by Ronna Sarvas Weltman

by Ronna Sarvas Weltman

Hello readers!  It’s time for another *drumroll please* book giveaway!  I’ll be giving the book  Ancient Modern: Polymer Clay and Wire Jewelry to one lucky commenter!  (And this is a really fabulous book!  You can read my review here.)

Leave us a note in the comments of this post – you can tell us about your favorite tool, your latest clay project, or just say hello.   This next part is very important: you must leave a way or me to get a hold of you, let you know you’ve won, and get your mailing information!

I will be drawing a name out of a hat and announcing it on the blog in one week  (Friday May 29)

[tags]book giveaway, ancient modern: polymer clay and wire jewelry[/tags]

By Julie Leir-VanSickle


63 Comments so far

  1. Lori Mendenhall on May 22, 2009 9:01 am

    the book looks terrific – I love polymer and wire, and the juxtaposition of modern and ancient. pick me pick me!!!

  2. Sharon B. on May 22, 2009 9:28 am

    The books sounds very interesting. I like the fact that Ronna discusses the physics of jewelry design. Jewelry shouldn’t just look nice; it should be wearable!

    Thanks for the opportunity, Jules!

  3. Denise Fuson on May 22, 2009 9:43 am

    Wow! Thanks for the chance to win this book.

    I’m currently working on some lentil swirl beads in green, blue, black and white. I’m making them to make jewelry to go with a skirt that I made for myself out of thrifted summer table napkins!

    I love the fact that, most of my “career” clothing is thrift store chic, and the fact that I can make matching jewelry just seals the deal for me.

  4. Jean Terry on May 22, 2009 9:47 am

    I’m working on a merdragon…and working and working….and working! Hope it gets done in time to read the book! jean

  5. Michelle on May 22, 2009 9:47 am

    This sounds wonderful! A friend of mine and I are getting ready to start making some beaded jewelry bracelets with the pink “cancer” ribbon to help raise money for the walk a thon. I’d love to see if there are any helpful ideas in this book that we can apply to the bracelets.


  6. Theresa Buchle on May 22, 2009 10:15 am

    I “play” with polymer. Every once in a while the mood strikes and I pull out my clay and my tools and my oven and I doodle. I love the organic look of Ronna’s cover necklace, and the idea of making something like that is immensely appealing! I would love to mix some of those textures with my seed beads.

  7. Theresa Buchle on May 22, 2009 10:17 am

    I “play” with polymer clay. Every once in a while the urge hits and I pull out my clay and my tools and my oven and I doodle.

    I love the organic look of Ronna’s cover necklace. The idea of making ojects like that is immenseley appealing. I’d love to mix some of that texture with my seed beads!

  8. Tonja Lenderman on May 22, 2009 10:29 am

    I am so wanting this book :) It’s at the top of my “Must Have It” list. I’ll have to find a way to incorporate Ronna’s fab bead cap style with my Scrap MG technique.

  9. Karin Ashdown on May 22, 2009 11:01 am

    Oooo… yummy…. polymer clay book! :)

    Learned to do swirlies today AND made a kaleidoscope cane. Really moving out of my comfort zone lately! These are so NOT dollshouse miniatures!

    Thanks for doing this.

  10. Tjasa on May 22, 2009 11:15 am

    Just trying my luck :) i will buy it anyway…

  11. Tammy Henderson on May 22, 2009 11:31 am

    OMG, I so want this book! I can’t wait till it comes out, I was going to pre-order it. Now, I have to go visit all the links you have… I LOVE finding a new sight with eye candy!!!

  12. chel Micheline on May 22, 2009 12:27 pm

    I also really want this book. Hope I get lucky! My email address is lists AT gingerblue DOT com

  13. Melissa on May 22, 2009 1:25 pm

    Oo, ooo, oooh!!! Me, Me! Pleeeeeease pick me! :-) I’m I’m working like crazy to make enough swaddled baby magnets to stock my market stall next Wednesday.

    Gotta sell something before I can buy any new books!

    Thanks for the chance!

  14. SarahWWW on May 22, 2009 1:29 pm

    Looks like a fabulous book!! Tossing my hat into the ring! :)

  15. Mary Kaye on May 22, 2009 1:37 pm

    I can hardly wait for the 29th LOL.

  16. Doreen on May 22, 2009 2:21 pm

    Thank you for having this great giveaway! I have been wanting this book since I first heard about it.

  17. Carolyn Stearns on May 22, 2009 2:28 pm

    I have pre-ordered this book and can’t wait to get it! If I win I will donate one copy to our Guild, The Greater Atlanta Polymer Clay Guild! I am working on using up my scrap clay before I open new packages!!

  18. Theresa on May 22, 2009 2:50 pm

    Looks like a wonderful book. I’ve most recently made clay medallions, stamped w/ a celtic knot to end my beaded book “thongs”.
    Thank you for doing this!

