(I don't know about you, but I've always felt that the line should've ended "I knew him well" and not "I knew him, Horatio".) Anyway, here's what I've been up to today - pretty much fresh from the kiln. These skulls still need to be burnished, cleaned, dipped and polished, so they have a ways to go yet, but I thought I'd show them to you, anyway. I was originally going to make some comment about how even though most people don't seem to like them, I still think they're cute, but Rachel from Tampa just entered the contest today and saved me from self-pity. Thanks, Rachel! Er, not that I've been watching the contest entries today, or anything. (I think I can hear Monkee Maker cackling in the background.)
Seriously, though, I love the comments you have all been leaving. It's so nice meeting other creative people! I have a few crafty friends, but when I start talking about this stuff to most people, their eyes glaze over, and they keel over or pretend not to know me after about five minutes. I have a hard time "putting myself out there", so to speak, and it's great to know that there are some sympathetic ears listening while I, er, babble on and on. (Plus, for those of you with blogs - I have a fun time surfing to your blogs. It seems only fair, right?)
Anyway, the contest for the Little Something Wicked bracelet is still on, here. Oh and for those who are having problems with posting a comment - you do not need to be registered with Blogger to post a comment. Just hit the "Other" button, type your name in and post your comment. I know there were at least two people who had problems with that today. Thanks for stopping by.
I am an intellectual property lawyer by training and have a background in English Renaissance literature. I love science fiction. I primarily watch Sesame Street these days and find myself humming "Pop Goes the Weasel" at odd moments (guess why). I can happily eat ice cream in the middle of winter when the wind chill is 20 below 0. I have been making beads and designing jewelry since 2007.
2010 - Winner, First Place, British Bead Awards, Other Finished Bead Jewellery 2010 - Winner, Second Place, British Bead Awards, Metal Clay Jewellery 2010 - Winner, Second Place, Bead Dreams, Metal Clay
2010 - Grand Prize, Gold Medal Winner, Fire Mountain Gems and Beads, Metal Clay, Metal Beads, Wirework and Chain Jewelry-Making Contest
2010 - Finalist, Bead Star, Stones, Plastics and Designs with Heart Categories
2009 - Winner, First Place, British Bead Awards, Metal Clay
2009 - Winner, Second Place, British Bead Awards, Beyond Glass, Handmade Beads and Components
2009 - Winner, Second Place, Bead Arts Awards, Necklace
2009 - Finalist, Bead Dreams, Metal Clay
2008 - Finalist Fire Mountain Gems and Beads Beading Contest, Metal Clay
2008 - Finalist, Bead Star, Pearls
A word about copyright
As indicated in the copyright notice, the contents of this blog are copyright by me. To the extent that instructions to make jewelry, beads, knit items or other instructions are included in this blog, they are free for you to use to make the projects for personal use. They should not be used for commercial purposes, ie, to make items for resale.