March 23, 2015

{GIVEAWAY} I'm So Crafty - week 4

WEEK 3 WINNER ANNOUNCED!

Thank you to everyone who entered our Week 3 giveaway for the bonanza of blanks! Our winner this week is ANNE VAN LOON! Anne, please email us with your mailing address. Congratulations!

That brings us up to our fourth and final week of Craft Month Giveaways. We have partnered with Tronex Tools for this giveaway and you are going to love it! We are choosing TWO WINNERS!


That's right! Two winners will each receive one chain nose plier, round nose plier, and razor flush cutter. Tronex is providing one set with long handles and one set with short handles. The tools work exactly the same, it's simply a matter of which ones feel best in your hands.

Each prize pack is worth $158.55!

Here are the entry requirements for Week 4. Each task gets you one entry, which gives you the chance to enter three times!

1 - Leave a comment on this blog post telling us whether you prefer LONG or SHORT handles. 
2 - Leave a comment on the Week 4 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 30. Good luck!

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Anne VanLoon said...

I don't have a true preference. I just use whatever comes out of the packaging. I'm not even sure if what is most commonly used is considered long or short. If short, then I've never used anything long!

Jamie said...

I prefer short handled tools as my hands are pretty short and they fit better. I need to upgrade my tools in a bad way so winning this would be a big blessing for me!!

Elizabeth Bergesen said...

I have no idea, maybe short? :)

Laurie Barnes said...

I'm not rally sure. I have all short handles right now. I have never tried long handled.

Saturdays-child said...

Definitely short!

mel1113 said...

I also prefer the short handled tools , only because thats what I started with

Vivien said...

Long

coffeelizard said...

I love the opportunity to be entered into this Giveaway. If I won, I would like long handles on the tools.

Ava Gavloski said...

short handles

Ellen said...

I've been wishing for Tronex Tools for a long, long time! I have small hands and would love a short-handled set!

Peggy Li said...

I prefer short for my small hands! Thx!

EvansMOM said...

Short :)

Inayaaz S said...

prefer long handles but can work with short

Courtney Nicole said...

Short handles are easier to maneuver, I feel.

lynn1231 said...

Long handled are my favorite!

Bobbie said...

I think long would be nice. :)

Dotty said...

I would prefer short handles, but if you only have long handles after you have given away the short ones, I will gladly take the long handles. Maybe long handles will give more leverage. I'll be happy with just winning!

Tracy Smith said...

Long Handle tools for extra leverage on those thick pieces.

rocknutzgemcrazy said...

Long handles

Alexlovestoshoot said...

I've never used short handled tools so I would say long handles. I feel like my small hands grip them well. :)

Taylor said...

I like short handles. Seems like I can get a better grip with those.

Cheryl K Roe said...

Long Handles for sure, more comfortabable.

Little House Blossoms said...

I have a better grip with short handles :)

Rachel Sinnen said...

i like long handle as it allows be to adjust my grip depending on the project.

tidepoolsjewelry said...

I have a pair of the short handles which I love, but I would love to own a pair of the long handles.
Tronex tools are awesome!

Treasa Brookman said...

I would love short handles.

Julien LeSieur said...

I would prefer long handle.

Julien LeSieur said...

I would prefer the long handle

Ronda Hendel said...

I prefer long handles, but any handle on a Tronex tool is great!

angela burnette said...

I've never used anything but short handles. I would love to try some long handles though!

Rogue Perfumer said...

Size really does matter, ;0. . . long ones. Thank you for the fun giveaways!

Bogie said...

I like long handles--my hands don't get tired as quickly with long handles.

Rachel K said...

Usually, I prefer shorter handles because I find them easier to manage, but I could suffer through using a Tronex tool with a long handle! :-)

Kelly Maron said...

Always short handles, I have small hands!

MK said...

I prefer long handles :)

Cindy Martin-Shaw said...

I think long handles give better leverage and are more ergonomic. Fabulous giveaway. Thanks!

JaustalikePasta said...

Short handles! PLEASE! :)

evatherose said...

I prefer the short handle because they're easier to control. I love Beaducation for providing all the classes and carrying all the supplies we need!๐Ÿ’•❤️

NanC said...

Long handles!

StacyMoss said...

A long handle would be most helpful..

Sharon Shellgren said...

I love long handles!

Ashley Taylor said...

All of mine are short, but would love a set of new pliers. Would make an awesome 30th birthday present as well (March 24).

Jnjkimmel said...

Long, I have big hands and they're easier to hold =)

Lulu said...

