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SPECIAL CLAY FAMILY: Ifama – Thank you for sharing with all of us. Your items are beautiful. You have shown and reminded us how wonderful Cindy is at teaching us all how we can take her videos and put our own personal touch on them. We can take and make something all our own thanks to Cindy. Cindy – I think we are the ones who are blessed to of found you. Thank you for everything I have learned and continue to learn. I have each and everyone of your videos from beginners on. I still continue to go back and watch all of them over and over learning even more each time. You do not have to be a beginner to get much needed information from the Beginner Polymer Clay Course. Even some parts that I had read about in books before, watching it on video helped me to understand it better. I also want to thank you for all the questions you have answered for me. You make me feel like no question is a silly question. Also thank you to all of the other members who have helped with my questions and concerns.  I feel like Cindy has made us all a part of a special little clay family where we can help each other. So I am sending all a special THANK YOU! Keep Claying. ~Peggy-B >> This comment was originally posted here: Polymer Clay Tutorials

JEWELRY SELLING SUCCESS STORY: I am hoping to add a bead section to my Etsy shop, I have added a couple canes so far! I also just got my Google base up and running. Have a success story too! My designs are now being sold at TWO stores in my town, a gift shop and a beauty salon! Also, a couple of businesses have requested business cards to hand out! One of them is the person to call in my area for clothing alterations (she is really busy right now with formal dresses for high school dances) and the other owns the banquet hall where I’m having my wedding! Hopefully I’ll get some custom wedding jewelry orders there! Thanks for all your help Cindy, I do believe you played a big part in my success! ~Carrie-W >> This comment was originally posted here: Etsy Selling

CARING ENOUGH: I’ve had the clay breakdown around the holes of some of my beads and the problem always was that they were not cured enough. Sometimes I bake things twice just to be sure. Thank you Bette for your questions and sharing your problem and thank you Cindy for caring enough to answer. ~Melinda-H >> This comment was originally posted here: Polymer Clay Bracelet Project

BLOOPERS: Hello Cindy. Boy do I look forward to Fridays now thanks to you. I can’t wait to see what you will post next. And I’m never disappointed! This week is no exception. Another finger dancin video I must say. Cause you know the minute I see your e-mail in the inbox my fingers start itchin for some clay. And I luuurv your purple heart shaped bead! I’d join the army if they gave me one of those! The Fimo army that is. Only extruder guns here, lol. Do you ever make a bad video? Probably not right? No chance of maybe a hidden blooper reel or two? Just askin, hee hee hee. XOXO ~Jamie-H >> This comment was originally posted here: Polymer Clay Pattern Backgrounds

EVERYTHING CLAY: LOL! Just had to rebirth this thread! Seems like, thanks to Cindy’s inspiration, just about everything I touch these days is made of polymer clay. Over the last few years I’ve redone my bathroom fixtures (poly clay cleans with a steamer beautifully), all my kitchen drawer pulls and door knobs, every pull cord imaginable, the light switches, the electrical outlets, the fridge door handle, made every magnet type available, gone on to cover clips and magnetic clips (clipboard style), pushpins, wall art holders, display stands, whew…..and more.  As long as food, ollie ollie in free! Something satisfying about covering your inside front door knob with clay and still having it work, lol. ~Jocelyn-C >> This comment was originally posted here: Tools for Polymer Clay

THANKSGIVING: What a wonderful example of planning ahead, being present in the moment, and finding the positives in life!  Our U.S. Thanksgiving Day is day after tomorrow. Finding this site, really learning about and creating with polymer, and getting to know you, Cindy, are all definitely on my thankful list! ~Marsha-M >> This comment was originally posted here: Craft Fairs Selling Jewelry

CATCHY NAMES: I never heard of it called that. It’s catchy and sometimes I think the catchier the name, the more interested people will be in it. Bookmark after all is kinda boring… now a book thong… more interesting and great marketing idea. Thanks for sharing that. I think I will start calling them book thongs from now on. Thanks for sharing! ~Lupe-M >> This comment was originally posted here: Beaded Book Thongs

CHRISTMAS PRESENTS: Hi Cindy, for Christmas I made both of my 21 and 23 year old daughters each a mobile. All of the pieces were made out of polymer clay… treble clef and music notes, and stars for Sarah, cool flowers, peace signs, and yin yang signs for Kaylah. For the stars on Sarah’s mobile, I stencil on designs like you described, using Pearl Ex Powdered Pigments. I guess great minds think alike!!! The mobiles turned out great… I was proud, and my girls were so happy with them!!! Hugs to you. ~Cindy-E >> This comment was originally posted here: How To Stencil On Polymer Clay

REASONS WHY: Hi Cindy, I think the main reason why I wanted to make polymer clay beads, is because I wanted my jewelry pieces to truly be one of a kind. Plus, I love the idea of taking a lump of clay and making something that doesn’t look anything like the original product it came from. Polymer clay is challenging for me also. It’s like a new art form to try and master. I’m certainly not there by any means, but I enjoy the journey. ~Kim-C >> This comment was originally posted here: Reasons For Making Polymer Clay Beads

