I love this time of year. My favorite seasons are what I think of as the transitional ones - spring and fall. I love how crisp the air feels and the brilliant colors as the leaves turn colors. I love seeing kids in costume and greasepaint and the whole atmosphere of Halloween (and, er, scarfing leftover candy from trick-or-treats, which is almost the only time we keep the stuff in the house, since I have no self-control). So, anyway, since I was thinking these types of thoughts, I made this cobweb button. The fact that we have altogether too many real life examples around the house has noooo bearing on this whatsoever. Or on my housekeeping skills. Uh-uh. Anyway, I think this would look great with faceted onyx. Maybe I'll make a couple pendants, too, for earrings.
On other fronts, I've been in agony for the past month, while we try to decide what window replacement company to go with for our big house repair for the year. We live in what can be quaintly termed a vintage home (circa 1920s), and while some things were updated by the previous owners (who spent 30+ years here), many other things were not. We've had drafts in the house every winter, and we've finally decided to do something about it. However, it's a big project (there are a LOT of windows in this house), and I've just been going into conniptions, reading all of the horror stories about what can go wrong. We were finally forced to make a commitment due to the lateness in the year, and, even though I signed off on the contract earlier today, I'm still fretting about it. Does anyone have a good window replacement story to share with me? I could use one right about now.
Oh, and the reason I signed off on the contract alone today is that H. is currently right outside of Milan, attending a conference. That's right: Milan, as in Italy. He called yesterday and told me how beautiful the village where he is staying is and that the weather has been a fabulous mid-70s and sunny since arrival. The so-and-so.
Hope everyone had a great Monday. See you tomorrow.
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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