Vol-037 June’2011 Back Issues Now Posted in Polymer Clay Library

Polymer Clay Video Tutorials Volume 37

Video Tutorials:
1: Sculpted Iris Beads
2: Faux Stoneware
3: Peacock Cane Part 1
4: Peacock Cane Part 2

Well another month has gone by and the Volume-037 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 June, 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-037 Package:

Video-037-1 Sculpted Iris Beads: With the popularity of sculpted flower beads,  these Sculpted Iris Bead really fits the bill. They are easy to do, yet oh so intricate looking. With a small amount of clay and tools, you’ll be sculpting these gorgeous flower beads in no time!

Video-037-2 Faux Stoneware: The beauty of polymer clay is that it is the great pretender. It will mimic all kinds of materials including metal, glass and stone. One thing it does really well, is copy the look of ceramic and stoneware. This faux polymer clay technique achieves that glassy glazed look of stoneware or ceramic, in one easy step. I think you are really going to enjoy how real it looks and how simple it is to do.

Video-037-3 Peacock Cane Part 1: Inspired by the colors and the intricate details of real Peacock Feathers, this Intermediate Level Cane Design, is sure to please. Part 1 of this tutorial takes you through the color choices and blends you will need to make in order to build this lovely cane, as well the beginning stages of the cane construction. Good basic knowledge of canework as well as an in depth understanding of the Teardrop Blend, is a pre-requisite for success in creating this cane.

Video-037-4 Peacock Cane Part 2: This second part of the Peacock Cane Tutorial, continues on with the layering and combining of the different cane elements that go into completing this beautiful cane.

St John's Wort Polymer Clay Color Palette

Also included in this Volume-037 back issue package, are the A-Series recipe cards from the St John’s Wort Palette.

To read feedback from members who have already benefited from the videos and recipes in this Vol-037 back issue package, click here: Sculpted Iris Beads | Faux Stoneware | Peacock Cane Pt1 | Peacock Cane Pt 2

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-037, 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, 27 June, 2011

    I am always amazed to see another month go by so quckly….must be old age…..but also to see what we have learned. Thanks go to the Lietz’s and all my friends here for invaluable help and encouragement.

  2. Laura Z, 27 June, 2011

    What a great month for tutes!! While I haven’t been on the blog much, I have been watching my weekly videos and this has been another great month! Thanks so much for all of your inspiring ideas and wonderful detail oriented quality videos!!

  3. Jeanne C., 27 June, 2011

    This was an amazing month of videos. I loved making the Iris flowers and look forward to making the Peacock Feather Cane. I can’t wait to see what you have planned for us next month. You and Doug are the best, thanks for providing a place to get inspiration, support and fun!! Your tutorials are the best. :)

  4. DawnB, 29 June, 2011

    Cindy, I want you to know how much I appreciate you and your family team. Your tutes are a treasure to me. Thank you so much for sharing your passion for polymer clay with us who also have that passion. Woot! You learned by making mistakes, so we don’t have to. Woot!

  5. Jocelyn, 30 June, 2011

    Cindy and all,

    Another great collection of videos. I am thrilled I found and joined this site. Think you folks are going to have to take me out in a body bag, LMAO!!!!

    As requested, listing some of my thoughts for future tutes, below….

    Please jump in and support the ones you like and add your own ideas so Cindy can add them to the schedule. Many thanks!

    – The Mexican “Crystal Cave” shown on the science channels. Has to be some way to capture the beauty of that place.

    -More animals! Love to see Cindy’s take on giraffe, tabby house kitties, and a finish that duplicates “fur.”

    -Something that mimics the work of Josh Simpson… joshsimpson.com

    -More features on studio space and storage.

    -More rocks! Love to see how you’d make moss agate, granite/pegmatite, jasper, petrified wood, malachite, and blue lace agate (my personal fav).

    Thanks for listening!

  6. Jocelyn, 03 July, 2011

    Ooooo, Cindy, look at the new Firemountain paper catalog, page 57. Gorgeous jaspers…..

  7. Kathy P, 06 July, 2011

    Cindy I’ve found your tutorials wonderfully educational. Thank you.

    Is there a matte finish spray on ‘varnish’ that I can use on my clay pieces? I bought one about a year ago and it made my pieces tacky and sticky.

    Thanks for your info.

