Here's one of the new pendants I designed two nights ago. It's a little cheesy, but I like the metaphor that finding love is like a maze - you have false starts, dead ends, you run around in circles, but ultimately the prize at the end is worth all of your hard work. This design drove me completely crazy. When I was a kid, I used to be pretty good at designing hard-to-crack mazes, the type that you always had to do backwards to solve (I won a prize for this in elementary school, even). Apparently, I've lost the knack in the intervening 30 years. This is kind of a lame-o maze, I'm afraid. Also, as you can probably tell, I drew this free-form - didn't even use rulers. I think it looks okay like this, but I do wonder whether this would be a good candidate to draw up properly on the computer and have sent out to be made into a rubber stamp. If I can get enough designs to fill a sheet for a single order, I may try it.
I also fired a piece in my kiln-load tonight to make into a necklace for this month's Art Bead Scene Challenge, the theme for which is "Ice Storm". The information to enter the Challenge is here, if you are interested.
Speaking of which, I've been seen on Art Bead Scene today! The original photo of the necklace that appears in this month's "BeadStyle Magazine" is posted on Art Bead Scene here. As I mentioned before, I entered this piece in the monthly Challenge last May - it was the first necklace I ever designed from PMC. Had it not been for Art Bead Scene, I would have never made it. Thank you to everyone at Art Bead Scene!
I hope everyone is having a good evening. See you tomorrow.
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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