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Wednesday, June 05, 2013

Book review and giveaway: Exploring Canework in Polymer Clay

Another excellent beginner's guide from Kalmbach Press!  Exploring Canework in Polymer Clay was written by Patricia Kimle, whose work should be immediately recognizable to those who love mixing polymer and metal clays.  Let me just state again that this is a much more basic book than you may have seen from Patricia before, so take that into account if you decide you want a copy.

   This piece is NOT from the book...it's an example 
of Patricia's beautiful mixed media work from her website.  
But look at those canes!  Cool, huh?  
That is what Patricia teaches in the book!

Patricia starts off with some basics of working with polymer clay in any technique, which makes it a particularly good book for a beginner who knows that canework is what draws them.  She moves into color lessons, how to do a Skinner blend, and the basics of canework: constructing, reducing, and repeating.  And slicing!  We can't forget that.

The reader is then taken through a selection of simple through complex canes, with the complexity increasing as you move through the book.  Some of the canes combine several earlier, easier techniques to create pieces that would have been hard to figure out if you hadn't read this book.


Would you like to win a free copy of this book?  Here's what you need to do...please read this carefully.  Leave me a comment here and include your email address.  If I don't see your email address, I won't be able to contact you.  No contact, no win, and I simply have to go on to the next person.  You are welcome to spell it out if you'd prefer, for example, cyndi at mazeltovjewelry dot com.  If you tweet or post on Facebook or other social spots about the contest, you can leave a second comment and be entered twice!  Deadline: June 12, 2013.

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Heather said...

I love Polymer Clay and want to get better at it and i feel this book would help me do so...

my email address is
thank you for the chance to win.

KayzKreationz said...

I would sooo love to win this book. I've not been happy with anything I've done with clay yet and this looks like the book for me.

Soonergrl911` said...

Love her work!!! I would love to be able to work like this! soonergrl911@yahoo.com

Monique (A Half-Baked Notion) said...

Count me in! I'm pretty good at canework, Cyndi, but I would love to read this book and learn Patricia's methodology. (monurquhart at hotmail dot com)

Monique (A Half-Baked Notion) said...

Shared on Polymer Clay Collective FB group:


Jen Ren said...

I would love to win this book! I'm a newbie with clay, so it would be very helpful. jenrenblog at gmail dot com

Thanks, now off to check out the rest of your blog!

Shelly Mason said...

Would love to learn more about canes!

shellymason23 @gmail.com

KayzKreationz said...

Just tweeted about this book and giveaway.



redmink said...

I want to learn more....sweetsuetu@gmail.com

redmink said...

Posted on Fb....sweetsuetu@gmail.com

JeannieK said...

Count me in. I would love to win. Good Luck everyone

Anonymous said...

I so want to learn poly clay! I am in awe of all of the beautiful work that she does! Pretty please count me in for this amazing giveaway! Thanks!

Angi Mullis dj2isme@aol.com

Christa Murphy said...

I would love to win this as canework is a mystery to me - ccrider200607@yahoo.com

ACBeads said...

I would love to win this book because I know nothing about clay. Thank you, Cyndi!

Zan Caperton said...

I have been drooling over this book! Thank you for offering the giveaway!


Cyndi L said...

For Rita:
Hello, I would like to be entered in the contest to win “Exploring Canework in Polymer Clay by Patricia Kimle. My email address is rmicallef at rogers dot com.

diamondix said...

Exploring Polymer Clay and all it's endless possibilities with creating such beautiful canes and all it's other techniques has become my passion. This book looks so exciting and inviting. I've not yet mastered cane making and Patrica's book would certainly inspire those creative fires. Dixie Ann - diamondix14@gmail.com

Sharon Linder said...

I want to learn polymer clay!
How cool would it be!!

Thank you!

Shaiha said...

I have been interested in playing with polymer clay so I would love this book. What a way to get started and thank you so much for holding this contest.


Becky Pancake said...

Hi Cyndi Thanx for a chance to win this great book.

Nelly May said...

Would love that book.

Lola said...

This looks fantastic! I love that it starts with easy, but beautiful canes and progresses to more complex canes. Thank you for the opportunity to win a copy! =) beadlolabead@yahoo.com

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