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Hi Cindy, I got your beginners course 2 days ago, finished it last night and became a member today. I signed up for the membership plus the 3 month backdate offer. I want to tell you that you have helped me more in the last 3 days than all the reading I’ve been doing for the last 3 months. Thanks Cindy. ~Linda-F >> This comment was originally posted here: Polymer Clay Video Tutorials

Hi Cindy, I purchased your beginner course about 3 months ago (which is about when I started working with polymer clay) so I can honestly say you have been with me from the beginning! What a godsend your tutorials have been! Your instructions are clear and concise and so very easy to follow. As you know, when I was done with the beginner class, I had to know more! I became a member and I have purchased almost all of your back issues. I have made flower canes that I could not believe I would ever be able to do. I have made Kaleidoscope canes and showed them to my sons and they look in wonder and say “how DO you do that?” I just smile and say Cindy showed me how. I have a friend that started using PC several months before me. I am proud to say that I have surpassed her current skill level and I owe it all to you! (Okay, just a teeny bit competitive there, but she started it, LOL). I tried your Blend and Switch tut yesterday and can’t wait to finish them. I just received my UV light and resin, so that is today’s project! Also, even though I’ve “graduated” from the beginner’s course, I still refer back to these videos when I can’t remember exactly what you said. I am also so very impressed with how quickly you respond to everyone’s questions (including mine) and if you aren’t immediately available, someone on the blog will be more than happy to jump in and help. Keep up the great work! I can’t wait to see what this week’s tutorial will be!! Very sincerely. ~Laura-Z >> This comment was originally posted here: Polymer Clay Lessons

I have been beading for about a year and was window shopping and saw some beautiful beads.  I talked with the shop owner and she told me they were polymer beads.  I thought no way can I make them even near that nice.  I started to look online to see what lessons were available and found Cindy’s site.  The Beginners course got me started to see if this was a craft that I wanted to stay with.  The way she teaches makes it so easy and fun.  My beads might not get as good as the ones in the window but I know I can get close. ~Pennie-F >> This comment was originally posted here: Polymer Clay Learning

Hi Cindy! I have to tell you that I’m so enjoying the content of all your videos. As a relative “newbie” to polymer clay, I’ve found them all so helpful and informative. I ordered the beginner course too – even though I have a basic working knowledge of this craft, it’s still nice to have an experienced clayer to learn from. Thanks for letting me “watch over your shoulder”! Take care. ~Cheryl-B >> This comment was originally posted here: Polymerized Fabric Roses

Thank you so much for your encouraging words!!! And thank you for recommending the basics course… I already have it, but I agree with you that it is an invaluable course!!! I am getting soooo addicted to making jewelry with poly clay!! I love working with the mediums and clays Cindy’s tutorials are amazing!!! How she does it all is beyond me!!! ~Heidi-W >> This comment was originally posted here: Focal Beads

I’m not sure when I joined I think it has almost been a year. All I do know is I have blown a lot of money on crafts over the years. But all of this with Cindy is an investment. If I may add, one of the best investments I have ever made. All the knowledge in the beginners course is just phenomenal. I thought I already knew enough to get buy without the beginners course (WRONG). I new some of it but now I understand all of it. Every time which has been a lot of times I go back for a refresher I feel refreshed and ready to create. Cindy was definitely born to teach. The only mistake I have made was not joining the very first time I came across this fantastic site. I might not feel well enough to do the tuts as them come to me but I try in time and LOVE every second of it. I enjoy everyone here in the group and we just get better and better with each day Cindy and her husband give us. Cindy you are very blessed with this talent you have passed on to us which in turn makes us even more blessed. I have said this before but, THANK YOU FOR BEING YOU!!!!!! God Bless you and all of us here. ~Peggy-B >> This comment was originally posted here: Polymer Clay Fundamentals

Hi Cindy, I just wanted to tell you that I LOVE the Polymer Clay Basics Course and the library videos. They are great! Have learned so much. You make it easy to understand. The videos show you Exactly what to do and your explanations are wonderful. I am starting my own business; and this has truly inspired me to do so many things I never thought possible. I will continue with you for a long time to come! Thanks so much for sharing your gifts and talents with others. It is a true blessing. ~Sue-G >> This comment was originally posted here: Polymer Clay Library

