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Polymer Clay Membership SitePretty tricky Cindy :)  I wish all of my teachers in the past had been even half as tricky :) and inspiring as you are!!! Thank you for teaching me soooooooo much!!! I come back every day because I know there is always something else that I can learn on your site that I missed the last time around. Hey, Teacher…you can give out homework to me any day!:) ~Cindy-E >> This comment was originally posted here: Polymer Clay Bead Making

If you have done nothing else Cindy you have made people stop and look at the world around them. This fast paced world that we live in, does take up to much of our time and then we ask ourselves where did the time go. My motto is Stop, Look and Listen. Look around you and enjoy the beauty from with in, and think to yourself how can I create that beauty into a work of art. Create something to show other people there is still beauty in the world and if your art work can make people stop and say that’s nice, you have accomplished what you set out to do. I think that is why I have so much fun with Polymer Clay. ~Sandra-H >> This comment was originally posted here: Polymer Clay Canes

Oh my gosh, that is excellent and exactly how I am feeling right now!!!!! I too love to make poems but this one takes the cake!!! And now I want to extend my thanks for all of your hard work you put into this site!! I know it is not easy and you have other things on your plate and I never want you to think we take it for granted!! You are a fabulous polymer clay artist and I am always amazed at your tutorials, thank you again. ~Heidi-W >> This comment was originally posted here: Polymer Clay Beads

I am amazed at your blogs! How do you find time to write it all?!!  I’ve been checking back thru your older articles and love your stuff Cindy, God Bless You for doing this. So very glad I found you. Kindest regards. ~Marion-R >> This comment was originally posted here: Polymer Clay Projects

Cindy’s right, we all have our own ways of doing things and our own preferences for particular techniques or materials, and that’s a good thing. I love how Cindy gives us a technique and maybe a suggested colour palette and we all go away and create something that ends up very different from everyone else’s, because we all put our own spin on things. It’s very cool. :) And then we can learn from each other too! ~Silverleaf >> This comment was originally posted here: Sculpey III Polymer Clay

Thanks Silverleaf! My goodness this is a great community. I have asked that question to polymer clay manufacturers and not one has answered me. I appreciate the help. I’m going to test as you suggested. And I’m going to keep reading this blog!! ~Jackie-T >> This comment was originally posted here: How To Make Large Polymer Clay Beads

How right you are about you having encountered the problems and worked out the bugs for us. I can’t wait to try making canes.  Yes, right now it looks hard to me, but when it finally works, it goes from just being a lump of clay to a work of art. Yes, I too have seen stuff on E-bay and have wondered at some of the probable frustrations these artists have probably had to endure. Can’t wait to try my hand at it though. With your hints, helps and techniques, like my best friend often reminds me, I don’t have to reinvent the wheel, since you have already invented it!  Thanks. ~Karen-O >> This comment was originally posted here: Making Polymer Clay Canes

Hello Cindy, I really enjoy your site so much. I found it by a happy chance of luck!! You have inspired me to pick my clay again as I follow your recipes and projects with your very explanatory videos. I have learned so much! Is there a chance in the near future of showing us how to do the rose canes I see everywhere? The ones with a gradient of color in and around each petal section? I have tried to make these on my own, and it still eludes me. Thanks again for the hard work you put in to pass on your talent. ~Debi-S >> This comment was originally posted here: Polymer Clay Video Tutorials

Your letter of “Thanksgiving” was very loving, and so touching… To me, it’s always so gracious to be able to pray a prayer of Thanksgiving, for all of our Blessings – my life (after this past September) is what I am Thankful for this year. My summer with my Grandchildren, one of whom is Autistic; the other with Attention Deficit, and my Sweetheart stuck in the middle. She is my budding artist, and we have so much in common (including working in clay). So, I do understand where you are coming from. It sounds like you have a nice life, and I’m very happy for you. I pray that this new year of celebration will grace you with another year of the best. In any event, you are a very nice lady, and karma speaks volumes.  … Thank you again for the new things that you placed on hand. I just loved looking at the gold/silver/copper leaf information, and plan on doing something with it … Just finished weaving a gorgeous Lauriat and Earrings. Was thinking to myself, wouldn’t this look great with one of my own created clay beads attached to it (once I learn)! (I’m dreaming, but it will come to fruition!! Actually, the pendant on it can be utilized two-fold — as a brooch as well. I AM SO BLESSED, AND YOU ARE TOO!! Sincerely. ~Diana-S >> This comment was originally posted here: Polymer Clay Bead Making

