Sunday, March 25, 2012

INCREDIBLE Chain Maille Tutorial Giveaway -- Scott David Plumlee DVDs

Scott David Plumlee is an AMAZING chain maille and wire artist.  I've had the pleasure of reviewing several of his books and they've always impressed me not only with how beautiful the designs are, but how clear the directions are.  I've owned a number of chain maille books, but often they miss showing the "how-to" part.  David doesn't.

I reviewed THREE of David's amazing how-to DVDs.  Two are on chain maille and one is on wire work.  And guess what?



So let's talk about the DVDs, m'k?



I personally would really, really like to keep this DVD for myself, because it's right up my alley, but it's someone's lucky day!  This DVD is 71 minutes long and chock full of unique wire designs that you can easily adapt to your own style.  There are seven segments and David goes over not only how to make the designs, but how to use the right gauge and other important tips.



This is a great DVD for the beginner.  Byzantine is the first chain maille weave I learned, and it's VERY versatile.  There are just so many things you can do with it!   He also shows simpler single and double chains, and ups the ante by showing you how to embellish your chains with beads and making your own clasps.  

The DVD is 87 minutes -- and it's a GREAT way to learn chain maille for the first time.




This DVD is for those that have a little more experience with chain maille.  There are nine lessons, and David continues his love for embellishing chain with beads, but REALLY cool -- he'll show you how to make your own magnetic clasps!

The DVD is 87 minutes long.


All of the DVDs retail for $24.95 in the Interweave Store. 
Click the title below each photo to buy one if you just can't wait!


Here's how you can win

1.  Comment with a way to get in touch with you --
if you don't have your email on your blog profile
or don't provide it in your comment, I can't count you.
(mention which one you would prefer)


2.  Post about this giveaway on your blog.
(This was generous of David to give $75 of DVDs, 
so let's give him some love!


3.  One extra point each for Twitter or Facebook
(please leave me the link).

Non-US people are welcome to enter!


Winners will be announced March 31st.



Photobucket



Lori Anderson creates jewelry for her web site, Lori Anderson Designs, and wrote the blog An Artist's Year Off.  She is the creator of the Bead Soup Blog Party.

118 comments:

  1. You have the best goodies, I would love to be one of the lucky winners. My email is mlgovaar@pacbell.net

    ReplyDelete
  2. Hi Lori-
    Wow what a generous giveaway! I'd like to put my name in the hat for the wire working DVD. I think chainmaille is probably beyond me! Thanks!

    ReplyDelete
  3. Please put my name in the hat - what an amazing giveaway! Thanks to Lori and David.

    ReplyDelete
  4. Great giveaway! I will post on my blog and on facebook. Can't imagine anyone is following me and not you but what the heck:) I added the email and showed it now in my profile so hopefully that will work.

    ReplyDelete
  5. Oh these would be so awesome to have -- especially being such a beginner. I can't wait to start learning to work with wire. What an awesome giveaway! The Byzantine is one of my favorite links!

    blazesandbubbles AT gmail DOT com

    ReplyDelete
  6. Thank you so much for a chance to win one of those goodies!

    ReplyDelete
  7. Now that is something I need to add to my skills! Awesome stuff Lori!
    my email is beadcomber at yahoo dot com. Thanks so much!

    ReplyDelete
  8. Whoops! Forgot to leave the Twitter link from tweeting.

    https://twitter.com/#!/Bakin_Goddess/status/184023107407839233

    blazesandbubbles AT gmail DOT com

    ReplyDelete
  9. Posted on FB...https://www.facebook.com/beadcomber
    (don't know how to do the proper link, but it's the most recent post)

    ReplyDelete
  10. Oh, I'd love to win one, Lori! That first one is right up my street. Email: pouncingturtle 28 @ hotmail.com

    Facebooked you (woops, I said books!)
    http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=786953072

    And blogged
    http://beadyeyedbunny.blogspot.co.uk/2012/03/wirework-dvd-giveaway.html

    ReplyDelete
  11. And hello again, lol.
    Tweeted at https://twitter.com/Tinah1

    ReplyDelete
  12. Amazing! I would love his dvd on wire wrapped jewelry. Oh, the possibilities! Thank you Lori

    ReplyDelete
  13. Thank you for the chance - I would love that wire book.

    ReplyDelete
  14. Thank you for the chance. I would love to win that wire book - looks awesome!

    ReplyDelete
  15. What a fantastic giveaway! Please toss my name in the hat.

