March 9, 2015

{GIVEAWAY} I'm So Crafty - week 2

WE HAVE A WINNER!

Thank you to everyone who entered our Week 1 giveaway! Out of all the entries from the blog comments, Facebook, and Instagram... we have randomly selected ERIN MORE O'DONNELL as the winner! Erin, please email us with your mailing address. Congratulations!


We're on to WEEK 2 of our Craft Month Giveaways. We started with stamping, and now we're moving to wirework with a Spiro Pendant Party Pack!



If you are not familiar with this technique, we've got you covered in a free online class. Don't be intimidated by the intricate wire weaving; this class is easier than you think. With our custom-made notched washer, a Swarovski crystal, and some 28g wire, you will have a beautiful pendant in no time!

The winner will receive enough materials to make 5 spiro pendants! You can even make one of them as a stacked pendant for added oomph. Here is everything you'll find in the spiro pendant party pack:

This prize pack is worth $61.20!

The entry requirements are similar to last week. Each task gets you one entry, giving you the option to enter three times!

1 - Leave a comment on this blog post telling us your favorite jewelry making technique. 
2 - Leave a comment on the Week 2 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 16. We will also be introducing our Week 3 giveaway that day, so mark your calendars! 

77 comments:

Iamredeemed said...

My favorite technique is beading and wire wrapping

Cindy Martin-Shaw said...

Hard to pick a favorite but wire wrapping is always satisfying and interesting. These pendants are so clever!

Elizabeth Bergesen said...

I love wire wrapping and I'm always looking to improve it!

Rachel K said...

My favorite technique is definitely hand stamping. :-) But wouldn't say no to the chance to improve my wire wrapping, either!

AnnHS said...

Beading has always been my go-to jewelry technique. Have just started hand stamping and am looking forward to learning other techniques like this wire wrapping.

Enchanting Accents said...

My favorite jewelry making technique...hmm that is so hard to choose since I love everything about jewelry and making it. But if I have to pick one, okay two, they would be wireworking and chainmaille, okay and a third would be beading.

Laurie Barnes said...

Right now I would have to say metal stamping is my favorite. I have just started so I still have lots to learn and lots of practicing to do.

Tanya S said...

I watched the video on this a while back. The end product is amazing. I've played around with beading and wire wrapping. I have to say wire wrapping is my favorite so far. Still need to try stamping

librarychic36 said...

I love metal stamping and chainmail jewelry making!

Dreamland Creations said...

I love wire work and incorporating resin into some of my pieces.

Amy Blalock said...

I started beading first and ventured on to stamping and wire wrapping. Wire wrapping is probably my favorite. I love these wrapped pendants

Denise Huston said...

I love wire wrapping natural stones I find on the Oregon coastline and polish them into a beautiful pendent. But I also bead weave and love working with crystals as well.

Art and Whimsy said...

I love wire wrapping! I also want to learn how to solder

Heather Walls said...

So far, I've only done beading. I'm looking to start learning other techniques :)

Bogie said...

My favorite technique right now is fusing fine silver and making rings like in Kriss's video.

JamieHitch said...

I love wire wrapping and wire weaving!

Judie Loux said...

I really enjoy crocheting with wire. But collecting the materials for stamping, so I can start soon!

Dede Nehrenz said...

Wire wrapping is my favorite though I have gotten the bug on bead weaving too!

Kelli said...

I've begun soldering and basic metalsmithing thanks to your videos;) and am interested in learning more about wire wrapping! :)

Lee Ann L. said...

I would like to expand my abilities. I make bracelets with beaded loops and a button to hook them up the most often.

Jamie said...

My favorite technique (this week hehe) is soldering memory jewelry with old stamps, picture, broken chine ect! Would love to try this technique!!!

Sally said...

I've always been a fan of riveting different metals together. I love the way it looks. Although that could change tomorrow. ;)

Lori said...

This is tough, I am currently trying new techniques learning to stamp on metal and going to try making the Shabangle bracelet and coiling and also want to learn to solder, so I guess my favorite is learning all these new techniques. :)

Judy Jackle said...

I'd love to learn this technique. It looks like fun and is a beautiful pendant. I love to seed bead. Peyote being one of my favorites, but i am always open to new and unique ideas.

Julie Leake said...

I love to wire wrap beautiful gemstones.

Mary e. G. said...

Chainmaille is my favorite. I watched the Spiro tutorial and it is something I would like to try.

Lori said...

I work in several mediums, but wire work was my first and is still my favorite!

Elaine Clelland said...

The technique which shows up most in my work is wirework

Gina said...

I am fairly new to beading. I prefer the peyote stitch with Delica beads so far. I would like to learn wire techniques.

Polly Spencer said...

My journey with jewelry began with sea glass, drilling then wrapping, followed by beading. I ran across Kate Richbourg's book on simple soldering which led me to Beaducation. The rest is history....I love combing all the mediums!

Lisa Leimone said...

Beading is my favorite, but would LOVE to learn wire wrap!!

Tery Schantzen said...

I love anything to do with metal. Stamping, embossing, patina, combining different methods.

aba Creations said...

