I know it's a little early to be celebrating Valentine's Day, but the Husband is currently traveling in Belgium on business and will be heading to Italy on the 14th (life is rough, eh?). The upshot is that I'm not sure he'll have Internet access on Valentine's Day, so I'm posting this now to ensure that H. has something to look at by the holiday. (H. usually doesn't read the blog, but I'll direct his attention here tomorrow.)
I've come to the conclusion that I have pretty much zero talent at rubber stamping and should stick with what I know, but, well, it's the thought that counts here, right? And it's a romantic thought, too, right? Right?? What's that you say? It just looks like a bunch of jumbled numbers to you?
I should probably point out at this juncture that H. is an engineer with a background in computer programming. I should also mention that, ever since I made my binary code "love" pendant, he's been hinting around that I should make one in hexadecimal, too. I haven't done this (yet), but I did look up how to say "I love you" in hexadecimal. Yup. Not bad, eh? Certainly a lot shorter than in binary...
So, anyway, Happy Valentine's Day, H. The Short One and I are thinking of you - we can't wait until you're back home, safely, so we can smother you with kisses. Smooch.
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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