Vol-026 Back Issues Now Posted in Polymer Clay Library

Polymer Clay Video Tutorials Volume 26

Video Tutorials:
1: Butterfly Cane;
2: Rocker Beads;
3: Faux Dichroic Glass;
4: Micromesh Abrasives:

With another month gone by, the Volume-026 Back Issue Videos have just been added to the Polymer Clay Library, right on schedule. If you missed your chance to see these tutes as they were released each Friday during the month of July, now is your chance to add them to your collection as a convenient bundled package.

Today’s photo shows thumbnail images for the 4 videos included in this Vol-026 Package:

Video-026-1 Butterfly Wing Cane: Oh there is nothing more beautiful than a shimmering wing of the Blur Morpho Butterfly. So why not make your own out of polymer clay! This complicated looking cane is actually quite simple to make once you learn my techniques. You can use the wing on its own to create butterfly wing jewelry. Or combine it to make a full butterfly. You can even choose your own color combination to come up with the pattern of your choice. No matter how you do it, it will be gorgeous!

Video-026-2 Rocker Beads: This versatile bead shape was named not for how it looks, but for how it is made. It’s organic curves and elongated shape will add an original appeal to your jewelry designs. Make it large or small,  and combine with any technique you want. It makes a great looking toggle bead for your handmade polymer clay clasps. You will definitely want to make this bead… it is so much fun!

Video-026-3 Faux Dichroic Glass: Do you love the look of Dichroic Glass, but don’t have a kiln? Well, you can make a great look-a-like using polymer clay! Besides the clay, all you need is some mica powder, a stamp and jewelry resin. WAY cheaper and easier than working with glass! Plus, the potential applications are endless… a winning combination!

Video-026-4 Micromesh Abrasives: An alternative sanding product you are going to love. Micro-Mesh Abrasives work similarly to wet-dry sandpaper, but are much more efficient. Faster, easier and nicer to hold, these little pads will make your beads shine like glass. After using Micro-Mesh Abrasives you’ll never go back to your old ways again. I know I won’t!

Marsh Reeds Polymer Clay Color Palette

Also included in this Volume-026 back issue package is the A-Series recipe cards from the Marsh Reeds Color Palette.

To read feedback from members who have already benefited from the videos and recipes in this Vol-026 back issue package, click here: Butterfly Wing Cane | Rocker Beads | Faux Dichroic Glass | Micromesh Abrasives

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

If anyone else would like to add a review for any of the videos or color recipes in Volume-026, I would love to hear from you. Or if you have not yet purchased this back issue and have a question, ask away. In either case, use the comments section below.

Cindy Lietz SignaturePolymer Clay Tutor

  1. Phaedrakat, 04 August, 2010

    What an absolutely wonderful month of tutorials! You guys went beyond the call—I don’t know how you manage to come up with so many wonderful ideas week after week! You then put them in motion to create these awesome tutorial videos, and I’m SO grateful that you do!

    I am so happy that I joined and became a part of this great family, or community you guys created! Cindy & Doug, you two are truly inspirational, and you make my polymer clay experience SO MUCH BETTER! Thank you!

  2. Tanya L, 04 August, 2010

    I agree, Kat! This was my first full month of being a member, YAY! There’s no way I’d be able to sit down and just make something and have it turn out right without Cindy and Doug and their wonderful videos. So I say thank you too!

  3. Elizabeth S., 04 August, 2010

    Kat & Tanya,

    You said perfectly the sentiment I want to express. I need say nothing more except, me too.

  4. Sandhu Buglea, 04 August, 2010

    Hi Cindy,

    I have one question if you can help me.

    As you may know Romania is not a country with a culture for Polymer Clay. Because of this there are a lot of the products that you are using in your tutorials that cannot be found anywhere in the country. I have try getting them online from Europe or even the US but unfortunately the transportation costs are sometimes double the price of the products. The most recent example was when I tried to order the micromesh kit. The dealer sent me a quote for $40 for the kit and $80 for the transport. It’s outrageous.

    So now to my question. I have a friend who will be in Montreal starting the day after tomorrow and will be there till the 20th. Do you think it’s possible to let me know, if you know of course, some stores addresses from where I can buy some stuff? If it’s easier I can make a list with the most important products that you cannot find here and send it to you.

    Thank you very much for your help and trouble.

    Best regards,
    Sandu Buglea

  5. Phaedrakat, 04 August, 2010

    @Sandhu Buglea: You might try a google search for the products you want to find, for example, “Micromesh, Montreal, Canada” and see what you can find. Also go to the “video” page for each tutorial you need products for—that’s where people usually talk about where they have purchased the products. Sometimes they are discussed on the Friday “Now Playing” posts, as well.

    Use the search option, too, for example, type “MicroMesh Montreal” or “Micromesh Canada” in the search box (there’s one at the top of each page) to see if there are any places here at the blog where someone has mentioned finding it in a store.

