Polymer Clay Tutor – This Week See More Than Just My Hands Talking

Happy Accidents Polymer Clay Tutorial Video

“So good to meet you in person, Cindy!” ~Lore-C

Today is a little different than most Friday’s around here. If you have not already read the Monday Aug 24 post, you should do that first. It will explain why things have changed for this week. Here is the link: Good News Bad News From The Polymer Clay Tutor

So now that you are up to speed, let me give you a bit of an introduction to the video posted further down on this page. It’s of me speaking in front of the camera about a theme that’s come up several times here at the blog over the last few weeks.

I talk about happy accidents… you know when stuff does not go exactly as planned but still works out in the end.

I love the fact that you don’t let the clay get the best of you! Some of the prettiest things I’ve done were because whatever I was working on wasn’t turning out the way I wanted it to! ~Arlene

Turning a disappointing cane into fabulous beads is a satisfying accomplishment I’m sure. That is the beauty of this fabulous material, nothing is ever wasted. The ugly duckling turns into a beautiful swan. ~Alice

That’s so fantastic to be able to use a mistake and turn it around into something beautiful. ~Cheryl

I have stated before but it bears repeating: What I love about polymer clay is even mistakes usually turn out beautiful. Some of my prettiest beads are from goof ups. LOL. ~Laurel

If you enjoyed this interview style of video, let me know in the comments section down at the bottom of this page.

Here’s What’s Coming up in September
(Volume-016) At the Members Library:

Vol 016-1 Calla Lily Bead: This stunning version of the classic Calla Lily bead is created using slices from the Gerbera Flower Petal Cane and the Flower Center Canes that you learned about in Volume-015. But if you did not get a chance to see the Vol-015 videos, I will also show you how to create this calla Lily bead using solid color clay.

Vol 016-2 Butterfly Wing Pendant: This beautiful and complex looking pendant can be created easily with Studio by Sculpey Clay or the brand of your choice. You will also learn how to add a grommet for strength, into the hole for hanging your pendant.

Vol 016-3 Beaded S-Hook Finding: In this video you will learn how to create a copper wire wrapped S shaped hook accented with one of your polymer clay beads. This makes a wonderful finding for your polymer clay jewelry pieces such as necklaces and bracelets.

Vol 016-4 Dogwood Flower Petal Cane: You will learn how to create a beautiful flower petal cane, in the shape of a Dogwood Blossom, using rich Fall colors. With this petal cane, you will then be able to create a full flower cane if you choose.

I hope you enjoy this new Volume-016! You will get preview videos of each tutorial like always, just before the new video airs each Friday.

Also don’t forget about the great new color recipes palettes that will be available during the month of September:

Vol-016-A Series:
Polymer Clay Color Recipes | Day Lily Coral Palette (Premo Sculpey)

Vol-016-B Series:
Polymer Clay Color Recipes | Lily Bud Palette (Premo Sculpey Clay)

To become a member at the Polymer Clay Library, the cost works out to only $3.32 per month for video based tutoring.

It’s the best value around if you are the type of person that learns best by seeing and listening to actual demonstrations… versus having to read and interpret instructions.

Cindy Lietz SignaturePolymer Clay Tutor

  1. Polyanya, 28 August, 2009

    Oh how nice to see your pretty smiling face Cindy! How you’re enjoying your break!

  2. Ken H., 28 August, 2009

    I do enjoy these interview vids, it’s nice to see the face of our guru every so often. As a performer myself I understand the effort it takes for getting “camera” ready. Hope you enjoyed your vacation.

  3. Josie, 28 August, 2009

    What a great video Cindy, why doesn’t my mistakes look like that?

  4. Laurel, 28 August, 2009

    I really enjoyed this video, both in seeing your friendly face and also the message you sent. Thanks so much for all your help and inspiration Cindy.

  5. Laurel, 28 August, 2009

    Oh yea, and Calla Lily beads? Hurry, hurry, there is still time for me to make and incorporate some of these into the wedding. Time is ticking down though, Oct. 3. At least I got the wedding dress finished. :) I will have to take and show you guys pictures of all my clay projects that helped me pull this wedding together.

  6. Catalina, 28 August, 2009

    Cindy, What a nice friendly smiling face! I hope your vacation is going well.

    Laurel, looking forward to your photos of your clay projects and send some of the dress!

    Ken, What kind of a performer are you? Would we see ya on TV? Maybe we got a celebrity here!!

  7. Ken H., 28 August, 2009

    @ Catalina

    I sing opera, not in the big houses but I do perform. I just completed my 11th season with OperaDelaware in Wilmington Delaware, I had a fairly decent role (not one of the main leads, but still a lot of singing) in their final production last season of The Marriage of Figaro. The beading and making jewelry was “supposed” to be a hobby, to relax from my “real” job and do something creative when I wasn’t singing. But folks liked what I’ve done so far, and have been selling to the people I ride on the train with in the mornings and evenings (no etsy site yet).

