Sunday, 13 May 2012

And the Winner of the Giveaway is ...

Marianna Adams!  As is traditional, I put the slips of paper in my (straw) hat, and my independent judge (hubby) selected the winning slip.  I will be contacting Marianna shortly to let her know, and the Silver Birch pendant will be winging its way to her.  Thank you so much to everyone who commented, and please stay tuned - there's bound to be another giveaway sooner or later!

In the meantime, after the hectic week I had last week, I shall start catching up with the blogs and Facebook pages of those of you who have them - it's always nice to find new talent and inspiration! :)

Friday, 11 May 2012

I won!!!

I can't believe it - I won the Wirework category of Beads and Beyond magazine's Jewellery Competition of the Year with my Lazing on a Sunny Afternoon necklace!

I am so thrilled, I just can't put it into words!  So ... we'll leave it at that.

And just to remind you all, my giveaway ends on Sunday, so if you'd like to win this pendant:

all you need to do is follow this blog (you can still enter if you're already following it!) and post a comment.  Or you can go to my Facebook page and leave a comment on either my Timeline or on the giveaway post pinned to the top left of the page.  If Facebook won't let you do that, please let me know - it's been giving me the serious runaround this week - just what you don't need when you're in the middle of a giveaway! >:(

Thank you to all who have entered so far, and good luck - the draw will go ahead on Sunday! :)

Sunday, 6 May 2012

Giveaway Time!

I'm back from a lovely holiday in Norfolk, where we 'enjoyed' an even more eclectic selection of the British weather than usual.  Inspiration wasn't lacking, and I produced a couple of pieces to choose from for my entry into the latest Wire Goddess challenge, which I'll blog about next time.  I also played about with wrapping one of the beautiful pebbles that Norfolk's beaches are studded with:
And, for anyone who thinks that Norfolk is just flat, let me tell you it has some of the most stunning forests in the country.  I'd never actually seen an entire forest of silver birches before (right next to a pine forest) and as the silver birch is my favourite tree, I was inspired to make this tree of life pendant, with a cluster of violets at the base of the tree:

I recently reached 100,000 overall views on my Flickr album (which, while not a significant milestone to some, still makes me feel chuffed!), and to thank all those of you who have taken the time to look at my work, I've decided to give away the tree pendant.

All you have to do is leave a comment on my blog (and follow it if you aren't already) and/or leave a comment on my Facebook page LouiseGoodchildDesigns by next Sunday 13th May.  Feel free to like my Facebook page too - if you do like it! - but it's not obligatory.  I will put the names into my trusty straw hat next Sunday, and will contact the name drawn by an independent judge (my long-suffering hubby again) to obtain your address.  If you would like me to hang the pendant from a simple thong so that it's ready to wear, just let me know.

Again, thank you so much for taking an interest in my work, and please do keep coming back - I'm not done yet! :D