Monday, 28 March 2011

Jewellers of the future

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.

10 comments:

  1. Such a pretty necklace. What a wonderful idea for a competition.

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  2. -What a super necklace - love the colours

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  3. gorgeous!

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  4. It's really lovely, Ali. Lucky Ellie's mummy - and what a generous idea!

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  5. It is a great idea for a competition! And perhaps you can approach Ellie next time you're stuck for inspiration! xx

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  6. driftwood, you've saved me!! It worked. Thank you for the top tip. Ax

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  7. What a lovely idea. If I was Ellies's mummy , I would be very happy with that necklace!

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  8. What an excellent idea namesake, you star. I'm sure Ellie's mum will love it.
    x

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  9. aahh what a wonderful idea and yes I am sure her Mum will treasure that forever - remember to pop the original design in with it :-)

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  10. Wonderful necklace :) What a great interpretation.

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