August Component of the Month Design Challenge & Giveaway

July 27, 2017 , In: Blog Hops, Design Challenge, Giveaways


As a new month rolls around again, it’s time for our Component of the Month Design Challenge & Giveaway. It’s my turn to host the challenge and I’ve chosen some of my galaxy beads for the Team and guests to design with. The set comprises of a large round with gold lustre stars and two smaller companion beads. The glaze has taken months of testing to develop and is one of my favourites, with vivid blues and a cloudy oil slick sheen which changes in different lights.

I will be giving away a set of beads to two readers to join us in the challenge, with the blog hop taking place on Thursday 31st August. If you’d like to join us, read on for instructions of how to enter the giveaway…



To participate in the August COM: 

  • I will give away a set of beads to two winners selected randomly from those who leave a comment on this post. 
  • *Please note: To enter the giveaway your comment must include your email and blog addresses so we can contact you should you win. Comments lacking this info will not be considered.
  • As well as taking part in the Design Challenge, you are committing to taking part in the Blog Hop by visiting each of the participants blogs and leaving a comment, AND promoting the Hop by sharing your post to social media on the reveal day.
  • Please only leave your details if you can commit to creating a finished piece and blogging about it on the reveal date.
  • The names of the giveaway winners will be announced on Saturday 29th July, 2017. 
  • The giveaway is only open to participants from all countries, but as posting is from the UK, please bear in mind they may take a couple of weeks to arrive if you’re in another country.
  • The Blog Reveal and Hop will take place on Thursday 31st August, please do not publish your reveal post before this date. 

Extra sets will be available for purchase in my shop after the draw.

Thanks and Good Luck!





Caroline Dewison

Caroline Dewison is a lifelong addict of anything creative. She settled on ceramic beadmaking 3 years ago and can be found most days at the bottom of her garden playing with mud in her studio. She draws her inspiration from the natural world and wishes there were more hours in the day to explore all the ideas in her sketchbook. You can see more of her work on her blog -
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    They are so beautiful and lusturous. I am a big fan of slick coatings and oil like finish and I would love to play with these gorgeous beads. jewelsofsayuriatgmaildotcom

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    Hi Caroline, absolutely adore the beads and would love the chance to play with them and create a pair of earrings possibly incorporating something more with stars and moons. Sometimes i need to have something right in front of me for the inspiration to kick in.

    Hope i win and I would be very pleased to write a post about my finished pair.

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    My first comment does not seem to have worked so i will try again. LOVE your beads and would thoroughly enjoy playing with them to create a pair of earrings continuing the star and moon theme. It’s important for me to have what i need in front of me for inspiration. Keeping my fingers crossed and i would be happy to write and post about them when they are finished!!!!

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    What gorgeous beads! I would love to create with them. I have an active blog at My email address is [email protected]. I can definitely commit to blogging and sharing on social media about my creation by the deadline. I am keeping my fingers crossed.

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    Awesome! I am excited for the opportunity. My email is [email protected] and my blog address is

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    These are amazing!!! Would love to play along!
    They make me want to come back to blogging 🙂

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    Those are gorgeous! Would love to play along. My blog is and email is [email protected]

    And I need to get back to my blog now that my foot is slowly getting back to normal!

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    They look fabulous, like there is a small universe in each one! I’d love to win and participate! My blog is, e-mail [email protected]

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    Oh wow! These are so beautiful and would be a blast to work with. Should I win, please feel free to contact me at CraftyHope at gmail dot com. Also, my blog can be found at

    Thanks so much for the opportunity!

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    I’ll put my name in the hat if it isn’t too late. Melissa_trudinger at yahoo dot com and beadrecipes dot wordpress dot com

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