Greetings. I am the featured artist for the Ornament Thursday group this month. This is not my piece for the month, but it does have some relation to it. Interested? If so, visit the Ornament Thursday blog to see my teaser photo for the project.
Anyway, I created this necklace last year for one of the Art Bead Scene challenges - it was very satisfying to make. I still really enjoy making the skully pendants (although I hate polishing them, argh - they are not easy to polish) and, of course, at least one other piece of mine has used the same fine silver triangle beads.
On other fronts, I was watching the Short One the other day and noticed an interesting phenomenon. While he was reciting the alphabet, he was making odd hand gestures. I looked closer and realized that he was signing the alphabet as he was saying the letters. Now, although we taught the Short One a few signs for individual words when he was younger (his favorites were ketchup and ice cream, go figure), we never ever actually taught him the alphabet. I'm completely stumped. One of the classic Sesame Street shows we let him watch (despite dire warnings from the Children's Television Workshop that the old shows may "not be suitable for today's pre-schoolers") does go through all of the signs in a cartoon format, but surely it's pretty difficult to figure out how to make the signs with your own hands after seeing them on a television screen for a few seconds? Scary.
I think there's some chocolate ice cream in the freezer calling my name. I hope you'll excuse me. Have a good night.
ps Amy Locurto is having a virtual Halloween Blog Party this year, and I'm participating with this necklace! Please go here to join the party!
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.