Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Evie's Tool Emporium $20 gift certificate giveaway and tutorial links

By on Wednesday, February 24, 2010 112 Comments

I don't have a regular schedule with giveaways but now seems like a good time to have another one! Michelle over at Evie's Tool Emporium on Etsy has kindly offered to do another giveaway.

The last time Michelle did a free tools promotion here was right after I presented my how to use the 3 step wire loop forming pliers tutorial. I had previously bought the tool (shown above) from Michelle's shop and got to know her. She offered two different tools back then. This time, instead of set tools, the winner will get a $20 certificate. It's a great opportunity to try out a new tool and technique.

Many of her tools are under $20. Some are even under $5. So what would you get? Here are 3 tools to consider if you don't have them already, with matching tutorials! This selection will hopefully inspire you to try new techniques. Do check out her store for more.

Jeweler's Saw 
This saw will let you cut your own metal sheet shapes including inside the shape. 


Susan Lenart Kazmer's video tutorial is well worth the 9 minute view as she not only gives a demo on how to use a jeweler's saw, she also includes numerous tips. She shows you how to cut a round circle as an easy example but it can do so much more. 



Metal Stamping Set
Lisa Niven Kelly's video tutorials are very good. Part 1 covers the basics while part 2 is where Lisa shows how to actually stamp and complete a pendant. You can purchase ready made discs in all sizes.





Dapping Block
This tool helps you to dome a round metal disc. TheRomaZone's video tutorial shows you how to use one to curve 3 different sizes of stamped discs for a lovely tri-metal pendant.  It looks like a fun way to vent your frustrations!




Michelle also runs a free tools in exchange for tutorials program which you can read about it on her blog. Her current offer is a leather punch set.

If you don't have a blog or don't feel like writing a tutorial, try and win some tools instead! What you will have to do is leave a comment (subscribers, please click on the post title to return to the blog so you can comment) at the bottom of the post by 6 pm EST next Wednesday, March 3. For extra entries, please subscribe, follow, Facebook or Twitter me - let me know in the comments.  Good luck!!
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Original Post by THE BEADING GEM
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112 comments:

  1. Cool! I've been seriously considering getting a jeweler's saw as my next tool purchase.

    And I just became a fan on Facebook.

    Ooooo, I hope I win!

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  2. Perfect, I am in desperate need of some new tools!! Hope I get this one!
    Oh, and I follow and I'm a FB fan

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  3. Awesome, I've always wanted a dapping block! I'm a FB fan and subscribe to your email updates. Keep up the good work :-)

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  4. Good morning:

    Another great give away Pearl! Thanks for the opportunity.

    I tool a jewelry-making course and used a jeweler's saw. This is definitely a technique you need to practice. Don't give up if you break a few saw blades. You need patience and practice to get this right.

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  5. Woo hoo! Enter me please! I follow and subscribe, and I'm off to facebook follow now! I would love the stamping set!

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  6. Oh, I'm already a fan on facebook! Yay!

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  7. How fabulous is that? On the day I have some time to catch up on my favorite blogs, I stumble across a giveaway! wahoo! Count me in!!!
    -Stephanie

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  8. I hope to start school in the fall for jewelry design and that metal stamp set would really come in handy. I am now following you on twitter and have become a fan on facebook.

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  9. this would be a great way to come up with new ideas...new tools, to posibilities...how fantastic

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  10. I watched all the tutorials and realize there is a lot more to do than bead.... thanks!

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  11. Totally cool offer and great tutorials!

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  12. Pearl-
    Thank you so much for the wonderful article! I appreciate your partnership with the giveaway!
    Have a wonderful day!
    Michelle-

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  13. I just recently had a class on wire wrapping and have totally fallen in love with it. My first project was a large cabochan (sp?) wrapped in dead-soft square sterling silver wire. My next few practice pieces will be done with cheap copper wire that I have on hand. But, right away I realized that I am definitely going to need new tools and am thrilled that you posted this giveaway. As usual, I had no idea that there was someone offering such great deals on hard to find tools.

    Thanks!

    Debbie...(O:
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  14. Oh wonderful! I must have missed your previous post about Evie's. Prices look great! I've been thinking of getting wire looping pliers but the ones she carries are much more reasonable. Thanks for the link!

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  15. Oh, I already subscribe too...

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  16. I wouldn't mind getting some new tools to try out some new things. The jeweler's saw would definitely make cutting jump rings easier...

