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Hi Cindy :) i L-O-V-E your site! i am brand new to polymer clay and i am trying to learn as much as i can – and your site is THE most helpful one i’ve found! thanks! ~Ashley-G >> This comment was originally posted here: Baking Polymer Clay

Hi Cindy, I am fairly new to polymer clay. And I was making mistakes and didn’t know it. But when I found your courses , I was delighted to see how much fun it was to work with polymer clay when you handle it properly. And your videos revealed my mistakes and the right way to do things, So I am delighted to be a part of your teaching and I will keep adding more courses as I progress. I am pleased to say I have already sold 2 necklaces I learned how to make on the videos. I have been making jewelry for a little over 2 years , but making your own beads is so cool. So thanks for making mistakes and sharing so I don’t have to. Sincerely. ~Marilyn-S >> This comment was originally posted here: Polymer Clay Color Recipes

I’m thrilled to have found your course! I had played with polymer clay for a short time a few years ago but set it aside. Your course has helped to ignite a passion, and I’m very grateful for the work you put into it, along with your blog and your library. You see, I had a stroke in 2001. I’m okay physically, but the depression can really get in the way. One day in February was unusually warm, and I decided to go out and run a few errands (which is sometimes difficult when depression rears its head). I stopped by our local Barnes and Noble to have a cup of coffee at the café, and of course I had to find a magazine to read while enjoying the coffee. PolymerCAFE jumped out at me. Reading it caused me to feel something I hadn’t experienced in a long time – enjoyment! When I got home, I googled polymer clay, and found your course. Cindy, I’m hooked! I’m a rank amateur, but the passion is there. This feeling – being passionate about something – is one I haven’t experienced in many years, and your work has played a big part. I simply cannot thank you enough. Serendipity is always such a wonderful surprise, and that’s what happened – the warm weather, the magazine, your course. I never expected any of them, but together they have set me on a course that I’m thoroughly enjoying. What I love about your course (and your library videos) is your wonderful down-to-earth, chatting-with-a-friend attitude. Your depth of knowledge comes through, but it’s in a quiet way that I appreciate. It leaves me feeling encouraged, not intimidated (as many experts often make me feel). Thank you so much for being there! ~Linda-D >> This comment was originally posted here: Polymer Clay Beads

Love this article on mixing colors.  I am brand new in polymer clay (not just mixing but polymer clay in general). I have been totally confused and not sure at all about what I am doing with it. Just reading this color mixing, to me, has been like finding a treasure chest! How creative and artistic you must be, to be able to figure out these color combinations.  I only hope I will have the gift of combining and knowing how to figure out the ‘right recipe’ for this fun stuff! Thanks. ~Karen-O >> This comment was originally posted here: Polymer Clay Color Mixing

I am such a newbie!! Even though I have taken a couple of classes locally, the instructor went so fast trying to cram as much into the time as possible… I was overwhelmed and truthfully don’t remember all that much. ~Marsha-N >> This comment was originally posted here: Beading Classes

Rest assured – Cindy and Doug are both extremely creative and very dedicated to this site. They strive for the highest quality and do so with complete integrity. Many members here will completely support this. I’ve purchased several month’s worth of back issue videos over the last year and can access every one of them as well as the current weekly videos 24/7. I’m new to clay and learned an awful lot through those. ~DJ >> This comment was originally posted here: How to Make Polymer Clay Beads

Hi Cindy & greetings from South Australia. Thank you, thank you, thank you. As a newbie clayer & ‘fly by the seat of my pants’ kind of gal, I found the precision measuring of the traditional skinner blend more than a little off putting – although the results are beautiful. I had most trouble with cutting the angles of  the triangles. Your new method is VERY exciting, & I have just altered my plans for my day off today, to include some experimentation of your technique. So once again, thanks for your generous sharing of knowledge & want to say how much inspiration I get from your wonderful site. Cheers. ~Sharispice >> This comment was originally posted here: Tear Drop Skinner Blend

Have just made my first “real” necklace and bracelets and LOVE this ,,, it is captivating, and at this point, a tad obsessive! ~Heather-K >> This comment was originally posted here: Polymer Clay Lessons

Hi Cindy! Taking your course definitely showed me how much I don’t know about polymer clay. Being a complete newbie, I found every video extremely helpful. Before I had no idea about different brands, how to make even size beads, how to not get fingerprints, I didn’t even know beads needed to be sanded and finished. Until I get further into my bead making, I can’t think of a thing to add….. Except I am anxiously waiting for your cane making video series! ~Joyce-R >> This comment was originally posted here: Polymer Clay Color Recipes

