March 22, 2011

National Craft Month Contest Week 4

***CONTEST IS CLOSED*** 
We'll be back later today to let you know who won!

Our shipping department got their heads together and chose the giveaway for this week. When Danelle came into my office and presented me with their choices all wrapped up in a pretty organza bag, I almost slipped it into my purse, never to be seen again. But I didn't.

But see why I wanted to!

Tell 'em about it, Danelle!

"You guys keep us so busy in shipping! You wouldn’t believe all the international orders too!!!!  SOOOO MANY!!!!  Sometimes I wish I could squeeze into the box and ship myself to some of these great places…but if I did that, it would leave Jenn all by herself to ship out all of your orders.  (A good vacation for me, but not very nice for Jenn.)"

"My favorite thing to do as I pull the orders is to imagine what I would make with the items you've picked.  It’s fun and challenging, and forces me to look at products I might not normally gravitate towards.  It’s a good exercise especially when I have a case of “jewelers” block.  Kinda like when you go shopping and try on all these crazy outfits just for funsies and then KABOOM, Like WHOA!!!! You find one that works for you!" 

"We put this package together to break you out of your "jeweler's block." This is mixture of some of our favorites. Use the nuts and bolts to connect metals without having to solder. Gold, Silver or Copper blanks?  Make it your “crazy outfit” and try mixing metals.  Silver blanks punched and connected using gold bolts and washers creates great dimension.  Stamp, oxidize, or keep it shiny and polished.  Whatever you choose,  try the opposite of what you normally would do.  You might surprise yourself and find your new look."

"And to all our International customers…don’t worry, we don’t have a box that I can fit in………..yet!"

Add your comment below to enter a chance to win this great package.  If you'd like, you can share what helps you overcome your "jeweler's block." To earn extra chances of winning this great prize, post a link to this blog post (not just the blog) on your blog, Facebook page, or your Twitter feed (use #Beaducation in your Twitter post so we will see it) about this National Craft Month giveaway.  

Let us know in a separate comment on this post. (So if you comment once you have one entry.  Then comment again for each social media link that you made for additional entries to win. One comment with all of the places you reposted, FB'ed and Twittered will just get you one entry.)
 
Good luck everyone! We'll pick the winner by random drawing on Monday, March 28, 8 AM PST.

176 comments:

sandi m said...

What a great collection, gals! I love mixed metals all together.
Here's hoping for a win ... and then hammering away. Thanks!

Alice said...

Wow, what a great prize package! I'd love to win--but I'm a happy winner of the free class, and I'm loading up my shopping cart with riveting supplies!

When I get in a creative rut I look through my HUGE stack of books and magazines, or online sites like Beaducation.

Judibeads said...

Lots of cool things to learn with! I would love to have this package to increase my skills!

Laurie Randazzo said...

I just love this cute package of goodies!
Hoping for a win so I can get creative.

Thanks!

Melody - Hope of My Heart Designs said...

How fun! This would give me a lot of new things to play with - definitely outside of my "normal" range of ideas.

When I'm stuck I like to browse Etsy or even Google - just to see what others are making. It's so fun to see what others are doing differently than I am, especially when it's completely different than my particular niche.

Cindy R said...

some great goodies for cold connections there. I can see so many possibilities.

Melody - Hope of My Heart Designs said...

...posted on Facebook too.....

munchy1111 said...

I am a stampohlic. I always buy stamping supplies from beaducation. You guys have the best prices, not to mention the coolest and latest things. You rock!!!! :)

Melody - Hope of My Heart Designs said...

...tweeted it too....

CraftyHope said...

Oh my goodness! The amount of fun I would have playing with that set... Oh, the possibilities! Would love to win!!

Jen said...

Oooh! I want!

I usually browse online if I need ideas of what to make. Right now I have more ideas than funds for the materials though. lol.

Courtney said...

Hi-
Love.this.package. I have my fingers crossed!
When I have writer's block, I'll search etsy to see what others are up to. I also will search quote sites online to get some inspiration.

Courtney said...

Hi-
Just posted the blog contest link on my fb account! Thanks!

Jen said...

