Earlier this year, I won the bead jar raffle at our Bead Society meeting. At every meeting, members donate a nice bead or two, or some beading supplies, which all go into a huge jar and is raffled off at the start of the new year. That’s a full year of supplies for a bead addict’s delight!
As I wrote in “Bead Jar Bonanza,” I won that jar this year. And what I decided to do was make some things from its contents and donate them each month for our Society’s raffle.
For the month of March, I donated my Spring Flowers Bookmark. I took a metal bookmark, some glass faceted roundels, glass pearls, and Lucite flowers from the bead jar. I added a singular diminutive clay butterfly bead from my own supply, and the final project is this sweet springtime bookmark. Each bead was hand wire wrapped on a length of chain. It’s surprisingly lightweight and is balanced well, too.
The member who won this was thrilled!
I am already working on another creation that I’ll donate at next month’s meeting. Stay tuned.
©Susan Marie Molloy, Designs by Susan Marie Molloy, Miss Poppy’s Boutique