Polymer Clay Tutor YouTube Channel Trailer Video

Polymer Clay Tutor YouTube ChannelVideo #398: Subscribing to our PcT Channel is fun, free and easy… your support is appreciated!

Just like a Hollywood movie has a trailer that gives everyone a little taste of what going to show in the main event… such is the case of a Channel Trailer video on YouTube as well.

Not that I am comparing our Polymer Clay Tutor Channel on YouTube to a multimillion dollar movie production… but the purpose is the same.

If you have visited YouTube lately, you will have noticed that there is a new look to the place. It’s called YouTube One Channel, and most YouTube publishers have switched over to the new design.

Basically, with all the different devices that people were watching YouTube on, they needed a layout design that would function well and still look good if you watched it on your computer, smart phone, tablet or even a great big smart TV.

So everyone who had a YouTube Channel (a collection of videos they had uploaded to YouTube) was asked to switch over to the new One Channel design.

This meant creating a new banner that could be shrunk or stretched to fit any device. Doug put in a nice close-up of one of my Faux Labradorite Pendants.

There are also nicely organized sections, where videos can be divided into groups of a similar theme. You will see when you visit our YouTube Channel that we have all our videos divided out into the following sections to make it easier for you to find what you want to watch:

  • Recent Uploads (New videos get added every week)
  • Popular Uploads (The videos that have the most views)
  • PcT Test Lab (What Works and What Doesn’t with Polymer Clay)
  • PcT Studio Tips (Simple and Quick, Ideas and Tricks)
  • PcT Mini Tutes (More Than Just a Tip, Less Than a Full Tutorial)
  • Polymer Clay Tutorials (Intro Clips for Paid Lessons)
  • PcT Product Demos (Showing You How To Use It Properly)
  • PcT Roadtrips (Coming to a Town Near You)

And finally, with these new changes, the creators of YouTube gave us the opportunity to add our own little trailer video that tells everyone about our channel; Who we are; What our videos are about; and Why you might want to subscribe to the channel. A little commercial if you will.

It is important to us that we have as many subscribers to our channel as possible… because more subscribers means more views… which lets YouTube know that the content must be good… which means they will show our PcT videos more often when other search for specific polymer clay topics.

Now, Doug and I have been working on our Polymer Clay Tutor Channel and making all the upgrades. We added the banner art, sectioned off our videos, and made this little trailer video. Have a look…

Wasn’t that fun! Man I sure had to talk fast, which meant I also needed to talk with my hands. LOL I hope that I was able to convince you that you need to subscribe!

Not every video that goes onto YouTube from us, is guaranteed to be posted here on the blog. So if you don’t want to miss anything, you have got to subscribe!

Now on the topic of subscribing. You will need an account at YouTube to Subscribe to our Channel. It is free and super easy to do. Many of you probably already have an account.

Then, when you press the Subscribe Button at our Polymer Clay Tutor Channel, what you will get is all the new content that we post. Never missing out again!

And just to clear things up, since several of you have asked, it is free to subscribe to our YouTube Channel. It’s not the same thing as subscribing to our paid tutorials… which also means… just because you are a subscribing member to the paid PcT Tutorials, that doesn’t mean you are automatically subscribed to our YouTube Channel. They are separate things altogether.

In addition, pressing that Like (or thumbs up) Button, also doesn’t mean you are subscribed to our channel. If you are not a teen, then you may or may not already know these things, so I just thought I’d point them out. Forgive me for rambling.

So, in conclusion… please head on over to YouTube and Subscribe to our channel. While you’re there, make sure to like the videos if you have learned anything from them, and do leave some comments.

Everything we put on YouTube is free and the only way we can keep giving you all this extra value, is if you participate. Without your support, we will not be able to continue sharing as much as we do. And you won’t want us to stop providing all this valuable content would you?

Question of the Day:

Have you been getting value from our freebie YouTube videos up until now? If so, please do post a comment below to let others know how have they have helped you?

