May 18, 2010

Birthday Week Book Giveaway #2 and Winner announced

AUNTIE ANNIE!! Yippeeeeee! Congratulations!! 
Contact me and I'll need your address to send your awesome book!





The second book I'm reviewing, and giving away is Metalworking 101 for Beaders by Candie Cooper! I have this book in my collection. I refer to it not only for techniques but also it's a great source of inspiration. Just look at the cover! All of the projects include the most beautiful phographs! I don't know a lot about metalworking and am hoping to get into a bit more in the near future and I'm glad I have this book on hand to teach me some of the basics. The front section is all about different tools and materials that you need to get started. Want to learn how to hammer metal? Cut with a saw? Instructions are clear and easy to understand for these and lots of ther creative techniques. I love how Candie formulated a book that can appease the metalworker and the beader, all in one! 

All you have to do is Leave a Comment on this post, and tell me
What Metalworking technique would you want to learn, and why?

I will pick a random winner Tomorrow, Wednesday May 19th, around 4pm.
I will announce the winner and also tell you about the next book giveaway!!

80 comments:

  1. Oh cool! Well, since I know how to cut and rivet so far, I guess the next thing I would like to learn is how to make my own bezels.

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  2. Looks like an awesome book! Stick me in the hat please!

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  3. I would like to learn bezeling sea glass and other lovely treasures! Thanks for the chances to win these awesome books!

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  4. I have wanted this book forever!

    I want to do more with flame. Torching metal is so satisfying. I have sawed, riveted and stamped. But when I took that class in 2008 with Susan Lenart Kazmer we did such cool things with the Mapp gas torch. I am just chicken to try it again!

    Thanks for sharing, and on your birthday, no less!

    Enjoy the day!
    Erin

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  5. soldering! I am dying to learn! But I am chicken to try it. I don't want to buy a bunch of equipment and supplies and then find out I suck.
    Erin

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  6. I do know how to solder, it was my profesion for years ......I soldered circuit boards for many years, but I would love to learn to solder silver, and to make my own findings, among other things on my list that I want to learn, I think metal work and lamp working have to be at the top of my to learn list.....would love to add this book to my collection, it does look like it is full of inspiration

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  7. Congrats to Auntie Annie! Lorelei, what wonderful giveaways you are doing this week!! I would love this book! Please add my name to the pot for this one:) I am currently taking PMC classes and have begun to realize that basic metal work is going to go hand in hand with it! Apparently I am going to have to conquer my fear of fire and learn to solder!!! Thanks so much:)

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  8. What a great book to have. I would like to learn more soldering techniques and ideas. Thanks for the opportunity!

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  9. Congratulations Auntie Annie! Now, this looks like a fabulous book... I would love to learn how to make bead caps and soldering:) My technique needs, well... polishing!
    Thanks for this other great giveaway! Hope you're having a great birthday:)

    Patricia

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  10. Congratulations to Auntie Annie! Wow, this book makes me very happy! I'm really interested in learning how to make my own bezels and rings - this book would definitely be a step in the right direction. :D

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  11. I haven't done much metalworking at all so I have much to learn, but love the hammered look!

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  12. I would love to get more comfortable with soldering :)

    The book looks great!

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  13. Happy birthday Lorelei!
    Onya Auntie Annie great prize!
    I would like to learn soldering and how to cut and manipulate metal and buy more cool tools I won't lend to my husband.
    Thanks for the give away

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  14. I'd love this because I'm learning metal working and would like to learn more. I'd love to learn how to make bezels! Happy Birthday!:)

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  15. Hello again Lorelei :0)
    I would enjoy learning to rivet. I have basic skills in wire wrap and also a smattering of soldering- though not as confident as I should be. I need more practice. I think the cold connection skills would be fun !!! Warm appreciation and big hoooorrray to Auntie Annie!
    Becki

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  16. I'd love to learn every metalworking technique because I am a newbie in this field. And I really like metalworking ! Thanks for the giveaway.

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  17. Happy Birthday Lorelei! I hope you're having a great day! I would love to learn how to solder and to make my own bezels. This looks like a great book!

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  18. OH! I am so wanting this book! I would love to learn soldering and fusing!

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  19. Hi. I would like to learn about cold connections. Thanks for the chance to win the book.

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  20. I would like to learn how to make colorful patinas on copper. It looks so cool to see different colors on this metal, and makes it so much more interesting.

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  21. Ohhh! Looks AWESOME! I would love to learn to use a jewelers saw and of course solder...oh and learn some more on the finishing techniques and oxidizing! Thanks for the giveaway!

    Warmly,
    Leslie

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  22. Basically anything beyond cold connections. Wonderful book, please count me in.
    And happy happy birthday.