    ReplyDelete
  16. I shared it on FB.

    https://www.facebook.com/sShaiha/posts/354216321283950

    ReplyDelete
  17. I blogged about this contest.

    http://shaihasramblings.blogspot.com/2012/03/interested-in-chainmaille-or-wirework.html

    ReplyDelete
  18. I tweeted this contest :)

    https://twitter.com/#!/Shaiha_/status/184034804814184448

    ReplyDelete
  19. This is a skill I've still yet to learn so I'd be very excited to win. okililmummy@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  20. I am always up for learning something new and a dvd sounds great!

    ReplyDelete
  21. Would love to learn chain maille! Thanks for the Giveaway!
    ms.tmok@gmail.com
    www.twitter.com/bumblebeadsd
    www.facebook.com/bumblebeadsdesigns

    ReplyDelete
  22. Toss my name in the hat please! Thanks Lori!

    ReplyDelete
  23. Hi Lori,
    These DVD's sound wonderful I have always admired chain maille, but just never done it. Thank you for the opportunity to win one of these DVD's.
    Therese

    ReplyDelete
  24. Wow, what a great giveaway. My email is glasstastictreasures@gmail.com

    I blogged: http://glasstastreasures.blogspot.com/2012/03/great-things.html

    and facebooked: https://www.facebook.com/Jamie1Rose/posts/3608038644732

    Thanks!!

    ReplyDelete
  25. Oooooooohhh! Are they enough ooo-s? :) Lori, I absolutely positively LOVE his work, I read many of his books, I bought a couple and they are on my bed table, I pick them every now and then and read through... Love it! You know my email :)

    ReplyDelete
  26. This is awesome! I am especially intrigued by the order and chaos DVD. Right up my alley, thank you very much for this opportunity. nancy.saccoccio@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  27. Second chance-shared on FB. nancy.saccoccio@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  28. Hi Lori,
    I blogged about the giveaway on my blog;
    http://theresestreasures59.blogspot.com/2012/03/dvd-giveaway.html

    Therese

    ReplyDelete
  29. Hi Lori, Me again! I posted the giveaway on my facebook page Therese's Treasures
    Therese

    ReplyDelete
  30. Oh - here are the links:

    1. Posted on my blog: http://www.allprettythings.ca/2012/03/pretty-things-incredible-chain-maille.html

    2. Facebook:
    http://www.facebook.com/AllPrettyThingsStudio
    (I don't know how to get just *the link* to the post... it's there, though)

    3. Twitted:
    https://twitter.com/#!/PrettyThings_A/status/184053175832150016
    (I know how to get the link from Twitter :))

    ReplyDelete
  31. Lovely giveaway, I will cross my fingers that I am lucky!!

    ReplyDelete
  32. Hi Lori, Lovely jewelry in your store!
    I have just started wire-wrapping and have a whole new world to discover with wire-working!
    Would so love to have these :)
    Check out my Van Gogh inspired necklace and first wire-wrapping attempt :
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/30033752@N04/6863571470/in/pool-327923@N20/

    Thanks,
    Kaushambi
    www.etsy.com/shop/Beaditi

    ReplyDelete
  33. Hi Lori, Lovely jewelry in your store!
    I have just started wire-wrapping and have a whole new world to discover with wire-working!
    Would so love to have these :)
    Check out my Van Gogh inspired necklace and first wire-wrapping attempt :
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/30033752@N04/6863571470/in/pool-327923@N20/

    Thanks,
    Kaushambi
    www.etsy.com/shop/Beaditi

    ReplyDelete
  34. Hi Lori, Lovely jewelry in your store!
    I have just started wire-wrapping and have a whole new world to discover with wire-working!
    Would so love to have these :)
    Check out my Van Gogh inspired necklace and first wire-wrapping attempt :
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/30033752@N04/6863571470/in/pool-327923@N20/

    Thanks,
    Kaushambi
    beaditi2010@gmail.com

    www.etsy.com/shop/Beaditi

    ReplyDelete
  35. I'd love to win the Wire Working one (since I already have the other two!). I agree he's very good at showing you how to do stuff and I need that w/ wire! Thanks, Lori.

    ReplyDelete
  36. Really excited about the Make Wire-Wrapped Jewelry dvd, but would be ecstatic to win any of them... My email is in my profile and I will blog about this at http://fireflyvisions.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  37. Wow Lori - this is a fun give-a-way!! Any one of these would be awesome, but I would be most partial to the first one on wire work. My email link is towards the top right hand side of my blog and I tweeted this a few miniutes ago:
    https://twitter.com/#!/MiShelDesigns/status/184063422537797632

    ReplyDelete
  38. My preference would be for Chain Maille II. :)

    ReplyDelete
  39. I would like to win the chain maille 2 book.
    cheryl.dunham8@gmail.com, or renaissance-jewelry.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  40. Sorry for not mentioning which one! Chainmaille I would be fab.

