I've had a hard time shaking my cold, I'm afraid. I was feeling poorly again yesterday and ended up going to bed right after tucking the Short One in. My brother-in-law and sister-in-law will be paying us a visit in a couple days, and I'm trying to get over this by the time they arrive. It just seems that hacking and sneezing into their faces would not be ideal hostess form.
Not surprisingly, I did not make the cut with my contest entries. Sigh. The Husband pointed out that I am still doing pretty well this year, all things considered. Sometimes H. can be irritatingly reasonable. Grumble, grumble. Anyway, here's the first of my entries - a set of four dragon buttons. I used an amethyst cab for the eye this time. Nothing much else new in this design, though. I have been debating what to do with these (and the other entries). It does seem like a good opportunity to make some new finished pieces, so I probably will be designing with them in the near future.
Meanwhile, the Short One has been learning his colors. It still completely startles me when he points to blue and yellow for green and red and while for pink (which he does consistently at this point). I don't know when I learned how to mix colors, but I'm sure I was much older than the SO is now. I'm convinced this means he has some artistic inclination, but it could just be motherly delusion...
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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