Sunday, August 30, 2009

Evie's Tool Emporium's Tool Giveaway

By on Sunday, August 30, 2009 88 Comments



It's time for another giveaway! Evie's Tool Emporium on Etsy has generously offered not just one but 2 very useful tools. The first is a 3 Step Wire Looping pliers - it's no coincidence I wrote the tutorial on how to use one! So if you are on the look-out for more tools and you don't have this pliers, here is your chance. You may not need to buy one!

If you win and if you happen to like making dainty earring dangle loops, one tip is to use the very end of the round jaw to form the loop as it is the smallest part of this particular model.

The second tool is exceedingly useful as you can never have too many flush cutters. You have no idea how many times I misplaced my one and only flush cutter until I bought a second and "borrowed" a third, a big one, for cutting memory wire from my other half.

Michelle and her partner have been in the tool business for 8 years. Due to overwhelming demand, they started to carry the jewelry and hobby craft tools. A little over a year ago, on a whim, they opened their Etsy store dedicated to these types of tools. Why Evie? That's the name of their black cocker spaniel Evie who is their good luck charm. Below is a picture of the much loved Evie from Michelle's blog.

They work very hard but they've really enjoyed their Etsy experience so far and hope to grow their business there. Note that they are always open to suggestions of what tools to stock. Hmm, I will have to think about that!

So if you want to win some cool tools, just leave a comment (click at the bottom right of the post where the word "comments" is displayed). If you are an email subscriber, click on the post title to be taken to my actual blog where you will see the comments word at the bottom.

The giveaway closes at 7.30pm EST on Sunday September 6. I will pick the winner using random.org and post who won as soon as possible after that.

The contest is open to readers everywhere. If you are shy about using your real name, pseudonames are allowed - funny ones are positively encouraged! Just don't leave your email address in the comment body. Good luck!

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88 comments:

  1. Dave and I thrilled to be part of your give away! Best of luck to everyone!
    Thank you,
    Michelle @ Evie's Tool Emporium

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  2. I would also like to participate in the give away!

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  3. Oh you are a sly one Pearl - getting me to want a new tool and then posting the give-away! Not that I mind . . :)

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  4. Cool! Achance to win tools!



    Thanks for posting on my Blog Blast thread!



    http://christiecottage.blogspot.com

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  5. Oh Oh pick me! I want one of those after your tutorial and haven't gone looking on the net to see where I can find one yet. Maybe I can win it instead.

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  6. I'm still relatively new to wire work, but loved your tutorial. So of course, I'd also love to win the tool(s) in question!

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  7. I've been lusting after a pair of looping pliers! One of these days, I'll have a pair, I just know it.

    www.flickr.com/photos/duohearts

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  8. When I saw the looping pliers yesterday I thought they were absolutely great and started lusting after them. Sadly, they are the kind of thing I never find here in Mexico as it is so hard to find materials and tools that aren't as common. I'd love to win them!

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  9. Great give away! Could really use both. Thanks for the give away.

    Cherim53@msn.com

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  10. Olá, eu recebo e-mails sobre as ferramentas, fico entusiasmada com elas, mas como moro no Brasil, é uma dificuldade encontra ferramentas....se eu ganharn esse Kit de ferramentas vou ser a mulhermais feliz desse lado de cá do Atlântico....
    Um grande beijo a vc e espero que eu ganhe, mas mesmo que eu não ganhe, seu blog me enche os olhos de tantas coisas boas....

    Beijos a Evie, ela é linda....

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  11. I'm beginning to think one can never have too many tools! Thanks for posting the tutorial previously, and now this opportunity to win a new tool--how exciting :-)

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  12. Wow what a great deal! I can always use more tools.

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  13. Thank you for the chance to win more tools. I love your blog and all the good info on beading, wire and so much more that I didn't know I needed to know.

