Thursday, December 02, 2010

Thursday Giveaway...

This week, one lucky winner will take home SIX spools of the NEW Soft Flex Craft Wire! This awesome prize comes courtesy of the fine folks at Soft Flex Company. Coated with in a special enameling process, this colorful Craft Wire is scratch and peel resistant. I love colored wire, but am often times hesitant to use it as I'm heavy-handed with my pliers; my end results usually look like someone has chewed on it. But the new Soft Flex Craft Wire provides striking, saturated colors that will withstand even the toughest abuse. The wire is also clear-coated (with the exception of the bare copper) to prevent tarnishing. Your choice of over 20 bright colors will stay bright. And if you're interested in creating rich patinas, the bare copper wire can easily patinated. (Or you could try the vintage bronze, which comes already in a nice oxidized color.)

Another perk of this wire, which is made in the United States is that it is lead and nickel free! This is particularly nice if you're sensitive to metal allergies. They only use copper and fine silver in the production of this wire.

The winner this week will take home spools in silver-plated gold, green, gunmetal, blue, non-tarnish silver and magenta! All of the spools are 20 gauge. The silver and gold come in 25 foot spools; the other colors come in spools of 10 yards.

To win these lovely spools of Soft Flex Craft Wire, all you have to do is leave a comment on this blog post. It's that easy! One lucky winner will be randomly selected from the comment section of this post on Tuesday (December 7th) at midnight EST. Please leave your name and contact information if it doesn't already appear next to your comment. This vibrantly colored giveaway is open to all participants, including international readers!

Bonus Points: Do you really want these spools of wire? If so, you can earn additional entries by blogging, updating your Facebook page, and/or Twittering about this Thursday Giveaway. Don't forget to add your act of social media kindness as a SEPARATE comment to this blog post for your extra shot at these spools of Craft Wire.

Extra Bonus Points: Serious about winning? Why not earn an extra entry? Swing by the Soft Flex Company website and take a look around. Report back here afterwards and leave a separate comment letting us know what catches your fancy and why! There's more than just wire. (Right now I'm digging the rose gold, smokey quartz and vintage bronze Craft Wire.) CLICK HERE to visit the Soft Flex Company website.

110 comments:

rosebud101 said...

Chance #1. Choose me! BBL

Alice said...

Like you, I want to create pieces using colored wire but don't like the way they mar so easily. These sound wonderful. I hope to be the lucky winner!

Alice
thepetersons13@mchsi.com

Alice said...

Oh yeah, I really want to win. I posted about this on my FB page:

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

Alice
thepetersons13@mchsi.com

Lisa Criswell / Indigo's Beads said...

i have just recently taken up working with wire, and would just love to win these spools! please count me in!
indigosbeads(at)live(dot)com.

Mel said...

ooh, I am very excited about this product! I have a tendency to get to involved in working the wire, and forget to be gentle and not scratch it.

Thanks for the chance to win some to try out!

Sabine said...

Wow! I have been wanting to try this. Great giveaway.

Heidi said...

oh my, I want this wire! I love wire! I can't get enough of it. I hoard what I have, and don't want to use it because I never want to run out! I'll be back with more comments...

Imaginative Jewelry said...

Oh!!! wire!!! Yummy!!! Hahaha.

I will keep my fingers crossed.

Imaginative Jewelry said...

I have blogged about it: http://imaginativejewelry.blogspot.com/2010/12/andrews-thursday-giveaway.html

Giantonia Designs said...

I would love to win these beautiful spools of wire! I will post on FB too!

Giantonia Designs said...

I just posted on FB!
http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Giantonia-Designs/164541310228100

Boot ~C said...

I love the idea of coloured wire, but in the past I haven't had the best luck either. these are really pretty

For My Sweet Daughter said...

I love wire and these look like great colors. Pick me!!!
Shannon C

For My Sweet Daughter said...

I just shared the link on FB
Shannon C

For My Sweet Daughter said...

I am loving the textured copper chain! Especially the oval and drop chain.
Shannon C

Kinderhook said...

These are great! I have nothing like this yet so it would be perfect to get me started! Thanks, Andrew. I hope the random number generator hits my number this week! --SallyA

Kinderhook said...

