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Give Thanks with Polymer Clay and a Giveaway


When you think about Thanksgiving, of course visions of turkey and cranberry sauce dance in your head. But no Thanksgiving dinner is complete without scrumptious pumpkin pie.

With Thanksgiving in mind, I attended Jessica Partain’s Craft Night at Etsy on November 14, 2011, to learn how to make a pumpkin pie charm (specifically to complement my Thanksgiving outfit)!

I’ll admit I haven’t worked with polymer clay before, so I worried I would be all thumbs. But Jessica was an amazing teacher, and walked the sold-out crowd through all the steps of creating a tiny pie. The truly awesome thing about making the charm is that it smells like a real pie while it bakes in the toaster oven since you add allspice to the clay to give the filling an authentic look.

My finished project looked just like the ones that Jessica sells in her Etsy store, Inedible Jewelry. I hung my finished pie on a silver chain. I can’t wait to show it off to my family on Turkey Day!

Jessica and her sister, Susan, are the authors of The Polymer Clay Cookbook, which teaches readers how to make a cornucopia (pun intended) of tiny (though inedible) treats—from burgers to bacon to cupcakes. What I love about the book is that I can make a new piece of jewelry for every holiday (watch out, Valentine’s Day, I’ve got my eye on the Conversation Heart Charm Bracelet on page 141)!

In honor of Thanksgiving, and to celebrate how thankful we are for all of you, we will be giving away a copy of The Polymer Clay Cookbook. Leave a comment below letting us know which polymer clay goodie you want to create (from the book or not), and you will be entered to win.

Good luck and happy Thanksgiving!



MelodyJ November 25th, 2011

I would make Sunday Morning Cinnamon Rolls.




About the Book
The Polymer Clay Cookbook
Tiny Food Jewelry to Whip Up and Wear
Written by Jessica and Susan Partain
Category: Crafts & Hobbies – Jewelry; Crafts & Hobbies – Polymer Clay
Format: Paperback, 160 pages
On Sale: October 20, 2009
Price: $16.99
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