Tuesday, 2 November 2010

101st Post!!

Hey! I didn't even notice that the last one was 100! And I now have 107 followers....seriously, you guys are more than I ever hoped for when I started this little blog. I have to admit, I struggled with it at first - seemed a little narcissistic to me initially (anyone else have similar thought about blogging ever?) even though I really loved reading other folks' blogs so much. But I think I've got into the swing of it now and the best bit has been meeting so many lovely folk and making so many wonderful friends, across the waters on both sides. It's a lovely way to assemble one's thoughts, and share the big and the small with others I think.

So.....to celebrate all of these things, I'm going to be having a giveaway. But before I can do that, I have to organise a truly spectacular prize! No pressure there Rebecca! WATCH THIS SPACE for a box of goodies looking for a new home.....

Until then I'm going to share my British Bead Awards piece - finally! It seems like years since I sent my necklace, Indian Summer, away for judging. I was long-listed, then short-listed and although I didn't make the top three, my piece was displayed alongside some really spectacular bead work at The Big Bead Show in Surrey this past weekend. Here are a few shots for your perusal...





I don't have a good one of the whole piece; I really struggled with the light on this one but maybe another day I'll manage to capture it. I love it but see a lot of imperfections. Or maybe they are just things I'd do differently if I did it all again; who knows. I was very proud of her for getting as far as she did! Congratulations to all the award winners and finalists - there were some really amazing pieces in the display and I came away full of awe and admiration! Hope your week has been filled with such things too.

18 comments:

Emerald Window said...

Stunning beadwork!
Cenya

Courtney said...

Your piece is stunning, the work and colors are breathtaking. I would love to see the whole piece.

TesoriTrovati said...

Congratulations on being part of the contest. I think that what is important is not if you win or even place but if you at least show up. That is winning in my book ;-)
Blogging has been one of the blessings of my life. I never would have 'met' you if I hadn't. Continue sharing your love and your passion with the world.
Enjoy the day!
Erin

Littletreats said...

I'm very glad you started blogging! I am still pretty self conscious about blogging, always seems that what I'm saying isn't really that important, but it gives me an outlet, and that's what matters for me at the moment.

That is a stunning piece of beadwork, I can only hope to be half as inspired in the future - if you do get a picture of the whole thing, be sure to post, I'd love to see it all together.

Laura
x

Anja said...

This is such a nice beadwork, reminds me at the indish film moonsoon wedding. I like very much the colormixture and for me it is top!!

JaneLock said...

I LOVE those colours! Well done on making the short list :)

I know what you mean about blogging... I think I stick with it because I am secretly a bit of a show off (secretly?) and want to talk about my beading without boring my non-beady friends. Dear friends who love the end results but just don't 'get' my passion for seed beads!

Congratulations again and get a full photo up asap!

My Life Under the Bus said...

That's just gorgeous!!! I cannot imagine the hours that went into it. Yes blogging gets quite addictive. I agree too how nice it is to pop on the computer and chat with people all over the world : )

Pretty Things said...

Yay you! And holy COW how did you ever make that???? It's amazing! And the colors are right up my alley!

MoonRae said...

Lovely dazzling colors!!Big winner in my book!!
~Sharon~

TammyVitale said...

what a beauty this is!

LUCY said...

Precioso.....

Cindy said...

Sorry I am a bit late to say Congrats on your blog success...wow, so many posts and so many Followers!
Your piece is absolutely awe-inspiring. It is incredible. I have no idea where to begin imagining how you made this...it is a stunning work of art!

Cristina said...

I love it!!! so pretty!

missficklemedia.com said...

What glorious color! This type of bead work is so impressive to me!

Congrats on the 101 posts! Here's to many more.

Beverly Ash Gilbert said...

Oh such bright, lovely colors! Congrats on making the long and short lists - well deserved.
And congrats on your blog too.

Nicki said...

Wow - you are the hero of beadwork. Actually I want to say tasteful beadwork - I truely love your pieces and I often think that the beadwork pieces I see are a bit too floral. I really think your pieces are work(s?) of art.
Sorry for replying that late, but I seem to loose some updates in my blogger follower list. I hope you are doing fine.

coldcomfortcrafts said...

What a beautiful piece- my favourite for sure. Reminds me of carnival. Stunning! Glad you like my crafts too, thanks for your comment!

Nicki said...

hey just a quick note - i think you wanted to sign up for the Xmas swap, but the database got messed up and you are not in right now. just wanted to let you know in case you missed it - you need to sign up again.

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