Just posted on my facebook account too. :)

Puckett Family said...

pick me pick me!!! :) I am just getting started stamping and would LOVE to try the "crazy outfit".

teresa said...

I love this collection~ I would have so much fun with it! Pick me! :)

Puckett Family said...

just tweeted about the contest!!

Jamie G said...

You guys always know what I want!

Puckett Family said...

...google buzzed it....

Michele said...

What a perfect bag of goodies!! I've had jewelers block lately and this would really help me get out of it!

Puckett Family said...

...posted it to my blog too....

cat said...

ooh, I'm a newcomer to the world of soldering, just enjoyed your online beginners pendant class, this selection would really get me going :-) ~kirsty

jess said...

LOVE it! can't wait to win and receive it! thank u Jesus!

Laurie10526 said...

What a great selection of goodies to use! Would love to win it all.

Boot ~C said...

what an inspiring batch of goodies!

Farm Girl Cat said...

I love all of the great metals, I would love them

Laurie10526 said...

Posted this wonderful giveaway on my facebook page.

Libmiester said...

Fun and creative package of shiny pieces -- I'd enjoy playing with all of it. Mix it all together for a shabby chic bracelet and necklace. I have much to learn -- riveting, refresh techniques of soldering and work out of my comfort zone.

When I have a creativity I practice my metal stamping techniques and over-stamp on shapes to create a joyful mess and soon I'm creating new ideas.

DLGray-Wurz said...

Cool collection of goodies! =)
I've had inspiration come from license plates, kibitzing with creative friends, taking classes and the day that mother nature produced! =)

Cortney said...

To overcome jeweler's block, I usually talk to my friends, family and fellow jewelers or crafters. Getting a fresh perspective really helps me out.

Carrie said...

Love this free gift package!! Oh, the hours I could waste away...!!

DLGray-Wurz said...

Tweeted and shared on FB! =)

Gail~ said...

I love the selection and would love to win this group of items that I do not currently have! would group much of them together for a eclectic or 'steampunk" look!

Cheryl H. said...

WOW ! I just started stamping and love it... I would have so much fun with this wonderful collection !
Fingers crossed to win :)

CraftyHope said...

I tweeted this
I'm @CraftyHope on twitter!!

CraftyHope said...

I shared a link to this post on my Facebook Page
Facebook.com/CraftyHopeJewelry

Rosalynn said...

Divine giveaway. You ladies in shipping know how to rock it! Wandering in a bead store(touching everything, of course) or through bead books, magazines or blogs usually helps get the creative ideas flowing again.

Sissy and Jack's said...

Great selection of goodies. These items should get anyone out of a slump.

Cheers,
Stacy

Sissy and Jack's said...

P.S. I also posted on Twitter.

Stacy

Shannon N said...

What a fun combination of goodies! Makes me want to make something! Hope I win!

Shannon N said...

And I posted your link on my Facebook page! Always can use extra luck! THANKS!

SFC Fan said...

I just broke my hole-punch pliers and need a new pair! That package of goodies would be put to good use in my studio!

Teri said...

What a great package of goodies! I would love to win!

Vashti said...

Oooh, mixed metals! I love it! If I have "jeweler's block" I put away whatever I'm stuck on and switch to some small, finishable project -- like maybe earrings. Playing with simple ingredients like headpins, drops, crystals and natural stones often clears up the problem.

Elaine said...

That's a great giveaway! Often when I go purchase supplies (like beads), I'll take a family member or friend and have them pick out things that they like. It helps me to try out new colors, media, etc. and it helps to get out of that creative block! Here's hoping I win!

JenniferJW said...

I would REALLY love to win this! I love using mixed metals and I am really in a funk with our Michigan weather (expecting snow and ice tonight). This would be just what the doctor ordered to brighten my mood and get me thinking SPRING and new, fresh ideas.
~Jen

Vashti said...

Shared this blog entry over on Facebook!

JenniferJW said...

https://www.facebook.com/pages/JenniferJW-Designs/194277327616?ref=ts#!/pages/JenniferJW-Designs/194277327616

I hope this link works. I posted a link from my Facebook fan page (jewelry making page).
~Jen

Vashti said...

Linked to you over on Twitter as well!

