Hi, I'm just dropping in for a quick administrative message. I had to delete a comment from a nice reader earlier today, who was telling me about a great idea for a treasure hunt for young kids. She included a hot link in her comment to a website with which I was unfamiliar. Unfortunately, I've had a problem with people leaving bad or dubious links in my comments recently, and I've decided to ban hot-linking in the comments for the time being. I am terribly sorry about this. 99% of the comments I receive are wonderful, legitimate messages, including the ones with links, and I love to hear from readers (I sometimes feel that I'm writing into a void - it's ALWAYS nice to receive comments. I used to be a chronic lurker, but now that I know how important they are to bloggers, I'm afraid I tend to blabber on too much on other people's blogs). However, the 1% bothers me, and I would hate for anyone else to have problems with their computer because they clicked on a bad link in my blog.
I hope you will all understand. To Jennifer, who left the comment earlier today, please accept my apologies. I know that if I left a sincere comment on someone else's blog and found that they summarily deleted it, I would feel hurt. I really do appreciate your comment, and I love your clever idea for a children's game. I used to do treasure hunts with my father all of the time when I was a kid, and I loved them.
Thanks so much. I hope everyone is having a great weekend.
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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As indicated in the copyright notice, the contents of this blog are copyright by me. To the extent that instructions to make jewelry, beads, knit items or other instructions are included in this blog, they are free for you to use to make the projects for personal use. They should not be used for commercial purposes, ie, to make items for resale.