Hi Kids 🙂
Let’s have a weekly question!
Which kind of “light” do you like best?
Or Holiday Lights?
I’ll reveal my choice in the comments!
I’d love to hear your thoughts!
Come on in . . . You’re just in time for tea (or coffee if you prefer)!
If you’ve been with me for a while, you probably remember the “weekly question”! For many months, we all checked in here on Mondays and shared a laugh, our latest news, and sometimes – even a bit of advice. It was our virtual coffee klatsch. 😉
I’ve been missing those times, so today I’m here with a question!
But just a little background, first . . .
I’ve always been a fan of the clever pun.
Businesses often choose something cute and “punny” as a name. I can think of a couple of hair salons around here that prove my point:
Curl Up and Dye
Usually the puns are intentional but when they are not intentional – they can be even more amusing!
The following businesses used the real names of the proprietors – I’m serious!
Flowers Funeral Home
Dr. Wolfe, Veterinarian
So, my question is:
Can you think of a business in your area that has a clever name?
(And if you can’t… well, have another cup and tell us about your weekend!) 🙂
Do you notice anything particular about this young lady?
She is gorgeous, of course, but she could use some jewelry, don’t you think?
(Spoken like the incorrigible jewelry-lover that I am!) 😉
You are invited to join our 3rd Bead Design Challenge, where you’ll use your imagination to design some bling for this girl!
Will you make earrings? A necklace? A bracelet, perhaps? Or maybe a complete set!
Will it be sophisticated? Classic? Playful? Do you envision her in an up-to-date design – something to bring her into the 21st century?
You’re the artist, so it will be whatever you decide! 😀
Read on for all the details.
We have Prizes and Perks!
It’s our 3rd challenge and I’m delighted to announce that at the conclusion of this event THREE of the participants – chosen at random – will receive a prize!
Worth over $65.00! I’ve carefully selected this assortment which includes: Vintage Glass, Vintage Swarovski, Vintage Lucite Beads, Vintage Findings, an Artisan-crafted Polymer Clay Pendant in Tango Orange (the color of the year), and a beautiful Vintage Intaglio Glass Cameo in soft blue with beveled edges.
Second Prize is a $30 Shopping Spree in our Bead Shop!
Third Prize is a $20 Shopping Spree in our Bead Shop!
ALL registered participants who did not win one of the above prizes will receive a coupon for 30% off any purchase during June 2012 in our Bead Shop.
ALL registered participants will have their designs publicized here on the blog, and also on my website and facebook page! I will include links to your shop and/or your website – as you wish. Look for the “Showcase of Designs” on May 16, 2012! Our previous challenges had some amazingly beautiful results so you won’t want to miss all the fun and inspiration this time! 🙂
To Qualify as a “Registered Participant” (and be eligible for the Prize Drawings, the Discount Coupon, and Design Promotion) you must do the following:
1. Create your jewelry design using at least one product (beads or findings) purchased from our etsy bead shop. Of course, you can buy more than one product, but I imagine you will want to use items from your own stash to complement your choice(s) from Bead Happily Ever After!
2. Email a clear photo of your finished design by 9:00 p.m. EST on May 12, 2012. to: crystal (at) beadhappilyeverafter (dot) com
(In fairness to all, any photos received after the deadline must be disqualified.)
Your Email address
The Link (if any) that you’d like me to place with the photo of your design when I promote your work!
Optional: If you like, you can also add a brief description of your design for me to use with your photo and shop link.
The Boring Stuff . . .
You must be 18 yrs. old to enter. After the completion of the challenge, the names of the three prize winners will be announced here and they will also be notified by email. If a winner fails to respond to email within one week from the time notification email has been sent, the win will be null and void and a new winner will be chosen.
All registered entrants will receive a 30% off coupon code, by email, at the conclusion of the challenge.
When you enter, you retain all rights to your original designs, but you give permission for Bead Happily Ever After to use your photo on all Bead Happily Ever After sites to promote and showcase your work.
Remember – all entries must be received by 9:00 p.m. EST on May 12, 2012. You can find periodic updates on this Design Challenge by clicking the link in the sidebar to the right of this page!
So c’mon! Let’s get started. Spread the word – all are welcome! 😀
I can’t wait to see what you create to “dress-up” the lovely lady.
Have you seen all of the “Keep Calm” signs on the internet, lately?
They’re usually pretty amusing (Keep Calm and Eat a Cookie),
and sometimes quite inspiring (Keep Calm and Count Your Blessings).
I did a little research and discovered that the original slogan (the one you see below) was on a poster created by the British government in the early days of World War II. It was part of series of three that were intended to raise the morale of the British people in the event of invasion. Full story here.
More recently (in 2000), a copy of a “Keep Calm and Carry On” poster turned up in a 2nd-hand book store in the UK. Because it was in the public domain by that time, the owners of the bookshop began to print copies at customers’ requests.
Since then, the pithy saying has taken fire! It seems everyone is having a ball thinking of different versions.
I have a few prepared but I thought it would be fun to have your suggestions! I’ll make little “blog posters” and show them here from time to time (with credit to you!). 🙂
So what would you say?
“Keep Calm and ________”?