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OMG, I just watched this video and I have to echo what has already been said here many times – so clever to use a cube to add the slices, then make into whatever shape you want! Why didn’t I think of that? And I have to add that I am learning so many things, WELL WORTH the membership fee! ~Joyce-R >> This comment was originally posted here: Polymer Clay Bead Swaps

I’ve done mica shift before, but every time you have a video on something I’ve already done, I find out something new. ~Freda-K >> This comment was originally posted here: Polymer Clay Tutorials

Yes, yes, Yes. Does that count as three votes? Am always looking for ways to make my pieces more unique and you never fail to give me both inspiration and techniques to do just that! And it doesn’t hurt in the least that they are always economical. ~Deb-N >> This comment was originally posted here: Hammered Metal Bezels for Polymer Jewelry

What a technique, Cindy.  I never had any interest in this type of inlay design before, but now that I see what you’ve done, I need to know how! ~Linda-K >> This comment was originally posted here: Faux Turquoise Polymer Clay Inlay

This was just the coolest idea!! I love this clasp. Cindy you are marvelous!! ~Ifama-J >> This comment was originally posted here: Copper Jewelry Findings

Wow, lots of ideas for “thinking outside the box” projects! Looking at all the stuff really gets those ideas flowing. OK, now I need to get busy and start doing, instead of just looking! ;D I’m signing up for your polymer clay course next week when I have some money coming in. Today I’m going to get the back issue on lentil beads, and sign up to be a member too! Thanks for all you do. This site rocks! ~Darlene-N >> This comment was originally posted here: Rosary Beads

Options, options, options! One of the many things that I enjoy about the tutorials and projects is that they can be used to make almost anything you want. One project’s techniques could be used to spawn several other creations. And of course, everyone has their own take on the current projects. So excited for holiday canes! The holly leaves and berries are lovely. I can’t wait! ~Phoenix-F >> This comment was originally posted here: Holly Leaves and Berry Cane Designs

Oh how pretty! I am soooo looking forward to the wire working video. I’ve been holding off putting some stuff together waiting for this. I’ve got to get into gear and make some more beads for these techniques too… A really good reason to get my clay back out. *grin* (I have to do my claying in our dining room – so my clay and tools have to be put away when we’ve got company coming.) Glad to know everything is ok. I’d be lost without your blog! ~Lisa-W >> This comment was originally posted here: Wire Working and Polymer Clay Beads

Hi Cindy, just want to say thanks for your repeat of the Tear drop blend this week. Even tho I have watched it so many times I really found some little points I had missed. So it is probably a good thing to jog our memories by going over things. I do this some times with my few students who by the way at least one of maybe two have taken out a subscription with you from my telling them how good your site is, I think that is great. We are learning so much that some things get left behind. Anyway thank you for this weeks videos. I am not a Harry Potter person but admired your altered book and the little treasures you had hidden in there and think the kids will be just gobsmacked. Has even given me ideas to do something similar with other things. So if I get going will be sending you pics soon. All my love. ~Elizabeth-K >> This comment was originally posted here: Teardrop Method Polymer Clay Color Blends

LOVE the copper wire bezels. Haven’t thought about using the copper wire that way. I’ve done a fair amount of work with copper wire but this has my mind working in a different direction! Thanks for the inspiration and the nudge to try something a little out of the box! ~Arlene-H >> This comment was originally posted here: Polymer Clay Beads and Wire

Love the extruder flower cane beads! They look like they have a 3-D effect. I hope you’ll make a video for us. I bought a good extruder so I would love any projects you can teach us. Thank you for everything you do for us. ~Jeanne-C >> This comment was originally posted here: Clay Extruder Flower Cane Beads

I looked at Galina’s website and an so happy that you are going to do this video. I was really intrigued by this process and started looking for the special extruder disk, but don’t know where to find them. The method of doing the process without the special disk really interests me. I want to try it soon. Thanks Cindy, for all your experimentation on our behalf. You are the greatest! ~Bette-B >> This comment was originally posted here: Polymer Clay Cane Tutorials

Hi, Cindy! I loved the new video on wire wrapping! I’ve been making rosaries and wired up jewelry for awhile now, and found 3 Step Round Nose Looping Pliers to be invaluable to my collection of tools. Using 3 Step Pliers, your loops and jump rings are always the same size without worrying whether you’re in the exact same spot on your pliers or not – they are fool proof, amazing, and sell for about $20 on most jewelry supply sites. I use mine constantly and they save a lot of time. I love creative people – if there is a need, someone will make a tool to satisfy that need. ~Jayne-W >> This comment was originally posted here: Jewelry Wireworking

Oh Cindy, this is faux opal is absolutely stunning!!!  I can clearly see the depth of the layers from the photo.  Sure hope you feel ready to teach it soon. ~Elizabeth-S >> This comment was originally posted here: Polymer Clay Faux Opal

These tutorials are brilliant! Love the diversity – from tribal patterns to pretty lace. Thanks so much Cindy for all your work, inspiration and creative teaching style. We both have the same resolution in mind this year Maureen! Much as I look forward to learning I will be doing all I can to play with clay in the next few months. Hope everyone had a lovely Christmas and wishing lots of joy, warmth and peace in the upcoming New Year! AND lots of creative adventures too. ~DJ >> This comment was originally posted here: Polymer Clay Tutorials

Brilliant! You can never have too many textures! ~Genevieve-C >> This comment was originally posted here: Lace and Ink Texture on Polymer Clay

Cindy, I love butterflies- they make me happy! They’re so delicate and colorful. I paint them with inks so yes, definitely, I would love to be able to do them in polymer clay. ~Cheryl-H >> This comment was originally posted here: Butterfly Polymer Clay Earrings

Cindy: Ah!! I have been waiting for you to teach something on using the cutters. This is great!!!! ~Brenda-M >> This comment was originally posted here: Inked Surface Butterfly Earrings

Inlay is something I’ve always wanted to try. That pendant is fabulous and the way it’s strung is really unique. Very inspirational! ~Jakie-M >> This comment was originally posted here: Polymer Clay Jewelry

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