March 23, 2015

{GIVEAWAY} I'm So Crafty - week 4

WEEK 3 WINNER ANNOUNCED!

Thank you to everyone who entered our Week 3 giveaway for the bonanza of blanks! Our winner this week is ANNE VAN LOON! Anne, please email us with your mailing address. Congratulations!

That brings us up to our fourth and final week of Craft Month Giveaways. We have partnered with Tronex Tools for this giveaway and you are going to love it! We are choosing TWO WINNERS!


That's right! Two winners will each receive one chain nose plier, round nose plier, and razor flush cutter. Tronex is providing one set with long handles and one set with short handles. The tools work exactly the same, it's simply a matter of which ones feel best in your hands.

Each prize pack is worth $158.55!

Here are the entry requirements for Week 4. Each task gets you one entry, which gives you the chance to enter three times!

1 - Leave a comment on this blog post telling us whether you prefer LONG or SHORT handles. 
2 - Leave a comment on the Week 4 giveaway post on our Facebook page. 
3 - Follow us on Instagram and repost the picture, tagging #BeaducationGiveaway

The winner will be announced on the blog on Monday March 30. Good luck!

March 17, 2015

March Madness Means Big Savings!

We know you love working with sterling silver and we want to make it as affordable as possible. That's why we are offering all of our sterling blanks at 25% off this week! The sale runs Monday through Friday only. Don't miss out!


March 16, 2015

{GIVEAWAY} I'm So Crafty - week 3

WEEK 2 WINNER ANNOUNCED!

Thank you to everyone who entered our Week 2 giveaway for the Spiro Pendant Party Pack! We tallied the entries and have randomly selected MANDY CAPRAUN as the winner! Mandy, please email us with your mailing address. Congratulations!


That brings us up to Week 3 of our Craft Month Giveaways. We started with stamping, then Spiro Pendant, and now we are giving away a bonanza of blanks! We have hand-picked our favorite blanks in all seven metals -- 39 blanks in all!



This prize pack is worth $104.95!

Here are the entry requirements for Week 3. Each task gets you one entry, giving you the option to enter three times!

1 - Leave a comment on this blog post telling us your favorite blank(s) to work with and why. 
2 - Leave a comment on the Week 3 giveaway post on our Facebook page. 
3 - Follow us on Instagram and repost the picture, tagging #BeaducationGiveaway

The winner will be announced on the blog on Monday March 23. We will also be introducing our Week 4 giveaway that day, so be sure to check back! 

March 9, 2015

{GIVEAWAY} I'm So Crafty - week 2

WE HAVE A WINNER!

Thank you to everyone who entered our Week 1 giveaway! Out of all the entries from the blog comments, Facebook, and Instagram... we have randomly selected ERIN MORE O'DONNELL as the winner! Erin, please email us with your mailing address. Congratulations!


We're on to WEEK 2 of our Craft Month Giveaways. We started with stamping, and now we're moving to wirework with a Spiro Pendant Party Pack!



If you are not familiar with this technique, we've got you covered in a free online class. Don't be intimidated by the intricate wire weaving; this class is easier than you think. With our custom-made notched washer, a Swarovski crystal, and some 28g wire, you will have a beautiful pendant in no time!

The winner will receive enough materials to make 5 spiro pendants! You can even make one of them as a stacked pendant for added oomph. Here is everything you'll find in the spiro pendant party pack:

This prize pack is worth $61.20!

The entry requirements are similar to last week. Each task gets you one entry, giving you the option to enter three times!

1 - Leave a comment on this blog post telling us your favorite jewelry making technique. 
2 - Leave a comment on the Week 2 giveaway post on our Facebook page. 
3 - Follow us on Instagram and repost the picture, tagging #BeaducationGiveaway

The winner will be announced on the blog on Monday March 16. We will also be introducing our Week 3 giveaway that day, so mark your calendars! 

March 2, 2015

{GIVEAWAY} I'm So Crafty - week 1

It's that time again -- March is here! And you know what that means, right?

MARCH IS CRAFT MONTH

For so many people, making jewelry started as an evening or weekend craft project and we want to embrace those roots for hobbyists and professional jewelry designers alike. We couldn't think of a better way to do that than with a month full of giveaways!



The winner from Week 1 will receive Lisa Niven Kelly's bestselling book, Stamped Metal Jewelry.
AND our all-in-one Stamping on Metal Starter Kit. This popular kit includes:
This prize pack is worth $80.95!

Let's get the party started! Each task gets you one entry; do them all and your name is in the proverbial hat three times!

1 - Leave a comment on this blog post letting us know what was the first piece of jewelry you made. 
2 - Leave a comment on the giveaway post on our Facebook page. 
3 - Follow us on Instagram and repost the picture, tagging #BeaducationGiveaway

The winner will be announced on the blog on Monday March 9. We will also be introducing our next giveaway that day, so be sure to check back! 


February 26, 2015

** TEASER ALERT ** This is not a real post!

** UPDATED! ** Sharon is our winner! She counted 9 uses of the word "post" and won! Sharon, please email us with your mailing address and we'll get your sweet surprise in the ... post. (ha!)

This isn't a real blog post. This is a post to let you know that the real post will be posted on Monday March 2.

That post is one you don't want to miss. So mark your calendars. Mark them also for March 9, March 16, March 23, and March 30. There will be good posts on those days as well.

I will leave you now with this:

This is a real post. A fence post.
Source

Have a great weekend! :)

P.S. The first person who leaves a comment with the correct number of times I use the word "post" in this fake blog post, I'll put a sweet surprise in the mail for you. We use the US Postal Service, so it's sure to get to you quickly!

February 17, 2015

Let's Play With Fire!

Do you like playing with fire? 

If you said yes, you're going to love our torch enameling sale!


Torch enameling is a great way to add color and depth to your copper blanks. There are so many ways to customize your enameled pieces, including letterpress stamps and adding solderable accents. It's a fun technique that takes just a little bit of practice before you're as fired up as we are. 

If you haven't tried torch enameling, head over to our FREE ONLINE CLASSES page and start learning! Steven James teaches three classes that will have you enameling like a pro. His latest class is Torch Enameling Tips & Tricks. Learn the lingo, avoid some common mistakes, and have fun with your projects! 




Our sale features all of our enameling supplies, including torches. If you've had your eye on a new torch for enameling or soldering, now is the time to act! We also have 200+ copper blanks on sale. Stock up on the copper blanks you use in all of your projects! 

Check out all the pretty things you can make with copper! The below projects are DIY Designs that we made to inspire you. Click on an image to be taken to the project page.