Monday, June 1, 2015

Goody Beads' $50 Gift Certificate Giveaway - Stacked Riveted Earrings Feature

By on Monday, June 01, 2015 67 Comments

Goody Beads are back with another great giveaway!  This Minnesota based online beading supply company offers an ever changing array of supplies. I spotted some cool supplies and a tool from their site to feature.  These riveted earrings are easy to make. Just stack different findings for unique designs!



I particularly like their collection of stamping blanks especially the prepatinated ones -  if you can't or couldn't be bothered to make your own, then these are super easy to use.  The photo below shows a variety of metal blanks - copper, brass, Vintaj copper circle blanks - which were part of the package I received for review.  Not shown are the dark Vintaj Arte circle blanks.


Yes, the bare metal ones were not perfect. Metal blanks rarely are unless you buy them all polished up.  You could polish them up with increasingly finer grade sandpaper (see this past post on how to sand and polish metals) but a quicker and much prettier solution is simply to hammer them to add texture. Those fine scratches disappear!


Goody Beads also supplies rivets (shown above) and  this neat tool. The center finder is actually a carpenter's tool. But jewelry makers will find it very handy to determine the exact center of metal blanks especially the round ones. It is surprisingly tricky. The tutorial on how to use this tool to make the riveted earrings is here.


You don't really need a center finder to get the middle of a square as you can just draw diagonal lines from corner to corner.  But the tool makes the task a breeze.  Very satisfying when you get the riveting just right.


Back of riveted copper blank




Photography tips
All the photographs were taken with my iPhone 5 using the camera+ app.  Final design pictures were taken in natural light.  Tutorial pictures in artificial light. I often take pictures on different Modahaus backgrounds - white, grey and black - and pick those which turn up well. Click here to find out more about my How to Photograph Jewelry Webinars.

Giveaway
One lucky winner of this giveaway will win  $50 worth of jewelry supplies from Goody Beads.

If you'd like to be that winner, please make a comment below. Make sure you leave contact info if you do not have an online shop or blog. Please also share which other kits or patterns might be your favorite in the comments.

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.

This giveaway is international.

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.

It ends in a week's time at 6 pm EST Monday, June 8, 2015. I will pick the 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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67 comments:

  1. I've been wanting to make earrings like this for awhile but have not riveted yet. Thanks for the info and giveaway.

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  2. Riveting is on my list of Things to Learn! This would be a perfect time to start learning it.

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  3. Oh these look interesting and like a whole new area I haven't explored just yet! Would love to be able to play and work with these to expand my skills, I'm a blog follower and subscriber. I can be contacted via retro-grrl@hotmail.com.

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  4. Really pretty earrings! Would love to win!
    datnine2009@hotmail.com

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  5. These look amazing. Thanks for the chance to win and for your great blog which I subscribe to via email jandmmarshall (at) aol (dot) com
    I will also share on the Facebook (Mary Marshall) xxxx

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  6. Wow, great inspiration! Think of the possibilities for these...

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  7. I've been wanting to rivet for a long while. These are adorable earrings. And blanks would be super fun to pound on! Thank you for the giveaway. Really enjoy your site. rocknutzaz@yahoo.com

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  8. It's a riveting topic and one I would like to tap into if I'm fortunate enough to win this great prize. I look forward to your blog each day and always find something inspirational. Your photos are fabulous!

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  9. I love making metal earrings and pendants with cold connection techniques but cutting blanks to match perfectly is a pain. Pre cut blanks would be a God Send so I can just concentrate on the designs rather than the cutting.

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  10. I follow you on GFC and facebook

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  11. It was fun looking over Goody Beads selection and picking out what I could buy with the $50.00. Their anchor beads are so cute and I could go on and on. Thanks

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  12. Yes!! I love these and would be happy to call these my own!!!! Thanks Pearl.
    Carol
    wwwDesigningIt.etsy.com

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  13. I have recently learned how to rivet. I have riveted pieces of PMC to copper to use in earrings and pendants. This kit would help me expand my experience. I also enjoy wire work and would love to see a givaway related to that. I am a follower and subscriber to your blog. I can be reached at derinthompson@comcast.net

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    1. The giveaway is for anything in their store worth a total of $50 - not just riveting! :-)

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  14. Great giveaway! The copper blanks can also be used for enameling. Buying precut blanks sure beats cutting out your own! I'm a blog subscriber and a Facebook follower.

