PcT Roadtrip Virtual Petition | 5th Friday Video

Polymer Clay Tutor PcT RoadtripVid #263: With never-seen-before footage of me doing the
“Kids-Hate-It-When-I-Do-That” Road Trip Dance… thanks to Doug’s re-re-re-mix skills. ~Cindy Lietz

Here at Polymer Clay Tutor, we are about to embark on a brand new PcT Roadtrip Adventure. It involves you, me, Doug, the kids, some sponsors… and a 31 foot Travel Trailer.

Now if you don’t know what the heck I’m talking about, here’s some links to a few comments where the story has been gradually unfolding. Clicking on the dates will allow you to see how several of the members have already been participating in this ongoing dialog):

2012-01-06: Ken – Yes I’m hoping this is the year we can start to do some touring. It would be so fun to pack up the family in an RV and head out on a road trip to meet up with some of you guys at a few different locations. Cost would obviously be a factor… but yes this is something that we are trying to figure out for 2012. Any input, suggestions, ideas, expressions of interest, etc, are welcome. As they say… “Where there’s a will, there’s a way.” ~Cindy

2012-05-23: My Father’s passing has caused Cindy and I to do some deep thinking about priorities in our life… you know those things that people like Stephen Covey define as “Important” but not necessarily ‘Urgent’. Back in January, Cindy mentioned about wanting to make 2012 the year that we start to get out on the road to meet up with as many of you as possible… in person. Well things are moving forward on that front. We just purchased a travel trailer that will officially mark the beginning of our PCTroadTrip Adventure. The whole family is “onboard” with the idea (including Willow and Fisher)… so you’ll definitely be hearing more about this new and exciting project over the coming months. In a way, it will be part of a tribute that we can give to my Dad. Before he departed, we did have the opportunity tell him about this dream of ours… and although he had already lost his ability to communicate in words, I will never forget how his eyes lit up with joy and excitement and approval. It was a sign that we were on the right track. ~Doug

2012-06-08: The idea is for our whole family, trailer in tow, to set out on a course that will allow us to meet up with PcT members in small towns and cities throughout North America. And… if everything works out, there is no reason why we wouldn’t be able to do something similar in the UK, Europe, Australia… and who knows where else. We will be looking for sponsor(s) (Michael’s… hopefully your ears are burning about right now :-). Wouldn’t it be great for groups of us to go shopping together at retail locations throughout the country/continent? There are so many products in the aisle’s of the big craft stores that can be used with polymer clay… and I’m not just talking about the polymer clay aisle!!! It will still be a fun experience for even those who can’t meet up with us in person, since we will be filming and vlogging about the whole adventure, as it unfolds. Think reality show… only replace the New Jersey table tossing bits… with forehead smacking, a-ha moments of extreme inspiration! ~Cindy

Just below, is a fun video that will bring it all together for you… with never-seen-before footage of me doing the “Kids-Hate-It-When-I-Do-That” Roadtrip Dance… thanks to Doug’s re-re-re-mix editing skills.

PcT Road Trip Dance

PcT Road Trip Dance (YouTube Version)

After clicking on the donate button, you will be able to set the amount for as much or as little as you are able to give.

Now the only way this PcT Roadtrip project can work, is if we get lots and lots of support from all of you guys. So please don’t just watch the video and leave. Be sure to add your comment below and become a part of this “Virtual Petition” event.

Don’t forget to tell us the City or Town where you want us to visit, as well as detailed lists of products that you buy as a result of working with polymer clay and our tutorials. With a bit of help from some gracious volunteers, we’ll get everything pinned out on a Google Map that’ll get added to a future post.

I’m happy to help with map pinning! I have to admit that I’m really wanting this trip to be a huge success for you guys so you’ll come to the UK next time… ;)   Plus it will be awesome for so many of my lovely clay friends to be able to meet up with you. And I honestly dread to think how much of my craft spending over the last few years is a direct result of this blog. I switched to Premo, bought alcohol inks, Perfect Pearls, resin, die cutter, a million paintbrushes and cutters and tools, pigment ink, acrylic paint, glitter… the list goes on and on. Cindy shows me ways to use products I never even knew I needed! ~Silverleaf

Us Lietz’s can’t wait to meet with all of you in person. Thank you so much for sharing your precious time with our happy family! I foresee lots of creative and fun times ahead… so hang on to your hat (or to Doug’s hat if you like… you’ll have to watch the video clip to get this reference ;-).

Cindy Lietz SignaturePolymer Clay Tutor

  1. Anna Sabina, 28 June, 2012

    You guys are so cute !!! This is such a great opportunity for your family before the kids are grown and off to college. But, have you considered one bathroom and 2 teenagers !!!

    Location: Des Moines and Iowa City, Iowa. ( live in Des Moines but there are clayers in the eastern part of the State that have no one near them that does Polymer Clay. )

    Possible sponsor. Better Homes and Garden-Meredith Publishing has a major operation in Des Moines. I know Iris from Polyform has come to Des Moines and met with them in the past. They may be a corporate sponsor.


    Clay supplies Premo, Pardo, Sculpy III, Fimo, Pardo, Kato, Sculpy Bake and Bond, Liquid Sculpy, Adirondack Alcohol Inks, Alcohol Ink diluter, PearlEx Powder, pasta machine/clay press, clay extruder, clay molds, clay texture sheets, etch and pearl tool, clay blades, clay knives, clay oven, Bead baking tray, bead, piercein pins, shape cutters.

    Jewelry supplies: jewelry wire, jewelry cord, beads, jewelry making tools-pliers, crimper, wire cutter, space beads, focal beads, crimp beads, pendent frames, bales, clasps, magnetic clasps, charms, beading needles, beading trays.

    Scrap booking: Stamps, embossing powers, Side Kick dies, Tim Holts embellishments, card stock, scissors, scrap booking charms, ribbon., specialty paper, metal foil leaf.

    Paints: Paint brushes, Copic markers, Prisma color pencils, acrylic paints.

    Publications: 10 polymer clay books, 4 mixed media books, Polymer Cafe, Scrap booking magazines, jewelry making magazines, Bead and Button.

    Misc: unfinished wood frames, vases, shadow boxes, cardboard boxes, sandpaper, copper wire, brass wires, epoxy glue, super glue, general purpose glue, jewelry glue, bead storage boxes, storage containers, label printer, plastic zip lock storage bags, cake decorating texture tools, cookie cutters.

    Maybe we could send pictures of our studios so they get an idea of the volumn of purchases.

  2. Cindy Lietz, 28 June, 2012

    OMG Anna that is an awesome list! Thank you for giving such great detail.Sending pictures would be great! You could post them on the Facebook page if you like. I am really looking forward to getting out to Iowa. I know there are many of you out there!

  3. Connie Haddock, 29 June, 2012

    Oh, my, Anna! I don’t feel so bad now that I’ve seen your list of purchases for the sake of polymer clay antics!! I have also bought most of the same items as you for doing polymer clay projects. I also do many other types of crafts, so I haven’t done a lot of PC yet, but truly enjoyed my creations so far, so am looking forward to doing more.

    I am originally from Iowa – Davenport, to be exact. Davenport is right on the Mississippi River, and now I live just across said river in Moline, Illinois. We are part of what is known as the “Quad-Cities” – Davenport and Bettendorf, Iowa and Rock Island and Moline, Illinois, and the surrounding area. But, I will always consider Davenport my “home, sweet home.”

    Some of my favorite places to get supplies and clay are online from Polymer Clay Superstore and The Clay Alley, and from our local Hobby Lobby store.

    And Cindy, I love your tutorials!! I am very much a visual learner and your tutes really work well for me. I am so glad I found you! <3 I wish you and your family much good luck in your adventure. I am hoping you will make it into our neck of the woods somewhere along the way. Have fun and be safe!!

  4. Gail Mulder, 12 July, 2012

    Thanks, Anna for the fabulous list. I love the idea of sharing photos of studios. Not only would sponsors get a inkling of an idea of the supplies we purchase, but I’d be inspired!

  5. Claycass, 28 June, 2012

    Wow, that sounds very nice. Be sure to treat your family and youself to some of the winderful sites while you travel around. (Arches National Monument Park, Yellowstone, Grand Canyon just to name a couple.) Question – how long is your road trip?
    Delmar, Maryland and New York, New York

  6. Polymer Clay Tutor Doug Lietz, 28 June, 2012

    Hi Claycass – If there is enough support and interest, the idea is to do many road trips over the coming years. The length of each roadtrip will vary depending on how far afield we venture out. Obviously, traveling from the Pacific Northwest (where we are located), all the way down to Florida… or over to New York… is going to be more than just an overnighter ;-)

  7. Marlene Cupo, 28 June, 2012

    OK Doug, I know FL is as far from home as you can go, either now or in the future, but promise you one thing. When you get here, I WILL HAVE A MATCHING BAND WAITING TO GREET YOU!!!
    We are a family of 7, so of course, we did RVing all the years the kids were growing up (Who could afford airline or hotel prices, even back then, for that group?)
    One suggestion I make: Don’t know if AAA is available in Canada, but if it is, you should definitely have it, or some other travel insurance plan. More than once, having it took the cost of towing that 26′, due to some quirky thing, out of the “Now our vacation plans are ruined” option.
    Happy RVing, where ever the road takes you, and don’t forget the plastic bags for the WHOOPER STICKS.

  8. Cyndi N, 04 July, 2012

    I agree!! We had CAA a few years back and had a flat tire driving through Kicking Horse Pass with a 40ft rented RV!!!! It was pouring rain and we managed to limp to a visitors site–called CAA and they had a repair man there within half an hour….he fixed the tire and we made supper inside (doesn’t seem fair–but don’t worry, we tipped him well). It really saved us a huge headache!!

  9. Elaine Faulks, 28 June, 2012

    Hi Doug,

    You have probably done it already but if not it would be a good idea to join BIG4, or Kamping in America,………….. koa.com.

    We did this 5 years ago when planning a road trip in Australia. We used about 15 of their sites and were so impressed by everyone of them. Beautiful locations, helpful and friendly staff and service second to none. (OZ ROCKS)

    Membership is only $24 for the year and you save 10% every time you stay overnight. (No I do not work for them) hee hee. They also issue gift certificates (valid for two years) that you can spend at their many sites on overnight fees or stuff from the camp shops. They are valued at $25 each. If you are already a member please let me know as I think gift certificates are a brilliant idea and if you do not use them all up on pctRoadTrip number one you will have a good start for pctroadTrip number two……………………..and who knows, by pulling a few strings, they could become one of you sponsors…………………cheers xx…………………………

  10. Marion Rayner, 28 June, 2012

    Yes, I’ve bought tons of stuff, as a direct result of your videos. I started off with Fimo clay, a set of cutters and a pasta machine, now I have so much stuff my husband is complaining! I’ll make a list, but will have to get my various boxes and drawers open! I just wanted to say that I’m sure your polymer clay videos have had a knock-on-effect generally within the polyclay community so that not only your students have you to thank. Ever since starting your videos I’ve been hungry for any sites I could find which gave information about polyclay, and I’m absolutely sure that I can’t be the only one. The world of polyclay has exploded and your brilliant work has played no small part in it.
    I enjoy ‘surfing around’, but I always come back to you. As the song says, “Nobody does it better”! Well done, Cindy and Doug.

    Lightwater, Surrey, UK

  11. Jill V, 28 June, 2012

    Location: Parsippany, NJ (Just 30 minutes from New York City). There is a Michaels right by my house.

    I used Anna Sabina’s comprehensive list as a template and edited it to show my purchases.

    Clay supplies Premo, Sculpy III, Fimo, Pardo, Sculpy Bake and Bond, Liquid Sculpy, Adirondack Alcohol Inks, Alcohol Ink diluter, PearlEx Powder, Amoco pasta machine, clay extruder, clay molds, clay texture sheets, etch and pearl tool, clay blades, clay knives, clay oven, Bead baking tray, bead, piercing pins, shape cutters, clay mat, Wilton cutters, Lucite roller, UV gel and UV light

    Jewelry supplies: jewelry wire, jewelry cord, beads, jewelry making tools-pliers, crimper, wire cutter, space beads, crimp beads, pendent frames, bales, clasps, beading needles, beading trays.

    Scrap booking: Stamps, embossing powders, card stock, scissors, specialty paper, metal foil leaf.

    Paints: Paint brushes, Copic markers, Prisma color pencils, acrylic paints, chalk pastels

    Misc: sandpaper, copper wire, brass wires, epoxy glue, super glue, general purpose glue, jewelry glue, bead storage boxes, storage containers, plastic zip lock storage bags, Future floor finish

    I have spent a ton of money at Michaels stores all due to Polymer Clay Tutor!

  12. Jocelyn C, 28 June, 2012

    Uh, oh. Tried in 3 browsers and I cannot get that video to run.

    Cindy, could you please add a $25 level to the contribs?

    I wish your whole family and your business the very best of luck on this adventure. So glad we get to see the pics and the results!

  13. Rebecca D, 28 June, 2012

    Check your firewall. I had the same problem for a couple weeks but was finally able to narrow it down to the firewall running on my computer through my virus software. Hope you get to see it. Very fun video.

  14. Polymer Clay Tutor Doug Lietz, 28 June, 2012

    Great advice Rebecca… about the firewall settings. You need to “allow all network traffic” from the following url’s:

    >> uqast.com
    >> beadsandbeading.com
    >> beadvideos.com

  15. Polymer Clay Tutor Doug Lietz, 28 June, 2012

    Jocelyn… in regards to the “$25 contribs” question… when you click on that donation button above in the post, it will allow you to set whatever amount you want.

  16. Polymer Clay Tutor Doug Lietz, 28 June, 2012

    PS: BIG THANKS TO ALL OF YOU that have already been using the donation button this morning. It is so very much appreciated!!!

  17. Marie & Louie Schwab, 28 June, 2012


    Clay supplies Premo, Pardo, Sculpy III, Fimo, Pardo, Kato, Sculpy Bake and Bond, Liquid Sculpy, Adirondack Alcohol Inks, Alcohol Ink diluter, PearlEx Powder, pasta machine/clay press, clay extruder, clay molds, clay texture sheets, etch and pearl tool, clay blades, clay knives, clay oven, Bead baking tray, bead, piercein pins, shape cutters.

    Jewelry supplies: jewelry wire, jewelry cord, beads, jewelry making tools-pliers, crimper, wire cutter, space beads, focal beads, crimp beads, pendent frames, bales, clasps, magnetic clasps, charms, beading needles, beading trays.

    Scrap booking: Stamps, embossing powers, Big Kick dies, Tim Holtz embellishments, card stock, scissors, scrap booking charms, ribbon., specialty paper, metal foil leaf.

    Paints: Paint brushes, Copic markers, Prisma color pencils, acrylic paints.

    Publications: 10 polymer clay books, 4 mixed media books, Polymer Cafe, Scrap booking magazines, jewelry making magazines, Bead and Button.

    Misc: unfinished wood frames, vases, shadow boxes, cardboard boxes, sandpaper, copper wire, brass wires, epoxy glue, super glue, general purpose glue, jewelry glue, bead storage boxes, storage containers, label printer, plastic zip lock storage bags, cake decorating texture tools, cookie cutters.
    Cindy I just copyed this from one of your friend because is was so much easier.

    Would Love to see you in Ohio.
    We live in East Canton were you could park your rv and hook up,
    We be so much fun following you
    Marie and Louie Schwab

  18. Cindy Lietz, 30 June, 2012

    Thank you so much Marie and Louie for the offer to park and hook up our RV at your place!! That would be fantastic! I am really looking forward to meeting you. Great list you put together. We have a lot of the same things of course! Thanks so much for your comment!

  19. Rebecca D, 28 June, 2012

    I have been in love with the Polymer Clay medium for many years, and was so happy when I came across your tutorials. They make learning new methods with clay so much easier.

    I have so many supplies, and probably more than I need, but I hate to be in the middle of a project and need something I do not have.

    I have two 18 x 19 x 6″ boxes filled with some of my favorite clay. I really loved the Sculpey studio clay when it was available and purchased one of each color available. I still love this clay but now they do not make it any more. :(

    I have two large surveyors cabinets (the kind with the drawers that hold architectural drawings or maps). Each cabinet has 5 drawers that are 3′ wide, 2 1/2′ deep, and 2 1/2″ high. The two cabinets are filled with stone, glass, seed, bone, seed, wood and any other kind of bead I have fallen in love with. I incorporate these into the PC jewelry that I make.

    There are 7 12×9″ boxes filled with the various metal elements needed to enhance and finish jewelry. I have all of my wire, thread, and stringing materials in a separate enclosed container to keep from the elements.

    I have a separate box for my liquids – epoxy resins, glazes, inks, patina creams, etc.

    I have a AMACO pasta machine, 3 sets of clay tools, silicon clay shapers (from Rio Grande), knitting needles (used when glazing my beads and baking – prefer a little larger hole), rivets, grommets, dental tools (great for adding detail), Micro-file set from Rio Grande, molds, forms, cutters, texture sheets … and many different necklace, bracelet, and earring forms for use when creating with clay. I even had purchased at Micheal’s and Hobby Lobby some hair barett forms that unfortunately are no longer available. They were my best choice and I still have two that I made that I am keeping for myself while I hope someone else will come out with them again.

