Happy Birthday to Us, Week 12: Win an All-U-Need Flat Lap Machine with Glass Grinder Upgrade Package from Hi-Tech Diamond

On May 3, 2010, Interweave announced their newest arrival: an online community for jewelry makers of all skill levels and all interests. From beginners to masters, Jewelry Making Daily was created to be a melting pot of learning, sharing, and having fun! Now three years later, we're celebrating our 3rd birthday. And what's a birthday celebration without presents? 


For our birthday, we're giving YOU presents during weeks of giveaways to show our appreciation to all of our jewelry-making friends and community members. A new prize from our valued partners and advertisers has been given away each week, and here's our final prize for this year. Thanks to all of you who have entered and yay for those of you who have won!

Birthday Present #12 is an All-U-Need Flat lap Machine with Glass Grinder Upgrade from Hi-Tech Diamond


Oh my goodness! I want this prize myself. Here are the details.

From Hi-Tech Diamond: What would you do with the 6" All-U-Need flat lap machine PLUS our glass grinder upgrade package? Create beautifully polished cabochons? Smooth and refine the finish of your metals and stones? Shape your glass pieces and the ends of your beads? The possibilities and rewards are endless . . .

That's why we are giving YOU the opportunity to win this machine and its accessories. The 6" All-U-Need is small, portable, and very user friendly. Whether you are a beginner or an expert, this machine works for every artist's level. The accessory kit allows you to work right out of the box. Our grinding and polishing process allows easy work of finishing quartz, agate, jasper, tourmaline, corundum, opal, plus a wide variety of synthetic gem material, glass, enamels, and metals.

We are also happy to include our new glass grinder upgrade package! The All-U-Need is now fully capable of transforming into a power-horse glass-grinder machine! This upgrade package includes one glass-grinder head and one glass groove-grinder bit to suit stained glass artists' and glass beadmakers' needs.

This birthday giveaway prize has a total value of $499.50, but it's yours free if you're the lucky winner! Only from Hi-Tech Diamond.

Simply leave a comment below to be entered to win, before midnight CT on Thursday, August 15, 2013.

NOTE: After you post your comment, look for the green box at the top of the page that indicates your comment is being processed.

Please don't post again. Duplicate entries will be deleted (and I hate doing that!). One winner will be chosen using Random.org's number generator. Good luck!

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Tammy Jones

About Tammy Jones

I'm the editor of Jewelry Making Daily. I also have my own handmade jewelry business on Etsy, Southern Baubelles. I love working with metal clay, found objects, silver, copper, brass, enamel, resin, and genuine gemstones. I also enjoy knitting, paper crafts like card making and scrapbooking, cooking, traveling, the seashore, and snow!

172 thoughts on “Happy Birthday to Us, Week 12: Win an All-U-Need Flat Lap Machine with Glass Grinder Upgrade Package from Hi-Tech Diamond

  1. I didn’t know that I needed this machine until I read about it here. What a great product. I love the fact that it is portable.

    Happy Birthday Jewelry Making Daily.

  2. Happy Birthday ! I would absolutely love winning this beauty. i could use it to cold work my Dichroic cabs, and fused pieces. Plus dabble in some lapidary work !

  3. Happy Birthday, everyone. Yes, I’d learn all about making cabochons- I have a few small stone slabs my grandfather cut that I could make into something quite special.

  4. What an awesome opportunity! I’d love to win this machine! Wishing you a very Happy Birthday! I get so much information and I’ve tried so many new things that I’ve learned from Jewelry Making Daily – thank you very much.

  5. Ooh this would be awesome, I could learn to make cabs from all those lovely gemstones I’ve found, not to mention enamels I’ve been wanting to try and……….. Happy Birthday to you.

  6. Tammy, I need this flat lap so badly! I drive across the county to use the equipment at The Florida Gold Coast Gem and Mineral Society. How sweet it would be to facet my gemstones at home anytime!

  7. Wow! This is so good offer! By the way – thanks for all the tips and tricks you put out there daily! You’ve been a great resource! New day to start something more exciting and uniquely deversified in making jewelry. I would be pleased to have you include me in the drawing of this Flat lap Machine. Sincerely Yours, Ingrida G.R.

  8. WOW!!! My DREAM birthday present! I have been wanting to make glass micro-mosaic jewelry for some time now. I have learned to make the bezels and have the glass rods. All I need is the All-U-Need Flat lap Machine. I have been looking at this machine on EBay but they are way out of my price range. I really hope I win!!!