JenniferJW said...

https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=523358506

Also posted to my main Facebook page.

For my usual inspiration . . . I look to the outdoors. But in this gloomy, muddy, cold weather . . . . not much inspiration happening.

~Jen

munchy1111 said...

I love love love beaducation.! you guys rock! The best prices. I love getting new stamping products from beaducation.com Keep up the good life with beaducation products! :)

MoonRae said...

Great mix of such cool components!!
When in a rut, I just back off for a while....eventually things come together.
Thank you for a wonderful giveaway

SolanaKaiDesigns said...

Inspirational collection of treats! Your site gives me so many interesting ideas so THANK YOU! :D

Anonymous said...

Buying new supplies gets me out of my rut! Buying a new outfit that requires a new piece of jewellry also helps and gives me inspiration, plus then i get a new outffit too! Oh the mastercard comes in handy.... but with this win i wouldnt have to break the bank! Lol! thanks!

Stacy said...

Fun! I love to play with watch parts when creating and the gears here are right up my alley :) I'm new to the whole metal stamping thing (don't know if it's me breaking out of a rut, or just my inability to stick with one media...thats whey they call it 'multimedia', right?!)

Jo Lee said...

Would LOVE to win this one! Jewelers Block is not fun - magazines, nature, new outfit can inspire me - but mainly just having time to "touch & feel" my beads and such does the trick!!!

Stacy said...

http://www.facebook.com/stacyvetterjewelry.oneprojectatatime

angie said...

Most of the time when I get into a rut, I look through all of the pictures of pieces that I have already made and think 'how can i twist this up to make it something new?' I browse through my BeadStyle and ArtJewelry magazines for added inspiration.

EmbellishYourself said...

Wow, you've picked everything I've had my eye on lately! But who's kidding, I pretty much want everything in your shop. Thanks so much for your generosity this month!

EmbellishYourself said...

I shared on my facebook profile
http://www.facebook.com/?ref=home#!/EmbellishYourself

Thanks again!

The Clay Chick said...

Great selection! One thing I do when I'm having "jeweler's block" is pull out beads and findings that I haven't used in a while...normally at the bottom of a stack somewhere! And also going through old beading and jewelry magazines...I have some going back to 2006 that I just found...the ideas in there are still great!

The Clay Chick said...

Posted to my Facebook....http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Clay-Chick-Ceramics-and-Jewelry/147159615328469

Holly said...

I'll leave a comment here and post to Facebook and Twitter, then congratulate another someone else for winning. :) Looks like a great package. Will you offer for sale after the drawing?

Holly said...

I posted to Facebook.

JewelryByJaws.com said...

I would LOVE to win this box of goodies. I recently broke out my riveting tool and started layering all of thos wonderful blanks together, so I need some more please. lol I get inspiration from Beaducation's Tips and Design Ideas. I also look at all the stores on Etsy.com and get inspired by others. Beading magazines are great too.

Zyatica said...

Oh Yes please... and Danielle you are welcome to hop in my parcel... I am in Australia...hehe..

I overcome jewellers block by taking a break from the piece I am sturggling with either by going to browse online or to work on another piece... always seems to help me when I go back to it...

Cheers Tracey

Jennifer said...

What a cool prize pack!

So when I get "creatively stuck", I jump around on my trampoline and that really gets my creative juices flowing. I bounce off and get back to work with some fresh new ideas!

Zyatica said...

Have shared on my blog at:
http://zyatica.blogspot.com/

cheers Tracey

Zyatica said...

HAve posted on my facebook page
Cheers Tracey

Zyatica said...

have posted on my business page

cheers Tracey

Anonymous said...

I am anxiously awaiting my order! I am new to this site.
Can't believe what I have been missing! Please pick me!
Gina G. From Iowa

Elaine said...

This would be so much fun. I love surprises. Elaine

tobeadorknot said...

I would so slip that in my purse too! Just received my first order from you guys and I can hardly wait to get started. Lots of inspiration which is what I like to see. Hopefully someday, I can provide some to others!

KayzKreationz said...

What a great giveaway. Some of those things would be great with the 2 classes I've taken from ya'll. I've finally gotten almost everything together to actually make something for both classes, but this giveaway would just add more pizazz to my class. Love it.