    I have my small oven used specifically for clay, along with some corn starch, powder, and other items used as release agents.

    And to top it all off, I have a large collection of candles, scents, and music that create the proper environment for my artistic work. Then there is the packaging items, along with the display items to be used at shows. (I have a whole separate room in my house just for Jewelry design and a small part of my office for clay design). I am just about ready for anything … but I am sure that not only do I have more … but that whatever new comes out I will probably need to try also.

    I wish you and your family luck and safe passage on your journey, and if you happen to make it to Daytona Beach, FL I will be there to meet you. You are an inspiration to me.

  20. Sarah W, 28 June, 2012

    Well I vote for Texas– yee haw! I am near Lubbock. I’d LOVE for you to come by but if you choose a more polymer populated area of the state ( or New Mexico) let me know and I will try to make it there.

    Purchases– oh wow! I regualrly stalk Michaels and Hobby lobby for goodies that I have seen in your videos. I have purchased Premo clay, Kato clay, Ranger inks and diluent, Jewelry findings, sand, Wilton flower cutter sets, beads, beads, beads. metal working products ( anvil, blocks, stamps). cutters. Modge Podge, diamond glaze and on and on.
    I also order many things online related to polymer clay, inspired by the tutorials. I purchase from Firemountaingems.com, rings-things.com, ornamentea.com, jewelrysupply.com.

    I regularly read/purchase the following publications:
    Polymer Clay Cafe
    Art Jewelry
    Step by Step Beads
    Step by step Wire Jewelry
    Simply Beads
    Jewelry Crafts

    I often find ways in these publications to enhance what I have learned from Polymer Clay tutor.

  21. Rebecca D, 28 June, 2012

    We purchase from most of the same online stores. You might want to add cooltools.us to your supplier list. I have found many molds, stamps, cutters, etc. at this site. Great quality products at a very fair price. :)

  22. Bonnie Kreger, 28 June, 2012

    Hey guys, how about coming to Arizona and join us at our clay guild? We meet in Sun Lakes, Arizona on the third Saturday of every month. There are quite a few of us that belong to your polymer clay community.

    The problem is, it’s 113 degrees here. Any chance you can come in the fall when all the snowbirds are back and it’s a litte cooler here. I’m guessing the kids have to be back in school though.

    We do have a clay camp the end of September in Prescott, AZ if you would like to join us there.

    I buy a lot of my clay from Boston Craft Works. I love their fresh clay and their wonderful service.
    Everything for clay I get from Michael’s, Joann’s, Hobby Lobby and the internet. I just don’t time to list everything. LOL

  23. Hope M, 28 June, 2012

    Hi! What a fun thing you are doing!!

    I’m in Columbia, Missouri and would love to see you in person! We have a Michael’s, Hobby Lobby and Joann’s here. I buy all sorts of PC stuff at these places!

    Premo by Sculpey clays of course
    Sculpey Translucent Liquid Clay
    Sculpey Super Slicer
    Sculpey Bake & Bond
    Sculpey Style & Detail Tools
    Sculpey Pearl & Etch tools
    Wilton’s Lilly Cutter and form kit
    Wilton’s Cake Decorating kit: flowers
    Pearl Ex Mica Powders
    Tim Holtz Adirondack Alcohol Inks
    Vintaj Brass wires & findings
    Minwax paste wax
    Pledge with Future Shine floor wax
    NuPastel pastel chalks
    Michael’s Reflections No Hole Micro Beads
    Fine Grit Sandpapers

    And lots more stuff! ;)

  24. Catalina, 28 June, 2012

    Woo hoo!! This is awesome!!!! You MUST come to Southgate, MI where I not only work at Michaels, 14501 Euerka Rd., Southgate, MI 48195, but I teach The Jewerly classes, too! We have a double classroom with lots of space!

    To host a Polymer Clay Get-Together at my store would be terrific! I had thought about doing this last year when unfortunately a trip to meet up with several clay friends in Chicago fell through.

    So, all the details such as promoting and scheduling demos and reserving the classroom – even all day or days!! – would be taken care of. You could take a tour of my studio, which you so nicely mentioned on the blog a while back. And meet my Art Director, Princess Daisy and her side kick lil Bubby. :-) Anyone who is able to meet with us is welcomed, too.

    I could arrange door prizes and tips on what Michaels carries to meet your Polymer Clay needs. Just show up and I’ll see everything falls into place. Please come!! Please, please, pretty please!!!! …….ok, I’m going to settle down now – lol!!!!!!

    Of course, the items I buy are mostly from Michaels. I love Fire Mountain Gems, and PolymerClaySuperStore. Oh, can’t forget Terry Morris’ epoxyjewelry.com!! He has awesome stuff!!!

    Since my father passed away two weeks ago, this is what I need to jump start my passion for clay! My father was my artistic inspiration, teacher, mentor and biggest fan – and my best customer!! Maybe, together, we can honor those we lost this year and make them proud.

    Southgate, MI, is part of the DownRiver Detroit area. Michaels is only a few blocks from I-75 so it is very easy to find. I hope to see the whole family soon!!!

  25. Angela M, 02 July, 2012


    So sorry to hear about your dad. I hope you have many wonderful memories to sustain you through the difficult times and to prop you with love in future times.

    Angela M.

  26. Loretta Carstensen, 28 June, 2012

    This sounds like an amazing trip. My husband and I have a travel trailer and I keep threatening to take my polymer clay gear with me when we travel. I think you have motivated me.

    I live in the Salt Lake City, Utah area and would love to have you visit our beautiful state. I do my polymer clay shopping at Michael’s, Hobby Lobby And JoAnn’s here. I also shop online at various places for clay items and findings to string those pretties.

    I have so many clay items. Pasta machine, toaster oven, Wilton cookie cutters. Blades, inks, premo and Kato clay, blades, rollers. Dremel, sanding blocks, molds, and much more.

    I wish you a very successful and fun trip.

  27. Karen Johnson, 28 June, 2012

    This sounds like the perfect road trip! I live in the southwest suburbs of Chicago.
    I went for years without shopping at Michaels…until I plunged into the world of PC. Now I seem to haunt the place…especially after Fridays! I could echo most of the supplies above…but especially the Wilton flower-making set, mold, tools, cutters and the clay extruder were a direct result of the videos. Not to mention the adirondack alcohol inks, pearlex powders, premo clay and beads that I get there.
    I hope everything works out for you on this journey!

  28. Elaine Faulks, 28 June, 2012

    Hi CINDY,
    I had a fit of the giggles watching your Roadtrip Dance .Feel sorry for Willow and Fisher, but don’t worry kids your Mom is so excited she can’t stop herself!! You might cringe now but she is weaving some wonderful memories for the future.
    I still make my two girls cringe with my OTT antics but when we get together it’s triple mayhem but what a giggle.

    So CINDy, I thought about making a list but it would probably take a couple of days so forgive me if I do not at the moment, but just thought if somebody with time and IT skills could make a comprehensive list of ALL supplies.
    With perhaps four empty boxes besides each item, we could tick the first box if we bought it by watching your tutes, the second box if we went through your LINKS, the third box for buying elsewhere ie: ebay, hobby store and the last box, well if WE would recommend the product and are using it!!

    But I must add that my pasta machine, bench vise, dremel, lortone tumbler and sanding sponges are the tools I would not be without.

    So hope your preparations and planning is going OK, (It took me 6 months to plan our Australia Road trip adventure but my daughter was getting married on a beach in Adalaide so that took up a lot of planning time) but all the family have great memories of our special time together. Now just got to have another peek at your pct RoadTrip vid. and have another giggle……………………………cheers xx…………………….

  29. Gayle Thompson, 28 June, 2012

    WOW! I’ve loved reading everyone’s posts and seeing where everyone is. As a former Board Member of IPCA (formerly NPCG) I know there are many clayers around North America and the World! I think this road trip is a brilliant idea! We have a close community via the Internet and it is always great to meet in person. My list is VERY LONG so I’ll list some general categories for some:

    Location – Richmond, VA Would love to have you stop and visit. There are many clayers here but no official guild. I will probably start one once I get settled in another house. I will be moving by the end of the year.

    Products bought in VA and also in FL where I started working with polymer clay:

    Clays: Kato Polyclay (my favorite) and Premo mostly. Occasionally I’ll pick up a Sculpey III for a special project but I don’t use it on a regular basis. Liquid Kato, TLS.

    Equipment: Convection Oven (Target), ArtWay Clay Extruder and accessories, Makin’s pasta machines – yes multiple – and motor, Makin’s Professional Clay Extruder, Poly Tools Bead Baking Rack and Piercing Pins, Coffee Grinder, Food Processor, Dremel Tools and accessories, Lathe, buffing machine, Ott Light. Dan Cormier’s Cutting Edge slicer and The Shark, 2 tall 7-drawer cabinets, 5 3-drawer containers, Stanley Metal Rolling Toolbox,

    Supplies: Pinata Inks, Pearlex Powders, Perfect Pearls, several colors of Buna Cord, Push Molds, Rubber Stamps, Ranger Distressed Embossing Powders, Hampton Art Embossing Powders, Eberhard Faber Metal powders, Martha Stewart Glitter, Jaquard Powders, cutters of every shape and size, Papercon plastic papers, Sculpey Push Molds, various other molds, Wilton Flower Making Set and Molds, chalks, acrylic paints, oil paints, and more tools than I could ever list.

    Favorite places to buy:
    Polymer Clay Express
    Prairie Craft (Kato Clay)
    Hobby Lobby
    Poly Tools
    Lowe’s and Home Depot!
    Rings n Things
    Fire Mountain Gems
    kitchen stores are great, too

  30. Elaine Faulks, 28 June, 2012

    PS Sorry I forgot to say I am located in the county of ESSEX, near the coast in the UK. I puchase most of my supplies online as no decent craft shops in my area. I do trawl round boot fairs, garage sales and charity thrift shops. Someones trash is another persons treasure. Love your set of wheels…cheers…………………… xx………………………….

  31. Michelle Adams, 28 June, 2012

    Oh my gosh!!!! I can’t even tell you how big I’m smiling right now – this is sooo exciting. I have to gather my thoughts and come up with my list that I’ll post sometime this weekend. I’m in Albany NY and I work in Saratoga County which has a great artist community.

  32. Kim Hale, 28 June, 2012

    First your family is adorable! Second, Please come to Sarasota Florida! I really look forward to Friday morning and seeing what you have to share. I find that I spend way too much time and money at Michael’s because of my clay habit! There is not just the clay it is all the stamps, inks, cutters including the cake decorations, and just things I find while wondering the store! Fire Mountain is my main source for findings as I belong to a buying group in one my guilds.
    Perhaps you should hit up the magazines for sponsor ships as well. Like many others I have subscriptions to both Polymer Cafe and The Polymer Arts. I belong to three guilds here in Florida and could probably get a few folks together to do a workshop! I would personally pay Willow for help on photography and loading pics to my own website as well! In closing I just want to say that I think it is wonderful that you and the family are going on the road. I know you will get lots of support and plenty of great memories!

  33. Sarah Triton, 28 June, 2012

    I loved “meeting” your family cybernetically! Dittos on Kim Hale’s comments about coming to Sarasota FL. Kim’s a new teacher (PC of course) in the bead store where I work, so obviously Beads FOB in Sarasota FL is where I prefer to buy my beads. But I buy my PC supplies mostly from Michaels which is across the street from my workplace. I prefer Premo by Sculpey ; Sculpey Gloss Glaze, Sculpey clay softener; Perfect Pearls powders; Amaco bead rack; Amaco pasta machine (though I prefer my Atlas I found at Goodwill!) various blades & cutters, Sculpey’s new blades with the handles are great, Rub n Buff; Speedball Metal Flakes; Tim Holtz Adirondack Alcohol Inks,Loew Cornell paint brushes and pottery carving tools, Fiskars texture plates and paper edgers, knitting needles, storage bins & on and on. Since I am a metal clay instructor, I also have many things that cross over occasionally from that world.

    The owner of Beads FOB is a member of this group also, AND very accomplished PC artist, so perhaps she’ll see this post and hint, hint…I’ll work on that! It would be great to be able to offer a workshop with you at the store, while Doug and the kids played on the Best Beach in the World at Siesta Key, just over the bridge from the store. WOO HOO! Think about it!

    Sarah (known in the metal clay world as Sarasota Sarah!)

  34. Elaine Faulks, 28 June, 2012

    Hi guys,
    Just had to pop back in to say I am getting an unexpected education reading where all you guys come from and learning about the different stores you use and the items you buy.

    Making my own list of things I have never heard of so I can do a search to find how to use them. When I visit the US I think I will bring an empty suitcase. Well i might add a couple of sets of underwear and my makeup (can’t live without that) but then I can stock up at all your wonderful stores on all the “stuff” it is so difficult to find in the UK..
    Many moons ago I started off buying a tiny amount of polymer clay to add colour to my metal clay work, but them I stumbled on Cindy,s site and became hooked. So anyone reading this who is not yet a member, what are you waiting for? It is the best value ever, with so much information (and giggles) friendly helpful members and the Leitz team are the greatest.
    Been busy tie-dying ordinary white household string to use with my new Kumihimo Disk. Thought rainbow cords would look neat, so off to sing a rainbow……………………..cheers xx……………………………….

  35. Peggy Barnes, 28 June, 2012

    I’m blushing Cindy, You are way too kind. All of us here get so much from pct you and your family are like the energizer bunny “You just keep giving” When I first heard about this wonderful adventure I knew I didn’t have the skills to help get this off the ground. I did know I wanted to be a part of this so I donated some money knowing there are always costs that won’t be able to get sponsors for. Campground rental as Cindy mentioned along with groceries, gas, personal supplies, possible medical, possible truck and RV service. There will also be expenses for getting this show ready to get on the road. I know there will be a lot of information going through the internet but I also imagine the will be postage, added phone bill, general business supplies etc. etc. So if you want to help I am sure the expenses are going to start adding up. We know Cindy and Doug always ask for so little in return for all they bring to us. So here is a chance to show what it has meant to you having such low costs all these years.

    Now I live in Fort Madison Iowa and if Doug still has family living in Fairfield, Iowa area that is a very close place for me to come visit. At one time I think there was even mention of a tour in the plant that makes the Micro Mesh Abrasive Pads. I am sure Anna Sabina and the Iowa City girls could join us there. Just a thought.

    Possible sponsors Micro Mesh, Munro Crafts, Polymer Clay Express, Polytools.com, Artfire.com, Zigzag.co.nz, Hobby Lobby, Jo Annes, Ebay, Polymer clay Superstore, Kemper, Makins, Home Depo, Dick Blick Art, Premo, Kato Polyclay, Fimo, Sculpey, Amaco, Polymer Cafe, From Polymer to Art, HGTV and many more I will think of as soon as I shut my computer down. I would love to see crafts come back to HGTV just think what it would be like if they did a segment or more on Polymer Clay with the Lietz family. I am also certain one of the Polymer Clay magazines would love to do an interview in regards to something so positive involving pc. I am definitely not the one to do this but if there is someone out there that can WOW think of the advantages of getting this information out to the world of pc people!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Supplies ok here goes a lot of repeats – Premo, Kato and Fimo Clay, Polymer express Dream Machine (pasta machine), atlas pasta machine, extruder, heat gun, wood burning tool, dremel, pin vise and bits, drill press, convection oven, toaster oven, buffing wheel, kato liquid clay, liquid sculpey, bake and bond, Pearl Ex powders, perfect pearls metallics and pastel powders, pearl ex markers, chalks, oil colored pencils, gold and silver leaf pens, texture plates, rubber stamps, pro bead rollers, molds, artway bracelet jig and blanks, ring blanks, metal leaf foils solid and variegated, UTEE powders, alcohol inks, wet dry sanding paper several grits, micro mesh pads and tips, aluminum paint wells, acrylic paint, oil paint, jacquard, luminare, all size art brushes, make-up brushes, daubers, q-tips, natural sponges, jewelry tool set, assortment of wire different gauges and metals, silk cord, satin cord, ribbon, buna cord, jewelry wire, leather cord, elastic cord, metal and wood beads, seed beads, steampunk beads, watch parts, tissue blades, Nu blade, wavy blade, Xacto knife blade, Potters rib, acrylic roller solid and hollow, brayer, square and rectangle lucite pieces, leather stamps and punches,, Areco cutters, Kemper 5 piece cutter sets, Kemper leaf cutters, makins cutters, Kemper needle tools, wire brush, toothbrushes, Wilton cookie cutters, wilton fondant tools, double tip tools, wilton flower set and texture plate, wilton cut out sets, rulers, square sheet glass with measurement markings, Kato MRXT, center punch, hole punches, cuddlebug machine and templates, sizzix templates, cricuit machine and many cartridges, different shape and size carboard boxes with lids, pc books and DVDs, Lisa Pavelka texture sheets, embossing cutters and foils, transfer sheets, copper and brass sheets, many junk drawer gems and maybe more later.

