Monday, February 13, 2012

ORRTEC's $35 Riveted Earrings Kit Giveaway

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Riveting is a fabulous way to make cold connections - i.e. join metal pieces without using any heat like from a torch. It is much better than using glue as the connections are secure.


One way is to use eyelets as I did in my tutorial on How to Make Riveted Recycled Soda Can Earrings.

But if you are not keen on the holes, then try nail riveting. The process is not difficult as you can see from Melinda Orr's fabulous tutorial on her blog.  You do need a metal hole punch - it is an indispensable tool to add to your tool collection.  But Melinda says not to worry if you don't have a riveting hammer (a much smaller and lighter hammer than the usual kinds). She suggests alternatives.

So with a hole punch, suitable hammer and rivets, you are ready to connect together all sorts of things and come up with different designs.


To get you started, Melinda has a riveted earrings kit - there are enough supplies for 3 pairs of earrings. But you'll have to supply your own creativity! What's more, Melinda has kindly sponsored this giveaway for one kit to one lucky winner!


If you are intrigued with nail riveting,  also check out her new video tutorial for an easy riveted heart ring.  I must add that I am increasingly fond of using ring blanks (long metal strips) over the wire wrapped ring styles.  It helps to get the wonderful multi-size ring pliers shown in the video.



Melinda also created another free tutorial (kits are also available) - the gorgeous Sapphire Starry Night  Patina earrings which I wrote about before.


Be sure to check out Melinda's Etsy store, Orrtec.  She sells supplies as well as beautiful finished jewelry. The combination of some easy metal smith techniques and patinas is awesome! Here are some of my favorites :




Giveaway
To win the riveted earrings kit, all you have to do is make a comment below. Subscribers need to click on the post title to come to my actual blog. Scroll down and enter your comment. Pick Name/URL. If you don't have a store or blog, leave the URL blank

Extra entries if you become or are a blog subscriber or follower etc. If you also do shout outs about this giveaway, those will count as additional entries too!  Please say so in the comments.

This international giveaway ends in a week's time at 6 pm EST Monday, February 20, 2012. I will pick a winner randomly and announce the results as soon as possible after. So be sure to leave a contact email if you don't have an online link or make sure you come back and check! Good luck!

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125 comments:

  1. Would love that -- she's so talented, and I follow her on Facebook and her blog. I've tried to rivet and am not at all good at it.

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  2. I love your stuff and have going to get started in it !! would love the kit! Lovecactus@cox.net

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  3. Another great article, Pearl! I love Melinda's style & would love to win this kit!!

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  4. what a great giveaway! I've always wanted to try this..

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  5. Gorgeous! And I am leaving a comment! :) I am also going to find her on Facebook. Thank you, Pearl!

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  6. What a wonderful giveaway! Learning to rivet is on my list of things to learn/try this year!

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  7. I love Melinda's supplies. this is a great giveaway thanks

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  8. I would love this! It would be great to learn how to do all she does. Thanks for hosting the giveaway!

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  9. This would be such fun to learn! And your ring tutorial is wonderful.

    Pat White

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  10. I would love to learn how to do this. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  11. awesome tutorial and wonderful kits!

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  12. I just discovered her Etsy shop and LOVE her stuff!

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  13. LOVE LOVE LOVE this!!! Great video and am headed over to her store now. I'm a FB follower, a follower of her blog your blog. I would love to win!!!
    Carol
    www.DesigningIt.etsy.com

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  14. Orrtec is very talented. I love her style, it's awesome. Im going to find he on Facebook and twitter, and check out her Etsy. I have just started doing some riveting. I really love the look of cold connection.
    Thanks for sharing another wonderful post Pearl. Got to go do some shouting. (-;

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  15. Eeeh, I hope I win~! I've been wanting to try my hands on riveting for a while now. Her tutorial was very encouraging as it was super easy to understand, plus, it had metrics! <3

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  16. These earrings look fabulous -- I haven't tried riveting yet. Yay, another skill to practice!

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  17. Melinda is one the most talented artist that I've seen in a while. I love her work and combinations!! How cool, to be able to win a kit!! If I don't win, I will go to her site and buy one!!!

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  18. I follow you on fb and your blog and I just designed a bracelet with your clasp. Would love to learn more about this. Love your examples.

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  19. I have been looking at her shop for a while now and would love to try riveting.

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  20. What a very generous giveaway! I love Melinda and her work! Thanks to both of you for this great opportunity
    ~Sharon~

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  21. Sharon Siqueiros already "loves" ya on FB

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  22. @SharonSiqueiros already following on twitter

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  23. I love Melinda's work. This is a wonderful giveaway. I've always wanted to try one of her kits. I followed your blog.

