Sunday, November 05, 2017

Time for a Schmuckatelli Co. Giveaway! *Entry period now closed.

Mike at Schmuckatelli Co. sent me a package of Made in the U.S.A. goodies (skull lanyard beads!) from his packed desk drawers, with some prototype finishes, including a cool proto totem (all one piece) of stacked Tiki beads (Kiko, Ona, and Ku) and a selection of other beads from their lineup.

This giveaway is sponsored by Schmuckatelli Co., and Stormdrane.  I've split the skull beads up for three winners: 1st, 2nd, and 3rd prizes with a lanyard that I tied for each prize package, so the winners can have a lanyard to add a bead to, or add them to ones they tie themselves.

 Don't know how to tie a lanyard?  I encourage folks to get some cord, learn some knots, and have some fun maybe trying/tying something out of their wheelhouse and dress it up with some cool skull beads.

There are examples of uses for the spool knit lanyards throughout my blog pages, like using them as a lanyard to attach to a wallet, keychain, flashlight, pocket knife, multi-tool, cell phone, gadget, gear, gizmo, zipper pulls, molle straps on bags/pouches/backpacks, etc...

The 1st prize includes a 425 paracord spool knit lanyard, in licorice (black/red combo) with a 4 bight Turk's head knot on the Grimloc carabiner.  The beads include the proto pewter Tiki totem, 18 karat gold plated Mind skull, proto finish rhodium and 18 karat gold plated Aquilo Sugar Skull Bead, 18 karat gold, rose gold, and rhodium plated One-Eyed Jack, blue powder coated Grins, pewter Brous bead with logo, pewter Vinnie Garoon Cowboy Bead, and pewter Classic skull bead.


The 2nd prize includes a 325 paracord (I think that's what the size/diameter is, wasn't labeled, lol) spool knit lanyard, charcoal gray, with 1.4mm cord gaucho interweave knots on the Grimloc.  The beads include a proto finish 18 karat gold and rhodium plated Aquilo Sugar Skull Bead, blue powder coat Grins, pewter Jumbo Emerson, pewter Vinnie Garoon Cowboy Bead, pewter Classic skull bead, pewter Brous no logo, and Kiko Tiki bead.

The 3rd prize includes a Type I/95 paracord spool knit lanyard in olive drab, and the Grimloc has a 1.4mm cord pineapple knot tied on it.  The beads include pewter Kiko, Ku, Grins, Mind, Cyber, Joe mini bead, and Green Man.

Giveaway entry period is from 6 November 2017 through 12 November 2017.  To enter, leave a comment with your name and location AND the title of the last book you read on this blog post (first/last name, your city/state/country location AND book title), which helps tell one entrant from another if they have the same name. Example:  David Hopper, McDonough GA, The Directory of Knots.

One entry per person, and I'll open this giveaway to U.S. residents and international entrants also, but if someone outside the U.S. wins a prize package, they agree to be responsible for any taxes or customs duties and accept the risk of packages disappearing in the mail, which can happen in the states at times as well, but luckily I've had no problems with packages I've mailed out at home or abroad not ending up where they were supposed to.

At the end of the giveaway entry period, names from the pool of entrants will be drawn and the winners names will be posted, and they will have one week to reply/respond, or alternate winners will be chosen, so be sure to check back after the giveaway ends to see if you've won. Spam links in the comments will be deleted.  After contact with the winners has been established, their prize package will be mailed out to them from my location here in McDonough, Georgia.  Good luck to all and happy knotting!


'Like' and following the Schmuckatelli Co. Facebook page is appreciated, but not required to enter and does not affect the chances of winning. Actually running giveaways can be quite time consuming and and tricky nowadays keeping up with following rules, policies and guidelines, but I know I enjoy entering them and have been lucky to win a few here and there out of the countless ones I've entered over the years. :)

I encourage my friends, followers, blog readers and subscribers to enter, but my family members are not eligible to enter and will just have to be satisfied with knot work I've already sent ya'll for birthdays, Christmas, or other holidays and whatnot or wait for possible future stocking stuffers. ;)

Some of these beads are one offs, so there are no replacements.  Monetary value is hard to determine as well, but you can get an idea if you look at similar finishes with the different beads that are currently offered on the Schmuckatelli Co. website.  My best guesstimate on value for each prize package, based on similar beads on the site and cost of materials for the lanyards I tied (not counting the time/ hours spent tying them) is approximately:  $80 value for 1st prize, $65 value for 2nd, and $50 value for 3rd prize.  No substitutions for prize packages.

