Sunday, October 26, 2008

NaBloPoMo prize donation

Today I finally hauled all my jewellery making paraphernalia* out and made some necklaces. It's been ages since I made anything new but there's nothing like having a commitment to provide motivation. My contribution to the NaBloPoMo prize pool, let me show you it!

I've promised a set of handmade semi-precious stone earrings and necklace as one of the prizes that will go to a blogger who completes the challenge of a post a day for all of November. Because I'm all decision-makinged out this weekend I'm going to be offering a choice, the winner gets to pick one of the sets that appear in this post. I have 2 to start with and may add others between now and the end of November.

No. 1 is a set made with moss agate, riverstone and gold plated beads and findings. The necklace is 55cm (21.5 inches)long.

Moss and stone

No. 2 is a rhyolite and tiger jasper set with sterling silver spacer beads, clasp and ear hooks. This necklace is 48cm (just shy of 19 inches) in length.

Rhyolite necklace

Now, if you want to be in the running for one of the NaBloPoMo prizes then head on over to the website, add yourself to the November blogroll and get ready for 30 posts in 30 days starting on November 1st.

*I had to check the spelling on that one and I simply must share the origins of the word with you all.
"Etymology: Medieval Latin, ultimately from Greek parapherna bride's property beyond her dowry.....1: the separate real or personal property of a married woman that she can dispose of by will and sometimes according to common law during her life"
(from Merriam Webster)


Dina Roberts said...

Those are SO beautiful!

Shrinking Tardie said...

God I love that 2nd one Mim - that's beautiful. Almost makes me want to sign up for the November thingy but 14 days of "I'm studying" gets pretty bloody boring!

My Miss 14 made my jewellery for the wedding of the century earlier this year. This something nice about wearing a one off I think.

Love N

Susan said...

Your stuff is gorgeous Mim! I must get you to make me something beautiful and pink some time.

Anonymous said...

Mim, so pretty! I've never had the least bit of desire to do that PloBlo-whatever-it's-called until I saw your lovely necklaces.

Nap Mom said...

Thanks for the etymology. I am glad that I found your site. I will be sure to register with nablopomo.

Alice (in BC Canada) said...

Those are both very beautiful sets and either one will be a fabulous gift. When I win I will choose the rhyolite and tiger jasper set though, haha.

I would love to see you come check out my NoBloPoMo posts.

Alice at I Was Born2Cree8

Reba @ Reba’s Run

Anonymous said...

Wow, those are absolutely gorgeous!

Andréa said...

Those are FANTASTIC! Oooh I hope I win!! YAY for jewelery!

Sheryl said...

Mim, just wanted you to know the necklace and earrings arrived today - they are even more fantastic than the pictures. Thank you so much!