So, anyway, here's the haul from the show this past weekend. I may have mentioned, I tend to get pretty distracted when I attend these things. In order to stay focused, and because my memory is really like a sieve these days, I wrote down the names of the five projects I'm working on right now on a slip of paper before entering the show. Every time I felt my eyes glaze over and started muttering "Oooooh, shiny!", I took out the paper and peered at it. It worked, sort of. Everything here is designated for a specific piece, except for the aventurine (the blue discs). They were on close-out, and I couldn't resist.
The white leaves and pearls are for a new winter design that I intend to use with the "Noli Me Tangere" donut. I'm waiting for a few findings to arrive in the mail, but I hope to get started on that this week. The violet Czech glass, will go into the "Charmed Kisses" piece from yesterday. The big banana glass beads are destined for a new work called "Here Be Dragons". The faceted red jasper - well, I'm not going to tell you exactly what I intend to do with it, but I will say that some of the beads will go into the next giveaway prize. Incidentally, I'm already up to 75 posts - I guess that's what happens when one tends to numerous shorter posts - so it look as if the 100th post giveaway could happen in early November.
So far, I'm still waiting for the other shoe to drop regarding my cold. It's a sad fact that the Husband gets over these things within 4-5 days, but my colds tend to build up to a crescendo and last anywhere from 2-5 weeks. On top of that, the Short One woke up congested this morning, too, so we've been just sitting around the house today with our noses dribbling (such an attractive picture, I know). The temperature around here dropped from the 80s (F) to the 50s today, too - I guess there's no getting around the fact that winter is coming. Sigh.
On the other hand, I have really no excuse to continue procrastinating over the winter knitting! Vicious Chicken, I am intending to add my name to your knitting speed survey! I even have a project in mind - I just have to wind the yarn and actually cast on the blasted thing. Knowing me, I'll post at 2am early Friday, but I do intend to get it done. So, with a grim look if determination, I'm off to dig out my ball winder...
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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