10 Clay Projects I Love

crafting-with-clay-free-projectsFor as long as I can remember, I’ve always loved crafting with clay.  I love making my own jewelry, creating my own embellishments, and even using clay to create little figurines and toys for my brothers and sisters.  Though it may seem intimidating to look at a block of clay and wonder what you can do with it, there’s really no better way to learn how to craft with clay than to play around with it and have fun!

To help get you started on making your own beautiful clay designs, I’ve gathered up 10 of my favorite Polymer clay tutorials.  From simple jewelry to fun home decor, you won’t believe what you can craft out of a block of clay.

Can’t wait to get your hands dirty?  Well we’re giving away an awesome set of Sculpey Clay, along with the Essential Tool Kit, complete with all the tools you need to help you get started.  Scroll on down for all the info on how to win this fantastic collection!

10 Clay Projects I Love


Clay Smurf Figurine

Peas in a Pod

Clay Stacked Stone Necklace

Rose Accented Votive Holder

Clay Cupcake Boxes

Funky Polymer Clay Crochet Hooks

Pretty Petal Kitchen Caddy

Angel of Crafting

Clay Pot Farm Animals

Clay Jewelry Dish

BONUS!  Like what you see here?  Find even MORE awesome tutorials by visiting “How to Use Polymer Clay: 21 Polymer Clay Tutorials“!

Product Review and Giveaway: Lisa Pavelka Signature Series


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The Lisa Pavelka Signature Series JHB International includes a variety of tools for polymer clay: Border Molds, Texture Stamps, Craft Foil, Magic Gloss, Embossing Cutters, and Claying Around DVD.

Product Review By Maria Nerius


At least one member of the testing team has had the pleasure to watch Lisa Pavelka in action demonstrating her signature series product line. Lisa has made it easy to create designer pieces with polymer clay. The tools are efficient and easy to use. The Border Mold makes impressive boarders that are thick and well detailed. The cutters are some of the best the testing team has every tried. The Texture Stamps are richly detailed. Magic Gloss is pretty cool and again, so easy to use. This is a very complete product line. If you’d like to learn more about working with polymer clay the Claying Around DVD is done in a fun and informative fashion.


Tester Feedback

•    Great product line, anything you need is there for working with polymer clay from start to finish of any project.
•    Excellent detail on the border molds and texture stamps. Fresh and fashionable patterns.
•    Magic Gloss adds a shiny finishing touch. Easy to use and no mess with the tip.
•    Foil was interesting to use and results were perfect.
•    Claying Around was fun to watch and there was a ton of great information on technique.


We are giving away one set of  the Lisa Pavelka Signature Series polymer clay tools and DVD to a lucky reader. Just post a comment on this blog and you’ll automatically be entered to win. The deadline to enter is April 3, 2009 at 5 pm CST. We’ll send an email to the winner so please check to make sure your email is correct. You’ll get an extra entry for EACH of the following (if you comment and do all four things, you’ll be entered FOUR times):

  1. If you blog about this giveaway at your blog, we’ll give you an extra entry. Contact us with a link to the blog post.
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  3. If you add a link to us on your blogroll or website, we’ll give you an extra entry. Again, contact us!

Craft Giveaway Summary

Prize: 1 set of Lisa Pavelka Signature Series polymer clay tools and DVD

Deadline: April 3, 2009 5pm CST

Good luck!

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