Member Benefits 046-1: Beyond Beginners

Polymer Clay Membership SiteDear Cindy, you make polymer clay that much more enjoyable and fun, helping me discover, even after 20 years of claying, new ways and techniques to get lost in this “Wonderful World of Polymer Clay!” Thank you and Doug for sharing your many talents! Keep it coming. ~Christl-P >> This comment was originally posted at this link: Polymer Art Videos

Wow!!! Guess I had better get a bigger board for my color chips. I LOVE this!!!!! Thank you! Thank you! As an aside, I attended a pc class recently and patiently watched, and watched and watched as the instructor did a multi-color Skinner Blend for one of the projects. I smugly thought to myself, “I could sure show you a quicker way to do that”. I didn’t, of course, but it got me to thinking about what a revolutionary variation the Lietz Blend techniques really are. Out of curiosity, Cindy, does Judith Skinner know about the Lietz Blend? She would have to be impressed with the awesomely creative knowledge you have added to the pc world. Love it! ~Elizabeth-S >> This comment was originally posted at this link: Lietz Teardrop Blend Color Shifts

Boy, sure get a bang for your dollar on this tut. Sooo ADAPTABLE, and having tried tons of rose canes over the years, I am speechlessly pleased about the amount of depth and dimensions your take on it provides. Excellent work. ~Jocelyn-C >> This comment was originally posted at this link: Backgroundless Shaded Rose Cane

I’m a show me kinda gal and thoroughly enjoy watching Cindy’s tutorials. But I do agree with some comments made. Like not having a computer handy to my work area until recently. Videos had to be watched and then I had to come back if I had a question. That’s why I started taking notes and making little thumbnail sketches from videos. So I could take that with me to my clay table to refer back to. But I find with Cindy’s videos that she covers a topic so completely and in simple steps I hardly ever have questions or have to re-watch them in order to have success in the first try. I did work from books with some success for a long time before there was internet and videos to be had. But there were lots of mistakes made and questions unanswered with just using that approach. I have to say I like the video much better. But I do still use both sources for inspiration, ideas and new techniques. And I get lots of both right here from Cindy! ~Jamie-H >> This comment was originally posted at this link: Written Tutorials vs Video Lessons

As an experienced wire artist I am always interested in Cindy’s presentations.  She does a wonderful (and valuable) job of teaching and demonstrating.  Now, in Vol. 12 – Hammered Copper Wire – there’s a superb clasp tutorial; in Vol. 16 she covers the S-Hook Clasp; and in Vol. 18 she does wire wraps + loops.  What more could we ask for – at least as far as clasps. Now we can look forward to her great earwire tutorials! ~Carolyn-F >> This comment was originally posted at this link: Jewelry Making Tutorials

Hi Mary, so nice to see another Aussie face here so to speak. Yes my Cindy Videos arrive Friday night so I am always excited to come and look no matter what the time. This GITD one is gorgeous I can only get Sculpey here in Mackay QLD, but send away for most of my stuff to (n Melbourne) a very good poly supply site. Do you use that one? I can sometimes get supplies when I go to Brisbane, but don’t know anything about your area or Sydney or Newcastle. I once went to Canberra for a Polymer clay Retreat about 2005. Did you? If you would like to find my email may be we can communicate privately too. Yes I am so taken with Cindy’s site and Videos, it certainly has enhanced my work, even tho I’d had about 5yrs or so before I landed here. Love to all. ~Elizabeth-K >> This comment was originally posted at this link: Glowing Jellyroll Cane

I am on a very tight budget, with a small income. Still, I am able to afford the $3.32 a month with no trouble. Well, actually it’s $9.95 per 3 months. Even though I count my pennies, this small membership price doesn’t hurt a bit! It’s cheaper than a fast-food meal for two (and who needs that, anyway!). I’m so happy I joined! The videos are wonderful — the best I’ve seen on the web. Clear video, perfect sound, great close-ups. Cindy has arranged them so they’re super-easy to follow, too. But should you have questions, Cindy will answer them. The other members help, too. There’s always someone around to provide an answer to any question that comes up. It’s truly an amazing place to be a member. And the value for your money? Unbelievable! When I first started wandering around the web searching for tutorials, I was stuck in bed with a bad back. I knew as soon as I felt good enough, I was going to get back into polymer clay. When I found this site, I watched some preview videos, and wanted more. To be honest, I was frustrated by being “teased”! I wondered if this site was really as good as all the people seemed to say it was. In fact, I wondered if the comments were real! But I followed along, left a comment, and realized that all of this great info and the cool videos were the real deal. An amazing deal! So I joined, and it was the best decision I could have made! If you’re a beginner, intermediate, or even an advanced clayer, you’ll find something here to make you happy! At the going rate of tutes on the web, Cindy’s are the best for your money. Each video comes down to about $ .83 — 83 cents per video! You really can’t beat that! Not for a quality video. where you can actually see Cindy’s hands as she does the project. You really, really should join us and become a member! C’mon, we welcome you! ~Phaedrakat >> This comment was originally posted here: Polymer Canes

What a super tute!! Lot of steps but you make it doable. I love that so much about your tutes. Any technique you have that special way of making it a doable technique for all your students new or advanced. I do hope you will try to find the time when you have, if you have it to show us how to do the ring. I love the agates with the copper wire. I’m sure some of those colors would pop with the colored wire. Uuuuuuuuggggs for all. ~Peggy-B >> This comment was originally posted at this link: Faux Agate Tutorial

Thank you Cindy. I have been making feathers all day. Working to get the pattern memorized and playing with colors. It is terrific. I’m new here but I am at an intermediate level. Although I am working through your beginners course to break some of my bad habits and learn new skills. ~Kathleen-C >> This comment was originally posted at this link: Peacock Feather Cane Tutorial

Thanks for an outstanding video Cindy. I have been playing around with metals for a while as they complement polymer so well and really enjoy your ideas on this. ~Lawrence-S >> This comment was originally posted at this link: Wire Riveting Introduction

When my jar of orphan beads saw this video – they all cried “take me – take me”.  They are so excited. teehee  As I have beaded for many years, there’s lots of beads to choose from, sooooooooooooo. What fun these will be to make… smile. Thanks for such a neat tute ~Patt-W >> This comment was originally posted at the following link: Beaded Spider Ornament

Good morning Cindy, WOW, you are SO smart to figure out the advantage using clay softener! How in the world did that come to you? :) Did you dream it? I used to dream in/about polymer clay all the time (about 10 or so years ago when I first stumbled on to this wonderful medium. ~Tantesherry >> This comment was originally posted at this link: Hand Tinted Photo Transfers

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