Now that I think about it, I'm sure I've shown you this necklace before. However, since I was talking about Michele Goldstein and Stephanie Sersich last week, I thought I'd go ahead and post this again. All beads except plain spacers in this necklace were made by Michele. The spacers are my beginner lampworking beads. I made this last year. I didn't really know what I was doing (erm, not that I do now, of course), so my execution of the piece is pretty flawed. I still like the design, though. One of these days I'll go back and re-do the whole thing. In the meantime, please admire Meesh's beautiful beads.
Did everyone have a nice 4th? The Short One managed to come down with his first cold from his class, and he passed it right along to his Dad and me, so we ended up spending a good part of the weekend feeling sniffly. Still, we managed to get a little sand table set up for the SO in the backyard, and he enjoyed that to the fullest (some might say too much, given how much sand ended up all over the house, but the SO is still quite enthusiastic about the whole experience). The SO's Grandma and Grandpa arrived for a visit this evening and will be staying with us for the next few days, so I predict that my posts may be a little sporadic this week. However, I did manage to run a kiln-load of silver this past weekend. If I can take the photos in the next few days, I'll have new stuff to show off shortly.
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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