Monday, February 13, 2012

ORRTEC's $35 Riveted Earrings Kit Giveaway

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 :

Lori Anderson said...

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.

Penny said...

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

Sherri Stokey said...

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

Susan said...

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

Cate said...

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

Kristi said...

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

Divya N said...

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

Divya N said...

I follow you through GFC

Divya N said...

I follow you on facebook

Sally Anderson said...

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

Pat White said...

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

Pat White

Pine Ridge Treasures said...

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

Pine Ridge Treasures said...

I follow both your blogs!

Pine Ridge Treasures said...

I am a fan on Facebook!

salla said...

awesome tutorial and wonderful kits!

Chelester said...

I just discovered her Etsy shop and LOVE her stuff!

Peachy Designs said...

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

Mixed Kreations Blog said...

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. (-;

Sandra said...

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

Patricia M said...

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

Cindi said...

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!!!

Cherrie Fick of En La Lumie're said...

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.

thecolorofdreams said...

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

MoonRae said...

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

MoonRae said...

GFC follower MoonRae

MoonRae said...

Sharon Siqueiros already "loves" ya on FB

MoonRae said...

@SharonSiqueiros already following on twitter

Pixiloo said...

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

mary m said...

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

BeadsForever said...

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

Gemma said...

Fab competition. Thanks!
Gemxxx

The Bead Gypsy said...

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!

Hennaladykim said...

Awesome jewelry!!!!

quiltingjewel39 said...

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.

sis5of11 said...

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.

Mirabeaux said...

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 :)

tinagirl said...

Such beautiful pieces! I love it all!

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tinagirl said...

I'm following Pearl on twitter @warp65

tinagirl said...

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

Vicky F said...

Hey Pearl,

Thanks for the great info and links.

Cheers

Vicky

gelfling50 said...

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

Ada said...

I've always wanted to try this technique!

(via Facebook)

Pat said...

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

(via Facebook)

Nayna said...

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

Mary said...

Very good tutorial! Thank you!

(via Facebook)

Mary Ann said...

The heart ring tutorial is great, thank you!

(via email)

Linda Lanoë Diciaula said...

Ingenious!

(via Facebook)

Mary Anne said...

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

Mary Anne said...

Just shared on FB too!

SueBeads said...

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!

SueBeads said...

I just shared on facebook!

ndkrista said...

Beautiful! Would love to learn how to make these!

ndkrista said...

Am a Facebook fan

ndkrista said...

Am blog subscriber

moonlitfantaseas said...

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

moonlitfantaseas said...

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

Bev Krueger said...

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

Noemi said...

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

Noemi said...

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

Joana said...

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

Thanks!

www.facebook.com/lasjoyasdejana

Joana said...

Shared on my facebook too.

Good luck!!

Jana

Joana said...

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

Thanks!!

www.facebook.com/lasjoyasdejana

KayzKreationz said...

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

KayzKreationz said...

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

KayzKreationz said...

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

KayzKreationz said...

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

KayzKreationz said...

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

a.e.miller said...

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.

Patty Chadderdon said...

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

Regina said...

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

DESPINA said...

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

DESPINA
deb_oro@yahoo.gr

Joanna said...

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

I love Melinda's pieces...

Joanna, yana_ven@yahoo.gr

Firefly Visions said...

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 :)

KayzKreationz said...

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

Denise Kunz said...

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

Damla (Sweepstake Lover) said...

Thank you so much for the giveaway!

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Shani said...

Would love to have this!

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Shani said...

Following via GFC as kiss_shani

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Shani said...

Liked your FB as Shani Smet

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Lulu said...

The prize is awesome, as well as her style!
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Lulu said...

I follow you with GFC: Lulu
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Lulu said...

I also follow you on FB: Olesia Flegka
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Lulu said...

Already folow you on Twitter: @LuluFleg
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Lulu said...

Tweeted here: https://twitter.com/#!/LuluFleg/status/170068401195204608
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Anonymous said...

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

Sheryl
shedahl@q.com

melitta said...

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

melitta said...

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

melitta said...

following you on Facebook
name: Melita Jagodić

melitta said...

following you on Twitter
id: @tomel611

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

melitta said...

shared on G+

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melitta said...

shared on my blog:
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piukina said...

enter me please ^^

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piukina said...

Liked on fb alias Francesca Loveredhair

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piukina said...

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

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Lebi said...

I would love a chance to win her riveting kit.
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Lebi said...

Fb: Sunshine's Fashion
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Lebi said...

GFC: lebi
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Lebi said...

TW: @Lebi85
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Maegan Morin said...

Wow so beautiful!! Thanks for the giveaway!

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Maegan Morin said...

I follow you on GFC (same name)

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Maegan Morin said...

I like you on facebook (same name)

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Maegan Morin said...

I follow you on twitter as fahlinstar

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Anonymous said...

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Su FACEBOOK sono PATRIZIA GIVEAWAY SCHIAVONE
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kpeebles said...

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

Spicy Pisces said...

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.

Szappanbubi said...

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

Szappanbubi said...

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

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Cami said...

I would love to win this kit.

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Cami said...

GFC follower (Cami87)

Cami said...

FB follower ( Blogul cu Hainutze)

Cami said...

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

Maša said...

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

Anonymous said...

Thanks !

Randy said...

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

Crystal said...

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

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Crystal said...

email subscriber-(cyclona66 at aol)

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Tracy said...

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

Selma said...

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

CreationsbyKari said...

Would love to win this kit!

CreationsbyKari said...

I follow your blog

CreationsbyKari said...

I follow your blog

CreationsbyKari said...

I follow you on facebook

CreationsbyKari said...

Tweeted @pugbeader!

CreationsbyKari said...

And I now follow you on twitter!

LeslieMarquezDesigns said...

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

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