Buy Courses on How to Make Polymer Clay Beads and Canes

Polymer Clay Cane Slice Bead

But first… read what others are saying about my Cindy Lietz Polymer Clay Tutorials, Video Series:

Lately I’ve been answering lots of questions here at the blog about how to make polymer clay canes and bead jewelry
. From all of your wonderful comments, I can see that this information has been helpful. Thank you very much for the feedback. I really appreciate it.

But a few of you have also sent emails wondering how to buy my courses. So I’ll give you a link right here to make it easy: Beginner Bead Making Course (BTW, this is the first course of many to come).

Here’s What Others Are Saying…

Hi Cindy,

I have clay on my mind all of the time now, thanks to you!

Your program has given me the confidence and basics to get started in clay.  I took your advise on all of your recommendations, I use Premo! exclusively, I have all of the tools you use from the Amaco Pasta Machine to the clay cutters, etc.  Needless to say, I am hooked!

I love the fact that I can go back and refer to your videos over and over again.  Your program could not be better…. just please offer more!

Thanks again for sharing all of your wisdom.

Brenda Landers-Smith from California

Hi Cindy,

Thank you for the wonderful knowledge that you share with all of the budding “Artist” out there. I am glad to have you to help me along and teach a great bunch of mini courses.

I want to thank you for the videos. You asked me how I found you and to tell you honestly, I’m not quite sure. I did a Google search on “how to make polymer clay beads” and naturally came up with zillions. Now I either found you thru one of the links or I found your name at one of the sites I visited. Those are the only 2 ways I could have found you.

I’m glad I did though as I have been playing around with polymer for a little over a year and have actually
made and sold some jewelry. I want to continue with my art and that is why I was exploring different types of beads and how they are made.

You have helped me with the air bubble problem. I put you in my address book and hope I can contact you from time to time.

Christine Maher from Florida

Wow, I just found your site, Cindy.

Excellent tips and instructions, and a fantastic website to boot!  YOU ARE A POLYMER SUPER HERO! Finally a way to conquer the dastardly This-Clay’s-Too-Dang-Soft-n-Mushy Villain and his menacing Fingerprint Gang!

Oh, man, I’ll be up all nite now playing around with these tricks! THANK YOU!!

Lisa from Georgia

List of Video Topics in the
Beginner Bead Making Course:

* How to Buy Polymer Clay
Dealing with Soft Sculpey III
* Storage Tips, Issues and Ideas
* Cool Tools You Can’t Live Without
* Polymer Clay Supplies
* Bling Your Drill Bit Handles
* Basic Bead Sanding Kit
* Mixing Custom Clay Colors
* Not All Reds Are Created Equal
* Football Shaped Beads

* Waste Not Want Not
* Using an Acrylic Roller
* Graduated Beads for Necklace Jewelry
* Piercing Wire Hole Techniques
* Polymer Clay Pendant Making Tricks
* Making Bullseye Canes
* Striped Cane Tutorial
* So Many Ways to Bake Your Beads
* Baking Bubble Free Flat Sheets
* Make ’em Shine – Future Floor Finish

* Conditioning Polymer Clay Properly
* Hard Fimo Mix Quick Tips
* Safety First
* Purchasing a Pasta Machine
* A Tool For Every Technique
* Professional Bead Baking Racks
* Choosing Your First Color Sets
Basic Color Blending Theory
* Making Round Beads
* Tri-Bead Roller – Bicone, Oval, Round
* Rolling Polymer Clay Logs
* Marbling Instructions
Avoiding Fingerprints
* Drilling Large Bead Holes
* Introduction to Millefiori
* Jelly Roll Cane Designs
* Checkerboard Canes and Projects
* Re-Baking Polymer Clay Instructions
* Sanding, Buffing and Polishing
* Polymer Clay Tool Maintenance

Click Here For More Course Information:
How to Make Polymer Clay Beads and Canes (Beginners)
… this is the first of many more courses to come.

Cindy Lietz SignaturePolymer Clay Tutor

  1. Cindy Lietz, 23 June, 2008

    Can I ask a favor? If you could let me know what topics you think I should create new courses about, that would be really helpful. Please post your comments below.

    Cindy Lietz’s last blog post..How to Bake Sculpey in a Toaster Oven

  2. jojo, 23 June, 2008

    complex cane. I like cane work because you can use just about all techniques to make cane. Most people want to learn all they can about polymer clay.

  3. Cindy Lietz, 24 June, 2008

    Thank you jojo for your response! There have been several other’s looking to buy courses on polymer clay cane design too. I am working on it. Any particular style of cane designs you are looking for? Flower canes, geometric canes, kaleidescope canes, extruder canes, face canes, etc.?

    Cindy last blog post..How to Bake Sculpey and Premo Polymer Clay in a Toaster Oven

  4. Pepper, 27 July, 2008 I know this is really out there…espically for a newbie…but I’ve always wanted to have a cane of a cocker spaniel…or any dog for that matter!! I would like to sell these and give the proceeds to our local animal shelter and Cocker Rescue.

  5. Cindy Lietz, 27 July, 2008

    That is a fantastic dream Pepper! Just keep learning how to work with polymer clay like you are. Buy and use the courses on caning when they come out. And before you know it, you will be designing beautiful cocker spaniel polymer clay canes!

    Cindy Lietz’s last blog post..A Polymer Clay How To Tip for Making Beads Using White Fimo Clay

  6. Eileen Crandall, 28 July, 2008

    Cindy – the course was a great introduction, I would really look forward to any instructional video’s that walked me through a kaleidescope cane and how cane slices can be used in various projects.


