Monday, July 18, 2016

Iris Mishly's PolyPedia Online Express $50 Giveaway for Polymer Clay Tutorials

By on Monday, July 18, 2016 108 Comments

Polymer clay is arguably one of the most versatile medium for artists.  You can do so much with it.  One site which really helps in the artistic expression of polymer clay jewelry and accessories is Iris Mishly's PolyPedia Online Express. Iris is a very talented polymer clay artist whose work has been featured in various publications.


There are many tutorials - the free ones are through her newsletter subscription - as well as tools and supplies. Iris explained, "I currently have about 160 tutorials in my website,
Each class is covering a specific technique, tool or design. Some are gathered in a grouped class (for example 15 projects using a clay extruder) and offer CD and sometimes several key tools/materials (I do not ship polymer clay as it is very heavy)."


Iris sent me a couple of her tutorials for review so I could see her approach to teaching.  The PDF links I received contain essential information about the technique and materials. Links to private videos are provided with the PDFs covering not just the actual project but related instructions.

The Cosmic Ceramic tutorial features her clever faux ceramic finishes and how to create and use reverse molds. She covered both floral and round bead creations. Her demonstrations on how to use alcohol inks and different kinds of paint are so inspiring!


Some of her more recent tutorials combining polymer clay with micromacrame - something she is most excited about.  The Pink Wedding earrings tutorial for example is an in depth one which shows how you can create complex alcohol inked clays and use micromacrame to finish off a distinctive design. The PDF also had links to other related videos like how to finish the beads, alternative painted sheets and the use of adhesive stencils.

Shown below are some of my favorites from her repertoire. Her polymer clay purse with zipper tutorial is outstanding!  Her strength is in the artistic finishes of polymer clay where individual expressions are possible - the polymer clay rings below are stunning.  And as she says, her extrusion clay work is "extrudinary"!




Giveaway


If you want a chance to win a $50 gift certificate to purchase tutorials from Iris's PolyPedia Online Express,  please make a comment below. Make sure you leave contact info below if you do not have an online shop or blog.  Iris is also offering a discount for her store. Use this code : welcome10.

Email subscribers need to scroll down the post they receive, click on Share Comment and enter your comment. Pick Name/URL. If you don't have a store or blog, leave the URL blank.

This giveaway is international.

Extra entries if you become or are a blog subscriber or follower etc. If you also do shout outs about this giveaway, those will count as additional entries too! Please say so in the comments. (The exception is Facebook - just like/comment on the giveaway status there!!)

It ends in a week's time at 6 pm EST Monday, July 25, 2016. I will pick the winner randomly and announce the results as soon as possible after. So be sure to leave a contact email if you don't have an online link or make sure you come back and check! Otherwise I will redraw in a week. Good luck!

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108 comments:

  1. I would love to win this! Always looking for a chance to learn new skills. I really like the curly beads project.

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    1. Thank you for entering, Denise! :) I wish you good luck with the giveaway!
      <3 Iris

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  2. Love your site. I am a beginner in polymer clay and would love to win. Thanks.

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    1. Thank you for entering, Tonya! :) I wish you good luck with the giveaway!
      <3 Iris

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  3. I've always wanted to learn how to work with polymer clay. Iris' designs are beautiful!!

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    1. Thank you for entering, Christine! :) I wish you good luck with the giveaway!
      <3 Iris

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  4. I've not yet explored polymer clay & this might be just the impetuts to get me started with this versatile medium.

    Pearl, thanks for all you do for the beading/jewelry making community. I enjoy your blog & follow you on Faebook.

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    1. Thank you for entering, Holly! :) I wish you good luck with the giveaway!
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  5. What a great chance! I have been itching to start trying out clay I have a good bunch of it now I just need a few more tools and I will be all set. This would be very helpful in helping me start and seriously love a good tutorial they all look quite interesting!
    keri687@gmail.com

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  6. I am inspired to see her designs and what can be done with clay. Either stand alone pieces or in combination with other elements. This looks fun and could jumpstart my my exploration into polymer clay!
    Thanks again Pearl!

