Friday, January 29, 2010

I Won - I Really - Really WON!

I'm one of those people that say they Never Win Anything. I've entered the HGTV Dream Home Giveaway, bought dozens of raffle tickets at school functions, submitted my name for a Kitchen Make Over and still - Nothing. Maybe the door prize at Bunco, but other than that, not too many freebies have come into this house.

That all changed when I WON this beautiful Necklace. Don't I look Happy!

It was made by my Uber Crafty friend Roma. She saw someone wearing one - did some research on YouTube, and now she's beading up a storm.

She had the greatest giveaway on her blog (I'd send some Link Love her way, but it's an invite only Family Blog). You had to guess how many beads were used to make this Swarovski Crystal Puffy Heart Pendant.

I must admit - I cheated. I looked on YouTube myself. Unfortunately I found several versions. And to make it more complicated....Roma hinted that she may have been a little clever in her bead counting.

It turns out she counted not only the crystal beads you see, but there are also 2 big round ones inside to keep it the silver beads used to make the bale.

I guess Cheaters DO win - sometimes.

Thank You So Much Roma. I've gotten lots of compliments on it today! I'll be taking orders and sending them your way.


  1. Haha! You do look happy, and beautiful wearing it to boot. Congrats on your stroke of luck, however you came by it!

  2. Congrats!!!!!! Love the black and white photo with the red - fabulous my dear!