January 31, 2013

GIVEAWAY with Beaducation Academy!


~~~~~~~~~~~~ This giveaway is now closed. Click HERE to see who won! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

We are really excited about Beaducation Academy. And the feedback we have gotten lets us know that you are too! We want to give everyone a chance to join us for these live classes. What better way than with a GIVEAWAY?!

One lucky winner will get to choose one prize from these options:

A seat in our IN-PERSON class Introduction to Soldering at Beaducation Academy on March 16
A seat in our IN-PERSON class Metalworking Workshop at Beaducation Academy on March 17
Your choice of three (3) ONLINE classes at Beaducation.com - yours to keep forever
Entering is easy! Do any one of the four things below, or do them all for extra chances to win! Just make sure to report back on the blog and let us know that you did each of them. 

1) Leave a comment on this blog post revealing the first jewelry making class you ever took. 
2) Click on over to our Facebook page and leave a comment on the giveaway post there. 
4) Follow @beaducation on Twitter
3) Share our Facebook post on your page, letting your friends know about it. 


The winner will be drawn randomly and announced on Thursday, February 7 at 10 AM PST.

GOOD LUCK!

120 comments:

Sue said...

Metal Stamping was the first class I ever took and I'm hooked.

Kari Daniel said...

First class I took was metal stamping!

Cheryl H. said...

It's been so long but I think Metal stamping was my first class !

Ann said...

I think my first class was a wire wrapping class, but right about the same time I also learned to stamp. Would love to be better at stamping! I love the bracelets, they are very cool!

Anne V. said...

I took an Intro to Wire Wrapping that cemented my love of wire and stones to this day!

Vanthia said...

the first class I took was a silver rings w/ gemstones class at my local league of craftsmen

Beaver Island Jewelry said...

In 1990 I took a jewelry making class in Ann Arbor which led me to see a poster about lampworking classes - now 13 years later I'm making glass beads into jewelry!

Cynthia Meents said...

I have NEVER taken a class. I've only been making jewelry a few months, and I'm relying on books and the Internet.

marla said...

i took my first wire wrapping class from lisa at bead and button in 2011. had a great time.

somethingunique said...

Ha...my first class was "perfecting wire spirals" right here on Beaducation...I've taken the riveting class and a few more....love how your classes are forever....xox ....

Carole said...

I think it was pearl knotting.

Christie K said...

My first jewelry making class was in high school at Myers Park. I love every minute of it and 15 years later I am still making jewelry:)

Deb said...

My first class was riveting. I made a pendant!

JC said...

I've mostly been using various online tutorials as a resource, but the first official class I took was your free metal stamping class. Thanks!!

jodios said...

The first class was one of your free stamping classes and I've been hooked ever since. I just saw Lisa Niven Kelly's Craftsy class and am thinking about signing up!

the Robinsons said...

Metal stamping was the first class I took...also following you on Twitter now!

Kim said...

I've never taken a class and I am trying to teach myself from books and videos...not working so well...but I keep trying

Joy G said...

My first class was with Chris Silva in Honolulu making the Chunky bracelet. This was back in the mid to late 90's. I'll look for a picture.

Holly said...

My first class was simply learning to string beads, use crimps and different kinds of clasps. It was the start of something big! I have branched out to metal stamping, riveting, working with wire and etching. It is all so much fun! I have enjoyed your classes!

Holly Boggs said...

Have not taken a class yet jut getting started in the metal. Have been making beaded jewelry for a couple years now but just learned with books and the Internet Can not wait to take. Class or a few in metal working and stamping.

debi said...

i don't know which one (probably stamping) but i do know it was a free beaducation class

Krysten Aquino said...

Metal Stamping! I can't stop buying things to stamp, I love it.

dorylyn thomas said...

First online jewelry making class was soldering. Aww yeah, I got to burn my fingers in private!!!

Rorolee said...

My first class was a torch fired enamel class at a bead show. Loved it. Would love to take more classes!

Christine said...

My first class was making bead earrings at a local bead shop.

Carrie said...

