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I can’t wait to have a go at this extruder flower cane – you make it look so easy! Many thanks for yet another wonderful technique so clearly explained. ~Susan-B >> This comment was originally posted here: Extruder Flower Mod Canes

Wow! This is terrific! They did an amazing job! Polymer clay is so fitting for all ages. I hope this makes their self confidence fly high! You do have the best job in the world!! :) ~Catalina >> This comment was originally posted here: Special Needs Children and Polymer Clay

Oh, I’m feeling like Lucy in the chocolate factory – how’s that for an old TV reference! I want to do everything Cindy teaches us and the ideas of all the things I want to make are jumping around in my head. I can’t keep up!!! I have never been so creative before in my life and I thank Cindy for all that inspiration. I have three grandnieces under the age of 6 and I think it would be very cute to make buttons to decorate matching T-shirts for them. I wish I had known how to make clay buttons when I used to sew my own clothes. @Cindy – I was asked to do a presentation for my local Arts Guild next week. They thought I would do another painting presentation, but I decided to do my presentation on polymer clay basics instead. You’ve given me confidence to take this on. ~Linda-K >> This comment was originally posted here: Making Polymer Clay Buttons

So many little (maybe even not so little) girls I know would love these popcorn earrings and I’d really like to see Cindy’s technique for this cane. What a brain that woman has – she could just about rule the world! Love the wire wrapped agate rings too. So much to learn. Rock on, Cindy! ~Mary-U >> This comment was originally posted here: Popcorn Polymer Clay Earrings

AMAZED again, your mind probably never stops spinning. Where do you come up with these great ideas. I bet you were a blast as a kid to play with. Imagination creates the most fun for children. I am going to have to put my mind to work to see what I can come up with for my grandkids. They are too young for Harry Potter at least the youngest. But I can take a children’s book with a different topic and come up with something. My Grandaughter (6) loves anything to do with Disney Princesses and my Grandson (3) loves Dinosaurs. I’m going to give myself a challenge to come up with something for Christmas. Let you know later what it is. Thanks again Cindy for giving me some much needed motivation. ~Peggy-B >> This comment was originally posted here: Harry Potter Polymer Clay

Thanks, Cindy, for some very good information about working with kids and polymer clay. I have 7 nieces and nephews, and they are pretty fascinated with my work (now that I have got it all out of the storage boxes again.) We’ve only had a couple of “play” sessions so far, but you are right about so many things in this article. It’s amazing how creative they are — my 7-year old niece “invented” a fantastic surface technique just by playing around. I plan to use it for my own creations, as well. I should soon have a good permanent work area set up. Then I will use your advice above and let the kids teach me some new techniques! ;-) Thanks again! ~Phaedrakat >> This comment was originally posted here: Polymer Clay Kids Craft Projects

I started making jewelry when I retired a few years ago. Then I “found” polymer clay and decided I wanted to make my own beads. I do sell my jewelry to friends so I want it to be extra nice. I just joined and subscribed to your blog and am hoping to learn how to make more  “sellable” beads and jewelry. I still have a lot to learn but am enjoying it so far. I would like to make simple but pretty beads. ~Maureen-G >> This comment was originally posted here: Making Polymer Clay Beads

The faux pebble beads are a great addition to all your other ideas, Cindy. I think the granddaughters will have fun with this and why not a “pink” rock if they so choose? This also gives them an idea for later on or maybe even now to make for Dad to bring back to Texas in August. Wouldn’t he be impressed? Will have to think of something else in your repertoire for Mom. Going to be quite the summer vacation for them and me, Nana. Thanks, Cindy. ~Joyce-M >> This comment was originally posted here: Dog Tags Jewelry for Boys

I have to let you know that right now making miniature food is great fun!!! Though I do not have a dollhouse, my 13-year-old daughter and her friends LOVE my mini food jewelry! And it’s not just the kids…I know of many people that look forward to my latest “recipes”.  It’s probably not something you wear everyday but great fun!!! ~Betty-B >> This comment was originally posted here: Miniature Polymer Clay

Cindy, that was a great idea, I have so many beads that I don’t know what to do with and don’t want to put them on something permanent. My niece in college will love this.  I’ll make her a couple of them on ribbons and send her beads to change out. ~Bonnie-K >> This comment was originally posted here: Interchangeable Focal Bead Pendant

Count me in too! Glow in the dark – really cool. I know my teenager will love it too. ~Cheryl-H >> This comment was originally posted here: Jellyroll Cane with a Psychedelic Twist

