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ETHIOPIA: This is Grace from Ethiopia, I am sure I must be the first person to comment on your blog from Ethiopia. I would like to thank you for your cheerful attitude towards the newbies like me and your encouragement (which sounded very sincere to me, that is why I am writing :) ~Grace-Y >> This comment was originally posted here: How To Make Large Polymer Clay Beads

CYPRUS: As biochemist I work for the ministry of Education and Culture. I finish also an Art School in Athens. I’m teaching stained glass, mosaic and handicraft to the Adults Education Centers. I have for this year 150 students every week. Last July I started the Cyprus Polymer Clay Association. Now the association has 63 members and still growing. I teach Polymer clay for 4 years now and Silver Art Clay for 1 year only. My book will be ready next year in English and Greek. Thank you for your video library. ~Maria-A >> This comment was originally posted here: Polymer Clay Color Mixing

NEW ZEALAND: Hi Cindy. I really enjoy your videos and the way you explain things. You have inspired me to try different things. I am new to polymer clay so really appreciate that there is some online teaching available as there is very little in New Zealand. I have attached a couple of pictures of things I have made from polymer clay as I feel more confident thanks to you. I made a cane using the a clay gun and covered a wooden frame that has a picture of my grandson. I started making miniatures just for fun and enjoy that too. I think it is amazing that you answer emails to you as you must be so busy. Thanks again. ~Jo-S >> This comment was originally posted here: Polymer Clay Success Stories

SINGAPORE: Hi Cindy, I’m watching the Vol-009 videos now. It’s great and learnt a lot from your video. I’m from Singapore. Right now i,m learning how to make flower from soft clay. Also some deco like mirror, wall flowers from soft clay. Thank you from Singapore ~Samad-S >> This comment was originally posted here: Polymer Clay Flower Colors

AUSTRALIA: 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 Method Skinner Blend

GREAT BRITAIN: So glad to have found you all. Claying isn’t as big in Britain as it is in the States, don’t quite understand why but then neither is patchwork and quilting (another of my passions). I’ve spent months researching polymer since I stumbled upon it and I visited your site loads of times before I took the plunge and subscribed. I’m really glad I did you’re the best! ~Polyanya >> This comment was originally posted here: International Polymer Clay Artists

GERMANY (NORTORF): Thanks Cindy, I’ll give it a try. My hometown is north of Hamburg, called Nortorf. Its my 1st try with sculpting and its huge fun :) So I guess future work will come. Do you have a gallery, where works can be shown? ~Faber-D >> This comment was originally posted here: Baking Polymer Clay

INDIA: Thanks so much for your reply and info about polymerclay. iam from India. iam a beginner in polymerclay. still iam much interested in learning more about polymerclay beads, pendants etc ~Geetha-S >> This comment was originally posted here: Baking Polymer Clay Pendants

ITALY (MILAN): Cindy, Many thanks to you for your valuable lessons. Please pencils are wax? And the pasta is translucent or white? Thanks, embrace. ~Mariangela-P >> This comment was originally posted here: Polymer Clay Inclusions

BULGARIA (PLOVDIV): Phaedrakat,thank you very much! I am from Plovdiv, Bulgaria. The thing that helped me most was your advice. Before typing the question i have read them all except one (where there is an explanation about piercing especially lentil beads, holding them in special position in your hand) and the funny thing is that i searched exactly this one, as i remebered that once i had come across this advice, read it quickly and said to myself that i would get back to it when i start making lentil beads. But meanwhile i did not find my attempts at piercing round beads very satysfaing and i decided that it might help now. I always feel that i should withdraw the needle if it goes not straight and begin piercing from the other site, and make the two paths meet but for some reason, i did not do it. It is different when you read it. ~Nevena-S >> This comment was originally posted here: How to Make Polymer Clay Beads

DOHAR QATAR, GULF, MIDDLE EAST: Dear Cindy, I am very much impressed by viewing your polymer bead making and the good efforts taken by you. I would like to learn more about bead making. Kindly sent me all the details as a beginner. I will do my best to learn from you since I have an intrest towards this. I do flower making, metal embossing, etc. I live in Middle East (Gulf, Doha Qatar). Awaiting your response by return. Thanks n Regards. ~Rini-P >> This comment was originally posted here: Polymer Jewelry

