Polymer Clay Color Recipes | Blue Spruce Palette (Premo Sculpey)

Blue Spruce Polymer Clay Color Palette

1B: Blue Spruce
2B:Silver Lining
3B: Mist

The colors that remind me most of Winter are the cool icy Blues of the Blue Spruce Tree. So that is the theme for the next B-Series color palette, as you can see in today’s photo. These shades are perfect for working into your polymer clay projects over the next few wintery months.

… unless of course you live in Australia, or South Africa, or South America, where it’s currently summer time.

I have just found out about beading clay and find it interesting and I enjoy the videos and color recipes that you send out. They are informative and I am learning from them. Looking forward to working with it more throughout the winter months. Thanks. ~Delphina-O

I only just started making jewelry over the winter… and  discovered polymer clay when I was having trouble finding “just the right bead” for my projects. I dove right into the clay and love working with it. It is a craft that I can also share with my daughter and son. They enjoy helping make beads and also small decorative objects. So far I have made the beads for some family and friends. Have had friends request me to make things for them to purchase, but I think I still have a way to go before I would be comfortable charging for them. Maybe one day I can at least pay for my hobby that way. ~Cathy-M

I look forward to spending my winter craft time here in Alaska, learning from you! Thanks for all your hard work! ~Susan-M

The recipes for each of the following 4 winter colors will be released during the month of December in Volume-019 [B-series]. Everyone who is subscribed to my Polymer Clay Guest List will be able to download them for free. They will be emailed to you one per week on Friday Mornings throughout the month of December:


  • Blue Spruce (Recipe 019-1B)
  • Silver Lining (Recipe 019-2B)
  • Mist (Recipe 019-3B)
  • Moonlight (Recipe 019-4B)


Blue Spruce is the dusky Blue-Gray of the deeper more mature needles on the tree. Silver Lining is the mid toned Silver-Blue of the newer needles in the foreground of the photo above. Mist is the Soft Blue at the very tips of the needles. And Moonlight is the Creamy White of the Moon on the path… you’ll have to use your imagination for this one!


The recipe names listed above are from the Volume-019 B-Series. They are free for everyone who is subscribed to my Polymer Clay Guest List. If you want to see the Volume-019 A-Series Color Palette that will be released in Dec for paid library members, then click on the following link: Polymer Clay Color Recipes | Coleus Leaf Palette

If you would like more information about the Members Library, here are some direct links:


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  1. Maureen G, 28 November, 2009

    Beautiful colors Cindy! Can’t wait! I love winter whites and blues.

  2. Denise Hanson, 30 November, 2009

    Hey Cindy,

    Can you tell me how designers are getting the perfect look of a formed round bead? I have the tri bead roller, but I have not figured it out yet. I am rolling beads by hand and they are not coming out all the same size. Also, the translucent color seems to turn brown during curing. I had read an article on premo frost is this used to get the best look of flower petal beads?

    Thanks for your help!

    Denise Hanson

  3. Cindy Lietz, 30 November, 2009

    Hi Denise – Good to hear from you! Those topics you are asking about have been discussed in other articles here at the blog and in the comments sections which follow the articles. You will find lots of information to read up on by using the search box with keywords such as:

    * round beads
    * bead roller
    * tri bead roller
    * transluscent
    * brown transluscent
    * premo frost
    * flower petal beads
    * etc.

    If you don’t find exact answers to your questions, then please do post questions in the comment sections below articles that match the topic you are asking about.

    Hope this helps.

  4. Terianne Wood, 01 December, 2009

    I saw one day how to get to the back-issue bonus recipes but I cannot find them anymore, or perhaps I am not entitled to see them and I only thought I saw a previous bonus recipe.

  5. Cindy Lietz, 01 December, 2009

    Hi Terianne,

    Currently there are no back issues posted, for the B-Series Color Recipes. I will be making them available at some point, but I’ve just not yet had the time to get it done.

    So at this time, the only way to collect the B-Series Color recipes is to download them from the weekly newsletter emails which get sent out on Friday mornings. Each newsletter contains two B-Series color recipes. They are free for everyone who is subscribed to my Guest List (See link by my name).

  6. Laurel, 09 December, 2009

    Once again you have blown me away Cindy. These colors are amazing!! Prettiest ones yet I think.

  7. Danette (DJ), 14 December, 2009

    I’m really enjoying the videos and the blog, feel like I’ve signed up for a bit of info and instead have received a wealth of knowledge in return. With the ideas generated by the members (such a supportive bunch); of course everything you’re offering from basic practical tips to beautiful, current techniques – I’m truly inspired and feel so fortunate to have come across your site.

    My husband has been battling ALS for several years now so unfortunately creative projects have been slowly pushed aside. I find it’s become difficult to start anything because of the time needed to invest in and complete projects. Our situation now doesn’t allow a lot of time for that. So, I thought polymer clay, beading and jewelry making might be a good way to create (even if it’s a little at a time). It’s been a great outlet so far, and I haven’t even played with clay yet. I’ve had a bit of experience a few years back and loved it. Recently it’s been supply buying; reading and ideas galore…quickly written down and sketched out on paper so I won’t forget. Soon I’ll be able to try out the things I’ve learned and written down, that’s when the real fun begins and I learn even more from my mistakes!

    I also have a “burning” question for you about fine sandpaper. I’ve checked Home Depot; Canadian Tire and Rona – but in my immediate area, Richmond – they don’t seem to have much beyond 600 grit. If you buy yours locally, could you let me know where you’ve managed to find the higher/finer papers?

    Thanks again for the wonderful teaching tool you’ve created. You share your knowledge in such a professional, yet warm way – the care you take in what you offer your members is highlighted through your sense of detail and attention given to every inquiry. This has been just what I needed, what a great experience! Bye for now,


  8. Cindy Lietz, 14 December, 2009

    @Laurel: So glad to hear you like the Blue Spruce Color Palette.

