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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n56leiker said...

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

n56leiker said...

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

Jean said...

Short for me!

Sherry Hanson said...

I think I would like to mix it up- different projects require different tools I don't have many so I hope I win!

ParrotiseBeads said...

I use both long and short tools. For my regular jewelry making I use short because I have such short hands. For Chainmaille I prefer using long handled tools.

Michele said...

I do prefer long handles. I get better results and have more control.

Sonya Neal said...

I prefer short handles - much easier to control :)

Jasmine Ballard said...

I am going to say short handles.

vickikjng said...

I like the shorter handles, because I have small hands. I feel I have more control with them.

Frugal Fumbles said...

I prefer long because they seem more ergonomic :)

Terry Johnson said...

Being a male with long slender fingers, I prefer long handled tools. I have more control and greater dexterity using them.

vlaurin said...

I prefer the short handle since I have small hands.

ladyraven said...

Short handle tools are for my small hands.. I started with regular handled tools.. now I only look for shorter handles..

livewire said...

The long handles are most comfortable for me.

Gill said...

I think the short handles suit me best. Thank you for such a brilliant giveaway!
Gillx
gilldusty2@btinternet.com

Ilana Grubin said...

Long would be nice!

Kathy Wetherell said...

Not sure which think short size.

Amanda Sliwoski said...

Ooh, I was just looking at those flush cutters! I think I would like shorter handles, being I have smaller hands, but I'd take anything if I won!

About Me said...

Long handles, please!

sara-phoenix2011 said...

Just starting up, so have no tools to judge from; but have big hands, so guess long handled would be best! :-)

Wenda Seltzer said...

I generally prefer short handles.

esbeads said...

Ooh cool new tools! I'd prefer short handles as they fit in my tool box better :) Thanks!

NCornett said...

I have the short ones and they're one of my favorite tools. I've had them resharpened and "tuned up" twice. That's a great service for just $10!

babble on said...

I prefer long handles myself

MaryA said...

I'm not a choosey beggar! I'll work with long or short!

J Ciraolo said...

These have been on my wish list for some time. To win them would be a dream. Like the leverage of short handles over long.

Olisa said...

Oh, I would like to win these professional Tronex tools. I think the short handles would fit better with my hands. I never tried long handles as I assume they might be heavier and less comfortable. But I don't know.

Lori Taggart said...

I like longer handles

Sweet Willow Designs said...

I prefer long handles!

Rebecca E. Parsons/Cre8Tiva said...

The short handles would work best for us. Thanks for giving us the opportunity to enter!!! Hope I did Instagram correctly!! :)

CVDESIGNS FL said...

I like to work with long handles.

Sonya S said...

I prefer short handles.

Sonya S said...

I prefer short handles.


Maria Chavez said...

I like long handled tools.

Melinda Toppenberg said...

I love the loooong handles, they fit my hand like a glove when I tried them out at a bead show!

Valorie Bowen said...

I have used both long and short...either is great...it's like trying to choose which one of my kids I like better...

Elizabeth Meyers said...

I prefer the short handle but would love to win either one. I have a pair of tronex flush cutters and absolutely love them.

littlestgemdesigns said...

SHORT handles!!! Hope I can still enter since I'm in Canada!

PJ Miller said...

I would be interested in long handled tools.

Judy Wilcox said...

I prefer a long handle. It gives me more leverage and doesn't cut into my palm.

Mara said...
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Mara said...

Either is fine. :)

Michelle said...

As long as the tools have cushioned handles, I prefer the short handled ones. I feel I have more control with them. If they're not cushioned, they end up irritating the palm of my hand.

Dionne Siegrist said...

I love the long handles.

Bonnie said...

I would like short handles please.

Micky Chase Jewelry said...

I would love to win the long handle tool set! Got my fingers double crossed!

Marguerite Hall said...

I'm new to jewelry making but I really do prefer short handed tools. Thank y'all for this chance

webdesignfarm said...

I prefer the long handles on tools, even with my small hands as it allows me the space the hold the tool differently depending on what I'm working on.

markiemagoo said...

