I just bought this cloud pendant from Rachel Place's Etsy store, Sugartoppers. Isn't it cute? The funny thing is, I'd been thinking about necklace designs with cloud themes lately. I think this bead will work perfectly with a design I currently have in my sketch book. Anyway, Rachel has a bunch of new work, including the cutest lampworked robots I've ever seen. I highly recommend checking her store out.
I had kind of a frustrating weekend. I ended up wearing the "What happens when the snow melts" pendant on Saturday, and I lost it. I had it on a simple chain which should've been fine, except I was carrying a load - messenger bag slung across my chest, diaper bag and the Short One. Somewhere along the way (probably at the grocery store), I think one of the bag straps must have inadvertently yanked the chain off, and I didn't notice until later that evening. I was completely bummed out. I'm usually disappointed when I lose something, but there's something about losing a piece that I've invested time and effort to make that's particularly disheartening. I have bad karma where that particular grocery store is concerned, too. Last spring I'd just finished knitting the SO a nice hat out of a beautiful shade of Koigu merino wool and, yep, I managed to lose that in the store, too, the very first time the SO wore it. Anyway, I think I just need to face facts and stop wearing any jewelry until the SO is a little older and doesn't require quite so much gear. (When will that be exactly, I wonder?) Kind of ironic, really.
On the plus side, I do have one more white druzy quartz cab in my stash. It's not quite the same size or shade, but I should still be able to make one more "What happens when the snow melts" pendant. Also, I've been working on my project for Ornament Thursday (which is this Thursday), and it's coming along quite nicely. I hope you'll visit later this week, to see it.
On the home front, I've decided that the Husband is not longer allowed to take any business trips. (Won't his boss be surprised when I 'phone him up to tell him this?) Every time H. has gone out of town this winter, we've had a huge snow dump in his absence. Tonight's snow was particularly annoying, as it was quite wet and heavy - very hard to shift. Plus, I haven't yet figured out a good way to handle shoveling with an active toddler in the house.
I hope everyone had a good weekend. Thanks for visiting, as usual!
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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