Thursday, March 11, 2010

Free Steel Forming Block - Create A Tutorial Exchange Program With Evie's Tool Emporium

Steel Forming Block - 1-1/2 Inch x 2-1/2 Inch x 15/16 Inch

Steel Forming Block - 1-1/2 Inch x 2-1/2 Inch x 15/16 Inch
Steel Forming Block - 1-1/2 Inch x 2-1/2 Inch x 15/16 Inch

Have you heard about the Exchange Program - Free Supplies For Tutorials?

If you an artist, here is an opportunity for you to receive a free steel forming block as well as drive traffic to your online website and your blog! I am offering this steel forming block to an artist who would like to create a unique piece utilizing the steel forming block. Then show us all how it was done by posting a tutorial on your blog. The steel forming block will be free to the artist who is chosen to create the tutorial. All artists in the world are welcome to apply! Please feel free to use the medium of your choice.

I will link your tutorial on Evie's Tool Emporium and here on the Evie's Tool Emporium blog. In return you will link your online website and your blog to me. The tutorial will also appear on the Totally Tutorials blog who is facilitating the Exchange Program - Free Supplies For Tutorials. For further details please check out Totally Tutorials.

If you are interested in creating a unique piece with the steel forming block please post a comment here with your URL. Otherwise please feel free to convo me at Evie's Tool Emporium. The ideal candidate will be an artist comfortable working with the medium of your choice. I'm looking for super creative ideas! The ideal candidate will also have a blog and have the ability to take nice photos. Then I will randomly choose an artist from those candidates.

Applications will be accepted through Friday March 19th at midnight. I will contact the artist chosen for this tutorial on Sunday March 21st.


miznyc said...

I'd love to participate!


Not sure I understand the rules. Do we come up with an idea, send you our thoughts and then you send the block and we make it?

or do you pick someone, send them the block and then they post a tutorial of what they made?

Evie's Tool Emporium said...

hi miznyc-

Thank you for your interest!

If you have a specific project in mind please let me know! I love to hear creative ideas!

What I will do is choose someone to make a tutorial from the applications I receive. That person will recieve the block. Then they will make and post a tutorial after that!

Here are several links from a previous tutuorial exchange we participated in:

Again, thank you for your interest and please let me know if you have any additional questions!


Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

It would be my honor to own this steel forming block. I have wanted to work more in metal and this is the perfect way to get me moving in that direction.

I have a large sheet of 12 oz copper. It is relatively heavy compared to craft copper, so I need something to bend it with. I am primarily an altered artist and I would like to create a tutorial showing a book in which the cover is made of copper.

Specifically, for this project, the cover of the hand made altered book would use a single piece of copper, the size to be determined once I have the forming block.

The inside would have two or three sets of signatures that are paper. The book would be bound using one of the traditional bookbinding techniques. I would use either wire for a completely metal exterior, or heavy waxed linen thread to bind the book.

For embellishments, I would use the steel block to form small hand cut metal flowers (or possibly another design).

Although I don't own your metal alphabet punches, I own two sets, one that is 1/4" and one 3/8". I will use these to make the "book" title and explain that you also sell punches similar to the ones I own.

I am no stranger to tutorials, and I invite you to visit my blog and click on the "tutorials" page at the top. I would love for you to see this specific tutorial of a book I "bound" a couple of years ago:

I consider this to be a unique project that would take your steel forming block beyond the range of jewelry and its other normal use.

Thank you in advance for considering my proposal. To send me an e-mail, simply click on my profile. Should you want a materials list before making your final decision, I would be glad to send one. I have all the supplies I would need to create this project, other than the forming block.

Randi said...

I would love to be the artisan picked to create a tutorial with the Steel Forming Block. I work with various forming tools all the time (ie: dapping block, stakes), and have used a forming block a little, but not purchased one. This is an example of earrings I created - the formed lines were made with a Forming Block similar to the one in the exchange:


For a tutorial, I'd love to do a similar project but of a pendant, using the forming block (along with hammer/punches) to create a pattern of offset lines in copper or silver sheet (or prefab disk). It would be a fairly easy project, but with a lot of room for variation and the ability to incorporate additional techniques if wanted, like tube riveting.

For reference, I've written tutorials before (one is available on my Etsy site), and I write shorter handouts/tutorials all the time for my classes (I teach jewelry classes).

I appreciate your consideration, and promise to create a great project that will do your Steel Forming Block proud! If you have any questions, please convo me thru Etsy - I check several times a day... Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Hello, I'd really like to take part in this one. Im a UK jeweller of 22 years experience, a teacher since 1994 and I have a shop on Etsy where I found your post. I have a Blog which I've just started and post my tutorials on it (which are all different to the ones you see repeated on the internet and that are already in books. Im a member of Etsy Metal where I'll be posting more tutorials and hopefully some product reviews in the future too. I would use your steel former to make something original in the materials of silver and recycled tin, such as you find in my shop, I already have ideas just from looking at the block. Let me know.
fluxplay jewellery (Maria) www.fluxplay.etsy.com

GeltDesigns said...

My daughter and I would love to be considered. Please visit our website, blog or eHow to see a list of jewelry making, upcycled and general craft tutorials:



Thanks for considering us. :)

Evie's Tool Emporium said...

The winners are http://alteredbooklover.blogspot.com/ and StudioDax.etsy.com

Anonymous said...

Hello mate! Nice site! I really enjoyed reading it.

Gourav said...

Wow, great article, I really appreciate your thought process and having it explained properly, thank you!