Monday, February 28, 2011

Evie's Tool Emporium $25 Gift Certificate Giveaway

By on Monday, February 28, 2011 Comments

Hooray!  Michelle and Dave over at Evie's Tool Emporium on Etsy are sponsoring yet another giveaway, their third on this blog.  One lucky reader will win a $25 gift certificate towards tools from their store. Don't we all need more tools?

Tutorials
The following are tutorials designed by various artisans using different tools from their store. With the exception of mine, the other tutorials were part of a tutorial exchange for supplies program on the ever crafty Totally Tutorials.

I first "met" Michelle when I bought my 3- step looping pliers from her. One jaw is concave which helps round off loops. Check my past post for the full tutorial including a video on how to use it. As it's all stainless steel, the grip is not as comfortable as pliers with cushioned handles but hey for $6, I knew I couldn't lose.

3 step looping pliers
If you like metal stamping, there are stamps, dapping and steel blocks.  No idea what a dapping block is for?  Then check out the previous giveaway where I linked to 3 video tutorials showing how to use a jewelry saw, stamp and dap. Metal stamping sure is popular these days so do check out my past post on How to Make Metal Stamped Jewelry Tutorials. It includes a fabulous stamped hidden locket design by Shrimp Salad Circus.  Shrimp also designed another clever tutorial entitled I Love You Because - Message in a Bottle Key Ring.


But metal stamps are not just for metal. Try polymer clay!  Check out Artmind's wonderful tutorial on How to Use a Metal Letter Stamp for polymer clay. It includes many ideas.


StudioDax's clever use of a forming block on her disc pendants is so inspirational! A must visit to learn how it is done!



The creativity of some artisans just amazes me. Mitsy  from Artmind wrote this tutorial on how to use a diamond bur to carve out fine details in a plaster mold for polymer clay work.


Giveaway
Inspired?  Need more tools to jump start your creativity? Then enter the giveaway! All  you have to do is make a comment below. Extra entries if you become or are a blog subscriber or follower etc. Please say so in the comments. The giveaway ends in a week's time at 6 pm EST Monday, March 7, 2011. I will pick a winner randomly and announce the results as soon as possible after. So be sure to come back and check!  Good luck!

Subscribers : To comment, click on the post title to return to the blog post. At the bottom, click on "Comments".If you do not have a website or online store, use Name/URL - and leave the URL blank.

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138 comments:

  1. Hi, Pearl!

    You keep feeding my addictions! I don't know if I'm more addicted to beads or to tools! My husband laughs at my excitement whenever the local tool shop enters the conversation! lol
    So, would you put my name in the hat, please? 4 times! I'm a subscriber, a follower, I follow you on twitter (i just retweeted you!) and a Facebook fan!
    Thank you so much for all your wonderful work!

    kisses,
    Cris, from DeCris Creations - Blog
    and
    DeCris Creations on Artfire

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  2. It's the same in my household. I also eye my DH's tools much to his chagrin!

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  3. What a great giveaway! I "must" jump in, thanks for the opportunity. I'm your follower here :)
    Sofia

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  4. I'm always up for new tools! And that forming block looked really cool!
    I'm a blog subscriber and I follow you on Facebook. Thanks for the opportunity!

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  5. Oh this would be wonderful to win! I have been wanting to get a set of stamps for a long while now. My boyfriend is a musician and I have been wanting to hand stamp a guitar pick for him.
    I have been a Facebook fan for a while now and I love your blog. You have taught me so much about jewelry making. I appreciate your work so much.

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  6. Tools!? Of course everybody needs more. Count me in.

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  7. I have been following your blog and have been a Facebook fan for awhile now. Just started following you on Twitter. I love tools. My husband knows I will ask for some kind of tool every holiday.

    Kristi Hall

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  8. Great ideas, Great site!!!!
    Keep up the Great work!

