Member Benefits 082: Friends Stories

Polymer Clay Membership SiteAHA LIGHTBLUB MOMENTS: Cindy, thanks for re-running Rose’s comment, since I did miss it the first time around. Rose, not only did I not think “duh,” but my reaction was more along the “aha!” line, with that all-too-usually dark lightbulb over my head finally lighting. Thanks to your comment, I started thinking that the only way I’ll get better at creating with polymer clay is to create with polymer clay, and I don’t need a purpose. Thank you! Even though I promised myself that I wouldn’t make any resolutions this year, I think I have one now. ~Linda-D >> Original comment was posted here: Making Polymer Clay Beads

A LITTLE PIECE OF THE WORLD: Cindy, I don’t post much here at the blog, but wanted to let you know how much I appreciate You and Doug for the time you all put into the blog and videos. I look forward to every Friday when I grab my coffee and head to the computer first thing for the weekly video tutorial. Your stories and Doug’s pictures give me a little piece of the world that I will probably not see. Thanks. ~Barbara-C >> Original comment was posted here: Polymer Clay Library

BRAIN DEAD SIMPLE: Hey Cindy. you continue to be amazing. I have made about 20 troll beads today. I had to laugh when you commented on how hard it is to make things “brain dead simple” Amen to that! In the Occupational Therapy world that is called Activity Analysis. The ability to have a perfect understanding of every step of an activity, every skill it takes to complete it and how to “adapt” it for someone with a particular problem. Darned if I know how you break these activities down so that the whole wide world can do them successfully. Beautiful job. Thank You. ~Cassie-C >> Original comment was posted here: Pandora Style Beads Polymer Clay Tutorial

SO MUCH TO DO, SO LITTLE TIME: Cindy you have outdone yourself again. Why is there never enough time to play with our clay…boo hoo. I work full time, plus I have my own jewelry design business, plus a 14 month old grandson on weekends who I adore. Your videos should come with free Starbuck’s coffee so we all have enough caffeine in us to play through the night while keeping company with one or more of your awesome videos. ~Janet-R >> Original comment was posted here: Rose Petal Beads for Loved Ones

TRUE BLUE: For a brief second I believed your prank, and then my brain kicked in, “this is our Cindy” it said, and today is April 1st. Glad I noticed that before opening up the blog. Like others, the kids are gone as well as the jokes. So everyone have a wonderful, safe April Fools Day….waiting for tomorrow. Cindy, you are true blue, you bring us the unexpected, expected and laughter that is so important in this serious world of ours. Thanks so much for being YOU. ~Joyce-M >> Original comment was posted here: Polymer Clay Tutor Cindy Lietz says Goodbye

ENERGIZER BUNNEY: Hi Kay, I agree, this is a very inspiring place. The videos, the people, and the little “Energizer Bunny” Cindy, the tutor who never sleeps! Have a great day :) ~Phaedrakat >> Original comment was posted here: Kaleidoscope Canes

NOT JUST FOR ROSES: Another excellent tutorial Cindy! I’m so glad you made this one. Roses are my most favorite flower because my Grampa grew them and I remember him showing me how to prune them and care for them. He was so proud of them. Every time I see one I think of him, and I always plant roses wherever I live. So now I can make lots of them and share them with everyone I know. Even in the endless winters we get here, when I miss my flowers being gone so long! And I agree with Ken. I think this method could be adapted to several flowers quite easily. I thought of Peonies right away. (which were my gramma’s favorites) But also maybe Dahlia’s or Magnolia’s. And if you’re really adventurous perhaps Zinnia’s or Marigolds. Certainly there are many flowers this could be applied to. Thank you very much for such a useful and versatile tutorial. ~Jamie-H >> Original comment was posted here: Polymer Clay Rose Bead Tutorial

MEETUPS: Omg Chris, I live in Des Moines, I see you are in Indianola. I talked to Cindy in the past about my discouragement about so few PCers there are in Iowa that I had to resort to stalking people in Michael’s. Never thought I would meet someone so close through this site. It would be great to have Cindy come to Iowa for her First International Teaching Tour!!!!! ~Anna-S >> Original comment was posted here: Polymer Clay Cane Slicing Tips for Your Bead Making Projects

SURVIVING: I just want everyone to know again, that words cannot express the things that I am feeling as I read the kind, and sincere words that everyone has said to me. Sometimes I feel so alone with this pain that I just don’t know how anyone survives it. I do know though. It is with friends and family, surrounding you with love and encouragement, like all of you have done for me. It truly says a lot about this community. I look forward to becoming more involved in it. I sent the link to Vance’s mom whom I love dearly. She called me yesterday and she also was so touched by the love and kindness. So again Thank You everyone for the love and kindness you have shown me through this difficult time. I know Vance has his hand on my back gently giving me a nudge to get back to the things that I loved so much doing. ~Jackie-N >> Original comment was posted here: In Loving Memory

