As you may have gathered from previous posts, I’ve got a passion for beads that goes all the way back to the last century when my sister and I used to make simple necklaces and bracelets that were wildly colourful and that I perceived as precious jewels.
Well, I’ve found a brilliant Irish online bead site that is an absolute dream. http://addiebeads.com/
I was absolutely tickled the other day to find that there is a competition running on the site that harks back to my childhood. Simply guess how many beads are in the jar and the contents are yours!
The last time I entered a competition like this was when we lived on Main Street, Castleblayney, Co. Monaghan. Mulligan’s Shop, which sold more or less everything, except groceries, set up a huge Lego Castle in the window and we had to guess how many pieces were in it.
My brother was a mega Lego fan and he stole first prize. He’d never tell me the secret of his success. I was in the most junior category and got a box of Lego ~ I suspect now that all entrants in that category got a prize but I still remember the absolute thrill of building endless walls, sheds and even houses and big bro was very generous in sharing all sorts of fancy pieces with me.
Yes, times change but some of the simplest things are best.
Get your entries in for the bead competition quick and, if you win, promise to tell me your secret!!