  36. Elizabeth Kerr, 28 June, 2012

    Hi Cindy ,and family and all.
    Wow ! Wow! Wow!
    What a great video , Cindy and Doug and kids.
    First I heard you were thinking of doing a road trip, and here you are nearly all ready to go , with a wonderful RV and lots of plans. I wish you all the best and will be watching every episode of where it all takes you.
    First around U.S.A, then the world.!
    Elaine Faulks experiences around AUSTRALIA where I live should really wet your appetite to come over here when time permits.
    Elaine is so right, there are some wonderful camp sites over here, the BIG4 being one of the best. the best time to do North Queensland( THE TROPICS) is our Winter. We have the best weather then, and all the RVers from all the Southern cold states come up here., to get away from the cold. I live in MACKAY QLD, where we have so many nice beaches and parks you wont want to go home.!!!
    So when planning a trip, up here book well ahead.
    Hope I am still on this earth when it becomes available. If I can do anything this end will be happy to be involved.
    I dont have many people around me doing PC, only those whom I have taught , but I am sure there are plenty in other States who would just love you to come.
    I would even travel to where ever a happenning would be held.
    CANT WAIT to meet you!!!!
    As to what suppilies I have , well like most here they are so many and never ending and bought
    mostly to enhance your teaching , I have so much in Clays and books and tools and Misc items that contribute to my learning from POLYMER CLAY TUTOR, that I think I will have to move house to accomodate my addiction.
    to mention a few.
    All PREMO clays
    SCULPEY clays and tools.
    MAKINS for extruders
    BIG KICK VINTAJ machine , bought recently, directly because of your video on Die cutting.
    MOST BEADING MAGS,all sorts of surfing the net instructions.
    My Polymer clay statch has grown so large since taking up with POLYMER CLAY TUTOR,
    nearly 4yrs ago.
    My main supplier in Australia here is, overtherainbow.com.au in Melbourne Victoria
    , a long way from me
    who always has the latest products concerning anything I need in PC.
    Just think this is an amazing story to come out of Polymer clay, and I wish you all the
    very best ot times for your time on the road.will be sure to leave a donation and hope it helps.
    Bye for now
    Best of wishe for the future.
    Elizabeth K.
    Remember we drive on the other side of the road,
    so get in training for that
    LOL. XXX

  37. Ken Hamilton, 28 June, 2012

    Oh my, I’m going to have to do an inventory (just when I thought this weekend was going to be uneventful :) ) to see what I’ve got and where it came from, I’m in Philadelphia, PA, and I’ve shopped at several Michaels, and AC Moores, I do know the Premo clay, and most of the Amaco bead rollers (evenly split between Ebay, amazon and Amaco themselves.). There are the large JoAnns in the area just none that I can get to easily. I am so excited about the prospect of you possibly making it to Phila., but if not and you’re near by I’ll try to get to you SOMEHOW!

  38. Sandra J, 28 June, 2012

    Katikati, New Zealand! I think I’ll get to you before you get down under!
    You have a lovely family. As you know I have just been to the states with my family and i spent a bit of time in the Michaels store, unfortunately didn;t get to Hobby Lobby, ran out of time. I spent up large as the craft stores aren’t that much into PC. I do a lot of shopping online, ie polymerclay express, ZigZag, Boston Craftworks, etc, anywhere i can get stuff.
    All the clay stuff i bought has been a direct result of your tutorials. Pasta machine, sculpy style and detail tools, bake and bond, liquid sculpy, premo clay, wilton flower cutters, cuttlebug, beading supplies too, wire, beads, tools, the list goes on.

    Hope this gets off to a good start for you all.

  39. Marion Rayner, 29 June, 2012

    I live in Surrey, in the South-East of England, so if you were able to come over to the London area, or anywhere in the south east, that would be so fantastic!
    OK, now, I’ve gone through all my stuff and have a list for you. Some things were purchased in the UK so your potential sponsors won’t be among them, although you must have quite a number of people over here now so maybe you could get Hobbycraft interested? They sell all things to do with polymer clay and often have experts demonstrating. Being able to announce your appearance would be a terrific boost to their business.

    My list (as a direct result of being in your ‘class’):
    Sculpey style & detail tools;
    Sculpey Work & Bake Clay Mat;
    Crafters Heat Tool;
    Amaco bead rollers (8 so far) plus their bead rack;
    Individual paint pots for mixing crackle paint;
    Dremel drill with felt buffing wheel;
    Butane torch and equipment, goggles and mask;
    A whole range of polishes, waxes and sprays for finishing;
    Weldbond (posted from USA);
    A child’s rock tumbler (Ideal for polymer clay and much cheaper!);
    Makins Ultimate Extruder;
    Mold maker;
    Katie Dids bezels (bought at Michaels whilst in the USA last year );
    Pearl-ex powders (ditto);
    Gold, silver and variegated leaf (dtto);
    Adirondack and Pinata inks (ditto);
    Micromesh abrasive pads for polishing cured beads;
    UV lamp;
    UV epoxy resin;
    Chasing hammer;
    Texture sheets;
    Assorted cookie cutters, lino cutters, circle cutter, rubber stamps, shapers and molds;
    Umpteen storage boxes (still not enough!);
    Food Processor dedicated to polymer clay;
    Toaster Oven (ditto);
    Daylight lamp (essential in the UK!);
    Yards of various thickness wire for making findings;
    Kumihimo disk and cords;
    Deco Glas crystals (for making druzies – purchased from garden centre);
    Hand Roller (I already had a pasta machine);
    And boxes of Premo clay!

    Enjoying your video classes so much Cindy and Doug, hope you will continue forever!

  40. VColette C, 29 June, 2012

    I love it! A polymer clay family!
    I’m close to Orange County, Ca USA. I would LOVE to come to one of your visits. I have something close to…an “addiction” to polymer clay. But not to worry, I indulge in this habit responsibly. Hmm… sounds like an alcoholic beverage commercial disclaimer, huh? Hehehe… If I opened up an Etsy shop, I’d probably call it “Support My Habit” (as in Art Habit, of course!) I love creating things with polymer clay and all of the mixed media supplies you use.
    I am always shopping at a local Michalels. I use their 40% off coupons and buy one big item per trip, and then I am constantly buying Polyform’s Premo clay, Polyform’s blades, cutters, tools and other products. I love Premo’s new display at Michaels, BTW. I can get every color I want! I also buy Adirondack’s inks and Pearl Ex powders. I have most of the Pearl Ex powders, and I use them religiously. I use the Stampendous embossing powders and stamps. OF COURSE I’ve used the Wilton flower cutter supplies (the cutter set, the impression mat, and the tool set). I’ve used many other Michaels products too. I’ve also used the Staz-On ink pads. The bottom line is, as soon as I see a new tutorial, I’m usually at Michaels very soon picking up the supplies that I don’t have. The selection and prices are incredible for a brick and mortar store. I also buy unique items from Fire Mountain Gems that I can’t find at a better price anywhere else.
    Your tutorials help us to make sense of the 100’s or 1000’s of supplies at a craft store or online and help us make something beautiful, meaningful, and enjoyable.
    I still can’t believe that I was ever skeptical about being a member. You’ve probably saved me 10x more money than I would have spent on my own wasting supplies with trial and error-and still not coming up with something great on my own. You’ve also broadened my horizons by providing us with incredible tutorials that are both easy to follow but innovative. All of the craft supplies at great prices don’t matter unless you can DO something great with them.
    I don’t know what the site’s plans are for the future, but I hope to be a member for a long, long time.
    Thanks for this great site, Lietz family!

  41. Fran R, 29 June, 2012

    I live in Aiken SC. After reading thru everybody’s list of supplies – I think I could just say “ditto” to almost every item. What a great idea to take your show on the road – I wish you much success.

  42. Oliara F, 29 June, 2012

    Hi Cindy!! It’s me again!! I always follow up on the beautiful things you do. Since in addition to being a polyclay addict Im also a bead hoarder, you have just given me another great tip for buying beading supplies: RINGS @ THINGS.. Firemountaingems, Beadaholique and Auntie’s Beads are also a delight to browse and purchase, even though I’m miles and miles way (in Brazil) but now I have another great option. Hope you can some day (not too far along) come and visit us in Brazil (please, take a plane to do that!!). Well. thanks again for your great tips and your willingness to always share things with others. You and your family are certainly going to enjoy good fortune soon! Bye and tks again.

  43. Jocelyn C, 29 June, 2012

    Oliara, do you use or have any experience with the Bozzi Polymer Clay products?

    Think Cindy tested a blade product from them, but, they have lots of poly stuff.

  44. Oliara F, 30 June, 2012

    Hi Jocelyn! Yes, I use Bozzi because it’s produced in Brazil and therefore a lot cheaper than imported ones (Premo, Fimo, etc). And yes, its absolutely good product and works exactly as any of the big brands. They don’t have a bunch of poly stuff, they have the basics for one to work with it: the clay, the blade, gloss and liquid clay. Everything works just as good. Polymer clay is not at all a popular medium in Brazil so I’ve just taken on the challenge of changing that and I’m starting a new blog dedicated mainly to polymer clay! I have big dreams and hope I can count on you, clay-pros, to give me a hand. If you have questions, please contac Beatriz Cominatto at Bozzi. She is a long time poly and metal clay pro and she will give you any information you need. I think she speaks little English so if you have any difficulty communicating, please let me know!! Bye…

  45. Jocelyn C, 30 June, 2012

    Thanks to the translation capabilities of Google Chrome, no problems converting anything to anything to read, lol.

    Thanks for the information and the link, best of luck to you!

  46. Kathy H, 29 June, 2012

    I’m excited and hope you come to Sanford/Fayetteville, NC I live halfway between them. The craft stores here are all in Fayetteville.
    I hate to think of the amount of money I’ve spent on supplies to make things from polymer clay. When we moved back to NC 5 years ago I was absolutely thrilled that I had most of the major craft stores all within a half mile or less stretch of road just 18 miles from me. I also order a lot from them online. Just recently I finally decided to print out all your color recipe cards and purchased all the rest of the colors I needed to mix them up. It took a few days to mix it all but I now have a notebook full of the recipe cards with the color chip attached to them. I think I spent about 200 dollars over about 2 days purchasing numerous packs of clay, alcohol inks, some Lisa Pavelka stamps for a project I’m working on etc.
    In the past year I also bought some of the wilton molds to make some of the flowers you’ve shown in your tutorials, wilton cutters to make some snowmen, trees etc. for the Christmas tree, tools, pasta machine with the motor, beads, ultra fine glitter, circle cutters, square cutters, punches, a couple hundred bottles of acrylic paint, all sorts of molds, buttons to use as texturing molds, texture sheets, push molds, Micromesh abrasive pads, heat gun, etc. etc. As I look at the lists others have mentioned I have the majority of the same things. :) I have so much stuff in my craft room at the moment that I have to work on the kitchen table until I finally get a chance to organize it all. It’s a lot smaller than the house we were renting before buying our own place last year and I have had so many projects going on that I haven’t had time to do that yet. I hand make miniature bonsai and other miniatures. It’s amazing how many supplies it takes for making a tree that’s only between a quarter inch to 2 inches tall. :) I am using your color recipes to make the pots for the bonsai. Some of the colors are just out of this world beautiful. If I never did anything but mix colors I’d probably be perfectly content. :)

  47. Angela Kent, 29 June, 2012

    I live near Dublin Ireland. I travel to London England as that is the nearest Polymer Clay group. I changed from FIMO to Premo as I prefer the feel and finish of the clay.

    Because of you I now have a big room turned into a craft room and I have it filled to the brim with polymer stuff. Almost all of my clays etc I have to buy from England. I have bought resins, cutters, embellishments etc from USA through Amazon.

    It would be a dream come true to meet you. I would travel anywhere in Europe.

  48. Rebecca Chisenhall, 29 June, 2012

    Wow! I wanna come, too! I’d love for you to come visit in Woodstock, GA, or alternatively, to Atlanta, which we are just north of. I think we have some other members nearby???

    Ok, as for products I have been *enticed* to buy, lol….how to count them all? I do the majority of my polymer clay spending at Michaels and Hobby Lobby, sometimes JoAnn’s, as well, and Home Depot or Lowe’s!

    Don’t forget Ebay as a possible sponsor! If not for Ebay, I would not have had my 1st tool, my Imperia pasta machine! My love…sigh, lol.

    At Michaels just recently, I bought the Sizzix Big Kick (major investment), texture sheets, die cutters metal embossers.
    Wilton Fondant Tools and Cookie Cutters (that big set).
    Amaco Clay Machine.
    Amaco Polymer Clay Oven.
    Sculpey style & detail tools.
    Sculpey Style Tools.
    Amaco bead roller.
    Amaco bead rack.
    Individual paint pots for mixing paints.
    Dremel drill with felt buffing wheel and drill bits.
    Butane torch.
    Micromesh sanding pads (twice).
    Makins Ultimate Extruder.
    Pearl-ex powders (two sets).
    Gold, silver and variegated leaf.
    Lisa Pavelka’s UV resin.
    LIsa Pavelka’s Texture Plates.
    Lisa Pavelka’s Foils.
    Adirondack inks, several sets.
    Jacquard Lumiere Paints.
    Chasing hammer.
    Texture sheets, including Sculpey’s.
    Assorted cookie cutters.
    Linoleum cutters.
    Rubber stamps.
    Molds from assorted folks on Etsy.
    Storage boxes.
    Storage cabinets with wheels and drawers.
    Dedicated food processor.
    Wire from JustWire on Etsy.
    Findings, wire, beads, etc. mostly from Michaels and Hobby Lobby.
    Wire-working tools (cutter, round pliers, plastic-jawed pliers, crimp tool, nylon hammer, etc).
    Acrylic roller.
    Porcelain and marble tiles for forming and baking.
    Premo clay.
    Kato clay.
    Pardo clay.
    Aluminum sheeting.
    Copper wire from Home Depot.
    Wet/dry sandpaper.
    Stringing supplies (rubber cord, voile/cord, metal chain).
    Wig Jig tools.
    Assorted books via Amazon and Hobby Lobby.
    X-Acto Knife.
    Gum Arabic.
    Preserve Your Memories Spray.

    I am sure there are even more, but I have run out of room in my brain! The best investment of all, of course, is having a membership to your Polymer Clay Beads and Jewelry Videos!!! Without them, I would not be nearly as far along or as knowledgeable, for sure.

    I would love to donate a little multiple times? Is that possible with your button?

  49. Polymer Clay Tutor Doug Lietz, 29 June, 2012

    Hi Rebecca – you are more than welcome to donate multiple times. Thank you for your generosity. Now although we can’t make the donation button do recurring auto-debits, I could adjust your membership dues by whatever amount you choose. If that is what you desire, then simply send us an email and we’ll make it happen.

  50. Rebecca Chisenhall, 29 June, 2012

    Oh, cool, Doug! That might work….I have to look over my sad finances and see what can be done. I so want you guys to have a fabulous trip!!! I will email you when I decide on the amount. :))

    My mom died last November after suffering 10 years with Alzheimer’s. God bless her, she was an angel on earth. She left me this house we lived in together for 17 years…without her, I’d be living in a cardboard box, for sure.

    My point is, I often dream about selling the house and buying an RV, just living on the road! I probably would do it, too, if not for my 4 dogs and 6 cats. Can’t see them putting up with a small space and traveling! The dogs love their backyard too much.

    I want to express my sympathy to you, Doug and Cindy, and the kids, for losing your father recently. I know how a parent’s passing seems to leave a “black hole” in the universe somehow.

  51. Sherry K, 29 June, 2012

    Love the idea of a road trip! We in Kansas do not get things like this often. I look at the videos every week and my GD comes and looks at them with me and we look and look at them., We get most of our clay at Hobby Lobby since it is close and there are many in our state. Purtchased a few things at Blink on line! but bought most of my starter things at Hobby Lobby when they had a sale. Would love to see you in one of their stores say Manhattan or Salina.
    I anxiously wait every week for a new video and new material to work with.
    GD is doing it for 4-H. thanks bunches

  52. Marlene Cupo, 29 June, 2012

    Have mentioned it before, but here is my official request for a visit to Orlando, FL. There is a large PC Guild here, which would welcome you with open arms. I know you had donated pieces to their auction at their last Fandango.

    You mentioned large craft outlets, and in this area there are many! Michael’s and JoAnn’s have so many brick and mortars (kind of like the CVS & Walgreens across from each other thing) it is hard to list all. I started at Michael’s (whom I have supported so often, they moved thier local store closer to me – Ha) once I joined this fantastic Polymer Clay Tutor site, and then branched out to JoAnn’s (where I have a VIP discount card, since I am there so often). The one other big ticket store near here is Hobby Lobby, which my son considers the best, and gets his Kato Clay from, and I have bought many a Vintaj item.

    Am on my third pasta machine, first two from Michael’s and last one from Amazon.com, which is also where I have purchased many tools, books, and the latest, the Kumihimo Disk at your suggestion (braids still don’t look as good as yours, but practice makes perfect).