    Attn: Canadians! If you know of shops in Canada, preferably Montreal, where Sandu’s friend can pick up MicroMesh (& perhaps some other hard-to-find clay supplies,) please speak up here! There’s a quick timeline involved…

    Sandu, I hope you are able to find what you need! You probably should make a list of what you’re looking for; it might job people’s minds about where to find these things. Good luck! ~Kat

  6. Sandu Buglea, 05 August, 2010

    @Phaedrakat: Thank you very much for your help. I really appreciated. I said I will make a list of supplies that cannot be found at all here or close by. Here it is: Ultra Dome, Adirondack Alcohol inks and micromesh. The last one I gave as an example but I can use the regular sand paper so it’s not that important but the first two are very important. I looked on Both supplier’s web site for distributors but I couldn’t find it. There was only one store in Montreal and a lot of others in the Quebek area. But I guess Quebek is pretty big, not like in Romania. the worst thing is that the store doesn’t have a web site or an email address so I can inquire about their products. Anyway I will keep looking and if you can find anything let me know. One more time, thanks.

  7. Phaedrakat, 05 August, 2010

    @Sandu Buglea: Ultradome resin is only sold by the Ultradome company, from their websites Ultradome.com or Epoxyjewelry.com. You can contact Terry Morris from his website, and he will email you regarding shipping costs to your country. He’s in the US so it has to be ordered there, too. There are other UV resins, the most well known being Lisa Pavelka’s “Magic Glos”, which is found in lots of different places, including online. I’m not in Canada, though, so I cannot help with stores.

    Adirondack Alcohol inks (made by Ranger) are found in scrapbooking stores, art & craft stores, etc. That might help you or whoever is doing your shopping for you. I also mention it because even though polymer clay isn’t huge there, I wasn’t sure about scrapbooking or card-making. There is another well-known brand of alcohol ink called Pinata Inks (made by Jacquard,) just in case you are able to find those instead. They are an equally good alcohol ink!

    Good luck, Sandu! I hope this all works out well for you. I’m happy to hear you and your wife are enjoying polymer clay so much! ~Kat

  8. DJ, 04 August, 2010

    @Sandhu Buglea: Sandhu I’ve sent some inquiries out for you. I didn’t come up with too much via google (the stores I accessed don’t seem to carry pc items and Michael’s (the most reliable source) seems too far away. I will let you know if I hear anything!

  9. DJ, 04 August, 2010

    @Sandhu Buglea: I received some information for you. Both locations are just down the same street from one another AND located close to a metro (subway) station. I don’t know how many different clay supplies they sell, but I’m told they carry Premo Clay.

    #1 – Omer DeSerres Art Supplies 2134 Saint Catherine St. West, phone: (514) 938-4777? Montreal, QC H3H 1M6 grey building, big windows with red frames
    Atwater metro station (Alexis Nihon Mall)

    #2 – Dressmaker Service/Garnitures Dressmaker Ltée? at 2186 Saint Catherine St. West, phone: (514) 935-7421?
    Atwater metro station (Alexis Nihon Mall)

    Good luck, I hope this helps you. =)

  10. Sandu Buglea, 05 August, 2010

    @DJ: Hi DJ. Thank yo very much for your help. As I said earlier in a reply I gave to Phaedrakat, what I’m most interested in is the Ultra Dome resin supplies and Adirondack Alcohol Inks. The micromeash I can replace with regular sand paper. I will give him these 2 stores you gave me and ask him to look for the above products. I’ll keep you posted if it was a success.

  11. Phaedrakat, 05 August, 2010

    @DJ: You are so awesome! Not sure why the question marks showed up either—maybe there were symbols that you pasted that didn’t translate so well into “blog language?” ;D

    That was really cool of you to look those up, DJ — Hurray! ~Kat

  12. Lynda Gould, 05 August, 2010

    @Sandhu Buglea: Can you have Sandhu email directly and I will try and give her good information in order to purchase polymer clay here in Montreal.
    Thank you.l

  13. Lawrence, 06 August, 2010

    @Sandhu Buglea:Sandu, I am so sorry to hear of a fellow clayer’s plight finding clay related supplies.
    I could not find a Michaels in Montreal when I was there a few years ago. However someone from the Montreal Polymer Clay Guild (clayguildmtl.canalblog.com) may be of assistance. Lynda Gould is the present president. Also check out shadesofclay.com. Marg Scott,the owner, is a founding member of the Southern Ontario Polymer Clay Guild and can ship to a Montreal address in a couple of days at a reasonable cost.
    She handles Kato clay so if Sculpy Premo is your preference contact Marie Redmond at marieredmondartsandcrafts.com and she may have what you require.
    I hope this is of some help. If you want to contact me online you can get my e-mail address from Cindy.
    Happy Claying from Canada’s West Coast

  14. DJ, 06 August, 2010

    @Lawrence: All’s well…Lynda and Sandhu have exchanged emails….she generously offered to guide him through the resources in Montreal. Lynda without hesitation answered the “call” for help within a couple of days, Sandhu was also very grateful for everyone’s help in making this happen! Nice when things turn out like that :)

  15. Lawrence, 06 August, 2010

    @DJ: Thanks DJ. Just catching up on a weeks posts…Glad he got some help.

