The Husband and I are celebrating our wedding anniversary tomorrow, so I'm going to go ahead and post this now, as I'm not sure whether I'll be able to visit tomorrow or not. I'll be too busy reflecting on the fact that the Husband actually ever popped the question in the first place. Or, as my mother puts it, "You're lucky that you actually found someone willing to put up with you - you're not easy to live with, you know." Yes, indeedy, it's now been some years since then, and we have the Short One and our current state of parental exhaustion to prove it.
In actual fact, "celebrating our wedding anniversary" translates to taking the Short One out for a nice meal. I will be carrying a container full of homemade apple sauce just in case the cuisine doesn't meet the SO's standards but anticipate that a nice time will be had by all (except possibly for the servers that have to clean up after us once we've left, but that's a different story). I must state for the record that, apart from dropping food everywhere, the SO generally has impeccable restaurant manners. He loves going out to eat. The Husband and I are anticipating a nice toast (with apple juice) on his part tomorrow night. We may not understand it, but I'm sure we'll enjoy the sentiment.
Anyway, it seems an appropriate time to unveil the full Kissing Bandit necklace. Ta da! I must admit, this is one of my favorite pieces. I like the way it ended up having kind of an ethnic feel (H. says it looks Indian to him, but I kept thinking about belly dancers as I strung it, for some reason), despite the fact that the colors and subject matter aren't really ethnic at all. In addition to my PMC pieces and Sarah Moran's Smooches button, it contains blue chalcedony, turquoise, rose quartz, freshwater pearls, a glass banana bead, and Czech and quartz glass.
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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