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If you have follow up questions, be sure to post in the comment section below. I will address them in next week’s Q&A video. You can also join me live on Wednesday’s at 2PM EST (11AM PST) over at our Polymer Clay Tutor Facebook Page.

  1. Gwen B, 23 June, 2017


  2. Cindy Lietz, 25 June, 2017

    Nice to meet you Gwen from Texas!

  3. Dawn Boone, 23 June, 2017

    Holy Kmoly! I gotta get out more (modern technology speaking). I had no idea you were doing such cool things on Facebook (I have booked marked now). Great answers. The Lucy Clay Squirrel? Did I hear that right? LOL

  4. Cindy Lietz, 25 June, 2017

    You heard right! I think those guys must have been watching the movie Ice Age… naming their products Mammoth and Squirrel! A Squirrel that size would definitely have to be prehistoric!! :)

  5. Nancy Vleurinck, 24 June, 2017

    Great idea, this Q & A session.
    One hour feels perfect for me; probably long enough for you too.
    I learn so much from all you videos, I cant thank you enough.
    You keep inspiring me.

  6. Cindy Lietz, 25 June, 2017

    Thank you so much Nancy for your input! I am pleased that this format will be helpful for you! :)

  7. Janet Allen, 26 June, 2017

    Cindy, if I condition blocks of clay, can I store them in a looseleaf binder using plastic page protectors? I just got a Never Knead and have been playing with it and have lots of conditioned clay.

  8. Cindy Lietz, 27 June, 2017

    Hi Janet, I’ll be answering your question and showing examples in tomorrow’s Live Q&A at 11AM PST on Facebook. Hope to see you there!

  9. Patricia Eisele, 27 June, 2017

    This was so nice! Keep up the great work. Very interesting and informative. Thanks so much. Looking forward to more.

  10. Cindy Lietz, 30 June, 2017

    I am happy you are enjoying this format Patricia! Thank for letting us know!

  11. Sarah Scanlon, 28 June, 2017

    Hi Cindy, I have a question for next week’s live video. I had an operation a few months ago and wasn’t able to do pretty much anything. Now that I am better I want to get back into my clay work but I can’t get my creative mind going again. I sit for hours on pinterest and youtube etc but everytime I sit down to do something my mind just goes blank, and anything I have made I haven’t been happy with. Has this ever happened to you? Do you have any tips to help me get back into it.

  12. Cindy Lietz, 14 July, 2017

    Hi Sarah, I answered your question in the July 5th Broadcast posted above.

  13. Ranjani N, 29 June, 2017

    Hi looking for help with cutting the canes and shaping it.. also some tips on filigree embroidery.

  14. Cindy Lietz, 14 July, 2017

    Hi Ranjani, I answered your question in the July 5th Broadcast posted above.

  15. Dawn Boone, 29 June, 2017

    I have a question for you Cindy. If I add some polymer clay accents to the outside of a coffee mug, would I be able to microwave it (heat up cold coffee)? After it was completely cured I mean. Thanks a lot!

  16. Cindy Lietz, 30 June, 2017

    Thanks Dawn for your question, I put it on the list!

  17. Cindy Lietz, 14 July, 2017

    I answered this question in the July 5th Broadcast posted above.

  18. Lynn Behnke, 29 June, 2017

    I did a search under “Radiant Pearls” but came up empty. Have you tried them with polymer clay? (It’s a mica powder paint.) They may be discontinued, but I just found mine from card-making years ago. If you have tested them, can you tell me which video? If you haven’t, I’ll test it myself, but why reinvent the wheel? Thanks.

  19. Cindy Lietz, 14 July, 2017

    Hi Lynn, I addressed your question in the July 5th Broadcast posted above.

  20. Candice Dear, 01 July, 2017

    Thanks for your question and answer new format. I’ve tried PYM II a couple of times. After drying it seems the surface of the clay is rough, not at all how it feels when I sand and buff. Am I doing something wrong or is that just how it is?

  21. Cindy Lietz, 14 July, 2017

    Hi Candice, I answered your question in the July 5th Broadcast posted above.

  22. LINDA S. LARUE, 03 July, 2017

    premo (is the brand of polymer clay I use)

  23. Cindy Lietz, 14 July, 2017

    Thank you for your input Linda!

  24. Nancy Vleurinck, 06 July, 2017

    Hy Cindy
    Once more I enjoyed your weekly post so much.
    Your are my muse in the polymer clay haeven, my lighthouse on the PC ocean.
    – I follow your from Belgium
    – I first used Fimo, most common brand here, then switched partly to Premo and now to Cernit.
    I banned Fimo soft is totally; however children like it most.
    -Ever since your review avout Glad press and seal, I try to find it, here, and in France or Spain during holidays. Never found it. On the internet I recently found a Dutch company, usgroceries.nl selling it. They were tready to send over even 1 roll of it. Now I will be able to store sheets, skinner blends etc. Sealing them first and then in an ordenr as suggested in last Q & A session. Perhaps you can help others with this info.

    Keep going, love you

  25. Cindy Lietz, 14 July, 2017

    Hi Nancy, I have added your question to my list!

  26. Hermine R, 07 July, 2017

    From Quebec!

  27. Cindy Lietz, 14 July, 2017

    Hello Hermine!

