Easy Wire 2009 – With a Give Away!

by Cindy on October 21, 2009


It’s here!!!  Easy Wire 2009 is out (officially on Oct. 27th)…complete with 60 new designs!    I am honored to say I have contributions to this wonderful publication….and you’ll find tutorials from my friends Jeanette and Sharon as well!    It just feels so good to see this year’s issue in print after all of the designing and writing…and months of anticipation.

Want a little look behind the scenes?   Here’s a peek at the “Inspire” bracelet in the beginning stages…back when I was trying to decide upon the right links, and before it was oxidized and tumble polished.  I’m glad I ultimately used the versatile copper washers.…they are really fun to texture with a hammer and layer for a little depth.


I am so thrilled  to say I also contributed a copper/lampwork bracelet tutorial, a selection of wirework clasps, and earrings in a classic wirework style.   You can find all of the tools and supplies you need for these projects at fundametals.


And now the part you’ve been waiting for…..

The Blog Give Away! (2 winners)


To celebrate the release of Easy Wire 2009,  I’ve put together a BIG selection of goodies for your creative enjoyment!  (Especially if you’ve been wanting to start stamping or designing with metal)

Grand prize:

– A copy of Easy Wire 2009

– 36 piece 1/8″ Letter and Number stamp set

-Eurotool metal punch

-110 piece copper washer set

-Sheet metal:  copper and nickel silver

-18 gauge pure copper wire, 10 yard spool

Tadaaaaaaaaaa! And I know everyone wants a chance to win, so the lucky 2nd place winner will win a copy of Easy Wire 2009.

To enter, simply leave a comment on this post….and if you’d like your name in the “hat” twice, please share this give away on your blog! 🙂  Give away ends at midnight EST on Oct. 27th.

Thanks for stopping by and celebrating with me – and to all of my friends and blog followers here in this online community, YOU have been my inspiration!


{ 47 comments… read them below or add one }

Hollie H October 26, 2009 at 3:03 pm

Congrats on your cover! I would love to try my hand at this. Thanks for the opportunity!

KV Creative Designs October 26, 2009 at 4:02 pm

ohhh I would love to try this new jewelry making technique! Thank you for the opportunity!
Artful Blessings,

Gayle October 26, 2009 at 4:07 pm

I’ve just begun dabbling in jewelry making and your giveaway prize would teach me so much about how to do different techniques! Hope I’m the lucky winner!

Stephanie Watt October 26, 2009 at 4:10 pm

ohhhh iv been slowly picking up items to start making some jewlery… iv never done it before. i also LOVE your blog!!

Deb October 26, 2009 at 4:14 pm

Your book looks fabulous! I’d love to be entered in your generous giveaway ~ Thank you.

Barbara Lewis October 26, 2009 at 5:05 pm

Congratulations! Your jewelry looks awesome! Great wire work. And, girl, you sure do know how to do a great give-away … I only have to wait until tomorrow night to win! yup, that’s what I’m hoping for. I’m heading straight for my blog so I can get another entry!

Jessica Sparacio October 26, 2009 at 5:06 pm

Wow, Congrats!! I would love to give this a try. My hubby would kill me if I bought more crafty things, so maybe if I win, I can give it a try. Thanks for the chance.

Mary Kaye Waterson October 26, 2009 at 5:21 pm

I just bought this mag today – couldn’t wait to find out if I win here LOL – it’s completely awesome. But I sure could use all the rest of the stuff if I win.

Barbara Lewis October 26, 2009 at 5:21 pm
Cecilia October 26, 2009 at 5:36 pm

I have been picking up bits and pieces for jewelry making for a while, my brother-in-law makes wire jewelry and got me interested in trying. This would be awesome to win!! Thanks for a chance!!

Brenda October 26, 2009 at 5:45 pm

Gosh! This is a great giveaway! Put my name in the hat. I’m crossing my fingers to win this one.


sandi James October 26, 2009 at 6:39 pm

Wonderful bracelet and giveaway. What a great way to get me started with metals!!!

Thanks for the opportunity, Sandi

Heather S October 26, 2009 at 7:01 pm

Oh my goodness what a lovely giveaway, enter me pretty please!

Connie October 26, 2009 at 8:20 pm

If I win, I could make some really cool jewelry! This is one craft I haven’t tried but always wanted to. Thanks for the chance to win! uffda_68787@yahoo.com

Ann-Margaret October 26, 2009 at 8:31 pm


Congratulations!! I am so excited for you!! Your designs are amazing…I cannot wait to get a copy of Easy Wire! 🙂 Oh, yes, I would love to learn the basics of stamping…what a great giveaway!

Be sure to stop by my blog…I have a “surprise” waiting for you there! 🙂 You know…one of our “virtual” things. haha

Looking forward to catching up with you! 🙂

The cover with your design…simply TEALIGHTFUL!!! 🙂


Heather S October 26, 2009 at 8:32 pm
Carol October 26, 2009 at 8:37 pm

Love your amazing bracelet and giveaway. Please count me in…I would be thrilled to win!

Chris October 26, 2009 at 10:11 pm

I LOVE, LOVE. LOVE, beading and jewelry….I am definately addicted!!!! I hope I am lucky enough to win. I have also posted a link to you from my blog. Now that I have found you, I will be back often. Hugs~Chris

Jan October 26, 2009 at 10:13 pm

I’ve just begun my journey on the path to beautiful jewelry! I know I have so much to learn, and would appreciate the help your giveaway could inspire! Thanks for your kindness in in hosting this wonderful package.