I prefer long handles as they fit my hand best :)

be77209c-d1f0-11e4-83a2-ffa02b957169 said...

If I absolutely had to choose I would pick short handles however, I would be thrilled to try any size Tronex tools!!

Ann Schroeder said...

I would prefer long handled. Thanks for the giveaway!

Deb Fortin said...

i prefer the long handles . I have big hands for a woman and the short ones come halfway through my palm .

Shannon Chomanczuk said...

Long handles because I have large hands and feel more secure.

auntmeanie682 said...

I have big hands and prefer the long handles.

Julie said...

I'm new to this, but it think I would like short.

wishuponafarm said...

I have small hands but I still prefer the long handles.

PA said...

Long. The short ones hit the area where I had trigger finger surgery years ago.

knitterchic said...

Love long handle tools as I have large hands and they are more comfortable to work with for me. Love Tronex tools, they are awesome!

lori nosse said...

I would love to win the short handle tools! Bit either one would be amazing!

Ramona Wallace said...

Would love to win the long handle tools I have had mind for so many years, and a new set would really make it so lovely to make my pieces with

Wendy said...

I would love to win the long handle tools. What fun Give Aways during Craft Week!

Dawn Heikkila said...

I would love to win the short handle tools. Thanks for the great giveaway!

C. Franz said...

Long, I have big hands. Thank you for this opportunity.

Teresa said...

Thanks for a chance to win. I like lpmg handles but would love short as well.

Peรฑelope said...

Oh the joy , short handles - like me :-D !

Michelle Gray said...

Since I have large hands, I do best with longer handles, but I am able to work with either. Thanks for the opportunity to win a set of these tools. Pick me! Pick me!

Maria Rodriguez said...

I would prefer short handles, they just fit better. They would be a great asset for me since I have never owned a good pair of tools.

Juni Nez said...

I would say long handles for me. I have short handle tools now and they cramp my hands. :(

CSN said...

Tronex tools are well made. I like long handles.

ny465 said...

Oh i would love the short ones. I'm new at this craft and these would be great to have. There are so much I want to make and alot to learn. Thank you for the chance to win and for all your great videos.

Ashley M said...

I don't yet have a preference because I am new to jewelry making. I would imagine long. But I think I have short handled tools at the moment.

Berby said...

Oh my goodness I would love to win the long set, but would be happy with either really :)

Kathy Spiers said...

Larger hands so I'd prefer longer handle. Would be a great win!!

Kathy Spiers said...

Larger hands so I'd prefer longer handle. Would be a great win!!

Kathy Spiers said...

Larger hands so I'd prefer longer handle. Would be a great win!!

Teresa Hurley said...

I prefer long handles due to the fact I have large hands.

Dharlee said...

I think long, but either is great!! Thanks for this opportunity!

Ronda Mosher said...

I've worked with both and I like using BOTH!

Sparkling Sisters Jewelry said...

I prefer short handles. I love to make braided sterling wire bracelets and new tools would be wonderful!

Shai PW said...

I don't have a preference. Most of my tools have short handles though. Any size is a blessing.

dsiple said...

I'd like the long handled ones. Love the flush cutters.

Leslie Strong said...
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Durango Living said...

Short I think
Thank you

mimsy77 said...

I'd like long handles as I'm just getting back into some craft work.

Leslie Strong said...

I meant long. I totally meant long. :)

Julie Panusis said...

Long handles are for me.
Julie

Misti Stroub said...

I don't have a handle preference...I just use whatever I can easily find in my husband's toolbox. I would LOVE to have some quality tools all my own.

Stephanie said...

I didn't know there was long or short. I guess I use whatever is standard. I'm thinking short might be easier for my small hands to maneuver though.

Gloria Kimball said...

I have no presence since I've only used short handles I have nothing to compare it to. But would love to the opportunity to try they long handled ones.

Meredith Josey said...

I prefer long handles. Thank you!

Jackie Mc said...

The short handled tronex feels more natural in my hand and is preferred! Love your videos and your website! This is a great prize! My tools could use an update with Tronex!

Mary Redman said...

I prefer the long handles.

beadedmermaid said...

short

2 Sisters Jewelry said...

Short handles for small hands.

TheSilverLdy said...

I would like long handles. Hopefully that way I can see what I'm doing better. Thanks.

Bonnie Kyles said...

Short handles

amy weinstein said...

Maybe I will win. If I do the short tools please. Thank you.

chris debolt said...

Hello-I am a long handle man from way back, just like my grandpappy Needles McGill taught me in his atelier by the railraod depot. Thanks for the chance to enter contest.

