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NORWAY: Thank you for your informative videos. They are so easy to follow, and you are speaking so clearly that I almost forgett it isn’t my language! I’m – like many others in this forum – looking forwards to the Fridays. An entusiastic supporter. ~Synnove-O >> This comment was originally posted here: Faux Metal Mokume Gane

IRELAND: I have almost the same experience as Laura. There are no classes here in Southern Ireland so I had booked one in London at the price of £125.00. After finding  your website I canceled the London flight, London hotel and London class (a saving of almost 500 euros). And I decided to learn from your site and spend that money on lots of the tools you suggested. So now I think I am just brilliant and I feel like an artist – which I am most certainly NOT. After work every day I cannot wait to get my fingers going. I have found my passion in life and I await your Intermediate Course. Your videos are well worth the few dollars you charge! Thanks for all your help that I needed last week. ~Angela-K >> This comment was originally posted here: Polymer Clay Tutorials

BRAZIL: Hi Cindy. The way you put this Kaleidoscope Cane tutorial was absolutely great. I have no words to express the joy I am feeling to have learned a so beautifull technique and intimidantly looking as you have said, in a so simple and smart way. Thanks from Brazil. ~Monica-D >> This comment was originally posted here: Polymer Clay

SOUTH KOREA: Hi Cindy, Your videos helped me make necklaces and bracelet and give as presents to my friends. They were amaze that I can make a beautiful accessories out of clay. Thanks a lot. I am from South Korea. ~Emelita-B >> This comment was originally posted here: UV Resin Technique Video

UK: Just been reading all the comments about fav tools and since I signed up with Cindy a few months ago I’ve been adding to my collection. (No more new shoes for a while, boo hoo) … But I think my greatest “tool” is my subscription to this unique site. The videos are the greatest (even I can understand “how to”) and if I get it wrong I can go to my library and pull out the one I am having trouble doing and start again “even at 3am when I cannot sleep) … The BLOG – I “waste” hours reading all the tips and tricks from members old and new. Going back to when Cindy started. The UK members are really helpful in knowing where to buy and it is great to read comments from members from all over the world. I’m sure Cindy wouldn’t be surprised to get a membership request from an Alien from outer space. (That would be cool!!). Man from Mars or woman from Venus?? Not sure if they could get the supplies though?? Cindy, just want to say, what a brilliant idea to set up this site. I’ve still got a lot to learn, including using my lap-top, camera etc. but know I will get there one day!! So in the meantime will get back to “sorting my stuff and getting organised. Looking forward to CF (Cindy Fridays) ~Elaine-F >> This comment was originally posted here: Favorite Polymer Clay Tools

AUSTRALIA: Cindy, I am really enjoying your weekly videos. Your video techniques are perfect – everything is explained clearly and your hands stay away from the camera so we can actually see what you are doing. Thanks also for the colour recipes – I haven’t tackled them as yet, but they give me great ideas. Thanks so much for sharing your talent. I just love working with the clay and still have so much to learn. In fact, where I am in Victoria, Australia, there are not many who work with the clay. I have sold about 15 of my pieces privately and am thrilled to admit that recently, a lady has asked me to display my selections in her clothing shop. I am always looking forward to your tutorials and can’t wait to try all the new techniques. Thanks so much again. ~Liz-D >> This comment was originally posted here: Polymer Clay Library Back Issues

ITALY: Dear Cindy, How nice to hear from you! I am from the UK but have lived here in Florence Italy for almost 27 years, am married to an Italian and have two bilingual boys. I find that Italians are not particularly into crafts and I often have a very hard time explaining just how I use polymer clay to make beads! I have enjoyed doing various crafts over the years from rock painting to cross stitch but polymer clay has now become my number one passion and I love making beads, jewellery, keyrings etc. etc. I have three of my best fans and critics living right here with me so I can’t wait to show off the new techniques that I learn from you just to see their reactions. I am full of admiration for what you do and the online community you have created and am so happy to have found you on the internet! With all best wishes. ~Susan-B >> This comment was originally posted here: Polymer Clay in Italy

BELGIUM: I’m from Russia but live in Belgium now. I have a painful skin disease called Dystrophic Epidermolysis Bullosa. When I’m working with polymer clay I can forget for a while about the pain and itching. I live in Antwerp but I was born in Uzbekistan in Tashkent city. I’ve learned a lot from your videos. Thank you so much for that. I appreciate what you doing!! You give people the chance to learn and be creative with polymer clay! I can read a book, but it is not the same. Your videos are very instructive and inspired for me. I’ve made a few roses from Volume 013. And I love them. ~Alexa-K >> This comment was originally posted here: Polymer Clay Stress Relief

PHILIPPINES: Thank you so much for the response! I live in the Philippines. Claying is a growing but already popular way of earning around here (there are a number of inspiring stories to learn about clay business), but I’ve only started around 2008, and even then cheap Sculpey was difficult to find. This certainly won’t be the last time I’m coming around here. ~Patricia-P >> This comment was originally posted here: Baking Polymer Clay

INDIA: Cindy – hai,  thank you so much for your your great course. i got it quickly. your way of teaching was wonderful. now i came to know more about polymer clay. After watching your videos i learned my mistakes. The beads which i made was improper and dull. when i  put holes in the beads, i lost the shape of the beads. i am a house wife . i am from southern part of india (kerala). actually i don’t get any polymer clay here. when i visited malaysia, i bought some polymer clay and bead roller and pins from there. my both brothers are in states. They are coming to kerala for a visit. so i informed them to bring polymerclay and the basic tools from there. But i am not sure in america where polymerclay craft material is available. I want to make pendants, beads etc., and also i want to make it as a good hobby. hope in future also you shall help me with your great and valuable suggestions. once again i thank you and your great course. after becoming perfect in beadmaking and pendants i shall follow your other courses also. thank you…have a nice day. ~Geetha-S >> This comment was originally posted here: Polymer Clay Pendants