My high school had a jewelry making class where we learned to solder among other things - I made a really cool cowboy boot pendant and a beautiful wire bracelet!! I would love to take the soldering class and get my skills back up!!!

Blythe said...

first class I ever took was Beginning Wire Wrapping!

Jacqui said...

I took a wire wrapping class so I could do something with all of the fused glass I made. It got me hooked. Now I try whatever I can jewelry wise but classes make it much more fun

dreaminofbeads / SAS Jewelry Designs said...

awesome giveaway...would love to win!
Sonya

dreaminofbeads / SAS Jewelry Designs said...

blogged about the giveaway...
dreaminofbeads.blogspot.com
Sonya

dreaminofbeads / SAS Jewelry Designs said...

following you on twitter
Sonya

dreaminofbeads / SAS Jewelry Designs said...

shared on FB
Sonya

Michelle said...

The first real class I took was a wonderful PMC class. I love the classes on Beaducation!!

salla said...

Would love to win some online classes! Only wish I could go to an In Person class!

kat scanlan said...

Actually, the first beading class I was ever in was one I taught to a handful of eager beaders!

Just liked the page on my facebook.

Jane said...

I'd love to win. So many classes I'd love to take; so little time.

BarbaraR said...

The first jewelry making class I took was basic stringing and pearl knotting. Would love to win some classes from Beaducation.

Jan said...

The first jewelry making class I ever took was Jewelry/Metalsmithing I at Palomar Community College in North County San Diego. I had already been beading by that time on my own though.

Dori said...

If you count "classes" with family for free then my dad taught me alot of Indian beading styles including the loom(and leather) when i was like 11-12. official classes i would have to say the ones the first year i went to texas beaders retreat 7 years ago(I can't remember which they were now)

Cindy M-S said...

I've never taken any kind of in-person or on-line class in jewelry-making. I have watched tutorial videos on-line and read tons of books, though. I'd love to take a class!

Cindy M-S said...

I left a comment on your FB page, too.

perfectpear said...

I posted on FB & shared the link. As a long time customer & huge fan, I would be super jazzed at win ANY of these! I always learn something new & get inspired by your classes & products.

perfectpear said...

I posted on FB & shared the link. As a long time customer & huge fan, I would be super jazzed at win ANY of these! I always learn something new & get inspired by your classes & products. My first project was a simple strung bead bracelet & now thanks to you guys I'm doing metalwork , enameling & more

Good Witch Studio said...

The first jewelry classes I took were the free stamping ones on Beaducation! I've actually never taken any in person classes...all online

Shannon @ Silver Trappings said...

My first class was a combo metalworking class - we learned about sawing, torching, bezel making, etching. Lots of fun!

KayzKreationz said...

My first class was a copper wire wrapping class for a bracelet. It was great.

KayzKreationz said...

I follow you on twitter. Http://twitter.com/KayzKreationz

KayzKreationz said...

Just left a comment on your Facebook post.

KayzKreationz said...

Just shared your Facebook post on my page. KayzKreationzGlassKreationz

BurningRubber said...

The first class I took was metalsmithing and I made an awesome ring that I still wear.

Sweet Freedom said...

A beadweaving class (Cellini spiral) was my first class!

Kathleen Lange Klik said...

The first class that I took was at a newly opened bead shop named The Beadery in the Adirondack Mountains. It was in a small town named Inlet, where we vacation each summer. The class was a basic stringing class where we created a watch band. I had just started making jewelry and signed myself up along with my mother-in-law, who had never made jewelry before. We made a tradition of signing up for a class at The Beadery each summer during our vacation week. To our disappointment, the shop closed up three years later. The owner lived in Arizona the other three seasons and wanted to permanently retire there. But for a few years, the small town of Inlet had the privileged of having it's own bead shop!

Kathleen Lange Klik said...

I left a comment on your Facebook page! :)

Anonymous said...

Like many others, I started with a wire wrap class.

zanc@att.net

Unknown said...

My first jewelry class was in college when I was an art ed major. It's been awhile - so happy to have rediscovered jewelry making!