    My oven came from the Flea Market at Central Fairgrounds in Orlando, at a great price, and has yet to fail me, but am sure Lowes will be where the next one comes from, my DH is addicted to it, and it is very handy that it is across the street from my local Michael’s and JoAnn’s.

    Online stores I have gotten items to complete my pieces include Rings and Things, which also got me into a lot of trouble when I went to one of their Bead Shows, Nina Designs, Rio Grande, Softflex (my most recent favorite), The Poymer Clay Superstore (always have great discounts running), your buddy Tim Holtz, and a ton of Etsy and Artfire shops.

    Have the funniest story about a regional manager from Michaels on the Grand Opening of that store that opened TOO CLOSE to me, which I will love telling you about over a cup of coffee, while (NO,,,,,when) we are sitting in your traveling home!

  53. Eva K, 29 June, 2012

    Hi CIndy and family from Green Bay, WI.

    I just started my interest in polymer clay late last year and stumbled on your site doing a search. I’ve been making jewelry for the last 4 years in different styles.

    I shop for my jewelry and crafting needs at Hobby Lobby, Joann’s, Michael’s, Rio Grande, Fire Mountain, Blue Budda, Lord O’ rings, Resin Obsession, Wire Sculpture, Wal-Mart, ebay, garage sales, flea market and Goodwill. One never knows where you will find something to use!

    My supplies, where does one start?
    Tons of jewelry books: polymer clay, resin, wire working, metal clay
    Jewelry making DVDs
    Amoco pasta machine, bead rack, a few cutters
    Misc cutters from local baking shops
    Hundreds of beads and semiprecious stones (not exaggerating here either!)
    Silver and gold-filled wire in different gauges
    Various brands of bezels and blanks
    Big Shot Vagabond and dies
    Black & Decker toaster oven
    Teresa Collins UV light
    Premo, Sculpey III, Kato, and Fimo polymer clays
    Bake N Bond and TLC
    Ranger inks, Tim Holtz stress inks, Stampin’ UP inks, and other brands
    3M sandpaper in various grits
    Dremmel and standard B&D cordless drill, jewelry tools, helping hands, dental picks
    Pledge floor care, Minwax (water based), NuFinish, ModPodge
    Wilton baking products (love the flowers!)
    Various brands of stamps, stencils, embossing folders
    Various brands of embossing powders, glitters, paints
    Ice Resin, Stay Clear resin, Easy Resin
    Wellbond, E6000, Elmer’s Glue all
    Small anvil and steel block
    Glass slides
    Glass frit
    Various brands of findings
    Various brands of scrapbook embellishments
    Generic rock tumbler
    Various brands of scrapbook cardstock
    Various brands and styles of chains
    Propane torch
    Various sizes and styles of punches and decorative scissors

    WOW! Guess I need to stop buying for awhile, LOL.

    Hope you have a safe and fun trip!

  54. Theresa N, 29 June, 2012

    Hello from Bay Saint Louis, Mississippi! Home of hurricane Katrina! My clay book is the thing I took with me when we left for the storm. I knew nothing about claying, but found your site somehow and thankful I did. Saved my sanity. We have lots of festivals here, Crab festival is this weekend and you would be a bonus in any of our festivals. The first thing I think you need to do is visual advertisements. I think you should have your sponsers give you some kind of small peels that you can apply to your RV. You can make peels advertising your website and where ever you go, people will see it. Can you imaging the response driving down the road and people seeing your RV all dolled up! I have bought many clay items for my craft room. I like to buy the unusal stuff. Most items were bought at Michaels and Hobby Lobby. I think Michaels should have a special day when you will be present and have demos on how to clay. Not so much on classes, but demos. In the past I have bought tons of clay, pasta machines, I even bought one with a motor. Cutters, venturing into the cookie cutter section lol. I bought a unfinished small cabinet and had them stain it in different colors. Pink for the pink clay, red for the red clay, green for the green clay. Each drawer has it’s own color. I have bought their clay oven, bead rollers, baking racks, molds. Then I have ventured to the rubber stamp section and bought alot of acholol inks, micas and after holidays I look for things that can be used for clay including the small tiny glass beads that look like marbles, the irridesient snow and anything that could be used as a vessel to support a clay item. Maybe down the road we will see a Cindy section at michael’s with all your products and books on tips. I have bought many clay books and if you put one out I am sure it will be a best seller as your tips are much easier. Maybe check with the local barnes and Nobles, set up a table and talk about claying. I can see you and your family will be one busy family. The list can be endless, but do make visuals for your RV to promote you and your sponsors. I get excited when I see a RV of a favorite product when we are on the road. Come see us here in Mississippi, it is hot, hot, hot, but we are a friendly state!

  55. Cherie, 30 June, 2012

    Absolutely agree about the Cindy book! Best teaching yet!!

  56. Deborah Ross, 29 June, 2012

    Love this idea! What a great bonding experience for your family!
    I’d love to see you come to Hampton, Va. It’s a big area where polymer clay seems to be an unknown. I sell my items in a gallery there.
    I’ve spent oodles of money online and in Joann Fabric stores. I also spend a lot in Michaels and online at Firemountain, Cool Tools, and various sites on Etsy. Also, of course, Amazon. I’ve bought just a bout everything you recommend, including a Big Shot die machine and lots of dies and the Wilton flower set. I have tons of stamps, inks, inclusions, Pearlex powders, Amaco oven and tools, and Premo and Fimo clay. I’ve also bought Pardo and Kato.
    Why not ask the clay companies to sponsor you? Good luck.

  57. Maribel Estrada, 29 June, 2012

    OMG! your son is my sons identical twin!!

  58. Polymer Clay Tutor Doug Lietz, 29 June, 2012

    When your son was younger, did he also look like this: Mad Scientist Fisher

  59. Patty Russell, 29 June, 2012

    Hi Cindy,
    First, I copied (like others) a list of supplies I have purchased.

    Clay supplies Premo, Pardo, Sculpy III, Fimo, Pardo, Kato, Sculpy Bake and Bond, Liquid Sculpy, Adirondack Alcohol Inks, Alcohol Ink diluter, PearlEx Powder, pasta machine/clay press, clay extruder, clay molds, clay texture sheets, etch and pearl tool, clay blades, clay knives, clay oven, Bead baking tray, bead, piercein pins, shape cutters.

    Jewelry supplies: jewelry wire, jewelry cord, beads, jewelry making tools-pliers, crimper, wire cutter, space beads, focal beads, crimp beads, pendent frames, bales, clasps, magnetic clasps, charms, beading needles, beading trays.

    Stamps, embossing powers, Big Kick dies, Tim Holtz embellishments, card stock, scissors, scrap booking charms, ribbon., specialty paper, metal foil leaf.

    Paints: Paint brushes, Copic markers, Prisma color pencils, acrylic paints.

    Publications: 10 polymer clay books, 4 mixed media books, Polymer Cafe, Scrap booking magazines, jewelry making magazines, Bead and Button.

    I purchased a Sizzix machine the day I watched your video! What fun!

    Okay, cut to the chase:
    I live at the base of Mesa Verde National Park (four corners – Mancos, Co.). We have a cattle ranch with a small private RV park. You can camp there as long as you want! There are hundreds of acres for dry camping, also.

    If you would like to hold a clay clatch at our ranch, I would love it! I have a large studio that could provide space for 20 or more participants. There is also a studio in town that is available.

    There is plenty to do for non-clay families. Mesa Verde can afford days of exploration. It is the only national park that was created to protect man-made structures. The cliff dwellings (thousands of them!) are incredible!
    Anyway, let me know if you are interested.

  60. Cindy Lietz, 29 June, 2012

    Patty that would be AMAZING to come to Mesa Verde to see you and your Ranch!! Sounds like the perfect location for an awesome get together with our clay family. I am so touched. Thank you for the offer. We’ll have to chat further on this!

    SIDE NOTE TO ALL: Cattle Ranches and Wine Country Art Retreats and even Private Driveways or Farm Fields, are always going to be more fun than parking lots… so definitely keep these ideas flowing :-) :-) :-)

  61. Georgeanna Franks, 29 June, 2012

    Will you be coming to the Raleigh North Carolina area? I’ve purchased many different kinds of tools from bead rollers to texture mats and molds to books. I would love to meet with you and pick your brain!

    Have fun and keep us posted.

  62. Crystal McCarthy, 29 June, 2012

    I am from Wichita, KS!
    Would love to see you come this way. I don’t think there is much that I can add to the list of products. Though I do love to use unfinished picture frames, boxes, and small pill containers. I also very recently bought a paper machet ball mask, will plan to cover it in one form or another. Like was posted by Sherry K, we in Kansas do not get much this way, hope to see you come this way.

  63. Denise P, 29 June, 2012

    So much fun!!! I think this is a fantastic idea!!! On the road!!
    I live in Grande Prairie, Alberta, Canada!! A little north!! Lol co e and visit here and experience the sun still shining until midnight!!! (in the summer, lol!!!)
    I will write more later on my tools and supplies as it is EXTENSIVE!!! Lol
    I will say that Michaels here in GP has served me well for most of my clay and tool needs!!

  64. Billie Shields, 29 June, 2012

    Great idea to travel, I’m sure you’re going to love it. I live in Olathe, Ks and I have a Michaels, Hobby Lobby and JoAnns close by.
    Love your videos so much, they have really helped me.
    Here is my list, what I could think of anyway-

    Premo by Sculpey clays of course
    Sculpey Translucent Liquid Clay
    Sculpey Super Slicer
    Sculpey Bake & Bond
    Sculpey Style & Detail Tools
    Sculpey Pearl & Etch tools
    Wilton’s Lilly Cutter and form kit
    Wilton’s Cake Decorating kit: flowers
    Pearl Ex Mica Powders
    Tim Holtz Adirondack Alcohol Inks
    Vintaj Brass wires & findings
    Minwax paste wax
    Pledge with Future Shine floor wax
    NuPastel pastel chalks
    Michael’s Reflections No Hole Micro Beads
    Fine Grit SandpapersJewelry making DVDs
    Amoco pasta machine, bead rack
    Misc cutters
    Wig Jig tools.
    Assorted books
    Hundreds of beads and semiprecious stones
    wire in different gauges
    Various brands of bezels and blanks
    Makins Ultimate Extruder;
    Big Kick and dies
    Black & Decker toaster oven
    3M sandpaper in various grits
    Dremmel and standard B&D cordless drill, jewelry tools, helping hands,
    Various brands of stamps, stencils, embossing folders
    Various brands of embossing powders, glitters, paints
    Ice Resin, Stay Clear resin, Easy Resin
    Wellbond, E6000, Elmer’s Glue all
    Small anvil and steel block
    Various brands of findings
    Various brands of scrapbook embellishments
    Various brands of scrapbook cardstock
    Various brands and styles of chains
    Propane torch
    Various sizes and styles of punches and decorative scissors
    Storage boxes.
    Storage cabinets with wheels and drawers.
    Dedicated food processor
    LIsa Pavelka’s Texture Plates.
    Lisa Pavelka’s Foils.
    jewelry books: polymer clay, resin, wire working
    Jewelry tools, paint brushes, knitting needles etc.

    Wishing you all the luck on your adventure:)

  65. Dorothy H, 29 June, 2012

    I am thrilled that you and your family can take such an exciting and educational trip all around North America. My list of products and supplies that I have is so much like many others who have listed before, so I won’t name them all.
    I would really like you to come to Minnesota. I buy my needs for my polymer clay habit at Michaels and Hobby Lobby in Rochester, Minnesota. Sometimes I buy at Joannes. I hope that you will come to Rochester. Looking forward to meeting you and your family in person!!!

  66. Kelli N, 29 June, 2012

    Hi Doug & Cindy

    I would love to meet up with you guys, I live in Wisconsin, but I have been staying in Minneapolis at the U Of M Medical Center my husband is in ICU here..So I know all about taking your crafting on the road. I have almost all of my polymer clay things and jewelry making things packed up in my car.. I have honestly forgot to pack clean “under garments” LOL because I was to focused on getting my jewelry making things together first…. You should see the nurses and Doctors look at me when I come dragging 3 suitcaes and a backpack and computer bag into the hospital… lol I should ask them if I can put on a couple classes for familys that are here just sitting for days on end waiting and praying their loved one will get better, it is just one more way polymer clay has helped get me thru a VERY difficult time..When I realized my husband was going to be “hospitalized” for a year or more, I almost lost it, but polymer clay to the rescue.. That is no joke I just buried myself with CLAY.. LOL

    I bet the U of M would love to have you stop here and do a demo or tutor for the children or Adults that are here for the long haul… I would be willing to help or donate some clay and findings or anything for this to happen… Either way I know you will have a great trip and no matter where you go, you seem to touch peoples hearts and make a huge difference in their lives.

    When I think about polymer clay, I think about YOU and I think you should be or ARE amoung the “Greatest” PC Artists.. When ever I post on any blogs I always make sure to give you credit for the inspiration for whatever it is I made.. Keep up the awesome work,
    You will succceed in all your adventures..

    I also would like to help out in anyway possible with your trip, I donated but if you need anything else please do not hesitate to e mail me…

    Thanks again for all you do
    Kelli nelson

  67. Anna Sabina, 03 July, 2012

    Kelli, There is a large Polymer Clay Guild in the Minneapolis area. It may be a nice to take a short break from the hospital or there may be a guild memeber that will stop by a see you at the hospital. Layl McDill has information about meeting times and dates. Layl is also an incredible cane maker in Minneapolis, her canes start out about the size of a dinner plate and then are reduced. The business is called Clay Squared to Infinity, it a handmade tile and polymer clay showroom. Layl McDill’s polymer clay creations are made right on site. Layl makes sculptures and millefiore canes with Polymer Clay. She does arts festivals and teaches classes both at Clay Squared to Infinity and around the country.
    Maybe Cindy and Doug can add a link here.

  68. Kelli Nelson, 06 July, 2012


    Are you from the Minneapolis/Wisconsin area??? I think I will google Clay Squared to Infinity… I might have to see about getting involved with this guild. I had no idea there was anything like that in this area.. Thank you for the information…
    I believe there is a reason everything happens, and maybe I can turn all of this around into something good… My husband was always pushing me to do more, get involved more and reach for the stars.. Maybe we are in minneapolis now for this reason…

    Thanks Again
    Kelli Nelson

  69. Dixie Ann, 29 June, 2012

    Hi Kelli, your story left me in tears because it brought back memories of when my husband Bob was there so many years ago. I didn’t have anything to do except read and passing time was excruciating. You are so right about the families that are there and so many sick children it broke my heart. I wish you and your husband the best and hope all ends well with you. God Bless Kelli!

  70. Kelli Nelson, 06 July, 2012

    Dixie Ann,

    Thank You SOSOSOSO Very much for your well wishes. It has been a very LONG haul thus far, and we still have a long road ahead of us. Jon(my husband) has another surgery this morning. I am praying it will be the last one before he gets out of the ICU.. Then we will be going to Bethesda Hospital for Respitory therapy for 1-6 months. After that another rehab to be determined at that time.. I was so lost for the first few weeks, until I went home and gathered my things and decided I could not just sit and do nothing except wait. It is still hard at times but I have been able to keep busy with my Clay and jewelry making. I am sure some of the people here think I am a bit crazy, But then again arent most of the GREAT Artists of the world all a bit mad?????? LOL

    Anyway I just wanted to thank you and let you know I appreciate everyones Prayers and well wishes.. I try and keep up on the blog but sometimes I cant get a WI-FI signal..

    Thanks again it is so nice to know what a caring “family” we have at the PCT blog..

    All my Love Kelli

  71. Helen M, 29 June, 2012

    Hi Cindy,

    just wanted to say I was moved to tears hearing about your wonderful dream now becoming reality of the PC roadtrip around North America. It is a brilliant idea and I only wish it was happening in UK!

    I was moved because I remembered your lovely blog about your flower essay and how your teacher crushed your burgeoning creativity and then you showed us the interview with Sir Ken Robinson. I found myself totally agreeing with him and you about how important it is to encourage and honour the creative spark. You have done this and with such generosity. You are a wonderful example to us all about the value of following your dream because then somehow the universe rewards you tenfold. I wish you a hugely successful and enjoyable roadtrip (am so-o-o envious in a nice way!)

    I wish to add that I believe every polymer clay artist becomes an addict and therefore none of us can resist buying Premo in every colour, Perfect Pearls, LIsa Pavelka foils and texture sheets, Makins extruders and cutters, Rangers alcohol ink etc etc not to mention the pasta machine, the tissue blades and all the jewellery findings (and I’ve only been doing this for a year!)

    Love and best wishes to you, your family and all your fellow polymer clay addicts.

