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Bead plate

Old plate with a pattern of beads

The photo shows an old, cracked-glaze dinner plate decorated with beads.

The beads were stuck on with a competent glue, but every so often one falls off and I have to find the gap and stick it back.

The beads are from multiple different sources:  broken necklaces, bracelets too small for me, childhood presents, trades I did at school, the hoards of grandmothers and great aunts, rewards for challenges completed at Guide Camp …

A lot of the beads evoke memories.

The design is abstract, but there are flowers in there and a map of India (quite by chance; it was supposed to be a wisteria bloom). I enjoy looking at it both close up and at a distance.

I like to think it was a good use of my stray beads.

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I’m delighted to announce that I’ve been nominated for the Super Sweet Blogging Award, with my grateful thanks to Eunice at Living and Lovin to whom this post is especially dedicated.

Please see the page Blogging Awards for my answers to 5 questions and the list of my nominees to receive the award.

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