This was the view outside my window today. So I have to ask, WHAT THE HECK HAPPENED TO SPRING??? Tsk, how depressing. I think we've had about 4 inches already, and it's still coming down as I write this. The Short One was quite excited by this development, but I must say that I've had quite enough of the white stuff at this point.
Can anyone recommend a good epoxy to use to adhere leather cord to metal? This is the first time I'm using leather cord in a necklace without a crimping end cap or without a self-finishing knotted clasp (my favorite option), and I'm a little unclear as to whether my usual adhesive (I usually use E3000 cement or Devcon 5 epoxy, depending on the situation, if anyone is interested) will actually do the job or not. Any comments on this are quite welcome.
I'm still slogging away at my projects with no end in sight. Well, actually, that's not quite true. The deadline for filing these pieces is the end of the month, so one way or another I'll be finished with them in a little over a week. Ack.
Meanwhile, the SO seems to be gaining speed on a daily basis. I can't tell whether this is a function of age and height, or a sign that the procedure to cure his ingrown toenails has really gone well. I would like to know, however, when a toddler's ground speed tops out, as I'm already finding it a little difficult to keep up with him. I mentioned this to the Husband, and he replied, "15". I suppose it's a fair question - do kids hit a maximum mph within a year or two or do their legs just keep getting faster and faster as they grow longer, until they qualify for their driver's license? (I bet you know which answer I'd prefer.)
Have a great weekend, everyone. I'll see you on Monday. Oh, and Happy Easter, for those of you who celebrate Easter!
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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