I just visited their website and was amazed at the variety of wires. Intrigued by the possibilities. I also loved their bargain section where some things are 75% off! Yum! --SallyA

Lisa Criswell / Indigo's Beads said...

i just posted a link on my FB page too!

http://www.facebook.com/IndigosBeads

Darlene said...

Please count me in! I love that green wire.

Darlene said...

Here is my Facebook link
http://www.facebook.com/?ref=home#!/darlene.orlowski

Darlene said...

Here's my tweet
http://twitter.com/irishlassieshop/status/10545008788639744

BooBeads said...

I don't use colored wire often either for the same reasons!

I would love to try this and see how it fares!

stacilouise said...

I would love to win these wires! I too alway seem to mar the color off wire. Wouldn't mind trying these out:)
staci.louise@hotmail.com
www.stacilouiseoriginals.com

lizziewriter said...

Neat idea. I've been using Softflex for years, although I'm not beading as much lately -- I miss it and am looking forward to trying out some of the new colors I've picked up at my fave LBS, Momminia in Cold Spring NY.

Diane Ballum said...

I would love to try this new craft wire! The colors are so vibrant! Thanx for the opportunity to win them!

BooBeads said...

Shared on FB as well!

http://www.facebook.com/#!/profile.php?id=100000510051965

Darlene said...

I posted it on my blog also.

http://theirishlassieshop.blogspot.com/2010/12/writing-and-art-of-andrew-thornton.html

debie_lou said...

I'd LOVE LOVE LOVE to win this Soft Flex wire; tis AWESOME!!

debie_lou said...

I published my statement on my profile at: http://www.facebook.com/r#!/profile.php?id=1348753691

debie_lou said...

I went to softflex's page & commented about my visit - on my FB profile.

Mellisa said...

I've never tried craft wire before, I'm also a heavy handed plier user which has stopped me. This would be a great opportunity to try it out!

Linda said...

Love softflex beading wire- its the best-- would love to try their colored craft wire!

Jesus Saves said...

Lovely colors, hope I win!

wizardewu said...

I would love to try out this wire.
eugeniewu at gmail dot com

wizardewu said...

Facebook post: http://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=110949805642679&id=100000413913778
eugeniewu at gmail dot com

wizardewu said...

tweet: http://twitter.com/wizardewu/status/10576743937085441
eugeniewu at gmail dot com

TesoriTrovati said...

Such vibrant colors! How generous a giveaway!

Enjoy the day!
Erin

wizardewu said...

I love the dichroic and lampwork beads that Softflex carries. There are so many beautiful ones.

Love Potion Design said...

Oh! YeS !I would like to win :-) Thank you!
Anto.

FascinationStreet said...

I love wire! Thanks for the opportunity!
barbara

ne-knopka said...

i am blog follower

anna_k67(at)yahoo(dot)com

lorelei said...

Love this wire- what a great giveaway Andrew! Thank you for your generous giveaways, I look forward to them each week!

Jeanne aka Gem Chick said...

Wow! would love to expand my wirework using colored wires!
THanks for this opportunity!

Boot ~C said...

your 3 choices are nice, esp' smoky quartz & vintage bronze,but I love the gunmetal!

cw said...

Thanks Andrew for the chance to win this great prize. This week I posted a question about craft wire because I want to give it a try, expand upon my designer abilities with wire.
This would be the great, ' hope to be the lucky one chosen.
Happy Holidays!
Chris
khakit@verizon.net

Xmichra said...

I am in love wire wire right now!! I'd love to win!

Indonesia Heritage & 6LU11LS97BT14 Bead Supplies said...

Ohh...Ilove to WIN it Sir =)

Doreen said...

What fun colors! Please enter me...

Cindelaras-Jewelry said...

Thanks for this great giveaway. Please count me in ;-)

Cynthia said...

Thanks for the chance to win such an awesome prize!!

Kristi said...

Thanks for the giveaway!! This wire is on my wish list...

Do Be Do Bead Do said...

Wow, that wire is lovely. Hope you are feeling better, Andrew.

stacilouise said...

I shared this on facebook:)
staci.louise@hotmail.com

stacilouise said...

I went to the softflex website, and I LOVE their gemstones...of course, I go right for the beads to drool! too bad they are outta my price range..though I am sure they are worth it.

Artisan Clay said...

