Monday, February 15, 2016

Yoola Design's $92 Wire Crochet Jumbo Video & PDF Tutorial Giveaway

By on Monday, February 15, 2016 104 Comments

Trying to describe Yael‘s wire technique behind her jewelry and tutorials over on Yoola Design is tricky. Is it wire crochet because it is accomplished with a hook? Yet the results are neat unlike regular wire crochet. The work actually looks like knitted stitches. So I think it is wire crochet knitting! Yael, who is Israeli, says in Hebrew, the same verb is used for both - “sriga”.





Whatever you call it, the results are lovely. I purchased the looms from her before and learned the technique.  You do not need prior crochet experience but does take some practice.  One tip is to start with a 2.5 mm hook to help catch the wire more easily and work your way down. I now use a 1 mm hook.  Yael uses a 0.6 mm!

The 28G wire used must be really soft and flexible.  You can purchase wire from Yael.  Or use Parawire like I did for the pendant design below. I had previously used another type of coated wire which was fine for most purposes. However, there was a distinct difference with ease of use for wire crochet when I switched to Parawire (nothing new with wire crocheting readers!)

I recently  received the Yoola Flower tutorial for review. Although you can make the flowers without a loom, I found using one easier as there is a firm foundation.  The large loom produces a Yoola Flower pendant while the medium loom can be used for earrings.

Yoola Flower Pendant
What I did was to make the large flower. Then took it further with additional wire work for a design of my own. The necklace can be sold if I so wish.  Yael confirms, you are allowed to sell the finished items that are variations and are not exact copies.


If you look at the original wire flower pendant, the outside edge has loops which are very small. That is how they look as they come off the loom.. What I did was use my round nose pliers to open up each of the loops so I had room for wire lashing.

I then made a frame from 18 G twisted silver plated wire ( all wire used was courtesy of Parawire).  I used more 28G wire to lash the flower to the frame while adding little seed beads around the perimeter at the same time. 

I wired the crystal in the center. Then I used crystal Fireline to stitch a flat adapted bezel (i.e. only 1 bead high and worked horizontally) as a decorative element. The pendant was then hung on a blue stitched leather cord (courtesy of Endless Leather).


Yael also has a gorgeous new braided bracelet tutorial out.
Yoola Wire Crochet Braided Design
Giveaway
If you'd like to win Yoola Design Wire Crochet Jumbo Video and  PDF Tutorial Combo of 6  Designs ($92 value) to learn the technique and to make your own jewelry designs,  please make a comment below. Make sure you leave contact info below if you do not have an online shop or blog.

Email subscribers need to scroll down the post they receive, click on Share Comment 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, February 22 , 2016. 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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My photographed designs were taken in natural light using my iPhone 6S, camera+ app and the Modahaus TS320 photo studio. Click here for more information on my How to Photograph Jewelry Webinar.

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104 comments:

  1. Woohooo !!! I'm the lucky first commenter :)
    Pearl, I love so very much your variation of the Yoola Flower Pattern , it was worth the wait .... welldone! and thanks again for writing about my work, you do that with such grace !

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  2. Wow, that's a whole 'nother world of crochet compared to what I learned 8 years ago in a wire crochet course. Beautiful, elegant, rich... I have to revisit this technique, incorporate it into the wire-weaving.

    Barbara
    www.artefaccio.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks Barbara for admitting my wire crochet technique , the ISK ..... try it you'll love it :)

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  3. Pearl...I already have her looms but would love the opportunity to win another as I keep "sharing" mine with others and never get them back. It is addictive. Thanks so much for sharing your version too!

    Ginny
    ginhuntoon@comcast.net

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    1. HaHa Ginny .... I just love imagining my looms circling around :)! and glad to hear you got addicted ....

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  4. This is lovely! And so unusual. I'd love to win this giveaway!

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  5. This would be a great addition to my jewelry making skills. Yes, please, winning this giveaway would be awesome!
    Swillert@new.rr.com

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    1. If you make jewelry then you definitely NEED to win this ;-)

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  6. Beautiful! Would love to learn this skill.

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  7. I LOVE that look. So elegant and frilly looking. Would love to try that myself.

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  8. The most beautiful work that can be done with wire in my opinion! Love love love it. Blog follower and subscriber.

