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BELGIUM: I’m a member to your weekly video tutorials and i have just purchased the beginners video course. This by the way is an excellent learning tool!! ~Debbie-E >> This comment was originally posted here: Polymer Clay Library

EINDHOVEN, NETHERLANDS: I am Romanian and moved to Netherlands 5 years ago to study. I discovered polymer clay this year in March and since became addicted. I am married, have a full time job in a technical domain actually, and I use clay as a creative outlet, it helps to fight the daily stress. I am lucky because my husband is very supportive with clay work, his hobby is photography and the pictures I sent you and on the website are made by him. I discovered you and your wonderful lessons early this summer and this event definitely gave a boost to my creative efforts. Only recently, I had the courage to make my clay work public and I am very grateful for the support you offer. The Polymer Clay Tutor is such a warm community and so nice to be in. I was not very active in this community, I admit, but I do read all the blog and all the comments :). I tried everything: watercolor beads, flowers, book beads (these are very lovely) but my all time favorites are the raku beads. You are such an inspiration! … I am only a beginner and am very anxious to hear what the members of this community will say about my work. I mean this community has seen a lot of polymer clay work. So far I created jewelry only for myself and give them away as gifts. Lately, my friends were telling me that I should try to sell them but I am not sure. I would try that I am afraid that I am biased because they were made mostly for myself. So I would appreciate any suggestions to improve my work. ~Ileana-B >> This comment orig posted here: Selling Your Polymer Clay Jewelry

DENMARK: Cindy, I am from Denmark and discovered polymer clay last summer. I’ve always loved colors and wanted to create something, but I didn’t know what. I tried sewing, knitting, painting – it was fun but not quite it. Polymer clay has become a passion – an addiction. Never before have I been so engrossed in a craft. Then your “Puffy Bead” video arrived and fired my imagination even further! Thank you for all your inspiration! Now, I always look forward to your Friday videos!! ~Hanne-R >> This comment was originally posted here: Puffy Beads

FRANCE: So true Cindy – the journey is often a long one full of stunning objects which we often take for granted. Thank you so much for sharing! ~Lunes >> This comment was originally posted here: Making Polymer Clay Beads

SOUTH AFRICA: Hello Cindy, What I can say about your tutorials, blog etc, is you are very dedicated person, very helpful, very professional, “unfortunately” I can not found something bad, so you can improve on that. Also, business-wise, I believe you are using all the good methods for the products too. So, just carry on as you are and you will be as good as it can be :) I am sure this did not help you much, but, if you know more about me, you should take this as a extremely big compliment, because I just don’t take BS, and you will have mouthful if you are not nice and helpful as you are. Way to go my dear, thumbs up! Best regards. ~Srdjan-R >> This comment was originally posted here: How to Make Polymer Clay Beads

ITALY: Hi Cindy, sorry for being slightly late with this reply. I have to take turns with the rest of my family with the internet!! I enjoyed the “Polymer Clay Bead Making for Beginners Course” very very (moltissimo!) much. You’re great at explaining Cindy and all your advice is valuable. Thank’s for sharing your “secrets”. Consider yourself responsible for a new “polymer clay addict”!!! Just one thing Cindy, in your email to me what does “my neck of the woods” mean?! Sorry my English doesn’t recevie many updates as I live in Italy, but it’s great to learn new expressions! bye ~Kathia-C >> This comment was originally posted here: Learning Polymer Clay Techniques

BRAZIL: I am pursuing a way to make beautifull swirled beads. I can shape it nicely to a bicone. I can even start swirling but I frequent have to stop it before I reach the point I would like to. Somehow I feel that I will damage my bead or that I can not phisycaly swirl it anymore. >> Next DAY: I just watched the Vol-001-1 video and I was glad to have bought it and immediately I found where my mistake was!! Thank you. ~Monica-D >> This comment was originally posted here: Making Polymer Clay Lentil Beads

CHILE: Hi Cindy – I´m so happy to receive your polymer clay tutor. Since I live so far away, Chile, it´s very good to receive the latest things of Polymer clay. ~Rosita-C >> This comment was originally posted here: Mica Shift

FINLAND: I am an importer for dolls houses and furniture and miniatures in Finland. I bought 5000 canes for my customers and want to give them ideas how to use these other than for slicing these for salads, cakes etc. From Finland. ~Nellie-J >> This comment was originally posted here: Polymer Clay Canes

CZECH REPUBLIC: Hi Cindy, Thank you for your additional info. I am sure that it is very helpfull and… just great to get to know other people with similar “addiction” :-D Great idea to provide these tutor-websites!! ~Petra-N >> This comment was originally posted here: Polymer Clay Beads

FLORENCE, ITALY: Hi Francesca — I live in Florence (Italy) and would be glad to help you understand any of Cindy’s brilliant videos if you don’t catch some of the explanations. ~Susan-B >> This comment was originally posted here: Polymer Clay Bead Giveaway

PORTUGAL: Hi Cindy – Let me ask you a doubt that hapen to me whem I did this earings- my translucent clay was Fimo that I used and it stay after I baked full of white spots, horrible. Do you think maybe it was the oven temperature, I used the correct one that is in the package or it was air that stay on the clay? Maybe you can solve my problem. Thank´s. ~Cristina-O >> This comment was originally posted here: Polymer Clay Tutorials