I prefer the short handles, I feel like I'm in better control of what I am doing :)

Anonymous said...

Short. I have freakishly small child hands...so I'm all about the short handles. I use both, but prefer short.

Mei Tan said...

Preference is short handles.

Rebecca Ednie said...

I prefer short handles.

catingadae said...

Depends on the job. Perhaps short
would be good for repetive motion.
Short handles would be good for me. Thank you for this chance.

Lanie said...

I would love the short handles, these tools would be a dream to work with!

Marion Sternstein said...

I prefer the long handles tools please. 😊

Pat K said...

I prefer the short handle tools but would like to give the long handle ones a try

Sandra said...

I'm new to jewellery making so haven't developed a preference yet. If I were to guess, though, I think I would choose the SHORT handled ones for my adult-but-kid-sized hands. Thanks for the opportunity!

Sandra said...

I'm new to jewellery making so haven't developed a preference yet. If I were to guess, though, I think I would choose the SHORT handled ones for my adult-but-kid-sized hands. Thanks for the opportunity!

Sharon Smith said...

Short handles, can get into smaller spaces.
Sharon

Anonymous said...

Short handles, please, they make for getting into tight spaces easier, thanks.

Sharon

Kathy said...

I prefer the short handled tools, but would use either. Hoping, hoping, hoping.!

sdk kerr said...

I prefer short handles - I have very small hands and long handles just get in my way. Thank you for this chance!

Linda said...

My hands are small with long fingers. But, have no idea if long or short-handled Tronex tools would be the best for me. I have some short-handled pliers and cutters and some long-handled pliers and cutters. Frankly, I would leave it up to the Tronex experts to help me make a wise decision. I've never had any Tronex tools and can only imagine how wonderful that would be.

Cairns & beads said...

I've never had any long-handled jewelry tools but I'm sure they would fit my hands better. I would be grateful for either long or short. :)

Love Beaducation!
Bonnie

Peggie said...

Wow! What a great giveaway, Tronex tools! I have used both long and short handled tools. But I would have to say that I have a slight preference for short handled tools. Either way, winning a set of these tools would be wonderful! Thanks for the chance to enter the contest!

Kim Gaughan said...

I would love to win! My preference is long handled tools. Tronex pliers have been on my wish list forever!

Lynniemay said...

I would love to win the long handle tronex tools!!

EP Starling said...

Prefer the long handles!

Lorry Swayze said...

I use short handles and would work with those the best :)

Maraye Bird said...

I prefer long handels, more ergonomic for painfull hands that still want to be creative.

Bead Lady said...

I've never used short handled tools, but would love to try them out.

PhoenyxArts said...

Long handled for sure! I just bought a pair of the bent nose pliers and I am in love!

Pam said...

The long handles are wonderful!

Maura said...

Long handles would work best with my big hands

Allison Wilson said...

Love the giveaways! Thank you. Due to my teeny-tiny hands, I use short handled. :)

Jan said...

Love Long Handles.

Karen said...

Short handles please. I have tiny hands lol.

Candace B. said...

I prefer the shorter handles as they sort of nestle in my hand and I don't have to fight the longer handles.

Sharon Hust said...

I have short handles right now, and find sometimes that I get blister spots if I am doing a lot of work. I would love to try longer handles to see if they are easier to work with!!

Linda Hyden said...

Wow, nice. I would probably prefer long handles.

Sarah - The Lilac Dragonfly said...

I use both long and short handled pliers, i tend to use longer handled pliers when working with thicker wire.

Christina McCullen said...

It has been interesting reading all the comments about choice of handle length. I would prefer long handles so they don't dig into my palms.

Christina McCullen said...

It has been interesting reading all the comments about choice of handle length. I would prefer long handles so they don't dig into my palms.

Miss Angee said...

I prefer long handles on my tools :)

Juliet Dobosz said...

I love longer handled tools but the short handled tools are often most useful, for certain projects.

Melinda said...

I much prefer short handles.
Thanks so much for the giveaway!

Dawn said...

I think I have only used short. I buy what fits my hand. Thank you :)

Lucrecy H said...

