August 3, 2011

Summer School & Giveaway

We have been enjoying our summer vacation and while I try to keep things fairly relaxed, there is still a certain amount of work that should be done (like it or not my dear, sweet 10 year old son) to keep our brains from getting rusty. Of course the idea of a simple math sheet each morning has turned my child into a bit of a monster! I, on the other hand, would love to take a class, to learn something new. I was contacted by the lovely folks at Beaducation and asked if I would like to try one of their new classes on DVD for review. Hot diggity!

Just like Beaducation's online courses, you need not leave the comfort of your home, pay for gas, or venture out into the 100 degree heat to learn something new!

Soldering, torch enameling, and riviting are a few of the classes that are available on DVD and it just so happens that I have all my tools and supplies for torch enameling but was not feeling too confident in my skills. Luckily they send me the Click, Play, Learn Torch Enameling with Steven James for me to try.

The step by step techniques and the ability to pause the lesson for my little ones needs were greatly appreciated. The questions I had were answered and when the weather is cool enough to play with the flames, I will be ready. Even if I forget I can review the disk at anytime!

If you would like to win one of these classes plus one of my new fall inspired acorn pendants you can post a link to this post on your blog or post it on facebook! Leave your comment with your link by 8 PM Tuesday, August 9th and a winner will be chosen at random on Wednesday, August 10th! Back to school is right around the corner!



23 comments:

Cristi Baxter Clothier said...

Love the pendant, Gaea! It's my favorite color too. I'm posting to Facebook now. Thanks!

My Life Under the Bus said...

Lordy if that's summer school I'm in lol. My four have summer packets and all I can say is they are HELL. Posting to my FB page! : )

For My Sweet Daughter said...

Posting to my fb page now. I would love to have that pendant! I love acorns and DVD couldn't be more perfect!!!

Alice said...

I've posted this on my FB Page:

http://www.facebook.com/#!/profile.php?id=1755927752

I'd love to win your sweet little acorn pendant and a DVD tutorial from Beaducation. Thanks for the chance to win!

creativeflutters said...

Love the pendant as well!! Fall is my favorite!! Will post on FB!

CraftyHope said...

Your acorn pendant is just too adorable to not try for it.
I posted about it on my Facebook Page (CraftyHopeJewelry)
Thanks for the opportunity!

Janet said...

Once again Gaea packs a whollop with a lovely charm focal! I Love Bead education!! A close friend of mine learned alot from them and makes really beautiful jewellery from an online video she purchased. Thank you for the chance..this is a great one. Its on my fb now!

Amy B. said...

Love this pendant! Always inspired by the team at Beaducation and the seemingly-never ending talent they have!!
posting to Facebook

SueBeads said...

I shared it on facebook, Gaea, and thanks for the chance to win!

Nicole said...

I posted on my blog!

http://nicolesjewelrycreations.blogspot.com/2011/08/gaeas-giveaway.html

Lucid Moon Studio said...

I love the pendant! I would also love to win a free class :) I shared on Facebook:

http://www.facebook.com/LisaAPetrillo/posts/211763578872865

TesoriTrovati said...

I have often wondered about the online classes. I would miss the camaraderie of the other students and the interaction with the teacher but I could see how having them to stop and "rewind" would be very useful! I look forward to seeing what you do with the torch enameling (something I would love to try) and thanks for the chance to win!
Enjoy the day!
Erin

Holly said...

Oh, what a generous giveaway! Please do pick me :) I've just FB'ed it - "https://www.facebook.com/silverrosedesigns"SilverRoseDesignsFB

Shaiha said...

What a wonderful giveaway. I shared it on my blog.

http://shaihasramblings.blogspot.com/2011/08/contest-video-class-and-gorgeous.html

Mary K. McGraw said...

I like online courses. Sometimes I do better when trying to learn something if I do not have the distraction of others around me. But on the other hand I like live classes also, just for the synergy of all the participants; it seems to rub off on me.
Thanks for the chance to win your lovely pendant.

Rebecca said...

Woo Gaea, how did I miss this one? I'm going to post This right now on my blog. X

Barbara Lewis said...

Heck yeah I'd like to win! i think the online education is great. It's there when you need a shot in the arm of inspiration!

Cillaw said...

Hi Gaea!
Sounds like a great prize!
Count me in!
Thanks
Cilla

Cillaw said...

Me again,
I posted to my blog
www.tellyourgirlfriends.com
Cilla

quiltingjewel39 said...

I would love to win some online education - love being able to do it in my sweats!! Your acorns are wonderful - just in time for all the squirrels that have been running around my yard!
My e-mail is rmar261783@aol.com

Pamela said...

Hi Gaea, I have been following your work for awhile, but just haven't had the budget yet to buy , so winning something from you would be great! And the chance to learn something new almost as great! But even better will be my post on FB to all my friends to look up a fellow Ojai/Venturan. I grew up in Ventura, and spent a lot of time in Ojai! Still have lots of friends there! Hope it generates some local business for you!
My email is notpam23@q.com
Thanks for your generosity,
Pamela

Lucid Moon Studio said...

What a great giveaway! I would love to win both prizes :) I shared on Facebook here:

http://www.facebook.com/LisaAPetrillo/posts/148868008528644

Gaea said...

Thank you lovelies! I appreciate your participating!

I will post in the morning about who won!