Tutorial

I can’t wait for vol 18… Holiday canes yes, yes, yes.  I go back and look over the past vids for ideas, it’s like going to the supermarket and going up and down looking and thinking “now what do I want to make… OH! this looks interesting”. Can’t wait for this, my payment will be coming out soon, so I’ll be good till Jan. ~Ken-H >> This comment was originally posted here: Christmas Cane Designs

Well, I just got back to the blog or I would have commented sooner.  :)   That is a great tip.  I have only tried one cane, failed miserably and have been afraid to try another but with the great tips and teaching Cindy is giving us, I might just get outside my box and try one/some. ~Laurel-B >> This comment was originally posted here: How To Reduce Polymer Clay Canes

I must admit I have not made any canes as of yet. But I do love Pansy’s I think they are one of the prettiest flowers in a garden.  I would love to see you make a video of this cane.  I am still having trouble using the translucent. I either use to much or not enough or something. I know I have said this before but I have really learned a lot by getting into this treasure hunt. Of course I am seeing double by the time I pull myself away from the computer. LOL  And my husband thinks I left him.  But it has been worth it all. You do a great job and I really appreciate it. ~Linda-G >> This comment was originally posted here: Polymer Clay Cane Designs

It is amazing how the spliced cane really took on the look of a flower. I love this cane… so easy and I always love the outcome!  Nice work on the spliced cane! ~Lupe-M >> This comment was originally posted here: Spliced Flower Cane

Love the butterfly Cindy. Love the cane and I love you!!! Can’t wait until my next day off so I can play with these new ideas! ~Melinda-H >> This comment was originally posted here: Butterfly Pendant

Cindy, The flower petal cane tutorial was awesome!!! Thanks so much for all you do! I love coming home from work Friday mornings and seeing your emails!!! Gotta go get more clay!! ~Pam-M >> This comment was originally posted here: Polymer Clay Flower Cane Tutorial

I can’t get over how well the Gerbera Flower Cane reduced so small! Incredible! I bought that back issue (Vol-015,) because I loved the flower cane. It never occurred to me to make it this small – the only cane I’ve made this tiny was a leaf cane. I guess I’ll start practicing some of these little ones. They’re so cute, even if I don’t use them for nail art! ~Phaedrakat >> This comment was originally posted here: Fimo Nail Art Designs

Well as usual I can’t help but mess with a technique! I had the idea of a red 5-petalled flower pendant so I was messing around making blends when I remembered about this video, and decided to use the same stamen idea for my cane, with a different petal shape and a simple lace cane for the centre. I didn’t add a background to the cane, and plan to chill it and slice to make simple pendants – it’s come out kind of Christmassy and I like it. It shows the versatility of this type of cane, that you can make a few simple changes and end up with something very different. I’ll take a picture tomorrow when it’s light so you can see what I mean. ~Silverleaf >> This comment was originally posted here: Polymer Cane Projects

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