THANKSGIVING: I agree Elizabeth, great way to make it easy. Thanks so much Cindy. Thank you also Sue I plan to check the site out as soon as I leave this one. I am getting a little more brave with my wire work. I forget who it was back a month or so said something about making there own crimp beads. Now that I have no idea how you would be able to do but it amazes me each and every day what we can learn from Cindy and each other. I say HATS off to all of us. In case I do not get a chance again I want to wish everyone in my Clay Family a VERY HAPPY AND MOST SAFE THANKSGIVING. GOD BLESS ALL OF US AND YOURS. ~Peggy-B >> Original comment was posted here: Jewelry Wire and Polymer Clay

GRAVATAR PHOTOS: Friday, please come fast!!! BTW, I absolutely LOVE seeing the faces of our pc family [in the little comment pictures]. More, please. I’m the least techno-savvy human on the planet and I easily managed to navigate my way through the instructions. ~Elizabeth-S >> Original comment was posted here: Polymer Clay Tutorials

DIFFERENCE OF OPINION: Everyone – this has been a great discussion and I think we’re all mature enough to handle it. Sue and Phaedrakat, we need people like you too. Everyone is learning here from Cindy definitely and from each other. I don’t think any of you would be rude; maybe some are able to word things better. I  have been to a couple of jewelry classes where they have a set project they are going to teach and then you have to make it your own. Cindy is really being flexible and so gracious to ask for our comments. There will always be differences in opinions but its all welcome I’m sure as Cindy says she loves it. ~Cheryl-H >> Original comment was posted here: Purple Leopard Print Cane

GLEAM IN HER EYE: This blog is getting tooooooo funny! Take another look at Cindy’s photo at the top … can you see that gleam in her eye and the snicker around her mouth?! Way to go, all of you. I don’t laugh much, but this blog string has really had me going. ~Carolyn-F >> Original comment was posted here: Affordable Hammered Metal Bezels

MEMORIES OF AUTUMN: Fall has always been my favorite time of the year, having lived in Vermont gave me the opportunity to witness one of natures miracles displaying her beautiful colors. Picking apples, baking pies and rolling in the leaves with the children!  Living in AZ I do miss Autumn. Oh Cindy thanks for the trip down memory lane.:) Looking forward to whipping up a batch of Autumn Sunflower. ~Jeanne-C >> Original comment was posted here: Polymer Clay Color Recipes Autumn Sunflower Palette

PRICELESS: I’m glad to be a part of this community and the friends I’ve made here are priceless! Just one of those “FREE” perks you get when you sign up for Cindy’s amazing tutes!!! ~Catalina-L >> Original comment was posted here: Tips For Filling Metal Bezels With Polymer Clay

THOSE DARN DEER: Don’t laugh but I’m seriously thinking of making some and hanging them on the lilac bushes out front. Darn deer absolutely love lilac buds. It would be nice to have some color once in a while! ~Koolbraider >> Original comment was posted here: Lilac Blossom Flower Shaped Beads

FRIENDLIEST PLACE ON EARTH: Oh Cindy– I’m so tickled to be here–at last! YAY. Having so many new videos to watch is a blast but does make settling on ‘one’ project a happy problem. I’ve been reading your site for years — I feel like I already know so many of you — this is the friendliest place on earth. Tante is German for aunt — my brother married a wonderful lady from East Germany and four years ago gave us a nephew named Jason. Til later. ~Sherry-L >> Original comment was posted here: Lietz Teardrop Blend Color Shifts

CHILDHOOD MEMORIES: These colors and the rose especially reminds me of my childhood home. There was a 50yr old rose bush under my parents kitchen window that I loved. Thank you. ~Teresa-D >> Original comment was posted here: Polymer Clay Pink Rose Color Recipes

MEMORIES OF HOLLAND: This one will be special for me. My dad was born in Holland and the family came to the U.S. when he was 9. I went to Holland and saw the house he had lived in and also the enormous fields of tulips in full bloom. That was such an amazing sight. I grew up near a Dutch community that held a tulip festival every year. Obviously, it’s one of my favorite flowers. ~Fran-R >> Original comment was posted here: Backgroundless Tulip Cane Polymer Clay Video Tutorial

THE PASSIONATE YOU: It took me a while before I could watch your video. I am very happy that I did, it as inspired me on ways to organise my craft room and to restart to do it again. I had put it aside for a while because I was trying to find a way to bring extra income which is not working to well at the moment.  It also made me realize that you can’t put aside something you are passionate about for something that is not you. You get lost in that, you feel like part of you is missing. Keep up the good work! ~Guylaine-L >> Original comment was posted here: Cindy Lietz Studio Tour

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