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    1. Thank you for entering, Kathy! :) I wish you good luck with the giveaway!
      <3 Iris

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  7. This would be awesome I have begun to use poly-clay for my jewelery designs and I am have a great time doing do.

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    1. Thank you for entering, Rita! :) I wish you good luck with the giveaway!
      <3 Iris

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  8. When you find a master technique technician as Iris is and she reaches into your heartbed of creativity and you see finished jewelry in your head before you even know how to do the project and you have to have the tute, so you can make the piece a reality, you know you have met a mentor that resonates like nothing else.

    I would really love the opportunity to win. 8

    Pearl I also find you as an inspiration and conduit to the "pearls" you find to share with us. Thank you so much!

    Linda Carman of Heart-Art
    Romancestones@centurytel.net

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    1. Thank you for entering, Linda! :) Such nice words <3 I wish you good luck with the giveaway!
      <3 Iris

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  9. What a great giveaway. I have always wanted one of her tutorials.
    smamabird@aol.com

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    1. Thank you for entering, Sharon! :) I wish you good luck with the giveaway!
      <3 Iris

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  10. Wow!! I love the designs and can really see possible fresh ones of my own with these techniques and the tutorials she has on her site too !!!

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    1. Thank you for entering, Chrissi! :) I wish you good luck with the giveaway!
      <3 Iris

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  11. It would be so exciting to try this.I'm homebound basically and what a wonderful thing to try!!! Thanks for a chance to receive the gift.
    blake31856@bellsouth.net

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    1. Thank you for entering, Kat! :) I wish you good luck with the giveaway!
      <3 Iris

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  12. How fun! I would love the chance to win a $50 gift certificate to purchase something from Iris's PolyPedia Online Express. Pick me!!!

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      <3 Iris

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  13. Oh Yes - Oh Yes - Oh Yes!! I want a chance to win this!!!! I think Iris' work is phenomenal!

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    1. Thank you for entering, Aims! :) I wish you good luck with the giveaway!
      <3 Iris

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  14. I just love this kind of thing, using inks and paints, etc. on things other than paper. It might make me pull out my sculpy stash which has been gathering dust for about 2 years. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  15. These are beautiful and I'd love to win it and learn more! Subscriber and blog follower, i can be reached at retro-grrl@hotmail.com

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    1. Thank you for entering, Jakki! :) I wish you good luck with the giveaway!
      <3 Iris

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  16. Wow, wow, wow! I'm in :) Greetings!

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  17. Really pretty pieces! Would love to win and be able to learn a new skill!
    Donna J
    datmine2009@hotmail.com

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    1. Thank you for entering, Donna! :) I wish you good luck with the giveaway!
      <3 Iris

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  18. woohoo! PICK ME! I would LOVE to have this. I am just learning about poly clay, got a pasta maker a couple weeks ago and have been going crazy every since. The possibilities are so vast I don't know how anyone could ever get bored with this medium!
    So I am crossing my fingers and toes and holding my breath....hoping that the "random fairy" picks my name!!!!!!
    I think you already have my email but just in case here it is again AgamemnonFURY@gmail.com
    Thanks,
    Dian

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    1. Thank you for entering, Dian! :) I wish you good luck with the giveaway!
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  19. I love the ceramic look technique. I also like that she uses a wide variety of techniques and shares them. We usually just see the simple cut and cure ones, but she uses the extruder and I have always wanted to play with one of those, but was a little afraid. I would love to win this one so I can expand my hobby.

    lorimahan71@gmail.com

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    1. Thank you for entering, Lori! :) I wish you good luck with the giveaway!
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  20. Would love to win this. Please enter me. Thank you, Julie

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  21. I have always been interested in working with polymer clay, but uncertain. This would be a great opportunity to get started!
    rileypark2@gmail.com

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    1. Thank you for entering, Riley! :) I wish you good luck with the giveaway!
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  22. oops, I also subscribe.

    rileypark2@gmail.com

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  23. WOW! Thank you for the opportunity to win and THANK YOU FOR INTRODUCING ME TO "POLYPEDIA"!!! This is the perfect solution to Cabin Fever side effects of the "Heat Dome".