  8. Jocelyn, 06 July, 2011

    @Kathy P: Key “matte finish spray” into the search box in upper left, tons of info here: Polymer Clay Finishes

    Hope this helps, Kathy.

  9. Melissa G, 08 July, 2011

    I am continuously impressed every Friday when a new tutorial comes out! As a complete newbie to polymer clay, I started out by purchasing Cindy’s beginner course. The amount of information jam packed into that course is priceless! I looked around my area for polymer clay courses, and was unable to find one for under $70 for a 3 hour class. By purchasing Cindy’s course, I instantly had access to 2.5 hours of polymer clay instruction, and I could watch in the privacy of my own home! If you’re anything like me, you only retain about 75% of the information the first time around. With Cindy’s course I can re-watch as many times as necessary, and even bring my laptop into my craft area! I then purchased the membership, and continued to be impressed! I have since purchased almost all of the back issue packages! The creativity, quality and ease with which the lessons are presented make working with polymer clay so easy! I’m constantly amazed by what I am able to create! For only $9.95 every 3 months? Definitely well worth the money!

    Thanks Cindy!

    Melissa Gauthier

  10. Keana L, 08 July, 2011

    I am in the final steps of opening business I have some pieces i will be making charms in white fimo soft clay baking and painting them and then adding a gloss my only worry is that the paint will not stick after a period of time. what can I do to make sure the paints stays on. is there a sealer ??? I know when wearing a bracelet is may rub,scrap against things so its important the paint will stick i just really need help.

  11. Cindy Lietz, 09 July, 2011

    Thank you everyone for your wonderful words! I really love hearing that you guys are enjoying the tutorials! It is not an easy thing to bring a variety of techniques and projects, week after week, that will satisfy such a large and diverse group. It is good to know that you are getting value from what Doug and I can offer.

    @Jocelyn: Great ideas! I’ll see what I can do to come up with some tutorials like that.

    @Melissa G: Thank you!!! You have really made my day with what you said. I appreciate you going the extra mile to let me know how you feel. So happy to hear you are enjoying your claying journey!

    @Kathy P: Jocelyn’s idea for using a sprayer filled with Future, etc. is a good one. Another option is to use an excellent polymer clay safe spray called Preserve Your Memories II (PYMII). It is a matte finish and works beautifully on the clay. Click the link by my name for more info.

    @Keana L: I am a little worried that you are planning to ship your products before doing some proper testing of the paints and finishes you are using or planning to use. Business is difficult enough without the added stress of having to deal with potential returns and complaints that arise from quality control issues. Please do spend some time researching the other articles here at my site, about problems with finishes that take a while to show up. In regards to your specific question, a great sealer that is compatible with polymer clay and most anything else that you want to seal onto a polymer clay surface, is the spray I just recommended to Kathy… called PYMII. The link by my name will take you to more info on that.

  12. Jocelyn, 08 July, 2011

    @Keana L: Some helpful info: Polymer Clay Antique Finishes

    “Seal paint” into site search box, 3 more pages of references for this issue.

    Hope this helps.

  13. Kathy P, 09 July, 2011

    I make flowers that I want to spray a finish on. Can I spray either the Future floor wax or the Varathane? I want to put it in a spray bottle and apply it that way. I want it to get down into the petals and leaves. Any ideas?

  14. Jocelyn, 09 July, 2011

    Insert ‘spray finish’ into the search box, tons of info. I used to use the floor wax liquid in the sprayer but you need one that you can adjust and clean with alcohol because it’s thicker than most liquids. My sprayers come from the hardware store.

    Just need many light coats, or it will drip and run.

    Hope this helps!

  15. Bonnie H, 14 July, 2011

    I’m sooo thankful I signed up for these tutorials you so kindly share with us and I have learned a wealth of new information and awesome techniques!! Thank you again for sharing your talent with us for you do have a special gift!!

  16. Keana L, 15 July, 2011

    Forgive me for not thanking you sooner, for all your help and information in addition to your promptness.

    Thank you !!!!

  17. JaneVW, 13 September, 2011

    I’m new to this site and fairly new to claying. I have studied the tutorial on making hammered metal cuff bracelets and covering them with clay. Problem: even tho I used Weldbond glue and let it dry over night, the clay popped off the next morning. Anyone know what I may have done wrong? Would appreciate help; thanks!

  18. Cindy Lietz, 13 September, 2011

    Hi Jane, I answered your question in the the Adding Clay to Bracelet Blanks post.

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