Vol-031 Dec’2010 Back Issues Now Posted in Polymer Clay Library

Polymer Clay Video Tutorials Volume 31

Video Tutorials:
1: Silicone Molds;
2: Faux Druzy;
3: Leaf Vein Bails;
4: Gingham Cane:

With yet another month gone by, the Volume-031 Back Issue Videos have now been added to the Polymer Clay Library. If you missed your chance to see these tutorials as they were released each Friday during the month of December, 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-031 Package:

Video-031-1 Silicone Molds: Learn to make your own silicone molds using Simple Silicone – a 2 part silicone putty that can be molded around any dimensional item, and then filled with solid or liquid polymer clay and baked in the oven. This technique brings all kinds of exciting possibilities to polymer clay. You will be able to make Faux Druzies, designer buttons and a huge variety of other projects as well.

Video-031-2 Faux Druzy: Ever seen those gemstones with the crystals on top? Well they’re called Druzies and now you can learn how to make your own Faux Druzy from polymer clay. In nature, you’ll find endless varieties of this beautiful stone. So as as you can imagine, there is no limit to your creativity on this one!

Video-031-3 Leaf Vein Bails: Learn how to incorporate handmade wire bails into the structure and design of your polymer clay beads and pendants. Functional and beautiful at the same time! Plus, you’ll love how easy this bail is to make!

Video-031-4 Gingham Cane: Classic, Simple and Cool! That is how I would describe this neat little polymer clay cane based on the classic fabric pattern called Gingham. And because it utilizes a clay extruder, you can also add Fast to the list of it’s attributes!

Frosty Field Polymer Clay Color Palette

Also included in this Volume-031 back issue package are the A-Series recipe cards from the Vegas Wildflower Palette.

To read feedback from members who have already benefited from the videos and recipes in this Vol-031 back issue package, click here: Silicone Molds | Faux Druzy | Leaf Vein Bails | Gingham Cane

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-031, 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.


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  1. Elizabeth S., 03 January, 2011

    Yikes! This tut synopsis is reminding me of how far behind I am. In spite of a few semi-successful druzy attempts I have yet to try the others. Maybe today is the day; my newly cleaned craft room is begging me to mess it up again; hubby went back to work this morning meaning that my kitchen will stay clean and orderly once the breakfast dishes are washed; (OT-I’ll bet I have the only husband in the world who thinks cleaning up after himself means hanging a peanut butter covered knife blade over the rim of the sink so that the pb doesn’t get on the counter–AND it’s usually the side of the sink that sits over the dishwasher. Then he gets all proud that he can balance the knife just right so that it doesn’t fall into the sink. I’m not complainin’. Guess even the most wonderful men in the world have quirks, right?). It’s just that I am so perfect—————right?

    These tuts are absolutely fabulous and I’m itchin’ to get at them.

    Happy New Year to my claying family.


  2. Peggy, 03 January, 2011

    Well you are ahead of me Elizabeth. I just now found some metallic sand (Thank you Cat) so I can try the druzy. Cat is selling metallic silver and gold at her Etsy store, great buy check it out if you haven’t found any yet.
    designsbycatalina.etsy.com Then I also found some glass glitter I am going to try on ebay, a sampler package. The item number is #380297201542 and it is listed under German glass glitter sampler tote 12 colors sugar camp. I paid $24.99 I bought some other items so I got a good rate on combined shipping. With all these colors and Cat’s silver and gold I am so excited now I just have to find the time.
    Elizabeth at least your husband feels it should be washed after each use. My husband who I adore and I think this is the only fault he has that really bothers me. Otherwise I have to admit he is pretty much perfect in my eyes.
    He has a piece of toast in the morning with butter almost 5 out of 7 days. He likes to leave the knife on the top of the butter dish the handle balances it so that the blade does not touch the lid to get butter on it. His reason for this is he will be having bread and butter or a roll and butter with lunch or dinner. Why dirty another knife???? No he does not do the dishes. It drives me nuts to open the cupboard door and find a knife laying on my butter dish!!
    Other than that he picks up after himself pretty good I don’t even say anything,I just take the knife and put it in the dishwasher. Yes we have a lot of knives.