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    1. I agree. Cutting needs even more tools! So buying saves time and effort.

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  15. Its wonderful that Goody Beads gives away these gift certificates!!!!! Please enter me!!!!!!

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  16. Love hammering stuff! So therapeutic! Would love to be entered in the contest!
    Thanks for sharing!
    Denise Kunz

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  17. I would absolutely love to win this. tinareabob@gmail.com

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  18. What timing, I was just thinking about experimenting with etching or coloring small metal pieces! These would be perfect for me.

    suelacroix@gmail.com

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  19. Please enter me in the Goody Beads giveaway! These look amazing and any time I can get my hands on some neat tools its a plus

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  20. Lovely earrings pearl. That center finder looks very handy.

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  21. I like the Goody Beads Company. Have dealt with them in the past. Please enter me in the giveaway

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  22. Love your blog and all of the great giveaways you host. I have been using rivets and screw rivets (Chicago Screws) on leather work for years. Ah Ha Moment, never thought of this use and would love to win and do some experiments for a new look Also order from Goody beads and like there products.

    Subscriber
    FB Follower

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  23. I love Goody Beads. Great prices and lots of variety. I'd love to win this giveaway

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  24. Wow! Those earrings look FABIOULOUS DARLING! I liked the Goody Beads Falls Owl Earring Kit. Owls are so cool. I would like to be entered in the Good Beads Kit Giveaway! Essanders58@aol.com

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  25. Goody Beads is a great company!! I really love the Carribean Kumihimo Jewelry Kit.

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  26. Oh Goody!! Another great giveaway from Goody Beads!!

    Your riveted designs are lovely Pearl! They are so perfectly done and it really shows!

    Goody - Goody - Goody! Now that's not hard to say!

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  27. Greta gdmar@comcast.netJune 1, 2015 at 3:03 PM

    I would love to play with these components! I am a blog subscriber.

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  28. Hi Pearl! What wonderful technique! Thanks so much for sharing this. I took look around Goody Beads I love the Kumihimo Jewelry Kit - Caribbean Sonata. And thanks for the great giveaway!

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  29. I subscribe to your wonderful blog via email.

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  30. Shared on Twitter. https://twitter.com/aggiesmom1/status/605456369718681600
    Thanks again!

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  31. Shared on Facebook! https://www.facebook.com/pk.solberg.1/posts/376294002577087
    Thanks again Pearl!

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  32. Like to do some of these earrings. Very beautifull and I will love to try riveting jewelry. Hope to win these giveaway. Good luck every one.
    I'm a suscriber!
    linda@lalibarte@hotmail.com

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  33. Love the look of the riveted earrings. I'm new to riveting but sure could use the supplies in the giveaway. Contact:jeanbram@gmail.com
    Thanks!

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  34. Great supplies and excellent prices, thank you!
    Happy email subscriber : deb_oro@yahoo.gr
    Shared on Google+ : DESPINA VENETI
    Tweeted : https://mobile.twitter.com/DESPINA_VNT/status/605474243434958848

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  35. Gorgeous earrings! I haven't ordered from Goody Beads yet...would be great to win!

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  36. Very cool. I am a email subscriber and blog follower.
    Alikat2004 on ravelry.com

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  37. I would love to try these,I remember riveting, but not like this!

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  38. This looks like an interesting giveaway. Thanks for the chance to win.
    dragonswing15137@yahoo.com

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  39. I am a blog follower
    dragonswing15137@yahoo.com

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  40. Hi, Pearl –

    I'm one of your longtime email subscribers AND I'm already a very satisfied customer of Goody Beads, so, obviously, I think they well deserve your features!

    I would love to win this giveaway – Goody Beads has SO MUCH good stuff, if I do win, it'll be hard to choose, but I'll force myself. Ha!

    I'm a mixed-media gal and do a LOT of metal work – honestly, sometimes my hands practically scream at me, "Can't we please have a break with some PRE-CUT starters???!!!" So, I know what they'd say, "Get all the pre-cut metal you can!!!!!"

