Vol-030 Nov’2010 Back Issues Now Posted in Polymer Clay Library

Polymer Clay Video Tutorials Volume 30

Video Tutorials:
1: Polymer Postage;
2: Feather Canes;
3: Pod Beads;
4: Katiedids Bezels:

With yet another month gone by, the Volume-030 Back Issue Videos have now been added to the Polymer Clay Library. If you missed your chance to see these tutes as they were released each Friday during the month of November, 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-030 Package:

Video-030-1 Polymer Postage Stamps: You will learn how to turn any postage stamp into a polymer clay element that can be added to polymer clay beads, pendants and any mixed media projects you can come up with.

Video-030-2 Scrap Clay Feather Canes: Do you have some extra polymer clay cane pieces just sitting around getting old? Maybe you’ve already made enough beads using that particular cane design and you’re a little bored with it? Or maybe you made a few mistakes on the cane, so you’re not motivated to use it. No worries! You can make awesome new canes with those old scrap canes, easily and quickly. And so detailed… they will look like you spent hours on them!!

Video-030-3 Pod Beads: A classic polymer clay bead shape, popularized by Polymer Clay Artist Karen Lewis (aka Klew), is the Leaf Pod Bead. I’m going to show you my spin on the pod bead shape, by using several different cane varieties other than the traditional leaf cane. As well, I’ll show you how to modify the size and shape of the pod to give you an unlimited number of unique bead design possibilities for this fun project.

Video-030-4 Katiedids Bezels: Katiedids Creative Components… man are these ever a blast! They are the perfect bezels for using with all kinds of polymer clay techniques. In this video I’m going to show you how to do some fun stuff with them. If you can’t get a hold of the Katidids bezels, you will still be fine… because the techniques that I’ll be demonstrating, will work with other bezel designs as well.

Frosty Field Polymer Clay Color Palette

Also included in this Volume-030 back issue package are the A-Series recipe cards from the Frosty Field Color Palette.

To read feedback from members who have already benefited from the videos and recipes in this Vol-030 back issue package, click here: Polymer Postage Stamps | Scrap Clay Feather Canes | Pod Beads | Katiedids Bezels

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-030, 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. Laura Z, 07 December, 2010

    Hi Cindy,

    I purchased your beginner course about 3 months ago (which is about when I started working with polymer clay) so I can honestly say you have been with me from the beginning! What a godsend your tutorials have been! Your instructions are clear and concise and so very easy to follow.

    As you know, when I was done with the beginner class, I had to know more! I became a member and I have purchased almost all of your back issues. I have made flower canes that I could not believe I would ever be able to do. I have made Kaleidoscope canes and showed them to my sons and they look in wonder and say “how DO you do that?” I just smile and say Cindy showed me how. I have a friend that started using PC several months before me. I am proud to say that I have surpassed her current skill level and I owe it all to you! (Okay, just a teeny bit competitive there, but she started it, LOL)

    I tried your Blend and Switch tut yesterday and can’t wait to finish them. I just received my UV Light and Resin, so that is today’s project!

    Also, even though I’ve “graduated” from the beginner’s course, I still refer back to these videos when I can’t remember exactly what you said. I am also so very impressed with how quickly you respond to everyone’s questions (including mine) and if you aren’t immediately available, someone on the blog will be more than happy to jump in and help.

    Keep up the great work! I can’t wait to see what this week’s tutorial will be!!

    Very sincerely,

  2. Cindy Lietz, 07 December, 2010

    @Laura Z: I think you are going to love the tutorial this week Laura! I can’t tell you what it is just yet, but lets just say that the name of the technique reminds me of a ‘boozy floozy’… ;-)

    You are such a sweetheart for saying what you said. You have officially won the ‘Made-My-Day’ Award! Being a little competitive myself, you made me laugh when you said you were proud to be beating your friend in the polymer skills department but it was OK to say it since she started it. You Go Girl!

    Love having you here and love it that you’re having fun on your polymer clay journey. Keep up the great work!

  3. Anita M, 07 December, 2010

    @Cindy Lietz from Polymer Clay Bead Making for Beginners Course: Cindy, I just wanted to thank you for stopping by my blog & leaving the really nice comment about my first beads & other projects…. that was one awesome fish! LOL

    Everyone here has been really helpful & so friendly since I joined. I am really enjoying myself.


  4. Michele P, 07 December, 2010


    My fourth grade class wants to make a wall size rosary for the school auction. I understand making the round beads, but how do we paint them and then make them shine? What about a transfer for the center piece and the crucifix? I am less experienced than a novice so any help will be greatly appreciated.


  5. Phaedrakat, 11 December, 2010

    @Michele P: Hi Michele, as Cindy mentioned, use the search box and you’ll find articles on just about anything polymer clay related. You’ll want to check out “baking” articles to ensure your clay is cured properly (bake at least an hour using a separate oven thermometer – temperature is critical.) Once the clay is cured, you can paint it (“painting clay” or “how to paint”, etc.) Polymer clay finishing articles are plentiful (try “how to make clay shine” or “shiny finish”, etc.)