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    1. Thank you for entering, Mary! :) I wish you good luck with the giveaway!
      <3 Iris

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  24. I do have several tutoríals from Irish, and they all are great. Following on blogger and Facebook, and sharing on Facebook.

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  25. Been wanting to try clay, this would be a perfect way to start. Blog subscriber as well.
    Thanks
    Marlene Strait
    mlsjewel@yahoo.com

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  26. I've worked a little with polymer clay (a very little bit) and I used to do macrame - coincidentally I had been thinking of trying to get back into it, so I'd love to look at Iris's instructions. Thank you for all you do to introduce us to such interesting, fascinating artists!!

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  27. Victoria FarrellJuly 18, 2016 at 7:59 PM

    Fabulous looking work! Nice prize.

    Via FB

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  28. Fantastic prize and another wonderful giveaway! Thank you Pearl. This looks like so much fun and many super ideas. I would love to win!!!
    Subscriber too, always excited for Mondays to see what might happen next.

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      <3 Iris

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  29. I would love to try this!

    blake31856@bellsouth.net

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    1. Thank you for entering, Kat! :) I wish you good luck with the giveaway!
      <3 Iris

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  30. I would love to win such a fantastic prize. I have worked with polymer clay a long time ago, but not on the level shown in the pictures.

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      <3 Iris

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  31. Oops, I forgot to leave my contact info...monicao_77@hotmail.com

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  32. I haven't worked with poylmer clay in a while. I want to start back up.

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  33. Another great giveaway that makes me wish for more hours in the day. What an exciting medium...can't find the parts you have in mind, just make it...exactly the size, shape and color you want! So cool!
    Follow you by email, blog, pinterest, google+ and facebook, I know overkill ;-) don't want to miss a thing

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    1. Thank you for entering, Valerie! :) I wish you good luck with the giveaway!
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  34. This would be a great giveaway to win. Polymer clay is so intriguing. I would love to win!
    swillert@new.rr.com

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      <3 Iris

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  35. Love the faux ceramic appearance. Would love to learn this technique. Blog follower: zoowatcher10@yahoo.com. Thank you Pearl.

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  36. Her work looks so great. I'd love to win.

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  37. Just tweeted about your post.

    https://mobile.twitter.com/kayzkreationz/status/755487582687928320

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  38. I love Iris' tutorials, I have a bunch already and have been eyeing the ceramic set. My favorite so far is the brocade boxes tutorial. The boxes come out really well!
    I started following this blog, looks like a good read!

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  39. Love the "Pink Wedding" earrings! I've just started learning how to work with polymer clay, so winning this giveaway would be awesome!

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  40. I enjoyed meeting you earlier thisyear and would love to win the gift certificate because I keep trying to figure out how to afford some of your great tutorials. I have loved the free ones you have posted in the past. Fingers crossed!!!

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  41. Macrame and polymer clay are my two favorite as well. I would love to win!

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  42. I already have some of the cosmic ceramic tutorials, but I "need" them all! They are very adictive! :)

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  43. I love your work and would live to win! Just starting new Etsy Shop. ClayPen Creations.

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  44. I've done cosmic ceramics course. It is an amazing tutorial. Everything well explained and showed.
    I would be over the moon to win another tutorial! 💗

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  45. What a fantastic Prize! I hope I win :)

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  46. I love Iris's tutorials, Cosmic Ceramic is fantastic, and I'd love a chance to get another one! https://www.facebook.com/PatRobertsThompson?ref=hl

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  47. Love your work and easy to follow tutorials! I would love and need a NEW tutorial! I am interested in the "let a thousand flowers bloom" ! You are awesome, thanks for sharing your expertise!

