Our family had another rite of passage today - the first visit to Chuck E. Cheese's. Truthfully, H. and I had been sort of dreading this, but yesterday we ended up getting hit with a foot of snow and had to cancel all of our fun plans, including a trip to the children's museum. Despite this, the Short One was very good pretty much all day, so we thought we ought to do something nice for him today. In fact, the SO had so much fun at the resturant that we stayed for two hours, and H. and I found the whole experience much more salubrious than we expected (H. had been telling me ominously that statistically more public brawls occur in Chuck E. Cheese's than in any other restaurant - I'm not exactly sure where he dug up this "statistic", but I found it kind of amusing, nonetheless. We did manage to avoid any altercation when we were there, I'm pleased to report).
Oh, and I finished up a ring early this morning (read: 3am) that has been on my to-do list for a mere year and a half. I'm so efficient and timely in my work. I'll have a photo of that one to show off tomorrow. In the meantime, here are your bead and jewelry links for the week:
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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