I first came across Marilyn Gardiner when I stumbled upon her free chain maille making tutorials on her site and shared some on my blog. After I moved to Ontario, Marilyn was one of the first people to welcome me to the Grand River Bead Society which I had joined.

Viperscale Bracelet in Jeweler's Bronze (Advanced Kit)
Marilyn and her husband Brad are the driving force behind their innovative chain maille kits and jump ring supply business.  A retired teacher and a machinist respectively, their adventure after their conventional jobs ended capitalizes on their interests and strengths. Marilyn loves making jewelry from beads and jump rings and she is married to a man who can make quality jump rings!

Diamonds and Pearl Necklace in Argentium Silver (Beginner Kit)
They travel to shows in both Canada and the US.  Marilyn also teaches at these places as well as in some shops and privately.

Beaded Lace Bracelet in Copper (Intermediate Kit)
Shown here are some of my favorites from Marilyn's extensive range of chain maille jewelry kits where you get everything you need for each project. These kits are available in different kinds of metals - argentium silver, sterling silver, sterling silver filled,  jeweler's bronze (looks like gold but without the price tag), copper and enameled copper.

Japanese Origami Bracelet in Sterling Silver (Beginner Kit)
Marilyn teaches to all skill levels which is reflected in the different kits she has available.

Barrel of Pearls Bracelet in Copper (Beginner to Beginner Plus Kit)
If you'd like to win a $50 gift certificate from Marilyn,  please make a comment below. Make sure you leave contact info if you do not have an online shop or blog.

The certificate is good for online shopping, at a show, or for a class.

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,  April 29, 2013. 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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