March 14, 2013

Blanks&Frames Giveaway Winner -- and yet another featured product giveaway!

We love giving stuff away! Best of all, we love hearing what makes you tick. Our product manager Mel McCabe is busy reading through all of your comments about which blank shapes you like best and getting ideas for new things you'd like to see. Thank you for all your feedback!

As you know, that feedback also counted as entries into our giveaway to win 20 Blanks + 20 Blank Frames. And if you shared the giveaway on Facebook, that earned you an extra two entries! That meant you were competing with 435 total entries. Let's get down to business and see who won. The random number selected was #101, which was someone's second Facebook entry! See how important social media is?! :)

Who is that lucky someone?



Congratulations, Barb! In your original post, you provided your email address, so I will reach out to you to get your mailing address so we can get this goodie pack out to you ASAP.

For those of you who did not win, we have a real treat. A selection of our most popular Blanks and ALL of our Blank Frames are 20% off for one week! We know some of you have been holding out on purchasing -- just in case you won, of course! -- and now's the time to stock up.

But the month is only half over and we know you'll be excited about our next featured product: LEATHER! Check out this prize pack!


One lucky winner will receive everything you see here, including:


3 pairs Sterling Pinch Ends for Leather Cord



To enter this week's giveaway, leave a comment on the blog indicating your favorite embellishment for our leather bracelets. We have demonstrated Stamping, Riveting, Engraving, Wrap-around Charm Bracelets, and Braiding. Which is your favorite? 

For an extra entry, follow Beaducation on Pinterest and Pin your favorite leather look from our Design Ideas page to your own Pinterest page. 

We will choose a winner on Thursday March 21 at 10 AM PST. Good luck!



174 comments:

Sue said...

I love metal stamping

KayzKreationz said...

I would love to try riveting on a leather bracelet. I think riveting is really cool. Of course, I have to learn to rivet first, too. LOL

Marguerite Hall said...

My favorite embellishment will forever be metal stamping :)

JC said...

I like the wrap-around charm bracelets!

Michelle said...

The metal blanks look great on the leather!

KayzKreationz said...

Just pinned one of your design ideas about riveting on leather to my board, Great Tips and Ideas.

http://pinterest.com/pin/537195061772514818/

I'm also following one of your boards that I really like.

ELPink's said...

I used my scrapbooking eyelets to "rivet" an altered metal butterfly to a brass blank and then strund the blank on leather. i love the diversity metal components can bring to leather.

Jamie G. said...

I like the riveting!

Anonymous said...

i like them all .??? but one wrap-around bracelet.

Kat Biskind said...

Riveting looks great, a very versatile method!

ELPink's said...

Just pinned your "where's my key?" Bracelet onto my board "get crafty"
http://pinterest.com/elpinks/get-crafty/

Also, I am following all of your boards! Love Pinterest for inspiration.

livewire said...

I think your braiding technique is unusual and very cool! I plan to try it.

Joyce

Kellie said...

I'm thinking of embossing a design from my Sizzix machine onto metal and cold connecting/riveting it onto the leather or wrapping it on depending on the leather thickness...maybe even adding a couple custom glass pieces to the ends.
Kellie

Shannon said...

Love the look of riviting!

Leslie De said...

What a great prize pack! I am so inspired by all of the beautiful projects. I would really like to try experiment with blanks on leather. I would start out by making one for me displaying "Proud Army Wife" in the blank!

TinaH said...

Riveting.. that is the one I would love to try first on the leather.

-Tina

Caroline Fritz said...

I love working with leather! I have not tried the riveting but there is always this weekend.

dawnybear said...

Riveting with stamped metal blanks.

jhollywooddesigns said...

Oh my - it's hard to choose. For me it's a tie between metal stamping and riveting, which I recently learned to do.

Lucinde said...

I like them all but I am absolutely in love with the riveting! (which will be a new technique for me to learn if I would win ;))

Belinda said...

Hmm...My favorite? Stamping, Riveting, Engraving, Wrap-around Charm Bracelets, and Braiding. Oh, that's all of them, ok, I like them all. But if I HAVE to pick I'll go with riveting! And I will be heading on over to pin one!

Ali McC said...

Love metal stamping bracelets!!

SolanaKaiDesigns said...

It's all pretty but I like the riveted and wrapped charm bracelets the best!

Lucinde said...

And I pinned a design idea and was already following you on pinterest!

Karissa said...

I love metal stamping :)

bluejeannes said...

Leather + metal = Beautiful no matter which form it takes! I like stamping in particular.

Elaine A said...

I love leather and I think all the different methods have their own charm. But, I think my favorite might be riveting.

Elaine Allen

Terri Jean Haydon said...