  28. Dawn Boone, 07 July, 2017

    OMG! I have definitely seen a marshmallow heated in the microwave! Glad I asked! I won’t be decorating any coffee mugs with polymer clay. Thanks so much Cindy. Very valuable info.

  29. Cindy Lietz, 14 July, 2017

    You are more than welcome Dawn!

  30. Stacy Arnold, 09 July, 2017

    Do you do more advanced polymer clay canes? I see canes in my every day. Be it clothing, bedding, or in nature. I see a lot of beautiful work online.

  31. Cindy Lietz, 14 July, 2017

    Hi Stacy, I have added your question to the list!

  32. Ross Macpherson, 12 July, 2017

    Found your videos on youtube to be very informative and was hoping maybe you could point me in the right direction for my project.

    I want to make a spiral out of polymer clay like a lemon peel around a shape that is like an hourglass. so from thick to skinny to thick.

    The clay needs to be really hard and the shape im wrapping is made of wood.
    Do you have any tips for how to go about this?

    Watching your video about the different clays i was thinkng the koto clay for hardness. but wen it is wrapped around the wood is it ok to have in the oven or is it possible to dry in the sun? also how to go about getting the spiral off the shape and is it ok to rebake if i cut a seem and put some more clay to combine them again.

    Would be amazing to hear your thoughts! Thank you for the videos!


  33. Cindy Lietz, 14 July, 2017

    Hi Ross, I have added your question to the list!

  34. Julie Adamson, 14 July, 2017

    Hi Cindy,

    I love your videos on YouTube and find them very informative. I am a newbie with polymer clay having spent many years working with fondant. I have made my first cake toppers and wondered I feel you could give me some advice about an issue? I have used navy blue polymer clay and after baking it has developed a white powdery looking bloom on it. I thought it was just baby powder but after using a kitchen wipe on it the bloom won’t budge. What do you think I have done wrong?

    Thank you for your time.

  35. Bev Trombley, 14 July, 2017

    What would you recommend if I wanted to purchase a pre-made buffing wheel for a Dremel?

  36. Debbie Brown, 14 July, 2017

    I have been designing & making jewelry for over 6 years. 1/2 my business is fundraisers & I have helped raise over $17,000 in the past 6 years. I was afraid to go to polymer clay, but one day I found the courage. I will be using it to make beads with non-profit logos, or a memorial print for a loved one that may have passed, or any other request they have made. I love doing my fundraisers & have really spent a lot of time watching yours (which are wonderful). One video I’m still confused on……after I finish a bead, which coating for matt or gloss or anything type of coating you recommend would be the best to use. I have never had one bracelet break or any beads, so I want to make sure I keep that reputation. Please help! TY for taking the time as I respect your busy busy schedule.

  37. Nancy Vleurinck, 15 July, 2017

    Hi Cindy
    A great Q&A session again.
    I have 2 questions about baking.
    1. what to do best after baking: let cool off in the oven, out of the oven or put the pieces/beads in icewater?
    2. I have pieces that are baked at a too low temperature; some I used in a bracelet, completely finished. Can I bake the complete bracelet again with the finding and all?
    Your my champion. Thank you

  38. Marie Lilley, 15 July, 2017

    Hi Cindy,
    Enjoyed greatly the Live Q & A. I’ve been pondering on the issue of baking and thermometers, I’m not having any problems in the area of baking, but it suddenly occurred to me during the last Q & A that when we speak about the thermometer that only tells us how hot the oven is rather than keeping it at a steady required heat. I just wondered if you have to adjust the heat say up the temperature do you have to allow extra time in the baking whilst it reaches the required temp.
    Thanks for all yours and Doug’s hard work in helping us.

  39. Linda S. Larue, 15 July, 2017

    my oven, one made for clay, is all over the place in temp…altho it is getting better with age…I do keep two thermometers in it, and the way I do it is, ( yep, silly, I know), I put the clay in on tiles (no preheat), and the oven is lined with them (tiles)…while it is off.. I turn the oven all the way up to max, watching closely, with the clay in it, takes about ten minutes up to twenty…when it is nearly up to temp…I turn it between 250/300…and watch…that seems to be the sweet spot…and turn the timer back to half an hr…then add more to bring it to an hr….the clay comes out able to do the u turn and doesn’t break….tough little dudes they are…I always put a little translucent in every color I mix, so upon taking the clay out, it goes in ice water…hope this helps…all I can say is it works for me…good luck….and why the devil, cant they make an accurate oven??? I waste, well, not really, so much time babysitting the temp. on it…Linda

  40. Peggy J, 20 July, 2017

    Hello, I’m new to bead making. I was wondering if imitation gold foil is okay to use in bead making or should I use real gold leaf.
    Thank you, Peggy

  41. Cindy Lietz, 24 July, 2017

    Hi Peggy, I have added your question to the list for a future LIVE Q&A Broadcast. Make sure to attend the broadcasts LIVE or to watch the Re-Play’s here to see when your question is answered. Thanks!

  42. Cecilia Lee, 20 July, 2017

    Hi Cindy, love the tutorials.
    I know video on teeny tiny cutters was a year ago but still cannot find on Etsy.
    Any recent info would be appreciated.

  43. Cindy Lietz, 24 July, 2017

    Hi Cecelia, I have added your question to the list for a future LIVE Q&A Broadcast. Make sure to attend the broadcasts LIVE or to watch the Re-Play’s here to see when your question is answered. Thanks!

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