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  17. Nice tutorials! I follow on google reader. New tools are always welcome.

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  18. OOH! A BUNCH of new tools are on my birthday wishlist- I would love to have a GC to get me started!

    I follow you on twitter, FB and am subscribed- plus I RT'd this contest link;)

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  19. I follow via google and facebook now. I would love to get a couple tools to start beading with my daughter.

    Thanks
    heidivargas [at] live dot com

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  20. Just what I need, more tools! I don't see how you can ever have too many.

    Crankypants

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  21. I just can't resist this.
    I am a follower, tweeted this post and a fan of you in FB.
    Good luck to me! :)

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  22. Thanks for another great link and tutorial, and the chance to win tools! I follow on twitter and also Facebook. I really enjoyed the dapping block video-very helpful.

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  23. Who doesn't want new tools? Great tutorials!
    Thanks!

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  24. what a great giveaway! I can always use more tools!

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  25. Wonderful
    Always looking for new tools.
    This would be great

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  26. Awesome! I really want to get into stamping jewelry. :)

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  27. I love tools, they're always useful, and speak of potential. I'd love a stamping set, although the ultrasonic cleaner is mighty tempting...

    sugareaterATgmailDOTcom

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  28. i have been wanting a metal stamping set!

    i became a follower too
    jodi233@comcast.net

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  29. My husband has just started cutting metal circles for a project - these tutorials are exactly what he needs.

    ananemone@gmail.com

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  30. It would be great to win some new tools! What a wonderful resource!
    sazzyfrazz at gmail dot com

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  31. I'm an email subscriber!
    sazzyfrazz at gmail dot com

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  32. I'm a Google Friend Connect follwer!
    sazzyfrazz at gmail dot com

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  33. I'm a Facebook fan!
    sazzyfrazz at gmail dot com

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  34. I'm a Twitter follower! (@sazzyfrazzy)
    sazzyfrazz at gmail dot com

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  35. Thanks for the giveaway ( :

    A_C_E_ at hotmail dot com

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  36. Great tools! I would love to win!

    logan 4301 at yahoo dot com

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  37. Thanks for the chance to win! I would love some of these tools!
    hayley22478 at yahoo dot com

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  38. Great giveaway! I would love to get my hand on some of those tools, mmmm...

    izzy(dot)handmade(dot)creations(at)gmail(dot)com

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  39. I follow your blog...

    izzy(dot)handmade(dot)creations(at)gmail(dot)com

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  40. Wow there's lots of info here - i've been meaning to learn more techniques and I will certainly be visiting this blog more often - i'm a follower!
    I'd love to have me some new tools too!
    thanks!

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  41. I need more tools. Thanks for this chance.

    melodyj(at)gmail(dot)com

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  42. Great tools in the shop! Thanks for the chance to win!

    SHeilaC

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  43. Thanks for a great giveaway. I am a newbie crafter and could definitely use some new tools.

    The Happy Wife/Danielle
    ldsmom2201 at yahoo dot com

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  44. Very generous! Thanks for the chance!

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  45. Christina - xristya@rock.com - If I won I'd use the $20 gift certificate to buy an $18 metal stamping kit!

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  46. what a fabulous opportunity, thanks for having it!! the tools are so important when it comes to jewelry making!
    http://phranne.etsy.com
    phranne[at]yahoo.com

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  47. following you on twitter! @FlamingBlingy
    http://phranne.etsy.com
    phranne[at]yahoo.com

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  48. Whoa, thanks!
    I am following you on twitter (sciuro) and reading your feed! Would be nice to win :)

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  49. I'm so glad I found your blog...even without the giveaway! Following you on google connect.

    Thanks! lisa (at) thatcreativeplace.com

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  50. What a great giveaway;} Awesome tutorials too!
    chacoyaguayo{at}yahoo{dot}com

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  51. follow via GFC;}
    chacoyaguayo{at}yahoo{dot}com

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  52. i follow via twitter @Ma21cuteboy;}
    chacoyaguayo{at}yahoo{dot}com

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  53. follow via facebook;}
    ChacoyAguayo
    chacoyaguayo{at}yahoo{dot}com

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  54. I was sent here by Michelle (From Evie's) as I didn't know how to use a jeweler's saw, (and probably half the tools listed here). What an AWESOME instructional video. Thank you SO much for taking much (unneeded) fear away and explaining it so that everyone can understand! I will definitely be back, and will definitely be following on facebook. I'm still fairly new at this, and my dream is to work as a metalsmith, and also make my own glass beads. :)
    thanks SO much! I would really like to win this it would help tremendously, especially as Evie's place has such awesome prices on tools! :)

