Monday, February 28, 2011

Evie's Tool Emporium $25 Gift Certificate Giveaway

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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Original Post by THE BEADING GEM
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138 comments :

Cristina said...

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

The Beading Gem said...

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

Sofia said...

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

Maria MJ said...

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!

angelofthelastday said...

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.

Norma's Clay said...

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

Kristi said...

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

carol said...

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

For My Sweet Daughter said...

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

Susan B said...

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

WireBliss Design (Mei) said...

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

Sue Young said...

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

Divya N said...

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

elements pottery said...

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!!!

Christine said...

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

pupton said...

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

Carol W. said...

What girl couldn't use more tools?

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

Thanks.

wolfcarol451(at)gmail(dot)com

Sharlene said...

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.

oksana said...

I adore the tools! Please enter me in!

Thank you for the chance!

ksyshenka(at)yahoo(dot)com

Deci said...

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

oksana said...

Following your blog via GFC! (ksyshenka)

ksyshenka(at)yahoo(dot)com

Deci said...

I follow with Google Friend Connect.

Deci said...

Facebook fan

Deci said...

I subscribe to your RSS feed

oksana said...

Your blog mail subscriber!

ksyshenka(at)yahoo(dot)com

LessLisa said...

Love these tools!!! Thanks for the chance!

LessLisa said...

I'm subscribed!

SueBeads said...

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

LessLisa said...

I also follow on Facebook!!

oksana said...

I am already your Fan on FB:

(oksana vladimirovna)

ksyshenka(at)yahoo(dot)com

Nina said...

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

oksana said...

Following you on Twitter!

(@oksana2372)

ksyshenka(at)yahoo(dot)com

Lynn H. said...

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.

Parudy said...

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.

Trish said...

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...!

Carol said...

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

KipperCat said...

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

Annabel said...

Thanks for this chance to get great goodies!

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

Gena said...

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

quiltingpug said...

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".

The Bead Gypsy said...

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

talisgeir said...

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

Joyce said...

ooo i need more tools!

MoonRae said...

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

MoonRae said...

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

MoonRae said...

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

MoonRae said...

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

April said...

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

Ruby Mines said...

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 :)

Toni said...

Great giveaway! Thanks!

Toni said...

I'm a facebook fan!

Toni said...

I follow on Twitter

Toni said...

Following your blog now!

French Elegant Jewelry said...

i am a subscriber to your blog

roughmetaphors said...

Thanks for this great giveaway!

YesterdaysSilhouette said...

OOOh, I could use some new tools!

YesterdaysSilhouette said...

Now a Facebook fan!

YesterdaysSilhouette said...

...and a Twitter follower as @YstrdyzSilhouet

YesterdaysSilhouette said...

Subscribed to the blog...

Roni said...

Thank you for having this giveaway!
Roni

roniros (at) gmail.com

Roni said...

blog follower

roniros (at) gmail.com

Roni said...

twitter follower (BeadsByRoni)

roniros (at) gmail.com

Melody said...

I need new tools.

melodyj(at)gmail(dot)com

Melody said...

I subscribe on Google Reader.

melodyj(at)gmail(dot)com

Melody said...

I follow of GFC.

melodyj(at)gmail(dot)com

Mel said...

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

Mel said...

And I am a subscriber and follower! Thanks!

T=MC2 said...

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

Rachel said...

How exciting,
I am a subscriber.

Rachel said...

and a follower

Rachel said...

and a facebook fan

Melinda Orr said...

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

Spicy Pisces said...

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)!

Divya N said...

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

TesoriTrovati said...

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

pestkaj said...

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

pestkaj(at(yahoo)dot)com

Lori said...

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!"

Regina said...

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

Trinkets said...

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

Rough Magic Creations said...

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

cabbingrough said...

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

elisekayem said...

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

elisegeorgoussis at gmail dot com

elisekayem said...

I'm also a facebook fan!! :)

elisegeorgoussis at gmail dot com

elisekayem said...

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

elisegeorgoussis at gmail dot com

eclairre said...

id love to win!

alikat2004 said...

Put me in too!

Mary Lee said...

Wow, great giveaway! Count me in!!

maryleebythesea(at)gmail(dot)com

Mary Lee said...

I follow on GFC!

maryleebythesea(at)gmail(dot)com

Heathery said...

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

lexacd said...

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

Margaret Johnson said...

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

Margaret Johnson
little_pink_pill@yahoo.com

Crystal said...

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

M said...

Thank you for making this available.

mDOTkurokoATgmailDOTcom

siilenti said...

Great giveaway!

Kashena said...

Who doesn't need more tools?!

konecki (at) gmail

Joshlin said...

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

lisa glenn said...

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

very married said...

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

i'm commenting! hope i win!

Jolene said...

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

Jolene said...

following on gfc

Jolene said...

following on twitter @taznjade

Jolene said...

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

Stephanie said...

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

Stephanie said...

Following on gfc
steph4575@msn.com

Stephanie said...

Following on twitter @steph4575
steph4575@msn.com

Marika said...

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

Sandie said...

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

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

Sandie said...

Following you via google friend:

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

Sandie said...

Liked you on Facebook:

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

Sandie said...

Following you on Twitter.

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

Cate H said...

Excellent! :)

Christina said...

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

peripatetic33 said...

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

peripatetic33 said...

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

Libby said...

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

thank you all for an awesome giveaway!

callyria(at)yahoo(dot)com

The Knapps said...

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

danielleaknapp at gmail dot com

DaVine Jewelry said...

Wonderful giveaway!

DaVine Jewelry said...

I'm now a blog follower!

DaVine Jewelry said...

Liked you on Facebook!

DaVine Jewelry said...

I am also following you on Twitter!

charisma said...

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

charisma said...

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

charisma said...

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

charisma said...

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

charisma said...

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

Laura said...

I am a fiend for crafting tools!

Leigh said...

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

Leigh said...

I just began to follow you on Twitter.

Rosalynn said...

Thanks for the great giveaway!

Alyssa said...

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

cerena leigh said...

This would be so great for my etsy shop!!

Cerena Leigh
Luckycldh(at)aol(dot)com

cerena-leigh said...

I'm a blog follower!

Cerena Leigh
Luckycldh(at)aol(dot)com

shersl84bed said...

Awesome giveaway!

ShersL84bed at aol dot com

Stella said...

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

BetteJo said...

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

sandyandcosmo said...

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

CraftyGiveaways said...

Great giveaway!

sisterlycreative at hotmail dot com

Alexus1325 said...

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

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