I've been given my first blogger's award by the sympatico Monkee Maker. The Nice Matters award is apparently to be "awarded to those who are just nice people, good blog friends and those who inspire good feelings and inspiration! Those that care about others, that are there to lend support or those that are just a positive influence in our blogging world." I think this is the first time I've ever been called a positive influence on anyone (including the Short One). Of course, now that M.M. has given me the award, I'm getting more visitors from the U.K., which means more people to gape at my little faux pas in my September 14th "Knitting Corner" in which I refer to my "fanny" - which does not mean the same thing on this side of the pond as it does over there, I hasten to point out. (For those who need a translation from the American to the English meaning of the slang term - or vice versa - please go here.) I knew this ten years ago, but it completely slipped my mind (so much does these days, sadly) when writing the post. Shameful, eh? Hmmm, still, M.M. is the one who called me a positive influence in the first place...
Seriously, though, thank you to Monkee Maker - I feel like a blogger's blogger now! I would like to pass this nice award on to the following wonderful bloggers, in turn:
(There is one other wonderful blogger - a lampworker - to whom I would have given the award, except that I'm pretty sure she would prefer to remain anonymous. You know who you are, if you are reading this post.)
I'm a little pooped (shopping for beads is very strenuous, you know), so I'm going to defer any other discussion to tomorrow. I hope everyone had a great weekend.
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.