Short

Kingdom Virtuous Woman said...

I prefer long.

Jennifer Marsh said...

I would love to get my big hands on some long handles. :)

Sharon Jacobsen Weiss said...

long handles! they fit my hand best :-)

Phyllis said...

I would be happy with either handle. I currently don't have Tronex tools and have always wants to own the cutters.

Alice said...

Short ones for me. I have small hands. My Bead Smith ones are worn out and I need these. Thanks for the chance to win.

Trish said...

Long handles - I think they give me more control.

Paula Doherty said...

I've only used short. Would enjoy trying the long!

Lee Ann L. said...

I don't really have a preference. Short handles store easier; but, long handles are nice too. :-)

mabel alberti said...

I prefer long handles plus love the colors what morr can you ask

Karen said...

I would like long handles. Thanks.

Barbara Nichols said...

I have arthritic hands and fingers but plan to keep making jewelry until I no longer am able. Using really good tools like these makes the job much easier for me, and while I have been using short handles, I think long handles would be easier on fingers that don't work so well. I would be very grateful if i won these tools.

Susan Griffis said...

Short handles,definitely! I use a mix of hardware store (made for men!) and regular jewelry tools. The short handle would fit my small hands so much better!

Omsohappy said...

I prefer long handled not only for ease of use but for storing on my tool hanger. I've always wanted Tronex tools!

Rozelle Goodman said...

I prefer long handles. These would be great.

kathryn sindelar said...

long handles give leverage and allow for different hand positions so hands don't get as fatigued

Julie Crawford said...

I am not picky at all! Free is free, no matter what it is!

Enchanting Accents said...

I would need the short handles because I have smaller hands and it is easier for me to use them.

Robin Fowler said...

LONG or SHORT handle - I use both and have no real preference. It's whatever I grab works...

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Becky Best said...

I hope I'm not posting twice. I have no idea which one I prefer. I just use the ones that are available thru retail. So either one would be fine. Thanks for the giveaway!

Caro S said...

I love both, it just depend that type of project and materials am using. I <3 Tronex :)

slob74 said...

I actually find being left-handed can make using tools a bit tricky at times. Using short handles are definitely better for me - they give me more control :)

Suzanne Harrison said...

I prefer the short, I guess, but any Tronex tool feels great in my hands!

beaderinme said...

would love to try the short handles to see how they compare to the long handles

Anonymous said...

Short handles, please

Johnnie Hill said...

I prefer long handle for frequent repetitious tasks or tasks requiring more leverage/strength. Otherwise the short handles work well. Love my Tronex 5222's. Would definately like to try Tronex long handles.

Johnnie Hill said...

I prefer long handle for frequent repetitious tasks or tasks requiring more leverage/strength. Otherwise the short handles work well. Love my Tronex 5222's. Would definately like to try Tronex long handles.

robin dudley-howes said...

Definitely short handles it's easier on the hands and ergonomically correct for wire work.

materbona said...

I prefer short handles and I sure want to win! I love all my stuff from Beaducation and the videos rock!

Judith Durling said...

I'd love to own Tronex tools. The short handles are great. I hope I win.

Angie Simonsen said...

Long please! Thank you for offering such great prizes!!!

ZinGal said...

I vote long

Denise said...

I would like short handled tools; I have very small hands. Thanks! :)

Jeanne Andersen said...

I like long handles. The short handles sometime jam into the soft part of my hand,even though my hand is small. I like long handles. :-) HOpe I win.

Jeanne Andersen said...

I like long handles and hope I win. the tools look awesome.

Shari Lynn Gardner said...

I really prefer the short handles, since I feel I get better control. But, with neuropathy that affects my hands, some days the long handles are a necessity.

sharon bender said...

I would prefer long, but short is OK, too. Thank you for this opportunity to win these quality tools!!!

Connie said...

I prefer long handles...I have big hands!

Mandy Capraun said...

I don't really have a preference! I'd like either, please!!

xo

Aide Bentley said...