    You can use one of the clay manufacturer products to make clay shiny (Studio by Sculpey glossy glaze or Fimo Gloss)…or there are less expensive options like Future floor wax (Pledge with Future Shine – get at Walmart) or Varathane wood finish (do a search to see the full name…you’ll need the indoor, water-based type – from home stores, etc.) Good luck with your project!

    BTW: If you decide to do more work with polymer clay, the best way to learn all the tricks is Cindy’s fundamentals course. Her Polymer Clay Basics Course is fantastic…just check out the comments at the top of this thread! The link for the course is at the top of this page… You can also sign up for her guest list / Polymer Clay Newsletter. You’ll receive 3 free videos as well as color recipes. It’s a great way to see how nice her videos are! Have fun, and happy holidays! ~Kat :D

  6. Angela Kent, 07 December, 2010

    I have almost the same experience as Laura. There are no classes here in Southern Ireland so I had booked one in London at the price of £125.00. After finding your website I cancelled the London flight, London hotel and London class (a saving of almost 500 euros). And I decided to learn from your site and spend that money on lots of the tools you suggested. So now I think I am just brilliant and I feel like an artist – which I am most certainly NOT. After work every day I cannot wait to get my fingers going. I have found my passion in life and I await your Intermediate Course. Your videos are well worth the few dollars you charge! Thanks for all your help that I needed last week.

  7. Isabel H, 08 December, 2010

    OK, I’ve got to add my 2 cents worth now. I started about the same time as Angela and Laura and I am HOOKED. I just crawled out of my workroom after 5 hours making canes, beads, etc. The time just flies by, and although I know I should be spending more time preparing for Christmas, I always seem to tell myself ‘I’ll do it tomorrow’ and off I go to my PC. I, too, love the videos and I’ve been telling people about them (although I don’t know if I should – they’ll find out how easy it is to learn and progress and won’t think I’m so ‘artistic’ anymore!). Thanks so much.

    p.s. Although I’ve been making a lot of things, I’m only just now baking something. I bought a table top convection oven on Craig’s List and although it worked when I bought it, it’s died on me. That has just left my kitchen oven, and I’m afraid I’ll screw up somehow and burn my projects. I’ll let you know how they turn out…..

  8. Maria, 08 December, 2010

    Tutorial of “boozy floozy” ? YAY! I have just the idea what to do with it : )

  9. Cindy Lietz, 08 December, 2010

    Thank you so much everyone for your amazing comments! It really feels rewarding to hear your incredible words and to know that you are learning quickly and are enjoying the process. It really has become a kind and supportive community around here and I appreciate you all more than you know!

    @Michele P: These are all excellent questions. Since they are really too complex to answer right here in the comment box, you will be best served if you use the search box at the top of the page to find your answers. There are hundreds of helpful articles that should help you to find the answers you need to your questions. If you need more help about how to navigate this web site to find answers to your questions, you can click the link by my name for some helpful info.

    @Maria: Tee hee hee I said the NAME of the tutorial REMINDED me of a ‘boozy floozy’! I think Elizabeth S. would have a pretty good idea of what I am talking about… not that she’s boozy or floozy… oooo I’m getting woozy… anyways it’s going to be a doozy! LOL

  10. Laura Z, 08 December, 2010

    Boozy Floozy!!! I love it!! I’m curious as to what this will be…is it Friday yet? :D

  11. Bette L, 08 December, 2010

    I’ll be ready on Friday with my bottle of wine and a frizzy wig!

  12. Donna P, 08 December, 2010

    Hi Cindy,

    I absolutely love your site and your videos are AMAZING!! What a difference from trying to learn something from a book. A big huge heartfelt THANK YOU for taking the time putting these videos together for all of us!


  13. Laura Z, 08 December, 2010

    Well, I THINK I know what the next tutorial is about. If I’m right, I think I’m even more excited!! I won’t spoil the surprise though!! I’m really wishing it was Friday already!!

  14. Laura Z, 23 December, 2010

    Hey Cindy, just a follow-up to my original post here. I showed my polymer friend my fully resined blend and switch earrings and she thought it was so cool, she asked me to show her how to do it. (I haven’t decided yet if I will share, LOL.) I have brought in several items I’ve since done using the art sheets and faux dichroic glass and she is quite impressed. When I get a few minutes I will have to post some pics on FB. Thank you, thank you, thank you for all you do!!!!! ~Laura

  15. Cindy Lietz, 23 December, 2010

    @Laura Z: That is so cool Laura! It is always fun to be able to impress your friends. I am looking forward to seeing your pictures. If your friend is interested in learning how to work with polymer clay too, make sure to send her here to the blog. I bet she would enjoy the learning and the community!

  16. JoAnna G, 13 January, 2011


    You do so much for so little money. I do hope you have many subscribers to make it worth your while.

    I just purchased this Vol-30 Back Issue with feather canes, kateydid bezels, pod beads and polymer postage stamps. And you also mentioned about faux opals too. I am just so excited to learn about all of the things mentioned so glowingly in the user reviews of back issue packages as soon as possible.

    Btw, your vintage rose choker is gorgeous and I am excited that you incorporate mixed media with your polymer clay tutorials since I am a big admirer of mixed media art jewelry – especially when it features polymer clay.

    Thank you so much.

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