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    1. Wooo Jakki , if you meant my work than thanks and if you meant Pearl's , you are right ! :)

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  9. This is awesome, wow if there is an easier way to do this than the old standard hook and wire I'm there, bring it on!

    Gemgirl50@yahoo.com

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    1. I would say definitely different .... and definitely easy to get great results that are not achievable with classic wire crochet

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  10. I have been eying the Yoola wire crochet designs for a while. How wonderful it would be to win this giveaway.

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    1. I just LOVE hearing people are eying my kits ... i hope you win , but if you don't you know where to find me ;)

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  11. These designs are lovely...I would love to learn the technique. It would be combining my two loves, making jewelry and crochet!!

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    1. Sounds PERFECT for you ! it is a great combination , crochet + jewelry making :)

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  12. I wish I will be the lucky one. I am your newsletter subscriber.

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  14. This is absolutely stunning---so classy looking,esp with the added border of beads and the center design. I have not heard of the Yoola designs so I am definitely interested in checking them out. Thanks for the introduction and the chance to win the giveaway,

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    1. Hey Dragonswing , and I thought anyone in the world heard about me by now .... haha , just joking of course :) nice to e - meet you !

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  15. Beautiful, thank you Pearl. Blog subscriber: pclevenger@gmail.com

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  16. I have seen Yoola's work before. She is an incredible artist. Beautiful and most unique. Pearl, your necklace is outstanding.

    Sheila
    okla4sheila@yahoo.com

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    1. Thank you Sheila! im blushing on my side of the ocean .... and I totally agree, Pearl's necklace outstanding in my opinion too. have a great day !

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  17. Yoola all I can say is WOW! I started crocheting in 1970 and making jewelry in the 80's. I would love to combine both. I am a blog subscriber.

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    1. bless you ! :) ..... hope that sounds ok in english

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  18. Amazing giveaway! I love crochet. This would be a fun addition to skills. mwerner21@gmail.com

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  19. This is so cool! I love how delicate it looks. I'd love to win this. I'm a blog subscriber.

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  20. Oh wow! These look fantastic. I'm learning Viking knit at the moment but would love to move on to this technique.

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    1. I often get asked if my work resembles viking knitting , well ... it's a whole different story :)

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  21. Gail (rgkk4@aol.com)February 15, 2016 at 1:24 PM

    Yoola's designs are so fun!

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  22. I'd love to win this! I'm a blog subscriber. I love your pendant. Yoola's work is beautiful. amazing what can be done with a crochet hook. thank you for the chance.

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  23. Love her work and would love to win.

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  24. Would love to win this. I, too, have been eyeing all of her items. While I don't mean this as a negative comment, because I'm certain that everything is worth the amount that she charges and would love to have it, unfortunately it is over my budget. Drats!!!

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    1. Hey dear, im sorry to hear ... but who knows maybe you'll win :)?
      follow my newsletter I offer great discounts from time to time. or you can start with a PDF only and source the wires and hook locally , wire crochet is a relatively economic hobby, especially compared with beading...

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  25. Yoola, that technique is amazing. I love working with crochet needles but it does always look messy. Yours is tight and uniform. I would love to learn how to do this.

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    1. Hey Kim , you'll love it then! what gives the work the uniformity is the ISK technique ... nothing special about my hands, maybe just a bit of practice

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  26. This is not a style of jewelry I make but i would love to expand my horizons and try it out. The designs look so natural. I loved the way you finished them. www.jemsjewelry.net

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  27. Years ago when I was a knitting machine teacher/designer we would knit cording for many uses in garments. I had heard about using fine wire on knitting machines and never had any to try. This exquisite YooLa knitting looks just like the cording and I would be so grateful to be the winner and revisit my past And tie it into the future. I will want to buy her kit but will wait to see who the winner is��

    Thank you Yael for the opportunity

    I am a blog subscriber Linda C
    Romancestones@centurytel.net

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    1. wooo... then you definitely have to win ;-)

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    2. I am very impressed that a busy woman like you woul read and respond Yael and I thank you for your precious time.

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  28. Wow! I have long admired Yoola's designs. I'd love to learn her wire crochet technique!

