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“Thanks to you Cindy, my d’Anjou Pear bead turned out so cute I can’t stand it!”

For those of you who have been asking about the Volume-013 back issue package, your wait is over. It is now available over at the Polymer Clay Video Library. The photo above, shows the thumbnail images for the 4 videos included in this package:

Video-013-1 Rubber Stamp Texture: How to create several different bead shapes using rubber stamps. You will also learn techniques for aging the texture with acrylic paints.

Video-013-2 Variegated Rose Bead – Part 1: How to mix colors and create a Teardrop Blend, that is then formed into a modified Skinner Blend cane. This cane is used in Part 2 for creating the petals of your Variegated Rose Bead.

Video-013-3 Variegated Rose Bead – Part 2: How to use the cane created in Part 1, for making delicate life-like roses that shimmer with the translucency of real roses. You will learn to form, bake and finish your rose beads. You will also learn options for creating different sized flowers for focal beads and pendants.

Video-013-4 Anjou Pear Beads: How to make a pair shaped fruit bead using translucent clay, embossing powder and alcohol inks. Options for creating an apple bead are also discussed.

Cat Eyes Polymer Clay Color Palette

Also included in this Volume-013 back issue package is the A-Series recipe cards from the Cat Eyes Color Palette.

To read feedback from students who have already benefited from the videos and recipes in this Volume-013 back issue package, click here: Rubber Stamp Texture | Variegated Rose Bead Pt1 | Rose Bead Pt2 | Anjou Pear Bead

Also, Sneak Peak Preview Clips are available for viewing here: Polymer Clay Tutorials [Preview Videos]

Oh Cindy, I feel as if I have been given a gift in discovering this site. I have been working with polymer clay for some time and was constantly trolling the web for information that would enhance my learning. Granted, there are some I found useful but finding yours resulted in a shift in how I do so many things. For me, though, in addition to the amazing techniques you teach us, it’s how you teach that has made the difference. I love that I can actually sit in front of the computer and rewind the video as many times as I need to until I learn a particular step.  I love that I can watch how you hold your hands to form a particular shape or about how much embossing powder to dump on translucent clay to create a d’anjou pear (thanks to you, mine turned out so cute I can’t stand it). Bottom line…I have never found a resource like this. (I just reread this and fear it might be a bit sappy but I am submitting it anyway with the hope that you will be able to glean from it my joy and appreciation.) Gotta go now… I’m sitting here with a blend of Studio Sculpy and need to rerun the rose cane video, part 2. ~Elizabeth

**PHOTO ADDED: Elizabeth’s adorable polymer clay pears and ‘pearlets’, along with some ideas on how to use her beads in some jewelry projects, have been posted in a Spotlight Article at this link: Pear Beads

I don’t think it is sappy. I feel the same way and it is hard to express deep appreciation. I agree with you 200%. ~Anna

I’m the brand new member Cindy had the kindness to quote. And I couldn’t resist to subscribe starting with the volume 013, because those little Anjou pears from last week looked so perfect that convinced me it was really the time to subscribe. The four videos I’ve watched until now are simply so good. You are teaching a beginner how to make something new and also teaching an intermediate how to make something right. And you are giving everyone who’s watching one of your videos the desire to try that project. I’m a little delirious right now, you’d be too if you were a member at the library knowing the deep crackle faux raku secrets are coming your way in a couple of weeks! Cindy, thank you so much for sharing this innovation with us! ~Squash

For anyone who has already gone through the Volume-013 videos and wants to show off your resulting beads or jewelry pieces, please do send me a photo or two via email. I would be happy to post them below in the comments section.

Cindy Lietz SignaturePolymer Clay Tutor

  1. Priscilla R, 06 July, 2009

    Thank you for your comment on my blog!
    Yes I had fun doing polymer clay beads, I think that I will try again.
    Your site is very useful for me!!

  2. Cindy Lietz, 07 July, 2009

    You’re welcome Priscilla! Thanks for commenting here as well. If you need any help with your polymer clay projects, just ask. I’d be happy to help!

    By the way, the “Learning Polymer Clay Techniques” link by my name above will take you to another comment at this blog from Kathia Catania who is also from Italy. It’s great to see such an International community forming here.

  3. Nevena, 11 July, 2009

    Dear Cindy,

    I would like to thank you for the 4 free videos. I am a beginner in this beautiful art and i find them very useful. You made them simple, clear, easy to understand- in one word -just wonderful!

    When searching the net i came across your page and i fell in love with the trumpet bead and the roses. Your creations are lovely!

    I am from Bulgaria.The art of polymer clay is not popular here. That is why it was a bit difficult to find and get materials and some tools, not speaking of books or guides-practically there are none :)

    I have in mind your wonderful offers.

    Thank you once again. Wish you love,

  4. Cindy Lietz, 11 July, 2009

    You are very welcome Nevena. I’m so glad you enjoyed the videos. Hoping to hear more from you here at the blog.

  5. Linda Talbott, 12 July, 2009

    Dear Cindy ~ I love your site! How do I get the newsletter?

    I have never done poly clay, but am extremely interested. I have been mainly a visual artist and a beader. I’m home bound, so I’m looking for ways to expand my horizons that I can do at home.

    Sincerely ~ Linda (Lowell, MA)

  6. Cindy Lietz, 12 July, 2009

    Hi Linda,

    Thanks so much for your interest. You can sign up for my free weekly newsletter here: Polymer Clay Guest List

    The newsletter will provide you with 2 complimentary color recipe cards each week from the B-Series.

    The newsletter also provides links to the weekly tutorial videos and A-Series color recipes which are available if you have a paid subscription. For info about becoming a paid member, you can click on the “Polymer Clay Library” link by my name above.

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