  19. madleen on May 22, 2009 3:09 pm

    on my last (crashed) computer, i had one of ronna’s earlier beads as my wallpaper … that should be a hint of what i think about her work. like the idea of having her book! here’s hoping … (and thanks for the opportunity!)

  20. Kathi on May 22, 2009 3:39 pm

    good book. have flipped through it….though I don’t have it myself. Lately it seems my favorite tool is any tool that is NOT related to clay….like my chop saw, nail gun ect. Maybe I can clay this weekend.

  21. MaryKay on May 22, 2009 3:52 pm

    Very interesting book. I would have to say that my favorite tool, or I should say, most needed, is my dead blow hammer to soften the clay. Just about 10 wacks with that hammer and I have clay ready to run through the pm a few times and I’m ready to roll. MaryKay

  22. Julie on May 22, 2009 4:17 pm

    My favorite tools are Craft Books! I have sooo many, I love them. So save me from myself and help me win that book before I go out and BUY another one!!! It looks great! Thanks so much :)

  23. Eva Eriksen on May 22, 2009 4:37 pm

    You can never have too many (polymer clay) books!!!!
    Thanks for this opportunity to own yet another one.

  24. Dan on May 22, 2009 5:27 pm

    Just saying HI! I just started getting back into a lot of wire work after doing a bunch of metalsmithing, and am really interested in this book for ideas for mixing wire with Polymer Clay.

  25. debbie on May 22, 2009 5:43 pm

    I love polymer but haven’t worked with it that much. This would be a great book for me.

  26. Carmen on May 22, 2009 8:12 pm

    Looks like a great book!

  27. France on May 22, 2009 8:18 pm

    Wow, what a generous giveaway! I haven’t played with my PC in a few months, need inspiration which this book would surely provide :) I love using any tools I have around, from a pasta machine, to various things on my desk to impart texture in the clay, this said I also like smooth surfaces which can be polished to a sheen!!

  28. vicky on May 22, 2009 8:24 pm

    Hi love this site. I would love to win this book. Thanks, Vicky

  29. Iris Mishly on May 22, 2009 10:55 pm

    Hello Julie! :) this looks like a very interesting book, i am so curious to see it’s content and try some!

    Favorite tool is my pink knitting needle which is such a help in brayering small slices or beads (bought it on polymer clay express)!

    I will be in England on the 29th (teaching in Polymer Play Days event) but i will try and keep an eye on your blog too :)

    thanks alot!

  30. Pam on May 23, 2009 2:17 am

    Wow Julie,

    Great blog. No wonder you haven’t been around on the pcc board much, you’ve been a busy woman. Are you still making costumes?

    I got brave and decided to join a cane challenge for June-very unlike me. So I might as well toss my hat in the ring for this wonderful book too.

    Crossing my fingers just for luck.

    Pam aka Mousefingers

  31. Allykatt on May 23, 2009 2:39 am

    This book looks wonderful. I have been away from polymer clay for awhile due to recovering from a car accident. This book might be my jump start. Thanks for adding me to the giveaway chance.

  32. Kylee on May 23, 2009 3:36 am

    My latest project is my new Occitania range combining mokume gane and textures. I would love to get my hands on Ronna’s new book as it is still not available in Europe….

  33. Connie on May 23, 2009 4:51 am

    Very cool!!! I love PC books!!! My latest projects include hand Puppets & Marionettes!!!

    You know how to reach me Julie!

  34. Carlene on May 23, 2009 7:57 am

    I make bead Jewelry and would love to learn another form. Please include me in your giveaway.

  35. InaRae on May 23, 2009 11:28 am

    The idea of recreating the ancient appeals to me. I have been attempting to make realistic fossils with polymer clay. Especially ammonites! The amazing spiral patterns that remain constant and the ever varying designs that appear within. I’ve made a few free style and would like to develop a cane, but need to be much more patient with myself. I’d also like to work oout inclusions for texture, I am looking for ideas and suggestions and think
    Ronna’s new book would be a big help.

  36. Kim Cavender on May 23, 2009 4:10 pm

    Ronna’s book is at the top of my “to buy” list. I adore anything organic.

  37. Deb on May 24, 2009 1:49 am

    What a great book giveaway! I really like millefiori type techniques in polymer clay…so much more accessible for the average crafter than doing it in glass.

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  39. Heather S on May 24, 2009 8:21 am

    I’ve been to busy to have any projects going, but I’d love to say hello!

  40. Carlene on May 24, 2009 3:22 pm

    I make lots of jewelry with beads but would love to try my hand with clay. Please include me in your giveaway.

  41. Shellie on May 24, 2009 5:21 pm

    Right now my favorite tool is my dremel, really figuring out all of the things that it can do! Even looking at the adapter to turn it into a drill press. Really? Did I say that? Wow, how times have changed! Would love to win the book. Thanks

  42. Sheri Williamson on May 24, 2009 9:41 pm

    Confession: I’m a total dunce when it comes to working with wire. When I try adding it to clay pieces before curing it always seems out of place (too big/small, wrong color, clumsy insertion, etc.), and even simple headpin loops and such look “distressed” because I’m so clumsy with the tools and can’t seem to get the loop/twist/wrap right the first time. Please tell me there’s hope!!