Hi there, I just started to make my own jewelry, and of course fell in love with jewelry making, I bought pliers from my local big box store, they are not the best, I can tell they wont last very long, so I started looking for some better pliers and of course found your courses on youtube, and this awesome give away opportunity to have better pliers for some one that is just starting out in the new craft.

Jan Trent said...

I've never used long handles, but I'm really happy and comfortable with short handles so they are my current choice by default.

Alison Hettenbach said...

My hands are pretty small, so I'd say short. Although, I'm not too picky :)

Betsi Newbury said...

Hello! I would gladly accept short or long Tronex tools. Thanks for the possibility! Betsi

KunoichiWarrior said...

I have short handled tools already, so long handled ones would be perfect. I have small hands, but long fingers. Thank you!

Debbie Hinkle said...

I would love the short handled tools!

Debbie Hinkle said...

I would love the short handled tools!

Susan Marling said...

I would prefer the long handles. I really need new tools. Thank you for the chance.

connie said...

Long handles seem to be more comfortable for me. Love these tools!

Patrina Roberts said...

I prefer the longer handles.

crapapple25 said...

I would prefer long handles- im just starting out, but they fit my long fingers better!

vicki bullman said...

Long handles work best for me - more stability and control!

Smarmy Flye said...

I prefer long handles, as they fit better in my larger hands. This tool-set is very nice!

Adrian Kylee said...

Short handles!!! 😘😘

Kathy O'Sullivan said...

Just checked out their website, I am really excited. Short handles would be fine with me. Thanks for sharing.

Delo said...

I use both long- and short-handled tools. I prefer the long but use what I have

mom of kbmadt said...

I have only used cheap store brand so far. I'm assuming long is what I have. I would like either.

Sara said...

Even though I have small hands, I prefer long handles.

Sara said...

Even though I have small hands, I prefer long handles

Rebecca Kronenberg said...

Love Beaducation! You guys are great!

I prefer the short handles...I have small hands and seem to maneuver them more easily.

It Takes Two Jewelry said...

I prefer working with short handles, but will gladly accept either size. Thanks for the opportunity to win Tronex tools!! Exciting.

angie said...

Keeping my fingers crossed that I'm one of the winners....for Tronex long-handled tools! :) Thanks for the opportunity!

Alicia said...

I prefer long handled tools they just feel more comfortable in my hands, easier to manipulate and don't cause cramping in my hands.

Terri Matheson said...

I prefer short handles. And, I love Tronex tools!

CrystalClear said...

Great tools, great blog, so many things to create, so little time. I prefer long handle, but use both depending on what I am working on. Just this morning created a beaded wire bouquet pendant and a trible drop prendant. I love tools, wire, beads, enamel and oh so much more. Thank you for being part of my world

Michelle Thompson said...

I am disabled recently (and way too young to be disabled) and getting used to spending a LOT if time by myself and my dog baby. If my name is chosen I would like a set with short handles. I think a good set of tools would help me get more use out of my hands!

Laurie Holler said...

Short handle would be best for my toolbox but I would be happy with long handled if that was all there was.

Sandie Nagy said...

I'm thinking short might be easier for my small hands to use and because they're easier to control. I love Beaducation for providing all the class tutorials and carrying all the supplies needed to make the jewelry. Thank you Sandie

Sandie Nagy said...

I'm thinking short might be easier for my small hands to use and because they're easier to control. I love Beaducation for providing all the class tutorials and carrying all the supplies needed to make the jewelry. Thank you Sandie

Sandie Nagy said...

I'm thinking short might be easier for my small hands to use and because they're easier to control. I love Beaducation for providing all the class tutorials and carrying all the supplies needed to make the jewelry. Thank you Sandie

Anonymous said...

I prefer long handles - they give you better control over what you're doing.

Anonymous said...

Would prefer the short handles please, thank you!

Michelle J McDonald said...

I like shorter handles...the more fitted and ergonomic the better!

Heather Williams said...

Hmmm...I currently use short handled tools, but am open to trying long handled tools as well. Thank you so much for a fab & super generous giveaway!!! ~Heather<3~

nilis said...