This giveaway is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook.

And a few simple photos showing how to  get those lanyard beads on to the lanyard loop, and sometimes fit the lanyard loop through a knife/flashlight/multitool lanyard hole, size permitting, as not everyone may know how.

Take a thin piece of string, fishing line, or dental floss through the lanyard loop, bring the ends together, then run them through the lanyard bead, and pull the loop up through the lanyard bead with one hand and push down on the bead with the other.

A loop of paracord can be a tight fit for some beads depending on the thickness of the cord and the diameter of the lanyard bead's hole.

Not all paracord is the same.  Sometimes the paracord may need to be gutted (inner strands removed) to make it thin enough to fit beads and lanyard holes, experiences can vary when buying cord from one vendor/distributor/manufacturer compared to another.  Cheapest is not always best, shop around.



Here I sit, contemplating what to eat, pizza or tacos, sporting a Made in the U.S.A. t-shirt that Schmuckatelli Co. sent me.  Even had one in my size, a 'Put the fork down!' size, one of those with lots of X's, lol.



102 comments:

Gaetano Dinatale said...

Dinatale Gaetano,Italy,book is The Directory of Knots

Anonymous said...

Jon MacDonald, Victoria BC Canada, "Paddle Your Own Canoe" by Nick Offerman.

Unknown said...

Holden Espenshade, MIllerstown PA, The Doors of Perception by Aldous Huxely

Big Ash said...

Ashley Wilkin, London, United Kingdom.
Fear: The Friend of Exceptional People by Geoff Thompson

Unknown said...

Chris Winters, Cleveland Ohio, Imajica by Clive Barker

Anonymous said...

mark hecox Bowen Il Tao of Jeet Kune Do

Unknown said...

Jeffrey Phillips
New Jersey U.S.A
The Widow's House.
#4 in The Dagger And the Coin series.
I'm 62 and do some rudimentary knots, helps keep the arthritis from barking too bad :)

Braddah Bill said...

William Parenio, Kapolei Hawaii Book "Rocky and Kaimana"

Paul Merrill said...

Paul Merrill, Bountiful, UT USA last book read was Unintended Consequences

Vladislav said...

Vladislav Todorov, Sofia, Bulgaria, Christine by Stephen King

John Seets, Sr. said...

John Seets, Parkville,Maryland, USA, "The Fort" by Bernard Cornwell

Juno Mac RC said...

Dave Macauley, Cleveland GA, USA I can't remember the last time I read a book to be honest with you. But I want to read The Reaper by Nicholas Irving and he has a new one out.

shaun fawcett said...

Shaun fawcett living in Peterborough, UK. I read the Assassins Quest by Robin Hobb

Michael Fujiwara said...

SSG Michael Fujiwara U.S. Army Ret. Nampa, ID Prepper's Home Defense by Jim Cobb

roboticmage said...

Paul Wasalaski Gretna, NE Paracord Fusion Ties. J.D. Lenzen

Cho Deecke said...

Cho Deecke, Brisbane,QLD (Queensland, Australia) Monster Hunter Vendetta by Larry Correia

djkmark said...

Mark Keenan, Greenville SC USA, American Sniper.
Thanks for the giveaway!

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Camden,sc,29020

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Mary Sanders, Wilmington IL, USA, Zero Waste Home by Bea Johnson

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Rob Skutinsky, Brick NJ, Tricknomancy

Edward Garbacz said...

Ed G, PA, American Gods

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Gabriel Nelli, Wake Forest NC, Starting Strength by Mark Rippetoe

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Patrick Garcia. Albuquerque,NM,USA. Killing Lincoln.