    Helen M, Exeter, UK

  72. Linda Hanson, 29 June, 2012

    OMG, what a neat idea! I’m in Sonoita, AZ – Arizona wine country. We’re at 5,000 ft so much cooler than Phoenix or Tucson. Don’t know if you drink, but if you do, we could share a bottle of one of our local wines as we talk about polymer. We do art retreats here. You come and live with us for X number of days and we feed you gourmet meals, have Margaritas after class and wine with dinner. Hubby grows his own veges and herbs and it’s a fun, total immersion into whatever art form we’re doing. In fact, I have a polymer clay retreat coming up the end of July. I know it’s too soon for you to make that one, but you might want to think about coming sometime just to teach at one of our retreats. LMK. In addition, we are the U.S. distributor for Krafty Lady Art Moulds© which are wonderful with polymer clay. In fact, you can put your polymer into the mould and bake the whole thing in the oven. I would love to send you some if you’ll email me back with a mailing address. We are a little Mom and Pop business, but I would like to become an itsy, bitsy sponsor. I could supply rubber stamps, OPALS embossing enamels and a few other products.

    I discovered you while googling polymer clay for the upcoming retreat. I always had an interest in polymer clay but now because of you, I am totally hooked. Because of your videos, I have purchased:

    An electric pasta machine (Makins)
    Lots of Premo Clay (Polymer Clay Express)
    Various tools
    Findings of all sorts (Fire Mountain)
    Macrame books and cords (Fire Mountain and The Bead Smith)
    Micro Mesh Sanding Pads
    bead rollers
    bead rack
    and I’m sure there’s more but that’s all that’s coming to mind.

  73. Arvita E, 29 June, 2012


  74. Cindy Lietz, 29 June, 2012

    Linda – Your Sonoita Art Retreat Invitation sounds fantastic! This is exactly the kind of thing we were hoping to see happen. We would love to come to your amazing location, to talk polymer clay and share a bottle of wine and some gourmet dining. We’ll definitely contact you and see where we can take this. Thank you so much for your support!

  75. Natalie H, 29 June, 2012

    HI Cindy
    I think its great you are getting to fulfill your dream of a PC road trip with the help of your extended PC family and hopefully lots and lots of sponsors. Your kids are very lucky to have you and Doug as parents… you inspire their creative juices as well as ours. This is a trip they will remember for the rest of their lives… hopefully there will be more than one of these trips.

    I have only been doing PC work for 2 years on an off… the off was when I broke my ankle and had PC withdrawal when all my stuff was left upstate and not being able to go the Michaels and ACMoore for over 7 weeks. I went for almost a year debating whether or not do join your PC family… when i did it was the best thing I have ever done for myself and my creative mind.

    I went from making PC charms to attach to my bookmarks( made loads of them) and finishing them with the wrong product…I am still dremeling off that sticky finish…did not have the heart to throw out all that work…Thanks to joining and committing to it by buying your Beginner course..I have corrected most of my errors and now work with confidence using your techniques and those of all our fellow PCs who so generously give of the time and knowledge to help our a newbie…I have now turned on my 2 grand daughters to the art of polymer clay. they love to blend, roll and create their own designs and colors..they love using the bead rollers and creating their own beads for jewelry….I is a true joy watching the sparkle in their eyes when the finish making their beads…..none of the would have been possible with our your willingness to give of your time and knowledge to spread the wonders of working PC>

    Well , now lets get down to business…I live in Highland PArk, New Jersey ..close to Edison.Metuchen and New Brunswick. We have a great MIchaels in New Brunswick were they have almost all of the supplies needed for all your tuts. They have a classroom that they use for demo..I’m sure that something could be worked out with Michael’s( fingers crossed that they become a big sponsor for you).
    Only one problem I would have with you coming my way…. I would not be able to go to any demos you do in my area if it was held on a Saturday..I am an Orthodox Jew and it prohibits me from traveling from Friday night to Saturday night..I hope that you will be able to do a workshop or get together on a Sunday or weekday evening so those that do work could make it….I know I am wishfully thinking but if you do come to my area…I hope that something could be worked out so I can meet my MENTOR..I say that with deep love and respect for everything that you have done for the art of Polymer Clay work.
    Now for the list of supplies that I use( thanks to your suggestions and those of our fellow PCers
    Amaco Bead Roller
    Amaco Bead Baking Rack
    Amaco Clay cutting Blade
    Amaco Beads Rollers
    Darci Charms
    Beadalon- Ergo chain Nose Pliers, Flat Nose Pliers, Crimping Pliers, Bead Board, HalfHardWires(20 gauge and others( they call it medium hard) findings, and a lot more
    Permo CLay- accent and regular
    Sculpey: Liquid Clay,Mini Cutters,Studio Mediums, Bake and Bond,Liquid Translucent PC.,STylist set of tools,Perl and Etch Tools
    Fiskars: Texture Plates
    Golden Acrylic Glaze
    Walnut Hallow Extruder and adding add ones( for larger extrutions)
    Shrinky Dink
    Wilson Gum Paste Flower Cutters,Flower Impressions
    McGill Perfect Petal
    Cousins findings( at Micheals and Walmart and AC Moore)
    Lisa P’s Resin
    Pledge Future Shine
    Recollections Flocking Powder
    Micro Mesh Abrasive Pads
    Push molds by Sculpey
    E6000 glue
    lots of beads from Micheal’s , ACMoore, Walmart
    This is all a can think of now but there must be a lot more…but this is a good start!
    ‘I am an addicted PCer and cant help but praise you to anyone I know that uses and PC…its a healthy addiction with a great group of company!
    Cindy, Doug and kids..keep up this great work….you are all doing a great service to all of us who have been bitten by the PC bug because of your dedication helping fellow clayers!

    Natalie Herbin from New Jersey aka safti
    P.S. Kellie. my prayers are with you for the complete recovery of your husband

  76. Cindy Lietz, 29 June, 2012

    THANK YOU SO MUCH Everyone for your amazing support!! I am so proud to know you guys and am looking forward to meeting you, with all my heart. Your stories are incredible.

    Kelli, you also made me cry. You have such a giving heart and it is very touching to hear that you have been able to use polymer clay and jewelry making as a way to cope with your husband’s illness and the time you have to spend at the ICU. My love goes to you both.

    I am so impressed with everyone’s comments. This is an excellent start!! We are going to need to hear from more of you though… I know you’re out there.

    If you don’t have time to list all the products you use right now, do at least tell us where you would like us to come. We are hoping to see some more of you from the British Columbia, Washington and Oregon Area, for our first trip. So we need to hear from you.

    Keep up the great work everyone!! Love the Lietz’

  77. Charline Ahlgreen, 29 June, 2012

    Hi, Cindy and family!

    This sounds like so much fun – I’m really envious!!!

    We’d love you all to come to central Florida (although I’d recommend waiting for the cooler months if you can do that with kids in tow). We have four PC guilds in the central Florida area (Space Coast, Claydies of Viera, Florida Gulf and the Orlando Area Polymer Clay Guilds) as well as other guilds within driving distance (Southeast Florida, Ocala, Emerald Coast – in the Pensacola area, Jacksonville). As you can tell, we Floridians love us some PC and I bet you’d get a ton of us to come see you.

    As for what we buy for working in our personal addition??
    * Polyform Sculpey III, Ultra Light and Premo clays and products
    * Kato clays and products
    * Lisa Pavelka products
    * Wilton products
    * Oil paints
    * Acrylic paints
    * Gem, glass and metal beads
    * Findings
    * Glass, wood, and other forms to cover
    * Wire, metal, cord, ribbon, leather
    * Stamps
    * Texture sheets
    * Mold putty
    * Molds
    * Stamps
    * Stamp inks
    * Ranger inks
    * Pearl-Ex powders
    * Prisma color pens
    * Blades
    * Sculptural tools
    * Charms
    * Bracelet, earring and pendant blanks
    * Makin’s products
    * And much, much more

    And who do we buy them from?
    * Michaels
    * Jo Ann’s
    * Hobby Lobby
    * Craft stores (online and local)
    * Bead stores (online and more)
    * Online ships

    And the list goes on and on and on…..


  78. Myra Cleveland, 29 June, 2012

    I’m in Oklahoma City, and look forward to your tutorials every week! I’ve learned so much from them, and the quality of your videos is always superb!

    I’ve made so many trips to Michael’s in the past year and a half that I’ve been involved with polymer clay that I’ve lost count. The cashiers know me by face, if not by name!

    I’ve bought tons of Premo clay (well not TONS, but a lot, thanks to Michael’s “Buy the Bunch” bulk purchase program), tools, powders, glitters, glues, metal leaf, most everything they sell in the clay aisle.

    And then there’s all the jewelry-making things — beads, clasps, all sorts of findings. I’m definitely a Michael’s girl!

    And if you come to OKC, we’d love to have you visit with our Central Oklahoma Polymer Clay Guild! We’re growing, and just moved our meetings to the City Arts Center on the OKC fairgrounds.

    Best of luck in your travels — hope to see you soon!

  79. Cindy Peterson, 29 June, 2012

    Hi Cindy

    What a fun way to meet as many people you can. I am a new polymer artist and I am addicted and love your videos. I am legally blind with only center vision left. So my supplies also include magnifiers and two pairs of glasses. Real good lighting is a must and I purchased magnifier with light at local bead show.

    Purchased for polymer clay habit:

    pasta machine
    cutters, pliers, wire, storage, jewelry findings, gemstones, pearls, glass pearls, metal spacers,
    vintage filigrees, brass stampings, ranger rick pearl accents, leafing material, clay boards, chain, molds, watch parts, videos, books, buffing machine, dremel, varnish, cookie cutters, clay tools, bead rollers

    Purchased from
    B’Sue Boutiques
    Etsy shops

    again thanks for your videos Cindy Peterson hillsboro oregon (Portland Metro area)

  80. cara letho, 29 June, 2012

    Happy to donate-just because i appreciate your tuition so much. I’m in Sydney, Australia and buy most of my items from O/S
    Just about to order my kumihimo discs– which like most of the items that I’ve bought-I wouldn’t have bought them until I watched your amazing tutorials.
    Consequently in the years that I’ve been watching you I have bought so much- the double garage no longer houses our cars- but is my studio supply station and soldering/baking station.
    The spare bedroom is soon to be my studio and I’m still not sure that I’ll fit in there.
    Whoever said polymer clay was one dimensional. You can take it wherever and you’ll need to be able to purchase tools etc to keep up.
    It becomes all consuming!
    beads crystals etc)
    cake molds- wilton accessories
    too many to list- hence the garage!!!!!!!!!
    Needless to say I look forward to every post- hate 5th Friday though- withdrawal until next week
    happy traveling

  81. Cherie, 29 June, 2012

    So great to get to know all of you here! Anyone else in Ontario? I live in Mississauga and I buy tons of stuff from Michaels. I will be back and make a list of supplies as well as the donation. At the moment our eldest daughter has been unwell for the last two week spent hrs in the emerg; all kinds of tests – haven’t yet found out what it is . She’s on medication and home; three weeks ago it was my mom in India seriously ill. Haven’t been thinking too well though I did do some claying – really therapeutic! Kelli, praying for your husband’s recovery.

  82. Natalie Herbin, 02 July, 2012

    Hope they find out soon what is making your daughter illzy prayer our with you and your family
    Natalie Herbin aka Safti from New jersey

  83. Kelli Nelson, 06 July, 2012

    Thank you for your prayers…. I will also be praying for you and for Brenda M’s son-in-law…. This is such a caring, heartfelt community, it is absolutely amazing… Thank you to everyone..

    Kelli nelson

  84. Brenda M, 29 June, 2012

    Cindy your road trip sound amazing.you are very welcomed to visit anytime here in beautiful Jacksonville Florida. Orlando isn’t far you could visit Disney. For the next few months I will be away from claying. My son inlaw Sgt.Sean Karpf, while serving in Afghanistan, he stepped on a IED and he had to have his left leg amputated.my daughter went to Washington to be with him.I have taken in my grand children until my daughter and son inlaw get through this. prayers are much needed. I hope to be back once my house and family get through this horrific ordeal.

  85. Cindy Lietz, 30 June, 2012

    Brenda I am so, sorry for your son-in-law’s loss. That is incredibly sad. You must be so grateful that he is still alive though. My thoughts and prayers go with you and your entire family during such a difficult time. We will all be here for you when you are ready.

  86. pollyanna, 30 June, 2012

    So sorry Brenda. My prayers are headed your way for your family. Take care of yourself and let us know if we can help.

  87. Jocelyn C, 30 June, 2012

    Your family is in my prayers, Brenda.

  88. Natalie H, 30 June, 2012

    Mu prayers are with you and your family for a speedy recovery for your son-on-law..too many young men and women have been maned in their duty defending people around the world
    Natalie Herbin Aka safti

  89. Catalina, 02 July, 2012

    Oh, Brenda, i’m so sorry to hear about your son-in-law. Please tell him to recover quickly and thank him for his service and sacrifce for our sake. God bless you all. Prayers are on the way. Keep the faith he will be ok and know we are pulling for you all.

  90. Patricia Rasmuson, 02 July, 2012

    Brenda, I’m so sorry to hear about your son-in-law. My prayers are with you and your family.

  91. Angela M, 02 July, 2012

    Your son-in-law is appreciated by me more than I will ever be able to express in words and his sacrifice has touched me deeply. As a service man he is a hero in my eyes. All service people are my heroes and to have willingly gone to a place where such a loss could happen is beyond words heroic. Thank him with all my heart, please.

    With warmest regards,

    Angela M.

  92. Kelli Nelson, 06 July, 2012

    I am so sorry.. I hope everything works out well for you and your family.. My prayers are with you.. I also know how over whelming an ordeal like this can be… Have you heard of caring bridge ??? I am not sure if it would help you, but it is a site that you post updates about your family member and anyone wanting to know how he is doing can post on a guest list… It has helped me alot… If you want you can check the one I have for my husband… CARING BRIDGE
    SITE NAME: Jononelson

    I hope it helps and again you are in my prayers..
    Kelli nelson

  93. Rebecca Chisenhall, 29 June, 2012

    Lol, I was just looking at all the lists! We must have collectively spent hundreds of thousands of dollars on claying supples, jewelry supplies, and tools! Think we might singlehandedly be supporting craft store businesses? I personally think they all “owe” you, lol, for encouraging such vast amounts of business, especially in this economy!

  94. Kris Shotts, 30 June, 2012

    I am in Alabama, Would love for you to come to Auburn, Alabama. They have a wonderful Hobby Lobby, I also spend lots of time in Columbus, Georgia,,, where they have both Joanns, Hobby Lobby, and Michaels!

    I use the following products:
    * Polyform Sculpey III and Premo clays and products
    * Kato clays and products
    * Acrylic paints
    * Stamps
    * Texture sheets
    * Molds
    * Stamps
    * Stamp ink
    * Pearl-Ex powders
    * Blades
    * Sculptural tools
    * Watch parts
    * Makin’s products
    * And more

    I shop at:
    * Michaels
    * Jo Ann’s
    * Hobby Lobby

  95. Dragica M, 30 June, 2012

    I have a travel trailer too, pitty I am so far in Europe Serbia. I was doing my workshops in camp site too. See the pic. So, I think this is a great idea.

    Dragica Travel Trailer Serbia

  96. Rebecca Chisenhall, 05 July, 2012

    Love that, Dragica!

  97. Kathy Bloom, 30 June, 2012

    I have not been a part of PcT for very long and don’t interact much but I love working with polymer clay.

    I have switched from Kato Clay to Premo and have almost all of the colors available. I have arthitis and it is much easier to condition. Among my tools, I have two acrylic rollers, the one with the handle is my favorite; three knives; three or four sets of cutters; a pasta machine with a motor; Alcohol inks; Pearl X Powders; glitter large and small; two extruders one of which I have adapted to use with an electric drill so it’s easier on my hands; liquid clay; Bake N Bond; Jewelry wire copper, bronze, silver and gold filled; findings; beads;and stringing materials of all sorts. Every jewelry making tool that comes out including my latest The Knotty Do-It-All for making jewelry with beads and cords. I recently purcased the JoolTool which makes sanding and polishing an absolute breeze.

    I live outside of Chicago and I too would be wonderfully happy to have you stay in our driveway. We have a Joann Store, Hobby Lobby as well as Michaels where your visit could be advertised. There is also a Polymer Clay Guild in Chicago that would probably produce a few interested clayers.

    If you could provide a letter of introduction with the details of your visit, I would be happy to send it out to the various shops and guilds in the area and see how much interest there might be in your visit. I live right across the street from a middle school and am famiiar with some of the staff. We could possibly do a gathering there. I think it would be great for the kids to get involved in claying as well.

    I also don’t think that anyone would have a problem spending a fee, even $20.00 and the cost of supplies, to have you provide instruction. There is really nothing in this immediate area and I know there are lots of people who would like to learn how to work with polymer clay.

  98. Jocelyn C, 30 June, 2012

    Thank you Doug!!! A video finally viewed, lol.

    Cindy, your personality is great for hosting and watching, and I sure hope folks have enough sense to see Carol DuVall when they see you. Future, sure hope to see you with your own cable programing.

    The entire family….

  99. Polymer Clay Tutor Doug Lietz, 30 June, 2012

    Glad to hear that the YouTube version of the video worked for you Jocelyn.

