For International Beading Week 2020, I invite you to join me on a beaded treasure hunt.
How does it work?
Well, each day I’m going to be discounting some of my beading patterns to just £1! Each pattern will only be available at that price for 24 hours. So, in that time, you’ve got to locate the pattern(s) if you want to enjoy the sale.
But I’m not going to make it too hard for you…
Every day, I will give you a clue. This will be a quote from literature that could be applied to all the patterns that are on sale that day. If you can identify what I’m referring to, you’ll be able to grab your bargain.
For example, this clue…
“Wrong will be right, when Aslan comes in sight, At the sound of his roar, sorrows will be no more, When he bares his teeth, winter meets its death, And when he shakes his mane, we shall have spring again.”
…is all about Aslan, from C.S. Lewis’ ‘The Lion, The Witch, And The Wardrobe’.
So, if you type ‘Aslan’ into the search bar on this website, you should come up with my ‘Aslan necklace‘. And you would find that available for just £1.
Now, that’s just an example to give you an idea of how this works.
Remember, you need to check the date, identify a word from the clue, then type that word into the search bar to find your bargains. And, if you live outside the UK, it may be worth checking the dates on either side, just in case your time zone is still far ahead or behind me!
So, are you ready to play?
Beaded Treasure Hunt Clues
Start by checking your date. Then find the clue for that day. So, then your job is to identify the word that the clue is about. Put this into the search bar, and you should find the sale patterns are revealed. Good luck! (Note: if you are using a tablet or smartphone, and you can’t see the search bar, please switch your browser settings to ‘desktop view’).
25th July 2020
“A rose by any other name would smell as sweet”
‘Romeo & Juliet’, William Shakespeare
26th July 2020
“In the town itself, actually within sight of the house in which Charlie lived, there was an ENORMOUS CHOCOLATE FACTORY! Just imagine that! And it wasn’t simply an ordinary enormous chocolate factory, either. It was the largest and most famous in the whole world!”
‘Charlie And The Chocolate Factory’, Roald Dahl
27th July 2020
“There must have been moments even that afternoon when Daisy tumbled short of his dreams — not through her own fault, but because of the colossal vitality of his illusion. It had gone beyond her, beyond everything. He had thrown himself into it with a creative passion, adding to it all the time, decking it out with every bright feather that drifted his way. No amount of fire or freshness can challenge what a man will store up in his ghostly heart.”
‘The Great Gatsby’, F. Scott Fitzgerald
“She was suddenly tired of outworn dreams.”
‘Rainbow Valley, L.M. Montgomery
“I have only to break into the tightness of a strawberry, and I see summer – its dust and lowering skies.”
‘The Bluest Eye’, Toni Morrison
“Summer was on the way; Jem and I awaited it with impatience. Summer was our best season: it was sleeping on the back screened porch in cots, or trying to sleep in the tree house; summer was everything good to eat; it was a thousand colors in a parched landscape; but most of all, summer was Dill.”
‘To Kill a Mockingbird’, Harper Lee
“They bought Harry’s school books in a shop called Flourish and Blotts where the shelves were stacked to the ceiling with books as large as paving stones bound in leather; books the size of postage stamps in covers of silk; books full of peculiar symbols and a few books with nothing in them at all.”
‘Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone’, J.K. Rowling
“One fine winter’s day when Piglet was brushing away the snow in front of his house, he happened to look up, and there was Winnie-the-Pooh. Pooh was walking round and round in a circle, thinking of something else, and when Piglet called to him, he just went on walking.
“Hallo!” said Piglet, “what are you doing?” …
“Tracking something,” said Winnie-the-Pooh very mysteriously.
“Tracking what?” said Piglet, coming closer.
“That’s just what I ask myself. I ask myself, What? … Now, look there.” He pointed to the ground in front of him. “What do you see there?”
‘The House at Pooh Corner’, A.A. Milne
“Four legs good. Two legs bad.”
‘Animal Farm’, George Orwell
How did you get on?
So, how did you do with this beaded treasure hunt? Did you find any bargains? Did you manage to solve the clues? Let us know in the comments!
And, don’t forget, there is loads more beading fun to enjoy. So, just check out the official beading week website to discover all the activities.