Vol-050 July 2012 Back Issues | Polymer Clay Library

Polymer Clay Video Tutorials Volume 50Video Tutorials:
1: Mica Shift Mermaid Scales
2: Sculpted Ranunculus Flowers
3: Texture, Texture, Texture
4: Hand Torched Headpins

Well another month has gone by and the Volume-050 Back Issue Videos have now been added to the Polymer Clay Library (a golden anniversary milestone for us). If you missed your chance to see these tutorials as they were released each Friday during the month of July, now is your chance to add them to your collection as a convenient bundled package.

Today’s photo above, shows thumbnail images for the 4 videos included in this Vol-050 Package:

Video-050-1 Mica Shift Mermaid Scales: These shimmery iridescent scales of a lovely Mermaid, are beautifully created from two blocks of pearl clay and a regular old drinking straw! You’ll be amazed at how easy and cool this Mica Shift Technique is. Plus there is no need to limit yourself to only mermaid scales. The technique translates perfectly into sparkling fish scales, dragon scales, lizard scales and the skins of whatever fantasy creature that you can come up with. Makes great looking beads and jewelry projects too!

Video-050-2 Sculpted Ranunculus: Once you see a Ranunculus Flower with all of its ‘millions’ of delicate petals, it is a love at first sight experience! At least that’s how I felt the first time I laid eyes on this amazing beauty. Now you can recreate these incredible specimens in polymer clay. Perfect for gorgeous handmade jewelry projects with feminine flair. By the way, they’re not as hard to make as they look.

Video-050-3 Texture, Texture, Texture: Great looking beads don’t have to be complicated to make. Sometimes all they need is the right color and some Texture, Texture, Texture! And guess what? Most of the tools needed for these cool looking beads are probably already sitting in your kitchen right now! This is a tutorial you need to add to your polymer clay bag of tricks!

Video-050-4 Hand Torched Headpins: Really unique handmade jewelry pieces come from great findings and supplies. Adding hand torched headpins to your jewelry designs is great way to take the artisan look right through your entire piece. Plus they are easy to make, the equipment and supplies are inexpensive and you can make them any size, gauge and type of metal you want. Way better than having to order them online and wait for the package to arrive… don’t you think?

Pink Rose Polymer Clay Color Palette

Also included in this Volume-050 back issue package, are the A-Series recipe cards from the Sedum Stonecrop Color Palette.

To read feedback from members who have already benefited from the videos and recipes in this Vol-050 back issue package, click here: Mermaid Scales | Ranunculus Flower | Texture Texture Texture | Hand Torched Headpins

And, Sneak Peak Preview Clips are available for viewing here:
Polymer Clay Tutorials [Videos]


If anyone else would like to add a review for any of the videos or color recipes in Volume-050, I would love to hear from you.

Or if you have not yet purchased this back issue and have a question, ask away. In either case, use the comments section below.

Cindy Lietz SignaturePolymer Clay Tutor
  1. Dixie Ann, 30 July, 2012

    Cindy, I have two questions on 2 different tutorials. I just tryed the Faux Jade technique and could not get it as dark as yours. I added extra ink and embossing powder but it is still light to medium color.
    How can I get the darker jade color?
    The other tutorial is the Inked Butterflies technique. I also just finished this and it turned out very nice except there are white spots
    that show through the translucent and I don’t know how they got there. I followed the instructions closely so am at a loss. Can you
    help me find out what is wrong? Thanks so much.

  2. Cat V, 01 August, 2012

    Hi Cindy!

    I just found your site and have started looking through it. Yes, I did join your guest list! I am NOT a beader so I am actually not looking here for beading information, but rather just some basic polymer clay information. I sculpt small animals with polymer clay and until now, have just been winging it, but have had some problems that I would like to find solutions to so I began searching the web and that is how I found you.

    Though you have many tutorials on an incredible array of subjects, I, first and foremost, have a simple question: HOW DO YOU KEEP THE LIGHT COLORED CLAYS FROM PICKING UP DIRT?? I swear! I wash my hands like crazy, air dry them then I take a ball of any light colored clay and start to condition it in my hands and before I know it, there are streaks of blackish whatever in the clay!! Makes me crazy!! Have you experienced this? Any suggestions? Perhaps you talked about this somewhere, but I haven’t managed to wade through your vast library of information yet to find it so thought I would ask you first.

    I understand if you have no time to answer, but do know that I would love any suggestions you may offer!

    Do know that I am in absolute awe of all that you do and have done…. I can’t wait to try some of the tutorials (once summer holidays are over) you have here and may even look into becoming a paid member. Those gazing balls look really, really cool and I would love to try one of those!! I am rather new to this medium, but not to creativity, so am at the stage where I need to get through the basic ‘hoops’ so I can go on to create items that will hopefully impassion not just myself, but others.

    I thank you in advance for any suggestions you may have!!

    Take care and greetings from Prague, Czech Republic!


  3. Necole J, 02 August, 2012

    Hi Cindy,

    I wanted to mix a color recipe from Volume 26, however Premo does not make Sea Green or Zinc yellow anymore. Are there substitute colors?



  4. Maria, 06 August, 2012

    oh wow … this is so disheartening … I was under the mistaken impression that there were still 3 online sites that sold the zinc yellow and cobalt blue … and in looking them up, I see they don’t carry these clay colors anymore, either … anyone know of any other resources, or is that it for those primary colors?

  5. Elaine Faulks, 05 September, 2012

    Well the first PCT roadtrip is over, can’t wait to find out what happened, so thought I would welcome Cindy back with this ode to RAINBOWS.

    I took this block of hard strange stuff
    and chopped it into chunks.
    I squished it and I rolled it
    to get out all the lumps.

    I dribbled on some coloured inks
    Yellow Red and Blue
    My pasta machine was put to use
    Voila! a rainbow hue.

    Then rolling up into a log
    I sliced it up quite thin
    Smoothed each slice with cornstarch
    and pushed it on the pin.

    Now I had to sit and wait
    for the baking to be done
    One whole hour at 265
    The wait was not much fun.

    But when I dusted off the beads
    and strung them on a wire
    I had a lovely frosted rainbow
    for my friends to all admire.

    (Thanks to CINDY) welcome back
    ………Cheers xx……

  6. Dixie Ann, 05 September, 2012

    Welcome home Leitz family. Can’t wait to hear about your
    big adventure. Elaine your poem was wonderful. You better get that copyrighted girl…..your such a poet at heart!

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