COLUMBIA: Hi cindy I live in Santa Marta (Colombia) until last year known polymer clay and I loved it, I can not get here, I contacted a lady in medellin and she sent me a small order, I made black clay beads and irregular silver leaf and I were very beautiful necklaces I make but I really like working with my own designs of beads and pendants, as this gives exclusivity to the creation. I would like to get your videos, like I can do? Greetings. ~Emilia-C >> This comment was originally posted here: Polymer Clay Jewelry

GERMANY: Yes, I not the problem also in Germany. Everybody knows Fimo, but this is a “kids product” nobody would think that we prepare a kind of art with this or a similar product. The German translation makes it cheap because it is associated with plastic. The people means “this is cheap and comes from China” (very bad connection). Sometimes I tell the people that I work with “Artist Clay”. the germany words for Artist (Kuenstler) and synthetic (kuenstlich) have a similar pronunciation in german. Have a great day. ~Janine-K >> This comment was originally posted here: Translation of Polymer Clay

FRANCE: What a great idea, it would be wonderful to receive some of the beautiful beads we can see in your tutos and blogs and so… even if the picts and video are so perfect, to be able to feel the finish, colors and everything in real would be a dream. Thank you again for this idea, and thank you for the great work you do for us. ~Nathalie-G >> This comment was originally posted here: Polymer Clay International

SOUTH AFRICA: Wow Cindy! That is all I can pretty much say in this instance. My eyes have been opened to the possibilities of working with polymer clay. Who could have thought that you can create beads and pendants in this manner? I really love my dichroic glass, but there is a lot more scope using your techniques. Attaching clasps and drilling holes through the glass is taxing, as opposed to doing it with moldable and malleable clay. Now the challenge is to source materials here in South Africa. Have you considered doing international mail order of the raw products at all if there is a big enough need for it? I really love your work and am thoroughly enjoying your website. Regards. ~Annette-R >> This comment was originally posted here: Making Faux Opals

CHILE: Dear Cindy. I´m chilean last saturday my country Chile, suffered a very big earthquake, and then a tsunami. Many small towns were many poor people lived, now is destruction. If you watch international news, you can understand of what I´m speaking. We need help, to reconstruct my country. People need everything. You are in touch, to many polymer clay friends. I would appreciate if they could help us. Every body can do a donation through Red Cross International for Chile. Thank you and everybody. ~Rosita-C >> This comment was originally posted here: Polymer Clay Library

CYPRUS: No way to fool me Cindy! You know in Cyprus everybody is doing that on the 1st of April. Even the newspapers! I was sure it was something like that!!! Keep doing your good work my dear for a long long time. ~Maria-A >> This comment was originally posted here: Polymer Clay Tutor April Fools

CZECH REPUBLIC: Dear Cindy, thank you for free videos you sent me. I have to apologise for my bad English. I’m 76 years old and working with computer isn’t easy for me. I have to ask someone how could I pay yours other tutorials videos. I have never done it. Love, Príbor, Czech Republic. ~Alice-M >> This comment was originally posted here: Polymer Clay Tutor Library

MEXICO: Hi Cindy receive regards from Guadalajara Mexico, I´m so happy receiving my weekely tutorial, I´ve done beautiful things. I think that no one else do this down here, I don’t know anyone who works with polymer clay to make beads, in fact ther is only one place where I can find polymery clay and it is sculpey III which I know is not the best to work with, but is has worked ok. ~Marcela-S >> This comment was originally posted here: Polymer Clay Contest

ENGLAND: Wow! This is both simple and brilliant, I can’t wait to have ago with this technique! This the first time I’ve wrote on here I don’t get any time in the day as I have a 3 year old and a 22 month old, so I have to wait until they’re in bed! Thank you for all your encouraging words of wisdom! I have ordered some uv dome resin and oven, but it will take a while to get over here in England! I don’t have all the shops you mention over here, thank God I’ve got the net! Thanks again! ~Anne-O >> This comment was originally posted here: Polymer Clay Tutor Blend and Switch Technique

NEW ZEALAND: Another Happy New Year to everyone from hot summery New Zealand! Sandra, it’s nice to know there’s another Kiwi in the group. Where are you? I’m in Dunedin. I hope everyone enjoys the learning we are sure to get from Cindy this year. ~Jan-G >> This comment was originally posted here: Gingham Cane Extruder Canes

FINLAND: Lovely technique. One which I will certainly make use of… being that I live in Lapland, Finland – within the Arctic circle… and am ultra lucky enough to witness the Aurora on a frequent basis. My husband sees it even more than I, as he is willing to walk our dog Dexter deep, deep into the forests around us, very late at night, which is when it is best seen… especially when it is super cold outside.  In fact, he sees all sorts of unusual sky happenings, when he is where it is so dark and unaffected by social lighting. This year in particular, the sun is very active and so the aurora is also so… as it relys on the suns magnetic activity and solar winds, to show up well. It goes in cycles. For all those that want to see it… it truly is worth trying to get to see!  It is indescribable. Thank you for this Cindy! ~Michelle-R >> This comment was originally posted here: Aurora Technique Polymer Clay Tutor

NETHERLANDS: Cindy – Your tutorials are very clear and every time you manage to come up with a new technique. Now I realize it even more. And very important Cindy; your new technique, the aurora technique. I like it very much, you know last week I was looking at photographs from the Northern Light and I was thinking; I like to make this with polymerclay. Isn’t funny? ~Louise-G >> This comment was originally posted here: Polymer Clay Lessons

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