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Sunday 27 March 2011

Blog Giveaway! - How many letters on a grain of rice?

I was asked by Laura of 'Cards and Candles for all Occasions' recently if I would like to make her a name on rice pendant. The pendant was to contain grains of rice containing her Mums name, her Mum’s kennel club affix and her dates of birth and passing. Everything sounded fine and then I counted the number of letters in her Mums name – nine eek! I haven’t previously managed to write more than eight letters onto a single side of a grain of rice before. But then the more I thought about it, the more I concluded that I had probably restricted myself to that number because I just haven’t been asked to write more, and I am always up for a challenge!

Name on Rice Jewellery
Name on Rice Jewellery

I found writing nine letters onto a grain of rice was relatively easy and felt I could even go for more! But writing on both sides of a grain of rice still proves to be quite a challenge, in fact to some extent I find writing on both sides of a grain of rice more challenging than the writing itself. It is a psychological challenge of knowing that I am writing onto the back of a grain of rice that has already had successfully completed writing.

I made two pendants for Laura, the first contained three grains of rice with her mums name on one grain, kennel club affix on the second grain and the third grain with the dates written onto both sides of the grain of rice.

The second pendant (as seen below) contained a single grain with her mother’s name and a tiny red flower.

Name on rice necklace
Name on rice necklace

Blog Giveaway

To Celebrate 150 blog followers I have decided to do a Blog giveaway and here it is: I have decided to set myself a target this year. I want to get all the letters of the alphabet onto a single grain of rice, and here is where you can win my giveaway. Firstly follow my blog and then place your bets (by commenting on this blog post) on how many letters I will achieve (the closest guess will get a little gift from me at the end of the year). Duplicate correct entries will be decided by the ‘drawn out of the hat’ method and sorry you have to wait so long for your prize...but I hope it is worth it and it will make an unexpected present at the end of the year!

If you are interested I have put together a small tutorial with advice and a few tips for writing names on a grain of rice. It can be found here: How to make name on rice jewellery.


  1. This giveaway is sooooooooo different and exciting :o) hope you achieve your goal hun!

    My guess is gonna be 42 :o)



  2. If you mean 'both' sides of the grain I will go for 20 as I have faith and realism LOL.

    Love the name and affix idea, thats a great gift.

    I will give the tips part a miss thank you, leave that skill all to you very sure I wouldnt even manage one letter.


  3. lol I deliberately left that vague, but just to clarify, yes it is both sides of the grain of rice!

  4. Thank you so so much for this Mick, it is something so personal and I am already wearing the three grain pendant with pride.

    Blogging about this is on my 'to do' list and I'll get it done as soon as I can... in the meantime I cannot thank you enough!!

    As for your alphabet competition, my guess would be 22 :-)

    Love Laura xxx

  5. Great giveaway, I like 'unusual' - I think you will achieve a total of 18 letters. Love the tutorial, would you mind if I add it to my 'giveway list' and this post of course.

  6. very unusual task you have set yourself,
    I am going to guess 24, going by the 9 letters you have already managed.
    Great fun, goodluck you fit more x

  7. Thanks for taking part...and I would love it if you could add it to your 'giveaway list'

    Many thanks


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