With the Short One's birthday coming up, I've been spending a lot of time thinking about how much life has changed since his arrival. I used to be an intellectual property lawyer (I'm not sure I've ever explicitly admitted this before or not, but there you go), working long hours for a variety of large and largish corporate clients. Now I have the good fortune to be staying at home, working even longer hours for my one, rather short but vocal client who, even though I no longer carry a Blackberry, seems to be able to find me day or night whenever he has a problem that needs solving. Actually, it always reminds me of the old opening monologue for "Charlie's Angels", where Charlie is explaining how the Angels came to work for him. Except, of course, in my head, it's a cute baby voice saying, "Once upon a time there was an older lady who went to law school - and who was assigned various dangerous tasks involving lots of paper and no crayons. I took her away from all that. I'm the Short One." (Okay, I have a weird imagination. I know that.)
Anyway, I have no new work at all at the moment, so I'm punting with a photo of an older piece I made over the summer. These luscious lampworked sweets beads are by Lezlie Belanger. The Celtic cat button that I used for a clasp is by Green Girl Studios. I really enjoy wearing ice cream around my neck. I can't explain why, but I really do.
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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