Sunday, October 7, 2012

A "Classy" Giveaway......

MaryAnn Carroll
I was asked by our Family and Consumer Science Teacher, Elaine, if I would like to teach her Fashion and Design Class (new this year) to make some jewelry. They had already learned some of the basics, so I wanted to teach them something I became interested in shortly after learning to string beads. I thought that teaching some simple earrings using wire might be the trick.

 First, I enameled some small round beat sets for them to choose from.



My plan was to show them a certain way to bend the wire. I had an example with me. Instead, what happened was that they all started bending their own shapes. That saved me some time ;o)


 Next, it was time for some simple hammering techniques....






and some simple patina with Liver of Sulpher .....


And lastly, we have some of their lovely creations just in time for the second class period to end....


So.... since we are in "learning" mode, how would you like to be the new owner of Soldering Made Simple by Joe Silvera. This generous donation is being shared with one of you by our very own Kelli Pope.




We will keep this simple..... Just share your answer to this question-

 "What is one thing that you would like to learn or learn more about?"

Please leave your comment with a contact address. I need to be able to get a hold of you if you are the winner! Feel free to share on other social media sites and let us know you did. If you have other ways to spread the word, feel free to share and let us know about it.

-up to three entries per person- 

As always,

-Thank you for supporting those who create handmade with handmade-

MaryAnn

31 comments:

Erika said...

I have to narrow it down to just one thing? There are so many! Currently I would really like to learn more about using resin to make resin bezel pendants. I've got the stinky two-part stuff from michael's, (my son likes to embed insects in it) but is there an easier formulation?

Mary Hicks said...

For me, metal clay and more resin, too. I have made lots of resin pieces with varying degrees of success. I need work, LOL!

A Polymer Penchant said...

Wow, they did a great job! I'd like to learn how to work well with wire. I think I rushed through learning some and need to go back to the basics!

Christine said...

I would love to learn enameling - soldering is a close second! Thanks for the chance!!

Alicia Coats said...

I'm interested in learning to torch fire enamel, but I have to get used to a torch first and this book would be an awesome start!! alicia (_) coats (at) hot mail (dot) com

Regina said...

I took some classes in metal smithing and i wish is to pursue it further. First I need to start collecting tools and then making some space in my house for a little work bench.... followed by some more classes. That was the plan for 2012 and I have made some progress but not enough.

JoZart said...

I'd love to learn to use solder creatively and not just for practical jointing/joining purposes. Hopefully the book might hold such wonders within?! Thanks so much for the chance and I must add that I love visiting this versatile blog so much even if I don't always leave a comment.
Jo x

Gypsea said...

I would love to learn more about making jewelry that looks vintage. I would also like to learn more about real vintage jewelry. I feel bad taking any apart to make something new since I don't really know what I should or shouldn't mess with.

Shari said...

I really want to try fold-forming metal. I love the look of it. I also haven't quite gotten the hang of soldering -- I need more practice!

Alice said...

Goodness there are so many things I want to learn. But first and foremost I want to learn more about metal---soldering, riveting, patina etc. This would be a great book to own. Thanks for the chance to win!

carolynchenault said...

I like the depth of color in your enamel beads! I would like to learn morea about how to solder different types of bezels.

Ashleigh Becker said...

Soldering! I tried to get into a local class but it was full. Maybe this book would be enough to get me going!!!

Ashleigh Becker said...

I shared on Facebook

Manola Maria said...

I would like to get more into metal working, but the thought scares me a little bit. Especially soldering seems to be difficult. Maybe this book will solve this problem! Nice giveaway!

Christine said...

Unable to get out to take a class, this book is on my wish list to help me learn and progress in soldering.
Your class looks like they had fun with their beads and wire!

Beetique said...

I would like to learn more about soldering the most but there are some other things I would really like to do.

KayzKreationz said...

Although I have several things I'd like to learn more about, I've really been wanting to get more into cold connections AND soldering. I've only soldered once and didn't feel like that was enough to make me comfortable doing it on my own. Would love to win this book.

KayzKreationz said...

Just tweeted about this.

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KayzKreationz said...

Just posted on my facebook page, http://KayzKreationzGlassKreationz

Penny Neville said...

I would love to learn how to enamel! I love the effects that you create with your beautiful beads and they add so much appeal to designs!

Nancy Markosky said...

I would love to take a class in metal smithing. Nmarkosky@comcast.net

freshbakeddesigns said...

I would love to learn how to make a bezel to set a stone, for a pendant or a ring. Thanks so much for the opportunity to win this book because my soldering success is hit or miss so far.

Lucid Moon Studio said...

I want to learn how to solder correctly, so this book would be perfect for me! There are a million more things I want to learn too, but all in time :)

lindalandig said...

I would love to win this book, because one of my goals is to do more metal and wire work. I need to get over the fear of the flame! lol!

Cynthia said...

I really think I'd like to learn soldering! I have taught myself to torch enamel (with the aid of Barbara Lewis' book), so I now have no fear of the torch! I took a jewelry making class years ago, and the torch was intimidating at the time. Now, I think I'd enjoy it a lot more!
I bet those girls enjoyed making those cool earrings!

AliMc said...

Lovely little works of art by your students! I want to learn much, much more about lampworking anf metalwork. ali.mccarthy@hotmail.com

Erin S said...

I would love to learn how to solder, so this giveaway would be perfect for me!
eastrother1@gmail.com

Vicki Mae said...

Soldering is the thing I want to learn next. I have graduated from beading into beginner stamping, riveting, and want to learn so much more. I would LOVE to have your book. I love your style and hope to take a class from you sometime in the future. Thank you.
vicki@vickimaestudios.com

Vicki Mae said...

I have graduated from beading to stamping, riveting, and want to learn so much more. I have wanted to learn to solder for along time know but been a little afraid of it. I would LOVE you have your gift of your book. Thank you so much. vicki@vickimaestudios.com

Rose said...

I am just starting working with metal and have so much to learn. Soldering is the next thing on my list. This book would be a great way to get started! sktngmomat gmaildotcom

Michelle W said...

Soldering is what I have been wanting to learn. I've never done it before and would love to learn!

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