Monday, May 7, 2012

Lisa Van Herik's $50 Giveaway Gift Certificate for Wire Jewelry Tutorials

By on Monday, May 07, 2012 52 Comments

Lisa Van Herik is an outstanding artist who paints and sculpts and luckily for us, is also a master wire worker.  Her sculptural background and metal smith skills meld into distinctive and unique contemporary designs.

" Mia" Fiber and Wire Tutorials
What is more, Lisa teaches jewelry making locally in San Diego. But for those of you far away, she also offers unique tutorials, both free and paid, on her sites called Woven Wire Studio and Beadifferent.  Shown here are some of my favorites. The lucky winner of this gift certificate giveaway gets to pick the tutorials he or she wants!

Bead and Wire Bangle Tutorial
Lisa uses a variety of techniques including braiding, weaving and crochet. One outstanding braided technique is shown in her Faux Silver Bangle design shown below. It is a relatively new one which is very popular with her students. Lisa said, "These bracelets are so fast and look like they took many tedious hours but I can usually do one in about an hour after the setup."

The design is reminiscent of Celtic torques or torcs. You can see a picture of an archaeological one in my past post on Boudicca, the Warrior Queen's Jewelry.  If you'd like to sample the round braiding technique, Lisa has generously provided a basic primer in her free tutorial section.


Faux Silver Bangle Tutorial

Lisa is also a book author. Her Make Wire Beads book covers 44 unique designs. Just how innovative is she?  Well, her sugar cube wire beads tutorial on Youtube, one of the tutorials from the book, really showcases her clever ideas. Yes, real sugar cubes are used as the "forms" which are then dissolved away leaving the wire balls!

Sugar Cube Beads



Lisa has started a delightful and fun website called Unexpected Wire Jewelry Tools.  She shares all her tips on using common office,  kitchen and garage items for making wire jewelry. Who would have thought tapered chopsticks were the best thing for making the wire woven necklace below?  This design is from her eBook, Making Wire Woven Jewelry, available on her sites.


Lisa hopes to travel more to teach later in the year.  Her next workshop is in June and will be on woven sculptural forms of jewelry.  Please do check her website/newsletter for upcoming workshops.

Giveaway
If you'd like to win some of Lisa's awesome tutorials, please make a comment below. Make sure you leave contact info if you do not have an online shop or blog. Also add a comment if you are interested in learning from Lisa via webinars.

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. Please leave an email at the very least so I can contact you easily if you win.

This is an international giveaway.

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

It ends in a week's time at 6 pm EST Monday, May 14, 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! Otherwise I will redraw in a week. Good luck!

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52 comments:

  1. Oooohhhh....I love these ideas! I'm relatively new to wireworking & am always looking to learn new techniques that spark my imagination. The sugar cube bead is sweet. (I know it's an obvious comment, but I just couldn't help myself)

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  2. Oooohhhh.....Nice designs! I'm relatively new to wireworking & am always looking to learn new techniques that spark my creativity. The sugar cube bead is sweet. Yes, I know it's an obvious comment, but I just couldn't help myself. ;-)

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  3. I am always trying to find new ways of making cold connections with wire. In fact i am taking a class this upcoming week from an online teacher. I need all the help I can get. Count me in!

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  4. Thank you for posting about Lisa. I enjoyed the video!

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  5. I love her designs! So different. Thanks Beading Gem for the post today. I went to Lisa's website and downloaded the free tutorials and bought one (the pink hollow bangle in the post). Can wait to try it.

    I am a blog subscriber and follower on Facebook.

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  6. What innovative designs! I love the Torque style. Wirework is very addictive, I love it!

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  7. Wow, what a giveaway, and an international one too! I love Lisa's work, esp the bead and wire bangle, I could use up so many of the beads in my stash for that one...Keeping my fingers crossed!

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  8. I've just started to learn wire-wrapping, and I would really appreciate the chance to learn more wire-wrapping techniques!

    aikychien at yahoo dor com

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  9. Wow! All I can say is WOW! I am in love with that beautiful Mia fiber and wire cuff and earrings. I downloaded the sugar cube bead tut and I'm going to try it later today.
    I'm a devoted follower on twitter, facebook and this blog.

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  10. I love her style! So modern and fresh! Going to the store now to buy some sugar cubes!

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  11. What a great giveaway! I already have some of Lisa's tutorials and would LOVE to have more!
    I follow this blog and I follow on Facebook and Twitter. I also shared this on FB, Twitter and G+.
    (contact info is: sis5of11*at*yahoo.com)

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  12. I can't believe that I am now into wirework - introduced by some work I saw at a craft show using the Viking Knit tool. Now I see these ideas and I may have to depart from just bead weaving - 'though I do love beads - there are never enough! Love the bead and wire dangles.

    Contact: mcshopper@q.com
    KR AZ BEADS, Lynn McCrossen, Tucson, AZ

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  13. I really love her design! I would be very pleased if I was able to win a giveaway.

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  14. Marvellous creations! Love the sugar cube idea :)

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  15. I love wire working, but am having issues and would love some ideas on not getting so 'kinky' with it all! Thank you for the opportunity.

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  16. Her work is fantastic. I'd love to win one/some of her tutorials.

