Megan Bowsher, the winner of our rainbow jewellery competition was presented with a necklace of her own design by David Rodger Sharp on Tuesday.
Megan a Year 8 student at Gillotts School created the design as part of a school languages project to create a rainbow and add facts about the chosen country. She said, “I thought how fun and easy it would be to dip a paintbrush in a row of paints in the order of the rainbow colours and just make a rainbow shape. On seeing the necklace for the first time, Megan said, “Wow, I love it. I love the colours. I told all my friends about it and they said it was really good.” Meghan’s Mum, Wendy added, “It’s a shame you can’t see smile on her face under that mask, but I can see it in her eyes.”
The Herald ran the competition in partnership with David Rodger Sharp jewellers on Duke Street in May during lockdown. David said, “We wanted to keep it as close to the original picture as possible so we added two little loops to hang the paint brush from. The reason it has taken so long is that we’ve been waiting for the red enamel to come into stock from our suppliers. There were some great designs but I particularly liked the colours in this one.”
David made five necklaces in total and gave three to Megan for her and her friends and family. Megan then surprised our Editor Michaela Clarke with another one saying, “We would like to present you this necklace for all the hard work you’ve done for the community. I hope this brings happy memories. Michaela who is not often speechless, finally said “Oh my goodness. I don’t know what to say. It’s very special and so kind of you. I shall be very proud to wear mine and when I wear it I’m sure people will ask me about it and I shall enjoy telling them. It’s a beautiful design and a very worthy winner.” David replied, “You do so much for everyone else. You do so much for the community so we thought you deserved something as well.”
The last necklace will be displayed in the shop for people to bid on in a silent auction to raise money for the Rainbow Trust Children’s charity which was chosen by Megan. David added I think it would be good to make some money for a charity with the one of them too. To share the love of the rainbow.”