I’m half-way through my blog anniversary celebration. I’m having a good time. I hope you are too.
This week, I’m giving away a copy of Debbie Jackson’s lovely book “Polymer Clay Jewelry: 20 Projects Plus Techniques” and one of my Mokume Gane pins.
First, Debbie Jackson’s book:
Jackson’s book is a great resource for the polymer clay beginner, for someone returning to polymer clay, or for anyone interested in using polymer clay to make ethnic inspired artwork. And that is one of the beauties of polymer clay. Versatility!
In the book, Jackson shows you how to create artwork inspired by Asian, African, European, and South American cultures. The projects focus primarily on jewelry such as pendants, brooches, bracelets and earrings. However, you’re a creative being and you can certainly adapt the techniques to other projects such as vessels, home decor, and sculpture.
The techniques you’ll learn in Jackson’s book include: Mokume Gane, building canes, making a push mold, making a Skinner Blend, carving, and using liquid polymer clay. Her step-by-step instructions are detailed and accompanied by clear color photos.
And my Mokume Gane pin:
Along with Debbie Jackson’s book, one winner will also receive this Mokume Gane pin. The pin was inspired by the colors of late fall with hints of Asian design. It measures 5 ” long and would make a lovely addition to any blazer or coat. The Mokume Gane design in the center features copper, gold, and black polymer clay. It is framed by textured black polymer clay and accented with copper Pearl Ex.
I rarely make jewelry anymore so this is truly a collectible piece.
If you’d like to enter this giveaway, just leave a comment on this post sharing one of your favorite sources of creative inspiration and why. Please include an email address when you leave a comment so I may notify you if you win.
Comments will remain open till midnight EST on Tuesday, August 23. The winner will be chosen on Wednesday. Giveaway items will be shipped via USPS and limited to U.S. residents. I apologize for the restriction on shipping.
The winner of this giveaway was Diane S. This giveaway is now closed.
August 19, 2011 at 12:54 pm
i’m so enjoying following your creative progress this summer! my creative endeavors have been more focused on earth clay and SoulCollage® card-making, however keeping my mind open to all possibilities. i find myself drawn to leaf shapes over and over again.
enjoy end of summer!
diane scott (email@example.com)
August 23, 2011 at 9:12 pm
I’m glad you’re enjoying how my creative muse develops, Diane. I would love to see some of your pottery. Soul Collage is a great artistic endeavor. I made a couple myself. It is a very interesting process.
August 19, 2011 at 3:19 pm
Cool MG piece, Amy! It’s just like the flames of a fire. 🙂
I definitely want to be entered in your giveaway, I am 7Jackie at PCC.
Debbie Jackson’s book looks interesting, I don’t have it, so I hope I’ll win!! Thanks for doing this!!!
August 23, 2011 at 9:13 pm
Hi Jackie, thanks for the compliments on my MG pin. The winner will be announced on Wednesday, 8/24. Finger crossed….
August 19, 2011 at 4:38 pm
Happy Aniiversay! Love the red and black MG. It looks super. 😀
August 23, 2011 at 9:14 pm
Thanks Maureen. I was quite into the copper/gold/black combination for a while. There is something very warm and earthy about those colors.
August 23, 2011 at 12:06 pm
Amy! The blog looks great! Creative inspiration? It comes from so very many places. Lately it is shape, color and texture. Seeing a lovely peice of fabric, the pattern of the leaves shadowed on the sidewalk, running my hand across a pile of wool roving (my favorite medium).
Keep creating, your art rocks!!
August 23, 2011 at 9:17 pm
Hi Joyce, good to hear from you! I draw inspiration from many sources as well. Lately it has been doors, shutters, and door knockers in France (and all those lovely colors too.) Also circles and amoeba and spiky protrusions. Now isn’t that a crazy combination!?