KayzKreationz said...

Just tweeted about your giveaway.

http://twitter.com/KayzKreationz

glassgirl said...

Wow! What a wonderful package! I could get over a block with so many new pieces to play with!

Kelly O'Leary said...

What an awesome collection. Am really loving mixed metals at the moment. I love it when others pick out pieces for you then you have to work with it.

Kelly O'Leary said...

Just posted on my facebook page

Kat said...

Awesome collection! I'd have snuck that into the purse if I were you too! ;)

Kazknak said...

Love the mix of metals.....When I'm stuck for ideas I look to my surroundings, especially nature.

KayzKreationz said...

Just posted to my facebook profile page.

beadreaming said...

I would love to win this one

Sandy said...

So much fun in a little package!!!!!

Sandy said...

I posted on my Facebook page.

Sandy said...

...and I posted on my Livejournal...

Sandy said...

...and I tweeted a link too!

Farm Girl Cat said...

I love the mixed metals

Cass said...

Wow! How cool is that!?!?!
This set alone gives me all kinds of cool ideas!! i would love to win it.
When I get jewelers block I go for a hike and find patterns and ideas from all around me.

Thanks!!

nancy said...

How exciting! I would love to win this weeks giveaway. I would love to start riveting and this would be a great way to start.

I find when I get into a rut I take into account the comments I've recieved from gifts I given or customers special requests. I look at what they were and how I can try to make my creations even better. Haviang the Beaducation "Design Ideas" is so helpful. I can put my own spin on things! Thank you for the opportunity to enter!!!!

nancy said...

Just posted the link to my facebook page!

maneki said...

What a fab prize! I really like micro screws, but so far I've never got around to actually buying some...

One thing that usually gets me out of a jeweller's block -- apart from just taking a break and/or looking at inspiring works online -- is to find a new material/product or learn a new technique. Having something I've never used before to explore and experiment with can really trigger my creativity. (And the shopping part of it is always fun too.)

Challenges and contests can also be inspiring as they usually have a theme and a deadline, which gives me focus. Deadlines can be motivating as I can't keep procrastinating, I have to pick up my tools and beads -- and that's usually the big hurdle for me when I'm in a block.

maneki said...

blogged about it too: http://wildrosesandblackberries.blogspot.com/2011/03/beaducation-giveaway.html

rockcreekcreations said...

What a wonderful collection! When I get a a making slump, I usually re-organize my beads and that gets the creative juices flowing!

rockcreekcreations said...

I've tweeted about the contest... @rockcreekcreate

Gail said...

A great give away, thanks.

susanc said...

What a great giveaway! Will post to my FB & Twitter.

somethingunique said...

Hey beaducation Friends, WOW you gals are amazing what a generous giveaway i would love to win & these supplies would help me out so much. i'll be back going to blog ttfn L:)

somethingunique said...

I'm back i made a lovely post on my blog now for Face Book ttfn L:)
http://somethinguniquebylana.blogspot.com/

somethingunique said...

i have posted a comment on my face book
http://www.facebook.com/?ref=home
and as for to get out of my creative block new supplies really help and there is nothing like a copy of Stringing Mag to get creative juices flowing they have the most creaitve & unique contibutors sharing there creations! ttfn L:)

ndkrista said...

Pick me! When I get in a rut I go through a few of my old magazines and books and see things that were popular many years ago...

Anonymous said...

Awesome prizes. I posted on my page

Jody said...

Wow...what wonderful stuff!!

J C said...

I just love your website , I have created some unique pieces with your product. I am always inspired by all of your artists. Love your videos, they are truly informative you make the process so much easier. I love the prize package you put together, I am inspired already.

Thank you for an awesome website and for always sharing your ideas and creativeness.

Lois Moon said...

How fun is this prize package! I was just thinking that I needed a metal punch. Fingers crossed!

When I'm suffering from a block I look through art books, fabric swatches, and walk through the hardware store.

Salzanos said...

I am sure looking forward to the possibilities!!

Salzanos said...

Ok, twittered it! ;-) its like a treasure hunt, off to next social networking site.....

Salzanos said...

