Winner Times Two! April 21, 2015
Woke up this morning excited for some reason…oh, I know… Today is the giveaway drawing! And I decided to do it the old fashioned way,too. Putting all 34 names on little slips of paper into a hat. A San Diego State Aztec’s ball cap. My husband is a season ticket holder for the Aztec’s basketball team and it was the first hat I found in the house to grab.
I’ll keep this post short and sweet…the two names that were drawn were…
Congratulations to Cindy and Barb!
Make sure your fire insurance is paid up. Just kidding!
Please email me at email@example.com with your mailing address
and I’ll get these babies wrapped up and on their way.
And thank you to everyone for playing along
and writing such kind remarks in your comments.
And thanks again to the generosity of the Sterno Company!
Sterno Torch Giveaway is Open! April 13, 2015
Morning, Blogger Friends!
Who’s ready for some fun with fire?
Then throw your name into the hat by commenting on this post. Please do leave contact info so that I can notify you if you are one of the two winners. If you need to review the few caveats for this giveaway, please refer to my previous posting, Fire Power. Comments welcome until Monday, April 20th.
I’ll draw two names on the 21st, then contact the winners by email to get mailing info.
Good luck to you all!
Fire Power April 9, 2015
Spoiler alert! This is a rather long post…but please stay tuned for the surprise ending!
First up. A milestone reached… I’ve finally graduated from bezel setting stones in a classroom environment to my own home. This required the purchase of a couple of helpful tools…a bezel rocker( also known as a bezel pusher) and a burnisher. Both inexpensive, but necessary for this work. And both were available at a downtown jewelry supply store…San Diego has a historic eight story jewelry building with a couple of supply stores open to the public, watch repair, showrooms of diamond and pearls suppliers, wax casting services…so fun exploring each floor. Very sparkly.
This latest piece went together pretty easily. So excited for find an inexpensive strand of turquoise chunks at a local bead store that went perfectly with this pendant stone.
I was able to solder the three bails quickly with my new Sterno torch.
And here’s a little side story…I purchased a Sterno Candlelamp culinary torch about a year ago because I wanted something with a little more fire power for copper and larger pieces of metal. It worked great…loved its ease. Then one day it wouldn’t light. After searching the web for troubleshooting ideas, I contacted Sterno directly and was nicely referred to their company communications manager and executive chef Thad Smith. What a wonderful experience…not only did he offer to replace my torch, but when he found out I have a jewelry blog, Thad sent two additional torches for me to give away! Wow!
So, blogger friends, here’s the fun for you…I’m giving away two Sterno torches. A few things to consider before you throw your name into the hat…
And I am holding off until Monday, April 13, for the giveaway, so folks have time to do a little research and thinking about it. May or may not be what would fit your needs and desires in a torch. Sadly, due to unruly foreign postage, I am sorry to limit this to U.S. readers.
First this giveaway is just the torch. You will need to purchase a canister of Sterno butane that fits the torch. I’m not brave enough to send this through the mail. There happens to be a Costco in my city that caters to restaurants and cooking needs…amazing, I know…so I was able to purchase a 4 pack. Cheap. This will last me a loooong time. Also saw that it was available at my local Sam’s Club…4 pack for under six dollars.
You might also wish to watch this little video with Thad Smith demoing the torch.