Saturday, February 2, 2013

February Component of the Month - Giveaway!

Well, as one of the newer members of the AJE team, this is my first time offering something for our Component of the Month challenge and I'm really excited. I'm not usually a component gal, so coming up with something I thought you guys might be interested in using without thinking too far ahead was a little bit of a challenge.

My latest passion is enameling - I mean, fire, metal, hammers (if I choose), and glass in tons and tons of colors! What's not to love??! Then blending and layering those colors, experimenting with the amount and placement of the heat to get different effects, putting transparents over opaques... well, it could keep a person busy for a lifetime. Thank goodness!!

So here's what I came up with for you:


These are hand-cut copper discs, about 1" across and lightly domed. Each one has been layered with multiple brilliant colors and heated to create an organic mottled look - these remind me a little of the colors of certain shells when you pick them up wet out of the waves. Each one has been accented with three tiny fine silver "pebbles," hand set into the enamel when it is hot. A single hole at the top of the disc is ready for your jump ring or bail.

Here's how the giveaway, challenge, and blog-hop will work (please read all the information carefully!):

  • I will give away 1 component to each of 5 winners selected randomly from those who leave comments below this post. I'll choose the color, so you'll be surprised!
  • Please include your EMAIL address in your comment so that I can contact you ASAP should you win.
  • Please (PLEASE) only leave a comment if you can commit to creating a finished piece and blogging about it on the reveal date.
  • The names of the 5 winners will be announced on Monday evening, February 4, 2013.
  • Because February is a short month, this giveaway is open to US participants only. (I'm just afraid that components wouldn't get to folks in time if we tried to ship them internationally. Sorry!)
  • The blog reveal will be on Thursday morning, February 28, 2013.

So if you want to be entered to receive one of these discs, leave a comment below (with your e-mail address, please!) and check back here on Monday after 6:00 p.m. eastern time to see if you've been selected!

Ready?

Set?

GO!

Until Monday!




42 comments :

  1. Those are so cool Francesca, this is going to be a fun one!!

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  2. The colors in the copper discs are rich and beautiful. I like how you can see the other colors that you used, and then the contrast of the silver. Lovely. Thanks for a chance to own one.

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  3. Francesca, these discs are absolutely gorgeous-what a stunning design! I also really like their contemporary style. I would love a chance to participate in the challenge! My name/link will take you right to my email. :)

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  4. I love these!! And I'd love a chance to make something gorgeous! I'm rlwshkspr@gmail.com. Thanks for the chance! :)

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  5. I'd love to work with one of your discs. Thanks for the chance to win!
    libellulajewelry (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  6. I would love to create and blog with one of your disks. I really like the pebbles on them because I am a real ocean, beach person and I think I can come up with a great design. They are calling to me at baymoondesign@gmail.com

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  7. Oh please let me win one of you discs, please let me win one of your gorgeous discs, please, please, please.
    Fingers and toes are crossed.
    And believe me, that is not easy, trying to fit in my shoes, let alone walk the dog :-) But fingers crossed is good for my diet...no eating for me the next couple of days :-)
    But oh how wonderful it would be if I would win one of your beautiful discs.
    Thank you for the change.

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  8. A design popped into my mind as soon as I saw the disks. Email at kat.douglas.nv@gmail.com. Thanks.

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  9. Hi Francesca, Your enameled disc beads are wonderful and turquoise is my favorite color. I would love to make a piece and encorporate these beads so please give me a chance. Thanks and make this Groundhog Day better!!!! I'm at choochie9@aol.com

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  10. Sounds fun and those disks are great. sonyastille@ gmail.com

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  11. These are so pretty and they caught my eye right away when I saw the post on my FB page. I would be a lot of fun to make something with your pendant.

    lamplightcrafts@msn.com

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  12. Your discs are beautiful! I'd be happy to play along and perhaps add some of my enameled or glass pieces to the design :). Good luck everyone, can't wait to see what people create.