I shall stand on the patio in the dark just for the shear fun of it and glow;  good job we don’t have close neighbors can’t wait for Friday. Ooohh I wonder why I keep wishing the days away at my age I should not do that,  lol. ~Ritzs >> This comment was originally posted here: Glowing Jellyroll Cane

I would love to learn this puffy bead technique! My 9 year old daughter loves to watch the videos with me, and I know she will love these too! They just look FUN! If there are any special supplies we may need for upcoming tutorials, it would be great if you could let us know ahead of time, just like with the buffalo flakes. I got mine yesterday, and can’t wait to learn the faux opal. We are in the process of rearranging the rooms downstairs, and one of them is going to be my craft room!!! I am sooo excited, my very own place to work. ~Tiffany-M >> This comment was originally posted here: Hollow Polymer Clay “Puffy” Beads

These are delightful! My 14 year-old son was watching the tutorial with me and when it finished said that he couldn’t wait for me to have a go at this technique.. so off I go! ~Susan-B >> This comment was originally posted here: Hollow Puffy Beads Video

I love to get the emails on a Friday, it is a real treat. A great start to the weekend! I always watch them straight away (luckily Friday morning is a quiet one at home with my daughter). My aim is to create jewellery pieces rather than just pretty polymer clay things and beads I keep in a box! Thanks to your variety of techniques, hopefully I will be able to combine some into interesting projects. Thanks. ~Cara-H >> This comment was originally posted here: Spliced Flower Cane

Cindy; I just love the tute. When I went to pick up my G-kids I noticed that my daughter had johnny jump-ups. I was like oow… Cindy is doing a tute on those :) ~Brenda-M >> This comment was originally posted here: Johnny Jump-Up Pansy Cane

The mushroom pendant is very cute. I would love to learn how to make it, and so would my 9 year old daughter. You should see some of the things she has made with clay. She loves to watch your videos with me. We sit at the computer and each hold an ear bud to learn our new lesson. She has quite the knack for it. She does beading and string too. It’s fun to have her fresh look on things! ~Tiffany-M >> This comment was originally posted here: Mushroom Jewelry

Thanks again for adding another string to my learning curve you sure do make Fridays fun and these little shrooms will be a breeze to make for me and my grandaughters. They look so good. ~Carole-H >> This comment was originally posted here: Sculpted Mushroom Bead Shape

Before Christmas I wanted to add to Rose-M’s comment about having so many beads etc. Your thoughts, Rose, hit home with me and I had planned that “after things settle down again” I need to revisit the techniques that have given me a challenge that I didn’t conquer. Not that something interesting didn’t happen but I moved on and now like you say, Cindy, when the need for that accomplished technique comes it will take that much longer to have the sense of accomplishment that a finished project always gives. I’ve told my granddaughters many times to “learn whatever you can now because you don’t know when you’ll need it later on”. Now I need to do the same in my clay world. It is all fun and rewarding so now I’ll enjoy the “happy accidents” (as artist Bob Ross would say) but stay with the technique to really make it mine before going on to something else. It’ll just take a mite longer to get to that something else but there will great satisfaction in mastering that new technique. Many thanks to you, Rose and Cindy, for putting more light on this subject. ~Joyce-M >> This comment was originally posted here: Polymer Clay Lessons

This mushroom bead is going to be perfect for me to make with my niece when she visits this weekend! ~Linda-K >> This comment was originally posted here: Mushroom Bead Video Tutorial

Well I didn’t get here on Christmas day but I still want to wish Jesus a Happy Birthday. I also want to wish Cindy and my clay family a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays.I am very thankful to Cindy for each and every blog I have read and video I have watched. I have been most touched by the book bead video. I used this video to make many Christmas gifts for family and friends. My grandchildren made book bead markers for their school teachers with the initial stamps and the cross stamp for their Sunday school teachers. My youngest grandchildren made the most book beads. My daughter their Mommy started out teaching deaf and hard of hearing students. Because of this sign language is big in their family. So we used the sign language letter stamps on Mommy and Daddy’s book mark beads. I received a wonderful gift from my husband – laptop computer. When I told my youngest Grandaughter who is 6 she said Momma we can have Cindy in the craft room with us now while we work on our clay. Before I had to watch the videos in my husbands den which does not have room for me to do my clay in there. Now I can just back the video up if I forget how something is done while I am working. This is a blessing for me. So watch out Cindy you will be spending 2010 with your favorite fan in my favorite room in the house. Thank you Cindy for all of everything you put into this wonderful clay family. Thank you for being you. God bless us all. ~Peggy-B >> This comment was originally posted here: Polymer Clay Family

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