Thanks for your patience. We managed to swing by the Apple Store finally to procure a new power cord. Our computer is not brand new and is no longer under warranty, so we expected to have to shell out $80+ for a new cord. However, when I approached the sales associate to make sure I'd picked up the cord for the right model computer, he checked the information (noting the melted and ruptured area in the cord I handed to him), asked me how old the computer was, opened a factory sealed box, handed me the new cord, stuffed the damaged one in the box and said, "You're all set." Have I mentioned how much I like Apple?
Here's what I've been doing in my Internet-less state. I've been wanting to add more color to my pendants for a while now. However, I've been leery of purchasing any enamel powder. It just seems too easy for that stuff to become inadvertently airborne and, with the Short One around, I don't want to risk any accidents (for the uninitiated, the powder is NOT healthy to inhale). So, I decided to try colored resin, instead (which has its own safety issues, but in my opinion, these are a little easier to control than loose powder). I must say, I'm pretty pleased with the results. I did learn the hard way that working with opaque resin is tricky in that you won't necessarily see the air bubbles in the resin before it cures, but that doesn't mean that there aren't a heap of them floating around in it. Argh. Anyway, I'm a big fan of black and white checks, so I thought that would be an easy way to start - with a little heart thrown in for good measure. I wasn't exactly thinking of the Queen of Hearts in Alice In Wonderland when I made this piece, but of course it does remind me of her now.
I hope everyone has been having a good week. Thanks for stopping by.
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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