Monday, December 12, 2016

Yoola Design's $59 Wire Crochet Ring Kit Giveaway

By on Monday, December 12, 2016 78 Comments

The possibilities are endless with wire crochet designs.  Yoola Design's particular method is really wire knit as the result looks like knitting. But the jewelry and home decor pieces are created using a crochet hook.  Yael Falk is back with a wonderful giveaway of her latest Cleopatra Shield Wire Crochet ring kit.



It comprises of the materials and tools you need to learn how to make this ring and also learn the basic technique.  The instructions are in the form of a PDF AND a video tutorial.


If your New Year's resolutions include learning a new skill, maybe this will be the one?  Check out Yoola Design for other tutorials, kits etc for that holiday money spending!


The wire technique can be used for home decor too.  Check out Yael's adorable new wire crochet Christmas tree ornament tutorial :


I had previously reviewed one of Yoola Design's tutorials and adorned some metal bangles with the wire crochet tubes.   Yael also teaches how to begin the tube without her looms but I have found starting with her orange plastic looms is easier as the foundation stitches are even.

I prefer Parawire's 28G wire for this sort of work as it is the softest I have come across besides fine silver!!  but I didn't have any Parawire in this gauge on hand so I used 28G Zebra wire from Fire Mountain Gems. This brand is fine for wire crochet but note that the silver in particular is not as bright and shiny as that of Parawire's. (see my previous wire review here)


I had trouble with the Viking Knit draw plate  I had back then because the holes were too small. So Yael sent me her draw plate to try. There is a big difference as you can see above.

I actually rolled my first tube for my previous design until it was small enough to go through my draw plate. Not ideal as I had to watch for evenness.  But this time, I could easily draw down by pulling the work through several holes until I got down to the size I wanted.  I like using some waste wire to start with because it doesn't matter if I distort that section when I am pulling it through!



Yael's jewelry style is contemporary. But you can use the wire technique to create different looks of your own as I have done.  I adorned the front section my leather cord necklace with the compressed tube and secured with additional wire coil work.  I also made the wire coil end caps and clasp using 16G wire courtesy of Parawire.  The focal is a cloisonne pendant.




As you can see I added the pendant for color and visual interest.


Yael is teaching at the Polymer Clay Adventure 2017 where she shows how to use her wire work technique combined with polymer clay.

Giveaway
If you'd like to win this giveaway for Yoola Design Cleopatra Shield Wire Crochet Ring Gift Kit worth $59, 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. (The exception is Facebook - just like/comment on the giveaway status there!!)

It ends in a week's time at 6 pm EST Monday,  December 19, 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
I do receive products for review. I also receive a small fee for any products purchased through affiliate links. This goes towards the support of this blog and to provide resource information to readersThe opinions expressed are solely my own. They would be the same whether or not I receive any compensation.

Photography
I used natural light, my iPhone 6S with the camera+ app and the Modahaus TS320/400 tabletop studio as well as their Rostrum stand. In- app editing with final tweaks in Adobe Photoshop Elements. The graduated grey look is achieved with the black background placed under one of the white ones.  Check out my How to Photograph Jewelry Webinar (resumes in New Year).

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78 comments:

  1. Wow! that looks awesome!! love the ring and bracelet together. Very elegant!
    Would look great with a little black dress!
    Merry Christmas!
    Longtime blog reader/email subscriber.
    Denise Kunz

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    1. love the combo of wire and polymer

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    2. I would so love to win this!! I've dabbled in crocheting with wire but have yet to master it. This kit looks amazing! Thank you for the opportunity! Merry Christmas and all the very best for a safe, healthy and prosperous New Year!