    Happy New Year Clay lovers alike

    Thank you Cindy and Doug for a most wonderful year of fun, artistic, brain storming, happy go lucky, low cost, tutorials and blogging. The LIETZ TEAM beats them all at everything you could possibly think of. The two of you slammed it out there with a year of the most exciting PC Fun and Talent all wrapped up into a package anyone can afford.

    No excuse to pass this year up like last year. If you only knew. Try it and the only regret you will have is that you have missed so much for so little money.
    It’s a New Year People come on and join the best PC tutor ever.



  3. Ken H, 03 January, 2011

    Don’t feel bad Elizabeth, there are a few of these I haven’t done yet, just did the Gingham Cane last night, came out exceptionally well for a first attempt, I have gift cards totaling about $150, so a whirlwind trip to Michaels is in order REAL soon, and an order for the mold making compound will be forthcomming also.

    Catalina thanks for the info on the “Diamond Dust” as most of the Druzies I’ve seen have much smaller crystals in them, I’m going to do both large and small though, but I do a lot of research on the natural items before I attempt doing a faux so I know first exactly what mother nature created.

  4. Ken H, 03 January, 2011

    Sorry Cindy, I forgot to ask, any chance of a “houndstooth pattern” or other “cloth” patterns Tweed, etc. ?

  5. Tina R, 04 January, 2011

    Hi Cindy,

    Love ya and your whole program! One problem that I have is that all of your color recipes are in Premo. I do not like using premo, it continuously crumbles up on me… it may be the Arizona weather? I don’t know… so all of the color mixtures are all of no use to me but I would certainly love to use your color schemes… I was hoping that you could give some fimo or sculpey 3 recipes, please :) Thank you! :)

  6. Laura Z, 04 January, 2011

    @Tina R: Hi Tina! If you do a search for “sculpey III color recipes” you will find a host of articles on this topic. In particular, one of our artists, Carrie, posted several recipes for Sculpey III and there is a link to a blank recipe card. Hope this helps to get you started! ~Laura

  7. Cindy Lietz, 04 January, 2011

    @Elizabeth S. and Peggy: I LOVE you guys! Thanks for your wonderful and playful comments. You both always make me happy!!! It was so nice to hear Elizabeth that you got to visit Lupe. How neat that so many of you are now becoming friends and connecting, just by meet each other on this blog. Makes me feel like a proud Momma!

    @Ken H: I’ll add those to the list of ideas to try and come up with. It is interesting that you brought up cloth related tutes. This month I will be showing you a couple of tutorials with a cloth/fiber theme. I think you’re going to love them!

    @Tina R: I see Laura pointed you in the right direction. Hope that helps. Just in case you haven’t done the search yet, I have linked to an article of Kato Recipes that if you scroll down to the bottom of the post you will find a couple of links to the Sculpey III Recipes as well as the Blank Recipe Card Laura was talking about. The thing about your Premo is that it is probably extremely old stock, or it has been partially cured. Your Premo clay should only be a bit firmer than your Sculpey III and not all crumbly. I suspect since you are in Arizona that it may have been over heated in shipping or even in your car. If your Premo is old it may still be workable. It may just need a longer more thorough conditioning, a softener,or a tumble in a food processor to soften it up. If it is partially cured, you can use it in faux stones, and many other cool techniques. Don’t abandon Premo just yet. I suggest you pick up a new block or two. Squeeze the package to be sure there is some ‘give’ to it and make sure it is stored in a cool place, and you may just say goodbye to your Sculpey II and Hello to a stronger more durable clay, with a ton of color recipes!

    @Laura Z: Thank you so much for helping Tina and all the others you have been answering questions for. You have no idea how much that helps me out. I appreciate you ton!

  8. Elizabeth S., 04 January, 2011

    I posted this on the pc fb page but I’m going to do so here as well. Just want to share that I just returned from having breakfast with Lupe Meter. She was visiting family in Las Cruces, NM and because she flies in and out of El Paso, TX, to her home in Phoenix, we were able to connect. She is as wonderful and beautiful as her work and I can’t tell you what it meant to me to meet her in person. Just hope some of her talent rubbed off on me ( lo)l.