Love wire wrap but also playing with copper and flame work

aba Creations said...

Love wire wrap but also playing with copper and flame work

Jill White said...

Bead weaving and the spiro pendants - recently purchased supplies from you to make a few!

Jill White said...

Bead weaving and the spiro pendants - recently purchased supplies from you to make a few!

Linda Hyden said...

I have been beading exclusively for quite some time now and have recently become interested in leather working and metal stamping. I have been watching the videos on stamping and have been enlightened. I still have a problem with deciding what size goes with what and what size rivet to use for what project but I believe I keep watching these wonderful videos all questions will be answered.

gee vee said...

i love to do any and every type of jewelry making. i fell in love with Kumihimo from the first time i made a bracelet. then i added beads and look out!!!! i am just finishing my first attempt at wire weaving a bracelet. i just need to add a few more picot beads to the end and it will be complete. i have recently purchased the washers to create the Spiro pendants. i can't wait to be able to afford the rivolis to make them.

Ashley Taylor said...

I love metal stamping and working with wire.

Lisa Bergner said...

A combination of techniques is what I like best. Beading with metal or wire working is a lot of fun!

Celticcrossing said...

My favourite technique has always been wire wrapping but I've been branching out into stamping and even working with a jewelry saw. Love to learn!

Karen Dekoster said...

I am LOVING working with WIRE @ the moment and have learnt so much just from watching your tutorials. AWESOME !!! :)

Debbie Fredricks said...

My favorite is wire wrapping but I am really wanting to try stamping as well. Love you videos, I gave learned so much.

VENNI ISENBERGER said...

I love metal stamping! I am new with it but totally in love with it!

Thasia Staples said...

It seems like I have a favorite depending on what I am working on at the time hehe. I love wire wrapping, pearl knitting, I am learning g to work with stead beads and the list can go on and on.

Peggy Paya said...

I have so many favorites. What is the top of my list is chain maille. The patterns can be challenging which I love.

Christina Donofrio said...

Mostly I do beaded necklaces, bracelets and earrings, but recently I moved out of my comfort zone and made one of these rivoli wire wrap pendants, and it is fantastic! The video was great at showing how to do it. Love it and can' wait to make more!

Colleen Blehm said...

I love trying everything, but I think I love working with wire the best!

Linda A. said...

mostly a stringer but love trying all kinds of things

jewelry treasures said...

I enjoy the new shapes and two hole beads. I also enjoy wire wrapping.

Anne VanLoon said...

I love chainmaille-making my own rings by coiling and cutting them-followed closely by enameling.

Tena said...

I'm just learning jewelry techniques. So right now I love all of them from beading to wire wrapping to stamping. I'm just having a great time.

Lana Dever said...

Chain mail

Lubica said...

I love wirewraping in combination with soft soldering

GardenGirl09 said...

I love working with metal and love wire wrapping.

ladyraven said...

My favorite is Loom beading.. but I do just about everything... This technique is the next one to try.

Mandy Capraun said...

I love wire wrapping and hand stamping. =D

Lynn Moist said...

I enjoy dipping natural objects in resin and turning them into interesting jewelry

Muniyeka's Destinee said...
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Muniyeka's Destinee said...

Let's see...my most favorite jewelry making technique is ....
using things from my kitchen such as cooking utensils... the pantry...
dishware....and even odd things from around the house to shape my wire into amazing unique jewelry creations...:)

ROGERSPARK said...

I have done Kumihimo and beaded bracelets. Would like to try this kit for Swarovski crystals being wire wrapped as I have some rivoli beads and am not sure what to do with them.
Betty

DebbysBeads said...

My favorite is lampworking.

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crystal_phoenix said...

I haven't explored enough techniques to have a favorite, but i do find wire-work really interesting.

michcaso said...
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Karen said...

I just took a wire wrapping class and absolutely love it so right now that's my fav technique

michcaso said...

I am interested in all forms of jewelry makimg and wish i had a real life mentor. I have absolutely no formal training, and i feel it limits me. On the other hand, for this entry, i would say I truly enjoy freeform wire work. Just working the metal and seeing where it wants to go is a fun way of exploring.

michcaso said...

I am having trouble posting, so short and sweet: i enjoy freeform wire work.

Marla Chavez said...

I love working with wire and learning new techniques.

MICHELLE ANDERSON said...

I love metal stamping and wire wrapping!

Ava Gavloski said...

Thanks for your leadership within our industry

Aparna said...

Lisa, thank you for introducing me to wire work:)! I'm really enjoying working with wire and love your tutorials on wire weaving. It would indeed be fantastic to win the spiro pendant giveaway! Thanks for the opportunity:)!

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Jill M. said...

Wire wrapping is my new favorite although I am still a newbie.

Vicki said...

I am a beginner at all this, but I really like beading. I've been making prayer beads for my fellow church ladies. This technique makes a beautiful end product I'd love to win and try it!

Kathy Coons said...

I have ADD, so I love everything! I just can't settle on one. Beads. wire working, bead embroidery. I am afraid of torches though. I am a bit of a klutz. I know my limits!

Judy Jackle said...

I love to seed bead, but i am open to learning....everything!