I love them all, but my fav is riveting. I so much want to learn thiss and learn from the best. I am following your boards on Pinterest and posted Riveting to my Pinterest board:
http://pinterest.com/pin/560979697304448881/edit/
I am also following Beaducation on FB. I so much would love to win.
Terri - tjadornments@hotmail.com

Shirley Moore said...

I love the stamped button. I pinned it as well as the Words bracelet. They are both unique and stand out nicely.

b29587a2-76c4-11e2-b473-000bcdcb8a73 said...

I love the riveting! :)

b29587a2-76c4-11e2-b473-000bcdcb8a73 said...

I have the hardest time posting to this board. LOL ...but I love the riveting!!!
ladykarensea@aol.com

Kallyn Dwyer said...

I love the look of wrap-around leather bracelets!

Elaine said...

Love wrapped bracelets with some metal stamping!

Sally said...

Engraving is super duper fun, and a great way to express yoself! Me likey!

Gayle Dowell said...

Engraving is by far my favorite!

Ana Marcela Herrera said...

I love metal stamping.

Brenna K said...

Riveting! Makes it look so cool!

Lisa White said...

Pinned a riveted wrap bracelet, which is a techique I would love to learn!

April White said...

Wrap charm bracelets are my favorite!

Sharon Kopko said...

I love riveting and stamping!

Penny Peeler said...

I really like stamping on leather, especially designs, more so than words. You can also use a stain to bring out the details of the designs.

Jean Hogwood said...

Metal blanks! Shared

leannadc said...

I Love the stamped metal look with the leather:)
Also like the studded look...just now getting into riveting. Thanks for all the great info you guys share:)

Mel said...

I think riveting is really cool, even though I haven't had much practice with it yet. I'd love to get to play with all that leather, thanks!

Cheryl Bourguignon said...

I like riveting best on a leather bracelet. Cheryl jewelrybycherie@gmail.com

Christina mel said...

Riveting is my favorite embellishment for leather

Rebecca said...

I love metal stamping, but I think riveting could be fun to try!

kat said...

I like braiding, and stitching, too. I also love adding a metal stamped piece.

Stephanie Chavez said...

Love the combination of leather and metal!!

Terry said...

I like the riveted look, but I'd also like to try engraving! Or, combine the two!

amarkley said...

Love the leather wrap bracelets to stamp

Crystal Mazac said...

Riveting is my fav.. but would love to try all of them.

mlmdesign said...

I love the look of riveting!

Unknown said...

I love riveting different metals to leather bracelets. Also want to try riveting different shaped cutouts!

Janet Bocciardi said...

Wow - would love to win and try some of these new to me leather techniques in my work. (following you on pinterest now and pinned engraving.)

I am going to say riveting as my favorite current technique.

mlmdesign said...

I pinned your Beaducation Design Ideas page!

Kate Boccongelle said...

ahh! the engraving on leather is really cool ... it could be my favourite right now, but I also love riveting metal to leather ... too hard to choose just one! kboccongelle at gmail dot com

Terri said...

I love the look of the metal riveted on to leather, it is so versatile, for men and women.

Heather said...

I love the look of the metal flowers riveted to leather! Thanks for the chance to win.

~Andrea said...

I love the metal stamped charms because you can make them 'one of a kind' with so many possibilities!
Andrea
ahopkins@neo.rr.com

Foster and Malone said...

Lovin' the wrap bracelets <3!

Cindy m-s said...

I just learned to rivet. Lots of fun!

Anonymous said...

I love metal stamping!

Cindy m-s said...

Following on Pinterest .

Donna said...

I love all that is leather. Recently I've combined riveting with glass disc beads. Very cool! Thanks for always helping us learn new & fun techniques.

Connie said...

i just have to rivet! i love love love the look.

Anonymous said...

I like stamping & riveting on my leather!

Lisa Miwa Jewels said...

I love riveting

Christine B said...

I love the stamping! Thanks!

Amanda @ Letters Inside Out said...

Agreeing with almost everyone else to say stamping! I am really eager to try out riveting though.

randie said...

I like engraving and stamping would love to try riviting I just love it all

shepherdsgrace said...

I love the braiding!

Patti said...

Braiding

Tammy Mundy said...

I would love to try riveting on leather. Metal stamping is very creative.

Robbie Taheny said...

I am a cold connections fan, so I like the riveting best,

Susan A. said...

I love metal stamping and would love to learn how to rivet!

Jamie said...

I love riveting on leather. I love working with metal.
I already follow you on Pinterest and I pinned the green leather bracelet with riveted flowers to my "Bracelets- Leather" board. :)

Chenell said...

I would love to try stamping leather, that would be awesome!

Carole said...

I like the wrap-around charm bracelet.

Megen said...

Riveting the stamped metal blanks to leather bracelets is my favorite!

CarolAnn said...

My fave leather technique is first stamping in metal then riveting that piece on leather. Thanks!

