Wednesday, 18 January 2012

My 500th post and a challenge!

Who would have thought it? I've waffled enough over the last few years to have written 500 posts! As promised I have finally uploaded some the new designs I've been working on over the last week, mainly daisies with a few baby poppies thrown in the mix for good measure.

There are toggle clasps, hook clasps (and connectors are on their way) in two different sizes and with a different texture than the ones I listed before Christmas. I love this texture - it's made with my favourite hammer (yes, for those of you who are relatively new or who haven't come to one of my classes, I have a favourite hammer!), and I don't know why it I didn't think of using it on the daisy clasps before now!


The poppies I listed today, and a week or so ago, are lovely little baby ones. There are poppy headpins and dainty poppy charms, and the challenge I promised you earlier today is on the poppy headpins. There are 5 pairs of poppy headpins, a mix of silver, oxidised silver and oxidised copper, available to 5 people willing to turn them into lovely jewellery. I'm running the challenge a little bit differently than the Oak Leaves Challenge - this time I'm going to take a leaf out of Lori's book and run a lottery - although I expect that it'll be a lot smaller than the Bead Soup lottery!


To enter the lottery, leave a comment on this post before the end of Saturday 21st and on Sunday I will pick 5 names out of the hat. If your name is picked out:
  • grab the poppies button on the left to put on your blog with a link back to this post
  • make something beautiful with it and post pictures of what you have made on your blog on the last day of February, Wednesday 29th February. 
You will also need to tell us a bit about your design process, what other ingredients you used etc, and link to the other people taking part. I'll be taking part in the challenge too. You don't have to make jewellery - if you think of some other creative way of using your poppies, go for it! As before, the challenge is open to those of you who are overseas as well.

44 comments:

  1. Woohoo! Congratulations on your 500th post. Put my name in the hat of course! X

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  2. congrats on 500! The headpins are darling

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  3. WOW! 500 posts! Congrats! Your work is beautiful as always! I'd love to have a go with the headpins.

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  4. 500 posts - that's brilliant. Please enter me into the lottery as I would love to try and make something with your headpins. I can be found over at www.tizduster.typepad.com

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  5. Congratulations on 500! A great milestone.

    I would love to be chosen, your headpins are beautiful!

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  6. 500 posts-that's fantastic! Love your poppy headpins!!

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  7. 500 posts is amazing! I love hearing about your creative process. I have to confess, looking at those beautiful headpins, that I have NO idea what I would do with them. And that excites me! So I'm throwing my name in the pot. Good luck to everyone!!

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  8. Congrats on the 500 posts! And please throw my name in the hat! Will have this on my blog tomorrow night!

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  9. Congratulations on the 500 posts! I absolutely love your poppies and would love to be a part of the challenge, so please put my name into the hat!

    :) Molly

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  10. Congrats on 500 posts! I just found your blog so I'm a new follower!
    I would love a chance to join the challenge!

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  11. Congratulations on the 500 posts! Woot! Woot!! I love your poppies and would love to win a chance to design with them, please throw my name into the hat!!

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  12. Wow, that's a lot of blogging! I'd love to enter the challenge please :)

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  13. Congrats on the posts, Miss Jo! I love your fabulous components. There is such heart in them. Here's to the next 500 posts!
    Enjoy the day!
    Erin

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  14. Congratulations on 500 posts! I am diggin' on the clasps. They are wonderful. And the poppies .. awesome! I'd love to be in on the challenge.

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  15. Congratulations on 500 posts!

    Those poppy headpins and charms are just darling! I would love to win the lottery and make something with them!

    Thanks for the chance to win! Have a wonderful weekend!

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  16. Congratulations on 500 posts! I love the poppies--so sweet and perfect for spring. (Is it spring yet?)

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  17. Congrats on the 500 posts! And please throw my name in the hat! Totally love the poppy headpins!

    Enjoy your weekend!
    Christina

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  18. I think I am going to put my name in the hat, also! Just found your blog (Thanks to Lori!)

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  19. Congratulations to 500 posts!

    I would love to participate in you challenge!

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  20. Oh! those toggle clasps are so cute, the headpins too. I'd love to be part of this lottery.

    And congratulations for your 500th post.

    I just found about your site and give away from Lori's site. So, I am a new fan and follower of yours. I'm so glad to find this blog. Dita

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  21. Congratulations!! You know I am a big fan, Please count me in!
    Cilla

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  22. Ooh me too! I would be thrilled to have a chance :)

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  23. Count me in, Jo! I loved working with your oakleaf clasp for the last challenge...these poppy headpins are so, so sweet!

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  24. I would love a chance to play. I love the little copper poppies. Our city here in Texas is actually named the Poppy city for one of it's nickname.

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  25. Wow, 500 posts, congrats! Would love a chance to
    design with your fab poppy headpins.

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  26. Congratulations on 500 posts! I can't even accomplish 500 tweets! =D I am so happy to have found your blog (through Lori Anderson) . . . your work is beautiful!

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  27. Congrats on the big milestone - 500 posts!! And to here's to many more!! I'd love to join your Poppy challenge - working with your pretty metal pieces would be a lot fun!

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  28. I have just the idea in mind for those lovely poppies! Congrats on your milestone :)

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  29. Hello! Please count me in for the poppy lottery!

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  30. The poppy headpins are fabulous and I would love to take part in the poppy challenge!

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  31. I am obsessed with poppies and love your poppy design. The oak leaf challenge was great and a chance to get in on this one is even better!

    Congrats on your 500th post. What a milestone!

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  32. Congrats - 500 posts! Your poppies are so beautiful - please throw my name in the hat and I'll try to make something that begins to do them justice!

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  33. Congrats and may you reach 1000 in no time!!
    Amazing creations, I love your poppies!!

    DESPINA
    deb_oro@yahoo.gr

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  34. These poppies are absolutely gorgeous!
    I would like to throw my name in the hat. I can't wait to start a new piece of jewelry with them.

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  35. I'm new around here and hopefully, I followed all the steps correctly because I would love to throw my hat into the ring for this challenge. How beautiful your work is.

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  36. Wow, I'm really glad I was lucky enough to take part in your first challenge, as with this many comments, it doesn't look like I'll get into this one! It's great (but not surprising :-)) that so many people want to have a go with your lovely components.

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  37. I hope I'm not too late to the party, I would LOVE to play with those adorable things.

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  38. Those are to die for!! would love to play!!

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  39. I hope to reach that some day. Congrats!

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  40. I hope to reach that some day. Congrats!

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  41. yay congrats! I would love to play too, those are all just gorgeous!

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