Oky doky, facebooked too! All done ;-)

Chris said...

Coooool!
I hope I win!
OK, when I get a creative block, I love to look at my books and magazines of jewelry projects. Or alternatively, I open up the drawers in my stash of beads and stones. Fondling my gemstones often gives me great ideas for something gorgeous!

Chausse said...

Can't wait to get creative when I'm chosen as the winner of these fun blanks and tools! Woo hoo!! LOL!

Picking up Women said...

Kinda like when you go shopping and try on all these crazy outfits just for funsies and then KABOOM, Like WHOA!!!! You find one that works for you!"

Jennie said...

What an awesome collection. Thanks for the chance to win ladies!

Cindy said...

What an incredible give away...please count me in. I would have so much fun with this collection of great components!

SilverNikNats said...

I try to have more then one project on the go at once so if I get stuck on one I move on to the next for a while.

hellen5 said...

WOW. Metal working components, just what I need for my next step in jewelry making!

hellen5 said...

I've shared this on my facebook page - Helen Marie Brown

hellen5 said...

I've tweeted on my twitter account #fairybeadific

Madelyn said...

So my husband is tired of making holes for me!! This set is perfect for some new spring creations. My 3 little girls inspire mommy to experiment with my creativity!

Jiley said...

That collection screams STREAMPUNK all over it!! Love it!

bwheather said...

Oh, how exciting, another giveaway. Just love it. ;-)

bwheather said...

I posted this on facebook as well. ;-)

Good Witch Studio said...

Fun goodies! Stamping (and Beaducation) rocks!

Carmalyn said...

just looking at the picture got me inspired...ohhhh what fun!! I could go to town with these items and be oh so sassy wearing them when I go.. ha ha

Thanks for the opportunity, hope I'm the winner!!! :)

two toads said...

oh they are all so pretty. i am just getting started with all this and it has been a bit over whelming for me with all the different stuff. would love to win this.

Crow Steals Fire said...

Goodies! Love 'em. If I'm not sure what I want to create, I look through my jewelry table and go through my beads. Just refreshing myself with what I've got and coming up with new combinations.

Jamie G. said...

I shared a link on my facebook page-a first for me!

Brianne said...

I want to win this for my mom so that she can continue to make great things.

Gregory said...

Hopinb to win this for my mother in law

Kristi said...

love to win this!!

srgoddess said...

This is a good collection..it's always great to have new inspiration!

Cinnamon Jewellery said...

What a lovely set of goodies, they would definitlye inspire me to create!

I find keeping a notebook for ideas that I can jot down/sketch when they occur is really useful to look through when I have a bit of creative block :D

Cinnamon Jewellery said...

I've just blogged about the giveaway here :D

http://cinnamonjewellery.blogspot.com/2011/03/beaducation-giveaway-national-craft.html

Cinnamon Jewellery said...

Have facebooked the giveaway too!

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Cinnamon-Jewellery/130668159949#!/cinnamonjewellery

trinket box said...

Fantastic giveaway! :)

Lesley said...

Ooh so many goodies to play with - here's hoping and off to blog and Facebbook :0)

Gemma said...

Fantastic giveaway! Thanks
When I have jewellers block I get out my big folder of inspiration pictures I've built up over the years
Gemxxx

Leigh said...

Ohhhhh this is a perfect set for someone somewhat new to jewelry making like me!

liamsamuel @ gmail.com (no spaces).

Leigh said...

I shared your giveaway on Twitter.

liamsamuel @ gmail.com

Edie said...

I keep a morgue of ideas and inspiration from magazines, photographs, sketches - when I need a creative jolt I just flip it open and see what I find!

edie
purpleone at gmail dot com

Mary Newton Designs said...

Awesome giveaway! I get inspiration from others work and looking at tutorials on Beaducation!

Createology said...

Yes please enter me in the drawing for this fabulous give. Your service was great when I bought my Tronex Flush Cutters from you recently. Thank you...

EmbellishYourself said...

I just tweeted about the giveaway too http://twitter.com/embellishurself/status/51129994864373760

Lovely Little Creations said...

Looks like some serious fun could be had by this package! Thanks for putting this on for us to have a chance at enjoying :)

TJC said...

