The immediate success of Lisa Pavelka's first book, Polymer Clay Extravaganza, demonstrates the unending enthusiasm crafters have for the beauty and versatility of polymer clay. In this new book, Lisa presents several new and exciting techniques for creating 20 simple gift items that are elegant works of art.
Inside, readers will find:
* Upscale gift items that are a both useful and attractive--including a miniature purse, a jewelry box, change caddy, clock, picture frame, wedding stemware, a beaded pendant and more.
* Polymer clay basics and step-by-step instructions for beginners, as well as new techniques and sophisticated designs that appeal to more experienced polymer clay artists.
* Detailed instructions for creating tortoise shell effects, rich enameled surfaces, the marbled look of mokume gane, foil resists, faux mother-of-pearl and the brilliant iridescence of dichroic glass.
* Further creative inspiration presented in an outstanding gallery of projects by other well-known polymer clay artists.