Member Benefits 056: Tutoring Support

Polymer Clay Membership SiteI want to chime in here and say I think $3 to $4 a month for the extremely high quality videos, the personalized help, the recipe cards, free tuts, the 24/7 access, and the list goes on.. is a bargain! All the work you and Doug do that saves US money is worth way more than that. I’m always singing your praises and telling people this is where I get my information and learn the things I do. ~Tanya-L >> Original comment was posted here: Polymer Clay Tutorials

Wow, I sure love this community. Cindy, your dreams of having a blog where people share ideas and help each other is being realized. We learn so much from you, and appreciate it so much (as you know — ‘cuz we tell you again and again.) But we also learn from each other, which is amazing in this day and age (where people are reluctant to share.) It’s so wonderful to have a place to go to get all this help and support. I’m so happy to have found all these great and talented people. Thanks everyone! ~Phaedrakat // @Phaedrakat, you are so right about some people who are not willing to share their knowledge. It seems here that just about everyone WANTS to share their secrets and their ideas and solutions. And most give great feedback and encouragement. When I see someone give  “a pat on the back” to a fellow artist it makes me feel inspired. I have learned so much more than how to play with my clay here. I have learned we all have a great support team and my hat goes off to Cindy!! ~Catalina // @Catalina: Yes, Cindy has brought us all together at this great site. It has inspired me to clay again – I didn’t think it could be done! Even when I can’t clay, I can come here and see people exchanging ideas and helping each other with their tips and tricks and it’s a great thing to see. Lots of others are very “tight-lipped” about their processes. No help with them (unless you pay a BIG price!) Here, the friendly blog and advice are free. Cindy’s great video tutorials are nearly free. I mean, $3.32 a month is incredibly low! ~Phaedrakat >> Original comment was posted here: Polymer Clay Beads

That’s one of the things that make this whole ‘community’ so special. We are a community of artists, at all different levels of experience. We are not competing with one another but are willing to share our ideas and our questions without fear of being taken advantage of, or being laughed at.  You’ve brought us together, and are helping us to grow, but it is up to us to do our part too. If we want you to continue producing the great videos, we have to help wherever and whenever we can. It is my pleasure to serve others. ~Carolyn-F >> Original comment was posted here: Polymer Clay Artists

Cindy, I also wish I had some of your energy and artistic abilities. And yes the more you show us the better. I have never been even a little disappointed in any lesson. When I joined within I think a week or two I purchased all the back lessons. I still go thru them and I still get more inspired every time I watch each and every one of them. I don’t think you could ever disappoint any of us with a lesson, tip, comment any suggestion of any kind. Not me anyway. Love every ounce of your artistic abilities. You don’t do this just for the money or you would charge way more and give way less. I might not be able to even begin to keep up with you either but I sure have fun trying and love what I do accomplish thanks to YOU CINDY. ~Peggy-B >> Original comment was posted here: Wired Polymer Clay Beads

To All My Fellow Newsbeat Poly-Clayers: Being the winner of Cindy Lietz’ 2008 Treasure Hunt, and having access to Cindy’s first set of videos in what I hope will be many sets, I just want to agree with those who have now purchased the videos, and to testify to those who have not yet received Cindy’s videos: Cindy is the best teacher, and her videos are the best videos!!! :) :) :) I have already learned so much from these videos that I so fortunately won this past week.  Cindy teaches the “between-the-lines” information that you don’t get when reading an instruction book.  Cindy makes sure that every detail of the subject matter she is focusing is addressed, and made to understand.  Not only that, but her videos are a really good quality, which makes watching them an effortless and  seamless experience.  The lighting in her videos is always right-on, and the angles at which she tapes what she is so eloquently teaching is very thoughtful and conducive to the viewer’s learning experience. I can not say enough for Cindy’s videos, and I know that I will continue to learn from Cindy as she puts out more video sets.  See for yourselves!!! You can’t go wrong if you purchase these videos!!! Give yourself a great gift, and get them :) Sincerely, a very happy Cindy Lietz fan and follower. PS.. NO.. Cindy Lietz did not know I was going to write any of this :) ~Cindy-E >> Original comment was posted here: Polymer Clay Tutor

LOVE IT!!! Thank you Cindy. Another winning video tutorial! Can’t wait to start making pears and apples! ~Maria-C >> Original comment was posted here: Anjou Pear Fruit Beads for Summer Jewelry

Hi Cindy! I was grateful to realize that your response to us today was right on the money. For me, it is difficult to work with a medium leaning into foreign territory, and being older tends to put more of a slant on that. So, I appreciated your words of confidence. It was as though you were peering into my brain. I believe that you are absolutely correct, because familiarity helps a person to expand his/her horizons — namely, me. Ha! Ha! I should know, because I’ve been on breaking ground before. Thanks for the encouragement. The worse it could be, is that I will get colored clay stains all over my hands. Ha! Ha! Does Brill work on that!! Oops! It’s weird, but today (prior to reading your posting), my mind was concentrating on marbling. When I began to read your input, I found myself laughing. It was only because we were thinking in the same direction. I do have to start somewhere, so that will be my somewhere. How hard can it be, especially after I have been watching your tutorial I purchased. Won’t be concerned if it doesn’t turn out right, the main thing will be that I’m learning, and (most important) having fun. I’ve heard “That one person’s junk can be another person’s treasure”. This is right on the money. Ahem! I’d like to think that the fact that I’m involving myself, is what really matters. My clay will be my masterpiece — My Monet! Ta! Ta! ~Diana-S >> Original comment was posted here: Bead Making Tips To Build Your Confidence