  43. Amantecatl on May 25, 2009 7:57 am

    I agree with Eva, you can’t have too many polymer clay books :)
    Recently I have been working on an onlay project dedicated to my home city – Moscow. Moscow is absolutely stunning in May – so fresh and green! I will share the pics of the earrings I created quite soon at my Flickr photostream.
    Thanks again for giving us a chance to win this book!

  44. lisa on May 25, 2009 9:17 am

    I love polymer clay, but I’m not very good at it. I’d love to win this book.

  45. Ayelet D on May 25, 2009 3:43 pm

    OMG! Would love to win this book! My favorite clay tool? hmmm…I guess my Pasta machine. Where would I be without it?! LOL
    Thanks for the chance!

  46. Debbie Goodrow on May 25, 2009 8:59 pm

    My latest polymer clay project? My house. My new to me house. 49 years old, with minimal previous upkeep, so there’s a lot to do. I’m eyeing everything as a possibility for polymer clay. Not just light switch covers, but tiling the entire kitchen lower half (now covered by hideous thin plastic pretend tiles.) Making lamps for the ceiling. Making numbers for the front of the house. There are endless possibilities, more possibilities than time!

  47. Teena M Krueger on May 26, 2009 2:27 pm

    I would love this book, it would be great to be able to try all of the wonderful projects.
    Thank you for giving us all the chance to win this book.

  48. Marilyn Davenport on May 26, 2009 3:11 pm

    Your book looks like my style of book. How exciting to have your own book out there.

    On the tool note, my favorite tool is an ordinary tea spoon. use it for smoothing cane slices on a sheet of clay.

  49. Marianne Huber on May 27, 2009 1:28 pm

    My new favorite “tool” is the Alley Crank from Clay Alley. Just could not turn my extruder handle until I purchased this piece of equipment. If you have extruder problems this will definitely help.
    Thank you.

  50. Margaret Schindel on May 29, 2009 9:26 am

    Ronna is not only a fabulous artist but also a wonderful writer! Her book has been on my wish list since I first heard about it.

    My favorite tool is a rolling tool I carved myself that can impress a continuous design (as long as you want) on polymer or metal clay.

    Thanks so much for this extremely exciting giveaway! :)


  51. Lesley on May 29, 2009 10:36 am

    This book looks wonderful–thank you!!

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  53. Larissa on May 31, 2009 11:00 am

    Oh! What a great chance! Thank you for it!

  54. Elizabeth Freeman on May 31, 2009 12:45 pm

    This book looks beyond yummy!!! Currently I’m back into stamping on clay and then distressing. My most useful tool would be a toothpick or scewer to drill holes as I like stringing on rubber cording. My favorite tools are my texture sheets and the texture stamps I have made from clay.

    I’ll buy this book if I don’t win it…hope I went though, :D

  55. Pat Accorinti on May 31, 2009 7:04 pm

    I’m really excited about this book and I can’t wait to get my hands on it. I’d love to win it but I’ll be buying a copy if I don’t.

  56. Darla on June 1, 2009 6:50 am

    The book looks great, I’m signing up for the drawing and keeping my fingers crossed

    Darla – arrived via Craft Gossip

    dbande AT hotmail DOT com

  57. Jackie Mellow on June 1, 2009 7:02 am

    Polymer clay has opened a new world to me. After retiring as a nurse to help raise my grandson I knew I needed more. As my grandson grew I started working with clay. I am now also dabbling in collage, assemblage and encaustics among other things, but clay will always be first in my heart.

  58. Carolyn on June 1, 2009 7:03 am

    Hello! Hope I’m not too late – please could you enter me? :)

  59. DeeAnn S on June 1, 2009 7:11 am

    I recently got interested in Polymer Clay and can use all the help I can get! I’m one for following directions to the “T” until I get the hang of it, so this is a book I can sink my teeth into. Thanks for the review and for the giveaway.

  60. ana on June 1, 2009 7:37 am

    I live in the “bottom” of Europe in a tinny little country, Portugal. It’s a friendly , beautiful and sunny country.
    I have no longer a job, so I work at home creating all the projects I can get with polymer clay and wire ( rings, neclaces, incens supports…).
    Your book would be such a marvellous gift, that I do not dare to dream about. I never never never win a price ah ah ah !!!!
    I apoligize my english (my portuguese is much better!!!!)

    Bye bye and thank you for this chance to win your helpful book.


  61. Mimi on June 1, 2009 8:11 am

    Fabulous book – glad I can get a chance for this giveaway!

  62. sally wess on June 1, 2009 8:40 am

    this book looks wonderful… right now i’m working on some clay gargoyles. one of my fav tools is the simple garlic press, gives me all kinds of squiggley things

  63. Kim R. on June 1, 2009 9:35 am

    Please enter me in your great book giveaway – Thank you!

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