March 15, 2012

March is Craft Month - Beaducation Giveaway HQ

WOW! We received almost 300 entries for the Stamped Metal Jewelry giveaway. I loved reading about what you'd do with the prize if you won -- so many of you would share your love of stamping with a friend or family member.

Alas, there can only be one winner. And that winner is --
JoAnn Ciraolo!

JCiraolo said...

Beaducation is my favorite site for inspiration, projects and products. I never tire of this site.                   Whenever I watch it I want to run out into my shop and play. The ultimate dream job to be employed there!!!!!

Congratulations, JoAnn! Please email us to confirm your mailing address. (And you're right, it is pretty great working here!)

More Goodies to Give Away!
The fun is just beginning! We have another fantastic giveaway this week, highlighting a different jewelry making tool  -- RESIN!


Don't be intimidated. Resin is a fun medium that is easy to work with if you've got a little bit of training. And of course, we can provide that, too! Check out Debbi Simon's 41-minute FREE class Bezel-Bezel Resin Basics and let Debbi teaches you the ins and outs of working with two-part resin.








This week's prize pack includes

You like the looks of those 2 lockets on the top, don't-cha?  They are so new that you can't even purchase them from our website yet. You will be the first on your block to have them!

If you're still not sure what you'd do with all of these goodies, here's a look at what you can expect to learn in the free class -- picture your own image set into that bezel!

To enter the giveaway, leave a comment with what you would make using these materials.

Good luck!


92 comments:

Beth H. said...

I would make a key chain for my daughter's first car and a necklace for my mom and have my youngest daughter create something with me as she loves to craft too!

Erin P. said...

I love playing with resin and making scrabble tile jewelry. However, I've tried to make a locket with resin and failed, so it's now just a "frame." I would like to perfect my resin in a bracelet technique, so that's what I'd make first and then re-try the locket.

mzzkittykatz said...

i would make bracelet's for my daughters and myself with photos of my daughter's and grandkids. I would also have my daughters help me as they both do crafts also.

Jamie G. said...

I have been wanting to try resin! I would make pendants and see if I could jazz up my other jewelry. It is always fun to try something new!

Lynn Meitner said...

First off... I as well as a million other people love your company!! I would like to take a photo of my Chihuahua "Bug" and make a necklace with it...then take it to my Vet's office and ask if I can leave it for people to see..and make them a pendant or keychain of their animal for them... I am a huge animal lover and would love to offer this service...

Kristi said...

A bracelet for my daughter.

M. Comella said...

I've been intrigued by resin for a while but haven't worked with that medium yet. I would experiment and give anything that turns out as gifts!

chic and frog said...

I would make tons of vintage pendants and some bracelets. I love resin!

Ambra

Leeanna said...

I would make a bracelet for my oldest daughter who is in college, a locket for each of my younger children's Godmothers, a ring for me and my younger daughter and then charms to attach to backpacks and my husband's key chain.

Emakaye said...

First off I would make a denim inspired bracelet. I have had this idea rattling around in my mind and think resin would be the key to accomplishing it. I like the look of those bezels too. I NEED to get me some bezels to play with!!!

ElisabethSpace said...

Resin jewelry is something I've always wanted to try, but haven't gotten around to yet. I'd probably encase pretty naturey things, leafy, petaly, twiggy things. Just a happy guess. Thanks!

Kasey said...

I would make a pet tag for my 2 dogs, Chloe and Mercedes, and my cat, Pebbles. I would also make a necklace for myself using my logo.

Robyn Armstrong said...

I have been using resin moulds and making bangles but I never thought of using bases for lockets and bracelets Great ideas I will have to try!!!!

Lucinde said...

This giveaway is so amazing!! I'm thinking about using resin for a long long time, but never actually used it. This would be a great opportunity to try it out!

Christine said...

I have been wanting to try this technique. What a great set to get started on a new adventure. I would use the locket and place a photo of my grandson creating a necklace to keep him close at all times.

KassandraT said...

I would use this set to expand my options for creating jewelry. I have been making different types of jewelry for years, and it makes so sad to see amazing artists limit themselves to one type or style. I suppose there are some people that can speak 7 languages, and some people that just limit themselves to 1. I'd like to be the kind of person that is open to anything! Thank you Beaducation, your company has opened so many different techniques to me.

