Thursday, July 28, 2011

Make Your Own Hand Stamped Jewelry with Beaducation {Review & Giveaway}

Beaducation{This giveaway is now closed. Congratulations, ctsk!}

When it comes to what is popular in accessories and jewelry, various fads seem to come and go. One day large, shiny bling is what's in, the next day it is simple, understated pieces.

But one type that is universally loved and, as far as I can tell, never going to go out of style is hand stamped jewelry. There is something so much more meaningful and unique and beautiful about those little discs that are personalized just for you. Every time I've visited a new shop that offers them, I see a new design and think of what saying or image I'd like next.

However, instead of spending more money every time you find new hand stamped jewelry only to have to wait and hope that the completed piece will be everything that you hoped for, you can now take creative matters into your own hands and make it yourself thanks to Beaducation.

craft suppliesIf you've ever wanted to make your own hand stamped jewelry but thought that you either don't possess the talent or just wouldn't even know where to begin, Beaducation is the answer. Founded by Lisa Niven Kelly (a pioneer in the hand stamped jewelry industry), this online jewelry-making haven offers all of the tools and supplies that you need... as well as the video classes to teach you all that you need to know.

Whether you are a beginner or a jewelry pro, Beaducation's step-by-step video classes are taught by some of the nation’s best instructors and offer the perfect opportunity for learning the latest techniques. Getting started really couldn't be easier! After watching the Stamping on Metal class and the Stamped Jewelry Design Ideas class (both FREE!) it seemed that all I needed was the equipment to get started.

Fortunately, Beaducation makes that simple as well with their Stamping on Metal Starter Kit.

Beaducation reviewThis kit contains nearly everything you need to get started creating your own personalized jewelry. From the 3/32" Economy Letter and Number set to the stamping blanks to ball chains, the only pieces missing are a mallet and a Steel Bench Block, which Beaducation sent along for me.

After checking out all of the items I have to admit that I felt slightly overwhelmed at first - would I really be able to do this?

hand stamped jewelryHowever, Beaducation has a great online resource in their Create Stamped Metal Jewelry page, which gives all sorts of information about tools and tips as well as links to many of their online videos so that you can really get a sense of the process.

Not only that, the Starter Kit comes with an eight page instruction booklet filled with an explanation of each piece, how to have the proper workspace, using the right tools, finishing your pieces, and step-by-step instructions for spacing, contrast and more that are easy to follow. The whole process really couldn't be easier - simply choose your design and stamp away!

stamping jewelryUsing the copper practice sheet, I played around a little bit while trying to inspire my creativity and trying out tips that Beaducation offered. When it's time time to do the "real thing," it's great to know things such as using painters tape to keep your letters in a straight line (as well as hold the disc in place) and a ruler to find the center of your disc so that the wording is evenly spaced.

jewelry craftingIn pretty much no time at all, my pile of parts turned into my own unique creations that I love! I started simple and made one double-disc design similar to this...

hand stamped jewelryExcept, you know, with my own kids' names

...and then moved on to a layered item because I always love the look of the copper and silver together.

hand stamped jewelryI just need to figure out what stamp to put on the smallest disc! I had such a great time creating my pieces and immediately could see how addictive it could get to be able to make such amazing things right at my own table. How many times have I struggled to come up with a gift for a birthday, Mother's Day, the holidays, a baby shower, etc? With Beaducation's help, now I know that I will always have the option of giving a handmade gift that will be just right!

From stamping tools to letter sets to design stamps, Beaducation has the supplies that you need and the online classes that you'll enjoy. This site has it all for your path to becoming a jewelry artist! And, thanks to their generosity, one person will have to be careful to not get completely hooked as well, because...

One lucky person will win a Stamping on Metal Starter Kit
from Beaducation! ARV $69!


Beaducation giveawayTo enter to win: Visit Beaducation and tell me something that you learned there or why you would like to try this Starter Kit.

Extra Entries (available after the mandatory entry above is completed; please leave a separate comment for each entry in order for them to be counted).

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Giveaway will end on August 18th at 11:59pm CST. Do me the favor of leaving an email address or making absolutely sure it is visible in your profile, I have to have a way to contact the winner. The winner will be chosen by random.org and announced here as well as emailed and will have 48 hours to contact me or respond to notification or a new winner will be chosen. This giveaway is open to U.S. residents only.

A big thank you to Beaducation for providing a Starter Kit and Steel Bench Block for me to review as well as a Starter Kit for one lucky giveaway winner. The opinions shared are my own and honest and if you really need to see more, click here to see how I roll.

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Mariah said...

I learned that these are made in the US by hardened tool steel. I would like the starter kit because I love jewelry making and this would add yet another dimension to my work.

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delaney's mom said...

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I'd like to try this kit because it looks like a lot of fun to create jewelry for myself and my friends and family. What a great idea.
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I would love these, and I love that they have online classes! I've been wanting to do stamped jewelry for a long time. Fingers crossed!

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I learned that I adore the Tiara stamp

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Belly Charms said...

Awesome...I have some stamps and have not even tried them yet. This set would motivate me to do it. Great giveaway.

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I went to Beaducation and learned that they have a huge selection of metal blanks in all sorts of fun shapes.

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As a crafter I would love to be able to make my own jewelry, thanks!
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kelley said...

love these b/c they look fun and easy to make!

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I learned that I have been missing a great resource and new technique. I make beaded jewelry for myself. I have always been intimidated of metalwork and stamping. Beaducation is a fantastic resource for materials, ideas and how to's! I'm off to shop and create!!
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I have been wanting to learn how to make hand-stamped jewelry forever. I love all the tools videos they have.

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This looks really neat. I'd love to use this to make jewelry for friends and family. I am hoping to become more crafty and make unique gifts for people and this would be a great way to start!
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I learned that they teach more than just stamped jewelry. I would use a starter kit to make my own jewelry and for gifts I have always wanted to learn to make these it is never in the budget though. :)

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I visited their site and I would love to have this because I bead and I think this would be a great thing to have to expand my beading skills. I learned they have classes and I would love to take up this skill. Rita Spratlen
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