Vol-047 Apr’2012 Back Issues | Polymer Clay Library

Polymer Clay Video Tutorials Volume 46Video Tutorials:
1: Polymer Bead Cones
2: Rose Brain Cane
3: Forget-me-not Beads
4: Embossed Metal

Well another month has gone by and the Volume-047 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 above, shows thumbnail images for the 4 videos included in this Vol-047 Package:

Video-047-1 Polymer Clay Bead Cones: Bead cones are findings that really should be in everyone’s jewelry making toolkit. They are usually made of metal, and often used for finishing both single and multi-strand necklace cord ends, as demonstrated in the Vol-040-4 Bead Cones Tutorial. Now in this Vol-047-1 lesson, you will learn how to create your own custom polymer bead cones that can be used in a variety of cool jewelry projects. Make them any size, shape and color… so you’ll always have the perfect design for custom creations.

Video-047-2 Rose Brain Cane: Sometimes the best ideas are very simple… such as with this cool looking Polymer Clay Rose Cane, based on the Brain Cane concept. Yes I know that sentence sounded complicated, but the technique for creating this flower cane, actually is super easy. So easy you are going to want to make up an entire rose garden of these special polymer cane designs.

Video-047-3 Forget-me-not Beads: Is there a sweeter or more darling little flower than the Forget-Me-Not? The teeny, tiny size, delicate color, and charming name, make it a naturally romantic symbol of everlasting love. That is why you will find the Forget-me-not flower used in Spring Weddings, Baby Showers and of course jewelry designs. Learn to make these little darlings using special flower cutters and molds that will have you creating unique flower jewelry in no time!

Video-047-4 Embossed Metal: Just like Peanut Butter and Jelly or Macaroni and Cheese, some things just go together… like Metal and Polymer Clay. Learn how to use the latest tools for embossing metal that makes creating your own custom metal components and findings for your polymer clay jewelry products, simple, easy and fast. And once you’ve invested in the tools and materials, you can make them inexpensively too! Plus use the same machine for other mixed media projects such as Die Cutting Polymer Clay, cloth, leather, plastics, paper and metal foils. You’re going to love all the cool things you can do with this machine!

Pink Rose Polymer Clay Color Palette

Also included in this Volume-047 back issue package, are the A-Series recipe cards from the Grape Hyacinth Color Palette.

To read feedback from members who have already benefited from the videos and recipes in this Vol-047 back issue package, click here: Polymer Clay Bead Cones | Rose Brain Cane | Forget-me-not Beads | Embossed Metal

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-047, 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. Monique U, 30 April, 2012

    Tee Hee, so glad to see our little brain cane now has a proper name… BRIAN… I know you guys will get the typo corrected shortly, but I was happy to get another giggle this month! (Another outstanding collection of tutorials, as always. Looking forward to May’s wonderful colour palettes and enriching set of shared experience from our favorite teacher!)

  2. Polymer Clay Tutor Doug Lietz, 30 April, 2012

    LOL … all fixed.

  3. Natalie H, 01 May, 2012

    Hi Cindy
    Just wanted fellow polymer clayers that ACMoore has a 40% off on the Dies and Embossing machine..I looked at it but decides to wait because they did not have any of the extra tick die cutters that you used for your beautiful pendants.
    By the way, I am combining with a friend to share a table at a local craft fair on May 20..so I working my little heart out getting things ready..the last time I did some work was the Thrusday before EAster and end up burning everyting…was not watching it..I think II learned my lesson..Ican not mutli taste..as was working on getting ready for Passover.

  4. Rita H, 01 May, 2012

    Hi Cindy, made some more of the clover flower beads – this time used a more opaque clay. Getting ready to make some forget-me-nots – luv your bracelet – very nice color mix.


    Red Clover Flower Bead Rita Hammock

  5. Peggy Barnes, 02 May, 2012

    Beautiful look with the opaque clay also. Thanks for sharing.

  6. Jocelyn, 05 May, 2012

    Stunning, love the red blend you achieved.

