Sunday, 22 November 2009

Amulets and Talismans - Dancik Signed Book Giveaway

Great artists are often great story tellers and the idea of adding a story to your everyday adornment soon had me ordering an Advance copy of the Amulets and Talismans book from Amazon. I was so pleased with the book that when I next bumped into Robert (at a recent course at Mid Cornwall Jewellery School) I got an extra copy just for you to have a chance of winning :)

Robert Dancik shows how you can make your jewellery more meaningful and more personal. He says "it is the idea that steers the work, not the fascination with a material or showing off a technique." Handily Dancik adds a comprehensive section showing you how to use the tools needed for the projects. He writes in excellent easy to understand detail. (You can tell this guy has years of experience and is a great teacher, below is Robert in full flow at a recent symposium)
Getting the book isn't quite as good as face to face demo, but it's not a great start!

Faux Bone and PMC pieces, is a wonderfully versatile material. Alternatively you could substitute polymer clay but my suggestion is to try the Faux Bone (Robert also created a using Faux Bone DVD which add extra techniques to this book)

"Amulets and Talismans" ProjectsThe books 20 projects include:
Karma Bracelet (Charm bracelet)
Minkisi (Beaded tea infuser necklace)
Abracadabracus (Beaded abacus necklace)
Prayer Holder Bracelet (Pvc pipe inro bracelet)
Bound Heart Pendant (Wire-wrapped Faux Bone pendant)
Rune Necklace (Inlaid polymer clay beads carved with symbols)
Protection for the Traveller (Copper sheet pendant with Faux Bone accents)
Laibon Ax Pendant (Wire and Faux Bone necklace)
The Protective Eye (Polymer clay transfer on sheet metal background)
Story Bracelet (Faux Bone charm bracelet)
Medal for Unknown Good Deed (Tin can medal on Faux Bone background)
Finding your Way (Compass and wire necklace)
Split Rock Power Object (Paper pulp mache and resin pendant)
U + Eye (Bottle cap and resin pendant)
Power is Safe in the Void (Jar lid and concrete pendant)
Magnifying Your Path (Jar lid, polymer clay and magnifying glass pendant)
Never Far (Copper sheet pendant)
Closure for a Memory (Mica, sheet metal, and photo pendant)
Looking Back Bead (Plexiglas with Faux Bone topper)
Seeing Through (Pendant with a copper sheet box and concrete)

You can guarantee that you'll be inspired enough to try your own projects too. So get collecting those ticket stubs, bottle caps and beach treasure......and enter to win your own copy!

Here's how you win a signed copy of the book!Leave a comment below - one entry
Blog or Twitter about the prize - one entry for each :)
Be a fan of the blog or facebook - one entry
You need to make a comment for each entry - makes it easier to cut my pieces of paper up and put them in a hat ;)
Good LuckNic x
p.s. Entry closes November 30th


  1. Nice give away...I have one so please Dont put me in. If you read this its well worth entering...Fab book...

  2. love Robert Dancik's work. would love to win the book and I like your site.

  3. Oooohhh! This book looks wonderful! Please throw my name in the hat!

  4. Oooh, I would love to win an autographed copy! Thanks for the opportunity!

  5. I have blogged about this on my blog. Thanks.

  6. Dancik's work is so innovative. The book looks awesome! Fingers crossed!

  7. I became a Facebook fan. Your site has such great info - I'm glad I found you and can follow now!

  8. Wow! What a beautiful and informative blog! Your work is stunning!! I would truly love a chance to win...thank you for the opportunity!

  9. I just became a fan...thanks again!

  10. Thank you so much for this opportunity...I would love a copy of Robert's book...I hear it is absolutely wonderful. :-)

  11. Hi Nicole!
    I would love a chance to win this book, as I have just received my kiln and will be starting the PMC adventure soon!
    Thank you for this opportunity!

  12. Me again - I am now also following this blog!

  13. leaving a comment! thanks so much - i have had this book on my 'to get' list...

  14. Oh yes this is right up my alley!

  15. OOOH big fan of Robert Dancik, would love his book! :)

  16. tweeted about it too (silverroseuk)

  17. Oh great looking book , please add me in. Thanks

  18. I follow your blog. Thanks

  19. I just twittered about this giveaway too! :D

  20. I'm a facebook fan too!

  21. Hi Nick, this book looks so interesting and would be brilliant to work from! Love reading through your blogs, you inspire us all especially me!

  22. just picked this up from the library yesterday it looks excellent. I would love to win a copy of my very own.

    lisa crofts

  23. Oh I would love to win a copy of this book!


  24. I am a facebook fan

    arlene mobley

  25. I sent out a tweet


  26. I posted your link to my facebook page

    arlene mobley

  27. I hope I'm not to late,
    I would love a copy of his book. I so enjoy making altered jewelry and what a great inspitation for future creations!
    minpinsloveme at msn dot com

  28. I happened upon your book searching for something completely different and was fascinated. I've since then, bought your book and find it truly inspiring. Thanks. I love it.


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