And don’t forget to LIKE and COMMENT over at YouTube as well… here is a direct link to the trailer video: Polymer Clay Tutor YouTube Channel Overview

Looking forward to hearing from you!

Cindy Lietz SignaturePolymer Clay Tutor
  1. Ami Parikh, 01 July, 2013

    Hi I live in India and was on a quick trip to the US, was wondering is there any glue you will recommend for jewellery making? I’ve been using e6000 and i’ve heard its highly toxic. Is welbond glue good?
    or is there anything else you could recommend?
    would really appreciate a quick response as i leave in a day…

  2. Cindy Lietz, 01 July, 2013

    Hi Ami, Both of the glues you just mentioned are the ones that I use. Weldbond is more like a white glue, so it doesn’t have any fumes. E6000 does have fumes. So it is up to you, which you prefer. Hope you had a nice trip to the US. You should visit Canada sometime, if you haven’t yet. It is very beautiful here!

  3. Ami Parikh, 01 July, 2013

    Thanks so much for your quick reply! so weldbond is strong enough to hold the findings? :) was getting mixed reviews online!

  4. Cindy Lietz, 01 July, 2013

    You are welcome Ami… for lots more info about both these products, just do a couple of separate searches using E6000 and then Weldbond as the keywords in the search box at the top of the page. Both of them have been discussed quite a bit hear at the blog.

  5. Rosy S, 01 July, 2013

    Cindy is a great teacher. Thank you Cindy for keeping the cost of your paid tutorials so affordable. I have enjoyed? your videos. Going to classes offered by other Polymer Clay teachers can cost a lot, some online class are $50.00 or more per class. Thanks Cindy.

  6. Sue F, 01 July, 2013

    The YouTube Channel setup looks great, Cindy and Doug! :)

  7. Jocelyn C, 03 July, 2013

    Certainly love all the reorg over at PCT YouTube, it makes all of your videos and products so easy and fast to find. Looks like more and more folks are commenting there which is great to see. Many thanks to you both, and hope you are enjoying your summer.

  8. Preethi P, 14 July, 2013

    Many many thanks for all your videos. Being a self taught artist with polymer clay, I consider your videos a Bible for polymer clay techniques.

  9. Candace S, 17 July, 2013

    Hi, Cindy,

    You are so full of help with just about any polymer clay topic, so I hope you can help me.

    My question is: How do you clean a clay extruder? When I use my extruder, there is always clay stuck to the sides on the inside. How do I get it out so the next time I use a different color, I don’t have the previous color stuck all over it?

  10. Cindy Lietz, 17 July, 2013

    Hi Candace, I don’t usually have to clean the inside of my extruder because I use the Makin’s Professional Extruder (green one) and as long as the gasket is fitting well, the barrel pretty much cleans itself each time you use it. If yours needs cleaning, wipe it out with a baby wipe or a paper towel with some rubbing alcohol. Hope that helps. Thanks for your email!


    P.S. For answers to almost every question there is related to polymer clay, you can use the search box at the top of the page to find the info quickly. Read through the comments too, because the other members have added a wealth of information at the end of each of the articles as well.

  11. Anna Sabina, 21 July, 2013

    I have never had problems with clay coating the inside of the extruder barrel. I have the same extruder as Cindy. If you have the green Makins model, I would wonder if your clay is too soft.

  12. Stina L, 21 July, 2013

    Dear Cindy,

    I signed up today for the subscription to your bead making video library. It is so great to be able to finally learn all of these things that I have been struggling with myself, without finding a proper solution for my little problems. Like with the liquid clay transfers. When I saw the video now, I was amazed, thinking, aaah, of course! But I never would have come up with that myself. So THANK you.

    Working with polymer clay has become an important stress-relief for me. And not having to be disappointed because of the result turning out differently than I excepted, makes it really, really, more stress-relieving. :)

    I am looking forward to seeing more of your videos, and learning more of the fantastic world of polymer clay.

    And thank you again for your work.