    ReplyDelete
  41. O.o <-- That's me, ogling the DVDs. They look fantastic, especially the Precise & Chaotic one. Love your pink hair! I'm going pink this spring for a change from fall & winter purple. ;-)

    ReplyDelete
  42. oops I forgot. charleegriffith@yahoo.com

    ReplyDelete
  43. What a lovely giveaway! Very generous. I would love to win. Thank you!
    mizjay@verizon.net

    ReplyDelete
  44. Hi Lori, I posted the giveaway on my blog, but I don't know how to do the facebook thing??

    ReplyDelete
  45. P.S. First choice would be the precise and chaotic wirework, second choice would be chainmaille 2.

    ReplyDelete
  46. Hi! Tweeted your giveaway. Found out about it on Creative Bead Chat on FB! Sharing on my page next. Mary Anne Flesch - flesch1234 (at) gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  47. Shared on my FB Timeline! http://www.facebook.com/groups/323057074410586/331721920210768/#!/profile.php?id=100000107703325 Mary Anne Flesch flesch1234 {at} gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  48. Tweeted about your giveaway! https://twitter.com/#!/maryanneflesch/status/184080436685848576 Mary Anne Flesch, flesch1234 {at} gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  49. Woohoo! I get to comment again! *Winks* I didn't tell you which DVD I wanted.

    It is this one, if I win.

    Make Wire-Wrapped Jewelry -- Precise and Chaotic

    blazesandbubbles AT gmail DOT com

    ReplyDelete
  50. Hi Lori, I would prefer Make Wire-Wrapped Jewelry -- Precise and Chaotic first choice, then either of the chainmaille jewelry DVDs.

    ReplyDelete
  51. Here I am again. Forgot to mention which I'd prefer. I think wire-wrapping. I have only the very basic skill in that area.

    ReplyDelete
  52. Whew I thought I saw this post early. Turns out I am right behind 50 or so others. lol
    Well, I would love to win either the Wire-Wrapped DVD or the more advanced chainmaille one.
    Thanks Lori and David.

    ReplyDelete
  53. #2 would be nice, but would be happy with any one of them. Will put this on my blog also.
    Thanks Lori:)

    ReplyDelete
  54. I love wire wrap so I would definitely choose that one. The designs on the front are enough to make me drool.

    ReplyDelete
  55. I would love to win one of these DVD's. Preferably the one about wire work, as I've never done chain maille, but am always looking for ways to improve/expand my wire work. But any of the 3 would be great. My e-mail is in my blog profile.

    ReplyDelete
  56. Ok, I think this is the link for the tweet I just posted about your giveaway and David's DVD's.

    https://twitter.com/#!/kayzkreationz/status/184095205585195008

    ReplyDelete
  57. Ok, I think this is the link for the post on my facebook page for your giveaway. http://facebook.com/KayzKreationzGlassKreationz

    https://www.facebook.com/KayzKreationz#!/KayzKreationzGlassKreationz/posts/357119917663976

    ReplyDelete
  58. I'd love to win the Make Wire Wrapped Jewelry, if I'm chosen. thanks again!

    ReplyDelete
  59. Hi Lori, thanks for a great giveaway! Would love to try chainmaille. My email: knomura1@hotmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  60. Have just tweeted about it:

    www.twitter.com/jewelsbykat

    ReplyDelete
  61. I would love to win one of these dvd's, especially the Precise and Chaotic! You can reach me at annasplaceofholding@gmail.com

    Anna W.
    annasplaceofholding.com
    @FELTit on Twitter

    ReplyDelete
  62. Just tweeted as @FELTit!

    Anna W.
    annasplaceofholding.com
    @FELTit on Twitter

    ReplyDelete
  63. Hi, Lori!

    What a generous giveaway! If I win, I've got my eye on the volume 2 of chain maille. :)

    ReplyDelete
  64. Would love to win one! Thanks for the opportunity :)

    ReplyDelete
  65. I would love to win any of the fabulous DVDs!! Thanks for the chance on a great giveaway!!

    ReplyDelete
  66. My wire wrapping journey is just beginning - could do with some helpful pointers :)

    ReplyDelete
  67. Want them so badly =) count me in Lori...

    ReplyDelete
  68. What a great giveaway! Count me in!