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  17. I'm a blog follower. http://KayzKreationz.blogspot.com

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

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

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  20. Her work is fabulours, would love to learn some techiniues from her.

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  21. Barbara -bcameron8@tampabay.rr.comMay 7, 2012 at 9:10 PM

    Wow, very unique wirework. I'm an email subscriber to your blog & a FB fan. Thanks Pearl for introducing this amazing artist to us.
    on the off chance I win, my email is
    bcameron8@tampabay.rr.com

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  22. Oh, there are some FABULOUS ideas and tutorials on Lisa's website, I will end up purchasing a few of those for sure. LOVE the faux silver braided cuffs. That chunky style is so "me"!

    Meanwhile I am going to plunder the free tutorials.

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  23. Love the look of the Faux Silver Bangle - very impressive. I've tried the sugar cube bead, very effective :)

    Cheers

    victoria_farrellathotmaildotcom

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  24. What amazing work. :) And the sugar cube thing is such a clever idea!

    I'm an email subscriber, FB page follower, and follow on 2 Twitter accounts.

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  25. I love working in wire! It is one of the most rewarding and forgiving of jewelry mediums. Thanks for sharing your creations with us!

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  26. I'm digging out my tapered chopsticks TONIGHT!

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  27. These are brilliant! I would love to learn how to make these. I'm a follower of your blog :-)

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  28. I love the combination of wire and fibers. caren@fuse.net

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  29. Hi, I love her work and would love to win this gift certificate! Shannonpurple@msn.com

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  30. This is an Awesome blog. I enjoy your blogs daily and especially the one today. The sugar cube bead is to sweet and will make a great focal for a necklace. I would really love to win the $50 Giveaway Gift Certificate I have already purchased a couple of tutorials.

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  31. Your blog is awesome, I follow daily and I love it especially today with the $50 Giveaway for some of Lisa's tutorials, or books. I have already purchased a couple and I think the sugar cube bead will make a great focal for a necklace. I hope I win.
    www.ladyfaithjewelry.blogspot.com

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  32. I love Lisa's work. Working in wire has been a real challenge, but her tutorials are wonderful!

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  33. I love Lisa's work----wire jewelry has been a challenge for me, not one I yet feel comfortable enough to sell, but I do love her tutorials!

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  34. I was thrilled to not only see this contest of Lisa's, posted on your blog Pearl, but to be introduced to her drop dead gorgeous designs and site! I will be shopping for several of her tut's in the next week beginning with my all time favorite the Mia fiber and wire wrap cuff & earrings; oh they make my hear sing as I love, love, love bright colors! Can't wait to use her tutorials and begin a new aspect of my 35 years as a handcrafted jewelry gal! I am a follower of your blog for some time now Pearl and have just added my "like" on FB in order to keep up there too! A $50. GC win would sure be a wonderful blessing to me at this point! I would be very interested in learning from webinars from Lisa too.
    Contact me at: EileenHanksDesigns@bellsouth.net

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  35. I love learning new techniques , so I am looking forward to webinars. Your work is great!
    Cin Hollins

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  36. I have purchased one of Lisa's tutorials and found it very well written and easy to follow. I love her techniques and would love to have another tutorial. And yes, I made the sugar cube bead and it really is cute! And a webinar would be great.

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  37. I love your work. I took one of your classes at UCSD awhile ago and learned quite a bit...sugar cubes included! Can't wait to try your new bracelet tutorial, which I purchased a few weeks ago. Thanks for your generosity.

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  38. Love your work, I look forward to checking out more of your tutorials.

    I subscribe to the blog as well as follow on Facebook

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  39. I love the new look! I have done some wire wrapped cabs and want to expand my knowledge in wire work. I am just setting up a new website, SilverLady Designs, and am always looking for ways to intrigue my audience. Thanks for posting this article.


    via email

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  40. Love your work. You have great inspiration.

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  41. Thanks for posting about Lisa. Very cool work.

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  42. How clever is that sugar cube idea?! I just love it and all the other examples of her work. Those bracelets look very complicated -- hard to believe that they're quick to do. I'd love her tutorials. Thanks!

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  43. thanks again for the chance! :)

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  44. I love the bracelets/cuffs...definitely going on my wish list!

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  45. Lisa's tutorials are fabulous! Her interview with Jay Whaley on Blogtalk Radio (archived) provides wonderful information. Thanks for the chance to participate.

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  46. I love Lisa's work! Thanks so much for the giveaway opportunity. (I am a blog subscriber)

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  47. Awesome wirework. I have only done simple stuff so far. Would love to win this to expand my skills.

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  48. I tried this before but got hung up in the Google account. Anyway, Thanks and Blessings on you both for this great gift.

    BTW, webcast would be great.

    Judy
    JWhite_pertet at Hotmail dot com

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  49. Beautiful work by a very talented artist!

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  50. Lisa does stunning work. I create fused glass and then wire wrap my pieces for jewelry. www.facebook.com/Classiglass. I'm a novice and always wanting to try new techniques and ideas. I LOVE to learn. I'm going to watch your sugar cube tutorial! Can't wait :)

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  51. you are an amazing artist,beautiful work
    Joy

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  52. you are an amazing artist.beautiful work Joy B
    jlbostie@xtra.co.nz

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