You'd think I'd have enough sweets beads already, wouldn't you? Ha! Here's my most recent acquisition - three cute ice cream cones in bright, sherbert-y colors by Jenn Kelly of CaliGirl Art Glass. Yay! Thank you, Jenn - I love them! Even better, they go so well with this month's Challenge theme over at Art Bead Scene - "Summer Vacation". Ice cream, watermelon, fireworks - they all suggest summer fun to me. (Why are two out of three things I think of food-related? Hmmm.) I'm hoping to put something together for the challenge this month. I've been really slacking off lately. Back in the day, I used to always have 4-6 entries for the ABS challenge. It's always a great source of inspiration. To see the current entries for this month (as well as previous month's entries), please visit the ABS Flickr Group.
On other fronts, the Short One took his first tricycle ride yesterday. Well, actually, he just sat in the seat, while I pushed him along (it's one of those trikes with a push-bar at the back that can later be removed when the child is ready to pedal on his or her own), but I feel pretty confident that the SO thrilled to the open road, just the same. The SO hates hats and most particularly chin-straps, so I was a little nervous about how he would take to his bike helmet (H. and I felt that if we didn't make him wear one from the get-go, we'd never be able to get him to wear one). However, I'm happy to report that the "Elmo wears a bike helmet when he rides his bike" argument was stunningly persuasive. Although I have some misgivings about what will happen once he's able to zoom around under his own steam (he's hard enough to keep up with right now without adding any sort of wheels), for the moment, we are enjoying being able to motor around the neighborhood on such a sharp-looking vehicle.
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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