Vol-035 Apr’2011 Back Issues Now Posted in Polymer Clay Library

Polymer Clay Video Tutorials Volume 35

Video Tutorials:
1: Lilac Beads;
2: Copper Foil Tape;
3: Teardrop Blend Shift;
4: Birdhouse Beads:

Well another month has gone by and the Volume-035 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 April, 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-035 Package:

Video-035-1 Lilac Beads: The perfect beads for your Spring Jewelry Projects, these polymer clay flower beads can be made to mimic the various stages of blossom development… from a newly forming bud… all the way to a fully opened bloom. You can even use inks to add very realistic looking striations of natural color.

Video-035-2 Copper Foil Tape: Learn how to give your polymer clay beads and pendants the rich Old World feel by wrapping them in real Copper Foil Tape. An easy tutorial that will give you all the tips and techniques you need to get a professional looking finish with this mixed media art material.

Video-035-3 Teardrop Blend Shift: Why make graduated color blends the hard way…? When you can do them easier, quicker and with unlimited variations using this cool Lietz Teardrop Blend technique! Also discover how you can take your blends to a whole new level by learning a simple, yet oh so effective technique for shifting the colors into any shade or color way of your choice. Now it is easier than ever to let your inner artist run free!

Video-035-4 Birdhouse Beads: Nature inspired jewelry is hotter than ever… especially all things related to birds! So this is the perfect time to create some cool artistic Birdhouse Beads for your jewelry making projects. Who knew something this cute, could be this easy?

Foxgloves Polymer Clay Color Palette

Also included in this Volume-035 back issue package, are the A-Series recipe cards from the Foxglove Palette.

To read feedback from members who have already benefited from the videos and recipes in this Vol-035 back issue package, click here: Lilac Beads | Copper Foil Tape | Teardrop Blend Shift | Birdhouse Beads

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-035, 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. pollyanna, 25 April, 2011

    Wow ! Another month gone by. I don’t see how the ideas keep coming to our Cindy, but I thank God they do. I have learned so much here and from our family of friendly clayers.

  2. Jean B, 25 April, 2011

    Cindy, your videos are well worth the money even though I am not one to make beads. The information is good for all aspects of working with polymer clay. I have bought quite a few of your videos and subscribe to the weekly videos which I look forward to. I have read polymer clay info but seeing you do it makes all the difference to me. Thanks, Jean

  3. Cindy Lietz, 25 April, 2011

    Thank you ladies… I so appreciate you taking the time to share your thoughts on this fine Easter Monday holiday. I hope everyone is having a wonderful long weekend. It’s a good day to clay :-)

  4. Maria, 25 April, 2011

    Hello folks! Hope everyone had a nice weekend. I wanted to share a fun experience from yesterday. At an Easter get together at a friend’s house, I was talking about my (and many of yours, I know) passion for clay. I met some people there and while we were chatting, their little girl came up and she was wearing – you guessed it – one of my pendants!!! Her grandmother had purchased it a few years ago at one of our church bazaars. Her mother absolutely loves this piece of jewelry. It felt great to introduce myself as its maker. : )

  5. Cindy Lietz, 25 April, 2011

    @Maria: That is too cool Maria, you must have felt amazing! You won’t believe this, but a very similar thing happened to me on Sat. night. I was at my friend Sharon’s Easter party and while I was talking to someone, I looked across the room and a woman I had never seen before was wearing my pirate bracelet. (The one linked by my name.) I had forgotten that Sharon had bought it a couple of years ago for a friend of hers. It was fun seeing one of my favorite pieces on a complete stranger and knowing that she was still enjoying it!

  6. Maria, 25 April, 2011

    How funny, Cindy! Yes, it does feel amazing! And thanks to you, I’m constantly improving in my skills : )

  7. DawnB, 25 April, 2011

    Whoa Maria and Cindy. What wonderful stories to share with us. Thank you so much. I hope everyone had a wonderful Easter weekend.

  8. Peggy Barnes, 26 April, 2011

    What a wonderful Holiday Easter is as it touches our hearts. I hope everyone had a truly beautiful Easter.

