“With all the free info available on the web, why should I pay for polymer clay instructions?”
This is a question that I am asked often. There are several reasons why free is not always best.
Here are 3 of them:
1. The best kind of polymer clay instruction is by demonstration where you can SEE exactly how something is done… step by step. Web video is very helpful for this. But there really are not a lot of good polymer clay videos that have been gathered all in one place on the web. Many of the free instructional videos that are any good, are scattered far and wide and it takes forever to find them. Plus if you do find them, they don’t always provide everything you need to know. Or worse yet, sometimes the information is not accurate.
2. Many of the free polymer clay instructional videos on the web are pretty low quality from a production stand point. Have you ever watched a YouTube clip that was so blurry there was not much point in even watching it? This is because most people don’t know enough about how to upload and post their videos properly.
3. And finally, most of the free polymer clay videos you’ll come across on the web, are filmed by the person who is also starring in them. This means that no one is working the zoom lens in a way that allows the camera to capture detail shots of the projects and techniques being shown.
I am lucky enough to have a husband that’s willing to work with me on the filming and production stuff. We built a mini ‘set’ in the corner of the studio that’s properly lit, properly mic’d, and is ready to go at a moment’s notice.
Plus, my husband does all the editing and uploading of the multimedia content to our web site so that I can focus on creating more and more instructional tutorial videos. In fact, we are now very close to launching a polymer clay membership club with over 80 videos to start with! Trust me, you won’t find a video collection of this size anywhere else in one place on the web!
The main purpose of my polymer clay membership club is to save you from the hassle of learning through your mistakes, by learning through mine instead.
Making mistakes while you are learning something new is not fun. I have made tons of mistakes. That is how I learned all about polymer clay. Broken, burnt and ugly polymer clay beads are a waste of time, supplies and money… not to mention hard on the pride.
The monthly cost for this polymer clay video subscription will be way cheaper than what most beginners spend on taking classes or on buying books. Think about it. How much do you spend on polymer clay or on crafting books in a month?
How about classes? $40-$50 is pretty typical, plus the cost of your project supplies. And once the class is over, is there any ongoing support? Can you learn from home at times that are convenient for you? Probably not.
I’m so excited to be able to offer these polymer clay instruction videos and resources (it’ll be very soon now). I hope you’ll like them as much as I enjoy making them. But most of all, I hope that you won’t have to make the same mistakes I did.
BTW: As part of my upcoming membership club launch, I’m going to be releasing some free polymer clay instruction videos… full length ones rather than just teaser clips. However, rather than picking the topics myself, I’d rather hear from you. What areas are you having the most difficulty with? Tell me below what videos you’d like to see, and I’ll do my absolute best to make your wish come true.