Remember this? Well, the winner of my 100th post giveaway never did claim her prize, so it will be up for grabs again as a secondary prize for the Short One's Birthday Giveaway. I just realized that it's already the middle of the month, and I haven't finished the actual prize or decided what to do about holding a sale or anything. Where is the year going??? (Okay, I know that is a slight exaggeration, but it does seem that time is speeding up lately.) So, hopefully, more on this from me soon.
I had some good news today. BeadStyle Magazine has accepted one of my project proposals for publication. Calloo! Callay! Although BeadStyle had previously accepted a few of my pieces for its Gallery section, I'd had no luck to date with any project proposals, so I'm downright chuffed about this.
The news came at a good time. Like an idiot, I decided at the last minute to submit a proposal (to a different magazine) and stayed up until 2am yesterday (technically early this morning, I guess) racing around trying to finish it and pack it up for mailing. I was feeling pretty gloomy about the prospect of actually getting anything new accepted this morning, so I was quite pleased to have the good folks at BeadStyle snap me out of my funk.
Oh, actually, that reminds me - I did not win Stringing's Reader's Choice Challenge with the "Something Wicked this Way Comes" piece in the side-bar. I need to dig up the link to the winners and post it. Thanks, though, to everyone who took the time to vote for me.
The Short One is coming down with yet another head cold, I'm afraid. While I theoretically knew that young children get sick easily before the Short One arrived, I'm still amazed at how often he seems to come down with these. Since it's been three days since we took him to the local children's museum, I'm presuming he caught something there. I'm being summoned to his room periodically to offer sympathy and (more practically) to wipe his nose for him. Poor guy.
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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