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! 


110 comments:

Sunset Blue said...

The first piece i made was a circle washer sterling silver necklace with my boys names on it with a heart charm :)

Sunset Blue said...

The first piece i made was a circle washer sterling silver necklace with my boys names on it with a heart charm :)

Saturdays-child said...

The first piece I ever made was a necklace with green and burgundy potato pearls.

Ronda Hendel said...

The first piece of jewelry I made was a crystal bi cone stretch bracelet.

Heidi Laughlin said...

My first necklace was seed bead flower necklace. I love working with seed beads but would love to learn how to work with metal.

Kimmer said...

1992 earrings while pregnant with my first.

Rachel Sinnen said...

My first piece was a simple beaded necklace.

AnnCHS said...

I have not made my first piece of jewelry yet, however, I have watched every educational and information video on the Beaducation website!

My list of supplies is ready for ordering this week. My first project is going to be a necklace for my friend who was just diagnosed with breast cancer.

Blake, Carrie and Taylor said...

I made a necklace with a washer & chain. I was SO excited with the way it turned out & excited to do more!!

Marissa Jacobs said...

It all started way back in elementary school with friendship bracelets. I'd save my allowance to buy embroidery floss. (Not too much has changed, I guess... Ha!)

Sherri C said...

The first piece of jewelry I made was a bracelet from an old necklace my father bought me many years ago!

Jen Bloyer said...

I haven't made one yet, but I'm just getting started and hope to have something in the next few weeks.

Laurie Barnes said...

First stamped piece was a pendent with my dogs name. My very first jewelry piece was a daisy chain bracelet & necklace.

Bonnie Kyles said...

My first piece was a wire brooch.

Sheena Johnson said...

The first piece of jewelry I made was with a silver rectangle blank stamped with my husband's name on it, simple and came out great!! Thanks to your tutorials, lol :)

Ashley Reece said...

I made a lot of beaded necklaces in high school.

Linda Annink-Vonk said...

The first jewelry I made were earrings when I was a little girl with beads ��

Lana Dever said...

A bracelet for my mom

DonnaD said...

I took a class at my local bead store and the first piece of jewelry I made was a knotted pearl bracelet.

Kristi Jaro said...

A simple stringing bracelet, got into jewelry making to make me bracelets to fit my large wrist and relax!

mjm said...

I made a pair of earrings, I still wear them. Love Beaducation

mjm said...

I made a pair of earrings with matching necklace and bracelet.

Tammy Mundy said...

I pair of beaded earrings....

Vicky Siegel said...

My first piece was a bracelet with the stretchy string!

Gina Celentano said...

My first piece was a beaded cuff bracelet using bugle beads. It was a class offered at my local bead store.

GardenGirl09 said...

My first piece of jewelry I made was when I was about 7. We found some green electrical wire in the street. We coiled it around and pinched it on our ears for earrings!

Teresa D. said...

My first piece of jewelry I made was I simply set a faceted gemstone in a snap setting. Wow, have I come a long way since then. I could actually really use this giveaway in a major way! Thanks for the opportunity!

PigletJen8 said...

THE first piece i made was a necklace , gotten much better since the first one. love reading the comments and love this site.. jennifer

PigletJen8 said...

THE first piece i made was a necklace , gotten much better since the first one. love reading the comments and love this site.. jennifer

A. Gross said...

The first piece of jewelry I made was a simple beaded bracelet.

Jennifer said...

The first piece of jewelry I made was a wire wrapped bird nest necklace. Thanks for the chance to win!!

Cindy Martin-Shaw said...

I'm sure that the very piece of jewelry was a friendship bracelet at summer camp in my childhood, but the first serious pieces that started my jewelry business were wire wrapped beach shell and agates. All the shells and agates I had collected on my beach walks were just sitting in jars on windowsills, and I thought, "I should find something to do with those." It just took one spool of wire to create a passion that now feeds my creative soul everyday. Thanks for this giveaway!

Stephanie said...

The first piece I ever made was for my aunt. I made a necklace for her because she was the one to give me my stamping supplies for Christmas, so I wanted to make her a gift with the materials.

Stephanie said...

I posted on the Facebook thread (Stephanie Thurow)

Kim Owen said...

the first piece of jewelry i made was 6 years ago when my son was diagnosed with cancer. i stamped a sterling silver disc with the word 'believe' & attached it to leather. i still wear it, even tho' we didn't get our miracle, i STILL BELIEVE!

Tanisha Gomez said...

I actually haven't made my first piece yet. I am hoping I could win this giveaway so I could start making a a few pieces to give as gifts to my friends and family.

Deborah said...

I honestly don't remember which pair I made first, but it all started with a batch of earrings (probably a dozen pairs) - they were all SIMPLE: purchased beads on purchased headpins/eye pins/ear wires (mainly a beginner's practice session on simple loops, wrapped loops, etc.).

It's hard to believe that the first pair of earrings I sold came from that first batch - AND they were, by far, the UGLIEST pair! Ha!

I occasionally look back at the photo of them and (after a major CRINGE at the poor workmanship) marvel at how far I've come since then.

