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Yoola Design's Wire Crochet XXL Medium Loom and Mandala Tutorial Giveaway

Yael Falk of Yoola Design calls her technique ISK (invisible spool knitting) although she also refers to it as wire crochet. The loops are created with the help of a fine crochet hook. Whatever it is called, the method created even stitches with the help of plastic looms.  Yael has introduced two much larger looms to create mandalas for home decor!  I love effect created by the different colored wires. You could even try wiring small beads for unique designs.


The XXL Medium loom and its companion tutorial are both offered for this giveaway!  BTW all readers are offered a special 15% discount :   BGYOOLA15.

The tutorial covers how and when to decrease, making large stitches, as well as how to change wire colors. 

Mandala pictures aren't the only things you can make with the larger looms.  This bowl was created by Ruth Kraicer :


No matter what loom you use, the technique like yarn crochet, knitting and other forms of repetitive crafts is particularly soothing to do.  However, if you are new to it, it will take some practice.  Start with larger hooks - say 2 mm and you can work yourself down to 0.6, 0.75 and 1.0 mm hook sizes.  The larger hooks will help you catch the wire. I can now work with the 0.6 mm fairly fast but I still like the 1.0 mm hook size.

Her shop sells finished jewelry as well as  supplies, tutorials only and kits (combinations of supplies, tools and tutorials).  Another great thing to note! Yael changed her terms of use recently. So you are now allowed to use her exact designs to sell, provided that you credit "YoolaDesign" and include a link to the pattern’s web page at Yooladesign.com or a general link pointing to the site!  Previously, you could only sell variations of her designs. This was my derivative from a while back :


I've also been exploring using the smallest loom for a wire crochet tube.  I created this design using the drawn out tube as a bezel for a large Cloisonne wire work pendant.  I used my favorite TierraCast end caps and Zodiac charm which I received from Tierracast for review awhile ago. You can tell I was in a wire scrolling mood!


In retrospect, I could have omitted the clasp as the necklace is long enough to put over the head!


I could not draw down the tube to the lowest hole in the draw plate.  This tube was created with 28 G wire which is the recommended one for ISK work. Something to experiment for the future - using 30 G wire? (Note, while it is possible to use 26 G wire, it is hard going, so stick with 28 G in general).



A favor please?  If you have bought any of Yoola Design tutorials before, could you please rate  any one of the following tutorials on this page?



Giveaway
If you'd like to win Yoola Design‘s  XXL Medium loom and its companion tutorial (total value if $55), 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.  (The exception is Facebook - just like/comment on the giveaway status there!!)

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, May 1, 2018. 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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Photography
I used natural light, my iPhone 6S with the Camera+ app and the Modahaus TS400 tabletop studio my final product photography. Check out my How to Photograph Jewelry Webinar .

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31 comments:

  1. How cool. I would love experiment with wire and the loom. What a fabulous tool.

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

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  3. This looks very interesting. Would love to give it a try.

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  4. oh my goodness what a beautiful option. Yoola is inspiring! blog subscriber at auravisionrose@ peoplepc.com

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  5. I've done a lot of wire crochet but never like this! Love it.

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  6. I learned this technique when i was a kid, with yarn: your piece looks great. i'd like to try it with wire.

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  7. OH! An international giveaway, Thank you and Yael. I have many of the tutorials but not yet the latter looms All the tutorials are great, special the videos and Yeal is always very quick to answer any questions she is very very nice. Thanks both for the chance.
    I follow your blog for a while through the Feddly.com but I think that doesn't count.

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    1. Sweet Meri :) ! thanks for the kind words !

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    2. Meri - following my feed does count!!

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  8. I have had several of her kits and tutorials in my Etsy cart for almost a year hoping my budget would allow me to purchase. I make my own twisted wire beading needles from an endless spool of 32 gauge wire and am curious to see if it can be used with her looms.

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    1. Haa... !!! almost a year ! :) you must be a very patient person . if you follow my newsletter you will see occasionally special offers to make it easier on your budget, and keep in mind you can start small. dont hesitate to contact me if you need advice !

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  9. I won one of the last giveaways. While I found it interesting, the one that I did win was way beyond my skill level. It looks as if the mandala would be easier to do. Please enter me in the giveaway.

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    1. Wayne ... you are here :) keep in mind you can always ask or my help, or the YoolaISK clients community on facebook

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  10. This looks very interesting and I would love to give it a try.

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  11. I have been wanting to try this and would love to win! Thank you for the giveaway. I enjoy your tutorials.

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  12. I have been using the original set of smaller looms for close to 2 years & really enjoy this technique. Yael (Yoola) has very concise instructions for using the looms in her tutorials. These larger ones have been on my shopping list since Yoola had introduced them in her newsletter. As one of beadinggem.com's subscribers I really appreciate all the different and varied tutorials and articles you bring to our attention. Thank you Pearl for all the information and these wonderful giveaways you sponsor.
    Lorraine Gonda
    lorgonda@yahoo.com

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  13. Nice giveaway ! I like the idea of using it for setting , like the nice pendant you made ..

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  14. This looks amazing and functional, too! I would love to win this!

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  15. Wow, kinda like a viking knit...intriguing. Blog follower: zoowatcher10@yahoo.com. FB Follower

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  16. Thank you for the chance to win, Pearl.

    victoria_farrell at hotmail.com

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  17. I love all of her designs - whether using the loom as a mandala or as a chain, it's all fun and different! I've tried wire crochet, but this looks like it could give a totally different look. It will be fun to try!

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  18. This giveaway is great! . Thanks a lot. I would love to win

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  19. Great giveaway there's hoping I have a chance to try this interesting technique

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  20. Pearl :) !
    Thanks for sharing my wire crochet art and jewelry with your wonderful audience.
    and thank you yourself for experimenting with my technique ! its an honor !:) I'm always happy to see how you combine it with other techniques, to create something completely different from my designs, completely yours.

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  21. OMG! i am so inerested in this!! i so would like to learn how to crochet with wire.
    https://www.facebook.com/1SoVeryTwisted/?ref=bookmarks

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  22. This would be fun to try. I have some ideas already. Fingers crossed. Thanks.
    a.p.brad@rogers.com

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  23. Ooooohhh!! I've always wanted to try the loom work but never quite gotten around to it! This looks like an ideal way to start if I were to be lucky enough. I'm at retro-grrl@hotmail.com and I'm a blog follower, subscriber and facebook fan of course. Fingers crossed!

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  24. Pooh I've always wanted to try loom work but never quite gotten around to it! This looks like it'd be a great way to start if I were to be so lucky! I'm at retro-grrl@hotmail.com and I'm a subscriber, blog follower and facebook fan of course. Fingers all crossed!

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  25. Looks really fun and relaxing.
    Brandaleia@gmail.com

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  26. This looks interesting! Would love the chance to try it. Thank you.

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  27. I would love to try this out. The results are amazing!

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