KassandraT said...

I would use this set to expand my options for creating jewelry. I have been making different types of jewelry for years, and it makes so sad to see amazing artists limit themselves to one type or style. I suppose there are some people that can speak 7 languages, and some people that just limit themselves to 1. I'd like to be the kind of person that is open to anything! Thank you Beaducation, your company has opened so many different techniques to me.

autumn said...

i would make all sorts of pieces as i have been wanting to work with resin for some time now..

the french princess said...

Wow this resin giveaway is amazing something I have never tries before, and I would love to add a picture of one of my little french bulldoga to one of thoose design. if it wasn't for beaducation I dont think I would have ever created some of my most creative design pieces. Great video advice and classes, keep up the good work guys xxxx

Gena said...

I got my hands on some Ice Resin when Susan and her partner first came out with in the big bottles. Unfortunately I didn't use a lot of it and there it sat on the shelf ever since. I have no idea if it's still good anymore as that was a long time ago. I had collected all kinds of vintage images with the intention of using them with the resin but never got around to it as there wasn't much of a selection of bezels at the time. So, now, if I win this I'll have that opportunity. :-) Thank you for the opportunity!

Melody said...

I would love to make a bracelet and necklace.

melodyj(at)gmail(dot)com

MoonRae said...

I don't really know what I'd make first since I've never tried resin...I'm sure I'll figure it out before you send it to me heeheehee!!
Thanks for another great opportunity

sandi m said...

Love them all!
I would make components with words, and lots of bling.

potterygirl1 said...

I would love to play with all thoughs goodies and combine them with my handmade beads.

BurningRubber said...

WOW! That is a great giveaway. I would make a memory bracelet for the bride of an upcomming wedding. I would love to try using resin. I have been too chicken so far.

Boot ~C said...

as a collage artist I have tons of papers & such,I would use some of my hoard & start a new line of jewelry for a spring show.

Sandy said...

I have a ton of little gears and stuff that I've taken out of old cameras. I would have a blast mixing them with fun printed papers in all of those bezels!!!!

Anonymous said...

I love ice resin and would like to make some new spring/summer peices using my friends beautiful miniture water colors. Love beaducation...can we open a sattelite office on the east coast?-:)

Sandi Volpe said...

Did not mean to be annoymous...I love ice resin and would like to make some new spring/summer peices using my friends beautiful miniture water colors. Love beaducation...can we open a sattelite office on the east coast?-:)

March 16, 2012 7:22 AM

Ashley Johnson said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE resin and haven't tried Ice Resin yet.

For me, I would make a bracelet with the photos of all 5 of my furbabies. Then a locket of my actual human baby. Then I would just go nuts and make all sorts of things for friends and family with photos of their kids, grandkids, pets, lost loved ones, etc. I'd probably experiement a lil bit too by adding beads and other things to give the pieces some dimenions.

I love playing!

PaganGypsy said...

You can be so creative with resin.
I love working with it. Unfortunately, with the economy, I haven't been able to buy any bezels. I could sure use some.
I'm expecting my first grandchild and would love to encase her picture in a resin framed piece.

loimve said...

I have never used resin before but I would LOVE to play around with it and learn another craft. There never can be too many crafts to learn and create so many beautiful items. I would love to make some jewelry for my 2 sisters who mean the world to me and have always been there for me, even though our ages are 14 years apart! (They are twins) The more I learn, the better!

Stacey said...

I would use the copper oval bezel or the flower bezel to make a necklace with a picture of my son-he passed away from S.I.D.S in 2009 and I have been wanting to make some jewelry in remembrance of him.

KayzKreationz said...

I would use it to make a locket for my sister to remember her dog. He died last November after having been with her for 17 years. He got her through her divorce and other issues with her ex and was a good friend to her.

hellen5 said...

I would make pendants, pendants, bracelet links, keychains, and some mixed media inclusions! Ice Resin is something I've not tried yet and really want to experiment with.

Renee M said...

Wow! I thought the last give-away couldn't be beat :) I've been wanting to learn how to do resin, so this is great timing and will be checking out that video. I would make one pendant with a photo of my 2 boys, and do fun holiday and school spirit projects with others.