And I do still marvel that they sold at all - let alone, right away. It bears repeating: You never know what will appeal to someone else, so DON'T scrap everything you don't like for yourself!

I have yet to get into stamping, however, so I'm thrilled at this giveaway and would love to win all these great goodies! Thank you SO much for the opportunity!

Nanette McCoy said...

I am trying this craft with spoons!

Ava Gavloski said...

great find.... your kids video's is my first watch... great presentation

Sara said...

I think that my first piece of jewelry was that bracelet made with cheap Plastic beads when I was three or four :) from them I've never stopped. And now I enjoy making coloured crocheted necklaces :) and I'd like to start with metal stamping!
Sara

Bobbie said...

A soldered ring that I still wear. :)

Kristi said...

A wire wrapped bracelet.

Judie Loux said...

Years ago, I crocheted a necklace with #10 thread and beads.
Can't wait to start stamping. I only need the bench block to start. And my Stamped Metal Jewelry book/dvd just arrived in the mail today!

Lola Accents said...

My first project was a thread bracelet with a "sisters" charm

Kat said...

The first piece of jewelry I made was a beaded bracelet with memory wire. I've made a couple of stamped necklaces, but I need more supplies and more practice!

Lexi Carrillo said...

My first piece of jewelry I made was the earrings I wore to my wedding. I really wanted something beautiful, pearls, and not too extravagant and expensive. A friend of mine knew how to make earrings, so I got the materials and made the perfect earrings to go with my dress! I just loved them. Knowing how happy that made me gave me that desire to make other people happy by making jewelry for others.

Maureen Whitman said...

I started out making necklaces out of glass beads and charms. www.facebook.com/moeshandcraftedcreations

Linda London said...

Hmm, I made a leather bracelet at camp when I was a kid (1966), then bent my mom's silver butter knife to make a bracelet. She wasn't happy.

Joyce Becker said...

The first piece I made was in 2002, after my moms death I got her old jewelry. I took some apart, bought a kit and used the instructions/findings to make a surprise gift for my sister. A bracelet made from her mothers beads.

Barb said...

The first piece of jewelry I made - as an adult - was a tubular peyote pouch. I had seen some gorgeous work at a craft show and wanted to learn it for myself. :-D

Anne G said...

The first piece I made was a wire wrapped cabochon. I went to the class just to visit with a group of friends and caught the bug!

Deb Fortin said...

First project as an adult , a Swarovski crystal bracelet.

ladyraven said...

Just a simple beaded necklace..Now I can't wait to sit down and let my imagination go wild. Haven't worked with stamping yet would love to try

ReallyLosinIt said...

I'm BRAND NEW to making jewelry and haven't made anything yet. I've come to Beaducation to learn how to make jewelry and to buy my tools & supplies! I can't wait!!! :)

Justin D said...

My first piece of jewelry ever made was a beaded bracelet.

Dogmommy4 said...

My 1st piece of jewelry was a daisy chain choker. This was in the '70's and I was crazy in love with seed beads!! STILL AM!!!!

Cheryl C said...

My first piece was a disc made into a dog tag my my puppy

Roxanne Reinhart said...

I made an easy bracelet with memory wire and I still love making jewelry!

Amy Cousin Jewelry said...

I've been making jewelry for a quite a while now - first piece was a pendant - but I haven't done any stamping yet. How crazy is that? Hope I win the #BeaducationGiveaway so I can unleash my stamping creativity!

Renee Johnston said...

My first pieces of jewelry were earrings. Of course you can make just one pair. Made lots & shared with my friends.

Anne VanLoon said...

My first piece was a strung project using vermeil beads and green freshwater pearls on a Y necklace. I strung the whole thing on actual wire-which I quickly restrung using the proper cord!

De88ie61 said...

My first piece of jewelry I made were earrings, made with my sister who since has passes away from breast cancer, but the love of making jewelry stayed with me and I think of her each time I make something!

sunnyone said...

Thank you for these great videos and tutorials, I am still a beginner after 3 years! The first piece I made was a simple glass beaded bracelet about 3 years ago and I am completely hooked!

Ann Fleming said...

The first piece of jewelry I made was a memory wire bracelet for my Sister Leslee's birthday.

Elaine Smith said...

i made a crochet wire necklace first. Your video is great

Jenn~*Firelight Jewelry*~ said...

I made earrings first!

Tammerasag said...

My first piece of jewelry was a Indian seed bead necklace when I was a little girl.

April Bagwell said...

Oh gosh, I think it was probably friendship bracelets when I was about 5, lol.

Barbara Rosen said...

I made a bracelet with seed beads on a little bead loom when I was 10.

shortseam said...

The first piece of jewelry that I made was a macrame necklace.

Judy Wilcox said...

The first piece I made was a necklace of 'pop beads' back in the 50's.

Heather Walls said...
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Heather Walls said...

We used to make hemp necklaces at summer camp with beads we bought in Santa Fe!

Shaiha said...

My first piece was a pair of earrings that I made using a kit. I was hooked from there on.

L.L. Honeywl said...

My first piece of jewelry that I made was earrings.

drprof said...

