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, 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.


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!!!!

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!