Lynne Cartwright said...

It's been too long - can't remember which one was first - love taking classes! Possibly stamping, then I had to order your "Say it on your wrist" kit. Numbers 1 - 4 accomplished!

christine Elliot said...

My first class in making glass ornaments was offered by my school district on inservice day. Really enjoyed it!

sandi m said...

My first class was at my local bead store, basic stringing, oh so long and many classes ago.

Ms_SRod said...

My first official class was a bead class with Jill Wiseman and she was teaching her Pitaya Necklace. I had been Internet & book taught until then. It was fun. But wire & metal working are more my thing. :)

Vicki Schalin said...

When I was 11 my aunt and older cousins taught me how to make beaded jewelry in the Greenlandish style, from Danish magazines. I consider this one of my most important classes since it had a profound and lifechanging effect on me. Thank you, Ruth!

cindy said...

If memory serves me correctly, I think it was right here, the Crochet Bracelet class!

cindy said...

Now, I've left a commnent on the Beaducation FB page also.

cindy said...

O.K. shared in on my FB page too!
https://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/cindy.devine3

Kathy said...

Its hard to remember - which came first? It was beading, I did it in Crazy Quilt blocks, not jewelry, at first. I wanted more on the blocks so I signed up for a beaded bracelet class - which used CRYSTALS...well there started my addiction, lol.

Kathy said...

Left a comment on facebook - and now have to check out the Valentines sale!

Laura said...

metal stamping...quite cool

Francesca Maria Strada said...

The first jewelry class I ever took was making a ring with crystal bicones: I was so happy about the result that I went on... and then I met metal :)

Francesca Maria Strada said...

I also left a comment on your Facebook post. Thank you for sharing your ideas with us!

Missing Ian said...

My very first class was a beading/wire session in Myrtle Beach, SC. several years ago. My first Beaducation class was the metal stamping, and I'm totally hooked! Beaducation has the best classes, with easy to follow instructions, and practical tips. Since I have two 4 year olds at home(and a lot of interruptions! :)), I love that each class is broken into segments that can be replayed. I wish I lived close enough to come to the hands on classes. I'm sure it will be an amazing weekend!

ndkrista said...

An intro to wire wrapping class at a local bead store (since gone out of business).

Kristi Jaro said...

I have yet to take a Jewelry Making Class....Lots on my wish list..

Kkrizzy said...

Took a class for Lisa at Bead and Button and we created the most beautiful Spiro Necklaces in silver!

Shannon said...

Never have taken a jewelry class - just learned from books, etc. Would love a chance to take a "real" class!

Angi said...

I would love a chance to win one of your classes! Pretty please count me in! Thanks!

Angi Mullis dj2isme@aol.com

Sarah said...

I really love the look of these metal pieces. I could use some additional training in soldering and the class would help a lot.

Kim Harbert said...

Leather wrapped bracelet class

Lucid Moon Studio said...

First class I took was cold connections!

Lucid Moon Studio said...

Shared on facebook!

Lucid Moon Studio said...

I am a follower on Twitter!

Koren H said...

I can't remember the first class I took... But I still love making jewelry!

Art and Whimsy said...

I took the free class on wire wrapping.

Amy Blalock said...

Metal stamping was the first class I took and absolutely loved it!!

Carla said...

I've never taken a class but really really want to learn how to do the leather stamping!

SFdesigner said...

I'll consider my first jewelry-making class to be in sixth grade (Roosevelt Elementary, Spokane, WA... 1976), when we spent a week learning how to do enameling. I made a couple of things, including a necklace of an angel fish -- and it just seemed like magic... how we were using powders, metals and a torch, to make these gorgeous colorful professional-looking pieces! It really inspired me as to what a jewelry-artisan could create!

Lindy j said...

My first class was a mixed metal cuff. It involved acid etching, textured hammers, some cold connections and stamping. I was hooked!

kendra m. said...

Wire wrapping was my first class!!

ElisabethSpace said...

The first class I ever took was an Into to Metalsmithing through my local community college's continuing ed program. 6 weeks of classes and I was hooked.

