Here's another project that's been hanging around for a while. I think I've posted a photo of the rabbit in the top hat before but not the entire necklace. The rabbit and the two lampworked drum beads are by Jena Fulcher. The rabbit head came as part of an spring/Easter-ish set of beads I bought from her a couple years ago. Although I like cute beads, for some reason Easter rabbit heads have never been my favorite, so the bead langquished in my bead box for a while until I figured out that he didn't have to be an Easter bunny. With a little PMC, I turned him into a magic trick. I added the magic wand and hoop toggle clasp and magic card to complete the effect. This is a necklace I would definitely wear myself, if I weren't afraid of the Short One yanking the rabbit off.
The SO was due for an injection at the pediatrician's office today, so we toddled off to see the nurse and get a shot and a consolatory 'Nilla wafer. The SO has been remarkably good about going to the doctor's office so far. He always has a "Hi, how're you doing" attitude to his doctor (which I think she finds refreshing - she once told me that kids generally figure out by 18 months that they don't like her). However, this time I guess the memory of having blood drawn last month for his check-up was still too fresh in his mind, and he started bawling the minute we entered the exam room. Poor guy. After it was all over, he just sat there with a forlorn look on his face, nibbling on his cookie.
I hope your day is going better, or, if not, that you, too, get a consolatory cookie. See you tomorrow.
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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