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Hello and welcome to my very first Inside the Studio post. I have recently initiated a YouTube channel and am hoping to create a series of polymer clay bead and jewelry tutorials. I have been working with polymer clay for near 25 years and have taught students of all ages. My first experience was teaching at a local art supply store. I was 18 at the time and was teaching a class full of children ages 5 through 12. Boy was that fun (and stressful)! My first video, however, was far more relaxed. I wasn't responsible for a room full of littles using butter knives to slice their canes. (butter knives are a bad choice, by the way, but it was my only option at the time) Who wants to hand over a medical grade tissue blade to a 6 year old? not me. And yes, everyone's cane was smooshed but they had fun regardless :)
My husband is incredibly supportive and is well experienced in producing media. This made for a great 'first video' experience. I would love to know what you think and all comments and suggestions are most appreciated. What would you like to learn in polymer clay? Please share your suggestions in the comment section below and a random winner will be chosen to receive a 20$ gift certificate to swoondimples.