Dec 212012

Winner!!! Winner!!!

#68 – zoraida, who won with her ‘share’ entry – “Here are my facebook pages I shared this post on both – and”
In her other entry Zoraida said: I love tools and books! I do a lot of hammering and I would love hammer with a small head and fine edge like the bordering hammer. My most useful took is probably my square nose pliers. I couldn’t do my wirework withouth them! I’m sharing this post on facebook.


Today is another giveaway, and its kind of a big one. At least to me.


Today is the ‘some of my favorite things’ giveaway. Not to be confused with Oprah’s favorite things, I can’t even begin to compete with the Queen of…well, so many things….BUT, that doesn’t mean this won’t be an awesome cool, knock your socks off giveaway!


So what ARE some of my favorite things?


Well….tools for one –
like hammers – love my hammers.


I use my Peddinghaus bordering hammer ALL the time.


Oh and my lovely little riffler files…..they are perfect for getting into tight spaces.


Rocks are another favorite thing – in any shape or form!


oh and books, definitely books. I love books. 🙂


And there are misc. other little items that make my life in the studio better, like my lovely little retractable sharpie. A silly thing maybe, but oh so nice. And my Xuron shears.


This giveaway will be comprised of a bunch of my favorite things…some, or all, of the above…..maybe some other items as well…..a mystery box chock full of goodies.Who doesn’t like a surprise package of studio stuff?


To enter:
Leave a comment below sharing YOUR favorite studio thing. (whether you own it or use it somewhere else)
For additional entries:
Post a link to this giveaway on your blog or facebook page and then come back here and post a link to your share in the comments below. You may earn an extra entry for each method of sharing.
So in total you have up to 3 entries. 🙂

Entries close December 25th and a winner will be selected randomly. The winner will be announced here on December 26th by way of update to this post as well as an alert post. We will make one attempt to notify the winner, so please ensure your email address is valid and entered correctly. PLEASE check back to see if you are the winner, if we don’t hear from you within 48 hours we will draw another name.

 Posted by at 8:59 am
Dec 192012

Today (yesterday?) got overlooked due to a crazy wild schedule. (more apologies!)

So we’re going to roll the 18th into the 19th and offer two free tutorials today.

Tube Rivet Tutorial by Janice Fowler – Download now FREE – click ->EXPIRED

And check out these tutorial while you are at it 🙂

Chad Parker’s Basket Setting

How To WireWrap a Briolette

Wire Wrap Woven Pendant – Part 1 and Part 2

Crochet Daisy Drop Earrings

Dec 172012

A free tutorial available today only!

From the design studio of Cynthia Newcomer Daniels, comes this great seed beading tutorial from Cynthia’s “Instant Gratification” line.

Part of Cynthia’s artists statement indicates that she like to work with a large variety of materials, crossing over from one medium to the next. She says: “I believe that the most interesting things happen on the edges, where one craft touches and becomes another.”

I find that to be an extremely intriguing statement and I encourage you to try this tutorial and also look around Cynthia’s websites for more tutorials and inspiration. Even if you’ve never done seed bead work – this may be the start of something really great for you!

DOWNLOAD NOW: Click tutorial title-> EXPIRED

Visit Cynthia and see her Work:
Jewelry Tales


 Posted by at 12:09 am
Dec 162012

Winner - #32 WINNER – #32:
Kim Anderson says: Love the long dangle earrings in your Victorian Elements tut.

Today’s giveaway comes from Perri Jackson and quite frankly is an AMAZING offering!

Perri has previously given a free tutorial to everyone (THANK YOU!) – it was her Tangled Heart Tutorial. Hopefully you took advantage of that offer. However, if you didn’t, you can enter to win today’s giveaway which is a HUGE tutorial package which will be given FREE to one lucky winner! This package represents over $200.00 dollars in tutorials!!!

To enter, please visit Perri’s Etsy Shop, take a look around and then come back and let us know what your favorite item is in the comments. Entries will be open for 48 hours and the winner will be notified by email so PLEASE make sure you comment with a valid email address so we can contact you and so that Perri can send you the package.

And if you don’t win, please note that Perri has the package on listed in her shop, for a limited time only, for only $47.00 !

comments are now closed. We will pick a winner later today!

 Posted by at 10:15 am
Dec 152012
Ever had the desire to make prongs? How about on a ring?

Then you’ve got to check out this Prong Ring Tutorial from renowned Wire Jewelry Artist Dianne Karg Baron, Wire Wrapture. You can view her other tutorials at Wrapture Tutorials
Dianne has been creating, innovating, and teaching for over 15 years. She has very graciously agreed to share her fabulous Two Tone Prong Ring Tutorial.
Download now: EXPIRED

Download link will be available for 48 hours
Dianne’s websites:
Wrapture Tutorials
Wire Wrapture

 Posted by at 12:01 am
Dec 142012

jewelry making tutorial
Flat is boring. 😉

So today we have a FREE tutorial so you can add some dimension to your metal.
This forging tutorial is offered FREE for 48 hours from Janice Fowler of Doxallo Designs Studio



and keep in mind that this type of forging can be used on various shaped of metal and on single thicknesses of metal to add volume. EXPERIMENT!

Enjoy – and HAPPY CREATING!!!!!!!!!


Tutorial available for 48 hours only!