Honorable Mention

Is what I received at this years County Fair for "Blast Off"
I'm happy with how it turned out since I had to put it in a frame for their wall!

I'm sure the reason why this one did not place was because I did not add a title or journal card.
I just did not know what to "add", with out ruining the lay out! I'll add something later when the fair is over . I used Prima flowers and rhinestones. I hand stitched around the photo and added two dimensional wings. For the prima flowers I added stickles for a little glitz.

I think it's the most beautiful Lay out I've done in a while.
For my "Vintage Inspired Chunky Charm Bracelet"....It took me two day to make it. I collected the beads from my personal stash and antique flea markets. I was duplicating a vintage bracelet that my Great-Great Grandmother made.

I macrame braided the base of the chunky charm bracelet with gold elastic elastic cord.

I then randomly sewed with extra elastic cord these charms I so carefully made.

The lot mainly consisted of vintage jewelry that I took apart, cleaned then mixed and matched to make the charms.

Here is the original which was the source of my inspiration.

I was sure that judges would be impressed with the craftsman ship and uniqueness of my bracelet. I guess not. The positive part about this that I've created something that I'm proud of and look forward to making more to add to my shop!
The 1st place winner of this category made something that I was both surprised and happy to see...a wire wrapped/ beaded Tiara! Now that I know Tiara's are part of the jewelry category, I plan on making some for next years fair!

We met up with some friends at the fair last night. We ate, walked around, watched the kids ride rides and left tired. I'll take photo's next week when I go with just Dyllan. We want to see the animals, shows and ride on some rides together. What a fun day that will be!


michelle said...

I so love that bracelet how very pretty. I guess they thought it was not finished without journaling and a title but i think it is just stunning! You did good you entered to play that is what matters Michelle

momentsinaneye said...

Wow! What an amazing bracelet. It is just beautiful. Very chic. Could be Shabby Chic. I am sur you will get losts of compliments on it. Keep up the good work.

Laura Bray said...

Beautiful work. Phooey! (That was for the judges.)

Sherry Goodloe said...

Well, your layout is a winner to ME! And that bracelet . . . yep, that's a winner as WELL!

I miss you TOO :( I've just been all over the place for work lately and haven't had "morning time" to come and have coffee with you at the coffee house. We'll get together when things die down ok?

xoxo Sherry

Rhonda Roo said...

I agree with everyone-the layouts are wonderful-i love how you gave your cherub wings, so adorable! and that bracelet is crazy-gorgeous-delicious!
Cant wait to see one in the shop!

Rhonda Roo said...

PS Oh I just got my package! It came it came! All kinds of lovely lvoelies! You are soo creative-and that fairie dust is SHINY glittery perfection!
Thank you!
xoxoxo Rhonda Roo (Mystic Rabbit)

Irma's Rose Cottage said...

I just love your bracelet! It is sooooo unique!

Hugs :)


Anonymous said...

I love gold bracelet.Its so pretty.


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cindy-stitches-n-stuff.blogspot.com said...

This party is so fun, getting to see so many blogs. I love the background of your blog and I love the bracelet. You should have won.



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