NEW ZEALAND: I make a lot of buttons, and I believe they hold up very well to washing, I’ve never had any complaints.  I recommend not to iron over them (the heat might scorch them) and I’ve heard you shouldn’t dryclean them, so I recommend that to people who buy my buttons, just to be on the safe side. Use a brand of clay known for strength, and bake them long, I do for an hour.  Make sure the holes are big enough (you can enlarge them after baking with a drill bit) and not too close together, or the bridge between might be weak. To all you with snow – it’s hot here in New Zealand. ~Jan-G >> This comment was originally posted here: Making Polymer Clay Buttons

MACKAY, AUSTRALIA: You gals are way ahead of me. I have just watched the actual Spoon Bail Tutorial which has just come in to me about 6pm Friday night 26th here in Australia. Don’t know how that comes into it for your time zones. I presume most may have seen  the Tut, but I want to say, what an interesting Tut. Whether I will be doing this one re finding the right spoons and the right equipment re the vice, (which I gave away after my DH passed away) (I always liked that vice too) He always seemed to be able to do something I wanted on it. Anyway I’ll keep it in mind if something comes up that looks like it needs that sort of bail. I enjoyed seeing you Cindy  with all those spoons, you looked ready for lots of work. You see a collection like that in the Op shop stores as we call them you would never even think how useful they would be in our Polyclay work LOL, so I will look at them in a different light from now on. Think it was one of the most interesting Tuts in a long time. Not that all the Tuts aren’t, but that did just take my fancy a bit. Thank you so much. Will see what I can do, when I can do’ Love. ~Elizabeth-K >> This comment was originally posted here: Silver Spoon Jewelry

GERMANY: Dear Cindy, Thank you for your great color recipes. It would be great to get blank cards for my own recipes. It this possible? Helpfull hint for european fans…. to match A7 index cards set wide (Breite) on 11cm. This works perferct with A7 card boxes. Best regards ~Janine-K >> This comment was originally posted here: Polymer Clay Color Recipes

SINGAPORE: Hi Cindy, Until I retired 4 years ago I had never done anything creative at all. As a retirement present my husband bought me a computer. Little by little I learned to use it and while searching the web I found card making sites. So then I started to make cards for family and friends. Two years ago I went to Australia to visit relatives. As the flight was so long we stayed in Singapore for three days. I found the most beautiful jade beads, and my new passion was born. I collected many beads whilst there. And when I came home, I began to make jewelry just for fun. Again whilst surfing the net I found your site, and was amazed at all the things you were able to do and how you were so enthusiastic about poly clay. So I went and bought some and joined your community. And as they say… the rest is history! I am  not intending to sell anything, I do it because I love it and I am happy to give them away to friends. What an adventure, and what’s so wonderful is that its on going. I look forward to each new tut with anticipation every Friday, just like a kid in a sweet shop. Thanks so much for this fantastic community that you have built here. Long may it continue. ~Carole-H >> This comment was originally posted here: Making Polymer Clay Jewelry

INTERNATIONAL: Peggy – I agree 100% about the support group. I am not sure I would have made it through those weeks in the hospital without the loving, caring, praying support I had from right here in Cindy’s group. Cindy, you have definitely created something more than just a clay blog! This is a group of people who truly do care about one another – and from all around the world! What more could we ask for. Thank you, Cindy, and thanks to ALL of you. I’m doing much better though I still need the walker because of the muscle weakness. I’m eating real good – dessert first – Life is too short to leave dessert ’til last! ~Carolyn-F >> This comment was originally posted here: Zebra Cane Animal Prints

PHILIPPINES: Hi Miss Cindy, Just had the time to say something about the beginners course I purchased. I learned so many things and it was helpful for the workshop I did here in the Philippines. Thanks so much and looking forward to more video tutorials. Keep moving forward! ~Carla-M >> This comment was originally posted here: Polymer Clay Video Library

CANADA: Cindy – Thank you so much, for such helpful, info! I have made polished stone jewellery before, but polymer clay is so much easier and faster. Just in my 1st day I made 5 pieces, love the immediacy and possibilities. You have the best site on Polymer… I think. Best to you from Canada. ~Philip-D >> This comment was originally posted here: Polymer Clay Color Recipes

DORSET, UK: I feel like Meg Ryan in ‘When Harry met Sally’, shouting Yes! Yes! Yes! The Magic Glos arrived yesterday … how’s that for timing? … only for me to discover that we no longer have a UV lamp because I couldn’t see a use for it, and had forgotten I’d got rid of a few years ago. Soooooooooooo, piece duly made, baked and tidied-up and oo-er, now what? Risk the English sunlight? Nothing ventured and all that. It worked. Late afternoon, direct sunlight and the faux dichroic pendant is glassy and solid and looking every bit as good as a first attempt at a new technique has a right to be. I’ll post a link to my blog when the batteries on my camera etc… you know how it is… Fantastic tute again Cindy. Thank you. I’m going to like playing with this one. Possibly OH is not going to be so keen because my stock of rubber stamps is quite limited … Have fun, all. ~Judy-M >> This comment was originally posted here: Faux Dichroic Glass Video

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