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  13. Ok, I know I was so very blessed to be in on last month's component, but I would soooooo love to participate in this one too! You did a fabulous job with these discs, and those colors are just stunning! Crossing my fingers and tossing my name in the hat....smoore81@sc.rr.com

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  14. Those are really beautiful...your passion might just become mine after seeing these! NICCCCCEEEE!!

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  15. These are so beautiful! I would love to be considered for the giveaway, challenge, and blog-hop. My email address is kymhunterdesigns@gmail.com

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  16. I would love to be able to design with one of your enameled discs, love the colors!
    mary@govaars.us

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  17. I'm up for a jewelry challenge! They are very pretty - thanks for chance!
    lucidmoonstudio(at)gmail(dot)com

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  18. Would love to work with your enameled disc and am always up for a challenge.

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  19. Don't count me :) I just have to say those are so elegant!

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  20. I would love to work with those gorgeous enameled pieces! The silver accents add the perfect touch! Rbarondesigns [at] gmail dot com

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  21. They are beautiful, i will be honored if I am chosen to create with them!

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  22. I would sooo love to work with one of those. I love discs and enamel. Already have an idea or two swimming around. Thanks for the opportunity.
    kaythomerson(at)hotmail.com

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  23. Francesca, I would love a chance to create with one of these beautiful components! Your enameling is beautiful! I love the deep colors with the little accents of silver! sallyrussick@gmail.com

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  24. Francesca,

    Like what you have done with the disks and would love to win one to use for the challenge.

    Carolyn
    Carolynscreations@live.com

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  25. I would love to participate. Those disks are gorgeous! berlinweiss@gmail.com

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  26. OH MY Francesca, these are beautiful and I love the "silver pebbles." I just want to run my fingers over them. I'm always up for a challenge and would enjoy a chance create something with one of them. Good Luck to everyone and happy dance for the five winners. jbj@jkdjewelry.com

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  27. I would LOVE to recive one of the peices , I'm IN LOVE WITH ENAMILING !!! i can't do it just yet , but i'm excited to get to a point that i can , i've been itching for a challange and i know i could participate and get them done in time because there so inspireing !!! Good luck to everyone , i have my fingers crossed that i'll be one of the 5 , My new years resaultion was to do any challange i can find , turn over anew leaf and get i done , and do my best ! ... thanks for the chanch and for the simply gourgous peice to work with Ivygodess0106@yahoo.com

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  28. I would love to play...beautiful colors.

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  29. I'm sorry, I forgot my email. Whimsyswonders@gmail.com. Thanks.

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  30. How beautiful, I would love the chance to try my hand. maloneve@gmail.com

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  31. Your discs are wonderful and look like a lot of fun so I would definitely be thrilled to have the opportunity to design a piece of jewelry with one of your handmade discs. My email - jenhildebrandt@gmail.com
    Thanks,
    Jennifer Hildebrandt


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  32. So glad I click on and read this :) I saw these cool discs, and an idea popped right into my head :) Love following you! Dawn at northernadornments@gmail.com

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  33. LOVE them! I wish I could enter though! My hand will mostly not be better by the 28th, so can't commit to making something by then :(( Maybe I will buy some later when I can bead again!

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  34. What a lovely little component. I think it's perfect. I'd love to have the chance to design with one of these beauties.

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  35. So glad I was reading my blogs tonight. This sounds like a lot of fun! I would love to use one of your lovely discs to create something. You can contact me at kmorgan429@gmail.com.

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  36. I would love a chance to play with one of these- the ideas are dancing about in my head! Charisdesigns@hotmail.com Thank you- Christie

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  37. Keeping my fingers crossed and hoping to be picked for this component. I am hooked on enamels these days and would love to work with one of your pieces. My email is cfoiles@nc.rr.com

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  38. Beautiful enamel colors, would love to design with one. sandi@sandivolpe.com

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  39. Wow! I would LOVE to participate in this challenge. I love your enamel work. The earring challenges have been a great inspiration and I am already thinking of ways to use these beautiful discs. Jennifer custserv@drygulch.com

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  40. Lovely! Thanks for the chance.

    lovelydomesticdiva (at) gmail (dot) com

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  41. ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥I want to win!! I so want to learn to enamel. ♥ Pick me!!! ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

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