Lirio said...

I love love love Riveting on anything and think it adds so much pop to leather bracelets!

Jennifer Spencer said...

I love riveting metal blanks onto leather bracelets!

beadsoul said...

My fave is riveting :)

Celebrate Today said...

I love the riveting!

Beaver Island Jewelry said...

I like riveting and metal stamping on a leather bracelet!

esbeads said...

I love making wrap bracelets and want to try stamping. I already follow on Pinterest, so will head over now :)

Amy Ellis said...

I have been stamping for a while, so I would love to try riveting on a leather bracelet.

Dori said...

I love working with these leather bracelets and the engraving looks awesome I also like to do some wirewrapping with them

Christine said...

My favorite is riveting a stamped metal disk/rectangle on to the leather. I love both stamping & riveting!

Jamie said...

I love the riveting leather! so great. It's hard to choose!

Priscilla Shontz said...

I rivet your rectangular plates to leather bracelets, and often add your metal flowers. I want to try your folded flower technique!

Michelle said...

I just started Metal Stamping on the leather, and I am really excited about learning how to Rivet. So Happy that I found Beaducation. I think I will be doing a lot of Riveting once I get started.

Catherine said...

Braids, braids, and more braids! :)

Steph said...

love them all but extra love the riveting!

Lindsey R said...

I can't decide between stamping and engraving, they are both my favorite!

Shannon Neill said...

I think some etched copper designes riveted to the leather would be fun!

rfaulkner said...

I love stamping on leather, great way to make an expressive gift or sale object that can be personalized to and for everyone.

Cheri said...

I am now following you on pinterest!
Thank you, Cheri

Cheri said...

I am following you on facebook.a

Cheri said...

I recently started working with leather and would love to win this goodie package.
Thank you for this opportunity.

Cheri

Cheri said...

I have purchased the materials for riveting, but have not started it yet. I am anxious to get started winning this amazing gift will help me on my way!

luluvision said...

I just started metal stamping and love it! Thanks for the chance to try some leather! Woohoo!

luluvision said...

Followed and pinned my favorite!

EchoingElements said...

I am so in love with leather and have been for a couple years. I am happy to see that other people are getting "into" it more too. It makes supplies easier and cheaper to find. My favorite is to stamp metal and rivet it to the leather. I am just really getting more and more into cold connections. Seeing as I started with fusing and soldering, cold connections are just so fun!

Sarah said...

I'm a metal stamper and cannot wait to start leather stamping! It looks like a great addition to my little company!

Shannon @ Silver Trappings said...

Definitely stamping and riveting!

Monica said...

Riveting on leather looks like a lot of fun!

Kinsey Kendrick said...

Oh my goodness I would love to learn more about using leather....I love stamping and riveting.

Melody said...

I like stamping.

melodyj(at)gmail(dot)com

Kinsey Kendrick said...

I pinned as well using Entangled Bliss

Sharon Kissel said...

I love doing the mystery braid plus stamping designs on the leather.

MadHatter said...

My favorite embellishments are stamped metal riveted to the leather bracelet. It's so easy to say something just right for the buyer!

shortseam said...

I really like the braiding of leather. It looks cool. It is a versatile thing because the leather can still be stamped, dyed etc. even though it is braided.

Brenda said...

I dig the stamping!

AdrienneC said...

Liking the braided leather!

FeatheredGems said...

The leather braiding looks interesting!

Paige Dooley-Levy said...

love love love leather!

napangel said...

I love the engraving ... reminds me of the '70s.

Tracy Moser said...

Love leather stamping! :)

Linda said...

Leather bracelets are back in style!

Lin said...

I love leather bracelets but it's hard to pick my favorite. Stamping is great, but i want to learn riveting. Engraving reminds me of magic ink. I'm working on a design for my medical alert bracelets in leather.

Beth Salles said...

I like riveting. I have made wrap bracelets for women but want to do ones for men. I get asked about mens bracelets. Need lot's of ideas.

Jewellery Designing Courses in Mumbai said...

I like the idea of riveting on a leather bracelet. It is good for other to learn innovation things.

Picky Chicky said...

I haven't tried working with leather yet but I love the look of engraving!

Barbara Mason said...

Love the riveting onto Leather...

Barbara Mason said...

I just posted the riveted bracelet to my Pinterest boards and am following a bunch of your boards now on P.

Michelle Wells said...

Riveted by riveting of course!

Angi said...

Oh, how I love leather! I love to stamp and patina with gilders paste. My most fav is to make the wrap bracelets!

Angi Mullis dj2isme@aol.com

Jordan K said...

My favorite embellishment is metal-stamped charms on a braided or wrap-around bracelet.

haezz said...

I love the simplicity of the braided leather with the dash of sparkle of chain. Adding a stamped metal button or washer is the final perfect touch.