Your site is the best! I am a newbie and have learned so much from your tutorials. I said a loud “yes” when I saw that you would be doing the Gerbera Daisy which was on the top of my list for learning. Thanks again for all the time and hard work that goes into keeping us all so happy! I, too, can’t wait until Fridays now. ~Catherine-R >> This comment was originally posted here: Polymer Clay Flower Cane Tutorials

OK – I am a NEWBIE for sure to polymer clay beading. I’ve been beading for a couple of years. My friends call me a technique junkie – but I love learning new things. I’m just trying to figure it all out – your tutorials are truly the best and so clear and easy to understand. ~Linda-Kn >> This comment was originally posted here: Making Jewelry Beads

I’m so glad I found this absolutely awesome site! I’m new to polymer clay crafting so this site is just what I need. Thanks so much for all this valuable information! ~Sonya-S >> This comment was originally posted here: Polymer Clay Charms

Hi Cindy.  I’m new to polymer clay, but your style of teaching has made me almost an instant expert. You should have a show on HGTV. You are great! ~Jill-V >> This comment was originally posted here: Polymer Clay Bead Making

Hi Cindy, I sculpt representational figures with polymer clay; Santa and historical characters are my favorites, work in progress going on now with Wyatt Earp on my blog and also have a website. I’ve recently become fascinated with bead making! When this happens, I have to explore everything I can find on the subject like a hungry wolf going after dinner! Your videos -re food for my soul; cant’ get enough of them. Thanks for being here for people like me… crazed beginner bead makers! ~Lynda-D >> This comment was originally posted here: Making Polymer Clay Beads

I am sort of new to the polymer clay group. I was reading for sometime then finally joined and have been enjoying the videos, I am still in the early stages but I usually do start slow. I do like the wire work although I am still trying to get the loops the same size, I am left handed so I have to try and turn things around so they work out for me, But what fun it is. I also want to thank you for the videos I love the one with the crayons I am going to try that one for sure. Thank you. ~Barb-C >> This comment was originally posted here: Beads and Jewelry Blog

I agree with everyone Loretta great job. We all owe so much to Cindy. She knows how to bring out the best in all of us and you sure showed us your best Loretta. I think we all agree that Cindy’s talent for teaching is remarkable. To have that kind of a talent in art is a blessing, then to be able to showcase it in a way that can teach even the beginners is absolutely awesome. Once again Cindy THANK YOU FOR BEING YOU, and special THANKS for knowing how to reach us all. I am very proud and grateful to be one of your students. If they had a teacher of the year for polymer clay you would be that teacher. I would be honored to nominate you as Polymer Clay Teacher of the year and years to come!! Hugs to all my clay family. ~Peggy-B >> This comment was originally posted here: Polymer Clay Jewelry

Hi Cindy, This is great. I subscribed to your videos on Saturday. I am somewhat new to Polymer Clay and I have been hesitant about starting out, because I was nervous. I have every tool and every piece of equipment that I could possibly need, just not the nerve to jump in. But, now is the time. I love your video’s and the ones I watched yesterday are wonderful. Thank you again. I look forward to getting all of these videos. ~Nancy-R >> This comment was originally posted here: Polymer Clay Library Videos

Hi Cindy, I’m a new member, as of a few days ago. I am so impressed with your website, your videos, and your teaching expertise. I’m a fairly new clayer, but have been making jewelry for about 20 years. I was planning to join after the holidays, but when I saw that you had a video on making cord endings, I joined on the spot. You see, I had already made a pendant and strung it on a satin ribbon. I made the adjustable closing out of knots in the ribbon, but when I pulled them to shorten the necklace to the length I wanted, the “tabs” stuck out on both sides of my neck. Your cord endings are SO perfect and so easy! I am now very proud of my first completed piece of polymer clay jewelry. ~Linda-Kr >> This comment was originally posted here: Polymer Clay Jewelry Findings

I only recently found you Cindy, and after joining have had a go at every tutorial you have done. I never imagined that (from never trying any craft at all until i retired) I have been able to make a pendant for all my friends and family. They are all so different but so fabulous, I can hardly wait for Fridays to come round and try a different project. It’s versatility is why its so addictive. Thank you so much for your brilliant Videos. They make everything seem achievable. ~Carole-H >> This comment was originally posted here: Polymer Clay

Hellooooo Cindy! I’ve been meaning to write to you to let you know how much I’ve enjoy your videos. I’m a beginner with clay, and am having so much fun!!! I have purchased Volume 1 and look forward to your future videos and to learning more! Thanks for making them available. ~Julie-W >> This comment was originally posted here: Polymer Clay Lessons

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