I can't believe it's the weekend already. The Husband and I took a "date night" tonight and left the Short One with his grandmother (said G. always enjoys telling us that the SO didn't even know we were gone on the occasions when she visits and babysits - some day I suspect she will simply tuck him under her arm and take him back home with her without telling us). We went to see the new Indiana Jones movie. The movie was fun and didn't require a lot of strenuous thought, which was basically what we needed. I am not really up on any of the young actors these days (I feel like such an old fogey), but I must say that I tend to enjoy Shia LaBeouf's movies. Before the SO was born, H. and I actually went to see "Holes" by ourselves at the theater. Really a great movie - a cute story involving two boys who form an unlikely friendship in an unlikely place, a family curse and hidden treasure - and one we intend to introduce to the SO when he's old enough. If you have young kids, I recommend it.
I'm determined to get a few things done this weekend, so hopefully I will have new work to show for it next week. In the meantime, here's a little bead blogging linky love:
About.com Jewelry Making Tammy hearts jewelry making! Find a load of heart-themed jewelry projects along with a free e-course designed around the theme of love.
Art Bead Scene Ahoy Mateys! Cap'n Heather Powers sails us to a new ABS Feature - The Trendy Bead! This week's trend is nautical - no swabbin' the deck required!
Barbe Saint John's Blog Tool Love-How many pairs of wire cutters can one girl own, and whats the difference between them?
BeadStyle Magazine BeadStyle Senior Editor Naomi talks where her great finds from the Bead&Button Show will turn up next.
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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