    Cindy you and Doug started us out with another fantastic tute on Friday. I don’t know how you do it I am just thankful you continue to amaze us each and every week.
    Many Uuuggs, Peggy

  9. Ken H, 27 April, 2011

    Great Video!
    And I now can take Cindy where ever I go, my Nook Color E-reader upgraded it’s software and I can now watch Cindy’s videos anywhere I can get a WiFi hot spot, whoopie in one small moment to upgraed software Cindy’s videos are even twice the value, I can take her right to the Michaels, AC Moore or JoAnn’s to purchase my supplies or show the sales rep what I’m asking for when I get the blank “I haven’t a clue of what you’re talking about” stare.

  10. Cindy Lietz, 29 April, 2011

    First of all let me thank you all for the great comments! It really makes me happy to have you all here as part of this polymer clay family!

    @Ken H: What an awesome idea, to take your e-reader into the craft stores when buying supplies! I love it that you can now take the videos with you. That means you can be watching the videos on your commute. How cool is that!

    SPEAKING OF COOL (and funny):

    In honor of this month’s Vol-035 Birdhouse Bead Tutorial, as well as the HOT Bird Crafts Trend in general, I thought you would all get a chuckle from the following video that I first saw over at the Interweave site…

  11. Phaedrakat, 08 May, 2011

    @Maria: How amazing that must have been…to see someone proudly wearing one of your pendants after such a long time. I’ve had a couple incidents where I’ve spotted strangers wearing my jewelry, but it turned out to be stuff my sister asked me to make for her friends. But that’s quite different from random buyers from a church bazaar! How fun…and the little girl must have been surprised when you introduced yourself as the artist! What a great feeling of pride for you… :D

    @Ken H: Congrat’s on your E-reader’s update! It’s great…the newer technology makes it super easy to bring Cindy along with us wherever we go! Even my Android phone lets me watch Cindy on-the-go…the screen size is fine for the video tutes, although I haven’t had to share it with salespeople yet, (no blank stares lately, LOL!)

    @Cindy Lietz…Bird Beads…Trend: OMG, the dangers…when you “Put – a – bird – on – it!” LOL…Funny video, Cindy…although I gotta say, some of those items did look much cuter once adorned with a bird! ;-)

    Still lovin’ your cute little birdhouse beads. This was, indeed, an informative & inspirational month of tutes. I learned some amazing things; and want you to know how much I appreciate all you do — thank you!!!

  12. Laura R, 30 April, 2011

    I have made a gazzillion birdhouse charms and am loving it! Will try to take some photos and post them :)

    Thanks so much!


  13. Karen D, 30 April, 2011

    Thank you for your videos Cindy. I have already learned, and more importantly, gained the confidence to give new things a try.


  14. Elaine F, 16 May, 2011

    Question: Is there a UK supplier for the UV resin you featured, as I really want to use the best for my jewellery. Also is the UV gel-resin that nail-artists use compatible with PC ,or would it cause a re-action as the nail-artists use tiny slices of baked PC canes so thought as it comes in tiny tiny bottles it would be economical to practice with.

  15. Cindy Lietz, 16 May, 2011

    @Phaedrakat: Glad you found the video funny too! It is just the perfect kind of video for my quirky sense of humor.

    @Elaine F: Hopefully one of the girls from the UK will pop in here with some advice for you, but if I remember correctly, the Magic-Glos UV Resin is relatively easy to find in the UK. Magic-Glos is usually more expensive than the UltraDome product but shipping from the US can push the UltraDome costs up.

    I really love the UltraDome product though for it’s ease of use. If you click the link by my name, it will take you to a comment that Terry Morris of UltraDome and epoxyjewelry.com made awhile back about shipping the UV Resin to the UK. Hopefully that helps you a bit.

    As far as using the Nail Art UV Gel, I haven’t tried that myself, but it may be worth testing for yourself. As you can probably tell from my videos, I don’t get many manicures and am not familiar with the nail art products, other than making the canes. You may be on the right track though, since polymer clay canes are used in combination with the uv gel when doing the nail art techniques. But then again nails are much more temporary than jewelry is and incompatibility issues may not matter that much.

    That being said, the only way to really know if a product is compatible with polymer clay, is to test it. Let the samples sit for awhile (preferably 6 months) to see if there is going to be any problems long term. If you do try it, do let us know. It is so helpful when everyone shares what they learn.

  16. Thalia K, 07 January, 2014

    Thanks, Cindy! As a new polymer clay artist, It’s such a jump start to be able to learn from your videos.

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