Charlee said...

Glitter! and Resin! and Bezels! Oh My!! :-)

Jenn said...

I would love to try using resin over some of my polymer clay veneers in pretty bezels

Deci Worland said...

I would make ancestry pendants using photos of my ancestors and give them as gifts to my sisters.

crazycatladybj said...

I would like to try & make a necklace for my sister with a pic of her 1st granddaughter in it.

Kathyg said...

I would love to make some picture jewelry, for my sister with pictures of her grandaughters. I would also make some fun pendants.
Thanks for the opportunity to win!

Katie said...

i would love to play with all of the items and give as gifts. love the lockets!

gotink said...

I've been wanting to try resin. I have several ideas, but the one I want to try first is the put crystals and glitter in to make some splarkly pretty pendants. :)

Irene Lenihan said...

I would love to be able to put some of my photographs into resin. Lots of fun.

Amy B. said...

Resin!! Would love to learn more about it!
I'd make a memory pendant or locket with a photo of a recently departed pet. we miss him! <3

Wendi H. said...

My six year old does the greatest artwork... I'd love to be able to capture some of it in jewelry. Would make the greatest gifts!

debi said...

i would love to learn this craft!!! i would make great gifts for everyone and add to my craft show offerings :)

Patti said...

once i learn i would make something for my daughters and a birthday present for family.

ndkrista said...

I would love to learn to use resin! I would make gifts for family and friends (since have 2 kids in college money is tight). Thanks for the giveaway!

luluvision said...

Wowed! What a score! I love making resin bezels but have not tried ice resin yet! I would love to! Thanks for the chance to win!

Diana M said...

I have an Anne Choi bead that has the first line of a poem by William Blake....To see a world in a grain of sand....I've tried many ways to put the next three lines of that together in a necklace.
Resin might be my solution!!

always with love said...

I would love to have a crafty girls night where I could show my closest friends how to make something pretty for themselves. Resins and bezels seems like a fun time to me!!

ChezChani said...

Glitter resin jewelry!!

elahnah@aim.com

Rose said...

Oh gosh. I want to make a resin bracelet with wild flowers. Dying to try this out.

ahteesemail@yahoo.com

caronbc said...

I would love to make pendants, earrings, rings and bracelets with beautiful butterfly and moth wings under resin :)
Of course, only using the wings from already deceased butterflies and moths.

Denise from Beaded Embellishments said...

I haven't tried this medium yet but if I were to win this giveaway I would start by making 4 matching pendants with a picture of my mother, myself, my daughter and my granddaughter in it that each of us could wear to celebrate the four generations of women. :)

Marni said...

Wow! You guys are always giving away amazing stuff! I have been making stamped jewelry for a while now and I think the resin would complement the jewelry beautifully...charms! Thanks for being you!

Kristen said...

I have loved the look of Resin for a long time, but I've been a bit intimidated by it. I have a 5 year old that would love to "help" make some presents for her friends/cousins. She's the only girl and so we've 'adopted' several friends who act as her 'sisters'. And to sound sad, I'd love to get started on some Christmas gifts.

Unknown said...

I remember embedding eggtimers and assorted stuff in resin blocks when I was a teenager. It was a lot fun, but it was stinky and toxic and not a craft you could easily share. I would love to get some of these new resins so that I could share them with my daughter and her friends.

Prudence said...

This would be great! The last time I dabbled in resin was years ago. I'd make several photo collages! Thanks for the chance to win this!

Rachael Lienhard said...

Time to dig out my stash of designer scrapbook paper and start creating some beautiful pieces. FUN!

Jen said...

Ooh, looks like fun! I would probably make something for myself to try it out, then once I had the technique down would branch out into gifts. I love making jewelry!

Anonymous said...

I love love love to make jewelry - I would love to learn how to make my own pendants with resin. (Thanks for all of your fabulous ideas!)

Koren H said...

I'd make bracelets for me and my daughter :)

Amanda K. said...

I am a painter and have taken some metal smithing classes in the past. I want to see if I can somehow combine my love of painting with jewelry making. It would be great for experimenting with making some prints of my work and adding it to the pieces in the pack.

I love your website, book, projects and support Beaducation has to offer!

Shannon Clark said...