    Cheers, God Bless, Cynthia
    www.ladybughugs.ca
    ladybug(at)mail2freedom.com

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  55. A jeweler can never have too many tools! Thanks for the great giveaway. :o)

    Sandie
    zaftig2k at yahoo dot com

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  56. I follow your blog

    Sandie
    zaftig2k at yahoo dot com

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  57. I'm a facebook fan

    Sandie
    zaftig2k at yahoo dot com

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  58. Some new tools would be great :)
    Lots of variety of products in her etsy shop!

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  59. I've been interested in stamping on metal... this would be the perfect jumpstart for me!

    Sarah
    untenuredteacher at yahoo dot com

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  60. great feature on michelle! how fun to be able to have my pick from her amazing selection of toys...I mean, tools!

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  61. I tweeted about this giveaway.

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  62. I'm eyeing the leather punch for my purse making. Thanks for the giveaway.
    freeindeed at myfairpoint dot net

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  63. Wow, I'd love to be able to win a gift certificate. Awesome!
    Sue
    parrotsale@gmail.com

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  64. wow!!! I would love to try out a new tool. will retweet and fb.

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  65. I've been wanting to learn metal stamping!!!

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  66. I'd love to own a letter set!

    tazimd@gmail.com

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  67. I would love to have the metal stamping kit
    Jennifer
    ejxd95@gmail.com

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  68. subscribed with rss feed- google reader

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  69. I'd love to win some new tools! Thanks for the chance!

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  70. Following you on Twitter! juliahutchins

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  71. Michelle is awesome to work with!
    I've done a tutorial with her number and letterset and loved it!
    Thank you for a chance to win! :)

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  72. Exciting giveaway! Thanks for making it possible!

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  73. Great site. Look foward to each post!

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  74. Nicole McNeil (nikimac@gmail.com)February 27, 2010 at 11:49 PM

    The metal stamping set is fantastic. I hope to win!!

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  75. Wow, what a great opportunity! I would LOVE to try out a Variable Magnification Visor with 1.5x Loupe! But I also need some new needle-nose pliers. And maybe a mallet....LOL! Great shop, great resource. Definitely added to faves! :)

    h4schaffer at gmail dot com

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  76. I fanned The Beading Gem on Facebook!
    h4schaffer at gmail dot com

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  77. I am also following you on Twitter as hybroanglid.
    h4schaffer at gmail dot com

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  78. Hi i am following your blog :-)

    helloheath@yahoo.com

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  79. i am also following you on twitter!
    sn: helloheath

    helloheath@yahoo.com

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  80. What an awesome giveaway!

    carethediva[at]hotmail[dot]com

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  81. That dapping block is calling my name!

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  82. I follow your blog through my Google reader

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  83. oooh more toys to play with! please count me in!

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  84. ...sent friend request to your facebook page...ta...

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  85. Wow, those are great videos and I learned tons! I would love to get that certificate and pick up some tools. ambrerose(!at)aol.com

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  86. I follow you through Google Friend Connect

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  87. I've been looking to get some new jewelry pliers!

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  88. I'd love to be entered! I've gotten some items from the Emporium and love them. In fact I just blogged about her a bit last week! I think I'll add this giveaway in there as well. Please enter me and I'm happy to find your blog!

    Kate

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  89. Following You



    And I Retweeted this post!

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  90. I'd love the chance to win some jewelry tools.
    :o)
    pippirose59 at gmail dot com

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  91. I would love the possibility of getting new jeweler's tools! there's so much out there I haven't tried

    *crosses fingers*

    suzy @ austin.rr.com

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  92. Oh no :( I'm too late for this giveaway..

    Well, I wanted to let you know that I listed this giveaway on my blog (before it was over). Here's the link to the listing:

    http://internationalgiveaways.blogspot.com/2010/02/20-gift-certificate-to-evies-tool.html

    If you happen to have any other internationally open giveaways, I'd love to hear about them!

    Thanks,

    Ronit
    internationalgiveaways[at]gmail[dot]com
    http://internationalgiveaways.blogspot.com

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  93. I'm very much a beginner when it comes to making jewellery, but I know that having good quality tools will make it that much easier to learn and make great pieces. Thanks for this awesome giveaway! :)

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