I tried posting earlier this evening and was not able to upload any photo (which was originally supposed to be of the new pendant that I finished today). Then I ended up getting distracted. Instead of making even more pendants, as I originally intended, I made this. I was sitting around thinking that maybe putting pendants in the store rather than finished pieces was a bad idea and that I should have primarily finished jewelry instead - so, I ended up stringing the koi pendant. Now, of course, I think I should have just stuck to my original plan of offering just pendants. Sigh. Either way, I think I see another koi pendant in my immediate future.
As far as this new necklace is concerned, I was thinking of cherry blossoms when I strung it - hence the use of faceted rose quartz. I finished the piece with Czech pressed glass leaves and seed beads. The clasp, which I just happened to have already made, is PMC3, as usual.
Sorry for the short post, but I was trying to make a concerted effort to get some sleep tonight, and it's already past 1am, so I'll close for now.
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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