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  29. This is gorgeous. Would love to learn how to do this.

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  30. Just tweeted about your post and giveaway.

    https://twitter.com/kayzkreationz/status/699344904783147008

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  31. These are exquisite! I would love to win the tutorials!

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  32. I JUST received her starter set (it was a late Christmas gift) and can't wait to get started!
    This giveaway would be wonderful to win!
    I am a blog follower and I shared this giveaway on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Google+.
    sis5of11@yahoo.com

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  33. What beautiful design! I would love to learn how to do this. Please enter me in the drawing for this great prize!

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  34. These are beautiful and lovely designs. What a great concept to learn.

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  35. Would love to try it. I'm a blog subscriber.

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  36. Would love to win this. What a gorgeous jewelry design. I'm a suscriber
    linda.lalibarte@hotmail.com

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  37. Absolutely elegant!
    I'm a blog subscriber
    rohrerpix@yahoo.com

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  38. Would love to win this. I'm a blog and facebook follower.
    alikat2004 on Ravelry.com

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  39. I would so love to give this a try. These tutorials would be a big help. ekennedy0906@gmail.com

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  40. I would love to learn this technique although I'm not good at crocheting. I am subscribed to the blog and this is my email address:
    pamela.takeshige@gmail.com.

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    1. Can I tell you a known secret Pamela ? i don't crochet at all .... I only know the basic 3 or 4 stitches . my technique only uses a crochet hook but it's very different from classic wire crochet.

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  41. I tried my hand at crocheting jewelry when it first came out years and years ago. I had put it down rather quickly but have thought about it through the years. I would love to win this and pick up the skill! Teresa 8801284@gmail.com

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    1. good idea ! as it is very different from classic crochet and much more "right" for working with wires :)

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  42. I have been working on a "Beautiful Bracelet From Yoola"
    I can't seem to put it down! What A Wonderful Craft. I would Love To Win Yoola's Giveaway. Her Jewelry is "Out Of This World". Thank You for Teaching Me The Skill's. crochetkath@gmail.com By Kath K.

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    1. Wooo Kat that is so great to hear, make sure to post it to the YoolaISK FB group !

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  43. thanks for the chance to win, these are gorgeous
    doineWire at gmail dot com

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  44. Hey Pearl - As a knitter and crocheter for over 50 years, with over two decades of that as a paid professional, I can tell you that it is the form of the fabric itself which determines what we should call it - not the tool we use.

    For instance, fiber knitters use a crochet hook all the time to fix mistakes or snags in their work. That doesn't make what they do 'crochet.'

    The loops attach to each other very differently when comparing crochet and knitting. What Yoola does is knitted wire, made with a crochet hook - it is not crocheted wire.

    Either way, her work is lovely. :-)
    I'm a long term blog subscriber, and glad of it.

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    1. Thanks so much for your clarification, Perri! I will share it in my post after the contest closes so we can all use the correct term - knitted wire!

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    2. I didn't know this artistas, amazing and lovely work. Of course I'd like to learn.... I'm a bog subscribe, and it's been sharedon facebook, G+ and pinterest. Thanks for letting us know about her and her pieces. And for the chance to win!
      anabrabal72@gmail.com

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    3. Hi Perri, nice to e-meet you ! thanks for the kind words :) this debate what is the right term to use has been going on forever .... you can only imagine the reaction of a knitter that buys a tutorial for a "wire knitted pear" fro example and realizes she need to use a crochet hook .... not pleasant at all ... so I always state " This is not the standard crochet you have been used to; trying to find the right wording for it, the most accurate appears to be the ISK, a technique with which you will create designs that look like knitting, while using a crochet hook."

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    4. You too, Yoola I'm happy to get the word out. :-) Most of the knitters I know would take one look at the precision of the loops and *expect* to use a crochet hook. :-)But conversely, the folks I know who only crochet would scratch their heads and say, 'this isn't crochet fabric...'
      Maybe I just hang with a different breed of fiber workers. LOLOL
      I had been wondering for years when someone was going to adapt some of the small gauge machine knitting tools for wire. Those latch hooks are pretty much fancy crochet hooks. Glad you did it. Everyone should have tons of fun with it. <3

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  45. Hi Pearl,
    this looks really exciting - I love working with Knitterd wire in this way - there are heaps of ideas I would love to create - and this would give me the techniques in which to do Just that - so I hope this prize comes to New Zealand - Jill Norman www.beadbugs@ihug.co.nz

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  46. I would like to learn how to make these wonderful pieces of jewelry.