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  48. I love your work so much - it is inspiring

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  49. Thanks for this chance, I already purchased some of her tutorials and they are awesome, very detailed and with great pictures!

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  50. Love your Cosmic Beads tutorial and would love to have some of the others! Thanks so much for sharing your talent. Sure hope I win!

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  51. I don't have much hope with so many participants...but still will try :P

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  52. I already purchased some of Iris tutorials and they are awesome, well made with many pictures, love her tutorials!
    I shared this also on twitter: account gom6699 Leila Bidler

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  53. I'd love to win this! I have several of Iris's tutorials and I love them! Iris taught at Fandango and I was lucky to take a class from her! Thanks Iris! susanduffy@hotmail.com

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  54. Wow it will be a good start off if i get this offer. Love iris's works and hope to win.

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  55. I love Polymer Clay and your work is beautiful!

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  56. petrinabeads3@gmail.comJuly 21, 2016 at 2:06 PM

    Your talents are amazing. I have your flower tutorials and I LOVE them. Your cosmic ceramic work is so creative and versatile. I would so appreciate winning!

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  57. you are an inspiration to me, I have just connected my 13 year old granddaughter to your site because you have stuff for all ages. She is a beginner and loves it. my email just in case I win is marlib8@live.ca

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  58. It was your tutorials like one in picture began my polymer clay adventure!!!your work is beautiful and thanks for sharing what you know with us. Schwarzlose2010@gmail.com

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  59. I would love to win this! Always looking for a chance to learn new skills. Polymer clay is my next choice.

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  60. Just tried the Cosmic Ceramic tutorial and I love it!! Going to be a weekend for Polymer clay play!!! Thanks so much for an awesome tutorial.

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  61. I am a follower , I am not at ease with polymer clay , but would love to get a chance to learn or use new materials !

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  62. Love your work! Thank you for sharing your art. I really like the way you explain things, you make it look easy.
    Hope to win!
    Carmensol34@hotmail.com

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  63. I would love to try out your classes. I think it's such a unique addition to polymer clay

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  64. Thank you for reminding me of Iris beautyful work and her really good Website. It's always interesting to have a look at her work and her many ideas.

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  65. Discovered a previously unknown interest in beading 2 months ago and found your page last night.... I stayed up till 3 falling in love with everything - I will definitely be a follower.

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  66. What a great giveaway. Your website is a treasure!

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  67. Thank you for this great giveaway! I am new at polymer clay but I love working with it. I even have my 5 and 7 year old granddaughters hooked. So fun!

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  68. I'm new to this medium, and feel like a sponge at the moment. I'd love to take some of your tutorials. Thanks so much for the opportunity.

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  69. I love LOVE your work! I would to win one of your classes. Hopefully I could do it justice though. I'm a sort of beginner and can't get enough of this media. So hooked!

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  70. I've been wanting to try polymer clay, and really like the beautiful pieces shown. Thanks for the opportunity.
    deborah.collyar@gmail.com

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  71. I would love to win thanks for the chance!
    sally0630@frontiernet.net

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  72. I'm an email subscriber
    sally0630@frontiernet.net

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  73. :) Thank you for the opportunity! Iris' tutes are wonderful <3 frederique.pittet@gmail.com

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  74. thank you for all the information that you share, it is invaluable for those of us in the learning phase (which is me - always) :)

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  75. I would love to win this giveaway. I really enjoyed meeting Iris earlier this year when she was in Atlanta. Her tutorials are top notch and since I have only gotten to do the free ones, I really want to get into some of the more in depth paid ones

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  76. The art beads featured in the review are amazing.
    Mona

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  77. I am truly speechless when I see the range that Poly clay can take on. I have a small collection of tools and a few packets of poly clay, and being the very lucky winner of this talented artist's tutelage would be quite a winner, indeed! Impressive collection!

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