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Polymer Clay Membership SiteDear Cindy – I just watched the Rose Bead video. Thankyou-thankyou-thankyou!!!! I really needed to see the whole process because I have read instructions on how to make flowers and they were as clear as mud. Your instructions however are so clear and the colour blending is so logical and practical. I can see myself making all sorts of flowers using this technique. Your online classes are so fantastic and I look forward to each one! Thanking you again. Your grateful student. ~Cara-L >> Original comment was posted here: Variegated Sculpted Rose Beads

Cindy, thank you for the tutorial today about the faux bone. As always, you made it easier, better and more fun. I’ve seen a couple demos on this but they made it look difficult. I’ve tried it a couple times and was too precise on the stacking and cutting. I like your way “Very Real”. There just aren’t enough Fridays in the week. Thanks again. ~Bonnie-K >> Original comment was posted here: Faux Bone, Faux Ivory

Just wanted to tell you that I loved this weeks video on the Puffy Beads. It was an ‘A-ha’ moment as I watched you place the puffy bead on the clay sheet stuck to the glass. A solution so simple it had escaped me. lol. Thanks again Cindy. Hugs. ~Adrienne-L >> Original comment was posted here: Cute Little Hollow Puffy Beads

Cindy, I just wanted to say that I have completed my very first attempt at an ART SHEET, and if you knew just how little artistic training and confidence I have, you’d understand how I feel about your fantastic tutorial – I used a Penny Black stamp (4271L winter ledge) with scattered birds on bare limbs, and it’s one of the best things I’ve ever done, ALL thanks to you!!! ~Carol-B >> Original comment was posted here: Premo Color Recipes

Excellent tutorial, Cindy! I have an electronic scrapbook cutting machine that lets me create my own designs, so now you really have me thinking about how I can make custom cards using your tips. I didn’t know about two-sided card stock or the edging paints. So many fun toys and tools! Of all the tutorial sites I visit, yours is my favorite. ~Christine-F >> Original comment was posted here: Jewelry Display Cards

HI Cindy – What a life saver you are, maybe I should say bead saver. The bead rack has been such a pain, I love your idea. I ordered some Sugru right after I watched the videos. Now I am thinking of other things I can fix or improve on. Thank You. ~Barb-C >> Original comment was posted here: Sugru Hack To Keep Amaco Bead Rack Pins in Place

I agree with Jocelyn, Cindy you should put out a book or something! In my opinion you are one of the top polymer clay artists I’ve seen!! ~Carrie-W >> Original comment was posted here: Torn Paper Water Color Technique

Today I made a blend of several colours, shortening the rolled up log to keep it under control and it worked so well and was very quick! I now have a load of beads shading through the colours of the rainbow. ~Caroline-H >> Original comment was posted here: Tear Drop Method – The Quickest Skinner Blend You’ll Ever Make

I think your choice of using a CD for sizing was great. Many desk clocks are too small to read or take up too much room. Thanks for sharing this innovative project. The faux turquoise looks great too. ~Anna-S >> Original comment was posted here: Faux Turquoise Polymer Clay Clock

That was a great video! I read somewhere if you immerse beads made with translucent clay in ice cold water, it gets even more translucent. Do you do that? Adding translucent clay to protect while sanding is a great idea – can you use it when you add fibers or petals? Thanks very much. ~Cheryl-H >> Original comment was posted here: Alcohol Ink Effects on Crackled Gold Leaf

Oh, Cindy, This is fantastic.  I can already envision some of the pieces that I can make for the shop in New Mexico! Now all I need is to stop using up all my scraps. As you may recall from my ‘Waste Not – Want Not’ collection, I try to use up every last bit of a project in one way or another. I’m going to have to change my habits. Thanks for this inspiring video! ~Carolyn-F >> Original comment was posted here: Inlay Technique Jewelry Pendant

I was so excited about this opal tut, that I paid my worker to come in for a couple of hours while I went shopping for supplies.. I’ve got it bad *LOL* I found the Snow at ” Party Supply” It is called confetti on the bag. ~Brenda-M >> Original comment was posted here: Faux Opal Bake and Bond Technique

Thanks for the great tute. I have always wondered how to make beads with this molding material. ~Carolyn-K >> Original comment was posted here: Texture Plates Video

When I tried this technique, I did not have any Weldbond, so I used the Sobo craft and fabric glue that I had. NOT the same as Weldbond. The Sobo was crystalline when dry and not flexible as it is supposed to be. I had to scrape out the Sobo and re-do my stamp using some Weldbond that I bought. My stamps turned our great and I then made some really nice pendants using the “faux dichroic glass” technique. Thanks Cindy for another great tute. ~Bette-L >> Original comment was posted here: Custom Made Embossed Metal Stamps

This looks soooo easy! And fun! We have too many dryer sheets! I find them everywhere!! They will come out of your pant legs, towels, in the sheets! I may find them “fun” now! :)  Fabric Rose sounds cool! I wonder who will be first to post a pic of theirs first? ~Catalina-L >> Original comment was posted here: Polymerized Cloth Mixed Media

All right! Roses are my favorite flower and I was hoping a rose technique would follow the polymerized fabric technique! ~Becky-C >> Original comment was posted here: Polymerized Fabric Roses Polymer

I am so excited about today’s tutorial. I have been thinking about just exactly this type of thing the last couple of weeks and, lo and behold, there’s my tute for it. Great timing Cindy. I don’t have letter stamps, so I’m working with tiny pasta letters, the kind that you use for soups. They are working out surprisingly well. ~Angela-M >> Original comment was posted here: Stamped and Glazed Bezels

Thanks. It’s great to know the texture sheets will go in the pasta machine. I wasn’t going to purchase one, but I have now changed my mind. Love your videos! ~Amy-B >> Original comment was posted here: Sculpey Flexible Texture Sheets

My Husband (a retired computer engineer/scientist) has always drilled into me “work smarter not harder.” I think it is finally sinking in because that seems to be what Cindy’s tutorials are all about. Thank you Cindy! ~Cheyrl-B >> Original comment was posted here: Faux Abalone Paua Cuff Polymer Clay Tutorial

I actually just ordered a bottle of PYMII it from Shades of Clay. I came across the official web site of the product and clicked on the polymer clay section and lo and behold there was an endorsement by Cindy! That was enough to sell me and I was very glad to see a spray sealer that wouldn’t react with clay. ~Cherie-V >> Original comment was posted here: Using Sharpie Oil Based Paint Pens on Polymer Clay

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