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Jewelry artist and author Sherri Haab does it again with her revised and expanded edition of The Art of Metal Clay that also comes with an instructional DVD. This edition expands upon her 2004 bestseller with up to date info on new bronze and copper clays, information on firing with stones, new techniques on etching metal clay, and more. The book is perfect for a beginner as Haab goes over all the metal clay materials and techniques in the beginning of the book and her step-by-step instructions come with lots of close-up photos. You feel like you are working on the project with her! Learn how to make your own earrings, bracelets, necklaces, charms, broaches, buttons and more with this fantastic book.
Book Giveaway Time!
Three lucky CRAFT readers will win a copy of The Art of Metal Clay. Just tell us why you would like this book in the comments. All comments will be closed by 5pm PST on Wednesday, September 1, 2010. The lucky winners will be chosen randomly and announced later on the site. Good luck!
This giveaway is now closed.


  • cineloh

    This is amazing. I am always looking for awesome crafts to hide under my sleeve and bust out on unsuspecting people.

  • ikisti

    This is one of the crafts I want to learn. So far I haven’t found any books at the local book store. But now I’ll have to go find this one. That is if i don’t win it ;)

  • travelpro

    I took a class and am hooked. Would love to expand my understanding and this book would be perfect! Pick me from the hat pretty please!

  • kat

    Wow, the technology is mind-boggling. Imagine being able to craft with metal right at home!

  • lokibean

    This book looks amazing! I think it would really help me grown and develop my skills in jewelry making! What a great looking book!

  • Cindy G.

    I have some metal clay (somewhere…) and a little firing pot, but I’m a bit intimidated by the whole thing. So, I’d love to win a copy to have something to show me the way!

  • Alli

    Oh, I’ve been looking to start working with metal clay! This would be a great way to learn more about it. ^^

  • Anne

    Wow! Silversmithing without a hammer. That is wonderful.

  • skepticgal

    I’ve made jewelry with regular clay before and it’d be fun to try it with metallic clay, thanks!

  • Susan R

    I am excited to learn more about PMC. It’s pretty amazing that you can take this clay and make such amazing and rich-looking jewelry pieces from it. This book looks like it would be perfect for beginners – – how great that it has an instructional DVD!

  • Emily

    I totally don’t want this so I can be a better cosplayer… But seriously, knowing how to make custom pieces to go with my sewing or crochet projects would be pretty cool.

  • planetjune

    I love polymer clay and I’ve been wanting to try PMC for ages, but I’m too scared of messing it up (PMC is expensive, so it’s a serious consideration!) – this book is exactly what I need to give me the confidence to experiment with metal clay.

  • Kathryn Small (Robots & Dinosaurs)

    This book looks awesome!
    I help to run a hackerspace in Sydney, Australia, and many of our members bring their kids along to learn about science and engineering. This book would be a great way to introduce kids to science, craft and making beautiful things :) And I’m pretty sure many of our parents will be “supervising” a lot ;)

  • Kathryn Small (Robots & Dinosaurs)

    This book looks awesome!
    I help to run a hackerspace in Sydney, Australia, and many of our members bring their kids along to learn about science and engineering. This book would be a great way to introduce kids to science, craft and making beautiful things :) And I’m pretty sure many of our parents will be “supervising” a lot ;)

  • Summer

    I’d love to give this as a gift to my husband. He’s disabled and could use a healthy distraction to channel his energy into. He’s also been really interested in sculpting lately so this would be perfect for him! I would just love to see him enjoying something again.

  • [email protected]

    I’ve worked with clay for a few years. working on this small scale looks fun and challenging. But then to turn it to metal! this book looks to become a source that will be referenced time and time again.

  • Callie Karen

    I would love to win a copy of this book because I’m allergic to a lot of different metals (except copper and bronze#, so it makes finding jewelry really hard and expensive. :#

  • bitterknitter23

    I just took a class a week ago at a local craft shop on how to work with PMC, and I’m hooked!! That was just an intro, and they don’t offer more advanced classes – so this book would be fantastic to teach me more!

  • nado

    Metal clay? How cool is that! I would love to make some of my own jewelry and it would make fabulous gifts. I always wondered how those were made. Thanks for the opportunity and for telling us about this great book!

  • sarahandtheAteam

    as if i need another hobby..;) I saw an article about this somewhere about a year ago and have been searching for metal clay ever since. i think i’ve found a great source so i’m ready to get started! except i’ve never worked with anything like this medium before…hmm. I am hoping to create my own wedding jewelery (11-11-11!woo!) and this would be awesomesauce to learn and create with:-D

  • Meghan Thimjon

    Wow well I would love to win this to give to my sister. She does all kinds of metal work and creates just beautiful things. She hasn’t done it recently because she has little kids and just doesn’t have time in the day to be doing it. Maybe this book would get her exciting and thinking about going back to the fun of making jewelry!