  7. Dixie Ann Scott, 01 May, 2012

    Cindy, your bracelet is gorgeous. I have a request for a tute. Somewhere in my brain i remember seeing or reading about a technique that lisa pavelka did where she used packaging tape to peel off some kind of foil on polymer clay. Are you familiar with it?
    The foil that was left behind really made the piece look stunning but I have not the faintest idea how she did it. Is this something you could teach us?

  8. Peggy Barnes, 02 May, 2012

    Dixie I think I saw that tutorial also. That was when Lisa P. was sponsoring Pardo clay. She is no longer working with them because of some issues that could not be corrected. You and I might of seen that video on Polyclayplay on the store site. I am sure if you go to Lisa’s site and contacted her she would advise you on where you could go see the tutorial. You might even be able to find it on youtube. But if Cindy has a technique similar to this I am with you and vote that she do a tutorial on it and show it to us sooner than later. If I find this I will let you know where.
    Wow it sure is nice to be back and get involved again. Missed everyone here.
    Uuuuugggs for now

  9. Dixie Ann, 02 May, 2012

    Glad to have you back Peggy! I don’t think I watched a video. All I remember is a picture of hands peeling off the tape. I will go there and see if I can find the video. Thanks for the tip. I hope Cindy can do a tute though.

  10. Cindy Lietz, 07 May, 2012

    I remember that tute too Dixie. I think I saw it on the Fiskars site a few years ago maybe. I have been meaning to play around with the idea a bit and see what I could come up with. Giving credit to Lisa of course, if I use something inspired by it. One more idea for the list. Thanks Dixie! :)

  11. Cherie, 17 May, 2012

    I think it was on the shimmer batik tutorial.

  12. Shilo T, 02 May, 2012

    Love your tutorials! Just made my first brain cane and peacock cane. First two successful!

    When I have friends asking me how to get started in Polymer Clay, I tell them to go to your site. It has been SO helpful!


  13. Jocelyn, 04 May, 2012

    This is Facebook related. Do not want to hurt any feelings. Due to some family challenges, I am on Facebook as “Blue Suede Shoe” so please feel to request friending. My privacy settings are tight, so if you cannot see my wall there, you are not alone. Again, forgive me.

    Also, I am using the oldest Dell desktop you could imagine, lol. Not eager to trade it in yet. But sometimes it is so slow….so, on Facebook, I do not accept any add-ons, games, or special programs.

    Hope this finds all of you well, happy, and figuring out Cindy’s new technique and the calla lily.

    Please, please continue to upload pics of your creations to Cindy’s Facebook Gallery Page.

  14. Linda M, 18 May, 2012

    Hi Cindy,

    I’ve purchased several of your back issue videos and I’m enjoying them immensely!


  15. Sylvia J, 31 May, 2012

    Hi Cindy,
    I am new to your site and have purchased several back issues but have not purchased your beginners series (I got carried away with your back issues, but plan to get the beginner series next). I am wondering if you have covered how to get consistent sizes of beads for 4mm, 6mm, 8mm, etc. Is that covered in your beginners series? If not, what tut is it covered in?
    Thanks for all your excellent help.

  16. Cindy Lietz, 31 May, 2012

    Thank you Sylvia! I am glad you are enjoying the videos. I think you are going to really like the Beginner’s Course. It will give you a great foundation to your polymer clay skills, so that you can have more success with any of the other tutorials you are also learning in the back issues and the membership.

    To answer your question about making consistent sized beads, yes the course will help you with that. Video #25 in the course will show you how to measure and make beads that are all the same size. Video #18 will show you how to make perfectly round beads by hand and Video #20 will show you how to use a tri-bead roller for consistently making three different shaped beads. There is of course a ton of other videos in the course that will help you with proper baking, finishing, simple caning, drilling holes, avoiding fingerprints and a host of important techniques that every clayer should know.

    If there is anything else you need, don’t hesitate to ask!

  17. Sylvia J, 31 May, 2012

    Thanks for your quick response.
    I look forward to purchasing the Beginner’s course.

  18. Amy T, 01 June, 2012

    I look so forward to your video every week thanks!!!!

  19. Jocelyn, 06 June, 2012

    Just saw this: lisaclarke.net/2012/06/03/the-end-of-polka-dot-creations/

    It’s so sad. I loved her site, and used it a lot.

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