Welcome to Ornament Thursday! (And I say again: How can it be the end of July?? How?) The theme for this month is Red Hot. Even though Independence Day has passed, nothing is more Red Hot to me than a firecracker. To be honest, I've been thinking about making a firecracker necklace since last October. My first attempt didn't pan out, so I tucked it away in a drawer and proceeded to ignore it for nine months (clever strategy, eh?). When I finally dusted the project off at the beginning of this month, I decided not to belabor the point, and made a simple red firecracker tassle with Czech glass and head pins.
Personally, I like the way this turned out much more than the first attempt. (And I finally get to use those black glass banana beads that reminded me of the night sky the first time I saw them.)
I'll be back later today with my one year blog anniversary post. Please come visit, as I will holding a wee giveaway to celebrate blog love. In the meantime, check out what's cooking with the other Ornament Thursday members' red hot projects:
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
A quick note
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A word about copyright
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.