  100. Jocelyn C, 30 June, 2012

    ME TOO. My head has finally stopped throbbing…..

  101. Toni H, 30 June, 2012

    My location: Merrillville, IN (40 min. south of Chicago)

    Crafty Things I use:
    Premo, Sculpey, Kato Polymer Clay
    Mica Powder
    Epoxy Resin
    Acrylic Paint
    Claying Tools
    Cookie Cutters
    Felt for buffing
    Dremel Tool
    Scrapbooking paper (for pendants, covered in resin)
    Wooden Tiles
    Polymer glaze
    Paper glaze (Inksentials)

    Would love to meet you!

  102. Gini Weslowski, 30 June, 2012

    What a great idea! Please include Rochester, NY in your travels! I would love to meet you!

    I buy tons of stuff from Michaels, AC Moore, JoAnn Fabrics, and Hobby Lobby here in Rochester:

    Fimo and Sculpey polymer clay
    rubber stamps, molds, cookie cutters, bead rollers, pasta machines, knives, clay tools
    wire, jewelry findings, gemstones, cords, ribbons
    picture frames, vases, salt/pepper shakers to cover with clay

    I hope to meet you soon!

  103. Silverleaf, 01 July, 2012

    Well I promise to do another post later about my Cindy-prompted craft purchases (this might take a while!) but right now I want to say WOO!! I GOT A MENTION IN A VIDEO! Does this make me famous? I love how you say my name Cindy, too cute. :)

    So I’m just about to start creating the pinned map. I’m planning to add the person’s username as the pin title, with the name of the city and a quote from their comment in the pin description. Once I’ve added a few pins I’ll post the link here so you can all see how it’ll work – it might take a while to add everyone to the map though! I’m looking forward to seeing where everyone is from and it’ll help me to learn more geography at the same time. ;)

    Hope this is okay Cindy and Doug, let me know if you want me to to change anything.

  104. Cindy Lietz, 01 July, 2012

    Yes.. of course that makes you famous Silverleaf! :) We have already started a map that you can use and some ideas on how/what should be pinned. I will email you directly so we can ‘chat’. It could take me a bit though… Fisher had his birthday party last night, so his cousins are here for a sleepover and it is Canada Day here as well, so things are a little busy. Thanks so much for the help on this one! It is going to be fun to see the pins adding up!

    (BTW what accent are you talking about? I don’t have an accent. LOL)

  105. Silverleaf, 01 July, 2012

    Well, it seems my enthusiasm for pinning has caused problems! Oops! Maybe there’s a way to combine our maps…

    Well happy birthday to Fisher anyway, hope you all had a great day. :)

    Let’s put it this way, you say “Anna” differently to how I say it. Maybe it’s me who has the accent… ;)

  106. Kathy Bloom, 01 July, 2012

    Hi! I forgot to mention that I am in Des Plaines, Il which is about 25 miles northwest of Chicago.

  107. Susan F, 01 July, 2012

    What a great idea!

    I live in DeLand, Florida–between Orlando and Daytona Beach. This is just a quick reply so that you can geographically pin me. I may get back to you later with my many, many product purchases inspired by your project videos!

  108. Danette J, 01 July, 2012

    Wow, what an amazing idea! I’m all the way in Richmond, BC – a whole stone’s throw away! = ) Here are some of the things I’ve purchased during the time I’ve been receiving your lessons:

    Premo clay, some Sculpey and Fimo, Bake and Bond, Liquid Sculpey, liquid Kato, Sculpey detailing tools, Sculpey Mold Maker, slicing tools, plexiglass rollers, silicone mold compound (Michael’s and EpoxyJewelry.com), resin 2 part and UV resin, assorted foils, metallic leaf, texture sheets, rubber stamps, ink pads, bead trays for baking/pins, Amaco bead rollers, pasta machine, Makins clay extruder, Makins metal shape cutters, Cookie cutters, wet dry auto sanding paper, Micro Mesh sanding pads, paint brushes, Pearl Ex powders, Perfect Pearls powders, Tim Holtz Alcohol Inks, jewelry tool sets, assortment of wire different gauges and metals, Beadalon metallic thread, silk cord, satin cord, ribbon, buna cord, jewelry wire, leather cord, seed beads, metallic sand, glitter, embossing powders, steampunk elements, watch parts, decorative papers, plastic molds, jewelry findings, BEADS! – metal, wood, glass, vintage; filagrees and metal stampings, chains, bezels, ring blanks, storage units and shelving, organizers (plastic compartment types), convection oven, Gilder’s paste, Byzantia jewel paints, Future Acrylic Clear Coat, Preserve Your Memories II Spray, butane torch, Wellbond, E6000, Gorilla Glue, acrylic and oil paints, parchment paper, UV light box,
    *additional products bought when spending time shopping in Michaels, searching for jewelry supplies. Cindy, you should get a commission for the amount of advertising Michael’s receives while mentioned at the blog and how much time and $$ we spend there! Also local art supply stores; thrift shops; dollar stores; hardware stores; yard sales
    *hours of shopping/browsing online for items and browsing these sites: Artbeads; Ring&Things; FireMountain Gems; Shades of Clay; E Bay; Amazon; The Clay Alley; EpoxyJewelry.com; Polymer Clay Superstore; The Perfect Bead; Etsy; Facebook

    I’ll bet for every comment/supply listed here, there are MANY more dedicated “quiet” followers who also utilize the same supplies, stores, web sites. Cindy, your warmth and enthusiasm; ability to set newcomers at ease; commitment to quality; and absolute dedication to your followers and craft are some of the reasons your tutorials are popular. If I were trying to increase a product’s exposure and improve sales, drawing on these qualities would be an obvious solution. The touring is a nice balance of online technology (convenience) and unique customer care (gathering)…encouraging connections.
    Hopefully sponsors will be engaging in a little friendly competition to take on this unique, community building project! Many people I know are really intrigued, but know very little about polymer when I show them my pieces. Seems like a market just waiting to be tapped. From the exposure of your online tutorials alone, I learned so much about the products above. Three years ago I wouldn’t have known how to use about 90% of the supplies listed (or even what they were) . People are naturally drawn to your relaxed, sincere teaching style Cindy – with that we become inspired with the info we receive and want also to create our own projects. Especially in these difficult times, it’s hard to justify buying ongoing supplies without a clear understanding of how to use them in many different ways.

    Who knows maybe “down the road” a fleet of Lietz trailers, connecting and introducing folks from all over to clay? I could definitely see you with your own segment somewhere on tv too. Right now, only a few days after your petition you have 90 + positive comments – that says a lot about your determination and focus. Good luck to the whole Lietz family in your adventure, and most importantly travel safely!! Danette

  109. Cindy Lietz, 03 July, 2012

    Yeah it’s great to see someone from BC finally putting up their hand! Thank you for your beautiful and detailed comment DJ!

  110. Rachelle W, 01 July, 2012

    From Augusta, GA! Decided to limit my list to stuff I’ve bought on Saturday mornings after watching your video Friday night. Hows this for a short list:
    Premo Clay, too many to count
    Ranger Inks
    Protect your memories 2
    Makins professional extruder
    PearlEx Powders
    Amaco Bead roller
    metal leaf
    buffing wheels for drill
    rock tumbler
    chasing hammer and anvil
    Rubber stamps, too many to count
    cookie & fondant cutters
    two part mold
    Holtz foil tape
    Bezels, too many to count
    paper punches, over a dozen

    Good Luck on your venture!

  111. Dorothy H, 01 July, 2012

    WOW Go Cindy… I just found this in my email and am blown away… I definitely buy products because of your show and thought I had everything I could ever use for clay… but now because all of these lists… I see I will have to keep shopping… I will get my list together and figure out how to send it as well as gather a few bucks to send you as a donation too… what fun… love your enthusiasm.

    I’m from Lake Co CA

  112. Kerri C., 01 July, 2012

    I copied this list from Rebecca Chisenhall because I just bought the bigkick (for my birthday) and her list looks like everything I have. I didn’t realize I had so much stuff until I was reading the lists and thought oh I have all that too. My location is Lindon Utah. So if you want to go to Zions National Park or Grand Canyons we could meet along the way :)

    At Michaels just recently, I bought the Sizzix Big Kick (major investment), texture sheets, die cutters metal embossers.
    Wilton Fondant Tools and Cookie Cutters (that big set).
    Amaco Clay Machine.
    Amaco Polymer Clay Oven.
    Sculpey style & detail tools.
    Sculpey Style Tools.
    Amaco bead roller.
    Amaco bead rack.
    Individual paint pots for mixing paints.
    Dremel drill with felt buffing wheel and drill bits.
    Micromesh sanding pads.
    Makins Ultimate Extruder.
    Pearl-ex powders.
    Gold, silver and variegated leaf.
    Lisa Pavelka’s UV resin.
    LIsa Pavelka’s Texture Plates.
    Lisa Pavelka’s Foils.
    Adirondack inks, several sets.
    Jacquard Lumiere Paints.
    Chasing hammer.
    Texture sheets, including Sculpey’s.
    Assorted cookie cutters.
    Linoleum cutters.
    Rubber stamps.
    Molds from assorted folks on Etsy.
    Storage boxes.
    Storage cabinets with wheels and drawers.
    Dedicated food processor.
    Wire from JustWire on Etsy.
    Findings, wire, beads, etc. mostly from Michaels and Hobby Lobby.
    Wire-working tools (cutter, round pliers, plastic-jawed pliers, crimp tool, nylon hammer, etc).
    Acrylic roller.
    Porcelain and marble tiles for forming and baking.
    Premo clay.
    Kato clay.
    Pardo clay.
    Aluminum sheeting.
    Copper wire from Home Depot.
    Wet/dry sandpaper.
    Stringing supplies (rubber cord, voile/cord, metal chain).
    Wig Jig tools.
    Assorted books via Amazon and Hobby Lobby.
    X-Acto Knife.
    Gum Arabic.
    Preserve Your Memories Spray.
    Many Many beads
    Different variety of stamps
    Leather cording

    Looking forward to see what you do on your trips


  113. Elaine Faulks, 02 July, 2012

    Wow Kerri C,
    Just looked at your list and realized I have most of what you have purchased except for a pair of nylon coated pliers (I use electical tape to cover an old pair) but it is on my wish-list. The other item I want is some aluminum sheeting. (Just ordered some copper sheeting) Well my new Cuttlebug is hungry Third and last is PYMII but it’s on order……surface mail so could take some time……………………

    ……………… Just completed my 7th kumihimo cord. I got the round and the square one and
    love making them. You are so right CINDY it is addictive.

    Now on .order, a wooden draw-plate. Hoping CINDY will have the time to do a Viking knit tute some time before she hits the road…………What is it with this CINDY GAL? You think, nah, I’m not going to do that (when you see her latest TUTe) then hey presto, you are ordering all the stuff.
    Now off to stock the freezer after having a “clear your freezer week” ……….cheers xx………

  114. Mary H, 02 July, 2012

    Your road trip is a GREAT IDEA and you have a lot of great tips.

    I saw that you wanted sponsors and mentioned Michaels to come and teach. Michaels has certified bead instructors that teach in the stores. Personally, I love your instructions, but teaching clay at the store would cut in to our instructor efforts to teach clay classes. Like you, we make our living teaching beading classes and we are looking forward to teaching clay at the stores in the near future. If you taught at the store that would ruin it for us to teach it.

  115. Cindy Lietz, 02 July, 2012

    Mary I wouldn’t worry about me ruining your teaching opportunities at Michaels. If we did partner up with them in some way, my demos and tours around some of the stores would only bring a positive awareness to polymer clay, not take away your ability to teach classes there. The more people that can share their love of polymer clay to others, the better for everyone!

  116. Fran R, 02 July, 2012

    Mary H – A guest artist can attract a lot of people to your store. Many of those people may not even have known about the classes your instructors are teaching. They may become very interested in signing up for those classes once Cindy has left. Many times, once you see someone doing an actual demonstration of their craft, it will spark an interest in learning more about it.

  117. Angela M, 02 July, 2012


    Cindy’s visit to a store would probably be a one time thing so it really can’t cut other instructors out. I agree that it can only serve as excellent pr for any store that hosts PCT and excellent pr translates to dollars earned. Sounds like an opportunity to me :)

    Angela M.

  118. Anna Sabina, 03 July, 2012

    Mary, Not all Michaels have bead instructors, I have never been to a Michael’s that has a bead instructor. Most classes at the Michael’s in my area have been Wilton Cake decorating classes. I have NEVER been to one that has an instructor for Polymer Clay. I approached Michael’s about a a Polymer Clay class and they declined. Having Cindy come to Michael’s would be great opportunity!!

  119. Rebecca Chisenhall, 05 July, 2012

    I don’t think the MIchaels in my area teach any polymer clay, either. A visit by Cindy could get more interest up!

  120. Freda K, 02 July, 2012

    Road trip is a great idea. We did a lot of that when the kids were little, first in a pop-up camper then a truck camper, then a very small motor home and when the grandkids came along they went with us in the 32′ motor home.
    I’m not going to list all my supplies because if you’ve used it in a tutorial I have it except a big-kick which my daughter has. I have a lot more than you’ve used in tutorials also. I shop at JoAnn’s, Michael’s, Hobby Lobby and Pat Catan’s, whose stores are in Ohio, Pennsylvania and one in Michigan.
    We live in Wadsworth Ohio near Akron, Cleveland and Marie Schwab’s Canton.

  121. Patricia Rasmuson, 02 July, 2012

    OMG!!! You guys are going to have so much fun traveling the USA. You have room for a few more of us, right? ;-)

    I live in Conroe, TX that’s just a hop, skip and a jump north of Houston. If your ever in this area, I would love to meet you guys in person.

    Where I buy supplies:

    Michael’s (I’m in Michael’s so much I should be part owner by now)
    Hobby Lobby
    Home Depot
    Fire Mountain Gems
    Rings & Things
    Epoxy Jewelry
    Blue Moon Scrapbooking
    Oh yeah almost forgot, I get a lot of it off eBay. My husband thinks I’m a eBay shopaholic! :) If he only knew!!!

    Now for the supplies:

    Sculpey bake & bond
    Americana acrylic paint, paint brushes & paint palette
    Sculpey transluscent liquid
    Tim Holtz Adirondack inks and blending solution
    Lisa Pavelka magic gloss
    Sculpey clay softener
    Sculpey gloss glaze
    Embossing power
    Gum paste flower cutter set & impression mats
    Wilton styling tools
    BigKick machine
    Sizzix dies
    Sizzix decoemboss dies
    PearlEx powders
    UV lamp
    Tons of beads & findings
    Premo & Kato clay
    Makins extruder
    Wire (different gauges) & wire gauge
    Embossing heat tool
    Tons of jewelry tools
    Super slicer blades
    Jump ring maker
    Dremel & accessories
    Copper & metal sheeting
    Baby wipes
    Rubber stamps
    Plano tackle Box
    Future floor wax
    Glad cling wrap
    Weld Bond
    PYM II
    Golden acrylic glazing liquid (gloss)
    Rubbing alcohol
    Sand paper, sanding swabs, polishing paper and micro mesh disc
    Drill & drill bits
    Henrietta’s gum Arabic beading glue
    Tool magic
    Silverleaf leaf sheets & craft foils
    Amaco pasta machine
    Storage containers
    Clay craft oven
    Dappling punch & block set
    Books and magazines
    Inkjet printer
    Minwax finishing wax
    Liquid polyclay
    Gilder’s paste
    Staz-on ink
    Bead baking rack
    Acrylic rollers
    Simple silicone
    Fire block
    Steel punch block
    Bead board
    Microbead set
    Scotch tape pen
    Wire rounder

    Hope to see you guys soon and have a safe trip!

  122. Heidi WYRICK, 02 July, 2012

    I have not commented for a long while (sad to say). First off, this site has been my number one go to site for three years now!!!!! I have learned more from Cindy then all of the books(about 50) and other tuts I’ve purchased combined and for that I will forever be grateful!!!!! When I first started she had mentioned to save the beginning beads and I fought the urge for three days of throwing them across our driveway, running them over with my car then throwing it in reverse only to smash them again!!!!! Last week I was cleaning out my studio and came across a canning jar with beads inside. I blew off the dust and opened the jar (from 3 years ago) and I was stunned at how far I’ve come from the odd shaped, muddy colored starter beads!!!! I showed my hubby planning then to throw them out and he said “why on earth would you throw them out? You should treasure them because without those beads you would not be a polymer clay artist today!!!”. Wow, I never really thought of it that way!! As for my list of supplies, I started with a hand cracked pasta machine, three blocks of kato clay and one blade. Now I have three hand crank and one electric pasta machine, three big cupboards of Premo clay, liquid clay, every Sculpey tool made, every shape cutter Cindy told us about, drawers of stamps and texture plates, the Wilton’s tools and cutters, almost every pad of paper from the recent tags tut plus the ribbon, boxes to store them and embellishments, paints, inks, metal leaf sheets, stamping pads, dedicated oven with thermometer, resins, curing oven, glazes, glitters, inclusions, dremel, electric sander/buffer, heat gun, all of the specialty sanding squares, Jewelry findings, beads, lots of wire, well I guess you name it I’ve got it!!!! Lol. I went from the end of our dinning room table to a studio in our basement and I have loved and been tortured with each step of my growth. I now love and appreciate challenging myself, stepping out of my comfort zone has been difficult but the vast spectrum of Cindy’s tutorials makes that a lot easier!!!! I always feel like I have an encouraging cheerleader with me every step of the way!!!!!!! From the bottom of my heart…….Thank you so very much!!!!!!!!

