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You never stop amazing me! I just watched the Hammered Copper Findings video. I was making a necklace last night and I did not have the right findings. So, I was going to use what I had, but I was not happy with that. I was going to go to the craft store to get some. But now thanks to you, I will be at the hardware store instead. Thanks so much Cindy. Oh, I cannot say enough nice things about you so this will have to cover it all: Cindy, you so ROCK! ~Sherry-W >> This comment was originally posted here: Hammered Copper Jewelry Clasps

I got into beading about the same time that I got into polymer clay – they do tend to go hand-in-hand!  I started by making polymer clay pendants then hunting beads to go with them.  It didn’t take me too long or very many internet searches to figure out that I could make the beads at the same time that I make the pendant and everything would match.  Throw in some contrasting glass beads and the results are amazing. Plus you can have different sizes in the same color…  earrings to match… the possibilities are endless! And clicking on to your site (and signing up immediately, I might add) has greatly improved my workmanship! ~Arlene-H >> This comment was originally posted here: Creating Your Own Polymer Clay Beads

Love all your videos so far and have really gotten into making some simple Mokume Gane pendants. Just on the first stage of sanding, but it is making a HUGE difference in how they look as opposed to just putting varnish on them. Thank you so much for your time! ~Dawna-M >> This comment was originally posted here: Polymer Clay How To Videos

WOW beautiful work just love your Pearl Swirl. Maybe in a few weeks Mine might look like that. Cindy really is a fab teacher. ~Josie-T >> This comment was originally posted here: Polymer Clay Image Transfers

I only just started making jewelry over the winter because I wanted to try to duplicate those expensive “Troll” and “Pandora” bracelets that are getting so popular now. I discovered polymer clay when I was having trouble finding “just the right bead” for my projects. I dove right into the clay and love working with it. It is a craft that I can also share with my daughter and son. They enjoy helping make beads and also small decorative objects (hint – would love to see a bead project geared to the teenage styles). So far I have made the beads for some family and friends. Have had friends request me to make things for them to purchase, but I think I still have a way to go before I would be comfortable charging for them. Maybe one day I can at least pay for my hobby that way. ~Cathy-M >> This comment was originally posted here: Your Reasons For Making Polymer Clay Beads

How fun! and I really like the lacing through the bead rock idea – very clever and effective. I’m looking forward to doing this! ~Maria-C >> This comment was originally posted here: Faux Pebble Beads

Great idea!  Not for my mom as she doesn’t wear them… but… I have a craft show this weekend, and I know I have some lentil beads that I didn’t now what to do with. Thanks so much! Now I know exactly what to do with them!!!! ~Deborah-S >> This comment was originally posted here: Mothers Day Jewelry

The skull bead is so rock star! :) Very inspiring, thanks! ~Zarah >> This comment was originally posted here: Singing Opera in a Biker Jacket

A little tip for molds. I use the mold for resin pieces. I put Saran wrap in the mold, making sure it is smooth with no creases and fill it about half way with polymer clay. I then pull it out and have the shape I want. I have sold bracelets with the square mold. I use the square Crystal Blevins and metal beads. I don’t sell my pieces on purpose, people seem to like them. I consider myself a novice, but I’ve learned so much from you. Bless you. ~Sandra-G >> This comment was originally posted here: Cornstarch and Polymer Clay Beads

Never heard of a book thong – but love the word! Bookmark it is indeed! And beautiful! And more importantly – inspiring! ~Aims >> This comment was originally posted here: Hammered Copper Jewelry

I’ve seen something similar in the craft stores and thought it was a great idea, but didn’t even think of making them myself. ~Sue-C >> This comment was originally posted here: Hammered Copper Beaded Bookmark

Hi Cindy I was excited to see the new video of Variegated Rose Bead-Pt 1. I LOVE all of your videos! They are so wonderful! Thanks so much. ~Crystal-B >> This comment was originally posted here: Polymer Clay Tutorials

All of these roses are absolutely gorgeous. Those suede finish clays make me want to try blue suede roses to match my high heel shoes, LOL! Anyone try a beach rose yet? Along the Atlantic coastline, the shore is lined for miles with these beauties almost forming hedgerows before access to the beach. The pink to deep rose colored flowers, offset by that beautiful orangey-gold center would be perfect done with the Lietz Teardrop Blend and the Lietz Modified Blended Plug methods. Sometimes the flowers are the size of your hand, and the smell from potpourri made from the petals, centers, and rose hips bring you back to the memory of your last walk on the sand. Heading for the Jersey shore for 10 days over the 4th of July weekend. Plan on taking many pics and gathering up a supply to add to the polymer clay, so that hopefully, I get the smell as well as the “look” of my favorite simple rose. ~Jocelyn-C >> This comment was originally posted here: Sculpted Flower Beads

Count me in too! At first I thought only the rose was clay and wondered how you got it to look like the “leather” tag! Here they are BOTH clay!! Cool! That is some far-out – faux!! ~Catalina >> This comment was originally posted here: Faux Leather Jewelry

Personally, Cindy, I can never get enough video teaching and since this project involves fire, (in addition to being jewelry design challenged, the appropriate use of anything combustable is another area where I am a bit deficient), having an actual demonstration is probably even more critical for someone like me (LOL). Whatever the decision, thanks again for all you do for us. ~Elizabeth-S >> This comment was originally posted here: Making Copper Headpins

Hello Cindy. Great tips like always. Love this site! Thank you for letting me reference some of your stuff on my blog. I am working on a new line of charms so these tips were helpful. We always seen to be on the same page some how. LOL Thanks again. ~Susan-L >> This comment was originally posted here: Handmade Polymer Clay Charms

Those poppies are fabulous… and they look so fun. Count me in as being interested and ready to learn! ~Melinda-H >> This comment was originally posted here: Poppy Beads Bracelet

Since poppies are one of my favourite flowers, I’m all over this great video, Cindy. Off to check out Michaels for the Sculpey tools. Love the bracelet. I can just see one done with jet Swarovski’s interspersed with little bunches of poppies hanging off jump rings. Yippee! ~Sue-W >> This comment was originally posted here: Jewelry Projects

I also have so many beads that I don’t know what to do with. Your hooks and chains would really settle that problem … Can I just be you for a couple of days? It’ll solve all my problems, learn all the great talents that you have and then I’ll come back to me. I just love everything.Thanks, Honey. ~Helen-S >> This comment was originally posted here: Hanging Pendant Beads

Lovely stuff Ritzs! I agree with Cindy about your necklace – the connection appears so seamless. I really like the ‘made-it-all-myself’ feeling that polymer clay allows us all. ~Polyanya >> This comment was originally posted here: Making Your Own Jewelry

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