At Smaller's pre-school I decided to run a little competition to see if there were any budding designers out there.
The children were asked to design a necklace for their mumma and a winner would be chosen. The winner would have their design made into a real life wearable piece of jewellery to give to his or her mummy on Mothering Sunday.
The letters went out and I waited to see if anyone would actually take up the challenge. Then on Friday, the staff, or Lovely Ladies (as they are called in our house), chose a winner. Except they didn't. The pressure was to much for them and they went into the church office to ask Mrs Random to select a winner. And she chose...... Ellie's design.
I am truly grateful that she picked this winner as it did actually resemble a necklace. Quite a few of the drawings were quite, how shall we put it, obscure? Abstract? Imaginative?...
Here is Ellie's design.
Isn't it fantastic? Now I would never put those colours together but quite frankly, I think they look stunning. Hasn't Ellie got a great eye for colour?
Now, I did say on the letter that the winning design would be my best interpretation of the drawing. But Ellie's drawing was really quite straightforward. I chose some teeny tiny peridot discs, some larger rounded amazonite nuggets and some dark, dark blue round freshwater pearls. I hooked them on in a random but not order and it looks like this
...what do you think? A passable representation? Personally, I think it is very pretty. I hope Ellie's mumma thinks so too. I'm giving it to her tomorrow. And I might sign Ellie up to help me when I get stuck choosing colours.