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Polymer Clay Library Vol-009 Back Issue Package

The Volume-009 Back Issue Package… Receiving Over 70% of the Votes:

If you have been following my articles and posts for any length of time now, you’ll know that I always encourage feedback and supportive interaction here at this growing polymer clay community blog. Your active participation (or lack of it with certain posts), helps to identify which topics are most popular and which are not.

Whenever possible, I try to share the results of what I learn from all of you in the form of quick summaries. For example, the other day I did an informal survey focused on polymer clay tools. And in that post I jotted down some “interesting observations” about the breakdown of visitors who frequent this site.

If you enjoy reading about these kinds of insights, do let me know and I will continue to share them with you.

Another observation I just noticed this last week comes on the heels of a recent promotion that gave new members a chance to add a complimentary back issue package to their library account at no charge.

Out of the 10 back issue packages that were available to choose from at the time, Volume-009 was by far the most popular, grabbing over 70% of the popular vote.

So if anyone is wondering which back issue package would be a good bet to add to your collection… you may want to consider Volume-009.

The photo at the top of this post shows the thumbnail images for the 4 videos included in the Volume-009 package. And below are some bullet descriptions for each tutorial:

Vol-009-1 Mod Cane: How to create a fun and funky ‘Mod’ polymer clay cane using a Makin’s Clay Extruder. The video will show you quick tips for cutting and stacking your clay colors in preparation for extruding. As well, explanation is provided on how to load the colors into the extruder to make the colors wrap around each other in the cane.

Vol-009-2 Mobius Bead: How to create the complex bead shape known as the Mobius Bead. Tricks for folding, avoiding fingerprints and problems that can occur when using older canes are explained. As well, examples of beads using different shapes of canes and glass bugle bead cores are shows and discussed.

Vol-009-3 Teardrop Blend: How to make a faster and easier version of the Skinner Blend or color graduated blend that requires no measuring or complicated piecing together, even when using multiple colors.

Vol-009-4 Trumpet Flower Bead: How to make a trumpet shaped flower bead using your favorite polymer clay flower canes. This lovely shape is easily formed using an artists brush handle and a gentle squeezing motion. Then it is baked in a supportive and protective bed of cornstarch.

Petunia Blossom Polymer Clay Colors

To see Sneak Peak video clips for each of the four Vol-009 tutorials listed above… plus some information about the polymer clay color recipes that are included in the package along with the videos, click on this link: Polymer Clay Colors (Petunia Blossom)

And if you would like to read what others have said about the videos in the Volume-009 back issue package, you can click here: Polymer Clay Tutorials Customer Feedback (The order form is on this page too).

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  1. Carrie, 10 May, 2009

    How do I gain access to the B series color recipes from back issues?

  2. Cindy Lietz, 10 May, 2009

    Hi Carrie – At this time the B-Series Color recipes are only available one at a time for free via email… to those who are subscribed to my Polymer Clay Guest List.

    However, soon I will be setting up a way to purchase previously released sets of the B-Series Color Recipes. I get *a lot* of requests for them. If only there were more hours in the day to get everything done as quickly as I would like to get them done. Thanks for your patience :)

  3. Carrie, 17 May, 2009

    Cindy – I absolutely love, love, love your site!!! It has been so helpful and your beads are so fun to make!! I enjoy making beads as well as caning. Do you have any more cane tips or tutorials? I really enjoy making flower canes but am not sure how some of the artists get the detailed effects in them. Any help or tips would be great!! Thanks so much!

  4. Cindy Lietz, 17 May, 2009

    Thank you Carrie. I absolutely love, love, love that you are a member of the community here at the blog and in the library. Yes there will be more tutorials on canes coming soon. I wish I had them all done for you right now… but but I’m still working on them. IF only there were more hours in the day. Stay tuned…

  5. Anette van Vuuren, 05 July, 2009

    I am a member of your Library site and enjoy your videos very much. I would like to know how to cover bic lighters please. Can you perhaps help me or maybe give me a site where I can learn more? Thank you very much.

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