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  47. This is a lovely take on Yoola's design. I've got the kit and have made many of the flower designs of Yoola's, but this just picks it up a little higher. Well done!

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  48. These designs are really unique and interesting! I've done very little knitting or crochet, let alone with wire, so I'd love to learn a new skill like this!

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  49. Wow, those are beautiful, I love them all!! Pearl I so admire you, you always come up with cool ideas!!
    Glenda
    pglenda@yahoo.com

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  50. Love the designs. Especially the earrings. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  51. I Love Your Style Yoola. And would like to learn more & more. I'm learning NOW how "Beautiful Your Style Is".
    crochetkath@gmail.com Kath Kaly

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  52. I would love to win this. I've been dying to learn how to do this with wire for so long. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  53. I was looking for the new technique to wire around cabachons and happy to find Yoola design. Just ordered my first loom and can not wait to start doing it! (Mpet124578@gmail.com)

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  54. I recently bought a kit from Yoola and it's been interesting trying work the technique and keep my stitches consistent. XD

    I would love to enter the giveaway to get my hands on more of her designs in hopes of eventually designing my own~ I wonder if it would be possible to sub out tutorials I've already bought for ones I haven't should luck favor me...

    I am also a follower of your blog <3

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  55. Oh wow, that's beautiful Pearl! Just yesterday I thought about trying to do some wire crochet. I have always wanted to try Yoola's tutorialsand would love to win this!

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  56. So love this style.
    marlene strait
    mlsjewel@yahoo.com

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  57. I LOVE YoolaDesigns!!! I just started on my second project. It is going well so far. Her tutorials are so great and I love learning from here. There is so much you can do with the ISK system. Thanks for a chance to win! (kateyhbf@gmail.com)

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    1. Katelyn.... thanks for the warm compliments :) !!!

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  58. Yoola's designs and artisanship has always been an inspiration to me. I love to do viking knit and french knitting with wires and always interested in trying new techniques. I've read about the ISK method and I've seen the videos. It looks like a great next step for the jewelry medium I enjoy the most. what I enjoy most is learning new techniques then combining them or adapting them to my own style. (whittywire@aol.com). Thank you for your inspiration
    Pam

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  59. Very delicate designs !
    voltzia@gmail.com

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  60. I have an ISK from Yoola and was making simple designs. I would love to expand my knowledge and make more designs!

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  61. I Live To CROCHET & Breath Jewelry. I WOULD "Love To Win Yoola's Giveaway" In over 60 years, I never Won Anything. But To Learn Yoola Style, That's Heaven & SWEETS". crochetkath@gmail.com Kat

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  62. Shared on my personal FB (https://www.facebook.com/perri.jackson/posts/10153918811562179
    and the Shaktipaj Designs FB
    I forgot to mention I am also an FB follower.
    Maybe we can get a few more folks to come check it out and comment!

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  63. Beautiful pieces! I would love to win and learn:christineseverson1@gmail.com

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  64. I would love to learn to do wire crochet! These are gorgeous pieces.

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  65. So Elegant. Time for me to learn a new technique I think!
    pinkpearlgems@yahoo.com

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  66. Pearl , you are so talented. I truly appreciate the fact that you are willing to share...thank you ....I love beading and find it relaxing....

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  67. Beautiful! I've admired Yoola's work for a long time and would LOVE to learn the technique! debdryden.d@gmail.com

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  68. Hi Pearl, This loom will really help my poor hands, developing RA :^( rheumatoid arthritis... thanks for the opportunity to win and your great resource for tutorials Pearl! :^)

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  69. Absolutely love the enhanced Yoola flower design with beads. So many possibilities! Would love the chance to create with this kit! Thanks
    lori_hobson@hotmail.com

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  70. These are absolutely amazing. I would love to get back into wire work and these would be the perfect project to start on. Wow!

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  71. Breathtaking pieces!!! I would love to learn how to make these. tischlerca@verizon.net

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