Gosh, I just noticed my last blog is almost two weeks old already.
Time flies, especially when you are busy with work and trying to put some creating in the small amount of down time left.
But a lot can happen on the beading part in two weeks.
I won third prize in a bead challenge, I finished another bead embroidery piece and started on a bracelet in my new series in gypsy style
Smitten Beads Challenge
Last weekend I participated in the second Smitten Beads challenge. The participants had a choice of 2 different kinds of packages. Both consisted of a beautiful art bead, made by Pips Jewellery and lovely coordinating beads. You can find the links below.
We all had to create something with it and all the Bead Smitten members could vote on their numbers 1,2 and 3 on Saturday. Sunday was the big reveal.
This was my entry.
And I still cannot believe it. With all these gorgeous designs, my design won third prize! You can imagine I did my little happy dance on the campsite, where our truck is parked for the moment. Other campers were looking bewildered at this strange woman, running and dancing, with a big smile on her face. I don’t care…. I won, I won, I won.
This entry was voted number one: A very gorgeous piece made by Charlotte Rosser from Wild Strawberry Designs. She and I were the only two with a similar idea: bead embroidery. I so love her piece, especially the lush flower work on the bottom.
My very dear friend Lucy Haslam from Faerystone won second prize with her absolutely gorgeous bracelet. I wanted to buy it right away. And she is just such a lovely and sweet lady, she is going to give it to me. Can you believe it!! Such a sweet gesture. I will wear the bracelet with pride. And I’m going to make her something really special.
Claire Braunbarth, thank you again for hosting this lovely challenge.
Here you can find all the wonderful goodies of Pips Jewellery and here you can buy all the other gorgeous beads from Smitten Beads.
Do you remember this work in progress?
Well it has been in progress for a long long time. Finally I was able to finish it. Let me know what you think. I still have the feeling something is missing, but no idea what.
Work in progress
And this is my latest. Or at least, once it is finished. Why oh why did I want to make a friendship bracelet with 36 strings (each 150 cm in length). All for my new series of bracelets, a very gypsy look.