Remind me when I do this again (and I think I will be doing this again) not to even make a pretense of the Short One picking out the winner, will you? He actually did pick the winners - yes, there are two - of this contest, but it took a little while for him to select one entry and then to convince him to actually give it to me or anyone else. Apparently bits of paper (and I used folded Post-It notes, thinking that they would make nice self-sealing entries - in actual fact, they made lovely decorations all over the S.O.'s clothes while I chased him around the living room) are in fact more fun than a barrel of monkeys, especially when they're placed in a hat one hasn't seen for some time.
When I finally coaxed the first entry out of his chubby little paws, it turned out to be (drumroll, please):
IHT! Congratulations, IHT - you've won the bracelet! Huzzah!
Now, I have to confess here that the "I" in "IHT" stands for Ingrid, and she is the person I somewhat sarcastically suggested de-lurk and leave a comment (which she did - grudgingly). I've known her for over twenty years, and she was my matron-of-honor. (See, Ingrid?? See?? It doesn't hurt to de-lurk once in a while, does it?? Sheesh.) As a result, in the interests of fairness, I decided to select a second winner. After repeating the same exhausting procedure with the Short One, including a short bout of tug-of-war and many complaints on his end, we came up with a second winner:
Maria Grimes! Congratulations, Maria - you've also won a bracelet! Huzzah!
Maria, thank you so much for stopping by my blog and entering the contest.
So, Ingrid and Maria will both be receiving Something Wicked bracelets. I know where Ingrid lives - Maria, if you could send me your address, I'll be happy to ship your prize off to you. You can contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org, if you need the blog address.
Many thanks to everyone who entered this contest. I loved the informative and very kind comments all of you left. This was a lot of fun, and I will be doing it again, probably a "100th Post" giveaway. Next time I'll have something cute and sweet as the prize, since I know skulls are not everyone's cup of tea.
Best wishes to you all! As always, thanks for stopping by.
I am an intellectual property lawyer by training and have a background in English Renaissance literature. I love science fiction. I primarily watch Sesame Street these days and find myself humming "Pop Goes the Weasel" at odd moments (guess why). I can happily eat ice cream in the middle of winter when the wind chill is 20 below 0. I have been making beads and designing jewelry since 2007.
2010 - Winner, First Place, British Bead Awards, Other Finished Bead Jewellery 2010 - Winner, Second Place, British Bead Awards, Metal Clay Jewellery 2010 - Winner, Second Place, Bead Dreams, Metal Clay
2010 - Grand Prize, Gold Medal Winner, Fire Mountain Gems and Beads, Metal Clay, Metal Beads, Wirework and Chain Jewelry-Making Contest
2010 - Finalist, Bead Star, Stones, Plastics and Designs with Heart Categories
2009 - Winner, First Place, British Bead Awards, Metal Clay
2009 - Winner, Second Place, British Bead Awards, Beyond Glass, Handmade Beads and Components
2009 - Winner, Second Place, Bead Arts Awards, Necklace
2009 - Finalist, Bead Dreams, Metal Clay
2008 - Finalist Fire Mountain Gems and Beads Beading Contest, Metal Clay
2008 - Finalist, Bead Star, Pearls
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