I'm not sure i know the difference. i think i use the short one. for me, whats important is the quality of the tool, i will manage with the handles...:)

Marijo Swick said...

I prefer long handles.

Judie said...

I think short handles, not really sure, but I think they would fit better in my hands

Donna Sanchez said...

I don't have a preference but I think I might have a better grip with short handled tools

Margaret Sherman said...

Like a lot of people, I'm unsure as to whether I prefer long or short handles. But, when given a choice, I think long handles would be great!

Timothy Rentz said...

No preference, am in dire need of new tools.......

Sass 23 said...

I prefer the short handles. They are much easier for me to hold. I have a few Tronex tools and really like them. They were recommended by an experienced beader. Luckily I was able to try them and then had to have my own.

meanbean98 said...

Omg! You guys have literally saved my life!

I have been struggling with so much these past couple of years..

#1 hurricane sandy really took a toll on my life losing so much however I took the bull by its horns and started cooking for about 40 people everyday by myself from a hotel. Just to keep busy and my sanity...

#2 After 6 months of that we finally were able to get back on the island and try to put our lives back together ...

#3 Before during and after that I have suffered the Losses of my Mom and my Father In law then my Husband of 34 yrs...also a lot of others who I met during the hurricane... but the one that was really unexpected was my husband :( its been around 13 months .

So I tried so hard to engage in other things because it was just so over whelming and i was just existing...

I'm so sorry for posting this but I really needed to let you know that I am thankful& Grateful for your online classes because without them I don't know how much longer I could stand trying to overcome so much!

I have finally found an outlet to try to start living again .
I have learned a lot from you guys and have fun making stuff I'm still a newbie at this ..

I have bought a set from a few diff places and they broke quickly.

I couldn't believe it ! financially I just cant afford the good ones yet but I hope there still time entering so late.

Thanks so much for the Great videos you put online on youtube because I truly enjoy them...

I cant wait to show you some things when they are done I'm using found copper and other wires I have purchased slowly getting a collection of things

. I have a few nice pieces just awaiting a good pair of flush cutters don't want to ruin them ..

Anyway again sorry for such a long post my first blog comment just want to tell you .

p.s. I prefer short ones but can use any ones at this point!

Thanks for the opportunity and looking forward to keep learning
from you.

This really has helped me plus others that may have same situations as me ...:)

Victoria Fosdick said...

I have both...either work well for me.

Laurie R said...

I honestly have no preference on either long or short handle, and would just be grateful for either one.

Suzanne dos Passos said...

I would perfer the long handle ones. It gives me more room to work with the tool.. Thank you...

SweetC from CA said...

I prefer long handles. Thank you for the opportunity!

Anna Grace said...

Definitely short handles - more control!

Nancy G. said...

Long handles are more ergonomic for me.

Teresa D. said...

I would love the short handle pliers. Thank you for the opportunity!

Jennifer Harris said...

Long handles, def. better for me.

Julie L said...

I think I would prefer the long handled set! I'm feeling lucky! :)

Julie L said...

I think I would prefer the long handled set! I'm feeling lucky! :)

Julie L said...

I think I prefer long handles! I'm feeling lucky today! ; )

Sharon Crisco said...

I like short handles! Love your site! Great videos!!!

Michele Hollister said...

Winning ANYTHING from Beaducation would be awesome - but in reference to tools, as I have MS smaller tools are the easiest since my hands don't always cooperate as I need them to. Thanks for the support you give all of us "arteests" and assisting us with our creative juju.

Debi Angilletta said...

I like both short and long handled tools but seem to be more comfortable and successful with short handled tools. Thanks, Debi

Sparkling Sisters Jewelry said...

I prefer short handles but I'd love to have either set! Tronex tools are the best!!!

Misti Cleveland said...

Thank you for doing this. =)

I would prefer long handles, as I have long fingers! LOL Thank you.

SolanaKaiDesigns said...

I have bigger hands so I am thinking I'd prefer longer handles but I can make either work. Most important is having good tools - and this giveaway is sure to make someone very happy regardless of handle size! Barbara

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