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  23. I want to learn it all! I would love to be able to make my own bezels and findings. Put my name in for the drawing and again, Happy Birthday! 36 looks good on you!

    Emanda

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  24. Thanks for the chance to win this book. I'd love to learn more about soldering. I took a wetal jewelry making class a couple years ago, and the soldering was by far the hardest thing to do well. The book looks really interesting!

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  25. This is a great giveaway. I would love to learn soldering!

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  26. I just took a soldering class and it was such fun. Now i'd love to learn more about making my own findings and stamping. The basics. :)

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  27. Happy Birthday! I would like to learn to bezel set stones and to make better connections so that I can make strong findings. Even when I'm doing bead weaving I get frustrated with the size and type of clasps. I want to design my own.

    Lois
    http://loismoon.blogspot.com/

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  28. Again HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! and congrats to Auntie Annie!! I'd like to polish up some of my skills and this book just looks cool

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  29. I want to learn how to fuse metal; stamp; solder; texture & make my own findings. Would love to win this. Thanks, as always, for the opportunity. Happy Birthday!

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  30. Happy Birthday! I would love to learn soldering. I haven't done much metalsmithing but I want to learn and I guess that would be the place to start.

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  31. I have sooo wanted this book! I want to learn so many things, soldering and riveting mainly!
    Thanks
    Rita

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  32. Hi, I would so much like to learn enameling. Hope that goes for a metalworking technique. Otherwise I would like to become a lot better and faster at wire-wrapping.

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  33. I have taken 2 metalsmithing/jewelry classes so far & I need to work on my bezel settings & soldering. I also want to do enameling( enameled head pins, here I come)This looks like a fabulous book, & again, Happy Birthday!

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  34. Anything, really! Ha ha! I've not done any metal work yet, but riveting would be fun!

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  35. OMGoodness I want this book soooo baaadd I can taste it :) I really would like to expand my abilities into metal work and I am currently teaching myself to solder links and would love to be like Shannon of missficklemedia and produce ubba cool metal elements and findings, she is uch an inspiration.

    Please, please, please, let it be me, did I say pleeeaaassseeeee with a cherry on top ;)

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  36. First, may I say Happy Birthday. Hope you're having a good one. Then, this book looks so exciting. You inspired me to go out and buy a dapping block and now I would love to know how to use it to make domes. Just the tips and tricks to when to use a metal one or a wood dapping tool and how to hammer the domes.

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  37. I would like to learn how to patina metals because 1) I like colour and 2) I like to learn how to do things myself - that was the whole impetus to start beading.

    Happy birthday.

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  38. Now that is a book I would really, really love to have!!!
    I want to learn pretty much everything I don't know about metal work. Be it soldering, distressing or complex stuff I don't even know about yet! I love working with metal!!

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  39. Tami Wiggs5/18/2010

    Happy Birthday!!!!
    This book looks awesome and I'd love to get more familiar with soldering! I also have just discovered your blog and read it everyday! Thanks for sharing and all the great ideas!

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  40. Gail W.5/18/2010

    I do know soldering,because I played around with stain glass for years.I want to know more about rivets,cold connections,things like that.I've worked with bezels as far as filling them.There's alot I need to learn and this book looks like a good one.

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  41. I would love to learn how to solder!!!! BTW HAPPY BIRTHDAY AGAIN!

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  42. Birthday week! I hope you had a fabulous birthday. (:

    Personally, I want to start making my own ball pins with a torch... it seems like a more feasible to start there than to start soldering, which is on my list as well. Starting small will help me get my feet wet!

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  43. Ohhhhh La La... I want this book - I have had this strange attraction lately to metal! I just bought some metal chains tonight! And I want to buy some metal stamps... pick me!

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  44. soldering!!! I would love to win.
    Happy Birthday!!!

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  45. I have been eyeing this book for about a month now, even though i do metalwork already...one can never have too many book!!!...endless sources of inspiration!
    hope your day was great!

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  46. What a great looking book! I've learned some soldering but would love a proper guide on bezels.

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  47. Soldering its my choice!good luck to me!

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  48. Any technique since I haven't done any metalworking.
    Happy Birthday!

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  49. I want to learn how to make bead caps!

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  50. aw, shoot....just looking at the cover makes me want to take up yet another trade! ok, i have to admit, i want to learn how to make bezels for my beads...i'm so screwed!!!!! :)

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  51. I have had this book on my wish list for a while now! I may just have to break down and get it.

    As for technique... I want to learn how to rivet something fierce.

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  52. I'd like to learn about cold connections! Pleeeese draw my name! :)

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  53. I don't know what I want to learn, cuz I want to learn a lot. I am makinng my own lampwork beads now and I need to know more metalwork techniques to turn my beads into jewelry. Thanks for the chance. And happy b-day again!

