Friday, August 13, 2010

The Complete Book of Polymer Clay


This book is full of step-by-step instructions for those that want to delve into the world of polymer clay. Written by Lisa Pavelka, it covers everything from polymer clay basics (which clay should I use?) to Skinner blending, caning, and image transferring.

Each page is full of colorful examples for each tutorial (64 in all!) -- lots of inspiration. Chapter Fourteen delves into "Projects You Can Make", offering six independent tutorials that will utilize the skills you learned in the book. The end of the book is pure eye candy, with an Artist's Gallery of finished work that is nothing short of breathtaking.

And now, you can WIN this book from me! Just leave a comment and I'll draw a name on August 18th.


Lori Anderson makes jewelry for Lori Anderson Designs. She writes the blogs Pretty Things and An Artist's Year Off.

69 comments:

abeadlady said...

What a great reference book! Put my name in the hat please.

Alice said...

I've always wanted to try Polymer Clay. It looks like such a versatile medium, plus I love getting my hands dirty in clay. I'd love to win!!!!!!

m.e. said...

what a great give away!!!
Can anybody ever have too many polymer clay books? I think not !
:D m.e .

sandi m said...

Oohh! I've been itching to try poly clay. And Lisa's products are sooo nice to use.
Wish me luck.
Thanks!

Judy said...

Sounds like a great book! One of the many things I would love to try.

Sofia said...

wow I'm the first to leave a comment! Great book, thanks for the chance... :)
Sofia

Francine Michaud said...

Wow! I would love to win this book! I would put it to good use.

Thanks for counting me in!

Francine

swopemelmel said...

Wow I have all the supplies now if just had the book I would be all set !! Please add my name to your drawing. swopemelmel@aol.com

Louise said...

I would be so lucky to have that book.
I am allways curious when a new claybooks show up. This one seems to be a great one.

Bobbi said...

Hi, Oh my goodness what a awesome Giveaway and book! If you would be so kind to enter my name in your Giveaway I would very much appreciate it! Thank you so much for this generous opportunity! I would really love to own that book and to be able to learn from it. This is really something that I've had a interest in for some time now but never have taken the time to investigate about it.
I hope that you have a wonderful day!
Hugs...
Bobbi

Arlene Harrison said...

My very first polymer clay class was with Lisa Pavelka! I would love to be entered to win this book.

Marnie said...

OOOH this book makes me want to run home from work and break out the clay. Forget feeding the kids or the DH. They can figure it out right!

Nesiejean said...

Oh wow! I would love to win this book!

DK said...

I've only recently started with polymer clay, but I love it so far. I've been getting lots of information and inspiration and just generally ogling all sorts of awesome things from this blog and a couple of others for weeks. Thanks fort the opportunity to be in a drawing to win this book.

Nicki said...

Image transfer? I'd love to try that one. And I have tons of polymer clay at home that I can start with right away....

Sara P. said...

I think I've been living under a rock - I didn't even know the book came out this year! So exciting.

renee said...

just started with poly clay and im having so much fun coming up with new ways to use it.

Jama said...

My friend Patty would love this book!

Doreen said...

Oh boy! I'd love to win a copy of that book. Please enter me.

Jeanie said...

I'd love to win this great looking book! I may be moving to an apartment and lampworking with glass is going to be a no-no. This would start me off with some great instructions and ideas. Thanks for the opportunity to win this!

Raida Disbrow said...

I would love this book! I have lots of clay to play with. Please add my name. Thanks!

Christine said...

Ooh! I'd love to win this book! Definitely add me to the drawing!

Elizabeth said...

I love Lisa Pavelka. Truly knowledgeable and she makes breathtaking goodies in polymer. She is the polymer queen along with Donna Kato.

I would adore having this reference, guide book.

Good luck all.

Sue said...

Love the book cover, it would be fun to learn a new technique. Please enter me.

EmandaJ said...

Oh boy, I would love to win this book! Pick me!

Emanda

Spirited Earth said...

i want to leave polymer clay..
sign me up for the giveaway.

Abracadebra Designs said...

Great looking book. Please enter me. Thanks

Rebekah said...

Ooh, I so want to win this book. I just started reading your blog and absolutely love all the work you do and especially the tips you give and recipes you send out weekly! Now all I need is a book to help me get started!

Jane Perala said...

I have always wanted to try Polymer Clay - so perhaps this is my chance!
Thanks!

Walden said...

How very nifty! I love polymer clay!

BundlesofBlossoms said...