BRAZIL: Hi Cindy! I really really love your free videos. I live in Brazil and, sorry, my english is very very bad. I just want to say to you how much I think about you, your profissional polymer clay art. I loved it. I know you are a very very good person spiritually and multiplies knowledge. We need people like you in the world. Kisses. God bless you. PS: Forgive me for not knowing English writing. ~Lilana >> This comment was originally posted here: Polymer Clay Tutorials

ROMANIA: Hi, Cindy! I have no particular comment for this post, but I visit your site from time to time and I just want to say thank you for all the good advise you’re giving to your readers, it’s impossible to read what you’re writing and not to find anything helpful. Like that alcohol ink recipe I’ve just read and I’m looking forward to try. And so much information. I always find your site by google-ing for one technique or another. You are so generous sharing your polymer experiences with us. Keep up the good work and God bless you! ~Squash >> This comment was originally posted here: How To Make Flower Beads

CHILE: Hello, i’m from Chile, South America and would like to join as a member to get the videos. I tried to pay for the membresy but my card was unable to be verified, is that a specific problem with my card or is it that no one outside the us can join your page? Thank you, hope to get an answer soon. ~Consuelo >> This comment was originally posted here: Polymer Clay Library

RUSSIA: Cindy: thank you for the wonderful idea of this posting and for the chance to discuss it internationally! :)  //  @squash: I know what you are telling about, nobody ever seems to understand millefiori. Even if they understand after a long explanation :) they ask: “why take pains and do all thi stuff instead of just painting?” 8)  //  @Janine: “Artist clay” sounds good but not in Russian, I am afraid. Besides, then it resembles “art clay” which is completely different thing  //  @Lindsay: those who know all about it understand the brand-names, those who don’t, in any case require explanation, after which they call it plastic. This is just a matter of attitude towards man-made materials in general and polymers also  //  @Maria: Thank you for your wonderful ideas!) ;)  //  To everyone: the problem, as I see it, is not in the word (or finding the right word) but in people’s perception. Besides, polymer clay is a new medium, very attractive and giving good quick results (compared to usual clay or lampwork or whatever that takes much more time and effort). That is why many people try it for just having fun. We have a joke in Russian that only the laziest haven’t tried to make orange slices.  So people see these funny-made-by-everybody-designs and don’t treat polymer clay seriously. So my idea is to rise the level of artiness :) (if I can call it so), that is the quality of idea, design, of the beads themselves. And it was really a pleasure “talking” ;) to all of you! ~Larissa-M >> This comment was originally posted here: Polymer Clay In Russia

PORTUGAL: Hello! Thanks for all the advice! Love them all and we learn very much! Have a nice week. ~Maria-F >> This comment was originally posted here: Polymer Clay Color Recipes

BELGIUM: I’m a Belgium polymer clay fanatic and I use Fimo because it is the cheapest option for me here at the moment.I buy it in a Belgian webshop where Fimo is the only polymer clay available. I do know a store nearby where they sell a clay called Pardo, but that is a very expensive clay. I would love to try other brands but then I would have to order in the US and the shipping costs add up to an amount that a student can’t pay sadly. ~Dominique-O >> This comment was originally posted here: Polymer Clay Europe

UK: Hi Cindy, Thank you for your excellent video newsletter. It is so nice to receive such an exciting email every week. I have played with polymer clay for some years but am now keen to make it a serious hobby and improve my techniques. I have recently started making polymer clay beads. I am based in the UK. ~Cara-H >> This comment was originally posted here: Polymer Clay Video Newsletter

WALES: There is nothing I can add to Elizabeth’s words so i won’t even try as it is just how I feel too. It’s like having an extended family in every country. Love to you all. ~Ritzs >> This comment was originally posted here: Polymer Clay Community

FINLAND (SODANKYLA): Yes, getting out there more often is what we all need…sadly polymer clay is not a buzz word up here in Finland… but who knows.. maybe thats to come. Here it is needle felting, wet felting and such like. I like those too but love polymerclay. The downside for me is the lack of craftshops here, I have to buy fimo over the internet and can only buy VERY expensive Cernit and Ive found that way too soft. Still.. if EVER you are in the Lapland region of Finland… give me a shout! I am not a shrinking violet either! :D  PS.. Are there any other site members here from Finland????? Love ~Michelle-R >> This comment was originally posted here: International Polymer Clay Friends

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