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  54. Luanne Smith5/19/2010

    I would love to add this book to my library. Metal work is what really wets my appetite for creativity with beads.

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  55. Hi Lorelei!
    I hope you had a great birthday!
    Thank you for offering this book...

    I guess since I already make my own bead caps, the next thing I would like to learn is soldering...

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  56. WOW!!! Amazing book! Thank you for offering this book.
    I am trying soldering...
    Happy birthday!
    Oxana

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  57. Anonymous5/19/2010

    Happy birthday c'est la seule chose que je sais écrire en anglais
    mais je tente encore ma chance pour
    ce merveilleux livre
    merci beaucoup
    maryvonne.jouvenel@laposte.net

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  58. I would really like to learn how to make metal connections... especially soldering. Thanks for the chance to win the book!

    Kell

    http://beadativityblog.blogspot.com

    kelly(at)beadativity(dot)com

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  59. Lorelei you are awesome for your giveaways. Though I already have this book, so please don't enter me in the giveaway. The book is awesome and has wonderful instructions and images!!!!
    I would love to re-learn everything I learned in my metals classes!!!! I am really good at soldering and sawing, but I would love a refresher on riveting, how to patina metals, raising and forming, lost wax casting, and I could go on and on and on.

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  60. I would love to learn more about cutting metals, filing/tumbling/hammering them because I have never had any real training in that area of jewelry making

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  61. Oh what a neat book. I would love to learn the basics of metalworking. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  62. That cover is great inspiration! I want to be able to make my own 'balled up' headpins, but I'm afraid to have too much torch in my house. Now that I'll be in an apartment I can only imagine the drama when someone sees me on the balcony firing away. haaaaaaaaa Happy Birthday Week!!! Jen

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  63. Hi Lorelei! Happy Birthday!

    People sure do comment when you have a giveaway, don't they? :-)

    As you know, I have been working with metals and creating components for a little while now. However, I have no idea how to put these things together and so they continue to sit in a sad pile, unused. This book looks like it might help me figure out what to do with these - the picture on the cover alone has already given me an idea. I'd love to see the entire book.

    Thanks!

    Stefanie

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  64. Happy Birthday, Lorelei! Glad to hear you had a nice day -- and loved seeing the quilt your mom made you. Wow!

    As for metalworking techniques, I'm keen to know more about rivets and how to letterstamp more evenly.

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  65. I would like to learn to solder my own chain. I think the commercial ones are sort of boring and I am always hammering on them to rough them up and beat them into being interesting. I should just be making my own...

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  66. So many worthy people who want the book. How will you choose??

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  67. This looks like a great book to have around. I don't know a thing about using metals, so I guess I need to start with the basics...which I guess would be cold connections such as riveting etc.

    Alice
    thepetersons13@mchsi.com

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  68. Hmm this is tough...I would like to learn soldering and stamping. I think both would add a fun dimension to my bead work.

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  69. Debbie5/19/2010

    Hi Lorelei. Hope you had a wonderful birthday. This looks like an interesting book. I would like to learn to make jump rings and to solder. Jump rings because they are so useful and you don't always have the size you need on hand, soldering because you can do so much with it but it is intimidating.

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  70. I want to learn them all, I am always so curious about how things are done, when I see something new I want to try it.

    Vikki

    PS Happy Birthday :}

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  71. argoknot5/19/2010

    What I would most like to learn? Lampwork beads! I love how the glass flows, the color mixes, and no two are completely the same!!! Debby

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  72. Hi Lorelei, happy birthday. I am a new fan, and new to jewelry making, love your stuff!!!

    I would love to learn how to hammer on silver without banging on my fingers!!!

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  73. I am working on learning to make my own findings. They are so small they end up melted or hammered wrong! Also, I need to learn about different patinas! all in good time!

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  74. Among metalworking techniques I'd probably say soldering as I only know now to solder using a soldering iron. It can be very useful to know as you can do everything from attaching a jump ring to a broken pendant to make bezels. Fusing would be fun too try too as an alternative.

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  75. Definitely making bead caps--

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  76. Awesome book...soldering and bezel making is something I have wanted to learn for a long time. Thank-you for the chance to win!

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  77. Ibet that's one awesome book! I'd love to win... I love soldering, but i'd love to learn some other metal techniques, any!

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  78. Anonymous5/19/2010

    thank you for posting, I recently found your blog and am loving what you do! Yes, I'd love to win the book as there are many many techniques I don't know and want to learn!
    Thanks again for being here

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  79. I would love to learn how to line my lampwork beads! Hope I win!

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  80. Wow, this looks like a really great book... i am delving into metalworking, and already have a lot of books, but it's soo good to have another book's perspective on how to do something. A bead-y perspective? Interesting...

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