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  14. I look forward to your blog and appreciate the op for more tools. Thanks

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  15. Thanks for the tut, Pealr! And of course I wan tot participate, too! Who wouldn't like such cool round nose pliers and a spare flush cutter. :-)

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  16. I could never figure out the stepped pliers I had until your tutorial, and one can never have too many flush cutters. I don't so much lose them as they work themselves out of alignment!

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  17. Thanks for giving us the chance to win some cool tools. But also the introducing us to Evie's Tool Emporium. Great site. Thanks!

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  18. Thanks once again. Without a doubt, you have the best jewelry blog ever. It's so nice to have something to look forward to when I go to my email!
    MetalGrannie

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  19. I blogged about the last giveaway yesterday! Take a look! Enter me here, too! Thanks!

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  20. Oh YES! count me in on on this, heard about it from Evie's Tools post about it on an Etsy bulletin board. Now will go take a look at the tutorial.

    Thanks you two for teaming up for a great giveaway. It has brought me to this blog; and hopefully it will bring some of this blog's readers to Evie's.

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  21. Could you enter my name?

    (Arlene had trouble entering the comment. So she emailed me to enter. If anyone else is having trouble, please email. Pearl)

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  22. I would love these. Pick me!!!!

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  23. Great giveaway - cool tools. It is tru, having the right tools make things much easier! How cute is Evie!

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  24. I'm all about the tools and gadgets.

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  25. Another awesome tutorial Pearl!

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  26. What a great giveaway! as was the tutorial! Thanks.

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  27. Oh, gee - thanks alot.
    Now I have ANOTHER addiction rearing it's ugly head. I thought I had gotten the beading bug out of my system but then I saw these tools and the tutorial and, well it's like setting a bottle of tequila and a lime in front of an alcoholic.
    Ooooooooh -shiny!

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  28. Oh! A free tool? Me?? It's a AWESOME fit!!

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  29. I've got to be a part of this one, Pearl!

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  30. neat tool and thanks for the tut on how to use them. Fingers crossed (and cc ready to order in case I don't win them =P)

    Emi

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  31. Ohhh, sign me up for this one! The looping pliers looks like so much fun!

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  32. Just started working with wire and bead crochet this tool expands my horizons...

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  33. Yay - new tools!
    Karen

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  34. Wow! These tools look fantastic to work with. Thank you for the opportunity to win them on your blog giveaway. All the best to everyone! ~ Ux

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  35. Was wonderfully surprised to learn of your great site. I don't own a pair of step pliers as yet, its on my list of "too buy" Would also love to see rosary pliers carried on your site too. A jewelry artist can never have too many tools.
    Now if we could only find someone who doese wholesale beading supplies. Thanks for the opportunity to enter your giveaway.

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  36. sweet deal! wouldn't mind picking up some of these :)

    http://modernmeetswhimsy.com

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  37. I've always wanted to learn how to make wire-wrapped earrings. This could be my chance!

    katch05 at gmail dot com

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  38. A great giveaway. Wirewrapping here I come.

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  39. whitewht1@aol.com
    Maria White
    I could really use these new tools!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  40. I would love a pair of those stepped loop pliers. I don't like to use my round nose pliers for making quick jump rings because I can never get them the same size with the tapered point. Also a great pair of flush cutters is a must, so need a pair of those too! :-)

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  41. I LOVE new tools and wire wrapping is on my short list of things to learn. I can do simple stuff now but I really love the look of wrapped pendants so these would be a great addition. And you are SO right, you can never have enough flush cutters. They just seem to wander...

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  42. Pearl, you always have the BEST posts. Thanks for sponsoring the giveaway. I love your blog!

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  43. Great tools! I would love to win them for my wire work. Great etsy shop.

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  44. Nice tools and I don't own either of them! Thank you for these great prize giveaways.

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  45. I enjoyed reading your previous post on how to use the 3-step wire looping pliers. Now we have the chance to win one? Fabulous!

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  46. A girl can never have too many tools...count me in Pearl!!!

    Cheers

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  47. love to have the step pliers and the flush cutter. You can never have too many tools. thanks for the chance to win!!!!