Lori, How funny, I just commented on someones blog the other day, about working with polymer clay-Sweet!

Janet said...

Ive been playing with polymer clay and have made some beads its so versatile. This looks like a great book. Thanks for the chance!

Tina Holden said...

I love eye candy!! thanks for the opportunity!

Neassa said...

Always interested in adding to my book collection! This one looks very interesting.

Davinia said...

I'm just starting my polymer clay journey so this book would be a huge help to a newbie who is floundering in the clay wilderness. Thanks for the opportunity.

Lois Moon said...

Thanks for the opportunity - count me in.

ArtbymeCindy said...

I love working with clay and I love love books! This would be a great one to add to my collection!
Thanks

Must Create said...

Looks wonderful. I'd love to have it. thanks .

Be~Jeweled by Jana said...

I've dabbled in polymer clay and would love to learn more! Please enter me! Thanks!

steufel said...

Love to win that!

Lena said...

I'd love to have it:)
Thanks.

Peg Woropay said...

Polymer clay...I really love it...but, I have to admit I have not been able to make anything close like some artists make
{ with all the detail}.
So very inspiring, though. I would love to be in the book giveaway.

Thanks. Peg

inventivesoul said...

OOOH!!!
HI LORI!!!
I just went to Barnes & Noble on Wednesday and spent a whole hour taking notes and having fun with this book!
I don't have it and I'd love to win it!!!
:o)
Then I can have the book for real and not need to refer to my notes!

~*I HOPE TO WIN I WANT TO WIN I WISH I WIN THIS BOOK!*~

Klassy Joolz said...

What a great giveaway and what a great book. I would love to have this book and get into the polymer clay world of art.

Smiles, Pam

Kirsten said...

Thanks for this Lori! I'm just getting started with it and having alot of fun!! :)

Anonymous said...

I'd love to win this book!

Cheryl W. said...

Oh, I would love to win this book. Please enter me in the drawing and thank you so much for the opportunity!

Kell said...

Please include me in the giveaway!!! I've tried (unsuccessfully) to work with polymer clay and would love to have this book to help me along!

Kell

One Woman's Thoughts said...

I'm always looking for new creative adventures. This book looks like it can be inspirational and educational.
What a lovely give away from you. Please enter me into that hat!

wadham97 said...

Looks like a comprehensive book to me! Thanks for the heads up about it coming out!

Alpha-Mom said...

I have been itching to try polymer clay. Thanks for letting us throw our names into the bag on this book.

Anonymous said...

What a wonderful reference book, especially for a clay-newbie like myself. Thanks!

Winchell Clayworks said...

Count me in! I'm always looking for new clay books, whether they're polymer, metal, or earthenware clay!

Sabine said...

This looks like a great book! Put my name in the hat!

Ann
http://www.mycriticaleye.com

ChezChani said...

I need a new craft (almost as much as I need another hole in my head) soooo pick me pick me!!

elahnah@aim.com

Bette Lou said...

What a great deal! I have been wanting this book for a while. Please put my name in the drawing.

Larissa said...

the book must be fabulous! would love to have it, too!

מיכל שהם said...

Sounds like a great book!

Thank you!

Michal

Ellen Stoune said...

Thanks for the write up on a very neat book. Would love to win it!

miramecreations said...

What a great giveaway, Lori! I haven't purchased this book but would love to be able to win it in your giveaway. Please include my name in the hat! Thanks! 8-)

SueBeads said...

So want to learn this - thanks for the chance to win the book!

Dee said...

This book looks fascinating! Thanks for the chance to win it.

Elaine said...

I agree, no one can have too many clay books!

TeriBaskett said...

Polymer Clay is one thing I've never worked with...I knwo I would be able to use some projects in metal clay, but I'd love to know more about how to create clay pieces since it's so easy to combine and use colors!

zabica67 said...

I'd like to have it soooooooo much. Wish to be winner this once. And thank you for the oportunity.

Gayle said...

I would love to have this book !

Fire Phoenix said...

Ooo, that book looks (and sounds) fab! Add me to the hat please :) Even if I don't win, I may have to buy it anyway - I'm still a complete novice at polymer clay.

Jan Vermillion-Thomason said...

this book is just what i need!

BethFondren said...

I am attempting to educate myself on polymer clay jewelry making, and while searching blog after blog I stumbled upon the pretty things blog,which directed me here to art bead scene for a chance to win The Complete Book of Polymer Clay, im VERY interested in the book,thanks for the contest!

Beth