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  24. fantastic giveaway. I love copper.I wil be sharing on the FB x

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  25. Awesome giveaway and tutorials! I would so love to win!

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  26. Fab competition. Thanks!
    Gemxxx

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  27. Thanks for the great info. and opportunity, Pearl! I follow your blog and Melinda's blog and am a Facebook fan of you both -) Riveting has so far eluded me, but I really want to learn the techniques. I would love to win this kit and add this technique to my jewelry making skill set!

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  28. I love Melinda's work - it just keeps getting better and better. Her tutorials are clear and concise. Would love a chance to win the kit.

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  29. Riveting is a technique I've been wanting to try so this would be a great giveaway to win! I follow your blog and am a FB fan. I have also shared this on both FB and Twitter.

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  30. What a great giveaway..would love to win this kit! Love Melinda's style...I follow her on FB which is how I learned about this giveaway, thanks :)

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  31. Such beautiful pieces! I love it all!

    treneebarker at hotmail dot com

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  32. I'm following Pearl on twitter @warp65

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  33. retweeted about giveaway:
    https://twitter.com/#!/warp65/status/169187688015073280

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  34. Hey Pearl,

    Thanks for the great info and links.

    Cheers

    Vicky

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  35. Well I just thought I had tried every aspect of making jewelry but I haven't...I've never tried riveting...I would love the opportunity to give it a try...tyvm

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  36. I've always wanted to try this technique!

    (via Facebook)

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  37. Loved your ring tutorial...very nicely done! I've been wanting to try this on a bracelet. I can do this!!! lol

    (via Facebook)

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  38. I have some copper nails and had been wondering where to use them, I think I will try this out :) thanks !
    (via Facebook)

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  39. Very good tutorial! Thank you!

    (via Facebook)

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  40. The heart ring tutorial is great, thank you!

    (via email)

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  41. Linda Lanoë DiciaulaFebruary 13, 2012 at 6:45 PM

    Ingenious!

    (via Facebook)

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  42. Would love to win!! Melinda's stuff is amazing, I have used several of her components.

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  43. Pearl, I would LOVE to win one of Melinda's kits! I LOVE Melinda's work! She's a great great lady as well!

    Sue at SueBeads!

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  44. Beautiful! Would love to learn how to make these!

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  45. would love to win this!!! I just bought a riveting system, and would love to have some supplies to try it out!

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  46. I have bought Melinda's supplies before and love them! I am a follower of your blog

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  47. This is just what I'm wanting to learn to do right now.

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  48. I would love to have a go at riveting!! Love Melinda's work, such an inspiration!

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  49. By the way, I am already a follower of this blog, so count me in twice!!

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  50. What an awesome give away! I have been wanting to try riveting for so long :)

    Thanks!

    www.facebook.com/lasjoyasdejana

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  51. Shared on my facebook too.

    Good luck!!

    Jana

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  52. And I just became a follower too! I could have sworn I already was, but, apparently not.

    Thanks!!

    www.facebook.com/lasjoyasdejana

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  53. I would love a chance to win her riveting kit. I love her supplies and am going to check out her tutorial.

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  54. I follow your blog. http://KayzKreationz.blogspot.com

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  55. I follow you on twitter. http://twitter.com/KayzKreationz

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  56. I follow you on facebook. http://facebook.com/KayzKreationzGlassKreationz

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  57. Just tweeted about the tutorial and giveaway.
    https://twitter.com/kayzkreationz/status/169465612626694144

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  58. This is the first I've seen work like this, and it's gorgeous! I'm a new follower, for sure. I'd love to win this set.

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  59. Thanks again for another great tutorial. I love, love, love your creations. My latest necklace (the large Christmas ornament) has drawn lots of attention!

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  60. Big fan of Melinda's clasp, would love to try my hand at her earrings too. Would be so much fun if I won!

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  61. Oh, what an amazing gift!!
    And just after my birthday!!
    :))

    DESPINA
    deb_oro@yahoo.gr

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  62. I'd so love to be the winner, I'd do my happy dance!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I love Melinda's pieces...

    Joanna, yana_ven@yahoo.gr

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  63. I love all of Melinda's creations from her finished jewelry to her components. I have become obsessed with seeing her new patina combinations as I follow her on facebook and her blog.. what a fabulous giveaway :)

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  64. For whatever reason, I can't get into my facebook right now, so I tweeted about the tutorial and giveaway again.

    https://twitter.com/kayzkreationz/status/169651237409660929

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  65. You've completely inspired me......I've had visions of just such pieces in my brain....would love to own them :)

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  66. Thank you so much for the giveaway!