  7. Cindy Lietz, 30 July, 2008

    Eileen, I am currently working on some new cane courses. I won’t be doing kaleidescope canes in the first set but will be including them as soon as I can. They are really cool aren’t they!

    Cindy Lietz’s last blog post..Millefiori Beads by Polymer Clay Cane Artist Iris Mishly [Israel]

  8. Diana Souza-Castro, 17 September, 2008

    Hi Cindy,

    I looked over my new video subscription today, and it’s awesome!! Know that I will have to return again (mannnyyyy times)!!!!

    In the meantime, I noticed that you also had a video newsletter (with 3 different instructions on it — one of them was the Lentil Beads from scrap clay). How can I view all three (3) of these?

    You’ve definitely given me the initiative, and I loved your method of teaching — just matter of fact, and unlike most with an attitude (You are learning from a Rocket Scientist!!) Ha! Ha! Thanks again, and I’ll be back to look over the tutorials I purchased today.

    Would have come sooner, but I’m computer illiterate. Ahem! (it could be that I’m 64 and these things just don’t come to easily). Obviously I did something right though, because I was able to access the entire program I purchased. It had to have been my prayers to Jesus, because it was really getting to me.

    Thanks again, and by the way — I’d highly recommend your course to anyone. I plan on getting onto the Google and putting your name out. You are an exceptional teacher, and very gifted!!!!

    With Appreciation, DIANA (THE CRAZY LADY)!

  9. Cindy Lietz, 17 September, 2008

    Hi Diana,

    Thank you so much for your *very* kind words and enthusiasm! I absolutely love your fun attitude. Please keep me updated as you work through the polymer clay basics video course.

    In regards to the video newsletter archives… if you could sit tight for just a couple of weeks on that. I’m in the process of putting together a new system that will make it easy for you to get access to the full library… along with a few other goodies that no one even knows about yet.

    Stay tuned for announcements coming soon…

  10. Diana Souza-Castro, 18 September, 2008

    Hi Cindy!

    Thank you kindly for your prompt response. In anticipation, I will await your resurrecting our ability to acquire your Video Newsletter info.

    Have to tell you, I was up late putting my clays together, and willlll attempt working with the clay. I do alot of reading on clay, in fact, everything that I can get my hands on. However, the more I thought about it, the hints you shared with me were amazing. They were also things which nobody has ever mentioned. The one on not baking the clay on metal, I learned that one the hard way. This turned into Raku. Ha! Ha! Your options on how to handle this were received with anxiety. Even though the Raku was disposed of, and my apt. was filled with gatric fumes. It was absolutely awful!!!!

    In any event, your teaching is extraordinary, and your business ethics are also admirable.

    I would love to have you issue a book (into an e-book though) on the information you released. Although, it would have to have pictures, because some of us are better with pictures. The written data would further reinforce our ability to crasp the info. I don’t go with e-books anymore, because the expense for the ink for my computer is out of control. I believe that alot of us fall under this category.

    Thanks again for your kindness, Cindy. You are a gem!!!



    P.S. I’m not actually crazy, but I just enjoy making people laugh. It sure beats the alternative.


  11. Cindy Lietz, 18 September, 2008

    Diana you are so fun!! Thank you very much for the things you have said. They mean more to me than you will ever know!

  12. Mônica E.L.Possebon, 21 September, 2008

    Dear Cindy,

    It was really nice running into your page on the net. I’d like to know about the classes. When I pay for them, will I have access to them as many time as possible or will I be able to view them only once?

    Best Regards,
    a fan from Brazil

  13. Cindy Lietz, 21 September, 2008

    Hi Monica,

    This is one of the most common questions I receive. And you’ll be happy to know that the answer is… you will have access to the course for as long as you need. There is no expiry date.

  14. Danita, 21 October, 2008

    Cindy, I have a question. I am purchasing a checkered black and white fimo bead- racing. Can these beads be made??? approx. cost. They appear to be plastic to me and imported?? I sell racing jewelry and would like the checkered beads. Thanks, danita

  15. Cindy Lietz, 22 October, 2008

    Oh for sure Danita! You can definitely make your own checkered flag beads out of polymer clay. They are actually quite easy and you will be able to make a better quality bead than the ones you are buying imported because you’ll have control over the finishing.

    My Polymer Clay Bead Basics course has a video tutorial on how to make a checkerboard cane which is then sliced into beads of any size you want. Plus the rest of the course teaches you all you need to know about working with polymer clay like shaping beads, proper baking techniques and sanding and finishing techniques.

  16. Susan Sabine, 04 February, 2009

    Cindy – I purchased and have been watching the course videos and learning a lot. I have ordered a pasta roller and when it arrives will purchase clay, rollers, etc. Do you have a website that you order bead racks, roller racks, etc. from.

    Your videos are so informative and easy to learn from. I can’t wait to get started.

  17. Cindy Lietz, 04 February, 2009


    Thanks for your feedback about the course. I’m so glad you have been learning a lot. Unfortunately I don’t have a website where you can order polymer clay tools and equipment…. YET. I’ve been so busy getting my tutorial videos and blog set up that there has not been time for setting up supply store. But it is in my development plan.

    However, there are some product reviews and recommendations scattered throughout this blog. The best way to find them is to type a keyword or two into the search box. You will find the search box at top left of every page at this blog site.

    If you have further questions about equipment discussed in any of the articles you read here, post a comment at the bottom of the article and I will do my best to get you the information you need.

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