Sunday, March 14, 2010

The Complete Book of Polymer Clay by Lisa Pavelka link for The Complete Book of Polymer Clay by Lisa Pavelka

The Complete Book of Polymer Clay by Lisa Pavelka is a book of polymer clay techniques, projects and possibilities. There are 400 color photographs printed on high quality paper. Layering and blending techniques are explained thoroughly, and unique creations are shown as examples.

Normally when I review a craft book I try to actually make something from the book, but in this case I was a little intimidated by the complexity of the projects presented. I had most of the tools, (including a pasta machine), but I live in a small-town area and couldn’t find any of the polymer clay locally. Of course, anything can be mail-ordered.  Although the instructions are written clearly, as a beginner I didn’t feel confident enough to pick up the book and jump right in. I do, however, think that this is an information packed book that will enrich someone who has a little experience with polymer clay.

The Complete Book of Polymer Clay has beautiful projects and a gallery filled with ideas for adventurous crafters. The book is not only a quality craft book, but would also make an interesting coffee table book because of the beautiful project photographs and unique designs.

About the Author:An award-winning artist, Lisa Pavelka is recognized internationally as an authority on polymer clay. She has written three other books on the topic and regularly contributes columns and articles to Family Circle, Belle Armoire, and Polymer CafĂ©. She has appeared on The Carol Duvall Show, DIY’s Jewelry Making, and Beads, Baubles and Jewels on PBS. She teaches workshops, leads crafting cruises, conducts trade-show demonstrations, and holds seminars on crafting with polymer clay. She lives in Las Vegas, Nevada.


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