November 26, 2012

Cyber Monday Free Projects & Givewaway

Welcome to my Cyber Monday blog party!  Grab a cup of cocoa, put on some Christmas music on Pandora, enjoy the inspiration here and the holiday shopping and deals in my Etsy shop when you are done!

I have a trio of holiday inspired projects for you using some of my new leaves and berry beads.  Perfect for the holidays, but nature-inspired enough you can wear them long after December.  The best part, these simple designs whip up in a matter of minutes and would make fast and easy gifts for the nature-lovers on your list.

Frosted Leaf Earrings

2 leaf charms
10 5mm brass jump rings
10 3mm brass faceted cubes
2 7mm brass jump rings
2 15mm brass jump rings
2 28mm brass kidney earwires

1. With two pairs of chain nose pliers open a 5mm jump ring and string on a brass cube, close jump ring and set aside.  Repeat 19 times.
2. Attach the 7mm jump rings to the leaf charms.  String the leaves unto the 15mm jump rings.
3. String five of the cube jump rings on each side of the leaf.  Close the 15mm jump rings and slide them unto the loop at the bottom of the earwires.  Squeeze the bottom earwire loop with the chain nose so the jump rings can't fall off.

Leaves: Humblebeads.  Brass: Vintaj.  Brass cubes: Rings & Things

Winter Bird Pendant

Pewter bird
12mm polymer clay disk
32mm polymer clay leaf
2 15mm brass jump rings
4 6mm brass jump rings
10 5mm brass jump rings
1 2" eye pin
6 2mm silver beads
6 3mm brass faceted beads
28" gunmetal chain

1. Create a jump ring rosette with the three of the 6mm jump rings. 
2. On the eyepin string the polymer clay disk, jump ring rosette, bird and brass cube. Create a simple loop on top.
3. With two pairs of chain nose pliers open a 5mm jump ring and string on a brass cube, close jump ring and set aside.  Repeat 4 times.  Repeat the same process with six silver beads on six jump rings.
4. String the bird pendant on a 15mm jump ring, string on 3 jump rings with silver beads and 2 with brass beads, alternating beads.  Repeat on the other side of the jump ring.  Attach the two ends of the chain and close the 15mm jump ring.
5. Attach the 6mm jump ring to the large leaf, add a brass cube before closing the leaf.  String onto the other 15mm jump ring, attach the jump ring to the bottom of the bird pendant. 

Holly and Berry Earrings

2 polymer clay leaf charms
2 polymer clay berry beads
2 5mm brass jump rings
2 6mm brass jump rings
2 1" brass eye pins
8 4mm brass faceted cubes
2 28mm brass kidney wires

1. With two pairs of chain nose pliers open a 5mm jump ring and string on a brass cube, close jump ring and set aside.
2. Attach a 6mm jump ring to the leaf, slide on the 5mm jump ring with the cube before you close the jump ring.
3. On the eyepin string the berry bead and create a simple loop on top. Attach the leaf to the bottom of the berry dangle. 
4. Slide the leaf and berry on the earwire, close the bottom loop of the earwire with chain nose pliers.  String on three brass cube beads.

Supplies: Leaves and berry beads: Humblebeads.  Bird: Green Girl Studio. Brass Cubes: Rings & Things.  Brass findings: Vintaj.

The Giveaway:

The winner will receive this beaded holiday ornament that Jess created and a $20 gift certificate to my Etsy shop!

To enter share this blog post on Pinterest, twitter or Facebook.  Leave a comment below letting me know you shared these fun projects and spread some holiday cheer!  Make sure I can contact you if you are the winner.

You only have one day to enter, the winner will be picked tomorrow morning!

The Sale:

20% off in my Etsy bead shop until Midnight.  Use discount code THANKS20.

30% off in my Etsy jewelry shop until Midnight!  Use discount code HOLIDAY30.


Marsha of Marsha Neal Studio said...

Love these! Just pinned it!

Unknown said...

I pinned it too:

Julie said...

Love the little brass cube beads as an accent. Pinned as well:

SueBeads said...

Great tutorials Heather! Thanks for sharing - I pinned, tweeted and facebooked!

Sally Anderson said...

I pinned here:

Love that ornament and the other pieces you showed. I want to try some of that work. Gorgeous. Thanks for the giveaway!

Lisa Caryl said...

Beautiful projects Heather, thanks so much! Here's my pin:

RooRooDesigns said...

