Member Benefits 084: Jewelry & Projects

Polymer Clay Membership SiteUsing Cindy’s Faux Raku method was a lot of fun and I got some really cool results :D (just posted pics at Cindy’s FB page). This was made for a really sweet lady at our local dr’s office — she wanted something in red and black, the rest was up to me. It took about a week to focus in on a technique and then another week to make the beads and get it all strung up. BTW the latest video showing how to use bead cones really took the fear out of making this a two strand necklace. Thank you Cindy for all you do ~Tantesherry >> Original comment was posted here: Faux Raku Polymer Clay Tutorial

Okay, so your little story inspired me… I completely ran out of time and energy this year and didn’t get anything made for my co-workers, no fudge, no chocolate covered cherries, no cookies… very bad friend… so I saw this and thought… I have a huge amount of beads, I have a lot of key rings… I made 25 key rings in an hour that I can now take to work this afternoon as gift for everyone… Whoo Hoo… Melinda can give out gifts this year! Thank you dear! ~Melinda-H >> Original comment was posted here: Polymer Clay Gifts

Hi Cindy, I think the reason I wanted to make polymer clay beads is because I wanted my jewelry pieces to truly be one of a kind. Plus, I love the idea of taking a lump of clay and making something that doesn’t look anything like the original product it came from. Polymer clay is challenging for me also. It’s like a new art form to try and master. I’m certainly not there by any means, but I enjoy the journey. ~Kim-C >> Original comment was posted here: Your Reasons For Making Polymer Clay Beads

Hi Cindy, I really like the advice you presented here on the need to be more attentive to packaging ideas and solutions. I have found it to be very important to show a professional finish for your hard work and the customers purchase. Thanks again for your advice. ~Adrienne-L >> Original comment was posted here: Handmade Packaging for Your Handmade Jewelry

I love it too. You have the luckiest Mom in the world, her friends must be jealous. I love how you showed us how to use large disc beads, this is the kind of help I need; how to make really cool beads and work them into a piece of jewelry. ~Anna-S >> Original comment was posted here: Making a Bracelet Using Polymer Clay Disc Beads and Copper Wire

Yesterday I sold my torn watercolor bead necklace and I have orders for three beaded angel earrings from the teachers at school. ~Cheryl-H >> Original comment was posted here: Heart Beads For Valentines Jewelry

Beautiful, Cindy!!!  And I love the length of this video! I am learning soooooo much… now if I could find more time :) Huge hugs to you. ~Cindy-E >> Original comment was posted here: Making Trumpet Flower Beads From Cane Slices

Cindy, you have me well and truly hooked. I’m even trying the messy bits and I don’t do messy lol. ~Debs-A >> Original comment was posted here: Jewelry Wire Wraps, Loops & Links

Oh I love these and how the look can transform with varying beads and wires used. I’d definitely look forward to learning this technique. What a unique way to wear and showcase a lot of different beads! ~DJ >> Original comment was posted here: Interchangeable Jewelry

We drove about an hour and 15 minutes Sunday to go to Michael’s in Canton, GA. We were looking for our first bit of Findings and thought it would be much easier to see them first hand rather than ordering from the Internet the first time out. Ha! What we did find out is that good looking jewelry can be made form a mix of store-bought and home made items. Mostly, using our creative instincts to make the main piece and put together the finished piece using a combination. That doesn’t mean, for us, every piece, but maybe a lot of them. We’re loving it. ~Doug-K >> Original comment was posted here: Creating Your Own Polymer Clay Beads for Jewelry Making

Have made four great new bookmarks. Loved this tute Cindy. Would be great to have more male orinentated (is that spelt correct?) items. Just glad you embrace copper wire (very macho). My leather-work always is snapped up by ladies for their “men” and now I can add chunky polymer clay (beads) to enhance the leather-wear. ~Elaine-F >> Original comment was posted here: Your Favorite Bead or Polymer Clay Tools and Why You Love Them

Cindy, you’ve struck again. Love this chain pattern for displaying polymer clay charms, and can see it used for multiple jewelry items. ~Jocelyn-C >> Original comment was posted here: Polymer Clay Jewelry Projects

Hi Cindy Thanks for all your videos and knowledge. You make all our creations that much better. ~Kim-K >> Original comment was posted here: Weldbond Craft Glue for Jewelry Making

This looks like fun. The pears look good enough to eat.:-) What a simple, but adorable tutorial. I can picture a bunch of these charms in different fruits on a bracelet. Very fun. ~Kriss-J >> Original comment was posted here: Anjou Pear Fruit Beads for Summer Jewelry

OH MY I love this!!!!!!!!! This is soo unique I have never seen it before. Thanks for another great post Cindy! ~Kristy-D >> Original comment was posted here: How to Make Polymer Clay Pendants with a Silver Spoon

What a fantastic job Cindy. They are incredibly cute. I bet they would sell out at a Christmas craft fair! ~Aims-A >> Original comment was posted here: Polymer Clay Ornaments

OMG, I never realized just HOW CUTE these are! I’ve glanced over them before, but there’s always so much to see, that I’ve never stopped to appreciate them … as I should have. There are many, many readers in my life. I have to make some of these just as soon as I’m able to clay. I just need to purchase this back issue, and I’ll know how to make Cindy’s Amazing Book Beads from Vol-018. ~Phaedrakat >> Original comment was posted here: Book Beads Polymer Clay Tutorial Perfect Gifts for Teachers

The other day someone offered to buy the very first piece of polymer clay jewelry I had ever made. I was so excited, but I can’t sell it. Lol. Your site is great, thanks again. ~Sharia-B >> Original comment was posted here: Making Polymer Clay Beads for Selling Handmade Beaded Jewelry

This is such a fun idea. I think I will make one for my hubby to put on his desk. Thanks for the inspiration. Cindy Rocks! ~Susan-K >> Original comment was posted here: Personalized Names Set in Faux Stone

Thanks for this list. I haven’t been brave enough to go out and try to sell my stuff at a craft fair yet but I must do so soon … hopefully this coming Christmas season. I have made so many different items that my craft room looks like a tornado went through it. This post as well as the info about how to display items and the Jewelry card  post are just great. Thanks Cindy! ~Vivian-B >> Original comment was posted here: Selling Handmade Beaded Jewelry at Craft Fairs and Jewelry Shows

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