  16. Kim Putter, 04 August, 2010

    I was just wondering if anyone knew where I could get some polymer canes in Durban, South Africa Many thanks.

    Kind regards,

  17. Phaedrakat, 04 August, 2010

    @Kim Putter: I’m not sure how to help you with this, Kim. I would try a Google search too, but you might very well have to mail order your canes. There are lots of people who ship internationally—have you tried looking on etsy? {etsy.com} Lots of people there sell canes, baked or unbaked. In case someone here wants to offer to make canes for you—what kind of cane patterns or designs are you looking for?

    Best of luck, Kat

  18. Jocelyn, 04 August, 2010

    Hearty welcomes to Sandu and Kim. Sure wish you the best of luck finding supplies…the best thing about poly though is that many of the tools can be things you make up yourself. Looking through all the pictures and videos, both here, and at Cindy’s Facebook page, will help you with the specifics. The two best places to check in all countries are the professional kitchen supply folks, and the hardware store (or raid your Dad’s shop, like I did for years…).

  19. Sandu Buglea, 05 August, 2010

    @Jocelyn: Thank you Jocelyn for your warm welcome. I follow the blog for a long time now. I just thought you guys are way better and experienced so I didn’t think I had anything to say. Glad Cindy took the initiative, and now that the “ice was broken” I hope to become a regular member of the blog.

    Best regards,

  20. Tanya L, 04 August, 2010

    Welcome from me, too, Sandu and Kim. You’re going to love it here! There’s so much information available for you to learn from and so many helpful and caring people. Jocelyn mentions that she raided her Dad’s shop. I raid my hubby’s! He’s missing quite a few things.. Fishing tackle will be next! :) (He does know. I have to ask him where everything is. His workshop’s a mess!)

  21. Sandu Buglea, 05 August, 2010

    @Tanya L: Thank you very much Tanya. As I said to Jocelyn I think I was waiting for someone to break the ice for me. I know I will love it, we (me and my wife) have become obsessed with polymer clay. The only thing we regret is that we are living in a country where this form of art it almost doesn’t exist. But looking on the bright side we can teach and help a lot of other Romanians to enjoy it and why not love it in the future.

    Best regards,

  22. DJ, 05 August, 2010

    Hmmm, not sure why the question marks came after the phone numbers…those shouldn’t be there.

  23. Jocelyn C, 06 August, 2010

    Kudos to Lawrence, Kat, and all of you to get needed supplies to Romania via Montreal. Gives me such a nice warm feeling to watch this happen.

  24. pattw, 16 August, 2010

    Off Topic -sort of. Amazon.com has Magic-glos on sale for $5.90 -regular price is $9.50

  25. Lorraine Coetzee, 18 August, 2010

    Hi, I loved the butterfly wing cane. I made a Butterfly Princess with the wings, and am quiet happy of the outcome. I am new, and do not know how to upload the picture, but here is a link where you can see the Princess. I would love your feedback, please. Thanks, Lorraine


  26. Phaedrakat, 18 August, 2010

    @Lorraine Coetzee: I see you figured out how to add your photo — it’s amazing! Really cool piece; so happy you’ve joined the fun! ~Kat

  27. Trina J, 24 January, 2011

    Hi Cindy:

    I am really enjoying your videos.

    You have mentioned two products now.. the Micro mesh sanding blocks and the Ultradome UV Resin…could you tell me where you buy those products. It would save me a lot of time to know where you found stuff so I don’t have to google all night.


  28. Lisa Whitham, 25 January, 2011

    @Trina J: Hi Trina,
    Try using the search feature here on the blog… Just type in the name of the product and you will have a results page in no time at all. You may have to read through the posts to find the exact place to buy the product though. Hope this helps!

    Peace, Love, and Clay,
    ~Lisa :)

  29. Sue F, 25 January, 2011

    @Trina J:
    Hi Trina,

    Both the Ultradome UV Resin and the Micro Mesh sanding pads are available from Terry Morris, who has two web sites. I’ve placed a combination order with some items from Terry’s ultradome.com web site and other items from his epoxyjewelry.com web site, and all was straightforward as they share the same online shopping cart system, so be aware that you can do that too if everything you want isn’t listed on just one web site.

    If you want larger quantities of the Ultradome UV Resin, you can order those from the following page which also shows related supplies and tools (have a look at the Products link at the top of the page too if you don’t have a UV light source):


    If you only need 2oz of the Ultradome UV Resin, you can order it and related supplies/tools from the following page:


    And you can order the Micro Mesh sanding pads from the following page on the same web site:


    I’m about to order some goodies from Terry myself, including some Micro Mesh sanding pads. I have a set of Micro Mesh pads that I bought from another seller, and while they are normally very reputable and everything else I bought in the order was absolutely wonderful, I wasn’t at all impressed with the Micro Mesh sanding pads I got. I’m buying another set from Terry just in case my first set wasn’t the genuine US version, although I think it’s more likely that they just aren’t particularly suited to the type of clay and shape of beads that I want to use them on.

    Anyway, I hope that helps!


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