OMG my heart just drops when I hear there is a 5th Friday… I also forgot and here I am waiting for your weekly video!! Like Peggy, I also wait all week for Fridays! Since I have not finished looking at all the topics in your Beginners Series, which I purchased (there is sooo much to look at and learn!) I will have to be content catching up on those! That’s fine, because I learn something new in each one. Also I can look forward to your surprise coming this Friday. Actually, the 1st thing I look at each morning is your daily blog. You have taken over my life Cindy!!! lol ~Maureen-G >> This comment was originally posted here: Polymer Clay Tutorials and Color Recipes

Your “Polymer Clay Bead Making for Beginners” video course has helped a lot. I absolutely love it and have picked up so many tips. I had made about half a dozen different types of necklaces and earrings mostly learning from books and drawing on past pottery, jewelry making and sculpture experience. Your videos have been such a help in conditioning the clay properly, mixing colors, sanding and finishing, using scrap clay, etc. Each one has taught me something that I may not have learned on my own for some time. The tip on creating a beveled edge using plastic wrap has made my mirror tiles look so much more finished. Who knows if I’d have ever discovered that technique on my own. I like the length of each video. The short segments are easy to go through and at my convenience. Thanks for your warm, relaxed style of communicating and detailed instruction. I also appreciate your encouragement to experiment endlessly and find your own techniques. This is so important and is where the real adventure is found in any creative experience. The course has very much enhanced my enjoyment in working with polymer clay. As far as improving it? There are endless techniques you could include, but I think this has great content and is just right for someone at the beginning stage of working in this medium. It covers the basics very well. I’m so glad I found your site. I have begun a collection of books that are very helpful and instructive, but it’s great to have a site to go to for more in-depth instruction. Thanks Cindy. ~Marsha-G >> This comment was originally posted here: Polymer Clay Tiles

Hi Cindy, Wanted to let you know that your Polymer Clay Beginners’ course was just what I needed.  It showed me some of the things I had been doing wrong, and some that I had been doing correctly.  My biggest problem has been finding a finish that I am happy with. I have tried everything you, and others, have suggested. Strangely, I have found the future floor polish gives me the best result, even better than dremel-buffing. Since I completed your beginners’ course I have also purchased two additional lessons. I find that your lessons are clear, with enough detail, but not so much as to be overwhelming to us beginners. I have also visited other online polymer clay sites and found some of their instructions to be unclear and some to be downright contradictory. For example: slice the cane thin, but not TOO thin. So, give me a number – 1/8″, or 1/4″. I chuckled when I read your profile and you said that your background is in art. I have been an avid crafter since childhood, but my chosen career was accounting! I was a very unhappy accountant, and couldn’t retire soon enough. (After all, creative accountants go to jail-something Enron taught us.) I have come to polymer clay late in life and so far I love it and am very happy to have found your site. ~Martha-L >> This comment was originally posted here: Polymer Clay Videos

Cindy, I wanted to let you know that I still refer back to the Beginners Course quite a bit. It helps me so much. It was the best investment I have had this year. Thanks again. ~Ifama-J >> This comment was originally posted here: Polymer Clay Beginners Course

Cindy has a Polymer Clay Basics Course, which covers the Fundamentals, which is perfect for someone who’s just discovered this wonderful medium we’re all addicted to! The course also has intermediate tips and tricks, and it teaches you how to get started making beads right away (without all the mistakes we make when we do it alone!). There are 39 videos, but they’re short and to the point… so you can go through them all, or just watch certain topics first… however you want to do it. I highly recommend! ~Phaedrakat >> This comment was originally posted here: Polymer Clay Tutorials

Cindy, this tut is awesome. I was trying to wrap it around my head of how you were going to do this awesome Lily creation and it ended up being just the simplest thing. Your basic course is definitely a way to go to get all the basic requirements and understand how clay works; then add some of one’s creativity to come up with these awesome designs :) I have all kinds of designs racing in my head now. The difference between what I’ve been doing with graphic design is that now I have to think 3D instead of 2D. You’re the best Cindy. ~Rada-F >> This comment was originally posted here: Spotted Lily Petal Cane

Hi Cindy, Thank you for your videos. They provide a lot of information. I loved the basics course. It gave me everything I need as a beginner and I’ve been able to equip my “studio” with the tools you recommended! There is so much information in the videos that I keep going back to them as I progress because it is a lot to take in all at once. But that’s what is great about having them available! I want to progress to more back issue videos in your library as I get the basics down. ~Patricia-G >> This comment was originally posted here: Polymer Clay Basics

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