Beads, Giveaways and contests, Recipes

One hundred posts, a design update and a giveaway!

I recently reached a couple of blogging milestones—I’ve now got around 110 followers of my blog according to WordPress (this number includes those of you who receive an email from me every time I post a new update and those of you who follow through the WordPress Reader), and this is my 100th post!

So to celebrate, I’ve updated my blog theme (actually, if you’re a regular visitor, you’ll know I updated it a few weeks ago now) and added some new elements to it, to make it easier to navigate.

You’ll now be able to find links to all of my recipes on the Recipes page, which can also be accessed via the tab at the top. And I’m in the process of putting a link to all of the blog hops and challenges I’ve done on another page, which I hope to have up and running soon. This should make it a bit easier to find posts.

Now for the giveaway! Here’s a necklace featuring a gorgeous bead by Aussie ceramic bead-maker Natalie Fletcher of Peruzi, which I’ve used as a focal for a long necklace. The bead is glazed in olive green with subtle hints of blue and a bronze-y brown, and has a lovely embossed bird of paradise pattern. I’ve paired it with Czech glass beads and antique brass. It’s quite a long necklace, but could easily be shortened.

giveaway necklace collage

To win it, follow my blog—you can follow by email, through WordPress’s own reader if you are a WordPress user, or via an aggregator (there’s a button for Bloglovin’ in the side bar to the right)—and leave me a comment telling me how you follow my blog. I’ll randomly pick a winner from the comments I get!

Make sure you leave me a way to get hold of you. International entries are most welcome! I’ll close entries on Monday evening at 11pm Australian Eastern Time, which I believe is early Monday morning in the USA and Monday afternoon in Europe! (Can you believe I forgot to add a closing date and had to come back to edit this post? Doh!)

And come back this weekend for the reveal of the Summer Color Surprise Blog Hop, hosted by Lisa Lodge.

27 thoughts on “One hundred posts, a design update and a giveaway!”

  1. Hi, Melissa! Congratulations for both milestones. I am now following your blog using Bloglovin’. That necklace you’ve designed is gorgeous – I’d love to win it. Enjoy the day, Ana

  2. Hopefully this isn’t a double post, WordPress was giving me some trouble today 🙂 Lovely necklace and congratulations on your blogging milestone! I follow you with Bloglovin’.

  3. This is an absolute beauty of a necklace. I love the colors and the focal….oh my. Congratulations on your milestones! Kepp on blogging ….I really enjoy your blog posts.

  4. I receive your posts via e-mail and enjoy them immensely! That necklace is beautiful and I especially like long necklaces. Congratulations on your 100th post and may there be many more!

  5. I receive your post thru email but I did just sign up with bloglovin because I am thinking I am going to change my email addy for all the blogs I read 🙂 Congrats on the two milestones. I can not wait for the next 100. BTW.. the necklace is GORGEOUS. Good luck all.

  6. Congratulations on the milestones! I love your blog! I’m a loyal follower by email. Love love love the necklace! Pretty please count me in for this amazing giveaway! Thanks!

    Angi Mullis

  7. I am now following your blog through email….Congratulations on your blog mile post! By the way the necklace you are offering in your give away is beautiful! I love the colors and the style

  8. Hi, congratulations! The necklace is beautiful great use of the focal. deborah, I’m following by bloglovin’….

  9. Hi, congratulations on the milestones! I follow your blog trough the wordpress reader. Thank you for giving us a chance to win this gorgeous necklace.

  10. Congratulations! I love your blog. I remember visiting even before I knew it was your blog, and thinking how beautiful and professional it is. “Oh this is a leader’s blog” I remember thinking.

    I enjoy your posts, your theme: Bead Recipes is brilliant, and good and fun.
    Thank YOU for creating it!

    See you on Saturday for Summer Color Surprises!

  11. Congratulations on reaching your milestones! 🙂 I have followed via email for quite some time now, and I so enjoy reading your posts (both recipes and jewelry designs!). I love the look of your blog – it took me FOREVER to learn Blogger and I hope to someday venture on over to WordPress. Your layout is very clean – I really like it!

  12. Congrats on so many followers (including me) – you have a great blog and do wonderful beading. I am following by email.

  13. Congratulations and I’m loving your blog theme!! Your necklace is Gorgeous!!
    I’m an email subscriber

  14. Congrats on your 100’s post, I absolutely love Natalie’s work and you’ve done a wonderful necklace with her focal bead. The length is perfect! I’m an email subscriber as well. That’s as of tonight and I can’t wait to read more! 🙂

  15. Congratulations! I totally missed celebrating my own 100th post, oops, I noticed at 109or something, perhaps I’ll set a arbitrary number to celebrate just for kicks. Anyways! I had moved all,y following to feedly, but not sure how to add to it yet – thanks for the reminder. Meanwhile I’ve subscribed by email. I would love to be the lucky one, long necklaces are great!

  16. I haven’t followed your blog before because I didn’t know about!! I found you as a link on the Peruzi FB wall. You’ve now been added to my iPhone so I can visit weekly!! Im sure I’ll LOVE you!! I mean anyone who combines jewelry AND recipes must be a kindred spirit!! 🙂

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