I love your work a true professional and thank you for the tute I would love to have a go amongst so many other things I have learned on this blog. Cindy, Doug and all of you are just great. ~Ritzs >> Original comment was posted here: Faux Rhondite Tutorial

Hello Cindy. Boy do I look forward to Fridays now thanks to you. I can’t wait to see what you will post next. And I’m never disappointed! This week is no exception. Another finger dancin video I must say. Cause you know the minute I see your e-mail in the inbox my fingers start itchin for some clay. And I luuurv your purple heart shaped bead! I’d join the army if they gave me one of those! The Fimo army that is. Only extruder guns here, lol. Do you ever make a bad video? Probably not right? No chance of maybe a hidden blooper reel or two? Just askin, hee hee hee. XOXO ~Jamie-H >> Original comment was posted here: Polymer Clay Cane Slice Pattern Backgrounds

I have been subscribing to Cindy Lietz Tutor since about October ’08. Her daily blogs are free to all and I find them very informative. Cindy does not try to cram in too much information and is excellent in presenting in a concise, organized and informative way. Her video tutorials are very well done; picture quality and content are excellent. Cindy and husband Doug do photo editing before posting a tutorial and do a lot of close up shots in a variety of angles of a bead or project; I am sure a lot of footage “ends up on the cutting room floor.” As in her daily blogs, she does not repeat what others have already covered but does research and tries techniques before posting a video showing what she has found to be most successful. As a paid subscriber, I love the color palette recipes and don’t know where else to get anything like them. I am confident she has tried out recipes before posting them on her site. The $9.95 for three months is excellent value because of the above stated reasons. I have been following this site on a daily basis long enough to know the blogs, recipes and videos have saved me a lot of frustration, discouragement and money through techniques that save time and materials. ~Anna-S >> Original comment was posted here: Handmade Polymer Clay Beads

@Elizabeth – I love them, how wonderful and thank you for sharing! They look totally organic to me, if that helps. @Cindy – Thanks to you and Doug for adding this type of blog and the pics. Love seeing folks creativity and hard work. ~Jocelyn-C >> Original comment was posted here: Handmade Polymer Clay Jewelry

Good Morning Cindy, Its certainly a disappointment that your experimenting with the new clay proves to be a negative. My big question is “Where were they when someone said: If you’re going to do something, do it right!”. Too bad there was a chance of great success there. Like you say maybe it can be mixed with the “good stuff” and get used up. But, I’m not one to try something that you have found to be an inferior product. Maybe some day when I have lots and lots more experience and my to do list is empty I could try something like this. Don’t know when that will ever happen though, you have too many great tuts coming fast and furious. Thanks so much Cindy, for your efforts, now we know. Out to the doctor and back to clay play. ~Joyce-M >> Original comment was posted here: CraftSmart Polymer Clay

Here I am with my coffee thinking it is a good day for reflection. Hopefully you find all the wonderful and sweet things I see in this blog, teaching forum, and community that I have grown so very attached too. While I haven’t followed you from the beginning, I have looked back through your two years. It is a beautiful piece of work that shows your love, your passion, and your sweet spirit… and it keeps getting better! Thank you Cindy… and to all of the extended family out there. Love. ~Melinda-H >> Original comment was posted here: Polymer Clay Home

I love the list of materials, too, Cindy. This site just keeps getting better and better. Love it. Clay on, everyone!!! ~Helen-S >> Original comment was posted here: Polymer Clay Tutorials

Thank you. Thank you. As always there are always such wonderful learning opportunities to look forward to here. It’s getting so I count down the days in the week based on how many there are to go before Friday’s tutorial. ~Elizabeth-S >> Original comment was posted here: Extruder Canes

I’m totally with Ken, I don’t notice the subscription fee either. Thanks Cindy, for providing such an affordable service! ~Silverleaf >> Original comment was posted here: Leopard Cane Tutorial Video

Cindy, I was reading just yesterday that animal prints are “in” this summer. Although I’ve always been big on bright colors, I do love the simplicity and contrast of black and white. ~Linda-K >> Original comment was posted here: Zebra Cane Animal Prints Video

Great Tute!!! Cindy, you do make them … well … doable … lol. Thanks so much. ~Pollyanna >> Original comment was posted here: Blue Morpho Butterfly Wing Cane

Watched the video… genius is all I can say, it does solve a roadblock in something I had been thinking of doing, so thank you very much Cindy and Doug. ~Ken-H >> Original comment was posted here: Cookie Cutter Canes Video

I really like the look of these! You are an endless source of inspiration and ideas… and this is SO MUCH FUN! Thank you once again Cindy. ~Susan-B >> Original comment was posted here: Polymer Glow in the Dark Pod Beads

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