Anyone who reads this blog regularly knows how fond I am of Sarah Moran's work. I ordered these from her catalog a while ago. They are part of her new BLING! series, which are lampworked beads that have been coldworked. When Sarah coldworks her beads, she kicks them up another notch, so to speak. Strategically taking off some layers gives them more depth, more sparkle - all of that good stuff. If you look carefully at the barrel bead in the photo, you can see that it has actually been faceted. Anyway, I love these beads. I actually intended to show you a necklace I designed with them, but I sent the photo off to a magazine the other day and the editor has already accepted it for publication (yay!). The project will be out in November - more news on this closer to the publication date. I will say that the barrel bead reminded me of a classic Chinese lantern, and I designed the necklace around that.
Sorry for my absence yesterday. My fever spiked suddenly and wouldn't come back down - I tried a couple different analgesics and they just made no difference to my temperature, achiness, etc. whatsoever. I ended up slinking off to bed as soon as the Husband got back from work yesterday and could take care of the Short One. (My fever finally broke early this morning, and I'm feeling much better.) The SO is back to his active, cheerful self, although he's still congested. We love going to our local children's museum, but it's been pretty consistent that after each visit, he comes down with a bad cold. I know it's better for him to be exposed to these germs now and build up a resistance as quickly as possible, but it still makes me feel as if I'm not doing something right.
Hope all is well in your neck of the woods. Thanks for stopping by!
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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