    @Danette: Wow… such kind words. Thank you so much! Sharing information like this really helps others to decide if becoming a full member might be right for them too. Sorry to hear about your husband’s condition with ALS. I think you made the right choice in choosing polymer clay, beading and jewelry making as your creative outlet because it really is something you can fit in whenever you have a moment, and where ever you may be having to spend your time. I’m anxious to see pictures of your work once you get some pieces finished.

    In regards to finding wet-dry sandpaper over 600 grit, you need to go to stores that sell automotive supplies. So you won’t find it at Home Depot and Rona. But Canadian Tire does carry it if you go to isles where they sell supplies for doing auto body repairs. It won’t be where they sell sandpaper for woodworking, which is probably where you looked. Walmart usually carry it as well… again in the automotive supply area of the store. Alternatively you could go to a specialty automotive shop like Lordco or Napa. They will have it for sure.

  9. carolyn, 26 December, 2009

    Cindy – How can we get the recipe cards for the back B colors? I’ve searched all over and can’t find any active links for the B colors. Since I’m starting at square 1 with you, I thought I’d print out all the cards and start making the little color chips. Is this a good idea? Has it been beneficial to you others? Anyway, if I am going to do this I want to be as complete as possible, so I’m trying to figure out how the locate the Bs.

  10. Maria, 27 December, 2009

    Yes Cindy, I did a major ooops, myself… I tried to “clean up” my e-mails and managed to delete several weeks of the “B” recipes, not realizing that they only come out in the e-mail and are not accessible anywhere else. Is there any way we can get a second chance at these?

  11. Cindy Lietz, 27 December, 2009

    @Carolyn: Nice to see that you were able to get your Gravatar picture uploaded of your self and Don. In regards to the printing out the color recipe cards and adding the little color chips, that is a great idea. But don’t feel you have to start from square 1 with this.

    @Maria: To avoid issues that arise from accidentally deleting emails which can happen to the best of us, I would encourage you to download and print out the recipe cards as soon as they arrive on Fridays… as Carolyn suggested.

    Currently there are no back issue archives posted for the B-Series Color Recipes. I will be making them available at some point, but I’ve just not yet had the time to get it done.

    So at this time, the only way to collect the B-Series Color recipes is to download them from the weekly newsletter emails which get sent out on Friday mornings. Each newsletter contains two B-Series color recipes. They are free for everyone who is subscribed to my Polymer Clay Guest List.

    The A-Series cards for paid members are a different story. They are in fact archived in your personal library account and can be accessed 24/7.

  12. carolyn, 16 February, 2010

    @Cindy Lietz from Polymer Clay Spotlights: It looks to me like the only way to retain the B-Series is to save the weekly newsletters in an email file. They don’t seem to be attached to the Weekly Video Newsletter link – all we get there is the video, not the newsletter. Perhaps that title (in the right column of links) should just say ‘Weekly Video’ since it really isn’t the full ‘newsletter’. I do see at the top of the video page that there is a link to the A series, but not to the B. Maybe if you could start attaching the B series also, then it might not be quite such a task when you want to go back and recover all of them for us loyal members. I kind of think the back Bs should be just a member benefit. Anyway, those are my thoughts. I do realize how busy you are … and how dedicated you are to doing a professional job with all you do … not just a slap-dash one … and this takes times. I just thought I’d throw out a couple ideas from your faithful student.

  13. Cindy Lietz, 16 February, 2010

    Thanks for taking the time to jot down your suggestions, Carolyn. I appreciate hearing them. So much to do, so little time :-0

  14. Phaedrakat, 17 February, 2010

    @carolyn: Hi Carolyn, I was just thinking (uh-oh….) lol. You don’t actually have to save the emails — you can just save the recipes on your computer. If you’re like me and not able to make your color samples right away, you can at least have a nicely organized color recipes “Folder” on your PC that is easy to refer to. If you like, I can explain how I did mine. Just let me know if you do and I’ll explain in detail.

  15. carolyn, 17 February, 2010

    @Phaedrakat: Thanks for the offer. I’ve done a ‘save as’ and set up a file for them in my finder window. This seems to be working for me now.

  16. Phaedrakat, 17 February, 2010

    @carolyn: That’s cool. But I just wanted to say this: if you save the recipe, it doesn’t show what the color looks like. To see what the color is, you’d have to go to the website or email to look at it. What I do, is save the image of the color palette, as well. I put it in the folder with my recipes, making sure all the names start the same way (for example, 019b, for the Vol-019 B series colors.) That way, everything stays together. You can scroll through the folder in thumbnail view, and choose your color from the palettes. Then, the recipe for it is right nearby.

    Sorry, but I had to mention this tip, just in case someone else is like me and hasn’t made their recipes yet. It’s one way to choose a color and find the recipe for it in a computer folder.

  17. Cindy Lietz, 17 February, 2010

    @Phaedrakat: SMARTgirl :-)

  18. Phaedrakat, 18 February, 2010

    Thanks, Cindy! That means alot coming from a “Smarty like you!”

  19. Laurel, 18 February, 2010

    Well, I think Cindy should write a recipe book. There are a lot of polymer clay books out there but no specific recipe books, (that I have seen anyway). And maybe she will give us members a discount when we purchase the book. How about it Cindy? ;)

  20. carolyn, 18 February, 2010

    @Laurel: What a fabulous idea!

  21. Cindy Lietz, 18 February, 2010

    @Laurel & Carolyn: Yes I agree, this is an excellent idea. I’ve had it simmering on the back burner for a while now, along with several others. Problem for me is hours in the day to be able to get everything done that I would like. But I really appreciate hearing your thoughts on this.

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