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Love Love Love it. This is a perfect gift for my Grandkids to make for their teachers at school and church. We are going to give it a try right away. Thanks again Cindy for another fantastic lesson. You are terrific!!!!!!!!!!! ~Peggy-B >> This comment was originally posted here: Book Bead Gifts For Teachers

Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!!! I never knew it was so easy! Now I can make those surf bracelets for my sons and their friends also!! God knows I’ve made enough beads over the months and now they will have a purpose. Your tutorial is so clear and easy to follow as usual. All the best. ~Cara-L >> This comment was originally posted here: Making Wire Cord Ends

I love that idea! I can’t even type anymore… I’m typeless because I love that idea so much… My mind is reeling with the possibilities!!! ~Melinda-H >> This comment was originally posted here: Interchangeable Pendants

Bravo Kim! Your letter to Cindy describes me exactly, from trying many craft areas and getting bored, to finding Cindy, and even right down to the first Etsy sale! I got my first this morning after only 2 days of my items being listed! So, I can share in your excitement and wish you the best! And I will be sure to check out your store! ~Carrie-W >> This comment was originally posted here: Home Jewelry Business

What a technique, Cindy. I never had any interest in this type of inlay design before, but now that I see what you’ve done, I need to know how! ~Linda-K >> This comment was originally posted here: Polymer Clay Gift for Dad

Hi Cindy and all. just watched the video re the Interchangeable pendant. What a great idea. I have to admit I am not so great with wire but the more I try I will improve, so out with the pliers and off I go. That’s great for using up those odd beads we have lying around. Trust you Cindy to come up with a way of using them up, just lovely. Love ~Elizabeth-K >> This comment was originally posted here: Interchangeable Focal Bead Pendant

Your Hollyhock is so pretty, Cindy. And I love the triangular shape of this pendant, very cool. The only bad thing is that you’ve sent everyone to Home Depot and they no longer have any copper wire left for me.. by the time I discovered you here, all your members bought up all their wire! lol. Naw, I guess they are scaling back on their inventory. At least there are lots of places to buy wire online. I just loved the idea of being able to buy dirt cheap wire at the, what’d you call it? (Had to scroll up…) “Creative Jewelry Store.” At least you can still get some things there. Like the super cheap tiles to bake on. Anyway, thanks for all the help, Cindy. And once again, that’s a beautiful Hollyhock pendant! ~Phaedrakat >> This comment was originally posted here: Handmade Copper Findings

Beautiful beads Cindy!  I just love the Faux Raku style beads especially the crackled ones. They would definitely make great buttons! And I agree they are earthy and organic looking. And I usually have to touch beads because I love the texture and the colors so these are fantastic! Keep it coming! ~Lupe-M >> This comment was originally posted here: Raku Style Crackle Beads

Beautiful bead, Cindy. Each bead will be very unique, and that is a good thing! :) Hugs to you. ~Cindy-E >> This comment was originally posted here: Jupiter Planet Beads

WOOOO HOOOO!!! Thank you, Cindy!!  I love this absolutely cool and versatile way to hang pendants etc. I’d love it if you could sneak in a quick lesson on making the hooks but only if everyone else feels they would benefit as well … BTW, I’m flying tomorrow to visit my daughter for a few days. I always pack something pc to do while traveling and this time want to practice wire work for some pendants. ~Elizabeth-S >> This comment was originally posted here: Copper Jewelry Hooks

That’s funky enough to tweak my interest Cindy!  ~Aims >> This comment was originally posted here: Brain Cane Mobius Bead

Thanks for the inspiration. I would have never thought about putting Raku with the flower bead… Wow. Expect the unexpected. There is so much hand made jewelry that all looks the same. Unfortunately, much hand beaded jewelry is glass bead, spacer, glass bead, spacer, glass bead, spacer, all the same, all evenly distributed.  Unfortunately, it really does not look much different than what you see at retailers, for much less money and mass produced in China. I  recently went to several shops that sell hand crafted items, shop owners have said they are looking for things that are not jewelry because they already have so much of that. Thanks for the inspiration. ~Anna-S >> This comment was originally posted here: Asymmetrical Jewelry

What a clever necklace. Definitely can’t say it’s like all the other ‘just strung’ necklaces. Would like to see a closeup of the clasp since you say it would be adjustable and there are jump rings on both sides. ~Freda-K >> This comment was originally posted here: Mica Shift Polymer Clay Beads

I used my polymer clay and jewelry skills to save quite a bit of money on my daughters wedding. It was Renaissance themed so I got cylinder glass vases and bought a celtic heart mold and made these, painted them gold, then antiqued them will another gold and glued them around the vases. This was the base setting for the centerpieces. I made the bride and bridesmaids broaches and clasps out of clay. I also used the same heart mold and made the name place setting out of clay. I made their jewelry too. All this saved me quite a bit of money not to mention made the wedding way more custom to her theme than I probably ever could have found. ~Laurel-B >> This comment was originally posted here: Polymer Clay Beads

Cindy I love it. I have seen this type of bail made with a copper washer but I will have a go as you have done it, it is all good learning. It’s great! ~Ritzs >> This comment was originally posted here: Polymer Clay Jewelry Pendant

Christmas day is coming to an end and it has been a lovely day. Contact with family who received my first clay gifts proved to be encouraging. They loved the hookmark/bookmarks with charms including a book at the end. The gingerbread family ornaments of four (clay of course) was well received, to be put on the tree with clay ornament hangers. So it is thanks to Cindy especially for the tutorial on making the book charm as well as all the other information she and you have shared. There wasn’t enough time to try the little snow people so I hope to do that soon and look forward to what is coming in 2010. Happy New Year everyone. ~Joyce-M >> This comment was originally posted here: Polymer Clay Gifts

Me too! Can’t wait for the Fridays of January to come. And I finally finished something!! I actually made beads into jewelry. I made memory beads out of my aunts funeral flowers. She passed away in September. Then I made bracelets for her daughters and granddaughters. I promised myself to get them done before the new year. As I said before my New Years resolution is to clay more instead of just watching what everyone else is doing. Like the others, this blog and Cindy’s lessons are what makes getting up early everyday worthwhile! It is the first thing I look for everyday! Happy New Year to everyone. Stay safe and be healthy! Happy New Year, Cindy! ~Maureen-G >> This comment was originally posted here: Polymer Clay Lessons

Love simple stunning earrings. These definitely fit the bill. For those with skin allergies, Cindy tipped me off to using niobium wire, as it does not react with skin. How sweet to be able to wear pierced earring again without the aggravation. I just keep changing out the wire to wear new (old) earrings. One big thank you, Cindy! ~Jocelyn-C >> This comment was originally posted here: Polymer Clay Earrings

I like the butterflies! I vote yes for the butterfly earrings and the different styles of ear wires too… I like the idea of making my own ear wires in copper. ~Lisa-W >> This comment was originally posted here: Handmade Copper Earwires

Unique so much better than the mass produced identical “cookie cutter” jewellery you see so often in the stores! It’s wonderful that polymer clay allows us to create beautiful one-of-a-kind pieces. ~Silverleaf >> This comment was originally posted here: Polymer Clay Beads

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