I do declare!!! I think you got it absolutely right!!!! I am so excited and can’t wait for all the new goodies coming our way!!! Take a few moments and give your hubby a great big ole hug for all the work he does for helping you and us… like staying home from the bead show and working on the tutorials….what a guy… :0) ~Pamela-C >> This comment was originally posted here: Bead Making Challenges

Dear Cindy, I’m an early riser… usually around 6 am. The vast majority of people I know are nite owls which presents me with a little problem. I’m out by 10 pm no matter what. I can always depend on you to be there on Friday morning with your excellent tutorials. You are there to keep me company until the rest of the world wakes up. Thank you so much, Cindy. ~Helen-W >> This comment was originally posted here: Thanksgiving Wishes

WOW… this blog is unbelievable!!!!! I feel sorry for all the people that are missing this website. Cindy and Doug, I wish I could think of a different, really great word, that hasn’t been said about the both of you. I’ll bet that no one has started a website from really very little to what the both of you have done, with such precision. I just can’t believe all of this. Look at the size of this website, NOW. The both of you are really loved by many. God bless the both of you and your children too. KEEP GOING GUYS – YOU ARE THE BEST IN EVERYTHING YOU DO. Love Ya. ~Helen-S >> This comment was originally posted here: How to Make Beads

Wow… you’re way ahead of me but you have given me inspiration to get going on my resolutions for this year. I am excited to see what great ideas you have planned this year. I have enjoyed it thus far that this year should be “double the fun”. Thanks again for all you do. ~Lupe-M >> This comment was originally posted here: Polymer Clay Tutor

As a fairly new person to polymer clay, I have found the Polymer Clay Tutor to be an invaluable resource.  I do subscribe to the member site and am glad to do so.  Others with more experience may be better able to navigate all the information “out there”, but I too found it all to be overwhelming.  Cindy’s courses and videos are well done, start with the basics, and then build as your skills increase.  And, as another person said, it’s all there in one spot.  If you have specific questions, Cindy is very prompt to answer questions on the blog or in separate emails.  For me, the cost of membership is well worth what I am getting! ~Marsha-N >> This comment was originally posted here: Polymer Clay Techniques

Kat, thank you so much! Your response was way more than I ever expected. You even watched the video – you are wonderful!! I thought this was just a blog but I now intend to sign up for Cindy’s newsletter and watch some videos. This is an awesome site for help. Thanks again for all your wonderful suggestions. ~Michele-A >> This comment was originally posted here: Making Polymer Clay Beads

Cindy – Polymer clay continuously fascinates me. Just when you think there is nothing new to see, a new technique, ever beautiful, comes along. Thanks for keeping the excitement going! ~Maria-C >> This comment was originally posted here: Polymer Clay Tutorials

You sharing folks have been vital in giving me hope for the future, financially. I’d like to see as many opinions and experiences shared as the thread will hold, LOL! ~Jocelyn-C >> This comment was originally posted here: Learn How to Make Polymer Clay Beads

This is a wonderful article! And I love the video about She Beads. I can see that perception and “telling a story” really does help sell beads; I’ve seen this in action on Etsy. I am gathering all of this info, with the hope that I can put it to good use when I’m up and claying again. Thanks again, Cindy, for all of the amazing, informative things you throw at us day after day! You are one tireless teacher (and we love you for it!) ~Phaedrakat >> This comment was originally posted here: Pricing Handmade Jewelry

Your kind words encourage me Phaedrakat! I am thinking polymer clay more and more. I looked at a mural the parents and children did today and thought… ooooh I could see that in clay. I do have my camera. Once I get the sandpaper and finish them, I’ll take a pic. Cindy, you really are a part of the process for folks finding their inner creative souls. My creative inner one is peeking out with both eyes, smiling shyly and learning to let go. You’re a gem. ~Trudy-M >> This comment was originally posted here: Polymer Clay Inclusions

That is a wonderful way of doing the Skinner Blend! I can hardly wait to try it out!! I have gotten so much help from your tutorials and look forward each week to what you are going to share next. ~Diana-P >> This comment was originally posted here: Tear Drop Skinner Blend Method

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