    ReplyDelete
  69. I would love to win this giveaway. I have many friends from my Rennaissance days who are still wearing chain regularly.


    wis momworks (at) gmail (dot) com

    ReplyDelete
  70. Shared it on my facebook wall

    Laura DogsMom

    ReplyDelete
  71. I've been wanting to learn chain maille patterns! What a great opportunity to learn this technique! Thanks for the opportunity!

    Vivi.Magoo.Presents@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  72. I've been wanting to learn chain maille patterns! What a great opportunity to learn this technique! Thanks for the opportunity!

    Vivi.Magoo.Presents@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  73. I've been wanting to learn this technique! Thanks for the chance to win the DVD's!

    Vivi.Magoo.Presents@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  74. Lor, I would love to win one of these DVDs. Please put my name in the drawing. I have blogged about the giveaway. Thanks Lori.

    ReplyDelete
  75. Would love to have the wire working DVD or the first Chain maille as I've never done that before. But either one would be great!!!! Thanks Lori! Just posted this on my blog!

    ReplyDelete
  76. Frantastic giveaway. I have ordered other "on-line" lessons on chain maille but they were confusing and got me no where. Hope I can master the technique soon (especially if I win one of the DVD's - hint, hint).

    ReplyDelete
  77. Forgot to mention earlier - I would love to have the "Make Wire-Wrapped Jewelry" DVD....the tag "precise and chaotic" is intriguing as I continue my experiments with wire !

    Beaditi on Etsy
    beaditi2010@gmail.com

    Thanks!

    ReplyDelete
  78. Did a blog post on this giveaway. Here is the link:
    http://amazingdesigns-marlene.blogspot.com/2012/03/chain-maille-tutorial-giveaway-scott.html

    ReplyDelete
  79. I adore wire wrap jewelry and can't wait to learn how to do it myself. My email is mybestforu@yahoo.com, dont have a blog but will definitely give a shout out on FB. Take a look at our page http://www.facebook.com/pages/Unicorne-Beads/147272765301419 to see my post.

    ReplyDelete
  80. Love wire wrap jewelry and need direction. Would adore these DVDs to make sure I'm on the right path. I dont have a blog but will post on my company's FB page http://www.facebook.com/pages/Unicorne-Beads/147272765301419

    my email is mybestforu@yahoo.com

    ReplyDelete
  81. ooh! I'd love a chainmaille dvd! http:pookledo.blogspot.com :)

    ReplyDelete
  82. choose me! polly558@gmail.com You both are VERY generous! thanks

    ReplyDelete
  83. This is a wonderful and generous offer. Thank you for making it available to so many of ♥ I'm interested in the beginners chainmaille, thank you. I'd be grateful for any of the really.
    My FB page is: https://www.facebook.com/sherryradanovich

    ReplyDelete
  84. Love the book I have by him and would love more! COunt me in!

    ReplyDelete
  85. Love the book I have by him and would love more! COunt me in!

    ReplyDelete
  86. Posted link on FB: https://www.facebook.com/GlassAddictions

    ReplyDelete
  87. To be honest,I'd be thrilled with any one of them!! I have no problem taking the 3rd/leftover one
    Thanks sweetie!

    lunrei at yahoo dot com

    ReplyDelete
  88. wooo hoo! OK, I put it on my blog: http://mkpbeadart.blogspot.com/2012/03/win-dvds-makin-jewelry-woot.html

    and both my personal facebook page on my fan page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Kat-BarronMiller-Midnight-Kat-Productions/143083067697

    art at beadfix dot com I would love the 2nd chainmaile if I luck out and win, but I'll take whatever I can get... and I'm thinkin' I'm gonna add the to my wish list for future reference... thanks for having the giveaway!

    ReplyDelete
  89. Ohhh this is great!!!

    elahnah@aim.com

    ReplyDelete
  90. Ohhh this is great!!!

    elahnah@aim.com

    ReplyDelete
  91. It's on my FB http://facebook.com/elaynesteitelbaum

    elahnah@aim.com

    ReplyDelete
  92. It's on my FB http://facebook.com/elaynesteitelbaum

    elahnah@aim.com

    ReplyDelete
  93. Here is the link to my FB page about the giveaway:
    http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Amazing-Designs/264083323612985

    ReplyDelete
  94. Just mention about this giveaway on my blog =)
    Please check it here :

    http://manikjawainc.blogspot.com/2012/03/chain-maille-tutorial-giveaway.html

    ReplyDelete
  95. You can always learn new techniques! Nice giveaway!

