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 112012

#88 Mary Harrington says:                 
I would be a 1, although I have done some welding/soldering many years ago. Feel like an absolute beginner! I would love to win this kit! Thanks for the opportunity!

Today is another giveaway!                 

A basic soldering set up, including:


  • a micro butane torch

  • soldering pick

  • paste flux

  • medium sheet solder

  • soft charcoal block

  • cross clamp tweezer

  • torch striker and flint


We will send instructions to make your own pickle as well as basic soldering instructions.


You will just need to buy butane for the torch. 🙂


While there are other items that you could add, this should get you started or add nicely to your present set up.


To enter, leave a comment below letting us know what your current soldering skill level is – on a scale of 1-10 with one having never soldered to ten being an expert – where would you rank yourself?


Comments will close Wednesday December 12th at 10pm eastern.


 Posted by at 12:14 am
Dec 062012

Today the amazing Perri Jackson is offering us her heart.

Her tangled love heart pendant tutorial that is….

It’s truly a thing of beauty. Perri has created a download page just for you, but just for today…….so hop on over and grab the download. And be sure to check out Perri’s other tutorials.
Perri’s Advent offering:
More from Perri can be seen at her Etsy shop:



 Posted by at 12:01 am
Dec 042012

I can’t say EXACTLY what’s coming, because, really – isn’t not knowing part of the fun!!????                                   

Yes, come on – it’s FUN! 😉
But it might also be fun to have some little teasers along the way. Soooooo, here are some things that might get you thinking…….
Video – Torch Enameling with Barbara Lewis
Wire Jewelry Inspiration by Dianne Karg Baron
I noticed that Fundametals has new for December, of all things, copper blanks. And that, right on the heels of seeing Barbara Lewis’ video! Funny how things like that happen!                                  
Finally, I’ll leave you with a little present – A most amazing gift to the jewelry making community – A FREE pdf tutprial – Wire to Coils – which is basically a huge schematic sharing how much wire you need, in any various gauge, to make any length coil. It’s truly a mathematical feat condensed into a chart. AND IT IS SO VERY GRACIOUSLY offered FREE by the one and only Perri Jackson. Check it out here And be sure to nose around her site for many other good resources.
Until tomorrow – HAPPY CREATING!

 Posted by at 8:35 pm
Dec 022012

Day 2 of the Advent Calendar !


There is still time to enter for the giveaway of Day 1 – comments will close later today and then a winner will be drawn at random.


Today it’s instant gratification – we’ve got a great tutorial from Barrie Edwards. Barrie is an extremely talented jewelry artist – you can see her jewelry here:


Windermere Designs


And if that weren’t enough – Barrie is THE force behind the

Frazer Valley Bead Show

The Fraser Valley Bead and Jewelry Show is Western Canada’s Premier Bead and Jewelry Extravaganza, with nearly 50 artists and vendors gather from all over North America to offer the perfect shopping experience for the bead and jewelry fanatic!


And today, Barrie is offering a great tip for PERFECT Headpins. And you might be surprised by the technique. It’s really a great idea.




Get the tutorial – DOWNLOAD now (will open a pdf document in a new window)

Deal is over! Check every day in December for more deals, discounts, and free stuff!

 Posted by at 12:01 am
Dec 012012

Jewelry Artists Network Giveaway Winner!

Barbari - Comment #6 - is our winner!

We’re starting off with a bang!                                                                                         

We’re giving away a $50.00 giftcard to Contenti, Jewelry Making Supply

To enter, simply leave a comment on this post answering the following question:                                                                                         

What is one technique you wish you knew how to do or just knew more about?                                                                                         

Comments will close December 2nd at 11pm eastern time.                                                                                           Leave your answer below and be sure to provide a valid email address.                                                                                         
Good luck!!!                                                                                         

 Posted by at 12:00 am