  123. Cindy Lietz, 02 July, 2012

    Oh Heidi I LOVE your story! It is so cool that you have grown so much during your polymer clay journey so far. Just imagine where you will go from here! I agree with your husband, don’t you dare throw out those beginner beads… How else are you going to know how truly far you have come?

    BTW, you forgot to tell us where you want us to visit… I would love to meet you in person!

  124. Michelle Adams, 02 July, 2012

    As a result of being a member of Cindy Lietz pct site I purchase a lot of tools and materials for my polymer clay jewelry and artwork creations. I purchase most of my materials at Michael’s but, also shop at Hobby Lobby, AC Moore, Fire Mountain Gems, Ebay, Amazon and other online stores to buy a variety of items.

    The products that I have purchased as a result of pct are…

    Wilton Gum Paste Flower Cutter Set
    Wilton Flower Impression Set
    Amaco Clay Machine
    Sculpey style & detail tools
    Amaco bead roller
    Amaco bead rack
    Individual paint pots for mixing paints
    Future floor wax
    Wallnut Hollow Clay Extruder
    UV resin
    UV lamp
    Adirondack inks
    Texture sheets
    Assorted cookie cutters
    Rubber stamps
    Wet/dry sandpaper
    Various types of stringing materials
    Preserve Your Memories II Spray
    Heat tool
    Gold, silver and bronze leafing
    Embossing powders
    Flocking powders
    Sculpey bake and bond
    Various types of blades
    Kumihimo brading disk
    Jewelry display boards

    Would love to see you come to upsate N.Y. I’m in the Albany NY area.

  125. Angela M, 02 July, 2012

    Cindy, Doug, Willow and Fisher,

    Hurst Texas here. That’s right next to Fort Worth, in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex in the great state of Texas :) I sure hope ya’ll make it this far as I would love to coffee, clay and convo with ya’ll :)

    I’m sooo excited about this road trip of yours. It’s been a long-time dream of mine to travel my beautiful USA in an RV/Trailer. I can’t do it because of disability but I would love to live it vicariously through you. Have you considered contacting TLC or Discovery Channels for a reality TV show. You definitely have the personalities for it and an already established fan base. Please don’t go to WE though. Dish Network has dropped them so I wouldn’t be able to watch you through them. I don’t have the option of changing to another either.

    On to products:

    I’ve changed to Premo because of you-I have at least 100 packages (probably more)
    Fimo TLS
    Sculpey glazes, Bake and Bond, Clay Softener and many of their tools-btw you’re right about their Etch n Pearl tools being great
    Pledge Floor Wax with Future Shine-I wish they sold it in the craft store and in smaller containers
    Makins Extruder
    Walnut Hollow Extruder-it’s my fav
    Thin, Wavy and Straight cutting blades and other cutting tools
    Acrylic roller and brayer
    many types of shaped cutters including Kemper tools
    Reynold’s Parchment Paper and Freezer Paper-can’t live without them
    Glad Cling Wrap and Waxed Paper
    Ziplock bags – I use so many of these. In snack, sandwich and quart sizes
    Various knitting and sewing needles
    Marble tiles and glass from 8×10 and 5×7 frames
    Adirondack Inks, Embossing Powders, Glitters, Paints, Waxes, Chalks
    Coiling Tool, Wirework Jig
    Alcohol, Baby Oil, Baby Wipes, Cotton Balls-use tons of this stuff
    Pasta Machine, which I couldn’t live without
    Electronic digital calipers, rulers and various other measuring tools
    Amaco bead rack and bead rollers-these are God-sends for me
    Gold and Silver Leaf
    Wet/Dry Sandpaper, Face Masks, Disposable gloves and Eye Protection
    Dremel Handheld Tool (finally), Tiny Drill bits set and Colletts – next on the list is a Rock Polishing Machine
    A great set in a case with texture wheels, texture and cutting tools and other stuff-may be Makins
    4 Rubber Maid Storage Drawers Sets and a bunch of their shoebox size storage boxes
    Other bead storeage boxes
    A big storage box that’s supposed to be for scapbook sized papers
    Lisa Pavelka cutters and craft foils
    Recollections microbeads
    Pearl Ex Powders
    Paint mixing trays, paint brushes
    Sharpee Pens infine and medium sizes
    Gold and Silver Paint Pens
    Tons of Glass Beads and seed beads
    Many jewelry making tools, findings, wire and other jewelry making necessities
    2 Jewelry Design Boards

    Just about every polymer clay book printed
    subscription to PolymerCafe Magazine
    lots of jewelry making and wirework books

    Membership in PCT-very important :)

    Where I get my supplies:

    Michael’s is my favorite store
    Joanne’s and Hancock’s Fabrics-my 2nd and 3rd
    Hobby Lobby
    Home Depot and Ace Hardware
    Office Depot
    Hancock’s Fabrics


    Polymer Clay Express
    Fire Mountain Gems
    Rings n Things

    I am also a quilter and that’s another whole list. Still my fav stores are Michael’s, Joannes, Hancock’s Fabrics and Hobby Lobby.

    I have other polymer clay stuff but I got tired of listing it so that’s it for now. Hard to believe I have all this LOL. Ya’ll know what I mean!

    I hope I get a chance to meet you and your wonderful family Cindy :)

    Angela M.

  126. Susan Coulis, 03 July, 2012

    Hi Cindy,

    I live in Bradenton, FL and have been working with polymer clay for about a year. Your tutorials are the best out there and because of you I have turned my son’s room in to my craft room. Hopefully he won’t be coming home for a visit soon as his bed and bureau, floor etc is covered in beads and polymer clay supplies. I shop every week at Michaels, JoAnns Fabrics & Crafts and Walmart for supplies including clay, stamps, accent beads, glaze, pearl ex, alcohol inks, findings, wire, Big Kick, cutting tools and more. Don’t know if you will make it this far south, but would love it if you did. I’ve even written a story called The Lost Medallions of Ana Maria Cay which originally was a marketing idea for my polymer clay jewelry but became a desire to learn more about the history of the area here called Anna Maria Island. It is the story of Polymra, a Timucuan Indian girl who makes beautiful clay medallions and her adventures in meeting Ponce de Leon and Hernando Desoto! It’s a beautiful place to visit! Good Luck with putting the trip together.


  127. Cindy Lietz, 03 July, 2012

    Susan your story “The Lost Medallions of Ana Maria Cay” sounds really intriguing. Where can we find out more about it?

  128. Susan Coulis, 03 July, 2012


    I am waiting for a certificate from the US Copyright office and will then hopefully have the story printed. As soon as I recieve notice of copyright I will email you a copy. Glad you are getting such a great response for your road trip!

  129. Patt W, 04 July, 2012

    WOW! The listing from everyone is AMAZING. I don’t feel so bad. I am a Polymer Clay Junkie for sure. I live just outside of Tucson Arizona.( about 125 miles south of Phoenix).. I have been doing PC for about 6 years. Premo is my favorite clay, although I do sneak in others ! I have a small 8×10 studio – Cramed packed with everything the the above folks have mentioned. Michael’s is my drug of choice LOL. I shop with coupons in hand, as often as I have money. The things I can’t get at Michaels, I buy on line. Amazon.com, e-bay,Terry Morris, Polymer Clay Express, Jones-Tones, Fusion and Art Beads, Fire Mountain Gems,and quite a few others. I deeply appreciated all that Cindy Lietz has done. Polymer Clay Tutor has been such fun and I have learned soooooo much.

    All of Cindy’s group are wonderful folks, So giving and loving. So compassionate ……… Joining PCT was one of the best things ever. I am here to stay.

    Here’s hoping your Road Trip is a huge success. Cindy, Doug and family have worked so hard to create a life to be proud of. Rving is such fun. We did it , after my DH retired, for about 6 years. Wonderful people we met and such interesting places we went. Hope your memories will be fun-filled and long…………

    Any sponsor would be crazy to NOT back you. Hoping someone sees this and comes forward !

    OOXX’s pattw

  130. Terri W, 04 July, 2012

    It’s great to find a community where I fit! There is definitely a sense of family here and I feel welcome. I’m fairly new to polymer clay and the whole jewelry thing as far as that goes— only a little over year in jewelry making and about 5 months with polymer clay.

    As the case with everyone here, I’m totally and utterly hooked! I believe I’ve spent more money these past five months than I have the whole time since starting this new venture. I’ve got so much potential inventory (if you know what I mean) that needs to make its way to the hearts and hands of others, so I look forward to diving into the business end also.

    Thanks Cindy and Doug for not only sharing your products but sharing your lives. I appreciate the inspiration that you bring to us. Have a safe and blessed tour.

    Okay enough of the mushy stuff, back to business.

    Here the list of items I purchase on a regular:
    Michael’s – Fimo clay, Premo Sculpey clay, blades, sculpting tools, beads, findings
    AC Moore – ditto
    HobbyLobby – Kato Polyclay, Jacquard PearlEx pigments, beads, findings

  131. tantesherry, 04 July, 2012

    Cindy & Co.
    This is So Exciting !!

    dealing w/ virtual keyboard STILL :/
    so I’ll list later @ mom’s

    pls pin me @ Asheville NC
    (Fall here is breath taking)


  132. Cyndi N, 04 July, 2012

    It would be the ultimate if you could come visit us in Saint John New Brunswick!!!! I’m still such a newbie–I could use some intensive help–lol!!!! And to meet you all would be just the best, east meets west!!!

    My goal is to make buttons and beads for sewn and knitted items–I’ve tried a few, but like I said, Im totally new to all this and I need tonnes of tips and practice. Come help me!!!!

    I have purchased a good quantity of Premo clay in every colour you suggested to start with, an Amaco clay machine, various tools by Sculpty and Amaco, all from Michaels here in Saint John. I’ve also bought a Black and Decker toaster oven and glass cutting board from WalMart and a standing storage drawer cabinet just like yours Cindy, like you suggested, from Canadian Tire :)

    What a wonderful adventure you are embarking on—I hope I get to meet you all!!!

    Safe travels,
    Cyndi in SJ

  133. Malena S, 05 July, 2012

    Hi, Cindy,
    I think your road trip idea is great! Unfortunately for me, I live in Argentina, which is WAY out of your way… Still, it will be exciting to read about your progress, and the people you meet.
    Here in Argentina there are not many people who work with polymer clay, and there are very few tools available in shop. They are also so overpriced, that it is far cheaper to buy on the Internet from sellers in the US. Since I have started following your videos, I have bought (either online or through friends who travelled to the US):
    Lots and lots of Premo! polymer clay
    Pearl Ex powders
    FIMO liquid
    Acrilic roller (by FIMO)
    Rigid, flexible and wavy blades by Sculpey
    AMACO baking bead rack
    AMACO bead rollers
    Texture sheets (several different brands)
    Alcohol inks, by Ranger Industries
    Alcohol inks Blending solution
    Alcohol inks blending tool (with extra pads)
    Ranger Ind. Distress ink Pad
    Cardstock Paper pack
    Cookie molds
    Makins Ultimate Extruder
    Style and detail Tools by Sculpey
    Sculpey Mini molds
    Gold and silver leaf
    Many different types of findings (including grommets, barrettes, bezel settings, ear wires, cufflink blanks)
    Several types of wire

    I have also bought several supplies locally, such as FIMO soft clay, pasta machine, convection oven, more molds, findings, crystals and stones.

    Have a great time and a safe trip!


  134. Lavedia Edwards, 05 July, 2012

    Hello Cindy,
    I am responding to have benefited from being a member of your endless effort tthat you put into what you do and love. After getting organized I am now able to sewe everything.
    The following are the items that I have purchased sence becoming a member of your site.

    1. Big Kick paper cutter
    2. Sizzix:tags, scallop Combo #2 cutter
    3. Premo Clay in all colors
    4. Kumihimo Plate: circle and square
    5. Diamond Dust
    6. All the tools that are required to make jewelry findings and connections
    7. TLS
    8. Liquid Polymer Clay
    9. Sculpy Galze
    10. Acrylic Paints, Brushes, and tray
    11. Pearl ExPowders
    12. Pastels Chalk
    13. A number of stamps, molds, and texture plates
    14. Wiltons Gum Past Cutters, Flower Impression Set, and tool set
    15. Argo Corn Starch

    I live in Fayetteville North Carolina and I aslo work for Michaels Craft Store. I am so greatful that you give as much as you do and I am comtinually amazed by your talent. I hope to see you in North Carolina. Talk to soon…….

  135. Cindy Zalme, 06 July, 2012

    Sounds like a great, fun, beneficial idea. Now — with the ages of your children — is the time to do this.

    I don’t yet buy a lot but always catch your e-mails. My limitation is the hours I have to put into work. However, I am an avid Michael’s customers buying jewelry supplies, polymer clay, mixed media and paper crafting supplies.

    I would be so exciting and a great promotion to have you visit Asheville, NC — in fact, be sure not to miss, Asheville — great city!

    Sorry not to be so detailed but I’m a long time customer and if I had time to list my purchases, I’d be more than all day — so don’t have that much time.

  136. Anna Sabina, 07 July, 2012

    When will Cindy and Doug be going on CRAFT WARS. I know you two can win. make that part of your road trip.

  137. Cindy Lietz, 08 July, 2012

    I would love to be a contestant on Craft Wars! It would be so fun and probably pretty scary since you never know what they will throw at you. With Doug’s woodworking/building skills and my mixed media craft skills, I think we could be pretty good contenders. Would make a great tie in to the PcT Roadtrip too. Thanks for your supportive comment Anna!

  138. Dixie Ann, 07 July, 2012

    Cindy, just wanted you to know that thanks to everyone sending in their lists, the spreadsheet sponsor information has almost doubled in size and I am hoping to add about 30 more sponsor names to the list. Thanks to Doug the Hoovers site is a big help in locating a lot of basic information. I will try and spend time on this everyday until completed.

  139. Polymer Clay Tutor Doug Lietz, 07 July, 2012

    THAT’S AWESOME Dixie Ann… THANK YOU VERY MUCH for your support with this task!!! Glad to hear that hoovers site is helping out.

  140. pollyanna, 07 July, 2012

    I was a little intimidated by what all I had accumulated so lets just say I have everything the others have except the die cutters and the propane tank. Hope that helps.

  141. pollyanna, 07 July, 2012

    And I shop at Michaels, JoAnn Fabrics, Amazon, PolymerClay Express, and eebeads.com. And I got that nice resin from Terry.

  142. Debi Singleton, 10 July, 2012

    If I misspell things forgive me! I live in Knox, IN. A little hole in nowhere land. The closest wally world is 34 to 40 miles in either direction. I am 75 miles southeast of Chicago. I usually talk one of my girls into taking me to the nearest shopping are for Michaels and Joanna fabrics, and hobby lobby. Which is Merrillville or Valporaiso, IN. Thankfully I have a big house and I have a room all for my crafts. I call it my shop, after I did an inventory I was shocked! The suppliers have NO excuse for not sponsoring you, Cindy and Doug! They are getting rich from PCT members!! I make polymer clay beads for jewelry. I also do Sculptures of mermaids, dragons and dolls. I will have to send some pics to explain! Hope to see you guys!

