Member Benefits 070: Beyond Beginners

Polymer Clay Membership SiteI am constantly amazed at how much information Cindy passes on. I’ve been messing around with PC for some years but she still manages to bring up subjects that seem quite basic until we hear what Cindy has to add. And to be still doing the videos after 4 years is amazing. When I first joined (approx 2/3 years ago) I said I wondered if she’d be able to keep this up. She assured me she would and she has! – and continues to do so. I am so delighted to be part of her ‘family’. ~Marion-R >> Original comment was posted here: Polymer Clay Tutorials

Hi Cindy; What a fantastic website you have! I’ve already mentioned it to a number of clayers who are looking for more and more information. I’ve worked with polymer clay for over twenty years now (egad, I’m getting old!). For quite some time I’ve been working with cutting the clay with a cutting machine. The one that works pretty well is my Silhouette Portrait. But I’m not totally happy with the results. So I’m ordering a Sizzix Big Shot which I felt would work better. And then I found your wonderful tutorial on your site and was so pleased to see how well it does work… I am so impressed with the variety of techniques you have done and are doing on your site. Wow! ~Dorothy-M >> Original comment was posted here: Scrapbooking Tools for Polymer Clay Projects

Hi, Cindy! I just wanted to tell you thank you for making so many wonderful instructional and informational videos available (for free!) on your site. I have been working with polymer clays for a while now, but I am by no means an expert. Your videos often cover techniques I already knew, but your instructions are so clear that several of them are easier now for me. Also, you have an absolutely charming accent which makes you fun to listen to. I just wanted you to know how much I appreciate all of your efforts to make clay arts easier and more enjoyable. Thanks again. ~Morgan-S >> Original comment was posted here: Reviving Dried Out Gilders Paste with Paint Thinner

Even though I can figure out how to do most canes myself now, watching your videos is still my favorite. You work out all the kinks, and give us a perfect, step-by-step presentation. Thanks for that! ~Phaedrakat >> Original comment was posted here: Ridiculously Awesome Hammered Metal Bezels for Polymer Jewelry

Oh my, what a treat!!! The video was absolutely spellbinding. KaronKay, you have certainly taken what you have learned about polymer clay and run with it, and it appears that Cindy played a huge role in your success. I swear I could smell those flowers — so, so beautiful!! Can’t wait to see more of the first great adventure. BTW, I just want to be on record that I am willing to travel to meet up with others somewhere in the southwestern US if you ever come this way. I live in El Paso, TX, and sadly have befriended only one other pc artist here. I know there are many in other parts of Texas and surrounding states, so I plan to keep close track of the upcoming stops to insure that I can take part. I also have connections in the mid-western US, so I should have lots of choices. Love it!!!!! ~Elisabeth-S >> Original comment was posted here: Polymer Flowers by Karonkay Cowger Spokane WA

Elizabeth, Thank you so much… you are right Cindy has played a big role in the flowers. She sparked an amazing journey for me that has an awesome ending in the near future. “Sometimes all the tumblers in the universe fall into place” and the result is something you could never have dreamed would happen. Eleven years ago I picked up some clay and started playing… who knew I would stumble on Cindy’s site and then it all became history. ~Karonkay-C >> Original comment was posted here: Polymer Flowers, Karonkay Cowger, Spokane WA

It’s been many years ago, too many to mention… that I had an unfortunate experience with a product. About a year after making and selling a miniature clay teddy bear line, I started making earrings with post backs, the surgical steel type with a flat round pad. Not knowing a lot about what glues to use on polymer clay, I used the thin liquid type of super glue (not sure which brand). After seeing the old commercial showing this glue as being strong enough to hold several pound of steel, I felt it would work great. It did for a matter of months, maybe even a year, but then my appreciative relatives reluctantly told me that the backs were coming off. The super glue began to crack after time, a reaction that was unexpected after that many months. Also… yep there’s more, I had used a thick glaze, I think it was Joli-Glaze, but I am not positive, after about a year was becoming sticky and the earrings that were in my relatives jewelry boxes (and mine!) were beginning to stick together. I learned my lesson the hard way but it taught me well. I only use tried and true products now on my polymer clay pieces. I truly appreciate people like Cindy who do tests so the rest of us can sleep easy at night! Thanks Cindy! ~Shirley-R >> Original comment was posted here: Is It Compatible With Polymer Clay? Always Test!

Another great tute! I’ve been working with polymer clay for almost 14 years and my main problem is color. I tend to find a pallet that I like and stick to it. Now I have been motivated to experiment more. Thanks again! ~Gayle-T >> Original comment was posted here: Color Plus 1 Polymer Clay Color Mixing

Thanks for the recipes Cindy! Getting a tried and true recipe for a certain colour is a real time-saver, no guess work or experimenting required. Not that experimental colours don’t come in handy, but if you want that ‘just so’ colour, recipes are so appreciated. ~Tina-H >> Original comment was posted here: Polymer Clay Colours

Hi Wendy and Welcome!! I too have had a lot of those Ahhhha moments here with Cindy and that’s after…thinking… counting… WOW 15 years or so of claying :) – again welcome to the best thought out tutorials at the best price anywhere. ~Tantesherry >> Original comment was posted here: Mistletoe Ornament Polymer Clay Tutorial

Cindy’s tutorials are awesome for beginners and well established PC artists at a cost you will be amazed at. Her blog is filled with inspiration from the entire Lietz family as well as many members. Don’t waist any more time… Cindy shows you the easiest ways to accomplish pieces that looks like it came from a pro, even if you are just starting out. Everything to gain nothing to loose. ~Peggy-B >> Original comment was posted here: Liquid Polymer Clay Transfers

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