I would love to win! I am dangerously close to being out of beading wire. artisanclay@hotmail.com

Artisan Clay said...

I shared this on Facebook
artisanclay@hotmail.com
--Kristie

Anne said...

This is a GREAT give away!!!!

Indonesia Heritage & 6LU11LS97BT14 Bead Supplies said...

Just post about your giveaway on my blog =)

Just click here to check it-out-

http://indonesiaheritageand6lu11ls97bt14.blogspot.com/p/friends-giveaway.html

Jane said...

This is awesome wire!! I love to do wirework!

Jane said...

I checked out the softflex website and I love their trios. They're especially good for the holidays!

Indonesia Heritage & 6LU11LS97BT14 Bead Supplies said...

Just wrote about your Thusrday Giveaway on my...

Facebook Page

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Java-Beads-Manik-Manik-Gudo-/123204001067096

Multiply Blog

http://indheritage.multiply.com/journal/item/6/Giveaway_aka_Gratisan

But I'm using Bahasa Indonesia on both link *sorry*

Marty said...

Thank you so much. I would really like to try using this colorful wire

DK said...

These look like fun to play with.

Regina said...

This would make my holidays very colorful. Thank you Andrew and thank the generous folks at the Soft Flex Company. I can't wait to win, and twist and wrap. Have a wonderful weekend!

Regina said...

I blogged about your giveaway and more...

http://reginaswritings.blogspot.com/2010/12/gifts-from-andrew.html

Thanks again, Andrew!

Nikki said...

What a fab giveaway thank you so much for the chance to win some wire :)
hugs Nikki

Nikki said...

Now I would love the Soft Flex Extreme Sterling Silver Wire
and the Copper and Brass wires look fab
thanks for the chance
hugs Nikki

djdesignskc said...

The latest things for holiday chic, Are packages wrapped up with twine. A crystal cube surrounded by wire, This is a version of mine!
DJ Designs KC

Tam said...

What a wonderful giveaway. The wire looks beautiful.

yogavq said...

Would love to be the one to receive this beautiful wire.

Vikki

Shelly said...

I love Soft Flex beading wire so I am sure I will also love their craft wire.

Thanks for the chance to win some Soft Flex Craft Wire.
Shelly
supson64@gmail.com

Shelly said...

I check out the Soft Flex site at least once a week to see what great sales they have for that week. They have the best prices on some amazing gemstone beads that I have found.
Shelly
supson64@gmail.com

Libby said...

I would love to try this new wire. Thanks for the chance!

callyria (at) yahoo (dot) com

heidiw said...

I cant wait to try this wire!! Please please please please pick me!! I am pretty new to jewelry making but i know a lot of jewelry artists and cant wait to tell them about this product!!!

heidiann said...

I just went to solft flex wire website and if anyone is looking for silver findings this is the place!!!!! they have some beautiful connectors, end tubes and more!!! I loved and I mean Loved the silver bracelet that shows up if you click on findings. Go look at it for yourself, you wont be disappointed!!!

heidiann said...

I just posted information about soft flex wire on my blog. If you are interested pop on over and check it out!!

heidiann said...

i just posted a comment on facebook!! I really really really want to win!! lol good luck to us all!!

xxsquigglesxx said...

I'd love to win this for my card making! Thanks for the chance!

xxsquigglesxx(At)gmail(dot)com

xxsquigglesxx said...

Tweet: http://twitter.com/?status=The%20Writing%20and%20Art%20of%20Andrew%20Thornton:%20Thursday%20Giveaway...:%20http://bit.ly/ieYR27%20via%20@addthis#!/squiggles87/status/11284220479537152

xxsquigglesxx(At)Gmail(Dot)Com

xxsquigglesxx said...

I checked out the website and I'm loving the purple pliers tool set. I love the color purple, so these are perfect!

xxsquigglesxx(At)gmail(dot)Com

KayzKreationz said...

I love their beading wire and am anxious to try some of their colored wire. Would love to win these 6 spools of wire.

http://KayzKreationz.etsy.com
kaythomerson(at)hotmail.com

KayzKreationz said...

Just tweeted about the giveaway.


kayzkreationz Check out this gr8 giveaway for Softflex Craft wire: http://andrew-thornton.blogspot.com/2010/12/thursday-giveaway.html Luv their wire

http://twitter.com/KayzKreationz

kaythomerson(at)hotmail.com

KayzKreationz said...

