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International Polymer Clay Association Presents: Synergy 3

Polymer clay was touted, wooed, manipulated, transformed, and ever-present in Atlanta, Georgia, this spring. Seth Lee Savarick, a featured artist in Polymer Clay Master Class, presented and attended seminars at the IPCA’s third annual Synergy conference, and shares a few highlights from his perspective.

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Add a Splash of Color to Your Winter with a Free Project from Polymer Clay Master Class

This month, we’re excited to share a project for the tessellated canes for Judy Belcher’s Twirling Necklace. In addition to creating a fun piece of jewelry, this project also exercises your brain! All you need is a pasta machine, a cutting blade, and some polymer clay, and you’re on your way to making cool bling without breaking the bank.

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Make Mom a Special Breakfast in Bed this Mother's Day

Are you looking for a fun, clever way to show your appreciation for mom this Mother’s Day? What better way to start off her morning than with breakfast in bed?

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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.

Continue reading to learn more about CrafterNewser Kim’s first polymer clay experience, and to enter to win a copy of The Polymer Clay Cookbook by Jessica and Susan Partain!

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Celebrate the Fourth of July with Watermelon – Polymer Clay Watermelon, that is

You know it’s officially summer when giant green and red watermelons begin appearing at the market. There’s no greater thirst quencher on a sweltering summer day, and no better symbol of the season. So slice open a cool, juicy watermelon, check out our polymer clay watermelon, and have a fantastic Fourth of July weekend!

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Enter to Win a Stunning Polymer Clay Necklace by Lindly Haunani

Here’s a contest that will brighten up your day: renowned polymer clay artist Lindly Haunani generously donated an exquisite, handmade necklace for us to give away to a lucky reader. Leave us a comment to enter.

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Sweets for a Sweet Mom

When it comes to treats, no one can resist a cupcake. It’s the perfect little pick-me-up in a delightful handheld package—there’s simply no better way to say, “Mom, I think you’re the best” than with a lovely little yummy! However, some moms worry about their waistlines, and the buttery frosting can sometimes put the daily diet over the edge. Never fear! Anyone can happily give Mom a cupcake when it’s made out of polymer clay! These calorie-free delicacies are perfect to put on necklaces, bracelets, or even on cell phones! Check out the cupcake pattern from The Polymer Clay Cookbook by Jessica and Susan Partain to see how to make a delectable gift for the mom you love the best.

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Technique 101 with Donna Kato: Polymer Clay Direct Toner Copy Transfers

Donna Kato visited our booth at CHA last week to share some tips on millefiori technique (check back for pictures in next month’s issue). We had such a great time learning about polymer clay that we wanted to share some more of Donna’s wisdom with CrafterNews readers—like this tutorial from her book The Art of Polymer Clay Creative Surface Effects: how to transfer printed images onto polymer clay, including a step-by-step slideshow.

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The Polymer Clay Cookbook Launches in Charlottesville, VA

“She wore an itsy bitsy, teeny weeny, yellow . . .dangling cupcake earring?!” With The Polymer Clay Cookbook: Tiny Food Jewelry to Whip Up and Wear, now she can! Sisters Jessica Partain and Susan Partain have written a delicious new book that teaches crafters how to make-and-bake adorable jewelry from every step of the food pyramid, from healthy items like apples, bananas, and watermelon to treats like pizza, lollypops, and ice cream cones.

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Polymer Clay Color Inspirations

Toss traditional color combinations out the window and pick up Polymer Clay Color Inspirations, a new book by renowned polymer clay artists Lindly Haunani and Maggie Maggio. Through exercises, experiments, questionnaires, projects, and artist spotlights, these vibrant ladies will teach you to use color with confidence.

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