Anonymous said...

Love to rivet on leather!

Sparkle is a Color said...

I would Love to try working with leather! Just received the rivets I ordered from you and am looking forward to the challenge. :-)

Anonymous said...

My favorite is both riveting and metal stamping...love love love leather
Cheri

Sparkle is a Color said...

Just pinned the beautiful pink leather garden bracelet.

Sharon Shellgren said...

I would love to learn how to combine metal stamping and the leather. I would also use the thinner leather to create bracelets using the kumihimo technique.

rookieoftheyear said...

I just made my first bracelet this week and I love metal stamping! I think it creates a piece of jewelry that is bold and delicate at once. It's definitely my favorite!

skylar33us said...

Riveting on leather is on my to do list!

Blakrie said...

I love to stamp on the leather, plus add some sparkle with some dangling stones or "stone" rivets. Love the leather!!

Carrie said...

Haven't tried the leather yet but would love too!!

JewelryByJaws.com said...

I've watched the free class on Engraving Leather on your site and would love to try it. My engraver doesn't come out often because I like metal stamping but again, would love to try engraving on leather.

Roxane said...

Very interested in trying some leather jewelry making.

One Creative Queen said...

I love the riveting...but the stamping is cool, too. How fun! Thank you for the chance to win! :)

One Creative Queen said...

Pinned the riveting design idea to my board on Pinterest. The board name is "Fantastic Ideas".

http://pinterest.com/pin/347903139934425234/

Thank you!

Bonnie jo said...

Riveting etched metal on leather is my fave.

ndkrista said...

I like the riveting and also braiding

ndkrista said...

Following and pinned on Pinterest too

Amanda K. said...

Riveting must be my favorite idea to try!

Leslie said...

I would be hard pressed to choose between riveting and braiding.

Danese said...

I love how riveted things look on leather, thanks for the chance to win!

Mona said...

I love Wrap-around Charm Bracelets.

Mona said...

I follow on pinterest as LitTle BiRd.
I pinned
http://pinterest.com/pin/92394229827795187/

Emily Augustine said...

My favorite embellishment is riveting. :)

Pamela said...

Found this site through Craftsy and Kate Richbourg. So much to learn! Like the wrap charms and braiding.

Bead Dreamer said...

Riveting on leather is my favorite.

LindaK said...

Riveting and braiding are my favorites.

Susan said...

Metal stamping as an embellishment on leather is my favorite! So many possibilities!

Amy Lynn said...

I love the wrap around charm bracelets! So many cool things you could do, maybe a little sweet, maybe a little edgy...

IshanEducation said...

I like extra reward earning opportunity. All presented pieces are equally good but the Engraving leather bracelets is appreciable.

Kristi Jaro said...

I have been thinking about playing with leather, so this would a great incentive too.

loimve said...

I have tried just about every craft of interest to me out there and only one has eluded me so far. Metal working. Oh I've bought several books I really want to learn all of it but I am a little intimidated, I think mainly the cost of all the supplies. I also love leather so to combine the two would be perfect and maybe winning this would get me the start I really need! =o)

Francesca Maria Strada said...

Leather bracelets are on my "to do" list at the moment! I'd love them combined with metal stamping, but I'm also interested in braiding them, and your tutorial is excellent! Thank you!

carole k. said...

I'd love to try braiding!

Steph said...

I love to rivet on leather. Just got into it recently, and I have a lot to learn. I would love to have some leather to practice on! :)

McKenzie C. said...

I would love to try engraving. I have a couple of leather bracelets that I had bought and thought they would be extremely difficult to make, but after watching the video's it seems pretty simple. I would love to have a start-up kit to get me going!

Patricia France said...

Stamping may be my fav...but then I love all you can do with leather!!

Thanks for a chance to win!!

TK Sommers said...

I absolutely love the Leather Wrap Around Bracelets, they look so cool! I've just started working with leather & bought a few pieces of cord last time I was in Tucson :-) TK Sommers

Shaiha said...

I just love the leather wrap bracelets though I did just get some stamps so I plan on trying that too.

Julie Panusis said...

I do believe that stamping is my favorite. You can really personalize the bracelets with stamped shapes.

Evelyn Frost said...

It was a hard time choosing between Engraving and Stamping, but I think Stamping is the best.

https://www.facebook.com/EvelynOfCelt






Thank you for the opportunity,
Evelyn

eletechone said...

I'm working on a variety of copper wire components. Then, I'll wait for inspiration on all the ways to put them together!
Would be great to make some soldered pieces as focals!

John Smith said...

A bangles with your name!!! Awesome!!! Personalised Bangles.

Michele said...

Why of course, stamping is my favorite! Need you ask?? :)
Michele Leifer

Tracy Martin said...

I love the leather wrap around. Simple and stylish!