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Polymer Clay Membership SiteHow do you do it Cindy? Once again you have read my mind! As I get closer and closer to completing my “studio” (I use that term in the most liberal sense) I find myself thinking ahead to the how’s and wherefore’s of what I will do with my finished “objects d’art” and how I might possibly make some money selling them. But before I can even ask the question, “O Great Swami Cindy” answers all! I just don’t know how you do it all. Videos, color recipes, articles, etc. What’s your secret? You can tell me. You’re secretly triplets right? However you do it, please don’t stop. You’re the best. ~Jamie-H >> This comment was originally posted here: Selling Handmade Polymer Clay Jewelry

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE polymer clay! I have always had my hands in art of some kind for as long as I can remember. I have spent countless nights awake working on project after project only to find that I would grow tired of it once I “mastered” the skill. Once I discovered Polymer clay I realized that not only are there endless projects, beads and more but I could further create by using the beads in my jewelry. So, back to sleepless nights of project after project,  only now I am satisfied!!! I discovered Cindy Lietz’s website by searching for new ideas. (Since I am self-taught I have learned by spending WAY too much time online) I am so excited to have found her website! I have learned more from Cindy than I have from all of the other sites I have checked out! Her videos have been a lifesaver. ~Kim-M >> This comment was originally posted here: Polymer Clay Beads

Hi Cindy! Lietz Teardrop Blend!.. what a great shortcut! I’m so proud to be a member! I have missed a lot of the excitement and I missed the video but I saw the tutorials and comments and will try to play catch up. So much has happened. I’m trying to find a time to read members and non members, comments, download colors, find treasure hunt colors and breathe. You have made my days brighter! Thanks Cindy. ~MaryEllen-S >> This comment was originally posted here: Polymer Clay Color Blends

So good to meet you in person, Cindy! Through your voice I feel like I know you but with this video you’ve become a person as well as a teacher. May I say (as someone who gave everybody Fimo pieces for Christmas in the 80’s), you’ve inspired me to a whole new art form. I’m not really a bead maker, but your videos have encouraged me towards really creative uses of polymer clay. I’ve now got my pasta machine (what a difference!), my Johnson’s Klear (yes, it’s here in the UK and it does work) and a whole new approach to earrings, rings and tea light holders. (Still struggling with that Dremel, though!). Keep up the great work! ~Lore-C >> This comment was originally posted here: Meet Cindy Lietz, Polymer Clay Artist

Hi! I wonder when you have the time to think of all these beautiful and clever things, try them and also share them with us. Is your day longer than ours? Lol! I know you’re a polymer clay tutor, but…nevertheless. I love bugle beads, I buy a lot of them and besides making some bracelets or stringing them I didn’t know how to use them. Until today, of course. All your ideas are so good. Seems like you never have bad days or without inspiration, as regular people do. Or maybe you’re from a polymer clay planet and you’re here to teach us ;). Well, have a wonderful week and keep on going, I’m sure we are all keep on reading you! ~Squash >> This comment was originally posted here: Glass Bugle Beads

Your commitment and enthusiasm for us is incredible and  beyond what is available anywhere else I have come across on the internet. I came across another site that claimed “secret” of PC but the site was very what would be offered beyond what I could learn in any the first chapter of any polymer clay book and the price for the “secrets” was ridiculous. ~Anna-S >> This comment was originally posted here: Making Polymer Beads

Thank you again for all you do, and all your wonderful tutorials. They have really helped me out alot. You are a great inspiration. ~Laurie-M >> This comment was originally posted here: Polymer Clay Tools

I’m thrilled to hear there will soon be podcasts. I can hardly wait, I can get my crafting education on my way to my drudge job, and hopefully SOMEday supplement or even replace my income with my two true loves performing and crafting. There is a saying and I don’t know where it comes from but it goes, “do what you love and you’ll never work a day in your life”. ~Ken-H >> This comment was originally posted here: Beads and Beading and Polymer Clay