    ReplyDelete
  96. I would love the wire DVD. Thanks Lori

    ReplyDelete
  97. How generous of you! Any of these would be a welcome addition to my learning stash. So much to learn, so little time. I posted on my personal FB page as a link to this page :)

    Christie

    ReplyDelete
  98. I would love the Chainmaille DVD. Thanks for the opportunity.

    ReplyDelete
  99. Ok, You are forcing me to write on my blog this weekend. I have been too tired to write, but I would love to win. Best, Andrea Trank andreatrank@yahoo.com

    ReplyDelete
  100. This is a most perfect of give- aways. I really like the Wire Wrapped DVD. I never win, but I will spread the word....Mary
    sugarshack62@cableone.net

    ReplyDelete
  101. I would love to have a DVD to increase the knowledge of wire making jewelry. This is my goal this year. You can find me at Dian's Timpanalley blog and my email is kellyrd@yahoo.com.

    ReplyDelete
  102. Sue Evans7:41 PM

    How nice of both you and Mr. David to make such a generous offer. Beadie people are the very best. :) My email addy is susie77@gmail.com Thanks!!!

    ReplyDelete
  103. These are awesome! I posted to my facebook page:

    https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1188912788

    and my blog:
    http://worksfromtheattic.blogspot.com/2012/03/blog-giveaway-from-pretty-things.html

    Now...April 1st is my birthday! What a wonderful present they would be! ~grins~
    Thank you for being so kind as to offer them!

    Have a sunny day!
    Linda Marino
    Linjmarino@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  104. Any of those DVD's would be awesome to win. SO many great ideas!

    ReplyDelete
  105. Any of those DVD's would be awesome to win. SO many great ideas!

    ReplyDelete
  106. Sharron Voeltz5:26 AM

    Wow Lori. Thanks for the opportunity to maybe win one of these DVD's. I'm trying to learn Chain Maille this year. One of these DVD's would really help. Thanks. Sharron svoeltz1719@embarqmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  107. These look great I would love to win one!! One of the things I want to learn to do is chain maile. My email is dlstein@wpa.net. Blog is http://countrygirl-diane.blogspot.com/

    Off to post on my blog and face book. :)

    ReplyDelete
  108. Wow! What a great giveaway and hard to choose which I'd like (I'd LOVE all three) but since I have to pick I'd like the wire working DVD since I'm really trying to master that right now.

    email addy is darleenmb at darleenmb dot com

    Off to post on my blog and Facebook (darleenmb)

    ReplyDelete
  109. Wow! You've definitely gotten some attention with this giveaway! Count me in for the beginners chainmaille DVD! My email is gracedorsey@att.net, I posted it on my blog and I'm about to go and post this on my Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/pages/Graceful-Bead-Designs-Handmade-Glass-Beads-for-Jewelry-Designers/108226712569970. I follow your blog as CWSlevin....Fan of the Flame! Thanks Lori, you're great!

    ReplyDelete
  110. I have dabbled in chainmaille and would love to have a chance to learn more about it. You give away the best stuff.

    I posted on my blog at http://www.jeanawells.blogspot.com and my e.mail is jeanawells@kc.rr.com.

    Off to twitter and facebook.

    ReplyDelete
  111. Have posted about this giveaway on my facebook here. http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Jean-A-Wells-Handcrafted-Artisan-Jewelry/200195113401272

    jeanawells@kc.rr.com

    ReplyDelete
  112. Wow, how cool is that giveaway! esp the wirework book.

    my email: stringasongofsixpence at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  113. I posted a note on my blog about it today as well Lori. Here's the link:
    http://bit.ly/HowfkV
    And, Happy Birthday to you!!
    ~Shel~

    ReplyDelete
  114. Awesome giveaway!! I put it on my Facebook.

    http://www.facebook.com/pages/Outwest-Art-Glass-Beads/163010033807079

    ReplyDelete
  115. Just twittered or tweeted here.

    https://twitter.com/#!/JeanAWells/status/185484968011628544

    ReplyDelete
  116. Whew, I have one more entry allowed - just a plain old comment here about hoping that I win one of these goodies.....that would be great. Haven't won anything now in a few weeks - do you think my luck is running out? Oh I hope not.

    Happy Birthday Lori - read that on facebook I think.

    Hope you had a great day.

    jeanawells@kc.rr.com

    ReplyDelete
  117. I would love to win the wire wrapped jewelry because chainmaille and me do not get along.
    Shannon C

    ReplyDelete
  118. All of these look amazing. And you are so generous to give them away.

    ReplyDelete
DESIGN BY: THE BLOG DECORATOR