Ugh, I'm sorry I went missing for a couple days. The Short One came down with a bad case of stomach 'flu, and we are expecting house guests today - the combination of the two has made life a little hectic chez nous. The SO has still not recovered his appetite, but he's much more cheerful and active now, so I feel that we are over the worst of it. Actually, the SO and I spent the morning perfecting our "butterfly and grasshopper" interpretive dance, which involves one of us wearing elegant-looking wings (ie, a baby blanket) and the other one hopping like a grasshopper - very sublime and careful choreography is involved, let me tell you.
Here's a photo of what I did with some of the beads I bought in New York over my birthday. It's a pretty simple piece, but I like the way the colors came out, and I don't think the pendant really requires a lot of adornment, anyway. (You'll note that I used another one of my simple PMC rings for the clasp, here, again.) We'll probably head to NYC once more before the year is out, and I already have a laundry list of beads I would like to pick up! Now if only I could find the time to actually list a few items on Etsy - I've had stuff ready to photograph for a week, but life keeps getting in the way. Funny how that works...
Oh, I just realized - my one year "blogiversary" is coming up at the end of the month. It's hard to believe that the blog is almost a year old! I'll have to come up with an appropriate celebration to mark the occasion...
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 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.