Well, I finally have something to show you. This is my first attempt to string one of my amethyst stalactite top pendants. At the time I strung this (a couple weeks ago), I thought I'd managed to get the color balance right, but now I'm not so sure. I bought this beautiful, chunky rose quartz back in December, and I've been itching to use it. I love the color combination of purple, pink and green, but something about this necklace still seems just a touch off. As you can see, this is still a bit of a work in progress.
On other fronts, the Short One is continuing to do well with his toes and has been very patient about sitting still for the compresses (he spends the time covering my face with little alphabet stickers - there is an advantage to having a captive audience, after all).
The SO is a real alphabet fanatic. He's loved letters since he was about 18 months old. I get weird looks from other mothers when we "play alphabet" in public, as if I'm some neurotic woman making a pathetic attempt to turn my child into a super-genius, but it really is all his idea. Nothing makes him happier than reciting or having me write his letters for him. In fact, in our continuing efforts to circumvent his pickiness at mealtimes, the Husband and I hunted around for alphabet pasta at our local groceries (we finally found some after looking around for about a month) and have been adding it to various dishes at mealtime. So far it's working pretty well, although he does have some tendency to pick out the pasta and leave the other good stuff. In fact, it's working so well, that I'm seriously thinking about getting some alphabet pastry cutters and using them to cut his veggies and fresh fruit into letter shapes in an attempt to get him to eat them. What do you think? A cunning plan (this is a reference to Black Adder - I love that show)?
Well, now that my Designer's Challenge piece is finished (the photographs came out very nicely this afternoon), it's back to the various contest pieces for me. I can't believe it's already the 18th. Where is the month going? Does everyone have their taxes done?
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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