    Sincerely yours,
    Stina Liman, from Finland

  13. Cindy Lietz, 21 July, 2013

    It’s wonderful to have you as part of the community Stina… all the way from Scandinavia! There are several other members from Finland as well. Hopefully they see your comment.

    PS: I love what yo said about Polymer Clay being a stress reliever for you. If you want to share pics of your creations, there is a members photo gallery at this link…


  14. mauni m, 04 October, 2013

    Thank you for going thru the subscription to youtube & your channel process. I have wanted to subscribe but did not know how. so now I can access & “like” your videos which are VERY helpful. thanks

  15. Teresa D, 07 October, 2013

    Hi Cindy, I want to learn more about translucent clay and liquid polymer clay. I’ve looked thru your site and gleaned what I could…what I’m looking for is something along the lines of Kathrin Neumeier. Or just something inspired by her creations. If you are not familiar with this artist she is featured on PCD for today(10-07-13).
    Can you help?

  16. Cindy Lietz, 07 October, 2013

    Hi Teresa, Kathrin’s work is wonderful isn’t it! I don’t yet have any tutorials along the lines of hers, but I do have others that may interest you. Type ‘liquid polymer clay’ , or ‘translucent polymer clay’ and you will see several tutorials come up. I will be working more with translucent clay in the future, so make sure to keep an eye out for stuff coming up the pipe. If you are signed up for the Friday Guest List Newsletters you won’t miss a thing when it comes. Plus you’ll get some free color recipes to boot!

  17. Andrea Paradiso, 08 November, 2013

    Hi, Cindy, Doug and All!

    I was already subscribed to your channel a while back. I never used YouTube for anything much because it always looked like a lot of amateurish, boring stuff to me—sorry, I am a snob. But when I started with PC, some things came up from old TV shows, etc. that were very valuable so I kept checking in once in a while. I love the new format with the channels as it is neat and organized and has a great, fresh and professional look. And so, Cindy, your “look” fits right in. I love the banner, as that lab is one of my favorite tutorials. Good job and much luck! I always click “like” because—well, because I never lie. Lol!

  18. Melodie Fairburn, 08 November, 2013

    I have a suggestion for a tutorial…it is something I struggle with. Covering clay beads with textured clay without losing the texture when smoothing. This topic may be in your archives and I am unaware of it.

    Thank you for all you share?


  19. Jocelyn C, 13 November, 2013

    Hi Melodie! If you pop the term “textured beads” into the search facility at the upper right, you will find lots of information.

    Specifically, you might find that once your beads are textured, refrigerate them overnite, then use a shaper tool while they are cool to smooth off any imperfections.

  20. Melodie F, 15 November, 2013

    Thank you very much

  21. Jocelyn C, 15 November, 2013

    Just wanted to mention that the comment threads on Cindy’s YouTube Channel can be very helpful. Amazed at all the techniques and short cuts folks share. If you have a moment, those video comments are a good read.

  22. Phaedrakat, 19 November, 2013

    As a long-time PCT member, I’m always amazed at the numerous ways Cindy finds to inspire and teach us. She and Doug (and their talented kids, as well!) share so much with us, and the YouTube channel videos are yet another wonderful addition. I subscribed many months ago, and I make sure to “like” every video (cuz I do!) ;)
    Thanks, Cindy!

  23. Elizabeth M, 23 January, 2014

    Cindy you have been very helpful as I have learned about Polymer Clay. Please give me link to your video on simple silicon. I can’t find it. I subscribe. Thanks for your help. I don’t know where to look for your free videos.

  24. Cindy Lietz, 24 January, 2014

    Hi Elizabeth, Whenever you can’t remember where something was in this blog, use the search box at the top of the page. I just typed the words “simple silicone” into the search box at the top right hand corner of this page and a link popped up for that post. Hope that helps!

  25. Sonia A, 01 June, 2014

    You are a great instructor. Lots of info in just a few minutes. I always look forward to seeing your videos.

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