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Sunday, August 23, 2009

GIVEAWAY & TUTORIAL

This is my last week of training for my new job - WOOHOO!!!!
Thursday will be my last day of traveling 130 miles everyday!!!


So...I need to celebrate. I am celebrating by hosting a giveaway, what better way is there to celebrate?? My followers (YOU) are the BEST!!!

How to enter -


1. If you are already a follower - You do not have to do anything!!! You are automatically entered.

2. If you are new to my blog - Become a follower and leave a comment here.

That's it!!!


The rest of the giveaway details will be given at the end of this post.


NECKLACE TUTORIAL










If you are not a jewelry artist or beader but would love to make simple jewelry for yourself or as a gift, this project is perfect for you. I am going to show you how to assemble a necklace. It requires very little tools, supplies or money but will give you the satisfaction of making a beautiful necklace. Of course, you will inject your own style and personality by the pendant and clasp you select.





What you will need:



Chain - 1
Jump Rings - 3
Closure (toggle, clasp, lobster claw, etc) - 1
Pendant - 1
Pliers
Wire Cutters












Measure out the amount of chain you will need to make the necklace the length you want. Cut the chain with the wire cutters.




Open 1 jump ring with your pliers. Make sure you open the ring by twisting sideways - DO NOT open the ring by pulling the 2 ends apart.

Hook the jump ring on the ring of your pendant and close the ring by twisting the 2 ends back together.



Now slide your chain through the jump ring you just placed on your pendant.



Open another jump ring and insert it through the last link on one side of your chain. Place one end of your closure on the same open jump ring that is attached to your chain. Close the jump ring.


Open your last jump ring and repeat - placing the second half of your closure on the second chain end.
That's it!!!! You now have a pretty necklace you can wear or give as a gift. Why not make all your friends a necklace for Christmas?!!!












Every once in awhile you will find a pendant that does not need a jump ring. The chain opening on the pendant will already be in the proper position. This pendant did not need a jump ring but I included the instructions because you will need to add a jump ring to the majority of pendants.
As you can see in the picture below, I have removed the jump ring and just inserted the chain through the pendant opening.




GIVEAWAY DETAILS:


1. The winner will be announced on Sunday - September 6, 2009

2. The winner will receive the necklace that was just made in the tutorial above.

Also, if the winner owns an Etsy shop (or any other shop - Zibbet, Artfire, your personal website, etc), I will blog about your win in a feature and put your Etsy mini on my sidebar :)




Thank you for following my blog!!!

xoxoxoxo

52 comments:

  1. that necklace made me squee it's so cute! Followed you, hoping to win a bit ;) x

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  2. Thank you Yoshi!!!

    Good luck :)

    I will follow you back.

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  3. I love the necklace.That was a awesome tutorial. I am following you blog

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  4. I LOVE that necklace! I'm a follower!!!

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  5. Thank you Expressions and Aloquin :)

    Good Luck!!!

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  6. saw your post on the etsy bloggers' team thread. Now I am following you!
    It IS a beautiful necklace!

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  7. Followed you. saw your giveaway on the promotion forum

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  8. Following:)

    Great necklace!

    http://the3maries.etsy.com

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  9. I love the giveaway/tutorial combo - fun!
    Welcome to the team btw :) I am now following you...now I sound all stalker-like :P

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  10. im following now! love the post! and the giveaway! its a good one! hope i win! :) thanks!
    you can contact me at waitingonchrist@yahoo.com if i win. thank you again!

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  11. Splendid Little Stars - Thank you!

    godsgirlzora - Thank you for entering.

    The3Maries - Love your blog.

    TiLT - Thank you, I felt that combo was different. Thank you also for the welcome!!! I am thrilled to be an etsybloggers member.

    I am off to follow my new followers :)

    If you leave a comment here (after this comment of course) please understand I probably will not be able to respond until next weekend. Just know that you are entered in the giveaway, I will follow you back and I appreciate each and every one of my followers :)
    xoxoxox

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  12. Great tutorial!
    I'm following your blog :)

    Glad to hear your training is almost done!!!

