FOR SALE, aka, Cute Skulls Seeking Sympathic Homes
Well, as you can see, I don't have anything new to show you, today. I am in the middle of making my pieces for the Bead Exploration Collaboration with Melanie (Earthenwood Studio) and Heather (Humblebeads), but I'm not allowed to show you any works in progress for that. It finally occurred to me that the end of the month, when we are supposed to display our finished work, is only three days away, so I've been beading like the wind, so to speak. I think I will finish, but probably only by the skin on my teeth.
The other thing I have been debating is actually moving outside my comfort zone one more time and actually offering one or two skull charms up for sale. For some reason, doing this the day after the close of the contest seems sort of venal to me, but I feel that if I don't do it now, I'll procrastinate and never do it at all. I hope all of you will understand. So (deep breath), if anyone feels the need to welcome some cute skulls into their lives and jewelry projects, the above are now officially for sale. The skulls are made from PMC3 and are therefore fine silver, or .999 pure silver. Each skull is about 16mm x 16mm. Both charms have holes at the bottom for the purpose of adding additional dangles, similar to the red Czech glass drops on the earrings that Rachel, aka Fancy Pants, won. (These dangles are not included.) The single skull charm is $16.00, the double skull charm is $32.00. Shipping within the U.S. is $2.00. Any interested international buyers, please contact me for shipping costs. In the event that I have more than one interested buyer, precedence will be given to whomever emails me first. Please send inquiries to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Oh, and at this time, I only accept payment by Paypal. If the buyer is not satisfied with the charms once they arrive, they are more than welcome to mail them back to me for a refund (excluding shipping costs). These two charms will be available for sale until the end of October (or until they are sold, whichever comes first).
Ack, this is making my palms sweat...
Okay, to end on a much, much more interesting and amusing note, if you are in the mood to see robots doing a cute fan dance (completely clean fan dance, I might add - it has nothing to do with throwing tassels etc.), please check out the video of the Beck song "Hell Yes" at MTVU. I am not a Beck fan - I think this is the only video of his I've ever seen (I believe the Husband found it on BoingBoing originally), but it is fabulous and is one of my all-time favorites. Beck and the producer enlisted programmers at Sony to program a chorus of cute robots (the Sony QRIO) to perform a cool choreographed dance for the video. I LOVE IT.
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
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