I resurrected this video shot last year to remind myself to take better care of my best polymer clay tools – my hands. We’re lucky to have many talented masseuses like Klew in our ranks to keep us healthier.

For the life of me, I can’t make my thumb joint pop like Klew does on Sarah Shriver. The instruction is good anyway and I’m paying better attention. (Grasshoppers were making that annoying background noise.) Here’s the full-size version.

On a sillier note, I made myself a very attractive (and much younger) avatar/manga at this Italian site. Perhaps I should make a cane of it. The site’s in Italian but with a little clicking around, it’s easy to get the hang of it and email the results to yourself. I found it on Samyii’s Flickr site.

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  • reply Melanie West ,

    Hi Cynthia! I’m so sorry to hear your wrist(s?) is bothering you. I know how frustrating it can be when your muse is calling, but you hands are cooperating. May you find speed healing, so you can dive back into your clay! 🙂

    I really appreciate the video, my dear. Some really good tips. Thanks! Would you happen to know the link to the larger YouTube version? I’d love to be able to see more detail so I don’t do more harm than good. (Knowing me, that’s quite likely to happen – lol!)

    • reply Cynthia Tinapple ,

      Melanie – Wrist is fine now. I had ominous twinges and immediately took action. Thanks for the hint about the YouTube link…I’ve added it.

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