I mentioned a giveaway recently. This is a very exciting one. I have joined forces with my main supplier of silver clay and the woman who taught me how to make things from it, the lovely Juliet of Spoilt Rotten Beads.
Silver clay is the medium I use to make my jewellery. It is a ceramic with particles of sterling silver and an organic binder that can be modelled, dried and fired on a gas hob to create beautiful fine silver pieces.
I'm thrilled to say that that Juliet has offered a silver clay starter kit for the giveaway alongside my extra copy of the new Kirstie Allsopp book!
There is only one exclamation mark there but truly, this is fabulous. Huge, huge thanks Juliet.
The kit contains 7g of silver clay, enough to make about 8-10 beautiful charms or two or three pendants, and all the tools you need to get started.
So, not only could you browse through fifty lovely tutorials (including my silver button tutorial) and beautifully-styled images and see pictures of Kirstie learning things but you could begin to make your own fine silver jewellery too as the winner will received both.
I plan to begin posting silver clay tutorials in the coming weeks, so that more people can discover how ace this special clay really is.
You may have seen Kirstie Allsopp using silver clay to make a beautiful key and leaf pendant on Wednesday evening's episode of Kirstie's Handmade Britain. If you missed it there is a video here and a tutorial here.
So, to the nitty gritty of the giveaway:
If you would like to win this giveaway prize (the book plus the kit, worth a total of around £59) then please leave a comment here telling me:
- What you would most like to make using silver clay
- Four of the items in the Artclay silver starter kit*
The giveaway will also be posted on Spoilt Rotten Bead's facebook page for Juliet's customers to enter.
If you would like an extra entry then feel free to grab my button and link back here or mention it on your blog:
Juliet and I will put all entries into the random number generator and draw the winner in a week's time.
Best of silvery luck! (Oh and please check the nitty gritty above for entry requirements, many thanks).