Vol-042 Nov’2011 Back Issues | Polymer Clay Library

Polymer Clay Video Tutorials Volume 42Video Tutorials:
1: Tinted Photo Transfers
2: Stamped Polymer Bezels
3: Arizona Beads
4: Paper Punched Polymer

Well another month has gone by and the Volume-042 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 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-042 Package:

Video-042-1 Tinted Photo Transfers: Don’t you just love the nostalgia of a hand tinted, vintage photo? I sure do. What if you could take that old fashioned technique, and use it with modern materials… like say polymer clay? Wouldn’t that be cool? Of course it would! Well, now you can, using this neat image transfer technique that uses a regular black & white photocopied image and some other simple supplies that you probably already have on hand.

Video-042-2 Stamped Polymer Bezels: You likely have seen many types of stamped polymer clay pendants and charms in the beading magazines by now. They are very popular! Some with inspiring words, little poems or quotes, and others with graphic stamped images. No matter the style, they make awesome focal elements for your handcrafted jewelry designs… and they’re easy and fun to make too! As an added bonus, you’ll learn how to make your own colored glazes that can not only be used for this polymer clay project, but for many other projects as well.

Video-042-3 Arizona Beads: Some of the neatest ideas happen purely by accident… and they are often super simple to replicate as well. This was definitely the case with this polymer clay bead design that I call… Arizona Beads. Named after the craggy and jagged canyons and outcroppings of Arizona, with horizontal stripes not only in the rock faces, but also in the magnificent graphic sunsets and sunrises. These Arizona Beads are as rustic and unique as the Arizona Desert itself. Your polymer clay scraps never looked so good!

Video-042-4 Paper Punched Polymer: The coolest thing about polymer clay is that many of the tools and supplies designed for other craft mediums, can also be used with polymer clay. For example, in this tutorial I’ll show you how to use paper punches for creating cool polymer shapes from thin sheets of clay. Not only are these paper punched polymer pieces (say that three times fast), more durable than card stock for using in your scrap booking projects, but they will also will work great in many beading and jewelry projects. With the variety of paper punches available on the market today, and the number of polymer clay techniques you can use with this tutorial, the possibilities are truly endless!

Pink Rose Polymer Clay Color Palette

Also included in this Volume-042 back issue package, are the A-Series recipe cards from the Chihuly Glass Palette.

To read feedback from members who have already benefited from the videos and recipes in this Vol-042 back issue package, click here: Tinted Photo Transfers | Stamped Polymer Bezels | Arizona Beads | Paper Punched Polymer

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-042, 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. Evelien G, 28 November, 2011

    Hi Cindy,

    I wanted to say thank you for helping me with my library account. I also want to thank you for your excellent tutorials.

    I have been a model maker for 18 years but somehow polymer clay flew under the radar (Kid stuff LOL). I have stopped a while ago but came upon an art piece which was made from polymer clay reigniting my model maker passion and since I needed a way of making some extra income I started to do research. Your site cut the time I need to get up and running and recently I sold my first batch of cute ear studs on my market stall.

    I’m fascinated by the sheer chameleon qualities of this stuff and since I’m easily bored that is a big bonus.

    Yesterday I build the mother of all buffing tools for my dremel thanks to your tutorial and am buffing the hundreds of beads that I have made over the last two months finally seeing the true beauty of them all and can’t wait to get into necklace making.

    Kind regards,
    Evelien from New Zealand

  2. Cindy Lietz, 29 November, 2011

    You are very welcome Evelien. I’m so glad to hear that you are enjoying the tutorials. And thank you for sharing your wonderful polymer clay story. I love it! All the best with jewelry sales!

  3. Evelien G, 07 December, 2011


    If I only got the mother of all Dremel buffers out of the course it would already have been worth it but the course gave me a lot of valuable information filling some holes in my knowledge. I intend in due course to get the whole series of your excellent tutorials just for completeness sake as I grow as polymer artist.

    One question though. I use a two part dental silicone called Ally goop. Great stuff but I want to make a two part mold of a bead I designed. What can I use to keep the two parts from sticking? (I have Kato repel but that is for Polymer clay although I intend to do a test with it.)

    Kind Regards,

  4. Cindy Lietz, 07 December, 2011

    Evelien… about your silicon mold question… that’s a tricky one. I don’t believe there is a way to keep two separate silicon molds from sticking with a resist. I did see on YouTube somewhere, where a guy made a silicon mold with his sculpture embedded inside and then after the mold was set he cut it into the two halves. Maybe something like that would work.

  5. fran, 08 December, 2011

    I have tried doing the 2 part mold using the Amazing Mold Putty. I rubbed some vaseline along the edges where the 2 parts met and after allowing about 20 minutes for it to set up – it came apart ok. Don’t know if that would work with other products but it might be worth a try.

  6. Sherry M, 29 November, 2011

    Hi Cindy,

    Thank you so much for your polymer clay basics course videos. It sure saves a lot of time and frustration when you are able to see how things are done firsthand from someone who is a professional. Your tips make the experience go much smoother.

    I am just beginning to work with clay again. Tried several years ago but was not happy at all with the outcome. When I found your videos I got so inspired that I went out and got all the tools and purchased a few of my favorite back issue videos off of your library site, but then again, I keep finding new favorites! It is nice to know that nothing is a throw-away. You can just keep building from the foundation of an old piece of clay. I like that!

    Keep those video coming!


  7. Cindy Lietz, 30 November, 2011

    Sherry – Thanks so much for taking the time to write those very kind words. Sharing feedback like this really does help to give others great insight about what they can expect from the video tutorials. I truly appreciate it. Very much looking forward to hearing more about how your beads and jewelry projects are coming along.

  8. Monique U, 05 December, 2011

    Cindy, I have watched all the videos in your Beginner’s Course at least twice (some more!). It is obvious you are a natural teacher who enjoys and has mastery of her subject matter. Your experience working in television has enhanced your sense of pacing and editing. I think all this helps render your material so approachable and personal, and keeps all your members eager for each new installment!

    My only suggestion would be to amalgamate a few of the really short videos (less than 2-3 minutes) if it would be sensible to do so. Otherwise, I think everything is still really relevant to someone looking for a great outline of the important basics.

  9. Cindy Lietz, 06 December, 2011

    Thanks for the wonderful feedback, Monique. In regards to amalgamating the shorter videos… yes we will be doing that when the course gets upgraded and renewed. So many things to do… so little time :-)

  10. Rita H, 09 December, 2011

    Hi Cindy, I was able to purchase the remaining volumes to complete my library collection today. Btw, you are amazing to come up with what you do every week!!! Being a shut-in for the most part, you bring color and creativity into my life. Working with clay exercises my mind and spirit. Just wanted you to know that. And I was able to join the last bead swap that Marlene organized, had much fun making my swap bead and got some great beads from Angela. Turns out Marlene only lives 30 minutes from me, so hope to get together with her after the holidays! Your tutes bring people together!!!! Happy holidays to you and your family, Rita

  11. Cindy Lietz, 09 December, 2011

    Hi Rita – That is great you were able to complete your library… and that you were able to participate in Marlene’s Bead Swap. Thanks for sharing this story. Happy holidays to you too. ~Cindy

  12. Michelle C, 11 June, 2012

    If anyone is interested in polymer clay work, I can thoroughly recommend Cindy Lietz’s video tutorials. I look forward to every Friday’s tutorial and it is a well priced service too.

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