Seattle’s Cynthia Toops takes you through the process of making polymer clay beads in this quick and wonderful video. It’s sure to give you breathtaking inspiration and overwhelming studio envy to start your week.

Toops’ jewelry is featured in the installation, A Bead Quiz, on view now at the Seattle Art Museum. Her husband, Dan Adams, has a companion video here.

You might want to look at Cynthia and Dan’s self-published book and her Facere Gallery listings too.

I’m scouting out polymer clay in Chapel Hill, NC today and send my thanks to Carol Simmons for sending me today’s link.

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  • reply Christine Damm ,

    Great little video– yes, now I have super workshop envy!

    • reply selma andrews ,

      Wonderful video! Her workshops are filled with techniques and ideas
      if you have the opportunity take as many as you can.

      • reply selma andrews ,

        Wonderful video! Workshops are filled with techniques and ideas

        • reply Melanie ,

          In my wildest dreams maybe!!…what beautiful work and work space!!…green with envy I am! :)

          • reply Elena ,

            I love Cynthia’s works! They are my favorite!Great video, thank you for sharing!

            • reply Amy E Wallace ,

              I love seeing big-time artists’ personalities…they’re usually so down-to-earth. I could easily hang out with Cynthia!

              • reply Sera ,

                I love seeing the faces of people whose name and work I have been familiar with over many years!
                Thankyou for sharing this wonderful find.

                • reply Enkhtsetseg Tserenbadam ,

                  Quick yet great video that contains so many valuable inspirations and ideas. So great to hear her saying “My choose is cheap” as I use some weird tools that I create and collect that is very embarassing to show to others! Thank you and thank you!!!!!!

                  • reply Enkhtsetseg Tserenbadam ,

                    Originally Posted By Enkhtsetseg TserenbadamQuick yet great video that contains so many valuable inspirations and ideas. So great to hear her saying “My tools are very cheap” as I use some weird tools that I create and collect that is very embarassing to show to others! Thank you and thank you!!!!!!

                    • reply Kate Clawson ,

                      Awesome! what a find, I could go through her (bead) drawers for hours!

                      • reply Meisha Barbee ,

                        Wow! A chance to view Cynthia’s incredible drawer of work…I wanted to reach in and touch some of them. I’ve been a Cynthia Toops fan forever. I adore her sensible color and design choices. I own one of her beads, which I periodically pull out just to oooooh and aaaaah.
                        Thank you for this video which finally allowed me to meet Cynthia, albeit long distance.

                        • reply Toops/Adams site ,

                          […] You may enjoy revisiting this Seattle Art Museum video about Cynthia and this earlier post. […]

                          • reply Maia ,

                            Great videos .i have never work with polymer clay, my first class was at craftcast .love your ideas .

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