  9. I just learned to use a lap grinder two weeks ago at a gem and mineral work shop my club held. I really liked using it. Also do some stain glass so having a duel use grinder would be lovely! :-))

  10. I didn’t know such a machine existed!!!! I sure would have a lot of fun with this one — I’m always looking for new ways to make jewelry and gifts. Happy Birthday, Jewelry Making Daily. keep the great info flowing our way. (And many thanks to HiTech Diamond for offering this great prize package!

  11. Oh, such a neat Birthday present….and for ME! I would love to have the technology to work on a few beads with the glass grinder, and do cabs on the flat lap. Keep me in mind.

  12. Although I’ve been a practicing artist for the past 40 years, I’m too new to this craft to know how useful it will become. BUT I’d sure have fun finding out. Happy Birthday!

  13. I really like the chainmale stuff. I don’t seem to get time to try these designs but I still want to try to do them. Thanks for all the wonderful ideas and tips you impart daily. Some have really helped along the way.

  14. Happy Birthday again to a fantastic collection of information and projects. As a newer artist to Metalsmithing (I have already found myself in lampwork and wire working) this would really be a huge help. Evething I have gotten has been piece mill, but I have made do and made it work.
    I can’t say enough about how much I rely on this site and e-mails to keep me updated and inspired. Thank you for all of your tireless enegry and wonderful information! (I don’t say things like that often, nor leave comments, so you really top my list).

  15. I would love to win this birthday package. Both my daughter and I are handicapped and mostly housebound. Having something like this would add a lot to our days by giving us something else to do. I have been drooling over a stained glass panel to use as a valance, but buying something while collecting disability is impossible. I am picturing my daughter and I, sitting at our table, working on such a treasure together. Even if I don’t win, thanks for giving us a fun afternoon of thinking “what if?”

  16. What a great design for a lap machine! it’s versatility allows for a great deal of creativity when working with glass or stone. I love that it’s scale doesn’t require a lot of bench space and it is not so heavy that it is difficult to move around. Best of all, it’s made in the USA. I Love to purchase products that are home made. That alone makes us all winners… Happy Birthday to Jewelry Making Daily.

  17. Wow, what a great prize! I would love to win it, I have wanted to try my hand at making my own cabs for years. A great addition to beadwork and chain maille!

  18. Oh My!! Could I have a Happy Birthday to me this month (8/29) with this wonderful machine! I could hone my skills in Lapidary, making beautiful stone cabochons any time I want and !!! learn more of my newbie skills in stained glass grinding! I’m already dreaming of the ways I could put this incredible machine to work! Thank you so much for your wonderful birthday give-aways! Happy Birthday to YOU…Happy Birthday to me…!!

  19. Happy Birthday! Thank you for all the information that you have made available to us. I’ve had to start saving some of you tips as I could not keep up. I’ve got enough to keep me busy for a long time.

  20. Happy Birthday Jewellery making daily!! i learn so much from your e-mails already but It would be amazing to win this prize, good luck everyone and myself

  21. I love Jewelry Making Daily. The information that they provide is wonderful. The ebook downloads are so helpful. I have recommended this site to ask my jewelry making friends. Thank you for what you do.

  22. I would love to have this!!! My dad is a lapidary and I have spent lots of time over the last three years watching him work on his machines. This would definitely be a big asset to my studio! :)

  23. Here’s to celebration of beauty, the gift of the sense of which only humans, of all creatures, have been endowed with! Keep on making beautiful things Jewelry Making Daily..Happy happy birthday!! Thank you for the tips, help and support!

  24. I would love to win this and then be able to gift it to a friend who is down on her luck, but very talented and needs a shot in the heart!! Please Gods of Luck and You at jewelry Daily, pick me! pick me!

  25. Happy Birthday! I’ve been so inspired by JMD. Thinking about taking a lapidary class. Moving and won’t be able to use my acetylene torch in my new place.

  26. Oh My! I am a poor starving artist with to many ideas and not near enough time! This lap grinder would so SPEED UP MY CLEAN UP! From Hi-Tech Diamond the All-U-Need 6″ Lap Machine has been on my wish list for a long time! The Lap Grinder upgrade a wonderful bonus, I hope to be the winner.

  27. Happy 3rd Birthday, what a fine way to celebrate, lovely that you are sharing your excitement with your readers. Fabulous machine give-a-way. I became enamoured with lapidary a few years back and this machine would fit in my studio nicely!

  28. As it is my birthday on 2nd Sept and Diamonds are a girls best friend, this is right up my street and I would love it.
    Thankyou with hope of winning x

  29. Thank you to all of you who entered our birthday giveaway! Random.org picked bk17 as the winner. Watch your inbox for an email from me!

    Thank you all for your kind comments and birthday wishes!