Cindy: How do you do it! I mean you are so busy, blog, twitter, videos and all the great advise. I absolutely love the butterfly pendant. I am even going to try to use the ginko leaf cutter to make some butterfly pins. Your brain must continue working and spinning even when you sleep. Or do you sleep? As I said as long as you continue I will follow. You amaze me every minute. Thanks again for all your talent. You are a true artist. Truly inspired. ~Peggy-B >> This comment was originally posted here: Jewelry Making Projects

I discovered Cindy on line one night, not realizing what good fortune I discovered at the time. Cindy offers “anything” and “everything” you could possibly want to learn about Polymer clay. Plus, if for some reason you need a little more info on something . . . just email her, she will answer you right back. It’s amazing how dedicated she is to all of us. Her videos are well done. I agree, her videos show you close ups, at the right angle, and at a good speed with great detail. I also enjoy magazines and “good” well done instructional books, I have a vast collection on many art mediums. Written materials provide me with inspiration; I enjoy seeing what everyone else is accomplishing. I have found great joy in having my laptop in my studio. My large desktop computer stays in my main office, but my 12″ Apple laptop takes very little room on my work table. I can look at printed PDF’s, or DVD’s, or enjoy Cindy’s web site. Everything is at my finger tips. Great question Cindy, as per usual. Thanks again. ~Debbie-M >> This comment was originally posted here: Bead Video Lessons

Thanks for such a great blog. You are my best resource for my questions. I frequently look up things from older posts to see if you have already answered my question. What an angel you are for doing all this work so the rest of us won’t have to? ~Bette-L >> This comment was originally posted here: Polymer Clay Beads

Signed up for the tuts this past Friday, just wanted to say thank you … you have a great teaching style, and a good camera person. Have enjoyed the ones so far… Can’t wait for Friday again. ~Nancy-R >> This comment was originally posted here: Polymer Clay Tutorials

Sometimes it would be nice to have a time machine with a fast-forward button. Will be there on Friday. ~Joyce-F >> This comment was originally posted here: Crackled Gold Leaf Tutorial

Cindy – I wanted to tell you how grateful I am for the hours that you spend with me in the wee hours of the morning when I am watching your tutorials. You need to branch out into more wire work and chain maile as you are a wonderful teacher. I am intrigued by all aspects of jewelry and need to find someone who is as great as you, to teach other things as well. Glass bead making…LOL. Thanks for all your help! ~Karon-C >> This comment was originally posted here: Making Polymer Clay Beads and Jewelry

Wow! Jon Anderson’s work is amazing. Thanks, Cindy, for opening another corner of the polymer clay world to us. ~Linda-D >> This comment was originally posted here: Fimo – Isn’t that the Clay that Gets Fired In A Toaster Oven?

You’re right Cindy. Had no idea what they were. And they are very cool! Would love to learn how to make them. Of course, I love learning everything you teach! Thanks. ~Maureen-G >> This comment was originally posted here: Polymer Clay Graffiti Beads

Thank you everyone!!! I am truly overwhelmed but the all the beautiful sentiments expressed… (blushing deeply and hubby is laughing at the giddiness). And thank you, Cindy for this extreme honor and for your fabulous blog. It’s a great place and I’m so glad I found it! ~Melinda-H >> This comment was originally posted here: Reasons For Making Polymer Clay Beads

Hi Cindy and all. Seeing my work here is  so exciting. The main factor is the personal service from you, being right on the ball for the feedback from us. Thank you so much. ~Elizabeth-K >> This comment was originally posted here: Polymer Clay Tutorials

Cindy, the video was great. Will be doing that for a while, just need a bigger anvil. I feel sorry for the people who don’t subscribe to your website, they are really missing out. ~Bonnie-K >> This comment was originally posted here: Beaded-S-Hook Clasp Tutorial

Boy, you learn something new every day from this site. I have never heard of this product. I googled Friendly Plastic, Maureen, and supposedly Hobby Lobby carries it. I must admit that although the Friendly Plastic poppies are cute as a button I like the ones you made using PC more, but that is just a personal preference. I would love to see what creations you come up with combining the two products, Cindy, but would not want to move too far away from pure PC tutorials. I have so much to learn!!! ~Elizabeth-S >> This comment was originally posted here: Friendly Plastic Beads

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