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Leigh Smith, Wesley Chapel FL, Napoleon By Andrew Roberts

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James C Johnson, West Springfield Va, The Drop published by Special Forces Association

Todd Thompson said...

Todd Thompson, Limerick, PA., “The Ultimate Hang: An Illustrated Guide to Hammock Camping” by Derek Hansen

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Raymond Gardner, Cincinnati Oh, We Were Soldiers Once… And Young.

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Oliver Jones, West Wales, United Kingdom, 'IROBOT - Isaac Asimov'

Justin Schmidt said...

Justin Schmidt
Grand Coulee, Washington
Darth Bane: Path of Destruction

Robert Durden said...

Robert Durden
Knoxville TN USA
Last Book: The ARRL General Class License Manual

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Bethesda, MD USA
The Survivalist Series, Home Invasion #8 by A. American. Great series 😄👍🏻

Gerald Borleis said...

Gerald Borleis
Windsor Mill, MD USA
A Connecticut Yankee In King Arthur's Court

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Matthew Kelley
Baltimore, MD
Kanye West Owes Me $300: And Other True Stories from a White Rapper Who Almost Made It Big

Unknown said...

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"Detroit"

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John Bidwell, Florence, KY, “Dave Grohl Times like his”

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Luke Hill, Minneapolis, MN, "The Martian"

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Matteo said...

Matteo Scieghi, Aosta, Italy, Natural Born Heroes by Christopher McDougall

Anonymous said...

Allen Tripp, Grand Island, NE, The Naturalist

Eikichi Lane said...

Jeff Lane, Los Angeles, CA Kiltology book 2 by KEVIN M. Thompson

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Reuben Olivarez
Liberal, KS
A Spell for Chameleon by Piers Anthony

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Carrion Comfort


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Ben in TN. FasTrack to your general ham radio license.

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Taylor Seigler, Fairlawn, VA.
Rendezvous with Rama, by Arthur C. Clarke.

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Shara Baudoin
Houma, LA

THE MORATL INSTRUMENTS

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isaac villa
El Paso, TX
Ashley Book of Knots

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Zoltan Torrico
Arlington, VA
The Name of The Wind

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Opelika ,Al
Live bait

Dr. Madness
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Paul Salviati
Newton, MA
Infinity Wars

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Matt Shively, St. Louis, MO, USA AND A Small Town in Germany

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Ready Player One (for the fourth time)

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Lathrop,CA USA
Viking Nations

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Apple Valley, .ca
The cabin

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Salisbury, MA
Conan: The Barbarian, complete collection

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Clynn Korney Hampstead, NC “ The Book of Five Rings”.

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"The Lone Drow" by R.A. Salvatore

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Kraków, Poland
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Vero, Florida
Unshakeable.

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Lakewood, CO
The Bible

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silentofu said...

Hiroaki Saito
Fussa, Tokyo, Japan
The Real Drug Abusers

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Dick Snyder, Mt. Hood Parkdale, Oregon, The Marlinspike Sailor by Hervey Garrett Smith

Patrick Clark said...

Patrick Clark, Tooele, Utah, "The Last Centurion" by John Ringo

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Bill Schmalzer Milford CT "Doctor Sleep" by Stephen King

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Anonymous said...

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H is for Hawk by Helen Macdonald

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California (Lepucki)

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Lincoln Park, NJ
Enemy of the State - Kyle Mills

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Thomas Reagan, Doe Run, MO "Stillhouse Lake"

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Mike Clark, Manalapan, NJ - The Case of Charles Dexter Ward

Mitch Schlesinger said...

Mitch Schlesinger
Ashburn, VA
Book: Neil Gaiman's Norse Mythology

Can't believe it's been over 10 years since your Paracord Lanyard Project blog post (Feb '07), but that was the first paracord project I tried to emulate. Thanks for all your great work over the years!

Stormdrane said...

Entry period for the giveaway is now over. Once I've drawn the winners, I'll post again with contact info for the winners for verification and get their prizes mailed out to them. If the winners do not make contact within a week, alternate winners will be drawn. Thanks!

~Stormdrane

Stormdrane said...

Winners drawn and listed in new blog post!