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  48. Hi! :D I've been dying to try those looping pliers, they seem so awesome and helpful!

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  49. Ooooh - I've just gotten back into jewelry-making and have a pitiful tool stash, so I could really use these!!!

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  50. Goodness knows I need new jewelry-making tools. I ruined my old pliers and cutters by using them for architecture school ... poor things were not meant for that kind of abuse.

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  51. I really need those tools! Enter me please!

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  52. I can always use new tools! So please enter me :)

    jrerwin6 at gmail dot com

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  53. it's so true that you can never have too many flush cutters! come to think of it, that's true of so many jeweler's pliers and cutters...

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  54. Great giveaway!! I love Evie's Tool Emporium! I've bought several great tools from their Etsy shop. :o)
    Thanks for the chance to win these. :o)

    Sandie Russo
    zaftig2k at yahoo dot com

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  55. i would love to win this, please enter me!

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  56. What a great giveaway! It would be fantastic to win new tools!
    Thanks a lot.

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  57. Count me on, I'm tired of using my father's electrician tools:)

    findikim(at)gmail(dot)com

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  58. wouhou a tool giveaway, I could really use a 3 step wire looping tool and those flush cutters sure would come in handy since I can't find mine hehehe!!

    lagrande2tall4u@hotmail.com

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  59. This would be great! I'm always looking for better tools than the cheap-o ones that I have.
    erin_melissa at juno dot com

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  60. i totally want those!! please please please!!!

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  61. Great giveaway, I hope I win.

    Caroline
    design4less at yahoo dot com

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  62. Oh yeah baby - I need this tool. Thanks for this giveaway.

    clenna at aol dot com

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  63. I LOVE that their dog is their inspiration! Yea! Go puppy!

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  64. I have tons of beads but no tools, this would be wonderful :)

    pixelatedmushroom(at)gmail(dot)com

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  65. Would love to win some great tools
    Thanks

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  66. Count me in. I will also check out this etsy shop. I hadn't sumbled across it before.

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  67. I've been very interested in giving these pliers a try! I've shopped at Evie's before. Great products and fast shipping.

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  68. great giveawy!pick me up please!
    cal_rubies at yahoo dot es

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  69. I would love to enter to your giveway!! This is first time I haven't been so far behind that I couldn't enter.

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  70. Who wouldn't love to win some new tools!

    theresas.treasures@yahoo.com

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  71. I would love to be entered. Your cocker spaniel is adorable!

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  72. oh! oh! pick me! I actually purchased a similar 3-step wire wrap tool and didn't like it. I suspect because it was of lower quality, than those showcased here. (hope I win, hope I win).
    -Stephanie

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  73. I would love to win! Thank you for the chance. :)

    clogzilla(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  74. Wow what a fab give away. Maybe this will give me the push to use all my beads and such now. Found on craftster and my id is Craftsy.

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  75. oh i really want to win this! i'd love to get into jelwerly making but can't because i don't have the proper tools. :(

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  76. Great giveaway.
    jswandrn @ gmail.com

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  78. fun! good giveaway!

    jazzydesigns@gmail.com
    (forgot to leave my email address that is why I deleted the last comment :))

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  79. Great giveaway! I love crafting and can always use a good tool!

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  80. Amazing giveaway i would love to win this I only have one pair of pliers. Your blog is fantastic. Best of luck to everyone.

    Luna - of Burning moon

    burningmoonproducts@yahoo.com

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  81. Thanks! I read the Beading Gems Journal daily! A great place for fresh ideas and a wealth in inspiration! Count me in, please.

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  82. Linda Evans lindrand@sktc.netDecember 17, 2010 at 11:13 PM

    I've been wanting this tool, it's soo cool, I think it would make many of my projects go faster, I want to win, but if not I will buy one, cant wait to try, love it!!!!!!!

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  83. Alas, Linda the tool giveaway is long over! But I hope you'll get the tools you want! Pearl

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