I'm sorry I have been such a deadbeat about my Friday evening posts lately. Both sets of grandparents are in town for the Short One's Birthday Bash (one set is also in town for the Husband's 40th birthday) and the Short One has been working himself into an excited frenzy what with being the center of attention of all of these adults (bearing in mind that the SO is the only grandchild on both sides of the family). I spent the evening making the SO's birthday cake (which hopefully will taste better than cardboard - it looks okay, at least...) and wrapping up the SO's gifts. The Husband spent the evening putting together the "Some Assembly Required" playhouse that my folks bought for him and muttering under his breath. (And so the SO's campaign to annex even more of our living space for his exclusive use continues apace.)
Thanks again to all who entered the very special Short One's Birthday Giveaway. I have put all of the entries in the SO's red cowboy hat and will ask him to pick two names when he wakes up. I will try to post the results at a reasonable hour, but in any event, some time tomorrow.
On other fronts, I have had two pieces accepted for publication in Step by Step Beads. This is the first time I will be appearing in this magazine, and I am pretty darned excited. No publication dates yet, but I will be sure to let you know when I have this information.
Oh, and for those who don't remember this necklace from a previous post, I strung this a while back to commemorate the SO's 1st birthday. The wonderful lampworked beads are by Lezlie Belanger.
Have a great night, everyone. Be sure to check back tomorrow to see who won the necklaces.
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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