I would love to try making a resin necklace. Maybe a "keep calm and carry on" themed necklace! Fun Fun Fun!! Thanks

Lorraine said...

I would love to add resin jewelry to my existing jewelry line. This would give me the opportunity to try something new! I really look forward to checking out your monthly sales and new products!

Jules said...

Would love to create lasting memory type jewelry out of this kit - shadow box, etc This would be a perfect for me as I am trying to get more "out" of the box styles and creations for my jewelry line thank you for giving us the opportunity to win

Barbara said...

I would use this to personalize my beaded window crystals as gifts for several upcoming baby births! This would make them such special keepsakes!

Denise, a creative energetic powerful women! said...

I would love to create a bezel bracele with Ice resin!!! Cool stuff!!

spinnychic said...

Oh WOW!!! I have wanted to create with Resin for awhile now....Nervous, scared and not sure where to begin....Would love to create a miniature tea party bracelet with small cups and saucers and cakes and yummies.....

Jill said...

I have used Resin to make bottle cap necklaces, and photo pendants but it has been a little while. I just watched the free online class on your site, FREE: Bezel-Bezel Resin Basics by Debbi Simon. All I can say is Wow! I had no idea you could use rub ons, temp tattoos, and other little embellishments. I so want to try all of the techniques Debbi showed in the video so that is what I would do with this kit :) She has rekindled by love of Resin!

Jill KG said...

I absolutely love you site!!! I have worked with resin just a tiny bit but would love to do more! I would make a pendant for my jewelry partner who lost her mother unexpectedly 3 months ago.

dreaminofbeads / SAS Jewelry Designs said...

Oh how I love ICE resin....would love to win and use some of the wonderful bezels to make picture necklaces with my boys photos and my sweet niece for Mother's day. Resin is a great medium for preserving memories. Love your website and your teaching videos.
Sonya Stille

Eledyn said...

I would make a bracelet for my mom with all her grand babies on it :)

Carlabeads said...

I have three friends who each have children with cancer, and are dealing with treatments and the huge financial burden that comes with it. I would use these to create items to be donated for an auction being held to raise money for childhood cancer research. :)

Margo said...

I would for sure make a few lockets to give as gifts to my friends who are new mothers!

Jan Adams said...

I love working with resin, the possibilities are endless! Right now my favorite thing is making school spirit items!

Christina said...

I would make a very special bracelet for my mom for mothers day with pictures of my neice and nephew. I would include some glitter too!

Lynne said...

Wow! Christmas in March! There is so much I could do with that collection, the possibilities are endless. I'd love to have a chance to try. Love your website and especially all the videos I can learn from.

Danielle Jordan said...

I'm new to jewelry making, but I hope to make fun, inspirational pieces for my fellow Navy/Military Wives. Little things help make those long deployments a little easier to get through.

Mara said...

I would try my hand at making some meaningful resin pieces for folks going through some sad times.

Gail~ said...

I have fallen in love with yet a new medium - Resin...thanks to Beaducation!! Great videos and instructions can't wait to get this line going~

Penguin's Pieces said...

I think I've missed the cut-off for the give away but I would still love to play with Ice Resin!I currently work with a locally available alternative but would like to upgrade the quality of my projects and this is just the ticket!

Annita said...

I have always wondered about trying resin, this would be just the thing to get me started

Adrianne said...

I am a bracelet fiend, and those bezel bracelets would be great for personalized jewelry!!

Adrianne
adriannesurian at gmail dot com

Anonymous said...

Oooh!! Cool giveaway! I can picture making all kinds of things with those bezels!

Mary Kirtley said...

I've been wanting to try resin....it looks like such fun and endless possiblities!

Susan Ayers said...

Ohhh awesome! I would love some resin!

Katie said...

I would make gifts for my family! They love to receive handcrafted items as gifts!

Nicole Gunyon said...

I’ve been collecting charms for a bracelet for my mother in law and I think incasing them in resin would be perfect! And a locket would be a great present for my sister-in-law; I could put a piece of lace from her wedding dress in it. So many possibilities!

sydneyanne said...

I love this site, I would love to use them to put on my crocheted jewelry!.. how fun thank you for showing us all your wonderful ideas! www.sydnejo.etsy.com