Well, apparently the necklace really was cursed. I made the mistake of wearing it today, and the Short One and I had a big disagreement about the appropriate time to leave the park to go home for dinner this evening - the focal was the casualty. Needless to say 1) it was completely my fault for being silly enough to wear something like this while taking care of the S.O. and 2) I'm grateful that the S.O. wasn't injured by the broken glass. Still, it was a costly mistake. Sigh. If Michele Goldstein is willing to re-make the bead for me, I will re-do it. If not, this piece is going to go by the wayside. I do find it ironic that the one time in my life I start designing and making jewelry seriously, I can't actually wear any of it!!!
Okay, Melanie, Heather and I are posting our creations from the Bead Exploration Collaboration tomorrow, so please come back to see those! Have a good night.
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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