Join Teressa from Simply Soutache in some fun with braid. Teressa is running a contest for both novice and experienced Soutache Designers with gift certificates for 4 places. Here is the link for all the details of how to enter. Simply email Teressa that you are taking part, she'll send you the entry form, make an item and send photos by due date, they'll be posted on Facebook so everyone can vote on their choice.
If you haven't already had a play with Soutache, this is an ideal time to try it out. Supplies can be purchased from Simply Soutache or from various other places.