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  2. Amazing work! I bought wire from Yoola and it's great quality.
    Also great following Beading Gem, you always discover new people

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    1. Thank you Ana ! glad you enjoy the wires , I pick them very carefully :)

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  3. Well that's a very sophisticated ring, love it. Would love to learn to make it. Blog follower, subscriber and Facebook fan, can be reached at retro-grrl@hotmail.com

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  4. awesome design Yael jewelry is gorgeous. blog subscriber thanks for the chance to win the kit

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  5. Awesome! I love it! Would love to try it!
    Gjrupnow@gmail.com

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  6. love the necklace and the idea of mixing wire with polymer

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  7. I do not do much wire crochet. Would love to try it out. I am a blog subscriber as well. ekennedy0906@gmail.com

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  8. Beautiful and very interesting technique.
    Thanks!
    geri.actor(at)comcast.net

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  9. Looks fantastic. Would love for the kit to be my Christmas present. Rings, crocheting and wire are a few of my favorite things :) Jana

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  10. Yes, awesome! I love the bracelet and would love to have the kit! I have been following your blog for years.

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  11. I have made Viking Knit tubes before but I would love to learn how to make the bracelet and ring shown in your photo. Christine O'Connell cmcoconatgmaildotcom

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    1. BTW Yael also has another tool which creates very viking knit like tubes.

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  12. This would be great to win and I would love to try this out. Christine Waldie cwaldie1@shaw.ca

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  13. I have a set of Yoola's looms and this technique is much easier than the viking knit and more versatile. It is similar to spool knitting, but it is also different from this.
    I am still a novice at this technique but it is addicting once you start and it does take some practice to keep the stitches even. Yael provides so much support as well.
    Little by little I am collecting her patterns. This ring pattern is one on my wish list.
    Lorraine
    lorgonda@yahoo.com

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    1. Lorriane , hello there ! so glad to hear you keep it up and enjoy ti so much, addicting is something many people report, including me ;) im glad you find my support helpful, I really try to do my best!

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  14. I LOVE Yael's tutorials!
    This is one I don't have and would really like to own.
    I find her technique to be fun ans easy, though I will never give up Viking Knit as I think they are very different techniques for very different purposes.

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    1. Kathleen, that is so sweet of you :) !its great to see a familiar face !

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  15. Almost forgot--my email address is
    sis5of11@yahoo.com

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  16. Well of course I'd love to win this!
    Too bad they don't have a spot at the Polymer Clay Adventure up for grabs...

    Now..where did you get that wonderful focal (email me my friend)

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  17. I love doing this type of "viking knit" but so far I have only done the necklace. I would love to learn how to do the ring and bracelet. Her designs are just beautiful. I am truly addicted to this method of making jewelry.

    Thanks Pat
    pjencius@gmail.com

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    1. Thank you Pat , i think you already have the bracelet pattern :) if you lost it , I will be happy to resend it , just drop me a note .

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  18. This looks so neat! I'd love to give it a try myself!

    sarah.m.lawson at gmail dot com

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  19. would love to try it out (via email)

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  20. would love to win this prize - looks very exciting and would love to make something like this - jill norman www.beadbugs.co.nz

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  21. I would LOVE to win this giveaway! As a crochet artist both with beads & without, I'm fascinated with this beautiful technique.

    Thank you for the opportunity to win this. I'm truly hoping I'm the lucky one. lol I never win anything.............

    annegiannelli@gmail.com

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  22. Love working with wire. You can even do this while traveling - no thousand seed beads falling all over the place.

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    1. ha ha , so true ! :) just some wire and a hook , very compact when traveling , but beware, you will get a lot of attentions and strangers will be eager to hear what you are doing

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  23. Beautiful knitting. I love to try.

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  24. My e-mail is chirvasasma@yahoo.com

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  25. I would love to win this ! Thank you for this giveaway,
    voltzia@gmail.com

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  26. Wire crochet looks like something I'd love to try! Great set of materials. Thanks for this great giveaway!

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  27. I'm also a blog subscriber! mbrigham7 at yahoo dot com
    :)

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  28. Would love to learn this technique! I tried around a stick and remember it was not easy, but this looks beautiful!

