I've spent all night (post Short One's bed time) looking for a single bead and pretty much ripping apart all of my boxes of beads and supplies. I had a short strand of Michele Goldstein's beads sitting at the bottom of my working projects box for about 4-5 months. A couple weeks ago, I thought to myself "well, these are going to break if I don't move them". I cleverly tucked them away for safekeeping and, now that I want one single, itty bitty, bead from that strand, I can't remember where I put them. It is driving me INSANE. I've come up with a new design, and the bead would be perfect as part of the focal if only I could find it. Arrrrrrgggh.
In the meantime, I have three contracts on my desk waiting to be signed, four projects to write up that are due next week, my Ornament Thursday project to string and a bunch of stuff for the Etsy store that's been lying around for at least two weeks. All of this is not to even mention a full box of pending projects, including the above one that I started a mere eight months ago (using Sarah Moran's wonderful beads). In light of this, I think I'll go rummage around my stash one more time and gnash my teeth. Don't you think that sounds productive?
Hope you are having a better start to your week. Thanks for stopping by!
Updated: I found it! Except...now I think the bead may be too small for what I want to use it. I give up - I'm going to bed.
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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