    And these blanks ARE pretty cool, aren't they? No problem with "imperfect" metal, either – by the time I'm done, it doesn't resemble its beginning, anyway – that's the FUN part! Hammer it, texture it, drive over it – YIPPEE!

    Thanks to you, Pearl, and to Goody Beads for this giveaway!

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    1. Thanks so much for your wonderful comment, Deborah. I have sent it on to Goody Beads. I too am a customer - love their Super New Glue!

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    2. You're quite welcome, Pearl – glad you let Goody Beads know of my admiration, too – sad to say, but I'm very BAD at posting product feedback and reviews…so now they know! Thanks!

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  41. What a great contest. Thanks for the opportunity

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  42. This looks like a good bead store.

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  43. I am just learning about riveting and would love this prize. Thanks

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  44. Thank you for this giveaway !

    voltzia@gmail.com

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  45. What a great tool and all those lovely pre cut blanks. The designs are lovely and it would be a lovely prize to win downunder

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  46. I love the flower design, very retro and fun. I follow you on bloglovin,. Share on twitter, Google +, Pinterest and facebook.

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  47. I love the way that they took texturing. They seem to be a good thickness/gauge. I think I need to win so I can really see how well they can take a beatin'- my texturing hammer hasn't had anything to do in a long while.

    mahanlori@plateautel.net

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  48. Wow what a design, love the look. Looking forward to winning, thank you.
    Indiochar@comcast.net

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  49. I have checked out their site and they sure have some fun things!! I would love to win these. I'm a blog follower, FB, twitter.
    Carol
    www.DesigningIt.etsy.come

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  50. Love the Japanese seed beads

    pcoats56@gmail.com

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  51. This looks like a great evening craft to learn. Like the assortment of beads.

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  52. Hi Pearl,

    First off I want to start off by saying that I am a fairly new follower of your site, and so far I love everything about it. I love the posts that you make and all the things I have learned.

    I love Goody Beads and the products that they offer for sale. They have wonderful quality of supplies and an excellent selection of types that they offer.
    I do not get to shop there often or at any supplier for that matter because of being on an extremely limited budget.

    If I won this giveaway honestly I would take a little while to decide what to buy because I would want to make sure my purchase is exactly what I want and will be beneficial in the process of my creating at the time.

    I am just getting into learning how to use rivets and learning how to do cold connections.
    I also love mixed media.
    I have been working with resin as of late, and discovered UV Gel Resin and absolutely love and adore it. It is more costly than 2 part resin but I find it for certain projects that I design that it is a much better fit than 2 part. But I will say it does not work for every design I create. So I do still use 2 part.

    I am also very avid in Wirework and Chainmaille, Bead Work of all different kinds, I am still working on finding my niche with bead embroidery.

    Thank you for having this site and all the useful information that you provide. It is extremely beneficial to any stage of jewelry designer or creator that you are.
    And thank you for this wonderful giveaway.

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    1. Thank you for such a wonderful obviously heartfelt long comment! It is good to try different techniques and different materials as I do in my jewelry making journey which I share with all of you!

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    2. Thank you so much Pearl for taking the time out of your busy schedule to read my comment. I know it was a long one but as you can tell I am extremely passionate about what I do and create and design. Thank you again for the giveaway and I wish everyone the best of luck.

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  53. How cool is this?! I can think of so many earrings to make!

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  54. From the many beauties that Goody Beads has to offer, I would pick some agate round beads and the trendy druzy pendants.
    I am a long time subscriber to your wonderful blog via email acbeads[at]gmail[dot]com.
    I have shared this giveaway both on Pinterest (https://www.pinterest.com/pin/498562621226733654/)
    and my own blog.
    Thank you so much for the chance.
    Ana

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  55. Dremel is great to debur ear wires. A rubber mallet, ball peen hammer, household hammer, chasing hammer and a plastic hammer are the greatest set of tools for jewelry makers.Swanstrom Round Disc Cutter Set helps in the department of cutting. I would love to start learning how to rivet. I would pick an assortment of beads.


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    1. Forgot to put my email - versatileer at gmail dot com

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  56. I am so interested in metal working and this post has some good information for me. Thanks for opportunity to win the prize

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  57. Forgot my email. Peggywhiz@cableone.net

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