  9. Cindy Lietz, 05 January, 2011

    I posted this over at another thread but wanted to add it here too. Right now both Doug and I have been extremely busy moving everyone over to the new Credit Card Subscription payment System. What this means is that all paid members will be receiving an email just before your next renewal payment is due. That email will provide you with special instructions on how to make the easy switch over to the new payment system. What would be REALLY helpful is if you all could be sure to watch for that email and also to follow through with the simple instructions right away. This way we don’t have to send out multiple reminders which will just add to the workload. The whole transition process is already quite an undertaking, so anything you guys can do to help speed things up, is greatly appreciated!

  10. Tonya S, 15 January, 2013


    Thank you so much for helping me to get my credit card info updated. I wouldn’t know what to do if I lost my subscription with you!

    Tonya Sawyers

  11. Debbie Rhodes, 05 January, 2011

    I want to thank you and Doug for all the things you do that we as members don’t see or hear you do. I love your blog and Friday’s color recipes/video. Your blog is one of the first things I do in the morning before I go to work. I’ll be looking for my email renewal payment. Debbie

  12. Sue Connors, 05 January, 2011

    Hi Cindy,

    I’m having a problem with Translucent Clay that I’m hoping you might be able to help me with. When I’ve baked it, it doesn’t go all that translucent. I even put it into cold water straight away after baking as I heard this will help the process. I hope you can help me with this very frustrating problem.

    BTW I love your site and all the video’s that I’ve received. Have a Great Day.

  13. Cindy Lietz, 06 January, 2011

    @Debbie Rhodes: Thank you for saying that Debbie. That was nice to hear after a very stressful day!

    @Sue Connors: Thanks! You are doing the right things for making your translucent clay as clear as possible but you may be expecting too much clarity out of it. The only way you will get Premo, Fimo, Sculpey III or Kato Translucent to appear clear is if it is an extremely thin layer. I have seen a few examples of fairly clear polymer pieces but they were made with Pardo clay, which is a brand that I have not tried yet. Hope that helps.

  14. Linda Ford, 14 January, 2011

    Hi Cindy, I got your beginners course 2 days ago, finished it last night and became a member today. I signed up for the membership plus the 3 month backdate offer. My question is – how many videos does that include and how do I access them?

    I want to tell you that you have helped me more in the last 3 days than all the reading I’ve been doing for the last 3 months.

    Thanks Cindy,


  15. Cindy Lietz, 14 January, 2011

    Hi Linda,

    I’m so glad to hear that the videos have been helpful for you. Thanks for sharing that wonderful feedback.

    With regards to the special 3 month back date offer you asked about… that includes a total of 12 videos and 12 A-series color recipes in the 3 consecutive Back Issue Volumes that were published just prior to the month that you joined.

    So for you, since your subscription began with Vol-032, your 3 month back date includes Vol-031, Vol-030 and Vol-029.

    And just as a hypothetical example for benefit of others who may be reading here, if you had already purchased Vol-029 before signing up for the ongoing subscription, your special offer back date would have included Vol-031, Vol-030 and Vol-028. The back date would have skipped over vol-029 if you already owned it.

    Now to answer you question about how to get to your back issue videos and recipes, there are two ways to do this.

    The first is to simply keep scrolling down the home page at the beadvideos library site (while you are logged in with your username and password of course). The videos and recipes that you own will show for you. And anything you don’t own, won’t show. When you get to the bottom of the home page, you will see a “Next Page” link that will allow you to keep scrolling down through all of the successive content in the library.

    Another way to access purchased back issue videos is to use the “Back Issue” link in the top navigation bar at the beadvideos library site. When you are at the Back Issue page, scroll down to the volume or volumes that you own. For each one, you will see a link preceded by these words in bold red text: “Or… If You Already Own This Volume…” which will get you to where you need to go.

    Please always remember that you must be logged in with your username and password for your paid content to show.

    Hope this helps.

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