I love their purple pliers set. I love purple and am needed to add a smaller plier set to my beading tools. Plus I like the little case they come in. But I also love the Rose Gold craft wire. I have their Rose Gold beading wire and this would be a great addition.

http://KayzKreationz.etsy.com

kaythomerson(at)hotmail.com

KayzKreationz said...

My blog post about your giveaway is scheduled to go out tonight at 10 P.M. You can check it out at:

http://KayzKreationz.blogspot.com

kaythomerson(at)hotmail.com

Elizabeth said...

oooooooooo,oooooooooooo,ahhhhhh, new wire, Fun!!! Thanks for a great giveaway.

Elizabeth said...

I went to the Soft Flex site and saw a link for projects. I need a hostess gift for an upcoming birthday party and the honoree is a wine maker. The wine glass charm set project was perfect and different. What a great site. I hadn't visited in a long time. Thanks, Andrew.

MaCarroll Beads said...

What a fabulous giveaway!!! Very generous...and they look like a blast to use....I too, sometimes look like I've chewed the wire by the time I'm finished mangling it!!

Erin S said...

I love craft wire! I could never have too much!
Erin S

KayzKreationz said...

Just tweeted about your giveaway.

http://twitter.com/KayzKreationz

Shizuka said...

Please choose me!

I have just recently taken up working with wire for my sister for Xmas, these spools should be perfect!!

Shizuka said...

I posted about this on my FB page:

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Butterfly-Effect-Workshop-Polymer-Clay-Handmade-Creations/128515810500902

Klassy Joolz said...

This is another great giveaway. The Colored Wire is so fun!!!

Tam said...

The SoftFlex site is full of goodies. The lampwork beads - especially the Turtle pendants from Happa Glass - caught my eye.

heidiann said...

i so want to win this awesome prize!! cant say ive ever won anything but it sure is fun to try!!

heidiann said...

i just posted on facebook about this amazing contest!!

heidiann said...

i just put comments on my blog page. please please pick me!!! yaee tonights the drawing!!

quiltingjewel39 said...

I love working with wire and have been wanting to try these out. Thanks for the chance.

... Ana... said...

i hope i can win this

allegraluna said...

I LOVE this stuff!! I was so happy when they came out in colors. It made me want to redo so many of my designs over! (I did a few but then got over it and moved on to fun, new projects!)

allegraluna said...

Okay - I went to the Soft Flex site. I am surprised they don't carry more books and DVDs. (Only 19??) I think they need to add you to their library! (Does that sound too sucky?)

allegraluna said...

Can you tell I REALLY want to win??!! (The only thing I"ve ever won was a pizza in 1976!
Do I get points for buying a special A.T. beading kit from some kind friends of yours? Or that I bought 2 copies of your sister's book? Or that I just signed up for your blog?
Signed, Shameless in Austin

Raida said...

I would love to try this new wire, Thanks!

KayzKreationz said...

Just tweeted about your giveaway.

http://twitter.com/KayzKreationz

kaythomerson(at)hotmail.com

Knititall said...

Did someone say wire? I could really use some of those - the colors are just gorgeous!

Knititall said...

I tweeted about this contest @knititall

Justy54 said...

I wanted to make a chainne maille Christmas tree and I am having a hard time finding 20 gauge green. These colors would make a perfect beautiful chainne maille Christmas tree. " Pick me, pick me", LOL. No seriously, I would love to make those trees, Please.

Knititall said...

I went over to Soft Flex but there's no way I can pick favorite. I really like the Soft Flex Beading Wire in Purple Amethyst because that's pretty much my favorite color, and Dark Blue Lapis because that would totally shine with some of the beads I have.
But then I made the mistake of checking out the bead section...oh my! The transparent crystal gold Czech glass beads are awesome! And the Amethyst drop gemstones, of course, I love drop-shaped beads. I could go on...

Knititall said...

I posted about your blog and this contest over here: http://knittingitall.blogspot.com/2010/12/over-wire.html

Beatnheart said...

tons of entries but why not give it a try..

pat said...

i already love the wire, amber and silver plate my most favorite. i'm at http://imageevent.com/patmcaudel