New Skinner Blend Plug Technique for Making Sculpted Rose Beads

Skinner Blend Plug Technique

Polymer Clay Roses with Beautiful Variegated Petals:

A year ago, I posted a tutorial video about how to make the Skinner Blend Plug. This is a very basic, but important technique that everyone interested in polymer clay should learn.

Now if you have been following me for any length of time, you should realize that I am always looking for new ways to adapt techniques. Improve upon them. Speed things up. Make life easier. Come up with modifications to produce new affects.

A good example of this is my Teardrop Blend technique which speeds up the process of making polymer clay color gradients. You can read all about it here: Lietz Teardrop Method

Variegated Sculpted Rose Beads

Well this week I’ve come up with another innovation. It’s a neat little adaptation to the Skinner Blend Plug that works beautifully to create variegated petals for sculpted rose beads. I’ll be demonstrating the technique this week in the members library.

If you are not yet a member, I think you’ll want to sign up for this. It’s only $9.95 which gives you access to 3 months of me, sharing polymer clay tips and tricks with you, in a fun and personal way.

Many of the more experienced followers who have been around the polymer clay community for some time, will verify that my material is fresh and new. I invite you to come see for yourself. You won’t be disappointed.

If you want to read what others are saying about me, click here:
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And here’s a list of upcoming library topics you can look forward to:
Polymer Clay Tutorials (Coming Soon)

Or you can hop over to this page to become a member right now:
Polymer Clay Library (Membership Details and Sign Up Form)

For $10 bucks… what’s the worst that could happen? I said that jokingly… but now that I think of it, it’s actually a valid question.

So if anyone reading this has any reservations at all about giving the members library a try, please post a comment below. I would really love to hear what’s holding you back. Don’t be shy!

Cindy Lietz SignaturePolymer Clay Tutor

  1. MT, 08 June, 2009

    Hi Cindy,

    Is there a way to purchase just portions of previous issues or bundles of issues. Your subscription price is very reasonable. I just discovered your site a few days ago and there are a few videos in your archives that I would be interested in purchasing, but they are interspersed throughout the issues. Buying all the relevant issues at $10.00 each would add up too quickly to fit into my budget. However, if I could create my own issue or get a bundle deal, I might be able to swing it.

    Thank you.

  2. Cindy Lietz, 08 June, 2009

    Hi MT – thanks for your comment and question. At this time, it is not possible to “break up” the back issue packages.

    When the library was originally set up, I anticipated that your concern would come up. It’s one of the reasons why I am offering the subscription option… which allows you to receive all of the videos as they are released, at a very deep discount (66% off). This way, the videos that you would not normally have purchased in a back issue package, aren’t going to break the bank so to speak. The $9.95/90-day subscription fee breaks down to only $3.32 per month.

    BTW: I absolutely love the way Internet Video allows me to be able tutor all of you at such an affordable rate. When I was teaching night school continuing education craft classes, my students would have to pay anywhere from $30 to $100 each, to spend just a couple of hours with me. And then there was no way for them to be able to get follow up support after the class was over. Internet video is the bomb… as Randy Jackson would say on American Idol :)

  3. Ken H., 08 June, 2009

    That’s the truth, I would NEVER have tried to clean my pasta machine without having watched your video, even though I have a different model that yours on the video, after a few days I figured out how to get the scrapers back on. Thanks a million Cindy, and I am slowly building up the back volumes at one or two a month, I can easily find the $10-$20 a month that I waste on other things than aren’t necessary (breakfast on the way to work)to purchase the videos, althought I still would like to see them offered on DVD.

  4. Cindy Lietz, 10 June, 2009

    Thanks Ken for your great comment! I am so pleased you are getting so much value from your membership! (Also glad to hear you got your pasta machine cleaned.) :-)

    Hopefully we can get the videos on DVD soon. There have been a few people who have wanted them.

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