These are beautiful! I posted via google +, Facebook, and next is Longest!

Shee Sews said...

Brilliant just as I was needing Earring inspiration, thank you. Shared on facebook personal and business page - Jewellrleigh xx

Kathleen Lange Klik said...

Gorgeous projects and ornament! Thank you for the inspiration and awesome giveaway. My Christmas tree is in love with the ornament that Jess created! ;)

I shared on facebook.

Happy Holiday season!

windycindy said...

"Happy Holidays!"
You make lovely jewelry creations
and your tutorials are fabulous!
I did post your free tutorials on
my Pinterest Page:
Many thanks, Cindi

Shannon Chomanczuk said...

I pinned too

DespinaV said...
Truly fantastic projects, they can bring great fun to an afternoon tea with my friends, that will involve lots of beading

Thank you,

Anonymous said...

Hi, just shared on FB. Really lovely!!!

Joanna-Gloria said...

Shared on FB as Gloria Grahame, tagging you

Beautiful projects, accessible to many many people, thank you!!


Anonymous said...

Gorgeous projects and ornament. Thanks for sharing them hem with us. Thanks for the giveaway!

Unknown said...

What a beautiful original ornament - love it!

baychriz at gmail dot com
Bead Soup Mix

KayzKreationz said...

Just tweeted about your free projects and giveaways.

Joellyn said...

Love this ornament and the other beaded shapes, too. I pinned it, Thanks for a chance to win another great prize.

graypeape said...

crazy cool! sharing on facebook right now :)

april gray,

Donna Duff said...

Shared on Facebook

Kella said...

These are beautiful as is all your work. Shared on Facebook:!/munchkinsmooch/posts/371403929618484

Anonymous said...

Pinned! And not just for the giveaway, I love the projects too!
Melissa_trudinger at yahoo dot com

Anonymous said...

I shared on FB too!

Becky Pancake said...

I tweeted about your great giveaway. I would be proud to own this ornament. I put all of my Christmas ornaments on a special book so that I know who gave them to me or what year we made them. My tree holds a lifetime of memories. I would really like to ad your ornament too. Free patterns also and a gift certificate too. It doesn't get much better than this.

ruthology said...

Love enabling posts (aka sales). Posted to my fb page :-)

Anonymous said...

Tweeted and facebooked, love it! Love all the projects! The winter bird is awesome!!

Unknown said...

Love these projects! Thank you so much! I shared the giveaway on Facebook! Tweeting this too!

blazesandbubbles AT gmail DOT com

Alicia said...

Love the projects - thanks for sharing! O shared it on Facebook and Twitter :)

stacilouise said...

shared on facebook. love those leaves

Here Bead Dragons said...

So pretty and so nice of you - on facebook it is


Deelitful Boudoir Photography said...

Great tutorials! Thank you for sharing. I shared on FB. I hope I win!!

Unknown said...

Love to win the ornament. It is beautiful.

Cheri said...

Love the projects and the ornament is really pretty. I shared on facebook.

dreaminofbeads / SAS Jewelry Designs said...

Sharing on FB and pinterest....hoping I win....I am dying to have some of your beads.

Anonymous said...

Shared on Facebook!

dreaminofbeads / SAS Jewelry Designs said...

Took me awhile but I actually figured out how to pin it!!! Yea for me....

Linda said...

Pinned 2 of the pictures.

Linda said...

Tweeted this. :)

Linda said...

Love those leaves, Heather! I posted this to my FB biz page.

Brenda said...

Hi Heather...Found my way to your Etsy shop thru Linda Landig...LOVE it all!!! Bought lots of your beauties thanks to your generous discount...Merry Xmas to me!!

Brenda Fegley said...

Me again...I also posted on my FB page to share my wonderful find!

Kimisjewelryandgifts said...

Love your beads and birdys. What a great giveaway. Shared on fb. Twitter and pictures. email happy holidays

Kimisjewelryandgifts said...

Pinned your beads with the birds and the earrings and the winning ornament. Several pins. Here is the one for the ornament

Kimisjewelryandgifts said...

Kimisjewelryandgifts said...

my twitter several tweets. :)

Kimisjewelryandgifts said...

did some google and google + sharing. Have a wonderful week. Hugs and thanks for the fun giveaway and inspiration. I love the birdy beads. Payday never seems to get here soon enough.

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