Monday, April 18, 2016

Yoola Design Wire ISK Kit and Tutorials Giveaways

By on Monday, April 18, 2016 101 Comments

Yael Falk of Yoola Design is back with another fabulous giveaway - well in time for Mother's Day! This time one of her wire ISK kit as well as 5 PDF Tutorials (runner up prizes) are up for grabs.  As you know from the giveaway earlier this year, her wire technique generates knit stitches but uses a crochet hook.  It saves a lot of confusion if you use Yael's term ISK (Invisible Spool Knitting).



Yael started off as an industrial designer based in Israel.  She says her main design concept is  “Less is more”. She added  "I wish I could design with air, but since I can’t, I use thin, delicate wires to create clean, geometric jewelry that in some designs “cages” air."

I featured her work several years ago. Later on,  I bought the basic loom kit. It took me some practice before I could produce even stitches and do it quickly...but not as quick as Yael!

There are many combinations of tool, wire and tutorial (pdf and/or video) kits available today.  The main giveaway prize is this kit which includes not just the little looms but the draw plate and the crochet hooks.  5 other lucky readers will win a PDF tutorial each.  You can check out her wire crochet tutorials selection.

This time round, I had fun with this wire crochet tube necklace tutorial shown below.  But instead of creating a necklace, I used the tubes to adorn Nunn Design bangles in antique silver and gold!!

Wire Crochet Tube Necklace PDF
I do not have a Yoola Design draw plate - hers is better as it has bigger holes to start with. It took some effort to roll the tubes I created to make them a little smaller before I pulled them through my wooden draw plate which I usually use for Viking knitting.

I anticipated some wire tube distortion while doing this. So I made sure I created sections before and after the tube with some waste wire.



As you can see, I attached the condensed knitted wire sections with wire coiling onto the bangles. The resulting mesh was pleasing.  You could do this with Viking knit but it won't be as dense as these.


It is important to use soft wire.  28 G is best.  I used gold, silver and antique bronze - all courtesy of Parawire.  I only had 26 G in antique bronze. It was thus more difficult to reduce the tube down in size. If you compare with the silver and gold, the mesh is not as delicate, either. But I still like it!!


Giveaway

If you'd like to win a Yoola Design ISK Kit or one of 5 PDF tutorials,  please make a comment below. Make sure you leave contact info below if you do not have an online shop or blog.

There is also a discount code you can use to get 5% off any item in her store.  Use Yoola5 .  One use per person. Ends May 1, 2016.

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. (The exception is Facebook - just like/comment on the giveaway status there!!)

It ends in a week's time at 6 pm EST Monday, April 25, 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!

Disclosure

Photography
I used natural light my iPhone 6S with the camera+ app and the Modahaus TS320 tabletop studio for final jewelry photographs.  To get the graduated grey backgrounds , I put the black sheet behind the white. The workshop picture was taken in artificial light in my windowless basement studio.  Check out my How to Photograph Jewelry Webinar .

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101 comments:

  1. Glenda RutherfordApril 18, 2016 at 8:53 AM

    That is very pretty. Thanks for the chance of winning it!! I follow your blogs faithfully!
    Glenda R.
    pglenda@yahoo.com

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  2. Oh yes I'd love love love to learn this skill! Looks amazing although tricky. Blog follower and subscriber, I can be reached at retro-grrl@hotmail.com. Fingers n toes crossed!

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  3. Tamara... mshugana@gmail.comApril 18, 2016 at 9:05 AM

    I am in love. I love working with wire...to start with a straight piece of wire and turn it into anything your imagination can come up with is so exciting. Her pieces are exquisite.

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    1. ha ha Tamara . I know exactly what you mean... its magical !

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    2. Every day there is a new design using your basic instructions. So many people, so many different designs. Love this one too!

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  4. Brilliant, I'd love to learn how to do this!

    jgreen0521@gmail.com

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  5. This technique looks amazing, I'll love to be able to try it! I haven't seen it done in my country, Colombia, so it'll be great to win this prize. Thank you so much for sharing this technique, as usual your blog is full of awesome information!

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  6. I would like to try something new.
    Very interesting and looks cool! Natalia
    natalia8152@gmail.com

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  7. I LOVE it. Not sure if I can do it but very unique. Hope I win :)

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    1. Of course you can Tina, now previous knowledge is required .... :)

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  8. This looks like so much fun. I'd love to learn how to do this.

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  9. Just tweeted about your post and giveaway.

    https://twitter.com/kayzkreationz/status/722058523358539777

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  10. Thank you for this giveaway !
    voltzia@gmail.com

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  11. What an exciting giveaway! Thank you! spinningjenny57@hotmail.com

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  12. Very interesting. Thanks
    Blog follower
    marlene strait
    mlsjewel@yahoo.com

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  13. Love getting this blog in my e-mail! What an interesting technique would love to delve into it!! Thanks for the chance!
    keri687@gmail.com

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  14. How beautiful, I have started this technique but do not have this product to make it easier to enjoy the process. That would be a nice addition to my jewelry making excitement,I am having a great time time exploring all the great artwork that goes into Jewlery making.