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  9. I would LOVE to win this!!!
    I am also a blog and facebook follower.
    Shannon C

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  10. Hello! I just found your site and became a Facebook fan, so much great stuff to explore, so inspiring! I'm obsessed with beading. I'm adding the RSS feed now so I don't miss anything. What a great giveaway, please put my name in times 2! Thanks!

    Susan <3

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  11. I am the same as everyone else. I love tools and don't mind to have more :)
    I am follower here and facebook.
    Good luck everyone.
    Mei

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  12. What an awesome site, going back to look at more!

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  13. I always love new tools and there is space for more in my cupboard:)I just started metal smithing so would love a bench and a good hammer which I seriously lack and feel the pressure to buy it

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  14. Wow, you have the best giveaways and this one I could really use!!! I also follow on FB and Twitter. many thanks and good luck to the lucky winner!!!

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  15. I'm always looking for new tools!! Great site!!

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  16. Thanks so much for the giveaway! Sign me up! I am a follower and FB fan! Thanks again!
    pupton58 at gmail dot com

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  17. What girl couldn't use more tools?

    I subscribe by email.
    I follow with GFC (Carol Wolf).

    Thanks.

    wolfcarol451(at)gmail(dot)com

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  18. tools! and they have metal stamps -- and these are definitely on my wish list since i can't find them here in Manila. i hope i get lucky this time! i follow you on twitter and subscribe to your blog too.

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  19. I adore the tools! Please enter me in!

    Thank you for the chance!

    ksyshenka(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  20. Your blog is about my favorite! I love new tools as they expand my creativity and ideas.

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  21. Following your blog via GFC! (ksyshenka)

    ksyshenka(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  22. I follow with Google Friend Connect.

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  23. Your blog mail subscriber!

    ksyshenka(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  24. Love these tools!!! Thanks for the chance!

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  25. Hi Pearl - I'd love to win!!! Great giveaway!

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  26. I am already your Fan on FB:

    (oksana vladimirovna)

    ksyshenka(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  27. Just don't know how you keep it going day after day!!! but thank you for all the wonderful people and ideas you introduce us to.

    a grateful subscriber

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  28. Following you on Twitter!

    (@oksana2372)

    ksyshenka(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  29. This is a great give-away, there's always another tool (or 2 or 3) that we could use. Count me in, please. I get your RSS on my.yahoo.com and visit your blog often. Thanks.

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  30. Thanks Pearl! Reading your blog is like opening presents on Christmas morning. Love it! I follow you on Facebook too. Please enter me in this fantastic give-away.

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  31. Oooh, I love tools!! Never have enough, always finding just one more to do something different!
    Put my name in the hat! I am a suscriber, and follow you on Facebook...!

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  32. A new tool!! That would we wonderful. I am as always a fan, follower on everything....and love your blog!!!
    Carol

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  33. What a fun giveaway. I've been wanting to try some metal stamping.

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  34. Thanks for this chance to get great goodies!

    (I also follow you on Twitter AND a fan on FB!)

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  35. i just stared to follow the blog and i llove it :)

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  36. I was wanting to try some metal stamping. Would be cool to win but looks like a great place to do some shopping when I get my "allowance".

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  37. Wow, Pearl, another great giveaway! Thanks for the opportunity to finally try something I have been thinking about doing for awhile--I have a weird fear of tools, though...it's takes me a loooooong time to figure out how-to/if-I-want-to!

    Pleae enter me in the drawing three times, I guess, as I am a follower, subscriber and fan on FB--no tweeting for me...yet...who knows!

    Thanks again!
    Karen

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  38. More tools, yes! Love 'em. County me in. I'm a subscriber. Love your posts!

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  39. I love Evie's,I've spent more than a few bucks on tools from them!!Thanks for the giveaway
    ~Sharon~
    lunrei(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  40. GFC follower MoonRae
    ~Sharon~
    lunrei(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  41. Sharon Siqueiros already likes you on FB
    ~Sharon~
    lunrei(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  42. I subscribe to your blog via email
    ~Sharon~
    lunrei(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  43. WANT! So much want in this post! I think I'm going shopping, win or not!