Robin said...

Long. Thanks for the opportunity to enter.

Segue said...

I do not know what long handles are like. I just use whatever size I get. Would love good quality tools, especially flush cutters.

Heather said...

Short handle

Lori Luli said...

The short ones feel better to me.

Lori Luli said...

The short ones feel better to me.

Doris said...

I would prefer the short handle tools but would extremely happy with either one. Thanks to Tronex for donating these tool.

Nancy Hamerly said...

I like the short handles thank you for the give away .

kathykoerber said...

Long handles please!

Katie McCann said...

You all are amazing for being able to offer such neat giveaways to your customers. Thank you!

I'm not sure if the long or short handles would work better for my hands... I'm going to go with long!

D Robinson88 said...

I I prefer the short handle.

Beth Barton said...

I have just watched Lisa's wonderful video about making a wire wrapped bracelet. She showed her favorite tools and recommended the long handles.
I would agree so I say LONG handles

Beth Barton

SuePie's Corner said...

LONG, PLEASE

Vicky said...

Thinking short as I have small hands and they are easier to use for me.

Vicky said...

Thinking short as I have small hands and they are easier to use for me.

Maureen Houston said...

Just discovered you .. and LOVE your videos! Would love a set of LONG pliers - I am new to wire wrapping and I am sure better tools will help! Thanks

Suzanne Nielsen said...

I have only had one set of tools.. and I believe they are short. Long handles might be better for me though as I have medium to large hands.

Dama3074 said...

I prefer long handles, please.

Rhonda Powell said...

Long handles please. :-)

David Hicks said...

My hands are pretty large, so bigger, longer tools tend to be better!

A. Gross said...

It all depends on what I am doing. Working with larger rings, I like to use long handled tools. While working on micro maille, I use small handled tools because I do not need as much leverage. Thank you for the opportunity to win these amazing tools.

Angela said...

Gotta love the short handle.

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Alicia said...

I use both but tend to grab my short handled ones first.
Great giveaway. Thanks!

crystal_phoenix said...

I haven't tried many different pliers, so I'm not sure which I prefer. If I were to guess, it might be short handles since I have smaller hands?

Donna Day said...

These are on my wish list! I prefer the long handled. Thanks

Donna Latremouille said...

I would like short handles please and Thank You!

Michael Rhodes said...

Long handles please. I am disabled on fixed income and have carpal in hands so think the leverage will help.

Michael Rhodes said...

Long handles please. I am disabled on fixed income and have carpal in hands so think the leverage will help.

ab said...

Not sure what length handles I like best as I have never had any. I think long is logical for better leverage.

Sara said...

I only have one Tronex - the flush cutter and it is my absolute favorite of tools. Tronex is quality and built to last. I wish I had the whole set of long handled Tronex, but alas! I would love to win this set. Thanks. Sara

Becky Aistrup said...

I agree with a lot of the posters, I like short.

j malcolm said...

I definitely prefer long handles because most short handles seem to fit smaller hands and fingers. Tronex is a good name in the tool industry and of course I would be awed to be the winner! Smile. Thanks for the opportunity.

Michele Tobler-Sutter said...

I have small hands so I like short handle tools!!Would love to win

MorningBird said...

For me, tool handle length depends to some degree on whether I am working from home or traveling, and if I am doing some quick work or working for an extended time. Generally I prefer long handles but when traveling and space is limited, short handles are great.

Andree Caron said...

Would love those long handles.

Fernando said...

Large hands so long handles

Darlene Orlowski said...

Short handles for me! Great giveaway!! Tronex are the best.

Pammy said...

Short handles! What a great prize! Thank you.

Christine said...

This would be a grand prize to win! One can always use new tools. I prefer the short handles.

Save Limerick said...

Long would be awesome as I am a guy with big hands LOL

Melanie LeGrand said...

I think I would prefer short. I'd be happy to try either size! Thank you so much for the opportunity to win! I'm new to jewelry making and have been mostly collecting beads! It's time for me to start putting them together and make something ;-)

amf said...

Probably short, I have small hands.

Amber Rankin said...

Short because I have small hands.

Kelli said...

I would love some long handled tools for leverage, but I'd be happy with anything ;)

Tina said...

Eeeek! What a great giveaway!!! I prefer short handles but I'm not too picky!

Chrisina Lamb said...

Long handles for me. I like the leverage! And I definitely need new tools. My existing ones are begging for mercy!

Anita said...

I prefer short handles, small hands = short handles. :)

WindDancerStudios said...