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  15. Love this too! My friends do this and I have wanted to.
    Thanks for the chance!
    I pinned it
    https://www.pinterest.com/pin/365987907199861217/
    Am a blog subscriber and a FB follower.
    Another home run Pearl!
    zanc@icloud.com

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  16. Have been wanting to try this. Love your bracelet designs!

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  17. I LOVE Yael's kit and technique! My daughter got me a basic kit for Christmas and I've been practicing and am FINALLY starting to get it!
    I would really enjoy having more of her tutorials--or even another kit, but, to be honest, I'd rather win a tutorial prize. Lol.
    I follow via email so I NEVER miss one of your posts!
    sis5of11@yahoo.com

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    1. so glad to hear you are enjoying you Xmas gift :) ! there are 5 runner up patterns winners , so the chances are great ;) !

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  18. Would love to win. I have tons of wire that I have been accumulating for viking knit and kumihimo. Would love to learn something new to even begin to start to use it all up. But I guess that's what stashes are for.

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    1. ha ha , tell me about having tons of wires ... but note that for the knitting I only use 28 gauge , the rest as Pearl hase so talently showed us you can use heavier wires .

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  19. thank you for the neat ideas! i'd love to win the kit as a chance to explore further!

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  20. I love Yoola's products and tutorials!

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    1. Thanks Carolina ! it warms my heart to hear this :)

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  21. I love this idea and can't wait to try it. I hope I win! I follow your blog and love it! misserie33@gmail.com

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  22. blog follower on Yoola newsletter and Facebook page but haven't saved the money for her kit yet. I would love to win one. auravisionrose@peoplepc.com

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    1. woohooo ... then you HAVE to win ! I wish I could just send everyone kits ;)

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  23. Those 3 look fab together Pearl! And what a perfect pic to use as a display if you were selling them.

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    1. I thought so too ! they look brilliant !

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  24. Beautiful jewelry, would love to try this out. I have the viking kit but this looks more varied in what you can do. I hope I win it!

    Pat

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    1. very different form viking knitting .... small movements & delicate wires

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  25. Knitting with wire - how cool is that!!! I would love to win this amazing kit and start knitting up a storm!

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  26. I would love to win.

    Jkclememts37@gmail.com

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  27. I love her patterns with wire crochet and Viking knit! Thanks for the opportunity to win!
    Tami Vance ttangles!yahoo.com

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  28. lovely jewelry technique. Love to win this thank to give me a chance to win. I'm a suscriber

    linda.lalibarte@hotmail.com

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  29. That drawplate is really interesting, and I love the look!
    Thank you for giving the opportunity to win it!

    Cathy thesauciestwench@yahoo.com

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  30. Would love to try this out. Thanks for this opportunity to try to win one of Yoola's give aways. Loved the bangles.
    Alex B

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  31. I am a follower , and would love to have a chance to try this technique , the bracelets are so nice ... But I am not sure I would be able to do anything of the kind !

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  32. I would love to learn how to use the wire ISK Kit. Thanks for the chance to win the giveaway.
    mjhmayoral@gmail.com

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  33. I love her work!
    sperl234@yahoo.com

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  34. I would love to learn a new skill. Thanks for the giveaway. tdm6926@bellsouth.net

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  35. Awesome jewelry!

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  36. So need to learn to do this. Even if I don't win, I am still going to learn it, but I would love to win. Who wouldn't. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  37. Dying to try out Yoola's technique! Thanks for the giveaway! I'm a blog follower and follow on facebook. arienna_elf at hotmail dot com

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  38. I sooo want to win this kit and learn how to do this. Her work is marvelous. Just tweeted about it again.

    https://twitter.com/kayzkreationz/status/722267326570057728

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  39. Love Viking knit and would love to try Yoola's technigues. I am a Facebook follower, and I look forward to your blogs in my inbox. Thanks for a great giveaway. tigers628@hotmail.com

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  40. You are one of my favorite designers. I've learned Viking knit, but you take it to the next several levels!! Thank you!

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  41. Wow! Gorgeous. I really like the use of the technique as an accent on the bangles.

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  42. Those are very nice designs.

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  43. I finished a Bracelet & Gave it to my Daughter for her Birthday. She LOVES THE BRACELET!! I would like to win This For Her. She has Always been Good to Me. She's one of a Kind with a Big Heart.But were on a fixed income. (Retired) & I would like VERY MUCH To Give Her One. She's My Whole World. Thanks for your U TUBE Video. It is "THE BEST". Sincerely, Thank You For Giving Me A Chance. crochetkath@gmail.com

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  44. Beautiful bracelets! I'd love to win this or anything from Yoola. I'm a crocheter both thread & bead crochet, which I love. I'd LOVE to win this and learn this technique.
    I'm a blog follower and I pinned this on my giveaways Pinterest page https://www.pinterest.com/pin/501518108485791882/

    Thanks for the giveaway.