Lisa,

The first thing that I ever made used your wire working/stamping videos! It turned out SO GREAT!!!

I need more of your inspiration!

M

Tammy Tupper said...

My first piece of jewelry I ever made was a pai of bottle cap earrings with a vintage image in the middle.

JustOneGirl said...

I believe my first piece of jewelry was a cameo choker that hung on both a strip of wide ribbon and some braided leather cord for something a little bit different. :)

Sherrie Stroud said...

My first piece of jewelry was really was a friendship bracelet as a teenager.

Dede Nehrenz said...

The first piece of jewelry I made was a pair of earrings.

Alex Kathlyn said...

It was a wire wrapped ring that I made for my Mom on Mother's Day :)

Sally Kinsey said...

My first piece was a wire ring. We would pull the colorful telephone wire out of the grey casing they came in and coil them into flowery shapes!

JB Booher said...

I'm reconnecting with my creative side & am looking forward to making my first piece of jewelry!

gennywrensilver said...

My first piece was an anticlastic silver spinning ring that I made on a one day workshop that was bought for me as a birthday present. I caught the bug!!

Shari Lynn Gardner said...

The first piece of jewelry I made was a beaded necklace, however I finally got a torch for Christmas and I'm finding I love working with metal even more.

Bead Kat said...

My first piece I made was a peyote stitched necklace. However, my true love is wire wrapping. Got that when I took a class at B & B with Lisa Niven Kelly! Love her.

Linda Sage said...

The first piece I made was a wire bangle bracelet.

karou said...

it was probably a macaroni necklace or something like that, then plastic bead jewlery, then embroidery floss friendship bracelets, then hemp bracelets... guess nothing but the medium has change over the years. :)

Patience Pontious said...

It's been so very long ago I'm not truly such what it was, but I think it was a pair of beaded earrings, Native American style. They have long since fallen apart. LOL That's a beginners work, remember.

markiemagoo said...

My first piece of jewelry was a pair of earrings that I made with handmade FIMO clay beads. FIMO was all the rage in the 1980s!!!

glassymom said...

The first piece I made ever was a pair of earrings. Simple and I still wear them. :-)

Beadz 'N Bagz said...

My very first piece was a sterling silver mothers bracelet. They were all the rage and it was the beginning of a new business for me. Ten years later and still going strong! Have been wanting to add metal stamping to my repertoire! Crossing my fingers, toes and eyelashes to win ��

crystal_phoenix said...

I would say my first piece would be a necklace/earring set using dangling shell pieces. They were from a broken necklace of an aunt. She's really into beading, so my curiosity started when she introduced me to her collection of materials XD

Martha Chapman said...

The first piece of jewelry I made was a bracelet from memory wire for my daughter's birthday present. They have gotten each Christmas since then.

Pamella Chua said...

The 1st piece I made was a simple crystal earring =)

Uprooted Peach said...

The first piece I ever made was a bracelet with pink pearls, sterling spacers, clear crystals and a hope charm for my mother.

dinasoots said...

My first handmade piece i made in the 2nd grade was cute little rabbit made from thin copper wire and colorful seed beads. Now im coming back to making jewelry and after metal stamping class videos im super excited to start with new chapter of making beautiful things! Im so crafty!:D

Patti said...

I have made different jewelry for years, and I'm just getting into stamping on metal. I made my Daughter in law a circle with her name and my sons name. She loved it.

Kelly Blackwell @ Heres My Take On It said...

The first jewelry I ever made was a bracelet with a bead loom back in 1993. I used to also make friendship bracelets for fun in college. :) I have a friend who does stamping, and I would love to step into that.

Cathleen Byers said...

The first piece I made was a circle with my daughter's name on it!!

Dale said...

The first piece I made was a stretch bracelet with pearls, end caps and spacer beads.

KalicoKat said...

Back in the late 60's there was a company called Jewelart that sold rhinestones you could glue into their base metal pins, earrings etc. That was my first introduction into making my own personal jewelry. Since then it has been beading, chain maille and starting metal stamping.

Renee M said...

I'm stumped--I'm sad to say I have no idea what the first piece of jewelry I made was! I do remember what got me into making jewelry though--I was given a beautiful beaded bracelet for my birthday (and I know it wasn't cheap!), and it started stretching apart. They had strung it with thin wire (not the beading kind!) and "tied" knots to the toggle. So I bought the supplies to restring it, following the directions in a beading magazine. Thanks for the chance to win this great prize!

Stacy Sloan said...

I made a bracelet while working at joann fabrics in college.

Sarah Bauer said...

I started making embroidery floss bracelets when I was small. Moved on to beading in high school...

Muninay said...

The first jewelry I ever made is a beaded bracelet.

Ilana Grubin said...

Do friendship bracelets count as jewelry? I made lots of those in elementary school. Later I got into beaded jewelry.

Donnaa Aldridge said...

My first jewelry item was a small beaded bracelet that I gave to my mom as a gift. I was in a beginner beading class to learn all the basic techniques.

stacia said...

i honestly don't remember, but i bet it was a simple pendant on a chain of some sort...

Mayelle said...

The first piece of jewelry I made were earrings at a class at JoAnns.