Towards the end of last year my Dad asked if I would like a craft magazine subscription for my birthday. A present that drops through my door once a month – yes please! I chose a magazine called Bead and Jewellery and my first issue arrived at the start of February. A few days later my son decided that he wasn’t going to sleep all night, for no apparent reason, so I got to sit up all night in the desperate hope that he would settle (he didn’t!). The upside of this was that I got to look through the magazine and spotted a competition where you had to submit a picture of an item of jewellery you had made that would fit in with the theme ‘Modern Romance’ and the winner would receive the beads needed to make one of the projects in the magazine. Once my son finally fell asleep, at 3pm I must add, I pulled out my laptop and submitted this bracelet.
I have blogged about it more here if you want to see more about it. The editor messaged back to ask for more information about it such as what beads did I use and what inspired me to make it. I had another email from the editor last Sunday to ask if I had seen this months issue because my bracelet was in there and I had won the prize 🙂
I was so excited. I have to admit here that the magazine had arrived the previous day and I had quickly flicked through it to drool over the pictures but I hadn’t yet really gone through it thoroughly. In my haste I hadn’t seen my photo of my bracelet. Ooops.
Anyway, I don’t want to come on here just to gloat so here are some random pics that I shared on Instagram over the last few weeks.
Some funny looking mushrooms in watercolour.
Some watercolour fish.
Brusho flowers with gold shimmer courtesy of my Gansai Tambi Starry Colors set.
Anyone guess what clay keyrings I have been making this week………. Here’s a hint…….
I will hopefully have more exciting things so show before too long. I have treated myself to some new beads and have plenty of clay creations I am desperate to get to. If only I could find where I left those extra 10 hours a day.