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  45. Love this post and her work. Just tweeted again.

    https://twitter.com/kayzkreationz/status/722466188119310336

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  46. hi, i would love to win the kit, i have been looking at yoola for a while and i think that yael invent something very specials and her jewelry very unique, iv been doing beads jewelry for a while and will be very happy to learn this technique. thanks, merav email:meravlerner2@gmail.com

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  47. Yoola is so talented and brilliant! I purchased her kit a while back and my son got into it and haven't been able to find since. Thank you for this awesome opportunity. Paperxpressions@gmail.com

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    1. Becca.... your son took your Starters set ? :) I'm flattered ..... !

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  48. Oh I would love to learn her techniques Very modern lady.

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  49. I would love to win a starter set. The technique is facinating, intricate and beautiful. I can't crochet or knit but would very much like to learn ISK and have been admiring the website and all the facebook entries. Best regards, Diana
    simeonovadiana@yahoo.co.uk

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  50. My first comment doesn't appear, so I'll repleta it. i just received today the wire spools offer from Yoola, so this would be a great way to start using them. I'm a Facebook fan and I'm suscribed to the newsletter, and have shared on Facebook and G+. Willing to learn!
    anabrabal72@gmail.com

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  51. Beautiful work! Please include me in the giveaway.

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  52. Thank you for the inspiration. The embellished bracelet is a good way to start, later working up to a larger project.

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  53. It would be great to get a chance to try the real device. Until now I have been improvising :)

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  54. I would love to win this for my daughter.

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  55. Thank you for the giveaway. Your work is gorgeous and I would love to add this skill to my crafting "toolbox" :)

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  56. Ooohhhh! I love the earring kit I alraedy have & this kit would be a superb addition. Yoola is an inspiration.

    Pearl, you do so much for the beading/jewelry community & I thank you! I enjoy following your blog & Facebook posts.

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  57. Totally loving this. Just tweeted again.

    https://twitter.com/kayzkreationz/status/722918418173693955

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  58. I'd love this! The bracelets are beautiful!

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  59. Beautiful! And such great information and tips in this post for someone like me who is new to it all.
    Thanks for the giveaway - my fingers are crossed. Excited to continue learning your technique.
    mbrigham7 at yahoo dot com

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  60. Love love love the bracelets! Thanks for the giveaway.

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  61. I would be happy to win a starter kit, I love the work of Yoola, thank you for the opportunity you give me

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  62. I would be happy to win a starter kit, I love the work of Yoola, thank you for the opportunity you give me

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  63. Just pinned this to one of my boards.

    https://www.pinterest.com/pin/537195061784784326/

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  64. So yummy! I love learning new wire techniques!

    leguyader@q.com

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  65. My birthday is coming soon. Hope this will be my gift. I am blog subscriber.

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  66. After reading your description of this product, I'd LOVE to win it, Pearl!!!!!

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  67. I would love to acquire this technique as I love the look!
    crochetycat@cox.net

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  68. I would love to get that kit. It looks so delicate and feminine.

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  69. I would love to win this thanks for the chance to win.
    sally0630@frontiernet.net

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  70. I am a blog follower
    sally0630@frontiernet.net
    pinterest.com/sally0630
    Facebook
    Sarah Scott Oswald

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  71. Thank you for your blog and this giveaway. I love having exposure to ideas and resources that I would not otherwise know about. rubydeluna@zoho.com

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  72. Bracelets, Bangles ETC.
    I love your U Tube & Website, Maybe Some time you'll have another Give Away & I can Give It To My Daughter. She "Loves The Things I made For Her. Your The "Best"

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  73. This is so awesome. Love her work. Tweeted again.]]https://twitter.com/kayzkreationz/status/724073861478670336

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  74. Wow! This looks amazing. I purchased Yoola sunflower pattern some time ago and it was fun to make (after some practice). I would love to try the tube design as well. Thank you for a chance to win the kit. wishbonediaries@gmail.com

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  75. Loving this and keeping my fingers crossed. Tweeted again.

    https://twitter.com/kayzkreationz/status/724419199079079937

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  76. Amazing technique :D I would really love to try myself in it :) (Blog: 4kajko.blogspot.com, fb: www.fb.com/4kajko)

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  77. This looks like so much fun. Have tried wire crochet, wasn't happy with my pieces. Would love to try this. Tweeted again.

    https://twitter.com/kayzkreationz/status/724584868357664770

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  78. The bracelets caught my eye. I would love to learn how to do this. Thanks for offering this great giveaway!

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  79. So clever! I have done Viking knit ....and would love to try this!

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  80. This looks fabulous. Would love to win!

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  81. Your bracelets are beautiful. And I'm a fan of Yoola. Would love to win the ISK kit! Thanks for having the raffle.

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  82. Хорошее сочетание цветов проволоки и дизайн браслетов. Прекрасно смотрятся вместе. Очень хочется выиграть! В Республике Беларусь о такой технике еще не знают)))
    email: nata6a_moon@mail.ru
    https://www.facebook.com/natallia.panfilovich
    Спасибо большое за идеи для творчества!!!

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