Yes, it's that time of the week again (TGIF!). I'm afraid this isn't a great photo (I had trouble getting the whole thing in frame). The Short One's grandmother made this for the SO (you will see that he added his own personal touch in red along the bottom) when she was here earlier this summer. She meant it to be a play mat for his fleet of origami boats. The SO wasn't interested at all in pirates or the high seas when she drew it, but boy is he ever now. He goes around the house snarling "Arrr!" in an appropriately menacing (but inevitably cute) way.
Anyway, all of this has caused me some panic, as I was not intending to make him a pirate's costume for Halloween. This may all change, now, if I can figure out how to manage it within two months, knitting only in the wee hours of the night. Or perhaps I'll just give up and buy one. I don't know. That just seems like cheating, especially when the costumee (is that a word?) in question is not clamoring for a store-bought costume (actually, he's not clamoring for a costume at all, but I'm sure he'll enjoy it once the holiday comes around).
On other fronts, the Husband is taking some vacation days next week, so I'll be on a blogging break. I'll return on Tuesday, September 9th. I hope everyone in the U.S. who reads this has a great Labor Day. In the meantime, here are your intriguing bead and jewelry links to get you through the holiday weekend:
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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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