We popped over the border to Germany a couple of weeks ago (like you do!) and I remembered that the town had a little bead shop. "I'll only be 10 minutes" I told my husband and children and left them finishing their ice creams in the town square. By the time I got to the bead shop I only had 5 minutes left (duuh), but managed to spot some lemony, limey round beads before I thought I really should be getting back. I've been in this shop once before and know the owner is struggling to stay solvent. It seems that she is selling her stock off now. Standing to pay for my few beads, the owner said "Oh, just stick those in your pocket dear !". I couldn't do that, so I left the money on the counter and in true Arnold Schwarzenegger style said "I'll be back (when I've got more time)". So where is this tale going I hear you ask. Well, this is what I made with the beads:
They are quite dainty as they are only about 3cm long including the (sterling silver) ear wires. I actually made 2 pairs, so, to celebrate getting to over 25 posts on my blog, I am giving one pair away. If you would like to receive these earrings, please leave a comment after this post telling me which of my posts you have found most interesting/entertaining/useful AND/OR which piece of jewellery I have featured so far that you like best. I will put the names of those who leave a comment into a "hat" and pull out the winner next Tuesday, April 28th. Right, off to rustle up something for dinner now. Hey ho!