Amy said...

I have never taken a class and am self-taught. I've been making jewelry for years, and have recently added metal stamping and PMC and love it!

ElisabethSpace said...

I commented on the FB post.

ElisabethSpace said...

I followed on Twitter.

Anonymous said...

My first jewelry class was bead stringing. How to crimp and all that good stuff!! I shared this on Facebook :)

ellie said...

my first online class was actually with you guys...metal stamping.

Amanda Gee said...

My first jewelry class was a wire wrapping class and I wear it proudly! <3

Jamie said...

I guess I should have left my info. :) My first jewelry class was bead stringing. How to crimp and all that good stuff!! I shared this on Facebook :)

Wandean said...

I have never taken a class. This is something I always wanted to learn. I have called all around my area and can't find anyone that offers any kind of beading classes. I don't know how I saw your post on Facebook but it was meant to be. Now I know that I can get some guidance even if its online.

Stacey said...

The first class I ever took was a soldering class about 15 years after I first started making jewelry!!! Loved the class...

Tsgfrau01 said...

My first class was a wire wrap. Loved it and was hooked! Hoping I win since just had ankle surgery and down for 2 weeks. What better way to pass the time than to take a couple of classes? Can't think of anything better!

Sandy said...

The first jewelry making class I took was basic jewelry making in college. Didn't use any of the skills until almost 20 years later!

Paige Dooley-Levy said...

oooohh...fingers crossed! love y'all!

Sandy aka Punky JAne said...

I already follow you on twitter @PunkyJane

Sandy aka Punky JAne said...

I shared the contest on Facebook :~)

sandy aka Punky JAne said...

I left a comment on the post about the contest! :~)

Lily said...

I learned the art of enameling from my mom growing up and started making enamel jewelry with her as an adult- I learned a lot of extras from online videos (thank you!) would love to take a more formal metal smithing workshop!

Frankie Bernie said...

Metal stamping and I love it! I sure hope I win - so excited!

Frankie Bernie said...

Metal stamping and I love it so much! I sure hope I win!!!

Ashley Johnson said...

Does vacation bible school bracelet making count?

Frankie Bernie said...

Metal stamping was my very first class. I love it so much.

JewelryByJaws.com said...

Metal stamping class... loved it

Tammy said...

How I got started: I went to a local yard sale and there were Two Elderly ladys set up by a school haveing a sale, all they were selling were these stretchy bracelets that they had made, I loved them and got to looking at them and said I'd love to make some of these and they proceeded to tell me how and what to use and that's what started my jewelry making days, my new hobby. That was 9 years ago and I am still creating new things and making jewelry. I would LOVE to get into soldering ,etc, new avenues of jewelry making and would love some classes on it.

jasminekeane@aol.com said...

My first class was Silversmithing at Cambridge Adult Ed & i missed half of the 10 week course BUT while buying supplies i saw an article on lampworking & the first chance i got i took a class. That was 24 years ago and i make my living selling lampwork jewelry!

I dig your classes because when i decide to take a class i don't want the social aspect ((no chit chat please!)) i just want the class....

I follow you on both facebook & twitter

mommyofkris said...

The first class I took was about metal stamping

sue said...

making earrings was my first class at a lbs. i did not care for it because of the bead selection, so very surprised that i am creating so much now.

DebW in Florida said...

My first class was a general jewelry making class here locally I shared with my husband 3 years ago. It was great because boy he is waaay more creative and has better technique than I do! He loves it and so do I, so now I get him interested in the Beaducation classes and we learn more! Fun together.

Julie Perry said...

I've never taken a jewelry making class. I've been in Bead Trends magazine at least 7 times plus I was the Designer Highlight in March 2012

Lirio said...

The first jewelry making class I took was a wire wrapping class.

Lirio said...

JUST SHARED THE LINK ON MY FACEBOOK PAGE!

John Smith said...

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Joan Price said...

It's really interesting to see where distance learning is going. Nowadays, you can even get online classes for a high school diploma. It'll be neat to see where else the new technology goes.

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