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Sunday, 17 February 2008

Blogging? Again?

Ok so I only have 2 people to give an award to, and one is my boyfriend... I know its sad but this is the problem.... I wanted to give numerous people awards but they already have one.... and also I spend far too much time lurking around on blogger without having the courage to actually talk to these people from fear of being laughed out of blogger town. Silly I know but I'm a 'face to face' kind of person. I am therefore going to make a concious effort and talk to people and get to know them better!


1) Mark of Fault151 I award you a 'you make my day award' How funny is that?
2) Clare of

To pass the award on you need to
1. Write a post with links to 5 blogs that make me think and/or make my day.
2. Acknowledge the post of the award giver.
3. Display the “You Make My Day Award” logo.
4. Tell the award winners that they have won by commenting on their blogs with the news.

Now above is my latest piece, made last week I must admit, but I didn't get round to posting a picture yet. I 've made a rather simple (for me) charm bracelet featuring lamp work from Laura Sparling. Laura named these beads Raspberry Pavlova and I adapted this my turning them into Raspberry ripple as that's what they reminded me of when teamed with the cream freshwater pearls. I really do struggle not to cram bracelets with lots and lots of bits and bobs so I'm very proud at having stopped here on this one. I must admit that in this case less is more as you get to see much more of Lauras gorgeous beads! This bracelet for sale on my site or my etsy store.

Today I'm going to have another go with that pesky PMC, I wont let the bugger beat me this time!


Laura Sparling said...

Oh Janine! This bracelet is just so, so lovely. I love the simplicity of it and those pearls work beautifully with the lampwork. Gorgeous!

I know what you mean about comenting on people's blogs that you don't 'know'. I guess you've just got to go for it. :o)

Laura x

Janine - Pretty Vintage Tea Party said...

Thanks Laura! I guess if random people comment on my blog I am genuinely pleased that somebody has taken the time and effort, so I should think of it like that! Ha!

Janine xx