Monday, September 5, 2011

Beaducation Class-Hammered Textured Metal and Giveaway!

Ever wanted to take a Jewelry class of some kind, but couldn't because there wasn't anyplace within 60-100 miles of you that taught any classes?  Or couldn't because they were so expensive, you couldn't afford the drive and the class?  Then this website is for you.  It's called Beaducation.  And it's wonderful.  I first heard of them when I entered a giveaway for a class on another blog.  I checked them out and they have a multitude of classes.  From free classes on how to make your own ear wires, or even introduction to Chainmaille, to classes you purchase on Metalwork, Chainmaille, Mixed Media, Seed Beads and so much more.  After winning my class, Kate from Beaducation contacted me about doing a review.  I love metal, so I checked out their classes and they put the Hammered Textured Metal class in "My Classes".  After watching the class all the way through (they recommend that so you can become familiar with the class and everything you'll need)  I printed out the PDF sheet which tells you all the steps and all the materials you'll need.  The great thing about the Beaducation classes is, that once you purchase/win your class, it's always yours and you can watch it anytime and as many times as you want.  After gathering all my materials I "took" the class. I have to say, Kim St. Jean is a wonderful teacher!  She explains everything very thoroughly and even gives extra tips.  I LOVED this class!  My hubby says he thinks it's one of his favorite pieces that I've made. And the best part is I can watch it again and again.  Some of their classes even have DVD's you can purchase now to have it right in your home.  I think every time you watch one, you pick up something you may have not caught the first time or that you've forgotten.  The texturing was easy to do. Although I didn't have but 2 texturing hammers, Kim explains very easily how to texture and enough ideas/tips so you can figure out how to use what you have to make do.  Also, I didn't have any LOS (Liver of Sulphur) to patina my piece, so I just left it.  It will patina itself eventually, and I don't mind the bright copper look for the time being.  I'm hoping to use these techniques to add to my Glass Kreationz and Jewelry for my Etsy shop, KayzKreationz, shortly.  So without further ado, here's my Bracelet I made with my Hammered Textured Metal class from Beaducation.  I did make mine a little different.  Being from Texas, I couldn't resist stamping my center piece with "I ♥ Texas" (I love stamping metal too, and they offer the classes and the stamps to do this.)  In fact, I'd love to have some more of their stamps for my metal work.
Now for the good part.  You can win a class of your choosing from Beaducation
First, you have to become a follower of my blog, then go to Beaducation and come back and tell me what class you would take if you win.  This step is mandatory.  Leave one comment telling me you're a follower and what name and then your class choice.
For extra entries:  Follow Beaducation on twitter and let me know what name.
Follow KayzKreationz on twitter and let me know what name.
Follow Beaducation's Blog and leave them a comment telling them KayzKreationz sent you.
Share this Giveaway with your friends/family and come back and let me know how you shared it. You can do this once a day till the Giveaway ends.
You can't leave anonymous comments and must leave a way for me to contact you if you win. Make sure you leave separate comments so I can keep track of how many entries you have, Thanks.
This Giveaway will run until Friday, Sept. 9th.  I'll post the giveaway winner soon after that.

I did receive a class from Beaducation to review for this post and giveaway.  I did not receive any other compensation from them.

20 comments:

bwheather said...

What a cool review and giveaway. ;-) I'm now following your blog, as bwheather. I'd have to take Pearl Hope Online Class with Dallas Lovett, because that just looks totally cool. I already follow Beaducation on Twitter as hgoldsmith. I'm now also following you on Twitter, as hgoldsmith. I'll definitely share this on Facebook and twitter, lol, and I already follow Beaducation's blog, but I'll let them know I read your review, anyway. Thanks for the cool giveaway. ;-) My email is hgoldsmith@gmail.com. Thanks again.

Deci said...

I already follow, both with Google and by RSS feed. I would like the Figure S Bracelet class.

Deci said...

I Follow Beaducation on twitter @paints12.

Deci said...

I follow KayzKreationz on twitter @paints12.

Deci said...

I now follow Beaducation's Blog and left them a comment telling them KayzKreationz sent me.

Skye said...

I've been a follower of their site for a while now but actually haven't taken any of their classes.. not even their free ones >.< this is just an over sight on my part since right after I joined I ended up jumping head first into my usual chaos and forgot about.

I've always drooled over the chainmail jewelry so I think I'd like to take their Charmed Rope Bracelet class. That looks so pretty...

Cindi @ Rustique Art said...

I'm now following :)

Cindi
http://www.handmadeintx.com

Cindi @ Rustique Art said...

I would have to choose the metal stamping for the first and the something with wire for the second.

Cindi
http://www.handmadeintx.com

Heather said...

I am a follower of your blog. :)

I would either take a soldering class or a chainmaille class from Beaducation. I haven't fully decided yet.

I follow you and beaducation on twitter as squareonebeads. You can contact me at hhertziger@gmail.com.

Thanks!

Kala said...

Great review and giveaway:) I have known about them for a while now and really enjoy their classes:)

Eclectic Design Choices said...

What a lovely bracelet you created from watching the Beaducation class. Keep up the good work. That site sounds like a great resource.

KCMorgan said...

Blogging is new for me & intriguing to read. You have a very interesting review & I think this giveaway is a great idea. I would love to win so I could take the Riveted Bracelet class. There are so many classes I wish to take it was hard to choose. I have added your blog to my google home page so I can follow it on a regular basis. Thanks for letting me follow:)! My email is karlacmorgan@yahoo.com. Thanks a bunch!

KCMorgan said...

I am new to blogging & find it intriguing to read & respond. Your blog is very interesting & sounds exciting. I have added your blog to my google home page so it will be easy to following regularly. I'd love to take one of the classes offered by Beaducation.com. There were so many interesting classes it was hard to choose one, but I think I'd love to take the Riveted Bracelet class. My email is karlacmorgan@yahoo.com. Thanks for letting me blog:)with you!

Shaiha said...

I follow you under the name of Shaiha. I am fascinated by colors and I have always wanted to learn to enamel. I would like to learn 'Torch Enameling'

Shaiha said...

I follow BeadEducation on twitter under Shaiha_

Shaiha said...

I shared it on FB.

http://www.facebook.com/sShaiha/posts/187644777973568

Shaiha said...

I shared it on twitter.

http://twitter.com/#!/Shaiha_/status/111288556596629504

T-Rose Leigh said...

Oh thanks for the info, will be cheaking out all the classes and let you knwo what mt fav is. added you to my follow as well. thanks for finding me and letting me know looks like so much fun.

KayzKreationz said...

Ok, Kimberley R. I got your e-mail about your comments Friday. Have just been out of town, so I'm counting your comments, too for the giveaway. Don't know why they wouldn't show up. Am drawing the winner tonight everyone. Will post in the a.m. and e-mail the winner and Beaducation. Was out of town with no internet. Sorry about that. Thought I would have internet.

Shoshana from The Art Corner said...

Cool review, love your blog and am now a follower of your blog too:)