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.
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.
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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