Hi, there. I hope everyone had pleasant dreams last night, whether you dreamed of eggplants or not. (I was thinking about it, and I have never, as far as I remember, dreamed of Mt. Fuji, falcons or eggplants at any time of year, alas.) As far as the color eggplant is concerned, here's the last pendant I made this past week. I took another amethyst top and set it. This one had larger crystals and was more oblong in shape, so I decided to make more of a marquis-shaped setting for it. I packed it up last night, and it is currently on its way to its new owner. Given that I started making jewelry originally as a way from going stir crazy while staying at home with the Short One, I still find it very surprising (in a good way) that some of my items are now in various parts of the world, being enjoyed (well, I hope they're being enjoyed at least) by other people. I would like to thank everyone who has supported me in this new endeavor, which of course, includes everyone reading this blog. (I'm sure it relieves you to know that you are contributing to my mental health, no?)
I would like to end for the week with this little "public service" announcement, below. This one made me laugh - the first Valentine's Day gift (and the only store-bought gift we ever exchanged for V Day) I gave my Then-Boyfriend-Now-Husband was a pair of Cooties from the old Milton Bradley game that I found for sale in a nostalgia shop in Greenwich Village. Have a great weekend, everyone.
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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As indicated in the copyright notice, the contents of this blog are copyright by me. To the extent that instructions to make jewelry, beads, knit items or other instructions are included in this blog, they are free for you to use to make the projects for personal use. They should not be used for commercial purposes, ie, to make items for resale.