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GOD BLESS YOU, CINDY LIETZ!!!  I have been waiting for this video but knew you would only share it when the technique was perfected. Cuz, that’s how you are. You make the mistakes so we don’t have to. For anyone who has not joined as a member, this is something you definitely should do. The monthly fee is minimal and you will save that amount in aggravation. ~Anna-S >> This comment was originally posted here: Faux Raku Polymer Clay

OK now you’ve got my mind going 90 to nothing!!! And me here at work instead of home in my studio! I’ve been making some  of those hammered copper bookmarks that you featured a while back and needed something that was more masculine. I can also see where this would be great for doing personalized items… hmmmmm… I THINK I can see how you did these so I’m going to go home and play! I’ll let you know if they turn out. ~Arlene-H >> This comment was originally posted here: Graffiti Fashion Jewelry

I watched the Calla Lily video and can’t wait to get started making these beads. Thanks so much, Cindy. You help make the weekends even better than they were before. I love Friday! ~Carol-C >> This comment was originally posted here: Making Calla Lily Beads

Dear Cindy, Very cool! I have seen turquoise beads made in books, but it helps so very much to actually SEE it done! I will use this method when my inner child comes out and really wants to make mud pies! (or when I want to make turquoise-like jewelry!) :)   I really like your longer videos like this one. I really get absorbed into what you are saying and doing. I always wish the videos weren’t over yet when they are, because you are such a nice person to listen to, you are so delightful, and your videos are so easy to watch with so much good information within. Thanks for showing us this method. :) ~Cindy-E >> This comment was originally posted here: How To Make Faux Turquoise Beads

What an informative video! It’s all very well reading about using a tool to buff, but its only when you see how to hold the tool etc it all becomes clear. Thank you Cindy! ~Rachel-W >> This comment was originally posted here: Buffing Polymer Clay Beads

I just purchased this back issue and I love the clay background pattern techniques. I had some Halloween canes and made some pillow beads out of the pattern. They came out so awesome. I’m having so much fun and catching on quite quickly. It’s very satisfying to know that I made the beads I use making the design. OK, I do not make the canes, I do buy them from Etsy, woopes. Having a Jewelry business I have to pick and choose what I can make myself. I will however, buy a rock tumbler soon. Thanks for all you knowledge. ~Mary-N >> This comment was originally posted here: Polymer Clay Pattern Backgrounds

I’m so glad I found you and your site. I now only buy the necessities, as I need them. I wish you had been here 5 to 6 years ago before I went wild with my purchases! Still, I will be able to use all of my polymer/beading stuff eventually. That’s just one of the beauties of PC — it lasts so long! ~Phaedrakat >> This comment was originally posted here: Beads and Beyond

I do love hearing “that’s clay?” when I show off something new to somebody on campus. I’ve gotten great comments on my alcohol ink and metal leaf pendants so when my camera decides to play nice, I will have photos. ~Katie-C >> This comment was originally posted here: Fimo… Clay that Gets Fired In A Toaster Oven

Thanks again Cindy for another great tutorial – loooove the beads!!! Can’t wait to start on them. All the best. ~Cara-L >> This comment was originally posted here: Jupiter Planet Beads

This faux raku technique looks like so much fun Cindy!! Gaaahhhhh! You are making it so hard to keep my promise not to clay until my studio is done!!! I’m not going to know where to start when I can finally clay again! Color chips and roses and faux raku and and and… Ok so deep breath and count to ten (billion) Ahhh! I’m ok again. Don’t worry. I’ll… be… fine. XOXO ~Jamie-H >> This comment was originally posted here: Faux Raku Polymer Clay

Hi, Cindy — thought you should know I taught your faux crackle raku technique to my local guild. Of course I gave you credit and mentioned your blog and e-newletter. Amazing all the different effects we got. There’s a lot of difference between using a heavy-duty paint peeling heat gun (like I have) vs. a craft heat gun. As expected, much faster with the heavy-duty model, but easier to control with the craft version. Since I am used to the heavy-duty one, I quit too soon w/ the craft version and didn’t get much crackle, but still had nice results. Forgot to mention that one member used her acrylic roller instead of the pasta machine.  That might be a way to control the crackle a bit more, if you’re not up for random chance!  Personally, I like random AND chance :-) ~Priscilla-L >> This comment was originally posted here: Faux Raku Lessons

Wow Melinda! Congrats! Sometimes sales happen in odd places! It does feel wonderful! I am addicted to the Jupiter beads as well as the smooth raku. My mother isn’t a die-hard clayer but she fiddles with it with me from time to time and she is addicted to the raku beads! I made some 1/4″ smooth raku cubes and am going to turn them into a bracelet. ~Carrie-W >> This comment was originally posted here: Making Jupiter Beads

Cool Graffiti Beads technique – love the colors you used. Thanks Cindy! ~Lynn-V >> This comment was originally posted here: Polymer Clay Graffiti Beads

I love the look of that key chain. The more I learn the more awesome things I see that can be made of polymer clay. FUN! ~Dawn-B >> This comment was originally posted here: Faux Leather Jewelry

We have the Makins Ultimate Clay Extruder as well. I too used to have a Sculpey clay gun but after a couple batches of Jupiter beads it made sense to get the Makins Ultimate. I love mod canes. I also use the extruder now to make really textural background packing of canes. BUT my all time favorite use is JUPITER BEADS! I can’t get enough of the melding colors and crackling layers. They fascinate me. ~Melinda-H >> This comment was originally posted here: Clay Extruder

Wow! I’m really looking forward to learning how to use the eyelets in my work … should make it look even more professional! Another winning video Cindy. Thanks again and again! ~Maria-C >> This comment was originally posted here: Butterfly Wing Pendant

This clasp is beautiful and looks easy to do. I have seen other demo’s of this type of clasp, but seeing how you do it makes the process understandable… and the others didn’t include a center bead!  Thank you again for a wonderful video! Please keep the wire working with polymer clay bead videos coming. ~Sue-W >> This comment was originally posted here: Polymer Clay Copper Jewelry Findings

Cindy I cant believe you have done it again. I just love the hooks. I have only made the single wire but I see yours are double. Please show us how it is done. ~Ritzs >> This comment was originally posted here: Polymer Clay and Copper Jewelry

WOW! You must of been sitting there waiting for the clock to strike midnight. Love it, Love it, Love it, You just want to pick it up to see if it smells like leather. I am having one of my sleepless nights so I’m on my way to see what color of Sculpey I have. Let you know how it turns out. THANK YOU ONCE AGAIN CINDY. ~Peggy-B >> This comment was originally posted here: Faux Leather Technique

I loooooved this vid Cindy! I am going to make some pretty stuff with this technique… now I just have to make some beads that suit/fit this style. *lol* Can’t wait for the next wire working vid..!!! :) ~Lisa-W >> This comment was originally posted here: Chandelier Wirework Technique

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