    Email subscriber.

    Like on FB: https://www.facebook.com/sweepstakelover

    Follow on twitter: https://twitter.com/sweepstakelover

    Blogged: http://sweepstakelover.blogspot.com/2012/02/orrtecs-35-riveted-earrings-kit.html

    Shared on FB: https://www.facebook.com/sweepstakelover/posts/328744973829518

    Tweeted: https://twitter.com/#!/sweepstakelover/status/169878087486545920

    Thanks!
    annabell_lee_dk (at) yahoo.com

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  67. Would love to have this!

    kiss_shani(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  68. Following via GFC as kiss_shani

    kiss_shani(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  69. Liked your FB as Shani Smet

    kiss_shani(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  70. The prize is awesome, as well as her style!
    redalepou(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  71. I follow you with GFC: Lulu
    redalepou(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  72. I also follow you on FB: Olesia Flegka
    redalepou(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  73. Already folow you on Twitter: @LuluFleg
    redalepou(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  74. Tweeted here: https://twitter.com/#!/LuluFleg/status/170068401195204608
    redalepou(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  75. I absolutely LOVE the ideas. You are very talented. I would also love to win the earring kit!

    Sheryl
    shedahl@q.com

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  76. Love it!
    And the tutorial is great. although I'm not so skilful, I' very curious and will try to do something.. :)

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  77. I'm following you via GFC
    name: Melita Jagodić
    e-mail: melita.kresic@gmail.com

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  78. following you on Facebook
    name: Melita Jagodić

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  79. following you on Twitter
    id: @tomel611

    & shared: https://twitter.com/#!/tomel611/status/170237366575968256

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  80. shared on G+

    melita.kresic@gmail.com

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  81. shared on my blog:
    http://coffeewithmel.blogspot.com/p/giveaways.html

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  82. enter me please ^^

    GFC Francesca Scirpoli

    piukina81@gmail.com

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  83. Liked on fb alias Francesca Loveredhair

    piukina81@gmail.com

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  84. Shared on fb http://www.facebook.com/CenerentolaInnamorataDelMaso/posts/375440022483751

    piukina81@gmail.com

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  85. I would love a chance to win her riveting kit.
    ruth_jagers@libero.it

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  86. Fb: Sunshine's Fashion
    ruth_jagers@libero.it

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  87. GFC: lebi
    ruth_jagers@libero.it

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  88. TW: @Lebi85
    ruth_jagers@libero.it

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  89. Wow so beautiful!! Thanks for the giveaway!

    megnate at telus dot net

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  90. I follow you on GFC (same name)

    megnate at telus dot net

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  91. I like you on facebook (same name)

    megnate at telus dot net

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  92. I follow you on twitter as fahlinstar

    megnate at telus dot net

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  93. Enter me! ^^
    Su FACEBOOK sono PATRIZIA GIVEAWAY SCHIAVONE
    PATRI.SHEVA@TISCALI.IT

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  94. Love to rivet and would love the opportunity to create beautiful earrings with Melinda's kit! Thank you for the opportunity to win it!

    katrina@ecoFashionistasJewelry.com

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  95. Hi. Riveting is one technique that I have yet to try, but I love they way a finished riveted piece looks.Great idea for a giveaway and I hope to win! I am a blog, facebook(ShalandaAxle) email and twitter follower.

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  96. That"s a lovely creative inspirtion to make people creative with the feeling of success and the finished-beauty:)

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  97. I'm a fan on FB as Szabina Luzics :)

    porcukorborso at gmail dot com

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  98. I would love to win this kit.

    blogulcuhainutze at yahoo dot com

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  99. FB follower ( Blogul cu Hainutze)

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  100. Shared on FB : http://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=397011920316031&id=100002938821654

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  101. thanks for the chance! I'm a subscriber. :)

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  102. Another great technique to add to my list of jewelry making addictions.

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  103. I would never think about making my own Riveted Earrings unless they came in a cute kit like this..love it,fun!

    crluckystar at yahoo dot com

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  104. email subscriber-(cyclona66 at aol)

    crluckystar at yahoo dot com

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  105. This is so kewl....this looks like so much fun...and would get me out of bead land and into something more textural...thanks!

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  106. I love them! <3
    GFC: Selmica Kiki
    e-mail: selmicak3 at hotmail dot com

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  107. I would love to learn this technique!!! Its beautiful!

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