Monday, June 11, 2012

My First Give-away.

Hello my friends,

I do not know quite why I have waited this long to do a give-away... probably because I think the things I make are not good enough or something like that. I have a very bad habit of being too critical about the things I make ...

Anyway... my first giveaway consists of collection of different hand-made clasps, closures, links etc.
As a lot of you will know, I have over the course of the last year or so, participated in some on-line classes with Deryn Mentock. I have quite a collection accruing and I know I don't need them all!

Most of my giveaway items were made while participating in Deryn's classes... some have been made while I was experimenting.  The textured corkscrew (no 6) is made from instructions in Handcrafted Wire Findings by Denise Peck and Jane Dickerson. The soldered S-link (no 5) is from taken from the book  Making Silver Chains by Glen F. Waszek.

The small collection awaiting the winner.

Up close... shibori and beaded wraps links.

A different view.

If you wish to take part in the give-away.... please become a follower if you are not already, leave a comment on this post and, if you blog/facebook about the give-away, then you will be given an extra name in the hat! Please leave me your link in the comment box if you have done this.

I will draw the winner's name next Monday the 18th of June.

For those who are worried about being a follower.... like I once was..... 'following' a blog allows you to comment on a blog post if you wish. It also allows me to get to know you a little through those comments and that is something I certainly like to do.

It is still astounding to me that people from all over the world visit my little blog... it would be so nice to 'meet you' through commentary... please think about it. Understand that I do not send any emails etc unless it is a thanks in response to a comment. Now might be the time to come out from lurkdom......!!?

O.K then... let's hope I get some interest?? 
Hope you are all having a great day... whatever you are doing,

38 comments:

Regina said...

Love the metal work, what a great collection. Would love to win... Have a wonderful week!

Lois Moon said...

Beautiful work...I'm going to have to look into on-line classes because distance is a problem for me too.

Kym Hunter Designs said...

I love the clasps and connectors that you've made and this is such a generous giveaway! I really want to take one of Deryn's online classes, especially her Boho Bliss class.

Enjoy your week!

Gale said...

Yours was one of the first blogs I got up the nerve to "follow" because I love the fact that you share your experiments. I'm pleased to see the results of your work with clasps.

Love, Yesterdays said...

Not good enough?! Looks good to me :)
Already a follower!

Pixiloo said...

Those are gorgeous. I would love a chance to win.

Love, Yesterdays said...

I made a post on my facebook page (Love, Yesterdays aka Lisa Sittniewski), but FB would not let me post the link to the actual post...said it was too spammy. However, it did let me post a link to your blog :)

Heidi Post said...

Those are fantastic! I know we're all our own worst critics, but you have nothing to criticize here :D

Heidi Post said...

And I posted about it on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/expostfactojewelry

I was already a follower.

Cheryl Roe said...

I am absolutely sure you will get a lot of interest. They are all great pieces. Hope I am the lucky one.
Thanks for your generosity.

Cheryl

TesoriTrovati said...

I love them all Miss Jenni! I think that the one that has that dark mysterious finish is my favorite. I would really like to take Deryn's class and make my own findings. You have inspired me! I would certainly know exactly what to do with all these beautiful things if I won as I just spent a small fortune on beads and things from the Bead & Button show that could use a stunning clasp! Enjoy the day. Erin

Lori Anderson said...

These are amazing!!!! I would love any of them!

MaryL said...

These are gorgeous!! Really fantastic... especially love the fiber wrapped beads! :)))

Just Beads said...

I love your metal work... that'a a great collection :-) Here is my Link from Germany: Jennis First Give-Away

Have a nice time!

Sherry said...

Love the pieces you've shown here. Great work. Thanks for the giveaway! I am following!
Sherry

New Moon Scents said...

Awesome job! I'd love to win them!

Maneki said...

I really should be getting ready for bed by now (have to get up i about 6 ½ hours to get ready for work), but I just had to comment here first because of cause I want a chance to win your beautiful components!

Thanks for doing this fab giveaway!


PS! I'm a blog follower.

" me " said...

OMG !! I want to win this !!! It's gorgeous!

I already follow you and i put your give away in my give away list on my blog : www.mooisvanme.blogspot.com

Vintajia Adornments said...

Pic!k me! Pick meeeeee!

paerelkinnek said...

Hi Jenni,
your give-away is very nice, the shibori I like too. Here is my link to your blog from Luxemburg: http://paerelkinnek.blogspot.com/2012/06/more-hollows.html

Renee G said...

These look fantastic. Maybe I'll have to take up metal work next.
rsgrandinetti@yahoo(DOT)com
Follow as Renee G

Lucid Moon Studio said...

Beautiful pieces! Thanks for the giveaway :)

Alice said...

Jenni, what a great giveaway! I'm already a folllower and would love to also be the winner!

Thanks for the chance to win!

Kym Hunter Designs said...

Hi Jenni! I just posted about your give-away on my blog at http://kymhunterdesigns.blogspot.com/2012/06/jennis-beads-my-first-give-away.html

Have a great day!

Tania Tebbit said...

Would love to be on the giveaway - I have been visiting Deryns site a bit lately as well - I think I may of even got the link from your blog some time ago - I have tonnes of recycled copper wire in my studio I need to start working on those tutorials. - Love all the different styles you have made.

Cathie Carroll said...

I've been thinking about taking that class and this might have pushed me over the edge.

Great work and more than good enough!!

Monique U. said...

What an awesome collection! My favorite is #1 as it reminds me of ancient leather. I would echo Jenni's comment to all readers hesitating to "follow": it is so easy to start a Blogger account and you don't need to write a blog (I used to think that). I just started one last month and I love having the list of blogs I follow all in one place. Before today I hadn't been to Jenni's blog since March; it is easy to lose track as there are so many great ones out in the "blogosphere". You can bet I became a follower today... and thank you Kym Hunter for linking!

Monique U. said...

I shared on my FB. Thanks for the easy links at the bottom of your post, Jenni!

CraftyHope said...

Your stuff isn't good enough!?? Are you kidding me? You have nothing to worry about. Your stuff is amazing. I'd love to have it. On that note, as you probably have guessed, I am indeed a follower. Have been. Long time! ;)

Kristi said...

I am a new follower, but what beautiful 'stuff' would love to win! Thank you for the giveaway chance!

Maplegirl said...

I am a new follower too. Such interesting clasps - would love to have them! they are great. I also linked your giveaway to my blog.

Katherine at Terra Beadworks said...

It always amazes me when I find another talented artist so of course I will follow you. I love all your clasps and wraps - makes me realize I need to get back to working with wire again. Would love to win.

Anonymous said...

Hello Jenni! My name is Diana Kolowski and I love all of the goodies that you are giving away! Please consider me! You can contact me through my etsy store which is baublesbeadsandmore.etsy.com Thanks and have a wonderful day!

Shaiha said...

What a great giveway! I love those clasps and please put my name in the pot.

Lea Avroch said...

I'm a new follower to your blog. I just love what I'm seeing. Would be thrilled to win this wonderful giveaway!

Shaiha said...

I shared the contest thru FB

https://www.facebook.com/sShaiha/posts/158075280984490

Skye said...

I love your clasps! My fave I think are those spring end crimps #1 ... but maybe it's just 'cause they're black, because they're all so nice :) and those blue jean links are too cool :)

I am so glad Shaiha shared this link so I could find you :) I just signed up as a follower and am looking forward to your posts!

kimmykats said...

Jenni, hope you had a fun give away! I always smile when I see you have visited. You work is very lovely someone will have great fun with your components!

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