SOMEHOW CONNECTED: Last Sunday the local PC group had our monthly meeting and guess what we did… made molds of buttons and earrings… LOL.  It is so funny how many of your blogs are just what I have been experimenting or thinking about. Maybe we knew each other in a different life or were twins separated at birth… no don’t think so because I am a couple years older. If you are into the TV show LOST, it may be a time travel thing. ~Anna-S >> This comment was originally posted here: Polymer Clay Molds

TIME HAS NO MEANING: Thanks again folks, really appreciate the positive thoughts. Jocelyn – Do you know I haven’t timed myself – I get totally lost when I’m claying, time has no meaning. I intend to make sheets and wrap stuff like glass votives, vases and boxes. I would love to see some of your guys works of art! Big hint! ~Polyanya >> This comment was originally posted here: Kaleidoscope Canes

HUSBANDS: Rob, the modified planet beads are my favorite, the others are beautiful too. Thanks so much for sharing and the best to you and your wife. It is wonderful to find that there are husband and wife teams out there in the poly craft world. My husband is supportive but I wish he would join me. Maybe after his eye surgery I can entice him though I think I may have to move my craft table to the baseball diamond or the football grid. At least the den and the craft room are adjoining. Hope to see more of your work. ~Joyce-M >> This comment was originally posted here: Polymer Clay Rock Tumbler

A RENAISSANCE WEDDING: I have only been claying about a year. Mostly I have made beads but I sure used a lot of clay in getting ready for my daughter’s wedding. She has a renaissance theme so I used clay for broaches, cloak clasp cover, place setting name tags and for the making a Celtic ring around the candle holder centerpieces. It was a lot of fun and I saved a ton of money doing these myself not to mention, got to make them very customized. Thanks polymer clay and Cindy. You have both helped me so much. ~Laurel-B >> This comment was originally posted here: Making Polymer Clay Beads

SPOTLIGHT: I am so thrilled and honored to be featured here on Cindy’s Spotlight. I have been out of town and didn’t find out until this morning. Thank you all for your wonderful and kind comments. ~Mollie-H >> This comment was originally posted here: Keepsake Jewelry

SUPPORTIVE COMMUNITY: Gotta agree with everyone, your beads are lovely. The colors and patterns on the beads are quite striking. These would look great with the autumn colored clothes in the stores now. Thank-you for the inspiration. Cindy, thanks too for all the wonderful, detailed tutorials. Just signed up recently, and I’m hooked. The blogs are a great source of feedback as well, a really nice group where everyone is so supportive. So glad I found this site! ~DJ >> This comment was originally posted here: Lentil Bead Instructions

SO PROUD: Congratulations Josie!!!  May you clay for a long long time. Cindy and the bloggers are so giving. I learn so much from all of them. I can’t wait to wake up and see what Cindy has sent us. Then, throughout the day, I check who all has written back. I’m so proud of you. ~Linda-B >> This comment was originally posted here: Polymer Clay Butterfly

MADE MY MONTH: WOW, thanks to EVERYBODY for the awesome comments and a special thanks to Cindy for inviting me to participate. I am sorry I am just now getting here to see all the awesome comments. You have no idea how much I appreciate it. Definitely made my entire month. :-)  Giant Hugs to everybody. ~Kriss-J >> This comment was originally posted here: Polymer Clay Techniques

HEAPS OF VALUE: Hi Elizabeth S. Just love what you have done with the Raku tut. Have yet to try that one, and have just purchased the inks to get going on it. Keep up your lovely work. we have a great teacher in Cindy and for what we pay we get heaps of value, I’m sure everyone agrees. Bye. Love. ~Elizabeth-K >> This comment was originally posted here: Polymer Clay Faux Raku

POLYMER CLAY RYHME: Mary: Wow, sounds like you’re going to have quite a good time! However it goes, it will be fun, ‘cuz that’s just the way with polymer clay. (I made a rhyme!) Yes, this is a fantastic site. I love the wonderful sense of community, as well as all of the inspiration and great videos and tips by Cindy. It’s got it all! ~Phaedrakat >> This comment was originally posted here: Polymer Clay Cane Tutorials

IN LOVING MEMORY: Hi Cindy, I know I don’t usually post a lot but I am one of your biggest fans. I have learned so much from your videos. Recently my husband had noticed how much better my work was and he took a lot of the pieces to work to show the girls in the office. They loved them and he came home with only a couple left, He had sold the others. He also brought back orders for quite a few other things. He was my biggest fan. He would come home every day curious to see what I had done. Well he suddenly became ill with what we thought was the flu. By the time he went to the Doctor he had pneumonia. Two days later on September the 10th, the love of my life passed away. The reason I am sharing my story is that because of your videos and his confidence in me I hope that I can begin to sell my jewelry again. I had to move from NJ back to my home in Alabama where we are from. We were in NJ working for an Energy company. So now I have my studio finally set back up and I have been trying to get the motivation to get back started with it. It’s hard because like I said he was my biggest fan. I know in my heart that he would want me to do it. So I just wanted to thank you for the absolutely wonderful job that you do, and hopefully I will continue on what my husband knew in his heart that I could do. Thanks. ~Jackie-N >> This comment was originally posted here: Polymer Clay Tribute

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