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  13. I'm following!!
    www.paintingpam.etsy.com

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  14. Yay! You're back! I thought you'd never return from your busy schedule ;)

    Fun contest!

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  15. Love love love the necklace, am now following you. Great giveaway!

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  16. Hello, leaving you a comment because you have a beautiful blog. Interesting posts and great pictures. Thanks a lot. Best wishes & have a great week....

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  17. Very pretty and unique-- I don't make jewelry but can definitely appreciate the workmanship and care that goes into these creations.

    Thank you for the opportunity!

    secretcake (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  18. I am a follower :) Lovely necklace!!

    http://petitekrottcreations.blogspot.com/

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  19. Thanks for the tutorial and giveaway:) I blogged about it: http://hmgiveaways.blogspot.com/2009/08/bare-moose-tree-pendant-until-96.html

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  20. i am a follower! love the tutorials...you make it seem so easy! the necklade is adorable! thanks for the opportunity :)

    meredith(dot)targarona(at)gmail(dot)com

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  21. I now follow your blog. And good luck on the new job!

    contact@liquidambarstudio.com

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  22. great tutorial and necklace - please count me in!

    ThisYearsGirl.etsy.com
    JanuaryWish at verizon dot net

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  23. Wow, I love that necklace. I've always had this thing that my life was like a tree and a black bird always flying to the left so when I saw this I just had to enter.

    I'm now following you. :)

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  24. I am following your blog! Thank you for the tutorial!

    cac922@cccb.edu

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  25. I'm new! I love this instructional post. It's so cute. Please enter me in the giveaway!

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  26. Pretty! I'm now a follower.
    Ladytink_534(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  27. I must have that necklace!!!!!! Thanks for sharing all your knowledge :0)

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  28. Thanks for posting this tutorial! I'm a follower.

    aikychien at yahoo dot com

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  29. chatted with you in the forums. hope to win, love the necklace :)

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  30. Your blog is great! Neat contest with the tutorial!

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  31. Thanks so much for the fabulous giveaway - I would be SO thrilled to win...I am a huge bird lover! Also, I am following your blog (username Nelsby).
    Thanks!
    Aimee
    sierranelsby (at) gmail (dot) com

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  32. Great tutorial! And luckily I already follow you!

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  33. Great tutorial and beautiful necklace. I'm now following you. I bet you won't miss that travelling! I go 40 miles a day and that's enough.

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  34. Hi! Pretty necklace and great tutorial. I follow your blog now.

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  35. Great tutorial!
    I follow your blog now

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  36. Very nice tutorial!


    Thanks!


    http://christiecottage.blogspot.com

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  37. That's a great step-by-step tutorial. You should write a book :)

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  38. Thank you all so much for entering the giveaway and following!!!!

    Just one week left :)

    I wish I could afford to give all of you a necklace!!!

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  39. Great fun - beautiful necklace!

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  40. Beautiful giveaway thanks!
    I am now following your blog.
    findikim@gmail.com

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  41. I'm no beader so yeah, I think i can definitely do this :) thanks for the chance!

    katch05 at gmail dot com

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  42. Sometimes the simplest projects are the best!

    I'm a new follower. =)

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  43. i just signed up to follow your blog! beautiful necklace!! AND...it's my birthday on friday, maybe i'll get lucky and win this! :) take care!!

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  44. oh What a find! This is a interresting blog!!

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  45. Thank you for the details instructions on how you made the prize. Very interesting! Please count me in and congrats on your new job.

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  46. Following you! Pretty tree necklace!! happy blog!! :)

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  47. Following!! What a great necklace! Fingers crossed!

    Have a great weekend!

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  48. Thank you all for your wonderful comments!!
    You have awesome blogs, I have really enjoyed reading them.
    I will contact the giveaway winner tomorrow:)

    xoxoxoxoxo
    Janet

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