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  44. What an incredible giveaway! I have always wanted to get involved in this medium and you can tell these tool are top quality. I will definitely have my fingers crossed for this one! have a great day :)

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  45. ...and a Twitter follower as @YstrdyzSilhouet

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  46. Thank you for having this giveaway!
    Roni

    roniros (at) gmail.com

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  47. blog follower

    roniros (at) gmail.com

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  48. twitter follower (BeadsByRoni)

    roniros (at) gmail.com

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  49. I need new tools.

    melodyj(at)gmail(dot)com

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  50. I subscribe on Google Reader.

    melodyj(at)gmail(dot)com

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  51. I follow of GFC.

    melodyj(at)gmail(dot)com

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  52. It's true, a gal can ALWAYS use more tools! Thanks for the chance to play with some new ones!

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  53. And I am a subscriber and follower! Thanks!

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  54. I'm sure the husbandly will disagree, but more tools would be awesome!

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  55. How exciting,
    I am a subscriber.

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  56. I can think of a million things I need for my metal work....love the forming block and haven't used one...please enter me to the contest. Also following on

    facebook and blog
    Thanks for the giveaway!

    Melinda Orr
    Melinda Orr Designs
    www.orrtec.blogspot.com
    www.orrtec.etsy.com

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  57. Thank you for the great info you always provide. I don't know who else DOESN'T need more tools! I would love to win this one! I am a follower (here), there(facebook) and everywhere(email-sha365ful@gmail.com)!

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  58. Oh..just came back to say that am a blog follower n a facebook follower

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  59. Such great ideas on how to use your tools for other things! One can never have too many tools...
    Enjoy the day!
    Erin

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  60. Just subscribed with yahoo rss reader so I won't miss a thing!

    pestkaj(at(yahoo)dot)com

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  61. You blog is still my favorite jewelry-oriented blog that subscribe to !
    I also "like" you on FB, and have designated your FB page as one of my page's (CampturedByLori) favorites!!!So, you now have a link on my page!
    And, I follow you on Twitter!
    Keep up the awesome work!

    How about a post on overall trends in the fashion industry towards jewelry, so we can try to be "in style!"

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  62. What a great giveaway, would love to win, you can never have enough tools! Thank you.

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  63. Oooo...... tools and more tools! Yummy (=

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  64. Hey I'm loving this giveaway! Count me in please, Pearl! I've been a fan on of yours on Facebook and a follower on Twitter for awhile and am now following this blog too! :D

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  65. Definitely put me in!! I'm a blog follower and FB fan. Thanks Pearl!

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  66. Could always use more tools!! Thanks for the awesome giveaway!! :)

    elisegeorgoussis at gmail dot com

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  67. I'm also a facebook fan!! :)

    elisegeorgoussis at gmail dot com

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  68. I'm following on twitter too! (@elisekayem)

    elisegeorgoussis at gmail dot com

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  69. Wow, great giveaway! Count me in!!

    maryleebythesea(at)gmail(dot)com

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  70. I follow on GFC!

    maryleebythesea(at)gmail(dot)com

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  71. I'd love to win. Thanks for the chance!
    myheehaw@hotmail.com

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  72. I would love to win this! I have been trying to get inspired to start making my own jewelry for a while!

    alexandra_digiorgio at comcast dot net

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  73. Margaret JohnsonMarch 3, 2011 at 9:25 PM

    This would be awesome to win. I've always wanted to try metal stamping!

    Margaret Johnson
    little_pink_pill@yahoo.com

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  74. I love learning new ideas through tutorials. Metal Stamping is on top of my To Do Wish List and i think its really cool that Polymer Clay is stampable too. Thanks!!

    cyclona66 at aol dot com

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  75. Thank you for making this available.

    mDOTkurokoATgmailDOTcom

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  76. Who doesn't need more tools?!

    konecki (at) gmail

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  77. I would like to win so I could get the Bead, Jewelry Supply, Hobby Item And Craft Product Organizer to give to my mother-in-law for her jewelry making!
    savingmomssanity at gmail dot com

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  78. I'm so glad I found your blog! I will definitely be marking it as a favorite for future reference! I love all the ideas and tutorials you've included! Off to peruse them all...

