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Everyone who saw my butterfly wing cane absolutely loved them! And there’s absolutely no way I could have done this as a first cane without Cindy’s guidance and video, and have it come out near as well as it did! All credit goes to her when I tell anyone about any of my polymer clay work, but especially these. Thank you so much Cindy! ~Tanya-L >> This comment was originally posted here: Butterfly Wing Canes

Cindy, I absolutely loved your butterfly wing tutorial. I have been working on those for the past few days… Pendants, Pins, Hair barrettes… the possibilities are endless because of your wonderful ability to teach. I have also made dragonfly’s from the same cane. I was so amazed at how easy it was. I would love to show pictures as soon as I have them finished. I think I will probably post some on my face book page. Thanks again everyone for your encouragement it means the world to me. ~Jackie-N >> This comment was originally posted here: Butterfly Cane

I recently realized zebra print is more popular than I thought. I sold a set of bangles and got a request for a second set that I’m finishing today. Thanks for showing it to us. ~Katie-C >> This comment was originally posted here: Blend and Switch Technique

Hiya Cindy – I had so much fun making the Tribal Cane, I had to have my laptop next to me, playing, starting, and stopping the video – but I am extremely pleased with the results! You are one heck of a teacher Cindy, and I thank you for everything I learn from you!! And I learn a lot!!! ~Lisa-W >> This comment was originally posted here: Tribal Canes

Oh Cindy, the colors you used on those canes are gorgeous and the canes are really cool! Please add to your member tutorials. I would love to learn how to make a cane like the ones you have done. ~Hobokenmary >> This comment was originally posted here: Polymer Clay Circus Jewelry

Sitting up, leaning forward, paying close attention, getting into Lime Leopard Spots mode. Wheee! Only a few short hours to go. Thanks, Cindy.  You just get better and better – best! ~Mary-U >> This comment was originally posted here: Heart Beads

Great video Cindy! You made it so simple to do! Thanks! ~Maureen-G >> This comment was originally posted here: Leopard Cane Video

Yay! My weekly fix of clay!!  I love the color combinations.  It’s good to see slicing through canes; am slightly off-kilter myself….  I usually have a hard time cutting straight, so looks like it’s time to practice. ~Koolbraider >> This comment was originally posted here: Mitered Cane

I am not so sad at it being a fifth Friday as I am still gaga over the length and depth of last Friday’s Johnny Jump-Up video.You certainly outdid yourself on that one and can just imagine all the time and work that went into that particular one. Now I will consider it a “two for one”. Thanks again Cindy. ~Lawrence-S >> This comment was originally posted here: Polymer Clay Tutorials

I would love to make a wild violet cane because of the vibrant purples which the skinner blend plug technique you showed last week would be perfect for at least a different kind depth would be seen in the cane. Besides the only flowers that grow around my house are either wild or made of clay! And looking at photos for ideas of depth, shape and color should be a tried and true method when it comes to caning and any other polymer clay project! Even if the photo is a beautiful/simple hand drawn pic made all by yourself! P.S. I love the videos you send every week they really do inspire me! ~Abby-M >> This comment was originally posted here: Polymer Cane Designs

Boy have I been busy with the leopard cane! I love this the animal print. I can’t hardly wait to share what I have been making. I am ready for the zebra now :) ~Brenda-M >> This comment was originally posted here: Animal Prints Leopard Cane

Cindy, I’d been playing with something similar in my mind, but I never thought about making a cane out of it.  Terrific idea! ~Linda-K >> This comment was originally posted here: Cookie Cutter Canes

Hi Cindy, My first couple of tries with this didn’t work out so well, then I decided to mix Sculpey III and Premo and got much better results. I also tried Natalie’s method with that special little tool she uses (I found it on and that works great too. I love canes, especially flower canes, but right now I’m feeling pretty stressed and just don’t want to go through that whole process, so when I saw your extruder flower cane I was so intrigued. You have explained it wonderfully and I spent the afternoon having so much fun with this technique. I just wanted to share that with you. These canes really make very pretty little beads. All the best to you. ~Deborah-E >> This comment was originally posted here: Extruder Flower Cane

Well I did not think I would be interested in the Glow in the Dark Cane, but found it sensational. Especially as I have the Alcohol Inks. No GITD clay yet but will get some. Have some Premo Pearl so will try that too. Thank you Cindy for another Friday worth watching. ~Elizabeth-K >> This comment was originally posted here: Glowing Jellyroll Cane

Thanks for all the comments. I am very excited to get started and make some “stuff”. I am also a hairdresser and nail technician so I’m looking forward to making some canes that I can use in my nail art. I do a lot of nail art now, so it will be exciting to have something new to add. Thanks again to everyone!! ~Kim-G >> This comment was originally posted here: Rocker Beads

Enjoyed this tutorial on the leaf cane. Loved what you did with the multiple pieces. I had wondered how it was done. Thanks. ~Adrienne-L >> This comment was originally posted here: Basic Leaf Canes

This looks so cool! I can’t wait to try it. Had to give my “Art Director” Princess Daisy (my Maltese) the works! Brushing, bath, haircut, feet trimmed and nails!! Two hours later she looks wonderful and will be ready for her new barrettes made from this cane! I may try to make buttons, too. I think I could go crazy with this one, thanks, Cindy:) ~Catalina >> This comment was originally posted here: Polymer Johnny Jump-Up Pansy Cane

I wasn’t that excited about this video until I saw it. I didn’t think I liked animal print really but watching this video persuaded me to try it and I love it! Used up all my first cane making some beads for a bracelet. will be making another one tomorrow I am sure! Thanks Cindy. ~Cara-H >> This comment was originally posted here: Zebra Cane Animal Prints

I love the blues and would love to learn your butterfly cane. You always make a cane that looks complicated so easy to put together. My vote is YES! ~Linda-B >> This comment was originally posted here: Resin Coated Polymer Clay

When I first tried the extruder flower cane I didn’t want to use “good” clay because I was pretty sure I’d mess it up, so I just grabbed a few scrap colours to experiment with – scarlet, cream/ecru, and forest green. The cane worked fine but I hated the colour combination so it sat on my work surface for weeks because I didn’t have the heart to scrap it. And then you posted about your Arizona beads… and I figured I had nothing to lose by putting that ugly cane through the pasta machine. The end result? Three gorgeous tube beads. ~Silverleaf >> This comment was originally posted here: Scrap Polymer Clay

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