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.

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69 Comment

  1. abeadlady
    August 13, 2010 at 3:42 pm

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

  2. Alice
    August 13, 2010 at 3:42 pm

    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!!!!!!

  3. m.e.
    August 13, 2010 at 3:47 pm

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

  4. sandi m
    August 13, 2010 at 3:55 pm

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

  5. Judy
    August 13, 2010 at 3:57 pm

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

  6. Sofia
    August 13, 2010 at 4:02 pm

    wow I'm the first to leave a comment! Great book, thanks for the chance… 🙂

  7. Francine Michaud
    August 13, 2010 at 4:41 pm

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

    Thanks for counting me in!


  8. swopemelmel
    August 13, 2010 at 4:48 pm

    Wow I have all the supplies now if just had the book I would be all set !! Please add my name to your drawing. [email protected]

  9. Louise
    August 13, 2010 at 5:11 pm

    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.

  10. Bobbi
    August 13, 2010 at 5:43 pm

    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!

  11. Arlene Harrison
    August 13, 2010 at 5:58 pm

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

  12. Marnie
    August 13, 2010 at 6:31 pm

    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!

  13. Nesiejean
    August 13, 2010 at 6:43 pm

    Oh wow! I would love to win this book!

  14. DK
    August 13, 2010 at 7:22 pm

    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.

  15. Nicki
    August 13, 2010 at 7:53 pm

    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….

  16. Sara P.
    August 13, 2010 at 8:07 pm

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

  17. renee
    August 13, 2010 at 10:03 pm

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

  18. Jama
    August 13, 2010 at 10:47 pm

    My friend Patty would love this book!

  19. Doreen
    August 13, 2010 at 10:53 pm

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

  20. Jeanie
    August 13, 2010 at 11:29 pm

    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!

  21. Raida Disbrow
    August 13, 2010 at 11:37 pm

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

  22. Christine
    August 14, 2010 at 12:12 am

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

  23. Elizabeth
    August 14, 2010 at 12:22 am

    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.

  24. Sue
    August 14, 2010 at 12:27 am

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

  25. EmandaJ
    August 14, 2010 at 12:30 am

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


  26. Spirited Earth
    August 14, 2010 at 1:00 am

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

  27. Abracadebra Designs
    August 14, 2010 at 1:16 am

    Great looking book. Please enter me. Thanks

  28. Rebekah
    August 14, 2010 at 2:25 am

    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!

  29. Jane Perala
    August 14, 2010 at 2:49 am

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

  30. Walden
    August 14, 2010 at 3:52 am

    How very nifty! I love polymer clay!

  31. BundlesofBlossoms
    August 14, 2010 at 4:30 am

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

  32. Janet
    August 14, 2010 at 4:32 am

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

  33. Tina Holden
    August 14, 2010 at 7:23 am

    I love eye candy!! thanks for the opportunity!

  34. Neassa
    August 14, 2010 at 7:51 am

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

  35. Davinia
    August 14, 2010 at 8:58 am

    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.

  36. Lois Moon
    August 14, 2010 at 10:00 am

    Thanks for the opportunity – count me in.

  37. ArtbymeCindy
    August 14, 2010 at 10:59 am

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

  38. Must Create
    August 14, 2010 at 12:02 pm

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

  39. Be~Jeweled by Jana
    August 14, 2010 at 12:15 pm

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

  40. steufel
    August 14, 2010 at 12:26 pm

    Love to win that!

  41. Lena
    August 14, 2010 at 1:20 pm

    I'd love to have it:)

  42. Peg Woropay
    August 14, 2010 at 1:24 pm

    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

  43. inventivesoul
    August 14, 2010 at 1:37 pm

    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!!!
    Then I can have the book for real and not need to refer to my notes!


  44. Klassy Joolz
    August 14, 2010 at 2:19 pm

    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

  45. Kirsten
    August 14, 2010 at 2:20 pm

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

  46. Anonymous
    August 14, 2010 at 2:24 pm

    I'd love to win this book!

  47. Cheryl W.
    August 14, 2010 at 2:48 pm

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

  48. Kell
    August 14, 2010 at 3:10 pm

    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!


  49. One Woman's Thoughts
    August 14, 2010 at 3:11 pm

    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!

  50. wadham97
    August 14, 2010 at 3:21 pm

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

  51. Alpha-Mom
    August 14, 2010 at 3:22 pm

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

  52. Anonymous
    August 14, 2010 at 6:26 pm

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

  53. Winchell Clayworks
    August 14, 2010 at 8:41 pm

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

  54. Sabine
    August 15, 2010 at 12:44 am

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


  55. ChezChani
    August 15, 2010 at 3:11 am

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

    [email protected]

  56. Bette Lou
    August 15, 2010 at 3:30 am

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

  57. Larissa
    August 15, 2010 at 7:03 am

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

  58. מיכל שהם
    August 15, 2010 at 1:08 pm

    Sounds like a great book!

    Thank you!


  59. Ellen Stoune
    August 15, 2010 at 2:43 pm

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

  60. miramecreations
    August 15, 2010 at 3:35 pm

    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! 😎

  61. SueBeads
    August 15, 2010 at 8:53 pm

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

  62. Dee
    August 16, 2010 at 12:03 am

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

  63. Elaine
    August 16, 2010 at 1:27 am

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

  64. TeriBaskett
    August 16, 2010 at 4:12 am

    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!

  65. zabica67
    August 16, 2010 at 7:41 am

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

  66. Gayle
    August 16, 2010 at 9:45 am

    I would love to have this book !

  67. Fire Phoenix
    August 16, 2010 at 3:53 pm

    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.

  68. Jan Vermillion-Thomason
    August 17, 2010 at 3:07 am

    this book is just what i need!

  69. BethFondren
    July 30, 2013 at 8:32 pm

    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!


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