No iPhone, no Instagram or I'd be all over this one, love my Tronex and I know whoever wins will be thrilled with theirs too. Good luck!

Renee Johnston said...

Would love having short handled tronex tools. Great tools produce great projects!

Susan Piper said...

I like the short handles.

Elaine Clelland said...

Definitely short handles!

Susan Samuel said...

I prefer short handled tools as I have small hands which have suffered a bit over the years. These would definitely be a boon for me.

Maureen said...

I prefer the long handles.

Kristina Hatheway said...

I prefer short handles! :)

Bonnie Brooks said...

Short handles please.

librarychic36 said...

Long handles are my preference! More leverage!

Robin Rangel said...

I generally prefer long handles...I have large hands but I find the leverage is better and I don't have to hold them as tightly as short handles. Tronix tools are just the best. I'm crossing my fingers!

beadsoul said...

I think short would be the best for me- small hands :)

Sharon said...

Since I have small hands, short would be best!

January Girl Jewelry said...

loooong handles please! :)

Amanda P said...

I think short handles :)

lesleyana said...

i prefer short handles

laura said...

I would be happy with any Tronex tools but prefer short handles. Thanks for the opportunity! :)

ShadowBox Studios said...

I prefer short handles, because my hands are small

TRipley said...

I use short ones now, so probably short please.

The Older One said...

I would love to have some long-handled ones, but would be happy with either. My current pliers are decent, but beginning to show their age a bit. I've been looking at the Tronex for a while, but they've been living on the wish list . . .

Studio Enigma said...

Long handles give better leverage and are not as tiring for me.

H-G Hawk said...

I prefer short handles.

Linda A. said...

I prefer long..... even though I have small hands, they make me feel more secure

srgoddess said...

Short Handled!

Margaret Walker said...

Long handles. More comfortable for me

Shabby Cottage Studio said...

Definitely long handles for me as I have long fingers and large hands. The short ones give me hand cramps.

MaryAnn said...

I seem to prefer short handles. When I grab ones that have a larger handle they seem toooo large! I really need a good set to help continue my education!

alumadness said...

I prefer long!

Rosemary McLeod said...

First of all, it would be an honor to win some Tronex tools. They are made well and are workhorse type implements. Short would be just right for me because I have small hands.Rosemary

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cadavera666 said...

All I've ever used are short handles just because I have pretty small hands.

riley said...

I havent worked with that many tools. But i think long might be better. More leverage. Thanks for such an awesome giveaway. I hope i win! I could some good tools!

Joan Phillips said...

Long handles. They would definitely be better for my fingers.

tilleyjewels said...

I use both, but I prefer the long handles.

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Marcy C. said...

Short! Great prize.

Monique Sparks said...

Beggers can't be choosers I would be thankful & grateful for either long or short but if I was made to choose then I would say long - Love you guys at Beaducation & all the new things you keep surprising us with - Keep up the AWESOME work ๐Ÿ‘

Monica said...

I prefer long handles when working in the studio, but short handles are great when traveling!

April Correia said...

I like working with either. Thanks for the opportunity to win such nice tools.

AK said...

I prefer long handles. You get better leverage and can get a better grip.

Stacey Mamiya said...

I have only used the excellent cutters and I prefer the short handles since it fits my hand better.

SJD/PWF said...

Bigger hands, so longer handles!

A. Patik said...

Short Handle

Justin D said...

I have really small hands so I prefer short, which isn't all that short for me lol

craftygal said...

Long handles for everyday use. Short handles for travel when I am trying to save space in my luggage.

Sharon Fox said...

I don't know if I ever tried long handles. So maybe I should...long please!

T Stewart said...

Short ones please and thank you.

jeaniebabb said...

I much prefer long handles

beadwoman43 said...

I prefer the long handled tools. They are much easier to handle.

Angela Sosinski said...

I prefer the short handles. I find them easier to work with when doing a lot of wirewrapping.

digupstuff said...

I'm not sure as I only have short handled tools. Thank you for the opportunity!

cindy said...

Short handles

Ttayan said...

I prefer long handles.

Dawn Atkinson said...

I get a better grip with short handles!

kelly jo previti said...

Oooo! I would love the short tools.

:)) Kelly

Soheila Zaki said...

I prefer long handles please:)

n56leiker said...

I like to work with long handled tools please!๐Ÿ˜Š

n56leiker said...

I like to work with long handled tools please!๐Ÿ˜Š

n56leiker said...

I like to work with long handled tools please!๐Ÿ˜Š

n56leiker said...

I like to work with long handled tools please!��

n56leiker said...

I like to work with long handled tools please!��

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