How awesome would it be to create with this package of goodies.

Danelle you can post yourself in a box to my house anytime you like as long as you bring supplies with you. :)

Elaine said...

This would help creative block big time!
Elaine R.

Lucid Moon Studio said...

I love this selection of goodie! I just took a class on cold connections, and this is a great prize for that. Thanks for the giveaway!!

Lucid Moon Studio said...

Tweeted:
http://twitter.com/#!/lucidmoonstudio/status/51285405252857856

NinaGibsonDesigns said...

Bench block solutions- clean and organize my studio space, go through my sketch book, browse art museum sites, visit jewelers forums, do something else.

Nicole said...

Wow!! I'd love to have all that! Unfortunately I never win anything but I'm trying anyway!!! :)

srgoddess said...

I've posted on Facebook :)

http://www.facebook.com/#!/profile.php?id=100000415028649

Holly said...

Beautiful package of goodies.

bsprenkle@live.com said...

Metals, nuts & bolts...........what a great combination. I'd love to win but also want you to know I appreciate your free online classes & wish I had time to take more of them. You guys are so helpful in making my creative juices flow. Someday I hope to do a better job with my jewelry making - I know, practice makes perfect. THANK YOU Lisa & everyone at BEADUCATION!!

angie said...

facebook'd :)

angie said...

tweeted :)

Dymnd Designs said...

I posted your Contest Week 4 on my blog www.shannonproductions.blogspot.com

Dymnd Designs said...

I tweeted your post for Contest Week 4
http://twitter.com/#!/DymndDesigns

Dymnd Designs said...

I face-booked your post for Contest Week 4 :)
http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=528491512


link to my page above

Dymnd Designs said...

I like all you products and info on the site. Definitely bookmarking your site :)

Kat said...

forgot to say I also facebooked it!

riley said...

What a great collection! I would love to layer and try to put together something new for me.

I'm still a bit new to stamping, and can't wait to try out riveting too!

mrsjoejonas said...

Love it! I want to start creating stamp jewelry and this collection would be a wonderful start. I love your idea gallery and free online instructional classes. They are such a big help to a "newbie" like me.

Cass said...

...I also posted on my face book page...

Maria said...

I just discovered your site and blog today. Perfect timing :-)!

What cure's my 'jeweler's block is just pulling out a pretty focal bead, then a bunch of beads in matching or complementary colors until I have a mix that looks good together. That usually gets my mind going, visualizing a finished piece. Then I start in. Usually the finished piece ends up looking nothing like I imagined (lol), but the key is to just get started, and then let things evolve from there.

Surfing websites and looking through magazines for inspiration also works for me ... as does organizing (or reorganizing) my bead stash. I discover things I'd forgotten about and that gets the juices flowing.

Thanks for the giveaway!

thetnpreacherswife said...

Awesome giveaway!!!
When I have a creativity blank I usually just go hiking....never fails to clear the mind and inspire!

French Elegant Jewelry said...

perusing blogs, magazines and etsy for ideas usually gets me out of my rut.

French Elegant Jewelry said...

I shared on facebooks

French Elegant Jewelry said...

I shared on twitter jewelrygirl007

French Elegant Jewelry said...

I blogged about it www.frenchelegantjewelry.blogspot.com

KayzKreationz said...

Just blogged about your great giveaway with a link to the giveaway post and to Beaducation itself in the post.

http://KayzKreationz.blogspot.com

PrettyBeautifulDesigns said...

Not sure if I'm too late!! but I would love to have play with all of that!!

Maria x

miss_eva95124 said...

Oh boy, I see the possibilities already! Pick me, pick me! =)

Noahs Ark Creations said...

Oh the things I'd create!!!

Noahs Ark Creations said...

Posted on my personal Facebook!

Keona Hunter

sandie said...

would love to win one of these! you guys are great!

Noahs Ark Creations said...

Posted on my Fan Page!!

Noahs Ark Creations

Noahs Ark Creations said...

Tweeted!!

Made_by_NAC

MorganRae said...

Oh that looks way awesome to win!
I can imagine making a cute textured necklace with the heart. Some cool steam punk designs and learn to rivet with the set.