Build Your Own Photography Light Box

Saw this link on FaceBook and had to share it with my readers.  Looks like an inexpensive way to take great pictures.

http://wire-sculpture.com/jewelry-making-blog/268/take-photos-of-your-wire-jewelry-using-a-lightbox/

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Dora’s Tutorial – Building a Kaleidoscope Cane

Follow this link over to Dora’s Explorations for a great tutorial on putting together Kaleidoscope Canes.


Book Review: Complete Book of Polymer Clay

I finally got my copy of Lisa Pavelka’s new book – The Complete Book of Polymer Clay.

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I’m pretty picky about what books I keep in my personal library. When I buy a book, I look it over and decide if it has anything I haven’t already learned and if it’s something I want to learn. If it meets that criteria I keep it.

Lisa Pavelka’s new book “The Complete Book of Polymer Clay” is a keeper. Yes, it does have beginner info, (what else would you expect with the word COMPLETE in the title) but it also has some advanced projects that even this clayer of 12 years like me hasn’t tried yet and is longing to give a go.

The book is well written, the pictures are very helpful and the projects are fun. There is also a small gallery of pictures featuring other clay artists that will give you some inspiration. Sounds like a complete book to me 🙂

Check out Lisa’s web site www.lisapavelka.com where you can shop, see her amazing work, get some tips on working with polymer clay or watch an instructional video.

Tips on Reducing a Square Cane

My pal Betty Jo shared a nice way to reduce square canes on her blog.
Check it out here.

New Tutorial: Golden Lace Heart Pendant

Just finished another tutorial called Golden Lace Heart Pendants. Just listed it in my Etsy shop. Great project fro beginners and advanced clayers alike.
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http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=38416327

Scrap Mokume Gane Bangle Tutorial In Etsy Shop

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Just finished and listed the tutorial in my Etsy shop. It’s a PDF that will be mailed to you after payment is received. Click on the picture to go to my Etsy Shop.

These are some examples of the bangles I’v made using this technique.
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Also earrings and pendants
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My Amazon Shop

Purchase your Polymer Clay books from my Amazon.com Associates Shop and save money. If you have Amazon Prime they ship free. http://astore.amazon.com/polcor-20