Sharon A. Kyser October 26, 2009 at 11:46 pm

I have been wanting to get into wiring but the supplies are so expensive and I have such a huge stash of beads that I haven’t yet invested in the books, etc. This would be a great addition to my addictions…lol

JUDY WALSBERG October 26, 2009 at 11:49 pm


Greer October 27, 2009 at 3:27 am

What a bonza give away! Count me in please

Tyrrell Jennings October 27, 2009 at 6:22 am

Dear Cindy, just found out about your blog, will be following you. I have been wanting to try my hand at jewellry making for awhile. Your generous giveaway would be an ideal start for me. You are so kind.

Alison Hodges October 27, 2009 at 8:00 am

Wow! What an outstanding giveaway! I am happy to have found your blog.

Joella October 27, 2009 at 8:26 am

Wow…how did i miss this blog! Very nice work:) I’ve been admiring everyones stamping techniques but haven’t got the tools to try it myself. Hope I win!!!!

esther October 27, 2009 at 9:36 am

1 week after.. esther’s wake up!! please count me cindy.. !!
1 chance on 172… oulalala… suspens!

cat kerr October 27, 2009 at 10:45 am

Love your jewelry..please count me in.Warmest Regards,Cat

Marcy Antle October 27, 2009 at 11:03 am

I found your blog through The Feathered Nest and love it. I am also a jewelry maker and have just started using the “junk” pieces and vintage pieces to upscale into new pieces! I will subscribe for your updates too.

Carla Wilson October 27, 2009 at 12:21 pm

O! great! I have only just begun playing with beads and metal and WOW! am I lovin’ it. I didn’t even know I needed all this goodness until you showed me. I’ve been using an old needle-nose pliers from my truck toolbox & a bunch of large sized alligator clips. So now what? I’m sunk if I don’t win.

Sheila of Halo Hill October 27, 2009 at 1:00 pm

Oh my goodness! Would I EVER love to win these things!! I do soldered jewelry, but I want to expand my horizons and learn to use wire work and other objects in my work.

Best Wishes,


Lisa October 27, 2009 at 1:20 pm

That looks totally awesome – I love wire and metal. I also found you via The Feathered Nest! Hope I win!!

Sharon Chapman October 27, 2009 at 1:21 pm

Oh I have been wanting to try this. Please enter me in your giveaway!!!! Thanks Sharon

Tami Roth October 27, 2009 at 1:56 pm

Cindy, Congratulations on your publication and lovely work that you do!!! I’d love to win your give-away! Thank you so much,

Carlene October 27, 2009 at 4:19 pm

Just found your blog and would love to enter your contest. Been beading for years and just starting to get into the metal work. It’s all so addictive 🙂
Thanks for doing the givaway!

Jan Thomason October 27, 2009 at 8:22 pm

i hope i have made it in time for the drawing! i would love to win:)

Diane Meredith October 27, 2009 at 8:35 pm

I just love it all.
Please enter me in your contest.
Have been making jewelry for just a short time but am surely addited.
Thank you for a chance to learn more from a pro.

Theory October 27, 2009 at 9:22 pm

So glad I found you, came over from Dawn’s. Your jewelry is beautiful so much better than those book parties we’re always being asked to order from. I much prefer yours. Please enter me in the giveaway, I tried to repair a bracelet today and pretty much ruined it. Maybe I need the right tools??? Anyway God Bless you and yours. Hugs from Theory just a country gal in Iowa.

Theory October 27, 2009 at 9:24 pm

Please enter me in your giveaway. I love your jewelry and glad I found ya. Theory an country gal in Iowa.

Connie October 27, 2009 at 11:03 pm

Congrats on your pages in Easy Wire. It is one of my favs, and I love making things from it.

Wendy Hawbaker October 27, 2009 at 11:24 pm

Great bracelet on the cover of Easy Wire. Very nice work!!

Wendy Hawbaker October 27, 2009 at 11:24 pm

Great bracelet on the cover of Easy Wire.
Very nice work!

Nancy Collins October 27, 2009 at 11:25 pm

Love the jewelry! I do make some, but nothing like yours…it would be fun to try
your techniques. Please include me in your give away. Thanks.
SMiles and Blessings!

Erin Prais-Hintz October 28, 2009 at 1:57 am

Thanks for the chance to win…but I will get my copy of this as soon as I see one so that I can tell everyone I know that I know the covergirl! !
And I know you know I blogged about it but a tad late, I know.
I see that you got a boatload of comments on this too!
Congrats on all fronts!
Enjoy the day, my friend!

Linda October 28, 2009 at 2:46 am

I was just thumbing through this magazine today…I’d love to win it! I love your jewelry. Thanks for the generous giveaway!

nelly October 28, 2009 at 12:54 pm

Cool! I have been intrigued about starting to make my own jewelry and this stash sure is just perfect. Thanks for your generous opportunity.

Mallory October 28, 2009 at 10:28 pm

Me, please!

sandi m October 29, 2009 at 1:30 pm

I know it’s too late, but wanted to send my Congratulations!! Can’t wait to get my copy.
sandi m

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