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    1. It is very different than viking knitting , if this is what you tried , thought im not sure which one is easier or harder , for sure different .

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  29. This is absolutely gorgeous! I would love to broaden my crochet abilities and give crocheting with wire a try. Thank you for this awesome opportunity, much luck to everyone! <3

    KJAumada at Gmail.com

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  30. What an interesting and clever wire work gadget! I love learning new techniques and am so glad I discovered this blog.
    choih_@hotmail.com

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  31. I keep saying that I am going to try crocheting with wire, but haven't gotten around to it yet. I always enjoy your blog!
    dragonswing15137@yahoo.com

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  32. Pearl ! :) generous with compliments as always !! what a lovely oriental design , couldn't explain better how versatile the Invisible Spool Knitting technique is !

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  33. I would like to participate to!! Hi from Croatia :)
    anaznidarec@aol.com

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    1. Welcome Ana to my world of wire crochet :)!

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  34. i love crochet with wire !! this is wonderful !! hope to win the kit and releax with a good tea in rainy day :)

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    1. Perfect for a rainy day ! some projects I can only do on my favorite sofa staring at the pouring rain :)

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  35. contact email: jasmin_2011@walla.com

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  36. I would love to win this. I just started doing wire crochet and I think this would be a wonderful project to work on.
    shelliegordon@hotmail.com

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    1. Sure is Shellie , though you have to know this is not classic crochet , something quite different

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  37. Wow, so much writers. I love the ring but there is no chance to win the kit. Sorry for my bad bad english.
    schhroedter_sonja@gmx.de

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    1. why no chance Sonja ? :) be positive !

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  38. Would love to win this! Thank you for the opportunity!

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  39. I have been admiring Yoola's designs for quite a while now and I am eager to try wire crochet Yoola style.

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    1. Peggy , Then there is no perfect timing than NOW :)

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  40. I always wanted to try this and what better way to try it than to win it!! It would be a nice, no great, prize to win!

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    1. ha ha !~ perfect way to start something is by winning it, I usually don't win anything though... but maybe you will!

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  41. Love this technique and all the wonderful things Yael makes. I would love to try the ring. I have done the pendants and necklace too.

    Ginhuntoon@comcast.net

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    1. Ginny ! it's so great to see you hear! we go back for soooo long :) not sure I saw you on YoolaISK group on FB ?

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  42. Very cool would love to know if I could learn the technique. I'm left handed and ne ear seem to understand the crochet instructions

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    1. I think you will find that this technique would be easier for left handers as you can do the hooking in the opposite direction. The result will be the same.

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  43. I've seen this ring before and really admired the design - I would love to learn how to make this.

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  44. I love this! I also know of someone else that would love something like this for Christmas or anytime! cassandrasudduth@gmail.com

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  45. Wire crochet jewelry looks very interesting. I would love to win your giveaway so I can try this. Thank you, Sandy
    Sand1948@gmail.com

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  46. I would love to win this so I can try this out thanks for the chance!
    sally0630@frontiernet.net

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  47. I'm an email subscriber
    sally0630@frontiernet.net

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  48. Love the creativity and crafting!!!

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  49. I would love 2 win this kit 2 learn how 2 crochet this very I pretty ring:) I follow u on fb twitter pinterest etc.

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  50. Every single item is absolutely gorgeous! :) Thank you for sharing.

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  51. Thanks for the great review, Pearl. For years I've been admiring Yael's work. I always wanted to have a kit. Thanks for doing the giveaway.

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  52. oh this is absolutely awesome! my grandmother loves crocheting! I would totally gift this to her for a new crochet activity to attempt

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  53. I have never seen anything like this, this is so cool thanks for the chance.

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  54. Has the winner been announced? I'm not finding it posted. Thanks.

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    1. Yes indeed! I always announce in a separate post a week after the giveaway - http://www.beadinggem.com/2016/12/winner-of-yoola-designs-cleopatra-wire.html

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