Of course, I jumped at the chance and sent over a number of snaps of my most favourite pieces and then didn't think any more about it. The months swept past and then in September, I was sent a proof of the article and was really pleased with it and how my brooches looked.
I obviously couldn't share the proof with you until the magazine hit the shops. Well, today's the day! My mum and C took a rather soggy trip to WH Smith's this morning, en route to swimming, and picked up a copy of the magazine. The article was featured in Bead Magazine and I think the brooches look rather lovely - what do you think?!
Since I did my original post about them, I've been buying more and so far this year have added these 12 to my collection. Most of them I've shown you before, but I think there are a couple that you haven't seen yet..
Thinking about the brooches and this article, I remembered that when I visited Debach Airfield a couple of years ago, there was a bracelet in the museum which had been made in the same way as these brooches, using the same materials. It had been donated to the display by someone who had lived in the area during WW2 who believed it had been made by a POW. I don't know whether the bracelet is still there, and Debach is now closed for the year, but I'll try to get there in the spring to see if I can get a photograph of it. Have you ever heard of or seen a bracelet made like the brooches?
My mission now: To find one of these bracelets for myself!