  8. lynn watts, 28 August, 2009

    Enjoy your time off. I always wondered when you slept since you are always on top of any problem that arises with any of us on our clay experiments or receiving e-mails,newsletters,etc.,from you. Hope that one day I can be lucky enough to subsribe and get to see all your video’s and have the rest of the color recipes. Again enjoy your time with the hubby and the children, God Bless. Lynn W.

  9. Peggy, 29 August, 2009

    I loved seeing your new video. Your face is as cute as your voice. Fantastic job and Love this months colors.

  10. Catalina, 29 August, 2009

    Ken, I never would have guessed singing! If I ever get to the East Coast I’ll have to come and check out your show.

  11. Carmen Vegas, 29 August, 2009

    Hi Cindy I sent you a e-mail yesterday because I was worried that I did not received the new video. Thank God I know why now. What a relief. Anyway I will be waiting for next Friday. Thank you for all the lessons. I have learned so much from your videos. You make them so easy to understand. Thank you!!

  12. Ken H., 31 August, 2009

    @ Catalina

    There are two short clips from the first orchestra rehearsal from “Figaro” on my Facebook page. I live in Philadelphia if that will help “find” me.

  13. Catalina, 31 August, 2009

    Ken, Sorry I couldn’t find you in Facebook. Look me up on Facebook, Diana Catalina Ledesma.

  14. Ken H., 31 August, 2009

    @ Catalina

    Sent you a FB friend request, I’m certain you’ll know it’s from me.

  15. Silverleaf, 01 September, 2009

    @Ken Yay opera! I’m a singer myself (don’t do opera though, I sing in a choir with very occasional little solos – sacred choral stuff mostly).

    Being an alto I get annoyed that sopranos seem to get all the good parts!

    @Cindy Awesome, that bracelet is so pretty. :)

  16. Silverleaf, 01 September, 2009

    Oh yeah, and if anyone wants to add me on Facebook, I’m at facebook.com/profile.php?v=feed&id=61107323

  17. Ken H., 01 September, 2009

    There is nothing little about a solo (same deal as there are no small roles)

    Like I was saying to Catalina I have two short clips from the first Orchestra Rehearsal, but theres full Orch., costumes, sets so everything is there that was there in the performances except an audience. The character’s name was Antonio (he’s the gardener for the count) in Marriage of Figaro.

  18. Silverleaf, 01 September, 2009

    Awesome Ken, I’ll have a look.

  19. Silverleaf, 01 September, 2009

    Oh and I love that first orchestra rehearsal, when you get to hear how it’s going to come together.

    We performed a piece composed by our accompanist in the last concert we did. Only the second time it’s been performed and he orchestrated it for our performance so we’d only heard the vocal parts in rehearsal. It’s a fantastic piece and it as the orchestra played the first section my jaw just dropped then I got a huge grin on my face! Sounded like something from a film, which is about the highest praise I can give. :)

    Sorry for hijacking this thread with music talk, Cindy!

    And Cindy, I have to say you don’t look old enough to have a 12-year-old daughter.

  20. Jocelyn, 04 September, 2009

    Maybe you gifted folks who sing could send audios to be added, so that while we are having our coffee, reading the blog, and deciding what to make next, we could listen to your work. Be fun! Love being exposed to and listening to varied and creative snippets I would never hear, otherwise.

    Be interesting to see what audio here would bring to the creative process, though, it might be too much of a distraction here. I have to download some of that medival monk chanting now….just came to me, LOL!

  21. Ken H., 04 September, 2009

    I have two short clips on Facebook (hardly enought time to get a sip of coffee) if you want to see them here is my link to my profile. (copy and paste) facebook.com/home.php#/profile.phpid=540945625&ref=profile Remember to add the www. to the link. I think anybody should be able to view them, I didn’t intend to put blocks on them. Thanks to Silverleaf for the posting the Facebook link trick. :o)

  22. Cindy Lietz, 04 September, 2009

    Thanks everyone for the fun commenting! Ken I haven’t been able to see your clips yet. Bet they’re great though!

    A touch of musical info about myself. As a teen I played flute in a youth orchestra as well as in several ensembles. Got to play on TV in the the Variety Club Telethon (back before it had famous people on it). Don’t play any more, but do still have a love for all things musical.

  23. Ken H., 04 September, 2009

    Are you able to get to my profile page?

  24. Cindy Lietz, 09 September, 2009

    No Ken I’m not. Just get an error.

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