  • Meghan Thimjon

    Wow well I would love to win this to give to my sister. She does all kinds of metal work and creates just beautiful things. She hasn’t done it recently because she has little kids and just doesn’t have time in the day to be doing it. Maybe this book would get her exciting and thinking about going back to the fun of making jewelry!

  • mylynedj

    I would like to learn this new method of crafting on metal and explore the many possibilities in creating a masterpiece someday.

  • caitie

    I want it because it looks like a really interesting project to take on. I always love learning how to do new things that I can build into my jewelery making. This book looks really great!

  • Kim

    I’ve always wanted to work with metal clay and this book will make it less intimidating.

  • KayDee

    Been wanting to try metal clay for a while so this would be perfect!!

  • bytesizedpieces.wordpress.com

    What a great book! I’d love to try my hand at metal clay. I’ve been doing wire jewelry lately and this would be perfect to expand my horizon on jewelry making.

  • NancyCate

    I live in michigan where the creative communities are really growing. My husband worked in the automotive industry and has been out of work for almost 2 years now. It has been a great opportunity for us to release our creativity. I have been helpng to support us with various projects. Bags and wire jewelry. This book could really add to that nicely.
    Your blog is always a wonderful inspiration.

  • randomcreativity.wordpress.com

    I am very interested in metal clay, and would love to win the book! It looks like there are all sorts of neat things to be made with it.

  • Pirate

    Metal clay looks like fun!

  • Curransk

    I’d love to learn metal clay work because I can never seem to find the right present for the right person. Barbie-sized PBR can earrings? Hello sister’s birthday…

  • Nadia

    I’ve always wanted to give metal clays a try and this book would be an awesome resource to satrt out! Thanks for another great give away Craft!

  • Nadia

    I’ve always wanted to try working with metal clays and this book would be an awesome start up resource! thanks for another great giveaway opportunity Craft!

  • IrellaVent

    And this is a book for something I haven’t tried… yet.

  • jenny

    Metal clay sounds really cool but the post says you are giving away the book Bags in Bloom. Either book sounds great!

  • giolou

    metal clay seems like cool beans! thanks for entering me in the giveaway :)

  • Urgwen

    This is super-cool: i was just looking into metal clay a week ago,and now see this contest! I would love to have this book, cause i realy want to try the craft, but dont have time to take classes in it.

  • Emory

    I’ve always wanted to work with metal clay; this book would provide the perfect opportunity to learn more about using and and making beautiful things from it!

  • PearlieMae

    I’ve been dabbling in metal clay since it became available in the US, but have hit a wall… many failed (less than acceptable, really) projects and many dollars later, I sure could use some sound advice in honing my metal clay skills.
    Books I’ve found so far are often too simplistic. Sherri’s previous works have been a great help to me and I’d love to get this one to further my knowledge on this fascinating subject!
    Thanks!

  • Zadstyx

    It is amazing what is possible with this technique. I want to learn how to build, develop and create using the metal clays, this looks like a comprehensive information source to do all that. Love the information and the community this site provides, this is just one of the great side-perks for the readership. Thanks.

  • Maria

    I would love to work in metal clay. This book would be a great starting place–it looks really good.

  • teejiepuff

    I’ve been wanting to try my hand at metal clay, but have been afraid to start. This book would be a huge help!

  • JafafaHots

    I’ve always wanted to learn metal clay! I have a small enameling kiln and would like to add this skill… I already have some silver clay but haven’t actually tried using it yet.

  • Laurpud

    What? Another way to make jewelry? I’m in!

  • Amy

    I have always wanted to learn how to to use metal clay! I would love this book.

  • ambrerose

    I need a new project and I have always love the look of metal clay jewelry. I want to try it out with a book that gives good direction, so I wont waste money on new supplies!

  • rjeverett

    I have always wanted to try metal clay. A book would definitely help out in the learning process.
    Thank You

  • qriouscrafter

    I took an intro workshop several years ago and really enjoyed playing with the silver PMC. I look forward to trying it again now that there are several versions and forms of the silver product. In addition to copper and bronze I heard precious metals such as gold (!) are also available. The instructional DVD is a nice addition.

  • HuzzahTuesday

    I would love to win this, I’ve been playing around with metal clay since I cant have a torch and bench set up in our rental house- I’ve already got the clay and the kiln, I just need ideas of what to do with it

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