Lark Jewelry & Beading’s lead title this Fall 2010 season is Metal Clay Origami Jewelry. The book by Sara Jayne Cole manages to bring together three perennial hot topics — metal clay, origami, and of course jewelry — in one accessible book for crafters, jewelers, and origamists. Clear directions, great how-to photos, and 25 innovative projects make for one truly fantastic craft book.

Want a copy signed by silversmith, metal clay instructor, and origamist Sara Jayne Cole? We’re giving away three signed copies. For a chance to win one book, leave a comment on this post by 9 p.m. on Monday, November 1, 2010. Any comment will do, but how about sharing your favorite origami shape or experience? Three winners will be selected at random, and we’ll announce the winners on Friday, November 5. Click here for the official rules. Good luck, and happy folding!


46 Responses

    Gagoh says:

    I have been working with metal for over 10 years… the metal clay has definitely tweaked my interest, and I would love to win a copy of this book!

    km says:

    I am a potter…would love to learn about metal clay and how I might incorporate it into my work.

    Greencheek says:

    I used to do a lot of Origami in college, and am working on some fabric origami for a quilt. I’ve read about metal clay, but never realized it could hold origami shapes. I’d Love to win this book! Thank you, Janet

      Allegroarts says:

      Favorite origami experience?
      getting invited to show my origami at the Baltimore Clayworks a few years ago, and the amazing people I met there.

    Chamiltondesigns says:

    I would love to add this book to my collection.
    Carol Hamilton

    Norikue says:

    My favorite origami shape since I was a child has been the traditional crane fold. I love making crane chains!

    Donna Lewis says:

    origami is harder than it looks. I made a great bridal piece with six point lilies. Its beautiful, but I had to practice with plain paper quite awhile before the attempt to use PMC paper.

    nach says:

    The pictures on the book cover look stunning! I’d love to learn to incorporate orgami to my work :)

    Sabine Lippert says:

    This really tempts me to try new techniques!!! Great cover!

    Laura O says:

    I’m eager to see this book! I saw someone make a stunning tulip that balanced on top of a separately folded leaf and stem. Maybe I can figure out how to do it in metal clay.

    Rosesaylor says:

    this looks wonderfully intriguing and I am always looking for something different….

    Felix says:

    oh poor me, I can’t play for a prize from here in australia.
    paper planes, since reading the book “Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes” when I was very young!!!!!!!

    Chris says:

    I would love to give this a try!! one of my favorite origami shapes is the lotus flower.

    Colleen says:

    Just the cover inspires me to give this a go! I love the oigami animal shapes espeically the frogs.

    TF says:

    Cool! I love origami! Are these projects origami, or origami-like?

    Cara says:

    Would love a copy of this book for long winter nights to come by the fire on a island off the coast of Maine.

    Sherrie Laporte says:

    I love this prize

    Jeri says:

    The book looks lovely, origami came to the front of my brain recently when I read of the death of Eric Joisel, a French origami sculptor. His hedgehog is mentioned in the obit and is here: http://www.onsappelle.fr/wp/?p=2513

    Sharon says:

    Looks like a gorgeous book! very inspiring…A few years back I learned to fold cranes for a charity event.Would love to have this book

    Dorrie says:

    I am just now learning how to use PMC. This book would be a great help to me.

    Pam says:

    There’s usually only one origami project in metal clay books (if even that!). I’m excited to see a whole book dedicated to it. My favorite origami experience: the Origami expert who shops in our store occasionally gave us a dollar bill folded into a creature that looked just like our dog!

    Lmkordus says:

    Wow….metal clay origami???? What a fantastic combination!!!

    Karen Goeller says:

    I haven’t tried origami yet, but the designs on the cover of this book have me WANTING to… how gorgeous!

    Geni Mermoud says:

    I have really been wanting to try clay jewelry ever since I saw a friend working with this amazing medium. This looks like another fantastic Lark book.

    I recently ordered some stones from this seller http://www.etsy.com/shop/cabbingrough and they came in adorable handfolded origami boxes. It took the entire purchase up a notch and completely made me happy.

    (oh, and I hope I win!!!)

    Carmen says:

    A good reason for me to try PMC

    Joy Funnell says:

    My favourite origami shape is a waterlilly. I love making them with serviettes and popping a little gift into each one for my friends.

    Yaela Kolberg says:

    I love origami and would like to experiment in metal clay. This book offers me a chance to combine the two. Awesome!

    Argylsok says:

    Please, please, please draw my name — I grovel with genuine distinction! (cackle)

    Seriously, folks: who else but Lark would publish so funky a title as “Metal Clay Origami Jewelry”? The creative possibilities are fructifying!

    Alcina says:

    Well, the cover sure looks inviting, like all Lark books.. I would be honored to ave a copy.

    Roxan says:

    The origami shape I love the most is the crane because of it’s graceful elegance. I also happen to be a bird lover and cranes and herons are among my favorites.

    DK says:

    The cover looks amazing. I don’t have much experience with origami except I used to make origami birds in elementary school and tried to make them as small as I could. I ended up with something less than 1/2 of a centimeter at one point in time. Then I got in trouble for supposedly not paying attention in class even though I could still answer all the questions teh teacher asked about what she had been saying in class.

    Breiab says:

    My daughter does a lovely crane. Thats the one I love the most.

    krzma13 says:

    I love making origami stars… I took a class on metal clay and would love to add this book to my collection and become more skilled in working with it!!

    wavegirl808 says:

    When I was small, my dad taught me how to make two origami shapes – a boat and a ball that you could inflate by blowing into one end. It was magic!

    Lisa says:

    im always fascinated at the beauty someone can create using shapes as in origami. these pieces are gorgeous.

    Liz says:

    I work with pmc and would love to have this gorgeous book. Wondering if she uses paper pmc.

    marissamakes says:

    I’ve taken a couple of metal clay courses, but haven’t yet played with it in sheet form. The designs on the cover are so beautiful! Thanks for yet another great giveaway!

    I really like making colorful origami boxes to tuck little gifts for friends into.

    Books Things says:

    I think this would be fun! Gotta love the crane. It’s always been my fave.

    PatScharhag says:

    wow–love the idea of origami in metal clay. my favorites are the boxes. would love to give it a try

    Magisor@sbcglobal.net says:

    Awesome jewelry! Would make a great addition to my art library:)

    Abarrabarr says:

    Very cool. Was in Santa Fe a couple of weeks ago and saw large scale sculptures of origami! I remember a crane, a paper airplane (does that count as actual origami?) and some others. Very, very cool.

    Cffoley says:

    PMC and ArtClay are such terrific materials! I have been working in PMC since the original product came out–took an instructor class with Tim McCreight when they first began and came home and bought 12 oz of PMC. Goes to show you shouldn’t buy so much ahead, but I have used for my classes–I guess it’s time I actually purchased some of the new PMC products! The PMC paper is such a great way to generate new designs. I began my career as a silver- and goldsmith/ designer with lots of fabrication and casting–mechanically some designs are still best combined with these more traditional techniques because they produce a stronger end result. I look forward to being able to use the paper this winter (don’t we all store up stuff to keep us from being bored and then not having enough time for al of them?)

    Lynn Berry says:

    What a beautiful book!! I am new to working with metal clays, and am truly intrigued by the idea of combining origami with metals. I would love to have a signed copy of this book!!!!

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