    Here goes:

    Toho beads
    Wilton Cake flower makers, and rubber templates
    Pliers, bail makers side cuts
    Beads, Crystals
    Premo sculpey
    Sculpey clays
    Lisa Pavelka findings, glazes and resin
    Testure sheets
    waterslide decals
    Speedball roller
    Cookie cutters
    Makins clay extruder
    Walnut clay extruder
    Makins alphabet shapes
    Scrapbooking papers
    Fiskers Templates
    E6000 glue
    Super glues
    Weldbond glue
    Hypo cement
    Paint Brushes
    Sculpey bake n play mat
    Earring cards
    Necklace, Ring, Bracelet Displays
    Sizzex die cuts
    Sterling plated chains
    Stylis, several sizes
    Bake n Bond
    Fimo liquid
    Craftstore bead trays
    clear jar containers (beads)
    Diamond Dust
    Diamond glitters
    glitter packs
    Craft paint
    Acrylic paints
    Amoco moldmaker
    Amoco bead rollers 4 sets
    Amoco bead baker

    Hobby Lobby:
    Premo clay
    Puppen Fimo doll
    Sculpey translucent
    Clay shapers Lrg and small
    Beading needles
    Leather cord
    wax cord
    Paint shapers
    Ott lights
    Sizzix texture Boutique
    Sizzix die cutters
    Sizzix big kick
    template sheets
    Beading books
    Clay tools
    Glitter packs
    Pasta machine
    Easymold, silicone putty
    Suze weinberg melting pot
    Ranger inks
    Polymer clay blades
    Card stock papers
    holeless beads
    Sculpey glaze
    triple thick glaze
    Perfect pearls
    3 sets of Pearlex powders
    Arnold grummers flakes
    Inkabilities (rainbow and metalics)
    Fabrics for doll costumes
    Ink pads
    Scrapbooking stamps
    Dowel rods
    Copper tubes
    Hole punches
    Crochet thread
    Mod Podge
    Embossing Powders
    Embossing heat gun
    Beading Magazines
    How to books for jewelry
    Copper Sheets
    Aileens sealer glue and paper glazes

    Copper Wire
    Stainless Steel Wire
    Ceramic tiles
    Peg Board
    Plastic tackle boxes (bead Storage)
    Sand Paper

    Micro Mesh Sanding pads (4 sets)

    Rolling storage units
    Sterlite containers
    Beading wire
    Seed beads
    Craft Wire (armatures)
    Multiple drawer storage containers
    Dremal drill bits and accessories
    Alcohol wipes
    Baby wipes
    Rit dyes
    Peg board hooks
    Pop-up canapy (craft shows)
    Foldable tables
    Bathroom shelves (tool holders)
    Metal closet shelving
    Wire less hub (internet access)
    Car wax
    Cool pix camera

    Polymer Clay Express:
    Sculpey clays
    Sculpey frost
    1 lb clay packs (Femo, Sculpey)
    Clay Blades
    Ranger Inks, dyes
    Pearl Ex large bottles

    Swarovski crystals
    Sterling wire
    Sterling filled wire

    Barns and Noble Bookstore:
    Several how to books (jewelry)
    Beading and beyond
    Doll Reader
    Anatomy books
    Bead Star
    Step by Step wire Jewelry
    Easy Wire
    Art Jewelry
    Metal clay jewelry
    Polymer Clay books

    Several how to books
    Polymer clay intructional books
    Beading books

    Patricia Rose Fantasy doll Dvds

    Best Buy:
    Laptop (access PCT, how to blogs, Youtube instructional videos etc.)

    Moore ez Moore online store:
    Mohair for doll wigs
    several items for doll creation

    Several E-bay stores:

  143. Sue and Danny O’Mullan, 11 July, 2012

    Hi Cindy and Doug and family! We are from Chalfont, PA (north of Philadelphia). We live in Bucks County PA. The area is truly full of history and would be so educational for your kids to see! Covered bridges, Valley Forge, Liberty Bell, Washington’s Crossing, Peddler’s Village, LaHaska… just to name a few. I love polymer clay as it is a great medium for stress. I would love to join a Polymer Clay Guild, but haven’t. If you do come to our area, I can promise you a driveway and electrical hookup, a peaceful neighborhood for relaxation, and a swimming pool for your entire family to enjoy.

    I can also promise an assembly for your kids that I used to give to schools: Everyone is just a person. It basically shows that people are alike – even if they have a disability. It would help your kids to learn about autism – the disability that was 1 in 10,000 (15 years ago) and now 1 in 100. My son, who is autistic, is my best teacher. I live, eat breathe to understand him and how he thinks. I work 24/7 as his caretaker and am thankful for your video’s every Friday. Months may go by and I might not be able to watch or even think for more than 2 seconds, but, when my hands (and that of my son) start touching the clay, we can’t stop – it is so addictively relaxing.

    My table is full of clay: table to the right: pieces that need clear coated, table to the left: pieces that need to be baked, big coffee table in front: pieces that are baked and being worked on for coating: inked, covered pearl ex, painted, wired, pendants/earrings – we simply can’t stop…. One of our suppliers that I use is on ebay and the sellers name is superiorgems This is where I buy our big stones from and make our “dragon creatures” that are carrying their treasure.

    Cindy I wish you so much fun with your family. Being a caretaker is demanding, I can think of nothing else, but I try to enjoy bits and pieces when I can. I hope you choose somewhere near Philadelphia, or in New Jersey, If anything, I would love to just drive anywhere to give you a big huge hug! You have pretty much saved my dignity on some days where I thought I couldn’t do anymore…. Thank you.

    Sue and Danny xox

  144. Cindy Lietz, 12 July, 2012

    Oh my gosh Sue, you are so sweet! I would love to introduce you and Danny to my family and give you a great big hug. Thank you so much for your kind words and your offer to park in your driveway. Hopefully one day soon, we will be able to take you up on that!

  145. Maria, 11 July, 2012

    Hi Cindy and Doug!
    I hope you can make your way to the San Francisco Bay Area. I really look forward to meeting you and your family. I believe I’ve been one of your fans since you started the Polymer Clay tutor.

    I shop at various places including Michaels and Joannes. But I also have some other area I wish to tell everyone about:

    OttoFrei in San Francisco for fine silver wire and tools

    The Hobby Co in San Francisco – a wonderful independent kid’s, crafter’s and hobbyist’s paradise where I’ve been purchasing some of my Premo and all of my Sculpey clays. additionally their bead room has findings not available at Michaels or Joannes, plus wonderful chain and cord.

    Kragen Auto Parts for sandpaper and sponges to use for sanding

    Polymer Clay express for premo clay

    Dick Blick’s Art store in San Francisco for Premo clay incl the 1lb sizes

    Sizzix Big Kick from Michaels

    Plus a whole lot more I can’t think of right now but will remember after I finish this post!

    Ace Hardware for my dremel and its accessories

    Polymer Cafe Magazine
    Multiple, multiple polymer clay books and jewelry making books purchased at the now defunct Borders bookstore

    The Cake Lady – another wonderful independent store that is a pastry chef’s dream! As gum paste uses the same tools as clay, there is a lot for me to purchase there, including texture plates, cookie cutters, shapers.

    Makings Clay extruder purchased online.

    Jewelry Tumbler purchased online

    Organizer plastic drawers from Joannes

  146. Gail Mulder, 12 July, 2012

    I’m sorry for the delayed action – I’ve been away.

    Don’t know if I’ve ever put in writing how much I appreciate your amazing tutorials, talent, and forever sharing of your gifts. I look forward to Friday’s just to see what beautiful trinkets of creations you have in store to share with us. I usually wake up early, once a week– anxious to watch your tutorials. Working with jewelry, especially polymer, is my saving grace, my therapy…and my passion. I wear what I make daily, and always, always, ALWAYS get compliments. So I thank you, from the bottom of this lil’ ol’ heart, for your hard work, devotion, and endless gifts…and for sharing, quite inexpensively I might add, from the heart.

    I live in Alexandria VA….8 miles south of Washington DC so if you travel this way – please, please, please let me know. I’d feel as if I’d be meeting a celebrity!

    My supply list goes on and on – so I’m nabbing lists of your talented followers and tweaking. I have to say the more I think about it, the longer my list gets. I also purchase many, many of the items you suggest.

    Sculpey’s pasta machines (I’ve gone through several of them)
    Clay extruder
    Clay blades
    Texture sheets
    Clay oven
    Beading baking tray
    glass beads
    craft boxes
    photo boxes
    ring mandrel
    bead spacers
    leather string
    craft wire
    silver/copper, gold wire
    crimp beads
    sharpie markers
    Adirondack Alcohol Inks
    Alcohol Ink diluter
    PearlEx Mica Powder
    Premo by Sculpey clay
    Sculpey Translucent Liquid Clay
    Sculpey Bake & Bond
    Sculpey Style & Detail Tools
    Sculpey Pearl & Etch tools
    Sculpey super slicer
    Wilton’s Lilly Cutter and form kit
    Wilton’s Cake Decorating kit: flowers
    Wilton’s shaping foam
    Tim Holtz Adirondack Alcohol Inks
    Vintaj Brass wires & findings
    Minwax paste wax
    Pledge with Future Shine floor wax
    NuPastel pastel chalks
    Fine Grit Sandpapers
    scrap booking stamps
    metal leaf foil
    scrap booking paper
    paint brushes
    sponge brushes
    Prisma color pencils
    acrylic paint
    And if you’re reading this far -, I chew Haribo Gummi Bears (I usually grab from Michael’s) for inspiration.

    I’m going to stop now, but I’m off to purchase that Sculpey Super Slicer.
    Happy and safe traveling Cindy, Doug, Willow, and Fisher!

  147. Dorothy H, 17 September, 2012

    I live in the southeastern part of Minnesota, about an hour south of the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul. I live north of Rochester about 45 minutes.
    The Twin Cities have Michaels stores and Rochester has Michaels and Hobby Lobby.
    I would just love to see you first hand!!


  148. Karen R, 15 December, 2012

    @Dorothy – you live sort of in my old neck-of-the-woods! I grew up in north central Iowa, but Austin, MN was a half hour north of us and where my grandparents lived so we all spent a lot of time there. I fondly remember lots of shopping trips to Rochester. :-) My mom still shops there all the time. Lovely area.

  149. Tantesherry, 22 September, 2012

    OK here we go-

    Products bought at MICHAELS as a direct result of our fearless leader’s PCT videos:

    Makins (green) extruder
    Walnut Hollow extruder
    Polytools Bead Baking Rack (2)
    Wilton Flower kit
    Wilton Sweet Pea cutter set
    Wilton impression pad set
    Sculpy Work/Bake mat
    Sculpy TLC
    Sculpy gloss glaze
    Sculpy satin glaze
    Sculpy Bake & Bond
    Sculpy Style & Detail tool set
    Sculpy Etch & Pearl tool set
    Sculpy Super Slicer blades
    Sculpy clay molds
    Sculpy texture sheets
    Lisa Pavelka texture sheets
    individual empty paint pots
    Paint brushes
    acrylic paint
    oil paint
    Golden acrylic glazing liquid gloss & satin
    Weldbond Glue
    metal leaf – gold copper silver
    Premo’s small shape cutter set
    3 pc sets of oval, square,rectangle cutters (near Wilton items)
    Prisma Color Pencils
    Adirondack Inks
    Pastel Chalks set
    Perfect Pearls powder
    Pearl Ex powder
    Embossing Heat Gun
    Embossing powder
    Stampedous clear liquid (dobber style bottle)
    Rubber stamps
    Irridesent Snow
    Diamond Dust
    Silicon mold maker
    Rat tail cords
    Embrodry Floss
    Beading Wire
    Felt for buffing
    Knitting needles
    Bead Board
    Glass accent beads
    Copper wire
    Silver colored wire
    Jewelry Tools
    Jewelry Findings
    Burr Cupping tool
    Fimo translucent clay
    Premo clays

    At ARTWAY online:

    DREAM Machine w/ motor
    Mirco Mesh Pads
    extra piercing pins
    One pound blocks of Premo clay

    Hardware,office supply,goodwill, online and grocery stores: (and hubby’s tool shed ;)

    3M wet/dry sandpaper
    lots of different types of wire
    Plano Storage boxes
    Finger Cots
    rubbing alcohol
    copper and metal sheeting
    A pair of those metel sheet cutting pliers
    Dremel tool
    Dremel Flex shaft
    Dremel holding stand
    Craftsman double decker rolling Tool Box (b-day gift from DH)
    3-ring binders
    plastic sheet protectors
    ex-large glass cutting board (about18 x 24)
    Hornady Vibrating tumbler (if I had it to do over I’d get the other type – oh well)
    OTT light
    Kumihimo Disk

    WOW – I need some chocolate now ;)

    BTW I messed up in reguard to pinning my location on your map…. It should be Arden NC not Asheville NC—- they are pretty close to each other BUT every time I go to Asheville by myself I get Lost or turned around…. The Michaels in Arden is SO VERY EZ TO FIND

  150. Dixie Ann, 22 September, 2012

    That dear girl is quite a list. You sure have mine beat all to heck. Don’t you just love the dream machine. Lucky you, you have a motor to go with. I see you have both the Makins Extruder and the Walnut Hollow. Is there a difference between the two? Which one do you like the best? I almost bought the Walnut Hollow but already had the Makins.

  151. Tantesherry, 22 September, 2012

    hi Dixie
    Way back when the DREAM Machine and motor were still in the proto type stage Wilma and her husband Rob at ARTWAY had a very good special deal if you bought both at the same time – can’t remember all the details…

    But I do remember saving every cent I made at our local art & farmers market
    That was alot of 75 cent beads ;)
    Back then I was building K-canes and covering things like eggs, tins, letter openers, lighter covers ect … So I was left with quite a bit of colorful scraps that I turned into mirrow beads
    The part of this story that I like best is how it kind of paid for its self

    as far as the extruders go — I had just broken my 1st Makins and while at Michaels one day I noticed the new WH type & still being miffed at Makins I went w/ the WH….they are pretty much the same except the Makins type give a longer ‘rope’ of clay…..so I’d say I like the makins best

    It sure would be a huge blessing if all of our list helped Cindy & Doug
    get some sponsers

  152. Dixie Ann, 23 September, 2012

    Sherry thanks for all the great info. Rob and Wilma are sure nice folks and make a great product. Now I know why I hesitated and did not buy the WH Extruder. ;)

  153. Tantesherry, 23 September, 2012

    totally nice
    I would LUV to visit their store … for DAYS ;)

  154. Elaine Faulks, 23 September, 2012

    Hi Sherry,

    My Makins got cross threaded so I got a W/H extruder. My DH managed to get it working again but my little dog goes crazy when I use it because it squeeks.

    The rubber sleeve came off the W/H and got thrown away by mistake!! So now I am looking for something to cushion the handle with.

    Will probably wind string around it unless you have any ideas??? A dream machine plus motor is on my wish list but will have to sell a heap more before I can get them……cheers xx…

  155. Tantesherry, 23 September, 2012

    that’s funny :) I’d forgotten the squeaking

    my WH sleeve came off too – so I tossed it

    like your string idea – maybe you could get some of that brush on liquid latex to make it more comfy

    for either extruder I have a small vise (2 to 3 pounds) that DH bolted to a piece of scrap wood
    works like a charm too

    It also holds my dremel since he gave me a flex shaft for Christmas one year

    btw tomorrow is our 29th anniversary :)

  156. Natalie Herbin, 23 September, 2012

    Hi Elaine
    I also use the WH extruder bad I love it
    …..my rubber on the barrel is getting twisted….. I thinking of adding a piece of fo rubber pipe insulation —My hubby said it would probably need a 1/2 diameter piece …. It’s what you wrap your pipes with to prevent lose of l
    Heat….it should work for you …. Al around an see of any of our fiends have about a 4 -5 inch piece ( you canes sure the barrow to get the right size….let me know how it works out
    Natalie Herbin aka Safti’s from saftis creations

  157. Cindy Lietz, 30 September, 2012

    Congrats Tanetesherry on your 29th Anniversary! Like you already know our 25th was just a few days ago. There is something so sweet and comforting about being with someone you love for so long. Here’s to many more happy years!

  158. Cindy Lietz, 30 September, 2012

    AWESOME JOB Sherry! Thank you so much for going to the effort of posting this in credibly detailed inventory. It is very insightful and helps an enormous amount when we have real product info like this we can share with potential sponsors.

    TO EVERYONE: This is an ongoing open thread where you can continue to add your lists and locations. Don’t be afraid to add your voice, even though this is an older thread. That goes for any of the posts. New information added to old posts makes the post more relevant and will show up better on searches. SO please feel free to add to any post at any time!

  159. Dixie Ann, 23 September, 2012

    Congratulations Sherry on 29 yrs. Hope you all have another happy 29, now go out and do something nice for yourselves. You deserve it!

  160. Marion Rayner, 28 September, 2012

    Thanks for video of Karonkay and Dave. How fantastic to have a ‘hands-on-husband’ like that, I’ll have to talk to Alan, see if I can encourage him!


  161. Rhonda D, 15 November, 2012

    Cindy – If you ever make it to the Memphis area, let me know I would love to meet you and your family in person!!

  162. Karen R, 15 December, 2012

    I would love it if you came to the Iowa City, IA area in 2013! We are lucky to have both a Michaels here and a Hobby Lobby. Lol, I think I personally keep both of these places up and running! I purchase beads and tools alot because I make jewelry, but also have purchased a lot from them because clay is my new medium. They have helped me get up and running. You name it, I’ve purchased it! Stamps for textures, all the clay tools (pasta machines, slicers, clays, cutters, molds, etc), beads, barrette blanks, resin, bezels, string, wire, cord, display props, bead containers and storage, glues, glitters, resin dyes, books…. Wowza, I buy a LOT!

    Would love it if you came! My fiance and I are getting married on June 15, though, so if you come around this area try to make it before that or a few weeks after. Would hate to miss you!!

  163. Kim H, 27 March, 2013

    Cindy – You have great niche as a teacher (plus you are just adorable in the videos). Adding the travel in the summer is great to spread the word. The magazine companies are always looking for articles so you may think about writing from time to time. Iris Wiess from Polyform also mentioned that they will pay for promoting the items they have (you may know about the new tools coming out) and you have a great following. I sort of think of you and Cynthia (PCD) as the Oprah’s of polymer clay. You mention it and we buy it!

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