    Lisa
    http://livewirejewelry.etsy.com
    lisag966@yahoo.com

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  79. ms(dot)verymarried(at)gmail(dot)com

    i'm commenting! hope i win!

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  80. Oh I would love to win this.. I am just starting out making jewelry and need everything!
    taznjade at gmail dot com

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  81. following on twitter @taznjade

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  82. liked you on facebook :)
    feel free to follow me back on GFC!

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  83. Wow awesomw giveaway!!!!
    steph4575@msn.com

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  84. Following on gfc
    steph4575@msn.com

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  85. Following on twitter @steph4575
    steph4575@msn.com

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  86. More tools, did you say more tools? Yay I'm in!
    marika(dot)charalambous(at)gmail(dot)com

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  87. LOVE Evie's tool Emporium!! Thanks for having such a fabulous giveaway!!

    Sandie
    zaftig2k at yahoo dot com
    http://zaftigdelights.blogspot.com

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  88. Following you via google friend:

    Sandie
    zaftig2k at yahoo dot com
    http://zaftigdelights.blogspot.com

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  89. Liked you on Facebook:

    Sandie
    zaftig2k at yahoo dot com
    http://zaftigdelights.blogspot.com

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  90. Following you on Twitter.

    Sandie
    zaftig2k at yahoo dot com
    http://zaftigdelights.blogspot.com

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  91. Christina - xristya@rock.com - I love the Metal Stamping Set With Case ($21) - something I've always wanted to try!

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  92. peripatetic33
    peripatetic33 at hot mail dot com
    wow the prices are so low and tools are usually expensive

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  93. peripatetic33
    peripatetic33 at hot mail dot com
    extra entry like you on facebook as Peripatetic thirtythree

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  94. ya know a girl can never have enuf tools :))

    thank you all for an awesome giveaway!

    callyria(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  95. What a cool giveaway...would love to win.

    danielleaknapp at gmail dot com

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  96. I am also following you on Twitter!

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  97. I hope I win, this would be a great free Mothers Day gift.
    danabeeman(at)gmail(dot)com

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  98. I subscribe via Google Reader as Dana Beeman.
    danabeeman(at)gmail(dot)com

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  99. I follow publicly via GFC as Dana Beeman.
    danabeeman(at)gmail(dot)com

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  100. @hazelfinn follows @beadinggem on twitter.
    danabeeman(at)gmail(dot)com

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  101. Dana Beeman (danabeeman) Likes The Beading Gem on FB.
    danabeeman(at)gmail(dot)com

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  102. I am a fiend for crafting tools!

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  103. This is awesome- brand new to jewelry making so love this offer.

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  104. I just began to follow you on Twitter.

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  105. Thanks for the great giveaway!

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  106. I would love to win this. When my sister and I go scrapbooking, I am always using her stuff. I would love to go and surprise her with my own set and new crafts that I can do with it. Thanks for the chance to win.

    alyssa.hunter@yahoo.com

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  107. This would be so great for my etsy shop!!

    Cerena Leigh
    Luckycldh(at)aol(dot)com

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  108. I'm a blog follower!

    Cerena Leigh
    Luckycldh(at)aol(dot)com

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  109. Awesome giveaway!

    ShersL84bed at aol dot com

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  110. More tools = more possiblities. Thanks for sponsoring this giveaway. I'm sure the winner will appreciate 25 bucks for tools.

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  111. Woo hoo! I'm not too late to get my comment in!

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  112. I would like to try metal stamping and some tools would definitely help!

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  113. Great giveaway!

    sisterlycreative at hotmail dot com

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  114. Oooooh, table vise.... OOOOH, rosary pliers! OOOOOOOOOOOH!

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