|Snowflakes clockwise from top left by L. Kay Rokusek, Cathy Warms, Nancy Lundeen, Debby Smick|
|Karen Lusby's snowflake with her bead selections|
Isn't Kay's garnet, white and silver snowflake at the top left above stunning? It's so rich and regal. Nancy named her snowflake at the bottom right 'Siena' because it reminded her of the floor tile mosaics there. Every student tried something different, and every snowflake was truly unique. Thank you to everyone who let me photograph their work to share here.
Karen Lusby even suggested I include her bead selections in my photos of her lovely pastel rainbow creation. I took one photo just of the snowflake, and then another with the bead packets - transparent light azure AB, transparent light lilac lined AB and sterling plated iris over clear.
Snowflakes and Stars Kit and tutorial. Between the two blog posts where people entered, there were a total of sixteen entries. I printed out the comments and started to assign numbers so I could use Random.org, my usual method for determining a winner.
Looking at the neatly arranged comments, I decided to do something different this time, so I chopped the pages up into strips, folded the strips and put them all into my hat. Then I woke my sleeping husband and demanded he draw a name from the hat. After a little wait during which time I thought he'd simply fallen back asleep, a hand snaked out and plucked a piece of paper, which he then tucked under his pillow. Luckily, only a peck on the cheek was required to achieve it's release.
When I finally opened the paper, I found Christine Altmiller's name winking up at me from the page. So Christine - you are the winner of my bead kit! Congratulations and I hope you enjoy! Let me know whether you'd like Cobalt, Silver and Gold or Snow White and Silvery Blues for your kit. I'd love to get this out to you tomorrow.
Thank you all for participating! And check back - this isn't the last give away I'm planning for the holiday season. At least one more is still to come.