Friday, January 06, 2012

January Challenge and Give-Away!!

So Tanya came up with a great challenge......Bead Embroidered Buttons. One a month. Every month. She's learning the techniques, but I'm an old hand at these things. So I'm making two! Leather back with a tie-tack pin:


Garnets adorn the top, January's birthstone. There's one for me, and one for you!!


Please leave a comment on this post to enter to win a pin! Post this to Facebook, (and let me know) get another entry!! Don't forget to leave me a way to contact you:)




Yes, I will be doing this every month through December!! Permanent link over on the right for easy access to this post.





A bit of Garnet trivia for ya:




Garnet
Garnet, the birthstone for January, signifies eternal friendship and trust and is the perfect gift for a friend. Garnet, derived from the word granatum, means seed, and is called so because of the gemstone's resemblance to a pomegranate seed. References to the gemstone dates back to 3100 B.C., when the Egyptians used garnets as inlays jewelry. Garnet is the name of a group of minerals that comes in a rainbow of colors, from the deep red of the pyrope garnet to the vibrant green of tsavorites. Today, the most important sources for garnet are Africa, Sri Lanka, and India.

9 comments:

matkat said...

I can't beleive I am the first person to post on here for this awesome button. LOve the colors.
Happy New Year!!!!
kathy

tinae said...

The pins are beautiful. I will try to post on facebook.

tinae said...

Jodie, I got it to post in FB.

christina said...

WOW!!!! once again, Amazed!!!!
and I thought I knew alot about Garnet, nope, not this time...
Way to go, what a COOL post,& with a chance to win a pretty from U!!!
xoxo christina

momster said...

Hi Jodie - found your blog and etsy site through Lorelei and the 12 days of Christmas gifts! This button is beautiful - love garnets!

Jodie said...

Thanks, ladies!! Good luck!

Anonymous said...

BEAUTIFUL! What a neat challenge to keep your creativity juices going. Usually one idea keeps leading to more!

Terrie C

Cheryl said...

Even though my birthday is in March, I have always LOVED garnets - collect antique garnet jewelry! These buttons are GORGEOUS!

Cheryl said...

Just shared on FB, Jody!

Cheryl